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kooper, and gunsmith accompanied the The following entries appear in Cooke's expedition ; also a chaplain.

official correspondence : The floot arrived at Bombay on 18 Sept., “By his most Excellent Majestye's espetiall 1662,* but the Portuguese Governor “refused Command. to surrender the island to a government

A Generall muster taken this 25th day of and nation of heretics." Shipman was February, 1664/5 on Bombaim (sic), by the appoint

ment of Sir Geo. Oxenden, Knt., by Henry Gary, of unable to take or hold Bombay. The troops all the soldiers, etc other persons as this day, were landed on the small island of Anjadiva, appeared to bee actually in his Majestye’s Service." near Goa, and the floot returned to England. Here follow the Muster Rolls of the four Anjadiva proved particularly unhealthy, companies, in which the name of "Ensign and within the space of two years nearly John Thorne appears as the solo effective all the officers and one-third of the soldiers officer of those who left England in April, died. The chaplain paid the debt of nature 1662. After the Muster Rolls is this on 23 Jan., 1663. Lieut. Twyning died certificate :on 14 April, 1663, and was succeeded by Mustered uppon Bombaim the day and yeare Ensign Fowlkes. Liout. John Cole suc- above written in the prementioned fower Comcumbed 9 April, 1663; and Lieut. Price panies, vizt the Worpp! Humphrey Cooke, followed suit 3 June the same year.

A fow Governor, one ensigne, fower serjants, six corporalls, onths later appears this entry in Sir A. fower drums and ninety seven private sentries.

[Signed] Henry Gary. Humphrey Cooke. Shipman's accounts :

John Thorne. Paid my extraordinary charges at Goa and In March, 1667, Charles II. codod Bombay Busseene in solliciting his Majties affaires there for ye to the East India Company. Sir George possession of Bombay amounts to 501."

Oxenden was appointed Governor and ComIt would seem that Sir A. Shipman took mander-in-Chief in August following. The a guard with him on this mission, as a sum English officers and privatos at Bombay, of °61. is debited to the British Government including the fow gunners, wore formally on account of

a house burnt down by a invited to enter the Company's service with soldier."

the same rank and pay. The proposition Soon after his return from Goa, Shipman was accepted by most of those concerned. died on

6 April, 1664, and Humphrey It is interesting to know that the Bombay Cooket succeeded him as Governor and Regiment at its first raising, and for nearly commander of the troops. Under Cooke a hundred years, had" sea-green facings the negotiations for the surrender of —said to be the Braganza colours. Bombay were continued. In 1663 news Sir A. Shipman is noticed in an early had roached England of the hardships number of 'Ñ. & Q. (1 S. vi. 419). The and privations to which the British troops following additional facts may be of interest. under Shipman were exposed on the island He was a captain in Sir Nicholas Byron's. of Anjadiva. An agreement was made, regiment of foot in 1640, and his brother 23 March, 1665,

John was an ensign in the same corps. “ between the Navy Commissioners and the East Capt. A. Shipman appears to have been India Company for the hire of the African and knighted by Charles I. At the Restoration St. George, of such of the King's forces as remain at Armourer at the Tower of London, and St. George for the transport to Surat, or Fort he petitioned Charles II. for the post of Anjadiva (lately)under command of Sir A. Shipman, referred to his services to the King and at £15 per head."

his father. On 26 Jan., 1661, Sir A. ShipDuring the winter of 1664-5 the rem

man was granted the reversionary interest. nant of the four British companies, under in one lighthouse and beacon at Dungeness, Governor Cooke, took possession of Bombay. Kent, with the contribution thereunto be

longing. He made his will 24 March, 1661/2, In Dr. Harris's Collection of Voyages' the being minded suddainely to undertake date of the Earl of Marlborough’s voyage to the a voyage to East India.” Ho left his share East Indies is wrongly given as 1663.

in the Dungeness lighthouse and beacon, + Erroneously called Ensign Cooke” in the “ with contribution thorounto belonging,' * Records of the Royal Bombay Fusiliers' (p. 4); to his son William Shipman, who is directod He was named in Sir A. Shipman's commission, and huilt the first British fort at Bombay.

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to
pay

5001. to tostator's daughter Elizabeth identical with Col. Humphrey Cooke appointed Shipman. The

and daughter were Keeper of Kingswood Forest, co. Gloucester, in appointed executors. This will was not Feb., 1661 (“Cal. S. P. Dom.').

provod until 18 July, 1665 (P.C.C. 75 Hydo). I 'Cal. S. P. Dom.'

CHARLES DALTON.

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BONAPARTE ON THE

an inch in height, and appears to be fifty NORTHUMBERLAND

years of age, of a meagro form and wrinkled

forehead.' His diminutive appearance did THE story of Napoleon Bonaparte on not fail to invite observation from various board the Northumberland is a natural

beholders. The barge which convoyed supplement to the story of his life on board Napoleon from the Bellerophon contained the Bellerophon. It is a singular coincidence Lord Keith, Sir George Cockburn, and that some weeks before E. M.'s article

Marshal Bertrand, who had shared in all

appeared in ‘N. & Q.' (ante, p. 321), and with his Imperial master's fortunos, and Generals out any knowledge of that article or of the Montholm and Gourgon, who had been, E. M. who wrote it, I, another E. M., should and still retained the titles of, his aides-dehave written the following story of the con- camp. As the boat approached, the figuro tinuation of Napoleon's voyage,

on the of Napoleon was readily distinguished from Northumberland, to his last resting-place.

his resemblance to the various prints disThe story of the great Napoleon's voyage played in the windows of shops. to St. Helena has boon told in various ways

“With a slow step. Bonaparte mounted the and by different people, but nover more gangway, and on feeling himself firm on the quarter

deck, he raised his hat when the guard presented intimately than by the English surgeon arms and the drum rolled. The officers of the on board the Northumberland. Mr. Wil- Northumberland, who were uncovered, stood conliam Warden kept a record of the various siderably in advance. These he approached and conversations ho had with Napoleon and saluted with an air of the most affable politeness.

....His dress was that of a general of French his principal attendants, and of anecdotes connected with them : these he at once unshaven appearance. His forehead is thinly

infantry...... His face was pale, and his beard of an committed to a journal, and it was from covered with dark hair, as well as the top of his its pages that the lotters were composed head, which is large, and has a singular fatness ; which he wrote to a friend at home, evidently what hair he has behind is bushy, and I could not of his own profession. These letters were

discern the slightest mixture of white in it. His not written with a view to publication, hurry rapidly to the various objects around him.

eyes, which are grey, are in continual motion, and but, yielding to the urgency of his friends, His teeth are regular and good ; his neck is short, the author printed them about 1816.

but his shoulders of the finest proportion; the rest The work was well known at that period, of his figure, though a little blended with Dutch but has long since boon forgotten. It has fatness, is of very handsome form.” sometimes been mentioned by Napoleonic

On returning on dock the Emperor engaged writers, but never, so far as the present in conversation with Lord Lowther, Mr. writer is aware, in any detail. It may Lyttelton, and Sir George Bingham for an therefore be safely assumed that if now

hour before dinner. He complained of known at all, it can only be to a very limited the severity with which he was treated number of Napoleonic students.

in being consigned to pass his days on the The letters are mostly headed “At Sea" or rock of St. Helena. In a conversation the “At St. Helena," but they bear no date. In author had with Count Bertrand, the latter the first letter the writer describes the great complained in very forcible terms of the public excitement caused by the transfer noodless cruelty of sending them to such a of Napoleon from the Bellerophon to the place; he said that the Emperor had thrown Northumberland in Torbay, 5 Aug., 1815:

himself on the mercy of England from a

full and consoling confidence that he should “There was a daily crowd of boats and other vessels filled with curious spectators (some of whom, there find a place of refuge : it is.confidently said, have come on purpose from

“It would have been no disgrace to England remote parts of the country, and even from London) to have acknowledged Napoleon Bonaparte as a to snatch such a glimpse of him as could be caught at citizen. It might rather have been a subject of the distance they were obliged to keep from the Bel. pride to England that the conqueror of almost all lerophon, on whose gangway he occasionally stood.” Europe but herself sought, in his adverse fortune, On 3 Aug., 1815, the Northumberland to pass the remainder of a life which forms so

splendid an epocha in the history of our age, in any arrived off Berry Head, Torbay. She was retired spot of her domains which she might have there joined by the Tonnant, accompanied allotted him.” by the Bellerophon, which had on board In the next chapter we are told that their Napoleon Bonaparte. Count de las Cases, illustrious guest displayed rather an eager chamberlain to the ex-Emperor, came on appetito: he made a very hearty dinnor, board to arrange the requisito accommoda- which he moistoned with claret; he was. tion for his master. “The Count," says Mr. observed to select a mutton chop, which Warden, does not exceed five foot and he contrived to dispose of without the aid

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of either knife or fork. Ho passed the *ENGLANDS PARNASSUS,' 1600. ovening on the quarter-deck, and chatted with easy pleasantry with those noar him.

(See 10 S. ix. 341, 401.) Honover moved his hands from their habitual

WHENEVER I have had occasion to places in his dross, except to apply them examine works which consisted largely of to a snuff-box; but he never offered a pinch to any one with whom ho was conversing. able rule, Allot skipped translated son

proso I have noticed that, as an invariHe played at cards during the evening. tonces from old writers that were not Ho novor omitted an opportunity of asking dropped from the body of the text and questions. On one occasion ho inquired about a religious community in Scotland printod separately; but that if such sencalled Johnsonians !—a question which no

tonces were accorded a distinct setting, he one could answer ; the only probable solu- very often took note of them for his book. tion being that when he contemplated

In Wits Miserie' many verses from old invading England he had the Hebrides posts are mingled with the prose, and in mind, and Johnson's Tour to the Lodge has translated them in a form that

made thom fit for Allot's purposes ; but Hebrides' got mixed up in his mind as having relation to some religious community or nassus," whereas fow of the pronounced

none of these appears in Englands Parother. As for Napoleon's invasion of England, The discovery of this poculiarity, resulted

versos were allowed to escapo his notice. our surgeon says that according to his recol, in lessening the labour of research, and it lection it not generally considered practicable, but ho gives his authority for proved to me that Allot was a superficial the actual intention of carrying it out:

roader, who was only anxious to collect

certain material which did not involve much “Bonaparte positively avers it. He says that he labour in its accumulation. Verse is verse, had 200,000 men on the coast of France opposite to England; and that it was his determination to head whether it be shown in the body of the text them in person. The attempt he acknowledged to or separately; and therefore if Ovid, or be very hazardous, and the issue equally doubtful. Lucan, or Virgil is good for quotation in His mind, however, was bent on the enterprise, and one case, why ignore him in the other ? every possible arrangement was made to give effect Because Allot did not see these things—that to its operations. It was hinted to him, however, that his flotilla was altogether insufficient, and that is the answer; he did not read the whole such a ship as the

Northumberland would run down of a book, only its poetry, and when in a fifty of them......but he stated that his plan was to prominent setting. rid the Channel of English men-of-war, and for that purpose he had directed Admiral Villeneuve, with the pamphlet_concerns

The last case of jumbling revealed by

a translation by the combined fleets of France and Spain, to sail apparently for Martinique, for the express purpose Lodge from Horace, and two lines—the of distracting our naval force, by drawing after him end ones—from

unnamed writer, a large portion of, if not all, our best ships. Other who, however, will be discovered to be one squadrons of observation would follow, and Eng: of the poots who figure elsewhere in Allot's land might by these manæuvres be left sufficiently book. For it is a very remarkable fact that, defenceless for his purpose. Admiral Villeneuve was directed, on gaining

a certain latitude, to take so far as the names of authors are concerned, & baffling cour back to Europe, and, having eluded Englands Parnassus is self-contained ; the vigilance of Nelson, to enter the English the only exceptions to this rule being, Channel. The flotilla would then have sallied forth perhaps, a few passages that are signed from Ostend, Dunkirk, Boulogne, and the adjoining * ports....But Villeneuve was met on his return by “8. G."' But I will return to this side of

Ignoto," “ Content,
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, , “I. Authoris," and Sir Robert Calder, and, having suffered a defeat, took refuge in Ferrol. From that harbour he was the subject later on, and finish at once with peremptorily ordered to sea, according to his the mingled passages that concern original instructions ; but contrary to their most Miserie ': imperative and explicit intent, he steered his course for Cadiz. He might as well, exclaimed Napo- If so the crow would feast him without prate,

• Words,' p. 366. leon, raising his voice, and increasing his impetuosity'he might as well have gone to the East More meate hee should receive, lesse brawle and

hate. Indies.' Two days after Villeneuve had quitted his anchorage before Cadiz a naval officer arrived there a foole hee is, that comes to preach and prate, to supersede him. The glorious victory of Trafalgar When men with swords their right and wrong

debate.

No author named. soon followed, and the French admiral died a few days after his arrival in France ; report says by his . If anybody wishes to find the first two own hand."

linos of what follows, let him avoid ‘Horo E. MARSTON. and Leander as he would the plague, (To be concluded )

charm Collier novor so sweetly. The lines

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are not in any known part of Chapman, previous generation, and to invito comalthough Collier refers them to Chapman's parison between the literary achievements continuation of Marlowe's poem, where he of English authors and their foreign rivals, found the third one :

both ancient and modern ; and, as such a Good Deeds,' p. 141.

work would cover much of the domain of Good deeds, in case that they be evil placed, thought, he curtailed his extracts to a fow Ill deeds are reckoned, and soone disgraced : lines, thus forming a dictionary of quotaThat is a good deed that prevents a bad.

tions that could be readily consulted. To (signed) G. Chapman.

these short extracts he added longer ones next mingles Thomas Lodge's containing descriptions of beauty as applied Glaucus and Sylla,' ll. 29–30, with to form, place, and sconery; and rounded Spenser's ‘Ruines of Time,' 11. 55–6: off with examples showing the proper way "World,' p. 379.

of using tropes and other ornaments of Take moysture from the sea, take colour from his spooch. And it was part of his plan that kind,

underneath each of his quotations the Before the World devoyd of change thou finde. All that in this World is great or gay

signature of the author should be placed. Doth, as a vapour, vanish and decay.

To compile such a work as that required (signed) Ed. Spencer.

not only taste and judgment, but steadiness I can only find the last eight lines of the of purpose, and no mean clerical skill. A next quotation in Sylvester, in the ‘ Babylon,' the fact that they did not assume their

close examination of Allot's extracts reveals ll. 524-31, of Du Bartas :'Sleepe,' p. 319.

present order until after much shifting

about from place to place ; for not only do A drowsie head to earth by dull desire Draws downe the soule, that should to heaven we find authors mingled indiscriminately, aspire.

but quotations under the same headings Writing these later lines, wearie well-nie

and from the same works follow a different Of sacred Pallas pleasing labour deare,

order from their originals. On the other Mine humble chin saluteth oft my brest;

hand, it is easy to trace passages that Allot With an ambrosian deawe mine eies possest, By peece meale close ; all moving powers die still ; through'a work little that he took is missed;

selected ; and when going systematically From my dull fingers drops my fainting quill : Downe in my sloath-bound bed againe I shrinke, and, moreover, one can clear up many of And in darke Laethe all deepe cares I sinke. his errors at the same time, because one

(signed) J. Syl.

gets to know the matter he would take ; With Sylvester's fine rendering of Du and therefore, if it is not quoted under the Bartas's charming lines, I end examples right signature, it will almost surely be that have come under my notice of mixed found under a wrong one, or stand as an passages in Englands Parnassus.' It is unsigned entry, either alone or mingled true that under 'Fortune,' p. 117, Collier with another passage. thought he had found a similar case in con- It seems to follow that he must have nexion with a quotation from 'The Mirror used separate slips for each of his entries, for Magistrates' ; but he was mistaken. and that he often forgot to write the He used a copy of the 1610 edition of the authors' names on them, and then trusted work, which omits the line that he dis- to luck for this information after he had tinguishes from the rest of the passage, arranged his extracts under their soveral A glance at an earlier version of the Legend divisions. And what seems to have proved of Lord Irenglas' will show that Allot his greatest trouble was the vicious practice. copied his original accurately.

of using the word “Idem " instead of the One result of the finding of these mixed author's name. This practice would appear passages is that, whereas at first my com- to be right at the time of transcribing to one: putation of the number of extracts in who had not had the training of a scribe, Englands Parnassus' gave a total of 2,330, because, as in the case of Sylvester or that figure has had to be increased corro- Sponsor, who yielded so much material, spondingly with the errors as they have it would seem irksome to write the name in become known to What the real full on each slip, when

would number will be when the quotations are all apparently answer the same purpose. But located is a matter for intelligent speculation. when it came to the time of distribution the

Allot's book was excellently planned, folly of this course would be manifest, but it was badly executed. His design was because the slips would change their places, to display in a handy form the thoughts and the Idems would indicate that the and opinions of poets of his own and the passages very often belonged to authors

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whose quotations preceded them ; and only classification and bound collections, the
by chance or a happy effort of memory prints were hopelessly mixed, topographical,
could the mistakes bo righted. I can offor early masters, English and foreign portraits,
no better explanation than this to account alternating, without the slightest attempt
for Allot's orrors of attribution, which I at arrangement of period, subject, or treat-
purposo dealing with more fully now. This ment. Here are some lots from the second
explanation also accounts for the mixed night :-
quotations which have already been dealt 28. Thirty political.
with, and it shifts part of the blame for 29. Thirty mezzotintos.
them from Allot's shoulders to those of his

30. Twelve after Rubens and Vandyke. printers.

31. Seventeen Dutch etchings. CHARLES CRAWFORD.

32. Twelve portraits-drawings.

33. Twelve by Hogarth. (To be continued.)

45. One hundred and twenty-seven prints of

Hollar, from Dugdale's Warwickshire,' &c.
GULSTON COLLECTION OF PRINTS.—John 46. Four prints, mezzotintos of Sir Erasmus
Nichols in the fifth volume of his · Illustra- Smith and his Lady, by George White, rariss.
tions of the Literary History of the Eigh-

47. Twelve by Nanteuil. teenth Century' writes at some length on stanley, rariss.

48. Ten large views of Audley End by WinJoseph Gulston and his son the collector,

Not only in mere numbers, but also in who, it is said, dissipated a huge fortune and several estates in collecting books and general excellence, this must always be

considered the most important collection prints, and in building; There is no appa- of prints ever offered for sale. The amount rent reason for Nichols's diffuseness on the realized is an imperfect indication, the exfamily romance and misfortunes. Neither the father nor his extravagant son was a numbers surfeiting the market, and the

tremely defective cataloguingthe huge benefactor. to the arts, and just where change of taste making all the differinformation is most wanted, Nichols is annoyingly brief or inaccurate. It may be that obtained for Sir Mark Masterman

ence between the result of this sale and assumed that the collections which no money Sykes's collection, which in 1824 realized was spared to perfect would be worth careful

18,3091. 98. 6d. analysis and study; but of the library

The Gulston Collection is rarely mentioned, virtually nothing is said, and the summary although it was largely the origin of the of the extraordinary assemblage of prints Musgrave and Tyssen collections. The catais at fault in many particulars.

logue is scarce, and affords no information “In the spring of 1786 he determined to sell his It is certain that John Nichols, or the nieco superb collection of prints, having in vain made of Gulston's daughter who provided much every effort to dispose of them to the Empress of Russia for the sum of twenty thousand pounds. of his information, did not consult a copy; The following is a correct account of them.' and as he in this important matter failed, The summary that follows is too long to so has the writer of Ġulston's biography in give at length, but from it I extract :

the 'D.N.B.'

ALECK ABRAHAMS. Eighteen thousand foreign portraits, being a collection of Eminent Engravers of Every Country: the Varsity [sic] Souvenir of the Oxford

OXFORD COMMEMORATION IN 1759.-In Twenty-three thousand five hundred portraits of the English series, placed according to Mr. Pageant of 1907' is an engraving of the Granger's Biographical History.'

Encænia or Commemoration, representing “The topographical collection of England, Ire. the Sheldonian Theatre crowded at the land, Scotland, and Wales, containing fourteen thousand five hundred prints, together with the inauguration of John Fane, Earl of West

This is reprocollection of the topographical books, several of moreland, on 5 July, 1759. them interleaved with MS. notes and additions by duced probably from a fine large engraving the authors. There are also all the copies that of the subject which is very scarce. There have been printed on large paper.”

are in it supposably many portraits of Oxford This provides interesting reading, but colebrities of that period. The gentlemen was evidently written when the collection are wearing wigs, the Chancellor one of was still in its owner's possession. It is extraordinary magnitudo ;, the ladies have entirely at variance with what was actually hooped petticoats and large fans. The offered at its dispersal. The sale began at Chancellor, Lord Westmoreland, who had 6 o'clock on 16 Jan., 1786, and continued beon a distinguished soldier, died in 1762-3. for thirty-seven succeeding evenings, Sun- In 'Selecta Poemata Anglorum' (1779) days excepted. Instead of the careful is a long poem in Latin hexametors entitled

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