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Notes and Queries, Number 80, May 10, 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.

{361} NOTES AND QUERIES:

A MEDIUM OF INTER COMMUNICATION FOR LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES, GENEALOGISTS, ETC.

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

No. 80.] SATURDAY, MAY 10. 1851.. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.

CONTENTS.

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The Great Exhibition, Notes and Queries, and Chaucer's Prophetic View of the Crystal Palace 361

NOTES: On "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" 364

Poems discovered among the Papers of Sir Kenelm Digby 367

Folk Lore: The Christmas Thorn Milk maids Disease cured by Sheep Sacramental Wine "Nettle in Dock out" 367

Metropolitan Improvements, by R. J. King 368

Minor Notes: Meaning of Luncheon Charade upon Nothing translated Giving the Lie Anachronisms of Painters Spenser's Faerie Queene Prayer of Mary Queen of Scots A small Instance of Warren Hastings' Magnanimity Richard Baxter Registry of Dissenting Baptisms in Churches 369

QUERIES: Notes and Queries relating to Scandinavia, by W. E. C. Nourse 370

The Rotation of the Earth, by Robert Snow 371

Minor Queries: William ap Jevan's Descendants "Geographers on Afric's Downs" Irish Brigade Passage in Oldham Mont de Piété Poem upon the Grave When self striking Clocks first invented Clarkson's Richmond Sir Francis Windebank's elder Son Incised Slab Etymology of Balsall St. Olave's Churches Sabbatical and Jubilee Years of the Jews Arms of the Isle of Man Doctrine of the Resurrection National Debts Leicester's Commonwealth 372

REPLIES: Histoire des Sévarambes 374

Was there an "Outer Temple" in the Possession of the Knights Templars or Knights of St. John? by Peter Cunningham 375

Obeism, by H. H. Breen 376

San Marino 376

The Bellman and his History, by C. H. Cooper 377

Replies to Minor Queries: "God takes those soonest," &c. Disinterment for Heresy The Vellum bound Junius Pursuits of Literature Dutch Books Engilbert, Archbishop of Treves Charles Lamb's Epitaph Charles II. in Wales "Ex Pede Herculem" God's Acre Abbot Eustacius Vox Populi Vox Dei Francis Moore and his Almanack 377

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 381

Books and Odd Volumes wanted 382

Notices to Correspondents 382

Advertisements 382

THE GREAT EXHIBITION, NOTES AND QUERIES, AND CHAUCER'S PROPHETIC VIEW OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE.

The first of May, eighteen hundred and fifty one, will be remembered in the Calendar for centuries after those who witnessed its glories shall have passed away. Its memory will endure with our language; and the Macaulays and Hallams of the time to come will add brilliancy to their pages by recounting the gorgeous yet touching ceremonial of this great Apotheosis of Peace. Peace has occasionally received some foretaste of that day's glory; but only at times, when the sense of its value had been purchased by the horrors which accompany even the most glorious warfare. But never until the reign of Victoria were its blessings thus recognised and thus celebrated, after they had been uninterruptedly enjoyed for upwards of a quarter of a century. Who then, among the thousands assembled around our Sovereign in that eventful scene, but felt his joy heightened by gratitude, that his lot had been cast in these happy days... Continue reading book >>


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