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Notes and Queries, Number 20, March 16, 1850   By:

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

No. 20.] SATURDAY, MARCH 16. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.


NOTES: Page Alfred's Geography of Europe, by S.W. Singer 313 The First Coffee Houses in England, by E.F. Rimbault, LL.D. 314 True Tragedy of Richard III. 315 Folk Lore Merry Lwyd Deathbed Superstition 315 Passage in L'Allegro Milton's Minor Poems 315 Doctor Dobbs Golden Age of Magazines 316 Use of Beaver Hats in England, by E.F. Rimbault, LL.D. 317 Extracts from Old Records, by R. Cole 317

QUERIES: Queries on Outline 318 Christ's Hospital Old Songs once popular there 318 Watching the Sepulchre, &c. 318 Minor Queries: Conrad of Salisbury Peruse or Pervise Cromlech Meaning of Grummett Vertue's MSS. Loscop Ormonde House As Morse caught the Mare Dustpot, Forthlot Tracts attributed to Eachard Queen of Hearts Guildhalls Vox Populi Use of Coffins Rococo Howlet the Engraver The Bear, &c. 319

REPLIES: Letter attributed to Sir R. Walpole 321 College Salting 321 Junius 322 White Hart Inn, Scole 323 Parkership, Porkership, Pokership 323 Replies to Minor Queries: Coleridge's Christabel Sir William Rider God tempers the Wind Complutensian Polyglot Tickhill Bishop Blaise Sangred Judas Bell La Mer des Histoires 324

MISCELLANIES: Tale of a Tub A Genius Dedications 326

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 326 Notices to Correspondents 326 Advertisements 327


There is no other printed copy of the A. S. Orosius than the very imperfect edition of Daines Barrington, which is perhaps the most striking example of incompetent editorship which could be adduced. The text was printed from a transcript of a transcript, without much pains bestowed on collation, as he tells us himself. How much it is to be lamented that the materials for a more complete edition are diminished by the disappearance of the Lauderdale MS. , which, I believe, when Mr. Kemble wished to consult it, could not be found in the Library at Ham.

Perhaps no more important illustration of the Geography of the Middle Ages exists than Alfred's very interesting description of the Geography of Europe , and the Voyages of Othere and Wulfstan ; and this portion of the Hormesta has received considerable attention from continental scholars, of which it appears Mr. Hampson is not aware. As long since as 1815 Erasmus Rask (to whom, after Jacob Grimm, Anglo Saxon students are most deeply indebted) published in the Journal of the Scandinavian Literary Society (ii. 106. sq.) the Anglo Saxon Text, with a Danish translation, introduction, and notes, in which many of the errors of Barrington and Forster are pointed out and corrected. This was reprinted by Rask's son in the Collection he gave of his father's Dissertation , in 2 vols. Copenhagen, 1834.

Mr. Thorpe, in the 2nd edit. of his Analecta , has given "Alfred's Geography," &c., no doubt accurately printed from the Cotton MS., and has rightly explained Apdrede and Wylte in his Glossary, but does not mention Æfeldan ; and Dr... Continue reading book >>

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