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ing, Ferrits, Gallooms, Braid and Cord Bed Lace Holland and Diaper Tapes, white and brown Buck rams, Cambletteens, Tammys, Russels, Shalloons Callimancoes, Florettas, &c."

It will be observed that almost all these articles are women's articles. In examining American newspapers of the eighteenth cen- tury, I have frequently noted curious words used in the advertisements, or singular forms under which familiar words appear. In the above extract, for instance, what are garlets and tandems ? Perhaps some of your readers can give a guess. ALBERT MATTHEWS.

Boston, Mass.

PRECEDENCE (9 th S. xi. 68, 195). If any of the Winchester College authorities would give the order in which the College Roll was signed on the occasion of the quincentenary, some ten years ago, I think it might throw some light on this subject. All the function- aries mentioned by G. H. P. and many others were present, and presumably on such an occasion care would be taken to sign the Roll in strict order of precedence. I think the Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff took prece- dence of all but the Prince of Wales and Duke of Connaught. HARROVIAN.

A MISTRESS OF CHARLES I. (9 th S. xi. 184). On this subject Dr. Eadie remarks : "Taylor now married a second time. The lady is said to have been a natural daughter of Charles, and born when he was Prince of Wales." He is speaking of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, a staunch supporter of Charles I. (Waller, 'Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography,' vol. iii. p. 1112). This parentage of Bishop Taylor's second wife is supported by his biographer Bishop Heber ('Life of Bishop Taylor').

Milton's words are rather too strong and definite to be explained away by the common remark as to his political principles. He had been secretary to Cromwell himself, and few people had better means of knowing the truth on royal matters. Answering Salma- sius, Milton asks : " Have you the impudence to commend his chastity and sobriety, who is knowu to have committed all manner of lewd- ness in company with his confidant, the Duke of Buckingham 1 ?" He counsels Salmasius to desist, "lest I be forced to publish those things concerning King Charles which I am willing to conceal" (St. John, 'Prose Works of Mi'lton, 1 Bohn. 1848, 'Defence of the People of England,' chap, iv., vol. i. p. 97).

His own mother, Ann of Denmark, does not seem to have considered him perfect, despite maternal partiality. The contem- porary Gerbier mentions that when the

earls of Warwick and Pembroke congratu- lated the Queen on having Prince Charles to succeed Prince Henry, lately dead, " she in a great passion burst out, arid said, 'My lords, he will undo you all, and this nation to boot'" ('The Non Such Charles,' pub- lished by authority, 1651). L. S.

MR. LEEPER writes that "no reputable writer, unless it be one who, like Milton, was blinded by sectarian or party feeling, has ever cast doubt upon the purity of Charles's life." Will MR. LEEPER point out chapter and verse for the passage in which Milton casts doubt upon the purity of Charles's life 1 ?

J. F. P. [The answer is supplied by L. S. above.]

VERSES ASCRIBED TO LONGFELLOW AND OTHERS (9 th S. xi. 208). When dismasted in a cyclone off Cape Hatteras, on a voyage from New York to Bermuda, on board the origan- tine Excelsior, of 130 tons, in February, 1862, I found amongst the ship's literature the first - mentioned verses. Struck by their beauty and the appropriateness of the occa- sion, I made a copy. As some of the words differ from those given, I send it to you. The verses were headed 'The Sea,' and no author's name was attached :

The night is made for cooling shade,

For silence, and for sleep ; And when I was a child I laid My hands upon my breast, and prayed,

And sank to slumbers deep : Childlike as then, I lie to-night, And watch my lonely cabin light. Each movement of the swaying lamp

Shows how the vessel reels : As o'er her deck the billows tramp. And all her timbers strain and cramp

With every shock she feels, It starts and shudders while it burns, And in its hinged socket turns. Now swinging slow, and slanting low,

It almost level lies ; And yet I know, while to and fro I watch the seeming pendule go

With restless fall and rise, The steady shaft is still upright, Poising its little globe of light.

hand of God ! lamp of peace ! promise of my soul !

Though weak, and t9ssed, and ill at ease, Amid the roar of smiting seas, The ship's convulsive roll,

1 own, with love and tender awe, Yon perfect type of faith and law. A heavenly trust my spirit calms,

My soul is filled with light ; The ocean sings his solemn psalms, The wild wind chants ; I cross my palms,

Happy as if, to-night, Under the cottage roof again, I heard the soothing summer rain.