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Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 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. 218.] SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1853. [Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition 5d.


NOTES: Page St. Stephen's Day and Riley's Hoveden, by J. S. Warden 637

The Holy Trinity Church, Hull, by R. W. Elliot 638

MINOR NOTES: Italian English American Names Rulers of the World in 1853 Revocation of the Edict of Nantes 638


Derivation of Silo, by Augustus Strong 639

MINOR QUERIES: Handwriting Rev. Joshua Brooks "New Universal Magazine" Francis Browne Advent Hymn Milton's Correspondence "Begging the Question" Passage of Cicero 639

MINOR QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: Goldsmith's "Haunch of Venison" 640


School Libraries, by Weld Taylor, P. H. Fisher, &c. 640

Trench on Proverbs, by T. J. Buckton, &c. 641

Major André 643

Passage in Whiston 645

Helmets 645

Hampden's Death 646

Peter Allan, by Shirley Hibberd 647

"Could we with ink," &c., by the Rev. Moses Margoliouth, &c. 648

What Day is it at our Antipodes? 648

PHOTOGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE: Aceto Nitrate of Silver On the Restoration of old Collodion 649

REPLIES TO MINOR QUERIES: Admissions to Inns of Court Inedited Lyric by Felicia Hemans Derivation of Britain Derivation of the Word Celt "Kaminagadeyathooroosoomokanoogonagira" Cash "Antiquitas Sæculi Junentus Mundi" Caves at Settle, Yorkshire Character of the Song of the Nightingale Inscriptions in Books Door head Inscription Fogie Sir W. Hewet Ladies' Arms borne in a Lozenge The Crescent Abigail Handbook to the Library of the British Museum The Arms of Richard, King of the Romans Greek and Roman Fortifications Osbernus filius Herfasti Devonianisms Gentile Names of the Jews Longevity Reversible Names Etymology of Eve Manifesto of the Emperor Nicholas Binometrical Verse Gale of Rent 650

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, &c 655

Books and Odd Volumes wanted 656

Notices to Correspondents 656

Advertisements 657



In Roger de Hoveden's account of the accident which proved fatal to Leopold, Duke of Austria, the jailer of Richard I. (Bohn's edit., vol. ii. p. 345.), St. Stephen's Day, on which it occurred, is twice stated to be before Christmas Day, instead of after it. Is this an error of the author, or of translator?[1] or are they right, and was St. Stephen's martyrdom in those times commemorated on a different day from what it now is? I cannot find, on reference to the authorities within my reach, that this last was the case. Mr. Riley does not notice the discrepancy at all.

In the translation of this Volume, a few errors have come under my observation, to which I beg to call Mr. R.'s attention: 1. In his note on Corumphira's prophecy, at p. 36., he seems to forget that the Mahometan year differs from the Julian by eleven or twelve days, and that in consequence A. D. 1186 does not correspond to A. H. 564; in fact, the old astrologer is perfectly correct in his chronology, more so than in his predictions, many of which were signally falsified in the course of the next few years... Continue reading book >>

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