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Notes and Queries, Number 62, January 4, 1851   By:

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

No. 62.] SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.


NOTES: Page Old Ballads upon the "Winter's Tale," by J. Payne Collier 1 Crossing Rivers on Skins, by Janus Dousa 3 Folk Lore of South Northamptonshire, No 3. 3 Minor Notes: Kentish Town in the last Century Murray's Hand book for Devon and Cornwall Judges' Walk, Hampstead Gray's Alcaic Ode Fleet Marriages 4

QUERIES: Histoire des Séverambes 4 Origin of present Penny Postage, by E. Venables 6 Red Book of the Irish Exchequer 6 Minor Queries: Abbey of Shapp, or Hepp "Talk not of Love" Lucy and Colin Chapel, Printing office Cockade Suem, Ferling, Grasson Cranmer's Descendants Collections of Pasquinades Portraits of Bishops The Butcher Duke Rodolph Gualter Passage in St. Mark "Fronte capillatâ," &c. 7

REPLIES: "God speed the Plough" 8 "Defender of the Faith," by Robert Anstruther 9 Beatrix Lady Talbot, by Sir F. Madden 10 Replies to Minor Queries: Passage in Hamlet Passage in Tennyson Was Quarles pensioned? Old Hewson the Cobbler The Inquisition Mrs. Tempest Cardinal Allen's Declaration Scandal against Queen Elizabeth Church of St. Saviour, Canterbury Pope Ganganelli Nicholas Ferrar's Digest Nicholas Ferrar Cardinal Erskine The Author of "Peter Wilkins" "The Toast," by Dr. King "The Widow of the Wood" Damasked Linen 10

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 13 Notices to Correspondents 14 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 14 Advertisements 15


The commencement of our Third Volume affords an opportunity, which we gladly seize, of returning our best thanks to those kind friends and correspondents to whom we are indebted for our continued success. We thank them all heartily and sincerely; and we trust that the volume, of which we now present them with the First Number, will afford better proof of our gratitude than mere words. Such improvements as have suggested themselves in the course of the fourteen months during which NOTES AND QUERIES has been steadily working up its way to its present high position shall be effected; and nothing shall be wanting, on our part, which may conduce to maintain or increase its usefulness. And here we would announce a slight change in our mode of publication, which we have acceded to at the suggestion of several parties, in order to meet what may appear to many of our readers a trivial matter, but which is found very inconvenient in a business point of view we allude to the diversity of price in our Monthly Parts.

To avoid this, and, as we have said, to meet the wishes of many of our friends, we propose to publish a fifth or supplementary number in every month in which there are only four Saturdays, so as to make the Monthly Parts one shilling and threepence each in all cases, with the exception of the months of January and July, which will include the Index of the preceding Half yearly Volume, at the price of one shilling and ninepence each. Thus the yearly subscription to NOTES AND QUERIES, either in unstamped weekly Numbers or Monthly Parts, will be eighteen shillings... Continue reading book >>

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