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glass, rags, or rubbish, it has acquired value by mere accumulation.”

NOTES AND QUERIES with higher aims, has a much greater value. In this "lumber-room," amid the “rubbish” inherent from the very nature of the work, gleam, so to speak, old gems, richly-chased bronzes, rare old china, or other objects of curiosity and interest.

Though occasionally some greedy helluo librorum, some “first cousin of the moth,” some enthusiastic explorer who, in perambulating the fields of learning, has stumbled over a mare's nest of extraordinary magnitude and hastens to display his treasure; or two testy knights of the pen run foul of each other on some such subject (so very trying to temper) as Shakspearian emendation—though these may occupy much time, and type, yet there is still a great deal in the work entertajring and valuable: This it has been our object to arrange and gather together. It has not been thought necessary: to: ucestrve the temporary form of queries and answers: : Sanie additions have been made by the compiler whereverit-sëėmid to him they might illustrate a subject, but they are few and trivial.

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