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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. ix. MA*, 21,


Martyr King is the direct ancestor of the Stuart heiress of to -day, the present Queen Consort of Bavaria.

Of these societies the Order of the White Rose was the first. Formed in 1886, it had a considerable share in organizing the very successful Stuart Exhibition held in the New Gallery the following year, under the presi- dency of the late Earl of Ashburnham (in whom the cause lost one of its best sup- porters). This body afterwards split off into the Legitimist Jacobite League, the active political society, which has to-day numerous branches extending as far as Canada and New Zealand ; and the Order of St. Germain, in which were many repre- sentatives of the older British aristocracy. This is now happily united with the Royalist Club, founded by myself in 1901, of which the Earl of Lindsay is President, and Mr. Clifford Miller (founder of the Order of St. Germain) one of the Vice-Presidents.

The Legitimist Jacobite League is also united to, but not amalgamated with, the Royalist Club. It has the same officers and Council, but keeps to its own separate field of work. Full information about these societies and all connected with the Legiti- mist movement is given in ' The Legitimist Kalendar for 1910,' published from this address.

I may mention that the Royalist Club recently had the privilege to present a valuable oil painting of King Charles the Martyr, discovered and purchased by H.H. Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, to St. Charles's Church, Falmouth, which until then had possessed no memorial of its patron.

This Club meets monthly for the reading of papers on historic subjects, &c., and is arranging for a large public service at St. Mary's Church, Charing Cross Road, in honour of the Royal Martyr, on his anni- versary (30 Jan.) next year.

E. JOSEPHINE LESLIE-MOIB,

Hon. Sec. Royalist Club and Legitimist

Jacobite League.

32, Elgin Crescent, Bays water, W.

BREAST TACKLE: PUSH-PLOUGH (11 S. ix. 109, 194). The interesting note of A. C. C. on the push -plough at the second reference ought not to be lost as such, as it will be if indexed only under " breast - tackle," which seems to be another kind of implement. There are two push -ploughs in the Warrington Museum, from South Lancashire and North Cheshire respectively. In this district they seem to have been


used in marshy ground and corners of fields, where the ordinary plough could not work. The use of them in Merionethshire was formerly common, and is now specially prohibited in the leases on some estates.

CHABLES MADELEY. Warrington.

THE MEMOIRS OF CAMERON OF FASSI- FERN (US. ix. 186). A very full account of this officer is given in ' Soldiers of Fortune,' by James Grant, published in 1858. In the Preface the writer says that it was origin- ally published in The Dublin University Magazine for 1854, adding :

" It was carefully compiled from a mass of

Srivate papers and letters submitted to me by is brother, Sir Duncan Cameron, Bart. ; from several letters written to me by his brother officers ; the MSS. Records of the 92nd High- landers ; and from information readily afforded to me by the authorities at the War-Office and Horse Guards."

He adds that Col. Cameron "cannot strictly be called a Soldier of Fortune," the memoir being added to make up the book. Readers of ' The Romance of War,' by the same author, will recognize, amid the fiction, several true incidents.

E. L. H. TEW. Upham Rectory, Hants.

HEART-BURIAL (US. viii. 289, 336, 352, 391, 432, 493 ; ix. 38, 92). Giles, otherwise Gilbert, de Berkeley died about 1284 A.D. His body was buried, by directions of his will, at Little Malvern, Worcestershire, and his heart in the chancel of Cubberley Church. Vide Nash's ' Worcestershire.'

SYDNEY HERBERT.

MILTON QUERIES..^!! S. ix. 150,198, 216). There is a variant' of the saying about wooden chalices and golden priests in Long- fellow's ' Golden Legend ' :

In the days of gold, The days of old, Crozier of wood And bishop of gold ! . . . . Now we have changed That law so good, To crozier of gold And bishop of wood !

At 9 S. ix. 214 there is a note on ' Chalices of Wood,' in which the saying is traced back to Boniface, bishop and martyr (A.D. 755).

"OVER END " = STRAIGHT UP ( 1 1 S. ix.146). This curious phrase is used with a more extensive meaning than your correspondent seems aware of. A man who is so ill ^as to be scarcely able to get about will say he can " hardlins keep ovver end." C. C. B.