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Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851 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. 74.] SATURDAY, MARCH 29. 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.


NOTES: Page On Portraits of Distinguished Men, by Lord Braybrooke 233 Story of a Relic 234 Illustration of Chaucer, No. II: Complaint of Mars and Venus 235 Charles the First and Bartolomeo della Nave's Collection of Pictures, by Sir F. Madden 236 Minor Notes: Nonsuch Palace Ferrar and Benlowes Traditions from remote Periods through few Links Longevity Emendation of a Passage in Virgil Poems discovered among the Papers of Sir K. Digby Matter of Fact Epitaph 236

QUERIES: Ancient Danish Itinerary: Prol in Angliam, by R. J. King 238 Chiming, Tolling, and Peal ringing of Bells, by Rev. A. Gatty 238 Mazer Wood: Gutta Percha, by W. Pinkerton 239 Minor Queries: Paul Pitcher Night Disinterment for Heresy "Just Notions," &c. Pursuits of Literature Satirical Medal Matthew's Mediterranean Passage Inscription on an Oak Board Expressions in Milton Saints' Days Chepstow Castle The Wilkes MSS. and "North Briton" "O wearisome Condition of Humanity!" Epitaph in Hall's "Discovery" 239

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: Canon and Prebendary What Amount of Property constitutes an Esquire? Cromwell Family Daughters of the Sixth Earl of Lennox Wife of Joseph Nicholson Six Abeiles Southey Epigram against Burke Knight's Hospitallers 242

REPLIES: Mesmerism, by Dr. Maitland 243 Lord Howard of Effingham 244 Iovanni Volpe, by William Hughes 244 Replies to Minor Queries: Sir Andrew Chadwick Manuscript of Bede Closing of Rooms on account of Death Enigmatical Epitaph on Rev. J. Mawer Haybands in Seals Notes on Newspapers Duncan Campbell Christmas day MS. Sermons by Jeremy Taylor Dryden's Absolom and Achitophel Rev. W. Adams Duchess of Buckingham "Go the whole Hog" Lord Bexley's Descent from Cromwell Morse and Ireton Families The Countess of Desmond Aristophanes on the Modern Stage Denarius Philosophorum On a Passage in the Tempest Meaning of Waste book Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs Meaning of "Harrisers" &c. 247

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 253 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 254 Notices to Correspondents 254 Advertisements 255



In submitting to you the following brief observations, it is neither my wish nor intention to undervalue or disparage the labours of Horace Walpole, and Granger, and Pennant, and Lodge, and the numerous writers who have followed in their train, and to whom we are so much indebted for their notices of a great variety of original portraits of distinguished Englishmen, which still adorn the mansions of our aristocracy, and are found in the smaller collections throughout the realm. But I may be permitted to express my surprise and regret that in this age of inquiry no general catalogue of these national treasures should ever have been published. It is true that the portraits, as well as the other objects of attraction in our royal palaces, have been described in print with tolerable accuracy, and some good accounts are to be met with of the pictures at Woburn, and Blenheim, and Althorpe, and many of the residences of the nobility which can boast their local historian... Continue reading book >>

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