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Notes and Queries, Number 195, July 23, 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. 195.] SATURDAY, JULY 23. 1853.. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page William Blake 69 A Poem by Shelley, not in his Works 71 The Impossibilities of History 72 "Quem Deus vult perdere prius dementat," by T. J. Buckton 73 Shakspeare Correspondence, by J. Payne Collier, George Blink, &c. 73 "The Dance of Death," by Weld Taylor 76

MINOR NOTES: Old Lines newly revived Inscription near Cirencester Wordsworth "Magna est Veritas et prævalebit" "Putting your foot into it" 76

QUERIES: Fragments of MSS., by Philip Hale 77 The Electric Telegraph, by W. Matthews 78

MINOR QUERIES: Sir Walter Raleigh Ancient Fortifications: Hertstone, Pale, Brecost Newton and Somers Daventry, Duel at Passage in Burial Service "They shot him on the nine stane rig" Wardhouse, and Fishermen's Custom there "Adrian turn'd the bull" Cary's "Palæologia Chronica" The Southwark Pudding Wonder Roman Catholics confined in Fens of Ely White Bell Heather transplanted Green's "Secret Plot" "The full Moon brings fine Weather" Nash the Artist Woodwork of St. Andrew's Priory Church, Barnwell "The Mitre and the Crown" Military Music 78

MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Stoven Church The Statute of Kilkenny Kenne of Kenne Rents of Assize, &c. Edifices of Ancient and Modern Times Gorram "Rock of Ages" 80

REPLIES: Remuneration of Authors 81 On the Use of the Hour glass in Pulpits 82 Ladies' Arms borne in a Lozenge 83

PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Multiplication of Photographs Yellow Bottles for Photographic Chemicals 85

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Donnybrook Fair Abigail Honorary Degrees Red Hair Historical Engraving Proverbs quoted by Suetonius "Sat cito, si sat bene" Council of Laodicea, Canon 35. Anna Lightfoot Jack and Gill Simile of the Soul and the Magnetic Needle Gibbon's Library St. Paul's Epistles to Seneca "Hip, Hip, Hurrah!" Emblemata Campvere, Privileges of Slang Expressions: "Just the cheese" The Honorable Miss E. St. Leger Queries from the Navorscher "Pity is akin to Love" 86

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, &c. 89 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 90 Notices to Correspondents 90 Advertisements 90



My antiquarian tendencies bring me acquainted with many neglected and obscure individuals connected with our earlier English literature, who, after "fretting their hour" upon life's stage, have passed away; leaving their names entombed upon the title page of some unappreciated or crotchetty book, only to be found upon the shelves of the curious.

To look for these in Kippis, Chalmers, Gorton, or Rose would be a waste of time; and although agreeing to some extent with the Utilitarians , that we have all that was worth preserving of the Antediluvians , there is, I think, here and there a name worth resuscitating, possessing claims to a niche in our "Antiquary's Newspaper;" and for that distinction, I would now put in a plea on behalf of my present subject, William Blake... Continue reading book >>

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