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ii s. ix. MAR. 21, ion.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


visiting, or has friends in Geneva, inquire whether the pane of glass inscribed, " Tu oublieras aussi Henriette," has been pre- served ?

May I here draw attention to a misprint in. * Casanova et son temps,' by ]douard Maynial, 1910 ? The date given, p. 69, for Casanova's second arrival at les Balances is " 20 Aug., 1730." This should be 20 Aug., 1 760. The error is reproduced in Miss Ethel Colburn Mayne's translation, 1911, p. 59. This part of M. Maynial's book was published in Mercure de France of 1 Dec., 1907, where the right date, as it appears in Casa- nova's ' Memoires,' viz., 20 Aug., 1760, is given.

It may be worth noting that the transla- tion omits in Appendix II. about five pages of M. Maynial's book, p. 271 et seq., viz., an extract (translated into French) from an article, ' Casanova a Dux,' by Arthur Symons, the reference being Mercure de France, octobre, 1903.

According to " Lettres de Femmes a Jacques Casanova, Recueillies et annotees par Aldo Rava, Traduites de 1'italien par fidouard Maynial," riot dated [1912], p. 279, this article appeared first in The North American Review of Sept., 1902. I suppose that copyright forbade the reproduction of ven the extract. It is a pity, as the omis- sion makes the translation incomplete, and the extract omitted is very interesting.


NOTES ON WORDS FOR THE ' JST.E.D.' (See ante, p. 105.)

Besnowball. 1611. " Hang squibs at his tayle, ting him through the town Avith basons, besnow- ball him with rotten egges." G. Chapman, ' May- day,' p. 39.

Bid base, to. Apparently to defy. 1593. " So shall I bid John Ballioll bace from thee " [i.e., from the King of England, whom Baliol has already defied]. G. Peele, ' Edw. 1.,' sig. I.

Blue kitten. 1611. "Was there ever such a blew titling ? " (a girl.) G. Chapman, ' May- day,' p. 47.

Caput Algol. " He may be a king, But that I see a Capv.t Algol here. That hinders it, I feare." Id., ' Byrons Conspiracie,' F 3.

Chance, adj. 1593. " For why the chancest and the choisest Queene, That euer did delight my roiall eies." G. Peele, ' Edw. I.,' L 3.

Ciceronian. 1611. " A Gentleman of Padua, a man of rare parts, an excellent scholar, a fine Ciceronian." G. Chapman, ' May-day,' p. 36.

Coach, v. 1593. " Some thinkes he praies Lluellen were in heauen, And thereby hopes to coache his loue on earth." G. Peele, ' Edw. I.,' 13 2.

Diamond cut diamond. 1604. " None cuts a diamon, but a diamond." Webster and Marston,

  • The Malecontent,' sig. G.

Dislocate. 1605. "The incision is not deepej nor the Orifice exorbitant, the Pericranion is not dislocated." G. Chapman, ' All Fooles,' sig G.

Encly, v. 1608. " A wise distrust, In both sorts of the all-enclying starres." Id., ' Byrons Consp.,' G 3.

Enforce. To inform ? 1611. " 'Tis honestly said, which when thou hast performed, enforce vs." Id., ' May-day,' p. 26.

Flig, adj. 1593. " That if his wings grow fllig, they may be dipt." G. Peele, ' Edw. I.,' sig. K. '

Hitchcock. 1627. " Among whom this Hich- cock missed his Rapier." ' lests of G. Peele,' p. 23.

Holy-n-ater-frog, to play. 1611. "And so [the secret, passing round, will] play holy waterfrog with twentie." G. Chapman, ' May-day,' p. 38.

House-surgeon. One would have sworn this to be modern ; the ' N.E.D.' has it 1825. But it occurs in 1605. " How far of dwels the house- surgeon." Marston, ' The Dutch Courtezan,' C 3.

Lappet. (The ' N.E.D.' has Swift, 1726.) 1627. " He brought [the flowers, &c.] in the lapid of his Cloake." ' lests of G. Peele,' p. 10.

Maudlin cup. 1627. " He caused the sicke Gentleman to drinke off a maudlin Cup full." Id., p. 10.

Pass the pikes. 1611. " Y 'aue past the pikse yfaith." G. Chapman, ' May-day,' p. 45.

Paios, for hands. 1593. " Seaze on me bloudie butchers with your pawes." G. Peele, ' Edw. I.,' D 3.

Pear mailer, a. A trifling matter ? 1611. " Thats not a peare matter, man, ther 's no pre- scription for Gentility, but good clothes and impudence." G. Chapman, ' May-day,' p. 15.

Pewter-buttoned. 1611. " One of these same peuter button'd Shoulder-clappers." Id., p. 57.

Posteriors. 1605. " And there sate he on his posteriors, Like a Baboone." G. Chapman, ' All Fooles,' sig. E.

Ribandedeare. 1599. " Ribandedeares, Gra- nado netherstocks, Fidlers, Scriueners, pedlars." W T . Kinsayder, ' Scovrge of Villanie,' B 1.

Ridiculous. As noun, meaning insult and ridicule. 1605. " He giue the Knaue a wound shall neuer bleed ; So sir I thinke this knock rings lowd acquittance, For my ridiculouse." G. Chapman, ' All Fooles,' sig. G.

Sinnoiv (?). 1627. "Comes this she-sinnow, early in the morning, with her hairedisheualled," &c. ' lests of G. Peele,' p. 18.

Ting, v. 1611. See Besnowball, supra.


36, Upper Bedford Place, W.C.

" CHICK." Prof. Skeat in his book on the ' Place-Names of Beds ' says that the first syllable of Chicksand has nothing to do with fowls, but can suggest no origin for it. Elsewhere we find Chicknal, Chig- well, Chegworth, Checkley, Chicheley, Chex- field, while Chailey and Cheam have each lost a central g.

We get a hint that it may have described some kind of woodland from Redchicche, an alias of Neroche Forest in Somerset, and from the mention, in an inquest of the time