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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. ix. MAY 9, wu.


MAIDS OF HONOUR UNDER, THE STUARTS (11 S. viii. 350, 417). The maid of honour in the reign of Charles IT. whose merits best entitle her to remembrance is surely " that excellent creature Mrs. Blagge," as she was styled by her affectionate friend and bio- grapher John Evelyn. According to the ' D.N.B.,' she became maid of honour to the Duchess of York (Anne Hyde) about 1666. After her mistress's death in 1671 she was maid of honour to the Queen. When, on the afternoon of the last day in July, 1672, Evelyn had entertained the maids of honour at a comedy, he singled out Margaret Blagge by writing " among whom there was one I infinitely esteemed for her many and extraordinary virtues." On 15 Dec., 1674, Evelyn

" saw a comedy at night, at Court, acted by the ladies only, amongst them Lady Mary and Ann, his Royal Highness's two daughters, and my dear friend, Mrs. Blagge, who, having the principal part, performed it to admiration."

The play was Crowne's masque, ' Calisto ; or, The Chaste Nymph,' and among the per- formers was Sarah Jennings, then attached to the household of James's second wife as an attendant on Princess Anne. But, to quote Mr. Austin Dobson's note :

" At this time Margaret Blagge had withdrawn from Court, and was living at Berkeley House with her friend Lady Berkeley, wife of Lord Berkeley of Stratton. But the King and Duke of York had ' laid their Commands ' upon her to take part in Crowne's masque. She appropriately represented Diana."

On 16 May in the following year she was married to Sidney Godolphin, afterwards the first Earl of Godolphin. She died on 9 Sept., 1678, in the twenty-sixth year of her age. The " mother of the maids " of whom Margaret Blagge took leave on removing from Court was Lady Sanderson, wife of the Sir William Sanderson who wrote ' The History of the Life and Reigne of King Charles I.'

GOETHE : ST. PHILIP NERI (US. ix. 329). In the third part of Goethe's ' Italienische Reise,' first published in 1829, and contain- ing the account of his second stay at Rome, he mentions at the beginning of the ' Be- richt ' for March, 1788, Filippo Neri's practice of visiting the Seven Churches of Rome. These ' Berichte ' are distinct from the extracts from the correspondence, and were drawn up to supplement the letters. See vol. ii. of Eckermann's ' Gesprache mit Goethe/ under 10 April, 1829, and p. xiii of Ludwig Geiger's Introduction to vol. viii. of his edition of Goethe's * Werke.'

EDWARD BENSLY.


INIGO JONES (11 S. vii. 424). I am in a position to add somewhat to the knowledge of the elder -Jones's whereabouts in London during the architect's boyhood. The name of *' Enego Jones " figures in a nominal list of parishioners making voluntary contribiir tions to the cost of erecting a common pump in this parish in the autumn of the year 1584. The amount contributed was in this case 5*., other contributions ranging from Is. upwards to 10s. There is, unfortunately, no other full list of parishioners extant for the period, and other records are scanty, so that it is not possible to ascertain precisely the period during which the architect's father continued his residence here.

WILLIAM MCMURRAY.

St. Anne and St. Agnes, Gresham Street, B.C.

SHAKESPEARE AND THE WARWICKSHIRE DIALECT (11 S. ix. 288, 337). To the books mentioned at the latter reference I would add:

' George Eliot's Use of Dialect,' by William E. A*

Axon (1881). ' Upton-on-Severn Words and Phrases,' by Robert

Lawson, M.A. (1884). ' A Glossary of West Worcestershire Words,' by

Mrs. Chamberlain, with Glossic Notes by Thomas

Hallam (1882).

All three were issued by the English Dia- lect Society, and the words they contain are scattered through the ' E.D.D.'

' A Glossary of the Cotswold Dialect,' by the Rev.

R, W. Huntley, M.A. (1868). In this there are many examples from Shakespeare.

A list of words 'and phrases occurring in Shake- speare's plays, which, though generally considered to be oosolete, are still in use in parts of Warwickshire and Worcestershire, collected by A. H. Savory, and contributed to The Evesham Journal (' Notes and Queries '-column 129). ' A Shakespeare Glossary,' by C. T. Onions, M.A.

(Clarendon Press, 1911).

' A Shakespeare Word-Book,' by John Foster, M.A. (1908).

MR. JAGGARD is under a misapprehension with regard to "sheep-rot" ("liver-rot," " coathe," or " bane "). No one who resided in or near Stratford -on -Avon after the wet summer of 1879 is likely to forget the losses sustained by the local farmers from the ravages of the disease produced by what is popularly known as " fluke," and scientific- ally as Fasciola hepatica, a flat worm having a general resemblance to a flounder. When lambs or young stock accidentally break into a clover field, or are allowed, after a long winter on dry food, to have unlimited " delicious feed " in spring, they are seized with " hoven," "blown/ 5 "tympany," or