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Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 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. 214.] SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1853. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.



Peter Brett 533 Richard's "Guide through France," by Weld Taylor 534 Women and Tortoises 534 Weather Rules, by W. Winthrop 535 Occasional Forms of Prayer, by Rev. Thomas Lathbury 535

MINOR NOTES: Chair Moving Epitaph on Politian in the Church of the Annunciation at Florence Epitaph in Torrington Churchyard, Devon The early Delights of Philadelphia Misapplication of Terms "Plantin" Bibles in 1600 Ancient Gold Collar found in Staffordshire 537


Pictures in Hampton Court Palace 538

MINOR QUERIES: Helmets The Nursrow City Bellmen Pope's Elegy on An Unfortunate Lady "Too wise to err, too good to be unkind" Passage in the "Christian Year" David's Mother Emblems "Kaminagadeyathooroosoomokanoogonagira" "Quid facies," &c. Will of Peter the Great H. Neele, Editor of Shakspeare MS. by Rubens on Painting Peter Allan Haschisch or Indian Hemp Crieff Compensation Admission to Lincoln's Inn, the Temple, and Gray's Inn Orders for the Household of Lord Montagu 538

MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Cateaton Street Portrait of Lee, Inventor of the Stocking Frame Cocker's Arithmetic Lyke Porch or Litch Porch Henry Burton British Mathematicians "Les Lettres Juives" 540


Attainment of Majority 541 Lord Halifax and Mrs. Catherine Barton 543 Milton's Widow, by T. Hughes 544 Anticipatory Use of the Cross, by J. W. Thomas and Eden Warwick 545 Decorative Pavement Tiles from Caen, by Albert Way and Gilbert J. French 547 Mottos of the Emperors of Germany 548

PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Simplicity of Calotype Process Albumized Paper New Developing Mixture Queries on the Albumenized Process 548

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Poems in connexion with Waterloo Richard Oswald Grammont's Marriage Life Muscipula Berefellarii Harmony of the Four Gospels Picts' Houses and Argils Boswell's "Johnson" Pronunciation of "Humble" Continuation of Robertson Nostradamus Quantity of Words "Man proposes, but God disposes" Polarised Light 549


Notes on Books, &c. 552 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 553 Notices to Correspondents 553 Advertisements 554



Your correspondent T. K. seems to think that Scotchmen, and Scotch subjects, have an undue prominence in "N. & Q.:" let me therefore introduce to your readers a neglected Irishman , in the person of Peter Brett, the "parish clerk and schoolmaster of Castle Knock." This worthy seems to have been a great author, and the literary oracle of the district over which he presided, and exercised the above named important functions... Continue reading book >>

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