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Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 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. 211.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 1853. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.



Notes on Grammont, by G. Steinman Steinman 461 Change of Meaning in Proverbial Expressions, by Thos. Keightley 464 Extracts from Colchester Corporation Records, by Jas. Whishaw 464 Convocation in the Reign of George II., by W. Fraser 465 Parallel Passages, by Harry Leroy Temple 465 Shakspeare Correspondence, by J. O. Halliwell 466

MINOR NOTES: Local Rhymes, Kent Samuel Pepys's Grammar Roman Remains To grab Curfew at Sandwich Ecclesiastical Censure The Natural History of Balmoral Shirt Collars 466


"Days of my Youth" 467

MINOR QUERIES: Randall Minshull and his Cheshire Collections Mackey's "Theory of the Earth" Birthplace of King Edward V. Name of Infants Geometrical Curiosity Denison Family "Came" Montmartre Law of Copyright: British Museum Veneration for the Oak Father Matthew's Chickens Pronunciation of Bible and Prayer Book proper Names MSS. of Anthony Bave Return of Gentry, temp. Hen. VI. Taylor's "Holy Living" Captain Jan Dimmeson Greek and Roman Fortification The Queen at Chess Vida on Chess 467

MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Thornton Abbey Bishop Wilson's "Sacra Privata" Derivation of "Chemistry" Burning for Witchcraft The small City Companies Rousseau and Boileau Bishop Kennett's MS. Diary 469


Milton's Widow, by S. W. Singer 471 Oaths, by Honoré de Mareville, &c. 471 Comminatory Inscriptions in Books, by Philarète Chasles 472 Liveries Worn, and Menial Services performed, by Gentlemen, by J. Lewelyn Curtis 473 Female Parish Clerks 474 Poetical Epithets of the Nightingale, by W. Pinkerton 475

PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Photographic Exhibition How much Light is obstructed by a Lens? Stereoscopic Angles To introduce Clouds 476

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Death of Edward II. Luther no Iconoclast Rev. Urban Vigors Portrait of Baretti Passage in Sophocles Brothers of the same Name High Dutch and Low Dutch Translations of the Prayer Book into French Divining rod Slow worm Superstition Ravailliac Lines on the Institution of the Garter Passage in Bacon What Day is it at our Antipodes? Calves' Head Club Heraldic Query The Temple Lands in Scotland Sir John Vanbrugh Sir Arthur Aston Nugget 477


Books and Odd Volumes wanted 481 Notices to Correspondents 481 Advertisements 481



Agreeing with Mr. Peter Cunningham (vide History of Nell Gwyn ), that a new edition of Grammont is much wanted, I beg to avail myself of your pages, and to offer a few remarks and notes which I have made in reference to that very entertaining work for the consideration of a future annotator.

Of the several maids of honour mentioned therein I will begin with those of the queen... Continue reading book >>

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