JAKOARY 31, 1925.
I may say that in the ancient Cornish
language hay signifies not a hedge, but an
enclosed yard or precinct, as exemplified by
eqloshay, a churchyard, and mowhay, a '
Barth, together with its variants '
and corruptions, is a prefix denoting " by •
the side of," thus Porthmeor, which is so
frequently misderived as " the great port," :
is merely a place " b y the sea side."
would thus be interesting to know whether
the " barthay " field noted by your querist
is close to an enclosed yard.
Calendar of State Papers.
16361639. (H.M. Stationery Office. £2 net).
fTVHIS is by no means the least interesting of
J- the Venetian State Papers.
tihemselves will suggest the topics upon which
Correr, Zonca, and Giustinian had to report
from England, and Fielding to convey the
mind of his Government to the Doge and
Senate. The affairs of the Prince Palatine,
GILBERT JOHN ANDERSON.
and the half-hearted, ineffective intervention
England for his assistance, form a large
CIB, ROBERT CLAYTON'S HOUSE IX of
part of them, together with growing exasper•° OLD J E W R Y (cxlviii. 46).—The Grace , ation between England and the Dutch over
Collection at the British Museum (Portfolio the question of the fisheries; intricate and inxxi. 49-55) contains seven views of this house, sincere diplomacy with France and Spain;
and then, the determining factor behind the
tentative and unsatisfactory foreign policy,
If M. C. B. will consult the courteous Charles's increasing difficulties with Scotland
and with the Puritans in England. Mr. Allen
librarian of the Guildhall Library, he will B.
Hinds has acquitted himself well in the
be shown two views of this house, one taken task of furnishing an outline of the chief
from Harris's ' Reign of James 2nd,' the situations during these years._ The embarrass•other from The
Gentleman's Magazine ments of Charles were well gauged by his
.(Suppt. of Vol. 81, P a r t 2).
neighbours a; nd their agents, who showed
shrewdness also in forecast of increasing diffiW. R. DAVIES.
While there is nothing fresh
"REGISTERS AND POLL-BOOKS (cxlvii. added
to our knowledge of Charles's char" 446; cxlviii. 13, 51).—I do not know acter, these documents contain illustration
in what year Poll-Books were first printed, ! of it. There is an example of his physibut I have extracts from printed Poll-Books ' cal courage in a dangerous accident when out
of Northamptonshire, 1702, 1705, and 1730. hunting; we find him successfully countering
There are also, at the Guildhall Library, the wily Venetian in conversation; his dealing
London, printed Poll-Books from 1700 with vexatious matters in his own family is
in Tiis treatment of the queen mother.
These contain names of voters shown
arrival in England of Mme de Chevreuse
belonging to City Companies.
The earliest The
brings up questions of etiquette, and botih on
is entitled ' List of the Liveries of the fifty- this account and on others we get glimpses of
six Companies in The City of London,' ' the life and ways of the English Court. The
most singular matter touched upon is perhaps
the sojourn in England of a Persian merchant,
who arrived in June, 1636. Correr meant to
ALFRED MILLS: ARTIST (cxlviii. 46). i help him, but found it difficult, there being
•**• — This draughtsman was a skilful ! no interpreter. However, he found him lodgdesigner of illustrations to small books for | ings to (his taste in the city, and obtained
juvenile instruction for about forty years. I patents for landing all his goods without payHis dates are 1776-1833.
He died at Wal- ing duty. But Correr reports nothing avails
change the English disinclination to gratify
worth, aged fifty-seven, and left a wife and I to
strangers.. The Persian was received at Court
by the King graciously enough, but by the
; courtiers with some discourtesy, for they
A TJTHORS WANTED (cxlviii, 47).—1. The ' crowded round him to see his remarkable
A American poet is Colonel John Hay, and dress. Then there arose a dispute between Ihim
the couplet cited is No. XI of his ' Distiches.' | and one Richard Gatwood, who made a claim
They can be found in ' Pike Ocanty Ba'^ads j upon him for transport of his household and
and other Poems/ edited by Henry >or!ey, i goods.
Correr interfered, first by remonEoutledge, 1897, and will repay perusal.
j strance with Gatwood, who was insolent, then
V. K. j by carrying the matter to Secretary Winde2. These are the last stanzas of a poem bank. The Secretary seems to lhave done what
entitled ' Waiting,' by John Burroughs, which • he could, but the case before the Lord
-will be found in ' A Treasury of Consolation— i Mayor went against the Persian, though GatPoems selected by Arthur Broadbent/ Man- ! wood's full claim was not allowed.. Correr
argues that payment should have been enE. M. G.
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