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Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850   By:

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

No. 57.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.


NOTES: Portrait of Cardinal Beaton 433 On the Pointing of a Passage in "All's Well that Ends Well" by A. Roffe 434 Folk Lore: The bigger the Ring, the nearer the Wet Power of prophesying before Death Change in the Appearance of the Dead Strange Remedies Mice as a Medicine Omens from Birds 434 Mode of computing Interest 435 On the Cultivation of Geometry in Lancashire 436 Minor Notes. Sermon's Pills An Infant Prodigy A Hint for Publishers "He who runs may read" The Rolliad The Conquest 438

QUERIES: Bibliographical Queries 440 Minor Queries. Dr. Timothy Thruscross Echo Song Meaning of Thwaites Deus Justificatus Death by Burning Irish Bull Farquharson's Observations on Auroræ Defender of the Faith Calendar of Sundays in Greek and Roman Churches Dandridge the Painter Chaucer's Portrait by Occleve John o'Groat's House Dancing the Bride to Bed Duke and Earl of Albermarle 441

REPLIES: Julin, the Drowned City 443 Nicholas Ferrar and the so called Arminian Nunnery of Little Gidding 444 Vineyards 446 Treatise of Equivocation, by J. Sansom 446 Riots in London 446 Replies to Minor Queries: Osnaburg Bishoprick Death of Richard II. Scottish Prisoners sold to Plantations Lachrymatories Querela Cantabrigiensis "Then" for "than." Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception Letters of Horning Dr. Euseby Cleaver Mrs. Partington "Never did Cardinal bring good to England" Florentine Edition of the Pandects Master John Shorne "Her Brow was Fair" Dodd's Church History Blackwall Docks Wives of Ecclesiastics Stephens' Sermons Saying of Montaigne Scala Coeli Red Hand 447

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales Catalogues, &c. 453 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 453 Notices to Correspondents 454 Advertisements 454



A portrait of this eminent Man was engraved by Pennant, from a picture at Holyrood House, in Part II. of his Tour in Scotland , p. 243. 4to. Lond. 1776. Lodge has an engraving from the same portrait in his collection of Illustrious Personages . This is a strange circumstance; because, when Pinkerton was about to include this portrait in his collection, Pennant wrote to him, on 30th April, 1796, as follows:

"Give me leave to say, that I suspect the authenticity of my Cardinal Beaton. I fear it is Cardinal Falconer or Falconieri. I think there is a genuine one somewhere in Scotland. It will be worth your while to inquire if there be one, and engrave it, and add my suspicions, which induce you do it." Pinkerton's Correspondence , vol. i. p. 402. 8vo. Lond. 1830.

Pinkerton made inquiry, and on Dec. 1st, 1797, writes to the Earl of Buchan:

"Mr. Pennant informs me the Cardinal Beaton is false. It is, indeed, too modern. A real Beaton is said to exist in Fife." Pinkerton's Correspondence , vol. ii. p... Continue reading book >>

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