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Notes and Queries, Number 82, May 24, 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. 82.] SATURDAY, MAY 24. 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.



Note upon a Passage in "Measure for Measure" 401

Rhyming Latin Version of the Song on Robin Goodfellow, by S. W. Singer 402

Folk Lore: Devonshire Folk Lore: 1. Storms from Conjuring; 2. The Heath hounds; 3. Cock scares the Fiend; 4. Cranmere Pool St. Uncumber and the offering of Oats "Similia similibus curantur" Cure of large Neck 404

Dibdin's Library Companion 405

Minor Notes: A Note on Dress Curious Omen at Marriage Ventriloquist Hoax Barker, the original Panorama Painter 406


Minor Queries: Vegetable Sympathy Court Dress Dieu et mon Droit Cachecope Bell The Image of both Churches Double Names "If this fair Flower," &c. Hugh Peachell Sir John Marsham Legend represented in Frettenham Church King of Nineveh burns himself in his Palace Butchers not Jurymen Redwing's Nest Earth thrown upon the Coffin Family of Rowe Portus Canum Arms of Sir John Davies William Penn Who were the Writers in the North Briton? 407

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: "Many a Word" Roman Catholic Church Tick Hylles' Arithmetic 409


Villenage 410

Maclean not Junius 411

Replies to Minor Queries: The Ten Commandments Mounds, Munts, Mounts San Graal Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke 412


Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 414

Books and Odd Volumes wanted 414

Notices to Correspondents 414

Advertisements 415



The Third Act of Measure for Measure opens with Isabella's visit to her brother (Claudio) in the dungeon, where he lies under sentence of death. In accordance with Claudio's earnest entreaty, she has sued for mercy to Angelo, the sanctimonious deputy, and in the course of her allusion to the only terms upon which Angelo is willing to remit the sentence, she informs him that he "must die," and then continues:

"This outward sainted deputy, Whose settled visage and deliberate word Nips youth i' the head, and follies doth emmew, As falcon doth the fowl, is yet a devil; His filth within being cast, he would appear A pond as deep as hell."

Whereupon (according to the reading of the folio of 1623) Claudio, who is aware of Angelo's reputation for sanctity, exclaims in astonishment:

"The prenzie Angelo?"

To which Isabella replies (according to the reading of the same edition):

"O, 'tis the cunning livery of hell, The damned'st body to invest and cover In prenzie guards! Dost thou think, Claudio, If I would yield him my virginity, Thou might'st be freed?"

Claudio, still incredulous, rejoins:

"O, heavens! it cannot be."

The word prenzie has given rise to much annotation, and it seems to be universally agreed that the word is a misprint. The question is, what was the word actually written, or intended, by Shakspeare? Steevens and Malone suggested "princely;" Warburton, "priestly;" and Tieck, "precise." Mr. Knight adopts "precise," the reading of Tieck, and thinks "that, having to choose some word which would have the double merit of agreeing with the sense of the passage and be similar in the number and form of the letters, nothing can be more unfortunate than the correction of "princely;" Mr... Continue reading book >>

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