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Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc   By:

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Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.




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

No. 193.] SATURDAY, JULY 9. 1853.. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page The Eye: its primary Idea 25 Gossiping History De Quincey's Account of Hatfield 26 Notes upon the Names of some of the Early Inhabitants of Hellas 27 Shakspeare Readings, No. IX. 28 Göthe's Author Remuneration 29

MINOR NOTES: Parallel Passages Unpublished Epitaphs The Colour of Ink in Writings Literary Parallels Latin Verses prefixed to Parish Registers Napoleon's Bees 30

QUERIES: Was Thomas Lord Lyttelton the Author of Junius's Letters? by Sir F. Madden 31

MINOR QUERIES: Lord Chatham Slow worm Superstition Tangiers Snail Gardens Naples and the Campagna Felice "The Land of Green Ginger" Mugger Snail eating Mysterious Personage George Wood of Chester A Scale of Vowel Sounds Seven Oaks and Nine Elms Murder of Monaldeschi Governor Dameram Ancient Arms of the See of York Hupfeld Inscription on a Tomb in Finland Sir Isaac Newton and Voltaire on Railway Travelling Tom Thumb's House at Gonerby, Lincolnshire Mr. Payne Collier's Monovolume Shakspeare 33

REPLIES: Wild Plants and their Names 35 Jacob Bobart, by H. T. Bobart 37 Heraldic Queries 37 Door head Inscriptions 38 Consecrated Roses 38 Notes on Serpents 39

Photographic Correspondence: Early Notice of the Camera Obscura Queries on Dr. Diamond's Collodion Process Baths for the Collodion Process 41

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Mitigation of Capital Punishment to a Forger Chronograms and Anagrams Abigail Burial in unconsecrated Ground "Cob" and "Conners" Coleridge's Unpublished MSS. Selling a Wife Life Passage of Thucydides on the Greek Factions Archbishop King Devonianisms Perseverant, Perseverance "The Good Old Cause" Saying of Pascal Paint taken off of old Oak Passage in the "Tempest" 42

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, &c. 45 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 45 Notices to Correspondents 46 Advertisements 46



I do not remember to have remarked that any writer notices how uniformly, in almost all languages, the same primary idea has been attached to the eye. This universal consent is the more remarkable, inasmuch as the connexion in question, though of course most appropriate and significant in itself, hardly seems to indicate the most prominent characteristic, or what we should deem to be par excellence the obvious qualities of the eye; in a word, we should scarcely expect a term derived from a physical attribute or property.

The eye is suggestive of life, of divinity, of intellect, piercing acuteness ( acies ); and again, of truth, of joy, of love: but these seem to have been disregarded, as being mere indistinctive accidents, and the primary idea which, by the common consent of almost all nations, has been thought most properly to symbolise this organ is a spring fons , [Greek: pêgê]... Continue reading book >>

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