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Notes and Queries, Number 206, October 8, 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. 206.] SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8. 1853. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page Notes on Newspapers: "The Times," Daily Press &c., by H. M. Bealby 333 "In quietness and confidence shall be your strength," by Joshua G. Fitch 335 Binders of the Volumes in the Harleian Library 335 French Verse, by Thos. Keightley 336 A Spanish Play bill, by William Robson 336 Shakspeare Correspondence, by Robert Rawlinson, C. Mansfield Ingleby, &c. 336

MINOR NOTES: Injustice, its Origin Two Brothers of the same Christian Name Female Parish Clerk 338

QUERIES: Descendants of Milton 339 An anxious Query from the Hymmalayas 339

MINOR QUERIES: "De la Schola de Sclavoni" Mineral Acids Richard Geering Stipendiary Curates Our Lady of Rounceval Roden's Colt Sir Christopher Wren and the Young Carver Vellum Cleaning Dionysia in Boeotia Poll Tax in 1641 Thomas Chester Bishop Of Elphin, 1580 Rev. Urban Vigors Early English MSS. Curing of Henry IV. Standard of Weights and Measures Parish Clerks' Company Orange Blossom Mr. Pepys his Queries Foreign Medical Education 339

MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Chandler, Bishop of Durham Huggins and Muggins Balderdash Lovell, Sculptor St. Werenfrid and Butler's "Lives of the Saints" 341


Sir W. Hankford Gascoigne's Tomb, by Mr. Foss, &c. 342 Translation of the Prayer Book into French 343 Praying to the West 343 Jacob Bobart, by Dr. E. F. Rimbault 344 Early Use of Tin. Derivation of the Name of Britain, by the Rev. Dr. Hincks and Fras. Crossley 344 Yew trees in Churchyards, by J. G. Cumming, Wm. W. King, &c. 346 Stars are the Flowers of Heaven, by W. Fraser 346 Books burned by the common Hangman, by John S. Burn, &c. 346

PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Stereoscopic Angles Mr. Pumphrey's Process for securing black Tints in Positives 348

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Baskerville the Printer Lines on Woman Haulf naked Cambridge and Ireland Autobiographical Sketch Archbishop Chichely "Discovery of the Inquisition" Divining Rod "Pinece with a stink" Longevity Chronograms Heraldic Notes Christian Names "I put a spoke in his wheel" Judges styled Reverend Palace at Enfield Sir John Vanbrugh Greek Inscription on a Font "Fierce" Giving Quarter Sheriffs of Glamorganshire "When the maggot bites" Connexion between the Celtic and Latin Languages Bacon's Essays, &c. 349

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, &c. 354 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 354 Notices to Correspondents 354 Advertisements 355



A newspaper, rightly conducted, is a potent power in promoting the well being of universal man. It is also a highly moral power for it quickens mind everywhere, and puts in force those principles which tend to lessen human woe, and to exalt and dignify our common humanity... Continue reading book >>

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