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Notes and Queries, Number 32, June 8, 1850   By:

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

NO. 32.] SATURDAY, JUNE 8. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition, 4d.


NOTES: Presence of Strangers in the House of Commons 17 The Agapemone, by Richard Greene 17 London Irish Registers, by Robert Cole 18 Folk Lore Divination by Bible and Key Charm for Warts Boy or Girl 19 QUERIES: Poet Laureates 20 Minor Queries: Wood Paper Latin Line New Edition of Milton Barum and Sarum Roman Roads John Dutton, of Dutton Rome Prolocutor of Convocation Language of Queen Mary's Days Vault Interments Archbishop Williams' Persecutor, R.K. The Sun feminine in English Construe and translate Men but Children of a Larger Growth Clerical Costume Ergh, Er, or Argh Burial Service Gaol Chaplains Hanging out the Broom George Lord Goring Bands 21 REPLIES: Derivation of "News" and "Noise" by Samuel Hickson 23 The Dodo Queries, by H.E. Strickland 24 Bohn's Edition of Milton 24 Umbrellas 25 Emancipation of the Jews 25 Replies to Minor Queries: Wellington, Wyrwast and Cokam Sir William Skipwyth Dr. Johnson and Dr. Warton Worm of Lambton Shakspeare's Will Josias Ibach Stada The Temple or a Temple Bawn "Heigh ho! says Rowley" Arabic Numerals Pusan "I'd preach as though" "Fools rush in" Allusion in Friar Brackley's Sermon Earwig Sir R. Haigh's Letter book Marescautia Memoirs of an American Lady Poem by Sir E. Dyer, &c. 26 MISCELLANIES: Blue Boar Inn, Holborn Lady Morgan and Curry Sir Walter Scott and Erasmus Parallel Passages Grays Ode The Grand Style Hoppesteris Sheridan's last Residence 30 MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Catalogues, Sales, &c. 31 Notices to Correspondents 31 Advertisements 32



In the late debate on Mr. Grantley Berkeley's motion for a fixed duty on corn, Sir Benjamin Hall is reported to have imagined the presence of a stranger to witness the debate, and to have said that he was imagining what every one knew the rules of the House rendered an impossibility. It is strange that so intelligent a member of the House of Commons should be ignorant of the fact that the old sessional orders, which absolutely prohibited the presence of strangers in the House of Commons, were abandoned in 1845, and that a standing order now exists in their place which recognises and regulates their presence. The insertion of this "note" may prevent many "queries" in after times, when the sayings and doings of 1850 have become matters of antiquarian discussion.

The following standing orders were made by the House of Commons on the 5th of February, 1845, on the motion of Mr. Christie, (see Hansard, and Commons' Journals of that day), and superseded the old sessional orders, which purported to exclude strangers entirely from the House of Commons:

"That the serjeant at arms attending this House do from time to time take into his custody any stranger whom he may see, or who may be reported to him to be, in any part of the House or gallery appropriated to the members of this House; and also any stranger who, having been admitted into any other part of the House or gallery, shall misconduct himself, or shall not withdraw when strangers are directed to withdraw while the House, or any committee of the whole House, is sitting; and that no person so taken into custody be discharged out of custody without the special order of the House.

"That no member of this House do presume to bring any stranger into any part of the House or gallery appropriated to the members of this House while the House, or a committee of the whole House, is sitting... Continue reading book >>

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