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Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 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. 196.] SATURDAY, JULY 30. 1853.. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page Books chained to Desks in Churches: Font Inscription: Parochial Libraries, by W. Sparrow Simpson, B.A. 93 Real Signatures versus Pseudo names, by the Rev. James Graves 94 Popular Stories of the English Peasantry, by Vincent T. Sternberg 94 Shakspeare Correspondence, by Cecil Harbottle, &c. 95 Epitaph and Monuments in Wingfield Church, Suffolk 98 Original Royal Letters to the Grand Masters of Malta 99

MINOR NOTES: Meaning of "Clipper" Anathema, Maran atha Convocation and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts Pigs said to see the Wind Anecdote of the Duke of Gloucester 100

QUERIES: Lord William Russell 100 Ancient Furniture Prie Dieu 101

MINOR QUERIES: Reynolds' Nephew Sir Isaac Newton Limerick, Dublin, and Cork Praying to the West Mulciber Captain Booth of Stockport "A saint in crape" French Abbés What Day is it at our Antipodes? "Spendthrift" Second Growth of Grass The Laird of Brodie Mrs. Tighe, Author of "Psyche" Bishop Ferrar Sir Thomas de Longueville Quotations wanted Symon Patrick, Bishop of Ely: Durham: Weston: Jephson The Heveninghams of Suffolk and Norfolk Lady Percy, Wife of Hotspur (Daughter of Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March) Shape of Coffins St. George Family Pictures Caley (John), "Ecclesiastical Survey of the Possessions, &c. of the Bishop of St. David's," &c. Adamson's "Lusitania Illustrata" Blotting paper Poetical Versions of the Fragments in Athenæus 102

REPLIES: Robert Drury 104 The Termination by 105 The Rosicrucians, by William Bates 106 Inscriptions on Bells, by W. Sparrow Simpson, B.A. 108 Was Cook the Discoverer of the Sandwich Islands? by C. E. Bagot 108 Megatherium Americanum, by W. Pinkerton 109

Photographic Correspondence: Stereoscopic Angles Yellow Bottles for Photographic Chemicals 109

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Earth upon Earth, &c. Picalyly Mr. Justice Newton Manners of the Irish Arms of the See of York "Up, Guards, and at 'em!" Coleridge's Christabel: the 3rd Part Mitigation of Capital Punishment The Man with the Iron Mask Gentleman executed for Murder of a Slave Jahn's Jahrbuch Character of the Song of the Nightingale, &c. 110

MISCELLANEOUS: Books and Odd Volumes wanted 114 Notices to Correspondents 114 Advertisements 115



It would be interesting to have a complete list of the various books still to be found chained to desks in our ancient churches. The "Bible of the largest volume," the "Books of Homilies allowed by authority," and the Book of Common Prayer, are ordered by Canon 80. to be provided for every church. In some places this regulation is still complied with: at Oakington, Cambridgeshire, a copy of a recent (1825) edition of the Homilies lies on a small desk in the nave. But besides these authoritative works, other books are found chained to their ancient desks: at Impington, Cambridgeshire are, or were, "three black letter volumes of Fox's Martyrs chained to a stall in the chancel... Continue reading book >>

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