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Notes and Queries, Number 187, May 28, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.   By:

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

No. 187.] Saturday, May 28, 1853. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page On Chaucer's Knowledge of Italian 517 The Rebellion of '45: unpublished Letter 519 Oliver St. John, by James Crossley 520 Notes on several misunderstood Words, by the Rev. W. R. Arrowsmith 520 FOLK LORE: Weather Rules Drills presaging Death Superstition in Devonshire; Valentine's Day 522 A Note on Gulliver's Travels, by C. Forbes 522 Shakspeare Correspondence 523 The Coenaculum of Lionardo da Vinci, by E. Smirke 524 MINOR NOTES: Scotter Register (County Lincoln) "All my Eye:" "Over the Left" Curious Marriages Child mother 525

QUERIES: Further Queries respecting Bishop Ken 526 The Rev. John Larson and his Mathematical Manuscripts, by T. T. Wilkinson 526 MINOR QUERIES: "Wanderings of Memory" "Wandering Willie's Tale" Chapel Sunday Proud Salopians George Miller, D.D. Members of Parliament Taret Jeroboam of Claret, &c. William Williams of Geneva The First of April and "The Cap awry" Sir G. Browne, Bart. Bishop Butler Oaken Tombs Alleged Bastardy of Elizabeth "Pugna Porcorum" Parviso Mr. Justice Newton Mufti Ryming and Cuculling Custom at the Savoy Church 527 MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Faithful Teate Kelway Family Regatta Coket and Cler mantyn 529

REPLIES: Curfew 530 The "Salt Peter Man," by C. H. Cooper 530 Forms of Judicial Oaths, by John Thrupp, &c. 532 PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Washing Collodion Pictures Test for Lenses Improvement in Positives Cheap Portable Tent Rev. Mr. Sisson's New Developing Fluid 533 REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Vanes Loselerius Villerius Westminster Parishes Hevristic Creole General Monk and the University of Cambridge Ecclesia Anglicana Gibbon's Library Golden Bees Passage in Orosius Names first given to Parishes Grafts and the Parent Tree Lord Cliff and Howell's Letters The Bouillon Bible Rhymes on Places Serpents' Tongues Consecrated Roses, &c. 534

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, &c. 537 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 538 Notices to Correspondents 538 Advertisements 538



In the Memoir prefixed to the Aldine edition of the Poetical Works of Chaucer , London, 1845, Sir Harris Nicolas expresses an opinion that Dan Geoffrey was not acquainted with the Italian language, and therefore not versed in Italian literature.

"Though Chaucer undoubtedly knew Latin and French, it is by no means certain, notwithstanding his supposed obligations to the Decameron, that he was as well acquainted with Italian... Continue reading book >>

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