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LONDON, SATURDAI, JANUARY 7, 1905. Waddington, having been obliged by the

death of a near relation to go away during CONTENTS.-No. 51.

his close residence, - took it again from NOTRS :- Residence Dinners in Durbam, 1-Shotley Wills, beginning to end. *2—“Quandаry." 4-Knights of Windsor-"Dogmatism is During their close residence the Dean and puppsism full grown"--" Prickle-but"-Marquis of Salisbury in Fitzroy Square - The Northampton Mercury'

Prebendaries gave "residence dinners,” about Deaths of the Aged - James Clarence Mangan, 5-** Betty" | five or six, or two a week. These were on -Matthew Arnold's . Horatian Echo'--Millikin-Entwisle

a very bountiful scale in respect both of Families, 6. QUERIES : –

Tarleton and “The meat and of drink, and usually took place Tabər" - Marriage Service --Bridges, a Winchester Com- at 7 o'clock. At one dinner would be enterof Parlux - Count A. de Panigna o : Holloway --Comet tained nobility and gentry, with members c. 1540-Earl of Montrose --Statue in a Circle of B voks of the Chapter, and the more wealthy of the Walker Family-Solitary Mass-Statutes of Merton, & beneficed clergy; at another, the Minor ** Broken heart"...Calland -C. Hope Weir-Horseshoes for Canons, the head master and second master Luck-Godiva's Birthplace--Florida, 9. REPLIES :Guisers"An od woman went to market." 10-- Bringing beneficed clergy, and professional men; at

..-Wasail,” 9 - Christmas Carols: Waits : of the Grammar School, the less wealthy in the Yule "Clog"-Christmas under Charles I., 11* Cursals "-Pa'rick Bell - Mrs. Carey, 12-" He saw a

another, the Mayor and Corporation, with world" — Birth at S-a-The Mussuk-steer to the Nor other citizens; at another, at 2 P.M., the Nor-West,' 13-"Fortune favours fools" — Bananas

ates - Richard of Scotland - Stob"-Vincent singing men, with tradesmen, &c., who Stuckey Lean, 11-Inscription on Statue of James II. - always went from the dinner to the afterBlake : Norman : Oldmixin-Travels in China, 15 –“Mr. Pilblister and Betsy his sister"-Whitsunday-Suppres

noon service. And there would be other sion of Duelling in England - Angles : England - Penny dinners for guests not easily classified.

At Wares Wanted, 18 -Split infinitive--Excavations at Rich- some, probably those of the second grade, borough - Parish Clerk, 17 - Chiltern Hundreds — The there would be officials such as the Receiver,

Death of Nelson,' 18.
NOTES ON BOOKS :- Hakluyt's Navigations' – The the Chapter Clerk, &c. And before the days

Stratford-on-Aron Shakespeare The Poore's Lamenta- of railways, when strangers in Durham were * Clergy Directory' - Burlington Magazine' -Reviews few and far between, they came in for their and Magazines.

chance. I have heard my father say that Notices to Correspondents.

once when my grandfather and he were

passing through Durham they attended the Notes.

afternoon service, immediately after which

the verger came to them with "Archdeacon RESIDENCE DINNERS IN DURHAM. Bouyer's compliments, and would they favour There are very few people now living who him with their company at dinner that remember these once famous entertainments. evening ?” They gladly accepted the inviI was myself a guest at one of the last of tation. It was a residence dinner, and they them, at the house of Dr. Jenkyns, who died met the famous Count Borouwlaski, the in 1878, the last of the old prebendaries, Polish dwarf, who then lived in Durham. though I believe he was not quite on the

“ The little count” brought his own tiny saine footing as the older men had been. knife and fork, now in the Durham UniThe following note is based partly on my versity Museum, and was accommodated own recollections, and partly on those of

on his my friends Mr. Thomas Jones, of Durham, to the height of the table. The count was, Proctor and Notary, and the Rev. William as usual, very entertaining, the archdeacon Green well, Minor Canon and Rector of St. very kind and hospitable, and the strangers Mary's in the South Bailey, whose memories enjoyed a delightful evening. At the end of Durham go much further back than mine of dinner came the grace. One chorister, in do.

a brown gown faced with white, attended by The Dean and the twelve Prebendaries the butler with a shilling on a silver waiter, of the foundation of Queen Mary each kept and a wax candle in his hand, read, in English, three weeks of “close residence" in their the first portion of Psalm cxix., “Beati immaturns, during which they always slept in culati,” on a monotone. The prebendary said their houses in the college, maintained hos- "Tu autem,” and the boy went on with pitality, and attended every service in the

‘Domine miserere nostri,” on a monotone cathedral, or, as it was then commonly called, which sweetly sounded through the great " the abbey." If they failed to comply with room. The prebendary then handed the any, one of the above customs only once, shilling over his left shoulder to the boy,* saving by reason of sickness or some other who descended to the kitchen, where he urgent cause, they began their residence

* I remember the benevolent smile with which over again. I have understood that Dean Dr. Jenkyns did this.

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