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Notes and Queries, Number 16, February 16, 1850   By:

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"When found, make a note of." CAPTAIN CUTTLE.

No. 16.] SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.



NOTES: Page Daniel Defoe and his Ghost Stories 241 Pet Names, by Rev. B.H. Kennedy 242 Lacedæmonian Black Broth 243 A Hint to Intending Editors 243 Notes on Cunningham's London, by E.F. Rimbault 244 Folk Lore Easter Eggs Buns Gloucestershire Custom Curious Custom 244

QUERIES: White Hart Inn, Scole, by C.H. Cooper 245 On Passages in Pope 245 Belvoir Castle 246 Minor Queries: Dr. Hugh Todd's MSS. French Leave Portugal Tureen Military Execution Change of Name Symbolism of Fir Cone Kentish Ballad Monumental Brass A Tickhill Man Bishop Blaize Vox et præterea Nihil Cromwell Relics Lines on Woman's Will 246

REPLIES: Ælfric's Colloquy, by S.W. Singer and C.W.G. 248 Antony Alsop 249 Replies to Minor Queries: Origin of Snob Bishop Burnet Circulation of the Blood Genealogy of European Sovereigns Sir Stephen Fox French Maxim Shipster Spars Cosmopolis Complutensian Polyglot Christmas Hymn Sir J. Wyattville Peruse Autograph Mottoes Boduc Annus Trabeationis 250

MISCELLANIES: Pursuits of Literature Dr. Dobbs Translation from V. Bourne St. Evona's Choice Muffins and Crumpets Dulcarnon Bishop Barnaby Barnacles Ancient Alms Dish, &c. 253

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 254 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 255 Notices to Correspondents 255 Advertisements 256


I feel obliged by your intelligent correspondent "D.S." having ascertained that De Foe was the author of the Tour through Great Britain . Perhaps he may also be enabled to throw some light on a subject of much curiosity connected with De Foe, that appears to me well worth the inquiry.

Mrs. Bray, in her General Preface prefixed to the first volume of the reprint, in series, of her Novels and Romances , when giving an account of the circumstances on which she founded her very graphic and interesting romance of Trelawny of Trelawne , says

"In Gilbert's History of Cornwall , I saw a brief but striking account, written by a Doctor Ruddell, a clergyman of Launceston, respecting a ghost which (in the year 1665) he has seen and laid to rest, that in the first instance had haunted a poor lad, the son of a Mr. Bligh, in his way to school, in a place called the 'Higher Broom Field.' This grave relation showed, I thought, the credulity of the times in which the author of it lived; and so I determined to have doctor, boy, and ghost in my story. But whereas, in the worthy divine's account of the transaction, the ghost appears to come on earth for no purpose whatever (unless it be to frighten the poor boy), I resolved to give the spirit something to do in such post mortem visitations, and that the object of them should be of import to the tale. Accordingly I made boy, doctor, and the woman (who is said after her death to have appeared to the lad) into characters, invented a story for them, and gave them adventures."

Mrs. Bray adds

"Soon after the publication of Trelawny , my much esteemed friend, the Rev... Continue reading book >>

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