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Notes and Queries, Number 56, November 23, 1850   By:

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

No. 56.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.



The Oldenburg Horn 417 Greek Particles Illustrated by the Eastern Languages 418 Samuel Rowlands, and his Claim to the Authorship of "The Choise of Change," by Dr. E.F. Rimbault 419 Etymology of "Apricot," "Peach," and "Nectarine" 420 Minor Notes: Chaucer's Monument Robert Herrick Epitaph of a Wine Merchant Father Blackhal The Nonjurors Booksellers' Catalogues Bailie Nicol Jarvie Camels in Gaul 420


Bibliographical Queries 421 Dryden's "Essay upon Satire" 422 Minor Queries: Ænius Silvius (Pope Pius II.) "Please the Pigs" To save one's Bacon Arabic Numerals Cardinal "By the bye" Poisons Cabalistic Author Brandon the Juggler Jacobus Præfectus Siculus The Word "after" in the Rubric Hard by Thomas Rogers of Horminger Armorial Bearings Lady Compton's Letter to her Husband Romagnasi's Works Christopher Barker's Device 423


Licensing of Books, by C.H. Cooper 425 Remains of James II., by Dr. J.R. Wreford 427 Judge Cradock, by H.T. Ellacombe 427 Replies to Minor Queries: Replies by George Stephens: On a Passage in the "Tempest;" Legend of a Saint; Cupid and Psyche; Kongs Skuggsia Disputed Passage in the "Tempest" Viscount Castlecomer Steele's Burial place Cure for Warts Etymology of "Parse" 429


Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 430 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 431 Notice to Correspondents 431 Advertisements 431



The highly interesting collection of pictures at Combe Abbey, the seat of the Earl of Craven, in Warwickshire, was, for the most part, bequeathed by Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, the daughter of James I., to her faithful attendant, William, Earl of Craven. The collection has remained, entire and undisturbed, up to the present time. Near the upper end of the long gallery is a picture which doubtless formed a part of the bequest of the Queen of Bohemia, and of which the following is a description:

Three quarters length: a female figure, standing, with long curling light hair, and a wreath of flowers round the head. She wears a white satin gown, with a yellow edge; gold chain on the stomacher, and pearl buttons down the front. She has a pearl necklace and earrings, with a high plaited chemisette up to the necklace; and four rows of pearls, with a yellow bow, round the sleeve. She holds in her hands a large highly ornamented gold horn. The back ground consists of mountains. Underneath the picture is this inscription:

"Anno post natum Christum 939. Ottoni comiti Oldenburgico in venatione vehementer sitibundo virgo elegantissima ex monte Osen prodiens cornu argenteum deauratum plenum liquore ut biberet obtulit. Inspecto is liquore adhorruit, ac eundum bibere recusavit. Quo facto, subito Comes a virgine discedens liquorem retro super equum quem mox depilavit effudit, cornuque hic depictum secum Oldenburgum in perpetuam illius memoriam reportavit. Lucretio de Sainct Simon pinxit."

The painting is apparently of the first part of the seventeenth century... Continue reading book >>

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