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3rd S. III. JAN. 3, '63.]



The poore's lamentation for the price of corne,

with God's justice shewed uppon a cruelle
CONTENTS.- No. 53.

horder of corne . . . . . . . . vja.
NOTES:- The Registers of the Stationers' Company, 1. -

Another of The Devill of Devonshire, and
Inedited Letter of Lord and Lady Ruthven, 3-Archbishop Wilkin of the West, his son . . . . vja.
Laud and his Sepulchre, 16.--Carfax, Oxford, 4-Cuckoo-

Johane Butler, widow. Entred for bir copie,
gun, Ib.

&c. a booke entituled A true report of the Bap-
MINOR NOTES:- Tradition through few Links-Growth of

Boks-To Coli-Latin Elegy by Praed : Greek : English, 5. / tisme of the Prince of Scotland . . . . . vja.
QUERIES:-Westminster Sanctuary, 5- Architectural So.

[Afterwards known here as Prince Henry.]
cieties --Prince Arthur-Cave House School -" Czarina,"
Czarine" -- Don Carlos - Extraordinary Christmas Ca-

| 25 Oct.-John Danter. Entred for his copie,
rol --Sale of Davis's Books, January, 1756 - Graining, In-
vention of-Hewett Family-Pictorial History: Junius-
Henry Deux Ware - King's Bench in Westminster Hall,

an apparision of dreames . . . . . . vja.
and Old Carved Statues – Legend of Methuselah - Wild By Thomas Nash. The true title is, The Terrors of
liam Long, Esq.- Nicean Barks --- Order of St. John of

the Night, or a Discourse of Apparitions. It was “printed
Jerusalem - Peerage Forfeited-Processional Cross found
in Ireland—“Sellenger's Round.”' &c.--N. Scarlett, &c., 6. by John Danter for William Jones," 1594, 4to. It is a

| tract written by Nash when he was ill, and in great
QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: -"Stonewall” Jackson - Capt.

poverty. The most interesting passage in it relates to
Richard Pierce --Sir Thomas Wyatt-Jenner of Wilts.

* Robin Goodfellowes, Elfes, Fairies, and Hobgoblins,"
Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire - Dr. Arne's "There
was an Old Woman"-Bryan Faussett, 1755—" Historical

who, the author says, had displaced the “Fawnes, Satyres,
Collections," &c.-Peter Bouis, 9.

Dryades, and Hamadryades” of Greece. It is very rare.]
REPLIES: -- John Hampden, 11 - Yorkshire Sufferers in

Johane Butler, widowe. Entred for her copie,
1745, 13--Refugees from the Low Countries, 14 The Hen-
nings and William of Wykeham--Revocation of the Edict of &c. a ballad intituled The Tryumphant and princelie
Nantes-“History of Kilmallock”-Thomas Barlow, Bishop

newe ballad, declaringe the royaltie and magnificence
of Lincoln - Old French Terms -- Wildfire -- St. Leger of
Trunkwell--Knight of the Carpet-Stature of a Man from performed at the Baptisinge of the prince of Scot-
his Skeleton-Foreign Money, &c. - Wyndham and Wind land.
ham - Homeric Theory -- A Two-headed Man-Forthink:

Ultimo Octobris.—Thomas Myllington. Entred
Chaucer -- Houghton Family of Jamaica -- Lawrence Fa-
mily -- George Chapman - Hazel Eyes, &c., 14.,

for his copie, &c. a ballad intituled The poore
widowe of Copthali in Kent, and her seaven children,

how wonderfullie the Lord fed then in their wunte.

- vja.
THE REGISTERS OF THE STATIONERS' [Clearly connected with the then high price of corn.]

Tho. Myllington. Entred for his copie, &c.
(Continuell from 3rd S. ii. p. 463.) another ballad, intituled A Triumphant newe
26 Oct. [1594). -- Thomas Gosson. Joseph successe, which our Englishe men had in Britunye,
Hunt. Entred for their copie, under thandes of with the yeildinge and takinge of the towne and
Mr. Warden Binge, a ballad intituled T'he coolinge | castell of Dorlesse in Sept. 1594 · · · · vj".
of Curst Kate . . . . . . . . . . vja.

5to die Novembris.—John Danter. Entred for
[This is an entry which, in reference to Shakespeare's

his copie, &c. a ballad wherein is shewed A kuache
“ Curst Kate," seems to have been passed over by those | howe to knowe an honest man from a knuve
who have hitherto consulted the Stationers' Registers :

SA comedy called A Knack to know a Knave was
its importance cannot be doubted, although it probably

entered on 7th Jan. 1593-4, and here we see a counter-
relates to a ballad founded on the old comedy, The Taming

part to it entered as “ a ballad.” It was not in fact pub-
of a Shrew, which was first printed in the year 1594, 4to.

lished until 1596, and is a very inferior production. It
The only copy of that impression is in the Library of the

was, doubtless, written in consequence of the great run
Duke of Devonshire, who purchased it by the hands of
the present writer for 951. It may originally have been

at the theatre, of A Knack to know a Knave, immediately
called “The Cooling of Curst Kate."]

after it had been brought out; but the title-page of the

Knack to know an Honest Man only professes that it had
John Danter. Entred for his copie, &c. a ballad | been acted “ several times." A Knack to know a Knave
entitled Jone's Ale is newe . . . . . . vja.

was printed in 1594, and has been reprinted by the Rox-
[An extremely popular ballad, and a tune to which

i burghe Club.]
songs, &c. were often afterwards written, when it usually | John Danter. Entred alsoe for his copie, &c. a
bore the name of The Jovial Tinker. The words are ballad entituled The storye of Tamburlayne the
preserved among Douce's Ballads at Oxford, where it
bears the following title: Joane's Ale is New; or a new

greate foc. · · · · · · · · · · · · vj".
merry meddly, showing the power, strength, operation, and [Here, again, a play is termed “a ballad.” It was of
vertue that remaines in good Ale, which is uccounted the course Marlowe's performance, which had been first printed
mother-drink of England. It begins “ There was a jovial four years earlier. The Rev. Mr. Dyce supposes that

Tinker,” and ends with the burden, " And Joane's Ale is the above was the entry of a ballad founded upon the
new, boys."]

drama, but he did not know how often in the Siat. Re-

gisters plays were denominated ballads. See the very
Edward White. Entred for his copie, &c. theis preceding entry, where A Knack to know an honest Man
twoo ballads insuinge, viz. :

is termed “ a ballad.”7

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