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Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850   By:

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

No. 51.] SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 16. 1850. [Price, with Supplement, 6d. Stamped Edition, 7d.


NOTES: Roberd the Robber, by R.J. King 321 On a Passage in the Merry Wives of Windsor, and on Conjectural Emendation 322 Minor Notes: Chaucer's Damascene Long Friday Hip, hip, Hurrah! Under the Rose Albanian Literature 322 QUERIES: Bibliographical Queries 323 Fairfax's Tasso 325 Minor Queries: Jeremy Taylor's Ductor Dubitantium First Earl of Roscommon St. Cuthbert Vavasour of Haslewood Bells in Churches Alteration of Title pages Weights for Weighing Coins Shunamitis poema Lachrymatories Egg cups used by the Romans Meleteticks Luther's Hymns "Pair of Twises" Countermarks on Roman Coin 325 REPLIES: Gaudentio di Lucca 327 Englemann's Bibliotheca Scriptorum Classicorum, by Professor De Morgan 328 Shakspeare's Use of the Word "Delighted," by Samuel Hickson 329 Collar of Esses, by John Gough Nichols 329 Sirloin, by T.T. Wilkinson, &c. 331 Riots of London, by E.B. Price, &c. 332 Meaning of "Gradely" 334 Pascal and his Editor Bossut, by Gustave Masson 335 Kings skugg sio, by E. Charlton, &c. 335 Gold in California 336 The Disputed Passage from the Tempest, by Samuel Hickson, &c. 337 "London Bridge is broken down," by Dr. E.F. Rimbault 338 Arabic Numerals 339 Caxton's Printing office, by J. Cropp 340 Cold Harbour 340 St. Uncumber, by W.J. Thoms 342 Handfasting 342 Gray's Elegy Droning Dodsley's Poems 343 Replies to Minor Queries: Z√ľndnadel Guns Thompson of Esholt Minar's Books of Antiquities Smoke Money Holland Land Caconac, Caconacquerie Discourse of national Excellencies of England Saffron Bags Milton's Penseroso Achilles and the Tortoise Stepony Ale North Side of Churchyards Welsh Money Wormwood Puzzling Epitaph Umbrella Pope and Bishop Burgess Book of Homilies Roman Catholic Theology Modum Promissionis Bacon Family Execution of Charles I., and Earl of Stair Watermarks on Writing paper St. John Nepomuc Satirical Medals Passage in Gray Cupid Crying Anecdote of a Peal of Bells, &c. 343 MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 350 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 351 Notices to Correspondents 351 Advertisements 351



In the Vision of Piers Ploughman are two remarkable passages in which mention is made of "Roberd the robber," and of "Roberdes knaves."

"Roberd the robbere, On Reddite loked, And for ther was noght wherof He wepte swithe soore." Wright's ed., vol. i. p. 105.

"In glotonye, God woot, Go thei to bedde, And risen with ribaudie, The Roberdes knaves... Continue reading book >>

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