NOTES AND QUERIES.
JOHN T. PAGE.
F AIRFIELD AND RATHBONE, ARTISTS (12 S.
ii. 27).—Information relating to Charles
Fairfield will be found in Redgrave's ' Dictionary of Artists ' ; Oentleman's Magazine,
vol. lxxv., 1805, p. 880 ; Nagler's ' KiinstlerLexikon ' ; Bryan's ' Dictionary of Painters
and Engravers' ; and ' Dictionary of National Biography' ; whilst particulars of
•John Rathbone will be found in Redgrave ;
Bryan; Graves's ' Dictionary of Royal
Academy Exhibitors' ; Mayer's ' Early Art
in Liverpool' ; and ' D.N.B.'
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A>*D THE WORD- feeling the indignity placed upon itself and
S. i. 503).— I have its fellows, went for old Tom, knocked him
heard this word constantly used all my life, down, and broke his leg. Fortunately, this
t o t h in Northamptonshire and Warwick- was Tom's "off" leg—tile one constructed
shire, as meaning a large quantity. Both of timber. Needless to relate, Tom had
Baker and Sternberg give it place in their many a chaffing about this episode, and
Northamptonshire Glossaries. John Clare never more had any dealings with goats.
•often uses it,and I believe it was also known
W. G. ATKINSON.
to Robert Bloomfield. So recently as 1904 21 Princes Street, Ulverston.
Mr* Israel Zangwill criticized Kingsley's
•* Water Babies ' as requiring " a mort of FARMERS' CANDLEMAS RIME (12 S, ii. 29).
—Although I cannot complete the rime at
(See also 7 S. vi. 128. 153, 176 ; viii. 95.) this reference, I am familiar with
BOOKS : " I I O B T " (12
Candlemas Day ! Candlemas Day !
Half our fire and half our hay ;
On Candlemas Day
You must have half your straw and half your hay ;
both meaning t h a t on Feb. 2 we are only
midway through winter, and therefore ought
to have half our fuel and fodder for cattle
in stock. There is an old Latin proverb
(referred to in Sir T. Brow; ne's ' Vulgar
Errors') that if the sun shines on the Feast
of the Purification there will bo more ice after
the festival than before it. The subject is
fully dealt with on pp. 18-21 of ' Weather
Lore,' b y Richard Inwards (third edition,
A. C. C.
VILLAGE POUNDS (12 S. i. 29, 79, 117, 193,
W R I G H T FAMILY ARMS (12 S. i. 327, 415).—
•275, 416, 474; ii. 14).—There are at least
" Wright (London, Cos. Northampton and Surrey,
three still standing in our neighbourhood: 1634).
on a pale gules a cross pome'e fitehee
•one at Cark, opposite to Cark Hall; another at anjenf; Or,
a chief azure three bezants. Crest, a
Goosegreen, Dalton; and still another by the falcon's on
head erased proper." — From Burke's
side of the mill-dam, Ulverston. All three ' General Armory,' 1884.
•are circular in shape, constructed of stone,
E. C. FINLAY.
and are situated near a stream. Will some 1729 Pine Street, San Francisco.
of your readers kindly inform me if the law
PATRICK MADAN (12 S. i. 265, 393).—I
required that pounds were to be situated
think I overlooked this note respecting
near running water ?
Amongst the animals that were interned Madar>
Old Bailey, December, 1781 : Patrick
in these pounds surely none were more Madan
Richard Hill are respited on
-troublesome than goats. An old inhabitant conditionand
of transportation to Africa. They
of Ulverston informs me that once old are p u t ashore
sick and further respited.
Charles MeArthur, the pindar, had im- Patrick Madan as
later transported for life.
prisoned three goats, the property of Mr.
E R I C R. WATSON.
Worthington of the Sun Hotel. The pindar
had scarcely left the pound, when the goats
DORTON-BY-BRILL (12 S. i. 128, 220).—
scaled the wall and followed him down the M R . ALECK ABRAHAMS may like to know of
street, to the amusement of the old inhabi- the following book of 54 pp., a copy of which
tants. But something worse befell old Tom I have :—
Turner, the pindar of Dalton. Tom's out" The | History | of the | Dorton Chalybeate, )
standing characteristics were a fondness for near
Brill, Bucks ; | with a | concise treatise I
fun and rum, and a wooden leg. On one on its | chemical properties and medicinal uses. )
Knight, Surgeon. | ' Infirmo capiti Suit
occasion he had incarcerated five goats that
had strayed from Askam-in-Furness. When utilis. utilis alvo.' Hor. Epist. lib. I. xvi. 14. I
| printed by J. Ham, | for Whittaker &
the owner heard of their fate, he hurried to Brill:
Co., Ave JIaria Lane, London ; | and W. Graham,
Dalton, and paid the fine. Old Tom, in the High
Street, Oxford. | 1833."
majesty of his office, wPnt down and liberated
CHAS. H A I X CROUCH.
the goats, when one of the flock, no doubt
204 Hermon Hill, South Woodford.