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Notes and Queries, Number 77, April 19, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc   By:

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Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.



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

No. 77.] SATURDAY, APRIL 19. 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.


NOTES: Page Latin Drinking Song by Richard Braithwait, by S. W. Singer 297 Strange Appearances in the Sky, by Rev. A. Gatty 298 "After me the Deluge," by Douglas Jerrold 299 Bishop Thornborough's Monument 299

Minor Notes: King Richard III. Shakspeare a thorough Sailor "A fellow feeling." &c. Early Instances of the Word "News" Under the Rose 300

QUERIES: Portraits of Spenser 301 The Vendace 301

Minor Queries: Ex Pede Herculem "To day we purpose" "God takes those soonest whom He loves the best" Quakers' Attempt to convert the Pope Whychcote of St. John's Meaning of Rechibus Family of Queen Katherine Parr Skort Religious Teaching in the German Universities Epigram by Dunbar Endymion Porter Sathaniel The Scoute Generall Anthony Pomeroy, Dean of Cork 302

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: Civil War Tract Trisection of the Circle Wolsey's Son Cardinals and Abbots in the English Church 303

REPLIES: Sir Balthazar Gerbier, by J. Crossley 304 The Travels of Baron Munchausen 305

Replies to Minor Queries: Tobacco in the East Captain John Stevens MS. Catalogue of Norman Nobility Illustrations of Chaucer, No. III. Comets Pope Joan Abbot Euctacius The Vellum bound Junius Meaning of Waste book Cowdray Solemnisation of Matrimony Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke Scandal against Queen Elizabeth The Tanthony The Hippopotamus Tu autem Places called purgatory Swearing by Swans, &c. Edmund Prideaux and the Post office Small Words and "Low" Words Lord Howard of Effingham Obeahism, &c. 306

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 310 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 311 Notices to Correspondents 311 Advertisements 311



I have been surprised, from the facility with which the author of "Drunken Barnaby" seems to pour out his Leonine verse, that no other productions of a similar character are known to have issued from his pen. I am not aware that the following drinking song, which may fairly be attributed to him, has ever appeared in print. It was evidently unknown to the worthy Haslewood, the crowning glory of whose literary career was the happy discovery of the author, Richard Braithwait. I transcribe it from the MS. volume from which James Boswell first gave to the world Shakspeare's verses "On the King." Southey has somewhere said that "the best serious piece of Latin in modern metre is Sir Francis Kinaston's Amores Troili et Cressidæ , a translation of the two first books of Chaucer's Poem[1]; but it was reserved for famous BARNABY to employ the barbarous ornament of rhyme, so as to give thereby point and character to good Latinity."

Southey does not seem to have known those remarkable productions of the middle ages, which have been made accessible to us by the researches of Docen, of Grimm, of Schmeller, and of Mr... Continue reading book >>

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