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10,192 words, approx. 34 pages
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... Read more
10,789 words, approx. 36 pages
SAMUEL HICKSON St. John’s Wood, Jan. 12. 1850      [We trust our correspondent will favour us with the further      communications he proposes o... Read more
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A. 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. 459... Read more
11,624 words, approx. 39 pages
NOTES. Etymology of “Whitsuntide” And “Mass”. Perhaps the following Note and Query on the much-disputed origin of the word Whitsunday, as used in our Liturgy, may find a place ... Read more
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NOTES 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. 1776.  L... Read more
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NOTES. 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... Read more
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CONTENTS. Notes:—­ Page   Daniel Defoe and his Ghost Stories 241   Pet Names, by Rev. B.H.  Kennedy ... Read more
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NOTES. 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 ... Read more
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NOTES 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 autumns... Read more
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NOTES Latin epigram against Luther and Erasmus. Mr. Editor,—­Your correspondent “Roterodamus” (pp. 27, 28) asks, I hope, for the author of the epigram which he quotes, with a vie... Read more
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NOTES. Folk Lore. 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,... Read more
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NOTES. 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.”   &l... Read more
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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, ... Read more
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LORD CHATHAM—­QUEEN CHARLOTTE.     Original Letter, written on the Resignation of Mr. Pitt, in     1761—­Public Feeling on the Subject, and ... Read more
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OUR PROGRESS 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... Read more
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NOTES. 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... Read more
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NOTES. 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 ... Read more
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NOTES. Parish registers.—­Statistics. 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 ... Read more
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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... Read more
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NOTES. 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 str... Read more
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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 of the... Read more
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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... Read more
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NOTES. 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 of Bohe... Read more
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QUERIES. 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 respect.  S... Read more
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T.H.T 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... Read more
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NOTES Gravesend boats. 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... Read more
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NOTES 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. ii... Read more
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NOTES. 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... Read more
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QUERIES. 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... Read more
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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... Read more
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NOTES 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... Read more
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ORIGIN OF A WELL-KNOWN PASSAGE IN HUDIBRAS. The often-quoted lines—­    “For he that fights and runs away     May live to fight another day,” g... Read more
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NOTES 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 or as... Read more
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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... Read more
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NOTES. 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... Read more
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