Howell’s State Trials, i. 1315; Camden’s Annals; Naunton’s Fragmenta Regalia; Lloyd’s State Worthies; Nash’s Worcestershire; Strype’s Ecclesiastical Memorials, iii. 297.; Strype’s Annals, iii. 337, 398-404.; Stradling Letters, 48-50.; Nare’s Life of Lord Burghley, iii. 407.; Fourth Report of Deputy Keeper of Public Records, Appendix, ii. 281. Dean Swift, in his Introduction to Polite Conversation, says,—
“Sir John Perrot was the first man of quality whom I find upon the record to have sworn by God’s wounds. He lived in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and was supposed to be a natural son of Henry VIII., who might also have been his instructor.”
Cambridge, August 31. 1850.
Coins of Constantius II.—The coins of this prince are, from their titles being identical with those of his cousin, very difficult to be distinguished. My only guide is the portrait. Gallus died at twenty-nine; and we may suppose that his coins would present a more youthful portrait than Constantius II. The face of Constantius is long and thin, and is distinguished by the royal diadem. The youthful head resembling Constantius the Great with the laurel crown, Rev. Two military figures standing, with spears and bucklers, between them two standards, Ex. S M N B., I have arranged in my cabinet, how far rightly I know not, as that of Gallus.
“She ne’er with treacherous Kiss” (Vol. ii., p. 136.).—C.A.H. will find the lines,—
“She ne’er with trait’rous kiss,” &c.
in a poem named “Woman,” 2nd ed. p. 34., by Eaton Stannard Barrett, Esq., published in 1818, by Henry Colburn, Conduit street.
California (Vol. ii, p. 132.).—Your correspondent E.N.W. will find earlier anticipations of “the golden harvest now gathering in California,” in vol. iii. of Hakluyt’s Voyages, p. 440-442, where an account is given of Sir F. Drake’s taking possession of Nova Albion.
“There is no part of
earth here to bee taken up, wherein there
is not speciall likelihood of gold or silver.”
In Callendar’s Voyages, vol. i. p. 303., and other collections containing Sir F. Drake’s voyage to Magellanica, there is the same notice. The earth of the country seemed to promise very rich veins of gold and silver, there being hardly any digging without throwing up some of the ores of them.