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Notes and Queries, Number 52, October 26, 1850 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. 52.] SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.





Address to our Friends 353

Shakspeare's Use of the Words "Captious" and "Intenible," by S. W. Singer 354

Oratories of the Nonjurors, by J. Yeowell 354

Hogarth's Illustrations of Hudibras 355

Folk Lore: Overyssel Superstition Death bed Superstitions Popular Rhyme Death bed Mystery Bradshaw Family 356

Advice to the Editor, and Hints to his Contributors 357

Minor Notes: Rollin's Ancient History and History of the Arts and Sciences Jezebel Clarendon, Oxford Edition of 1815 Macaulay's Country Squire Miching Mallecho 357


The Inquisition: The Bohemian Persecution 358

Minor Queries: Osnaburg Bishopric Meaning of "Farlief" Margaret Dyneley Tristan d'Acunha Production of Fire by Friction Murderer hanged when pardoned Passage from Burke Licensing of Books Le Bon Gendarme 358


Tasso translated by Fairfax 359

Ale Draper Eugene Aram 360

On the Word "Gradely," by B. H. Kennedy and G. J. Cayley 361

Collar of Esses 362

Replies to Minor Queries: Symbols of the Evangelists Becket's Mother Passage in Lucan Combs buried with the Dead The Norfolk Dialect Conflagration of the Earth Wraxen 363


Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 366

Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 367

Notices to Correspondents 367

Advertisements 367



We this day publish our fifty second Number. Every Saturday, for twelve months, have we presented to our subscribers our weekly budget of "NOTES," "QUERIES," and "REPLIES;" and in so doing, we trust, we have accomplished some important ends. We have both amused and instructed the general reader; we have stored up much curious knowledge for the use of future writers; we have procured for scholars now engaged in works of learning and research, many valuable pieces of information which had evaded their own immediate pursuit; and, lastly, in doing all this, we have powerfully helped forward the great cause of literary truth.

In our Prospectus and opening address we made no great promise of what our paper should be. That, we knew, must depend upon how far the medium of intercommunication we had prepared should be approved and adopted by those for whose special use it had been projected. We laid down a literary railway: it remained to be seen whether the world of letters would travel by it. They have done so: we have been especially patronised by first class passengers, and in such numbers that we were obliged last week to run an extra train.

It is obvious that the use of a paper like "NOTES AND QUERIES" bears a direct proportion to the extent of its circulation. What it aims at doing is, to reach the learning which lies scattered not only throughout every part of our own country, but all over the literary world, and to bring it all to bear upon the pursuits of the scholar; to enable, in short, men of letters all over the world to give a helping hand to one another... Continue reading book >>

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