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LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES,

GENEALOGISTS, ETC.

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LONDON:
BELL & DALDY, 186, FLEET STREET.

1862.

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a Poem

LONDON SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1862.

observed in the choice of their members. They

had a president, a secretary, an examiner, and
CONTENTS- No. 27.

two stewards. When there was a call of serjeants,
NOTES :- Society of Sea-Serjeants, 1- Sensation History that is, on their first admission, they were to at-

Théroigne de Méricourt, 2 - Lowndes's Bibliographer's
Manual: Notes on the New Edition, No. I., 3.

tend in their coifs and proper habit of the order,
MINOR NOTES :- Leicester Town Library - John M'Ure

unless the president should dispense with the
alias Campbell - Battle at Cropredy Bridge - Dover Far-

A silver star, with the figure of a dolphin
thing, 5.

in the centre, was to be worn as a characteristic
QUERIES: - Pope's Epitaph on the Digbys, 6 - Belzebub's
Letter, Ib. - De Coster, the Waterloo Guide, 7 - Alan de badge on the coat by every member during the
Galloway - Andrew Bates — Birds'-eggs - Berningh and

week of meeting. And, " that there might be no
Ter Hoeven Families - Rowland Blakiston -“ Catalonia,"
Coins, &c.- Epithalamium on Her Majesty's

suspicion of their want of gallantry, they came to
Marriage Gold Thread Work - Hampshire Registers — a resolution, in the year 1749, to elect a lady
Heraldic Query - London Churches antè 1666 — Old Bonâ
Fide - Old Sarum - Philpot the Martyr - Queen Mary

patroness - - an unmarried lady of the town or
and Calais - Quotations Wanted - Did the Romans wear neighbourhood of their meeting ”; and “that, as
Pockets? – Short-hand - Sicilian Order - Tennyson : Ca-

soon as elected, the secretary was to wait on her
melot - Sir Martin Wright-Zurich Association for Micro-
scopical Science, 7.

with the badge of the Society; and that the mem-
QUERIES WITH ANSWERS : -“The Rival Friends” -“To bers, chaplain, and probationers, are allowed each

cotton to "_"The Marrow Controversy”—The Address of them to introduce a lady to attend the lady
to the Mummy, 9.

patroness to dine with the Society one day in the
REPLIES:- Coverdale's Bible, 10 - Mr. Justice Heath, 11

week. That every member heard to curse or
Philips' (not Phillips's) “Cerealia,” 12 – “A Hundred
Sonnets,” &c. - Quotation References, &c.— Dr. Joseph swear, during the meeting in the public room, in-
Browne—“Ranæ Canoræ" - Sark - Lae-chow Islands

curred a penalty; as did every person who should
The Blanshards - Blake Family - Jacob and James-The
Reynoldses — Aërolites - Hooker's “Ecclesistical Polity presume to play at dice in the public room, the
- Hunter's Moon - The Rev. Jas. Gray -- Shortened Pro- heavy forfeiture of five guineas.” The examina-
verbs - Gossamer Nevison_the Freebooter – Relative

tion of a candidate for admission to the Society
Value of Money - Board of Trade - Parodies on Gray's
“ Elegs Whig Superstition Singular Custom at was as follows:
Grantham (P), &c., 13.

Τι εστί το όνομά σου;
Notes on Books, &c.

“ Do you bear true allegiance to His Majesty ?

“ Are you a member of the Church of England as by
Notes.

law established ?

“ Will you be faithful to your friends in prosperity,
THE SOCIETY OF SEA SERJEANTS.

and cherish them in adversity ?

“Do you desire to be admitted a member of this
This was the style and title of an association of Society?
gentlemen belonging to the four maritime coun- “Will you faithfully observe the rules and orders that
ties of South Wales. The Society was a secret

have been read to you?

“ Will you, upon the honour of a gentleman, keep the
one, having a peculiar form of initiation ; and the

secrets of the Society, and the form of your admission
members of it were all men of family and fortune. into it?
They held an annual meeting at a seaport town,
or one which was within the reach of the tidal

From the period of the revival of the Society
influence. The ostensible (and I believe the real) until its dissolution, there were three presidents :
object of the gathering was the promotion of in- Colonel William Barlow was the first; at his
nocent recreation and social intercourse ; but death, Richard Gwynne, Esq., of Taliaris, was
there were not wanting detractors, who attributed

elected president; and the first meeting under hi
periodical assemblage of gentleman of station auspices was held at Tenby, on the 2nd of June,
influence in secret conclave to motives of a

1733. Mr. Gwynne died in 1752; and at a meet-
Ferent character. They were secretly and ing of the Society, held at Swansea on the 13th of
cused of disaffection to the

June in the same year, Sir John Philipps, Bart., of

government,
afficking, with the exiled royal family. Picton Castle, was elected in his stead. In the

year
ccusation, however, was always strongly 1754, when Sir John Philipps was candidate for
alū -udignantly repudiated by the sea-serjeants the city of Bristol, his being at that time presi-
themselves. The origin of the Society appears to

dent of the Society of Sea-serjeants was made
have been forgotten, as authentic record only the subject of various invectives

, and tortured
traces it back to the year 1726; at which time it

every way to prejudice him with the citizens;
was revived. The rules and regulations then

which drew forth the following answer from the
drawn up limited the number of members to

honourable baronet :-
twenty-five. Gentlemen wishing to become mem- “I acknowledge that I am of that ancient Society,
bers were obliged to continue probationers one which is composed of gentlemen of the first rank and
year at least before they could be admitted, in fortune in Wales: gentlemen who are as good and as
case of a vacancy, to the participation of the full

well affected subjects as any in His Majesty's whole
vegree of serjeant; such was the caution they great Prince, and a free and flourishing people, mutua

dominions, and whose delight it always will be to see

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