of a " London magistrate," and to have "died in 1738, at 93 or 95, immensely rich." I should be glad of any clue to Pope's allusion. J, W. C. Feb. 12. 1850. " Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow ; The rest is all but leather and prunello." Essay on Man, Epistle IV. 203. Will your correspondent " P. C. S. S," (No. 13.), evidently a critical reader of Pope, and probably rich in the possession of various editions of his works, kindly inform me whether any com- mentator on the poet has traced the well-known lines that I have quoted to the " Corcillum est, quod homines facit, csetera quisquilia omnia" of Petronius Arbiter, cap. 75. ? Pope had certainly both read and admired the Satyricon, for he says : " Fancy and art in gay Petronius please, The scholar's learning with the courtier's ease.' 1 ' Essay on Criticism, sect. 3. I find no note on the lines either in the edition of Warton, 9 vols. 8vo., London, 1797, or in Gary's royal 8vo., London, 1839; but the similarity strikes me as curious, and deserving further ex- amination. C. FORBES. Temple. BELV01R CASTLE. In Nicholas History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, vol. ii., part i., containing the Fram- land Hundred, p. 45. of the folio ed. 1795, occurs the following quotation, in reference to the re- building of Belvoir Castle by Henry, second Earl of Rutland, in ,1555 : ' That part of the more ancient building, which was Jeft by both unaltered, is included in the following concise description by an ingenious writer, who visited it in 1722: ' ^Edes in culmine montis sitae ; scilicet, alircia KoXdavrjv 'Ev ireSlip airdvevde, TreptSpofios ci/da Kal fv6a- aditu difficilis circa montem ; cujus latera omnia horti 50 acrarum circumeunt, nisi versus Aquilonem, quo ascenditur ad ostium aedium, ubi etiam antiqua janua arcuato lapide. Versus Occidentern 8 fenestrae, et 3 in sacello ; ,et ulterior pars vetusta. Versus Aquilonem 10 fenestrae. Facies Australis et Turris dg Staunton, in qua arcjhiva familiae reponuntur, extructa ante annos circa 400. Pars restat kernellata," &c. &c. &c. The description goes on for a few more lines ; but it matters not to continue them. I should be much obliged by any of your readers giving an account of who this " ingenious writer " was, and on what authority he founded the foregoing ob- servations, as it is a subject of much interest to me and others at the present time. ALYTHES. Jan. 28. 1850. MINOR QUERIES. MSS. formerly belonging to Dr. Hugh Todd. I shall feel most grateful to any of your correspond- ents who can afford me any information, however imperfect, respecting the MSS. of Dr. Hugh Todd, Vicar of Penrith, and Prebendary -of Carlisle, in the beginning of the last century. In the Cat. MSS. Anglice, &c., 1697, is a catalogue 'of nine- teen MSS. then in his possession, five of which are especially the subject of the present inquiry. One is a Chartulary of the Abbey of Fountains, in 4to. ; another is an Act Book of the Consistory Court of York, in the fifteenth century, in folio ; the third is the Chapter Book of the Collegiate Church of Ripon, from 1452 to 1506 ; the fourth contains Extracts and Manuscripts from Records relating to the Church of Ripon ; and the last is apparently a Book of the Acts of the Benefactors to that foundation. In a letter to Humphrey Lawley, dated in 1713, Dr. Todd says he was en- gaged in a work relating to the province of York, and the greater part of the MSS. in the catalogue above mentioned appear to have been collected as the materials. JOHN RICHARD WAX.BRAN. Falcroft, Ripon, Jan. 31. 1850. French Leave. In No. 5. I perceive several answers to the query respecting Flemish Account, which I presume to be the same as Dutch Account. Can you inform me how the very common ex- pression French leave originated ? W. G. B. Portugal. Can any of your geographical read- ers inform me if a Gazetteer of Portugal has been published within these twenty years ? If there has been one, in what language, and where pub- lished ? Information of the title of any good modern works on Portugal, giving an account of the minor places, would be acceptable. NORTHMAN. Tureen. How or whence is the term "tureen" derived ? and when was it introduced ? " At the top there was tripe in a swinging tureen." Goldsmith's Haunch of Venison. G. W. Military Execution. I am very anxious to be referred to the authority for the following anec- dote, and remark made on it : " Some officer, or state prisoner, on being led out to be shot, refused either to listen to a confessor, or to cover his eyes with a haaidkerchief." The remark was, that "he had refused a bandage for either mind or body." It smacks somewhat of Voltaire. MELANION. Change of Name. If, as it appears by a re- cent decision, based, perhaps, on a former one by Lord Tenterden, that a man may alter his name
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