NOTES AND QUERIES.
. VI. DEO. 15,'88.
• 'BOOK OP JASBER.'
Translated into English Where was it ?
from the Hebrew by Flaccus Albinos Alcuinus.
4to. Bristol, printed for the Editor by Philip
Bose, 1829.—Who wa8 the editor or author?
When and where did Dr. Donaldson publish his
Jashar; and what is the full title of that work 1
C. A. WARD.
COLUNGWOOD AND TBE LADIES.—Can any of
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judges are now sitting upon it at the Bolls." Can near Salisbury who, "in derision of religion,"
any of your readers direct me where to find any ordered that his horse should be slaughtered and
account of this application 1 I am not aware that buried with him. Is this a fable? If true, it
it is reported in any of the contemporary law re- looks like the last survival of a very old custom.
ports or in the State Trials, and Lamb's latest
editor, the Rev. Alfred Ainger, is silent on the MONKEY ISLAND.—In 1770 there was a plan
H. H. S. G. afloat for a canal from Monkey Island to Isleworth.
the readers of' N. & Q.' explain the following passage (italicized), taken from a letter which was
written shortly after the battle of the Nile by Sir
Alex. Ball, Governor of Malta, to Sir James Sau"WILLIAM PABRY.—Dr. Motley, in his work marez of the Orion, then on leave at Bath: " When
'The United Netherlands' (voL L p. 2, ed. 1876), you get your second medal, beware of the ladies, if
they hear such a story of you as of our friend Colspeaking of William Parry, says :—
lingwood'' ? I quote from Sir John Ross's 'Life .
"Fortunately that member of Parliament bad made of
Admiral Lord Saumarez/ vol. i. p. 275 (near the
the discovery in time—not for himself, bat for Elizabeth
—that' The Lord was better pleased with adverbs than foot of the page). I am not ignorant of h'ow Colnoons.'"
lingwood refused his second medal—that for the
battle of St. Vince; nt—because none had been
What did he mean ?
granted him in the distribution after the action of
ENGLISH POETS. — A leading- article in the the "glorions 1st of June"; nor how Earl St.
Standard newspaper of November 8, states that Vincent backed him np for so doing, while Earl
" t h e English race" has produced " a greater Spencer, the First Lord of the Admiralty, connumber of poets, and great and exquisite poets, ceded (by at once granting him Lord Howe's
than any. other land." The confusion between medal) that Collingwood had not been fairly dealt
"race" and "land" makes the statement some- by. Where, however, do the ladies come in ; and
what indefinite. I should feel obliged by evidence, what story did they hear about Collingwood ?
or by references to admitted authorities, in either
EDWARD JAMES FRASER.
proof or disproof of so striking a thesis.
EPPINGEN, a town of the Schwartzwald.—Is
JOHM W. BONE.
the etymology known to our German cousins 1
R, S. V. P.
COL. HUGH FRASKR.—I am anxious to discover
any descendants of Lieut.-Col. Hugh Fraser; who
SALOOP.—In' The Praises of Chimney-Sweepers'
died in Ireland in command of the 72nd High- Lamb writes of " saloop," and describes it as " a
landers on May
y 5,1801. He
, entered the army
y in composition, the groundwork of which I have underh 1st Battalian
B l i 71st
177S as a li
lieutenant iin the
to be the sweet woo
y p sassafras."
Regiment. He served with much distinction stood
only Salopian house" for the vending of
d i th
the war in Mysore, and some high ground "The
is that of Mr. Head, " on the south side of
near Seringapatam, the scene of bis gallantry, was saloop
Street as thou approachest Bridge Street." I
named Fraser's Hill. At bis death he bequeathed Fleet
be glad to have some information about
5002. to the officers' mess of the 72nd. I am par- should
Has the word any connexion with Shropticularly desirous of obtaining a portrait of this shire ? la
the beverage in use now ; and is there
officer, if one exists. G. EGERTON, Lieut.
a Salopian house in existence ? Is there reason
for believing with Lamb that sassafras is the
A MAYOR'S TITLE.—In the programme of the groundwork of the composition ? Beferences to
Royal Archaeological Institute's congress, held at other writers who mention the word would be
ISAAC BAYLEY BAXFOUB.
Leamington this year, I notice that while the other acceptable.
mayors are styled " the worshipful," the Mayor of
THE DOMINICAN ROLE. — Can any of your
Coventry i3 styled "the right worshipful." Is
this accidental or intentional; and if so, how comes readers tell me where I can find a copy of the
Dominican rule ?
the Mayor of Coventry to be so distinguished ?
E. WALFORD, M.A.
7, Hyde Park Mansions, N.W..
POETICAL REFERENCES TO LINCOLN. — Will
some of your many readers do me the favonr of
BURIAL OK A HORSE WITH ITS OWNER.—In mentioning any poetical references to Lincoln?
Southey's 'Letters of Espriella,' second edition, A lady friend of mine is proposing to publish a
1808, vol. i. p. 52, the case is mentioned of a man series of views of the city, cathedral, castle, &c,