BILL OF FARE OF 1626.
If an actual bill of fare in a gentleman’s
house, anno 1626, be worth your acceptance, as a pendant
to the one prescribed in your fourth number,
you are welcome to the foll...
St. John’s Wood, Jan. 12. 1850
[We trust our correspondent
will favour us with the further
communications he proposes
A.(A.) on solemnization of matrimony, 46.
Admiration, a note of, 86.
Adur, origin of, 71. 108.
AEneas, Silvius, 423.
Aerostation, works on, 199. 251. 269. 285. 317. 380.
Etymology of “Whitsuntide”
Perhaps the following Note and Query on the much-disputed
origin of the word Whitsunday, as used in our
Liturgy, may find a place ...
Portrait of Cardinal Beaton.
A portrait of this eminent Man was engraved by Pennant,
from a picture at Holyrood House, in Part ii.
of his Tour in Scotland, p. 243. 4to. Lond.
Riots of London.
Seventy years having passed away since the riots of
London, there cannot be many living who remember them,
and still fewer who were personally in contact with
the tumultuous th...
Authorship of Henry viii.
In my last communication on the subject of Henry
VIII., I referred to certain characteristic tricks
of Fletcher’s style of frequent occurrence in
that play, and ...
Etymology of Penniel.
Some eighteen years ago, the writer of the following
sonnets, by the kindness of the proprietors of a pleasant
house upon the banks of the Teviot, enjoyed two happy
Latin epigram against Luther and
Mr. Editor,—­Your correspondent “Roterodamus”
(pp. 27, 28) asks, I hope, for the author of the epigram
which he quotes, with a vie...
The First Mole in Cornwall; a Morality from the
Stowe of Morwenna, in the Rocky Land.—­A
lonely life for the dark and silent mole! She
glides along her narrow vaults,...
Roberd the robber.
In the Vision of Piers Ploughman are two remarkable
passages in which mention is made of “Roberd
the robber,” and of “Roberdes knaves.”
EARLY STATISTICS.—­CHART, KENT.
Perhaps some one of your numerous readers will be
good enough to inform me whether any general statistical
returns, compiled from our early parish registers,
LORD CHATHAM—­QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
Original Letter, written
on the Resignation of Mr. Pitt, in
on the Subject, and ...
Although very unwilling to encroach upon the enlarged
space which we have this week afforded to our numerous
and increasing contributors, we may be permitted to
refer to the fact of our h...
Roger Bacon: Hints and queries
for A new edition of his works.
Victor Cousin, who has been for many years engaged
in researches on the scholastic philosophy, with the
view of collecting a...
What is the meaning of “Delighted,”
As sometimes used by Shakspeare.
I wish to call attention to the peculiar use of a
word, or rather to a peculiar word, in Shakspeare,
which I do ...
Among the good services rendered to the public by
yourself and your correspondents, few, I think will
be found more important than that of having drawn
OLIVER CROMWELL AS A FEOFFEE OF PARSON’S CHARITY, ELY
There is in Ely, where Cromwell for some years resided,
an extensive charity known as Parson’s Charity,
of which he was a feoffee or g...
Traditional English ballads.
The task of gathering old traditionary song is surely
a pleasant and a lightsome one. Albeit the harvest
has been plentiful and the gleaners many, still a
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.
In two former communications on a subject incidental
to that to which I now beg leave to call your attention,
I hinted at a result far more important than the discovery
TRAVELLING IN ENGLAND.
I suppose that the history of travelling in this country,
from the Creation to the present time, may be divided
into four periods—­those of no coaches,
slow coaches, f...
The Oldenburg horn.
The highly interesting collection of pictures at Combe
Abbey, the seat of the Earl of Craven, in Warwickshire,
was, for the most part, bequeathed by Elizabeth, Queen
QUERIES ON OUTLINE.
The boundary between a surface represented and its
background received two different treatments in the
hands of artists who have the highest claims on our
Let me refer Mr. P. Cunningham to “Stow’s
Survey, p. 27. 92. Thoms’ Edition,”
for a full answer to his query. The passages are
too long to cite, but Mr. C. wi...
While so much has been said of coaches, in the early
numbers of “Notes and Queries” and elsewhere,
very little notice has been taken of another mode
of conveyance wh...
The author of the “Characteristics.”
Lord Shaftesbury’s Letters to a young Man
at the University, on which Mr. Singer has
addressed to you an interesting communication (Vol.
TRANSLATIONS OF JUVENAL—­WORDSWORTH.
Mr. Markland’s ascertainment (Vol. i., p. 481.)
of the origin of Johnson’s “From China
to Peru,” where, however, I sincere...
NICHOLAS BRETON’S “CROSSING OF PROVERBS.”
Although my query respecting William Basse and his
poem, “Great Britain’s Sun’s Set,”
(No. 13. p. 200), pro...
HISTORY OF MONMOUTH CLOSE.
“The small inclosure which has been known by
the name of Monmouth close ever since the
capture of the Duke of Monmouth there, in July, 1685,
is one of a cluster of sma...
Further notes on derivation of
the word “News”.
Without being what the Germans would call a purist,
I cannot deem it an object of secondary importance
to defend the principles of the...
ORIGIN OF A WELL-KNOWN PASSAGE IN HUDIBRAS.
The often-quoted lines—­
“For he that fights and runs
May live to fight another
Shakspeare and Marlowe.
A special use of, a use, indeed, that gives a special
value to your publication, is the communication through
its means of facts and conclusions for the information
NOTES AND QUERIES
The history of books and periodicals of a similar
character ought to be the object of interest to the
readers of this work. The number of works in
which answers have been given...
Sir William Gascoigne.
Although you and I no doubt unite in the admiration,
which all our fellow-countrymen profess, and some
of them feel, for our immortal bard, yet I do not
think that our ze...