Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 53 pages of information about Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850.

What are the present incomes of New College, and St Mary’s, Winchester?

Is there a copy of the Statutes of these colleges in the British Museum, or in any other public library?


April 22, 1850.

Richard Baxter’s Descendants.—­Can any of your correspondents inform me of the whereabouts of the descendants of the celebrated Richard Baxter?  He was a Northamptonshire man, but I think his family removed into some county in the west.


Passage in St. Peter.—­Besides the well-known passage in the Tempest, what Christian writers have used any kindred expression to 2 Pet. iii. 10.?


8.  Park Place, Oxford, June 1. 1850.

Juice-cups.—­Is it beneath the dignity of “NOTES AND QUERIES” to admit an inquiry respecting the philosophy and real effect of placing an inverted cup in a fruit pie?  The question is not about the object, but whether that object is, or can be, effected by the means employed.


Derivation of “Yote” or “Yeot.”—­What is the derivation of the word “yote” or “yeot,” a term used in Glocestershire and Somersetshire, for “leading in” iron work to stone?


Pedigree of Greene Family.—­At Vol. i., p. 200., reference is made to “a fine Pedigree on vellum, of the Greene family, penes T. Wotton, Esq.”

Can any person inform me who now possesses the said pedigree, or is there a copy of it which may be consulted?

One John Greene, of Enfield, was clerk to the New River Company:  he died 1705, and was buried at Enfield.  He married Elizabeth Myddelton, grand-daughter of Sir Hugh.  I wish to find out the birth and parentage of the said John Greene and shall be thankful, if I may say so much, without adding too much to the length of my Query.


Family of Love.—­Referring to Dr. RIMBAULT’S communication on the subject of this sect (Vol. ii., p. 49.), will you allow me to inquire whether there is any evidence that its members deserved Fuller’s severe condemnation?  Queen Elizabeth might consider them a “damnable sect,” if they were believed to hold heterodox opinions in religion and politics; but were their lives or their writings immoral?


Sir Gammer Vans.—­Can any one give any account of a comic story about one “Sir Gammer Vans,” of whom, amongst other absurdities, it is said “that his aunt was a justice of peace, and his sister a captain of horse”?  It is alluded to somewhere {90} in Swift’s Letters or Miscellanies; and I was told by a person whose recollection, added to my own, goes back near a hundred years, that it was supposed to be a political satire, and may have been of Irish origin, as I think there is some allusion to it in one of Goldsmith’s plays or essays.


Project Gutenberg
Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850 from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook