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NOTES AND QUERIES:

A

Medium of Inter-Communication

FOR

LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES,

GENEALOGISTS, ETC.

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

VOLUME SECOND.

May- DECEMBER, 1850.

LONDON:
GEORGE BELL, 186. FLEET STREET.

1851.

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Cornelis Drebble

quirements, through which such difficulties might find

CONTENTS.

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NOTES :-

solution, and such requirements be supplied. The

Parish Registers - Statistics

little band of kind friends who first rallied round us

The Hudibrastic Verse, by S. W. Singer
Custom of presenting Gloves, by Jas. Crosby

has been reinforced by a host of earnest men, who, at
Folk Lore : - Exhumation of a Body omin us to Family

once recognising the utility of our purpose, and seeing

of the Deceased - Suffolk F Lore - Cure for Fits

- Bible and Key

Notes on Jeremy Taylor's Life of Christ, &c., by J. E. B.

in our growing prosperity how much love of letters

Mayor

existed among us, have joined us heart and hand in

Unpublished Epigrams in the British Museum

the great object we proposed to ourselves in our Pro-

On Authors and Books, No.7., by Bolton Corney

spectus; namely, that of making “NOTES AND QUERIES"

Queries: -

by mutual intercommunication, “a most useful sup-

Punishment of Death by Burning

6. plement to works already in existence-a treasury for

Verses attributed to Charles Yorke

? | enriching future editions of them — and an important

Cultivation of Geometry in Lancashire

Asinorum Sepultura, by W. B. MacCabe

contribution towards a more perfect history than we

Minor Queries : - Ransom of an English Nobleman -

When does Easter end? - Carucate of Land - Mem.

yet possess of our language, our literature, and those to

bers for Cala's -- Members for Durham - Leicester, whom we owe them."

and the reputed Poisoners of his Time - Lord John

Townshend's Poetical Works - Martello Towers -- Thanks, again and again, to the friends and corre-

Mynyddyslwyn -- Three Dukes -- Bishops and their

Precedence - Guineas - Parish Registers Tax - Cha-

spondents, who, by their labours, are enabling us to

rade.

9 | accomplish this great end. To them be the honour of

REPLIES :-

the work. We are content to say with the Arabian

Howkey or Horkey, by S. W. Singer

poet:

Charles Martel

" Feast" and " Fast

“ With conscious pride we view the band

Replies to Minor Queries : - The Badger's Legs - Tum

Of faithful friends that round us stand;
Sion Catti-Christian Captives – Cannibals -Symbols
of the four Evangeli ts – Turkish Spy - Dr. Maginn's

With pride exult, that we alone
Miscellanies-Trianon Pimlico - The Arms of Godin
- Title of D.D. - Emancipation of the Jews - Sneck-

Can join these scattered gems in one;

up or Snick-up

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Rejoiced to be the silken line

MISCELLANEOUS :-

On which these pearls united shine.”

Notes on Books, Catalogues, Sales, &c.

Books and Odd Volumes wanted

Notice to Correspondents

Nates.

Advertisements

PARISH REGISTERS.-STATISTICS.

Among the good services rendered to the public

by yourself and your correspondents, few, I think,

OUR SECOND VOLUME.

will be found more important than that of having

We cannot resist the opportunity which the com- drawn their attention to Mr. Wyatt Edgell's valu-
mencement of our Second Volume affords us, of ad-able suggestions on the transcription of Parochial
dressing a few words of acknowledgment to our friends. Registers. The supposed impracticability of his
both contributors and readers. In the short space of plan has perhaps hitherto deterred those most
seven months, we have been enabled by their supportation which it deserves. I believe the scheme to

competent to the work from giving it the consider-
to win for “ NOTES AND Queries” no unimportant po.

be perfectly practicable; and, as a first move in
sition among the literary journals of this country. We the work, I send you the result of my own deal-
came forward for the purpose of affording the literary ings with the registers of my parish.
brotherhood of this great nation an organ through It is many years since I felt the desideratum
which they might announce their difficulties and re- which Mr. Edgell has brought before the public

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