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Notes and Queries, Number 59, December 14, 1850   By:

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

No. 59.] SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.



The First Paper mill in England, by Dr. E.F. Rimbault 473 Specimens of Foreign English 474 Folk Lore: May dew Piskies The Dun Cow Lady Godiva "Can du plera meleor cera" 474 Minor Notes Circulation of the Blood Origin of the Word "Culprit" Collar of SS. The Singing of Swans Sir Thomas Herbert's Memoirs Portraits of Stevens and Cotton and Bunyan Sonnet: Attempting to prove that Black is White Nicholas Bretons Fantasticks 475

QUERIES: The Wise Men of Gotham 476 Herstmonceux Castle 477 Minor Queries: Yorkshire Ballads Ringing a Hand bell before a Corpse Church of St. Savior, Canterbury Mock Beggar's Hall Beatrix Lady Talbot English Prize Essays Rev. Joseph Blanco White History of the Inquisition Lady Deloraine Speke Family Pope's Villa Armorial Bearings Passage From Tennyson Meaning of "Sauenap" Hoods worn by Doctors of the University of Cambridge Euclid and Aristotle Ventriloquism Fanningus, the King's Whisperer Frances Lady Norton Westminster Wedding Stone's Diary Dr. King's poem of "The Toast" "Anima Magis" etc. The Adventures of Peter Wilkins Translations of the Talmud Torn by Horses The Marks , [obelus], &c. Blackguard 478

REPLIES: Church History Society, by S.R. Maitland 480 Defender of the Faith, by W.S. Gibson 481 Meaning of Jezebel 482 Socinian Boast, by J.R. Beard 483 Replies to Minor Queries: The K├Ânig stuhl at Rheuze Mrs. Tempest Calendar of Sundays in Greek and Romish Churches The Conquest Thruscross Osnaburgh Bishopric Nicholas Ferrar Butcher's Blue Dress Chaucer's Portrait by Occleve Lady Jane of Westmoreland Gray and Dodsley 484

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 485 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 486 Notices to Correspondents 486 Advertisements 486



In the year 1588, a paper mill was established at Dartford, in Kent, by John Spilman, "jeweller to the Queen." The particulars of this mill are recorded in a poem by Thomas Churchyard, published shortly after its foundation, under the following title:

"A description and playne discourse of paper, and the whole benefits that paper brings, with rehearsall, and setting foorth in verse a paper myll built near Darthforth, by an high Germaine, called Master Spilman, jeweller to the Queene's Majyestie."

The writer says:

"(Then) he that made for us a paper mill, Is worthy well of love and worldes good will, And though his name be Spill man , by degree, Yet Help man now, he shall be called by mee. Six hundred men are set at work by him, That else might starve, or seeke abroade their bread; Who now live well, and go full brave and trim, And who may boast they are with paper fed."

In another part of the poem Churchyard adds:

"An high Germaine he is, as may be proovde, In Lyndoam Bodenze, borne and bred, And for this mille, may heere be truly lovde, And praysed, too, for deep device of head... Continue reading book >>

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