Notes and Queries, Number 04, November 24, 1849 eBook

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Can you inform me whether that gentleman published any work or made an avowed communication of any of his researches?  His name is not found in the Index to the Archaeologia.

Mr. Leman contributed largely to Mr. Hatcher’s edition of Richard of Cirencester; but it is one of the unsatisfactory circumstances of this work that these contributions, and whatever may have been derived from the late Bishop of Cloyne, are merely acknowledged in general terms, and are not distinguished as they occur.

I believe the MS. of the work was all in Mr. Hatcher’s handwriting; some of your readers may possibly have the means of knowing in what way he used the materials thus given, or to what extent they were adapted or annotated by himself.

A.T. 
Coleman Street, Nov. 13.

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GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE.

Sir,—­Will any of your readers favour me with an account of the origin, as well as the date of introduction, of the term “Gothic,” as applied to the Pointed Styles of Ecclesiastical Architecture?

This Query is, of course, intimately connected with the much-disputed question of the origin of the Pointed Style itself.  But yet I imagine that the application of the term “Gothic” may be found to be quite distinct, in its origin, from the first rise of the Pointed Arch.  The invention of the Pointed Arch cannot, surely, be attributed to the Goths; whence then the origin and the meaning of the term Gothic?

R. VINCENT. 
Winchester, Nov. 12.

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KATHERINE PEGG.

Sir,—­I think you may safely add Pepys’s Diary to the list of books in illustration of which you are willing to receive both Queries and Answers.  There is not a passage in the Diary that does not deserve to be understood. {60}

At vol. iv. p. 435. of the new edition is the following entry:—­

    “7 May, 1668.  Here [at the King’s Theatre] I did kiss the pretty
    woman newly come, called Pegg, that was Sir Charles Sedley’s
    mistress, a mighty pretty woman, and seems (but is not) modest.”

On this Lord Braybrooke has the following note:—­

    “Pegg must have been Margaret Hughes, Prince Rupert’s mistress,
    who had probably before that time lived with Sir Charles
    Sedley.”

And then follows some account of Mrs. Hughes.  But, query, was the “Pegg” of the Diary, Peg Hughes? was she not rather as I belived her to have been, Katherine Pegg, by whom king Charles II. had a son, Charles Fitz-Charles, created Earl of Plymouth, 29th July, 1675, died 1680?

Katherine Pegg has escaped Lord Braybrooke.  Can any of your correspondents tell me who she was?

PETER CUNNINGHAM

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