NOTES AND QUE RIES.
ently for about three years (Pascoe, ' No. 10
Downing Street,' p.* 119). In 1735 Sir
Robert Walpole removed here from
St. James's Square, and a contemporary
MS. note before me records :—
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(12 S. iii. 230.)
3. A portrait of Edward Robinson will
be found in Duyckinck's ' Cyclopaedia of
American Literature,' vol. i. p. 879.
6. Portraits of Roger Williams will be found
uiThe Art Journal iov 1870, vol. xxx. p. 171 ;
Mitchell's ' American Lands and Letters,'
1897, vol. i. p. 19; Spofford's 'Library of
Historical Characters,' 1896, vol. ii. p. 346.
[12 s. m. MAV, 1917.
" The North and West part of the House which
Lord Orford lived in in the Park, consisting of
three large Rooms and three lesser, was possessed
by Count Bothmar.
" As was also a side building to the East in
which were the Count's offices, and are now two
rooms on a floor with a Staircase. The Count
also rented of Mr. Downing a little house on the
JOB HEATH'S POSSET CUP (12 S. iii. 9).— south part, together with some Coachhouses and
I find I must qualify what I said above Stables."
relating to the sisters of Job Heath. My
authority for stating that I was in possession
of the names of his sisters rested on the R E F E R E N C E W A N T E D (12 S. iii. 210).—
record of their baptism (after the order of the The Spanish text of the sonnet by Lope de
Anabaptist Churches), as contained in the Vega contained in Edward Churton's
ancient church book of the " Particular " ' Gongora,' vol. ii. p. 139, will be found in
Baptist church at Alcester, under date vol. iv. p. 454 of Vega's ' Coleccion de las
Feb. 13, 1711/12, coupled with an extract obras sueltas, assi en prosa, como en verso,'
-from the history of the Job Heaths by the Madrid, 1776-9, 21 vols., 4to., and might
late Rev. Charles Stanford, D.D., a distin- be consulted at the British Mu; seum, the
guished divine of the Baptist body. This London Library, or the John Rylands
little work was published in 1877, and is Library, Manchester. The sonnet is as
•entitled ' Home and Church.' A copy is in follows :—
the British Museum. He says :—
MCLTCM LEGENDCM, SED N'ON MULTA.
"The first fact about the family, in a clear series
Teaching to our own time, is found in the old
minute-book of the Baptist Church at Alcester:
' Job Heath with four of his sisters were baptized,
•on a profession of faith, Feb. 13, 1711.' "
On making application fourteen years ago
to the then minister of this church for a
•copy of the record, I received this reply :—
(Plin. Jun. Lib. vi.)
Libros, quien os conoce y os entiende,
-; como puede llamarse desdichado ?
si bien la proteccion que le ha faltado,
el templo de la fama le defiende :
Aquirtulibertad el alma extiende,
y el ingenio se alienta dilatado,
que del profano viilgo retirado
en solo amor de la virtud se enciende.
Anie, pretends, viva el que prefiere
el gusto, el oro, el ocio al bien que sigo,
pues todo muere, si el sujeto muere.
0 estudio, liberal, discreto, amigo,
que solo hablas lo que un hornbre quiere :
por ti he vivido, morire contigo.
DEAR SIR, — I have searched our old church
book since receiving your letter.
The entry on
Feb. 13, 1711, stands in the following form. Job
Heath ; Sarah Bliss, wife of J. Bliss of Henley;
Rebecca Bird of
; Anne Savage, wife of John
Savage; Sarah Dallaway of Henley: Mary Cox,
daughter of John Cox, were baptized Feb. 13.
E. E. BARKER.
You will probably know better than 1 whether
any of these were Job Heath's sisters, except in a
OLD INNS (l'J S. iii. 160, 257).—I am much
spiritual sense. 1 can find no other information.
indebted to the several correspondents who have
J. R. ANDREWS.
been good enoxigh to reply re old inns, and hope
Since writing my article fresh evidence has to avail myself of MR. GRUNDY-NEWJIAN'S kind
when I am in the neighbourhood of
somewhat weakened my first opinion as to invitation
the sense in which " sisters " should be Walsall.
1 went to the Bull's Head, Market Place,
taken, and here for the present I must leave Manchester,
and found they no longer provide
it. This much is certain : all these families for residents, though a friend of mine tells me
were very closely connected, and inter- he put up there about five years ago. Opposite
the Bull is the Shambles, of obvious antiquity,
marriages were numerous.
and near by is the Poets' Corner, also old.
I stayed recently at the Swan, Stafford, which
a fine old building with an old oak staircase
No. 10 DOWNING STREET (12 S. iii. 274).— is
AiFRED S. E. ACKERMANN.
We may infer that during its occupation by
Count Bothmar a flag other than the Union
Jack was on occasions flown at this house.
He succeeded Fabrici as Hanoverian Minister,
and had possession until his death—appar-
HAXS-TOWN OR CADOGAN-LAND (12 S. iii. 70,
155. 2311).—I am obliged to B. C. S. for his
courteous criticism of my reply to his original
querv, but I hope to be able to convince him that
the date, viz., 1S86, giveivas that of the demoli-