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Blomefield, Collectanea Cantab.) was placed upon as the composition of Dr. Donne. He appears to the foundation stone of the chapel of my own col. have forgotten that he had inserted it in his first lege — the College of SS. Margaret and Bernard, series as the production of Francis Davison. commonly called Queens' College, Cambridge: I do not see that Dr. Donne's claim to this
" Erit Dominæ nostræ Margarettæ Dominus in Re- Psalm ought to be disturbed. I have several well ugium et Lapis iste in Signum."
edited selections of sacred poetry before me, in all This stone was laid by Sir John Wenlock, of which it is given to that author. Furthermore, April 15, 1448. The Margaret of the inscription in a small volume entitled Poems by John
it is contained among the “ Divine Poems" (p. 345.) is, of course, Margaret of Anjou, consort of Henry VI. And here let me note, that we claim P[onne], with Elegies on the Author's Death, the title of Queens' College, not Queen's College : London, printed by M. F. for John Marriot, &c.,
EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. ville, consort of Edward IV., in 1465, being our Cromwell Family (Vol. v., p. 489.).—No answer foundresses. W. SPARROW SIMPSON, B.A. has as yet been given to J. G. C.; permit me to
inform him, that persons of that name were rather The Word “ Handbook" (Vol. vi., p. 72.).—This numerous in Hammersmith and Kensington in the word must be much older than “ nineteen years," last century, but I cannot say whether the person and perhaps than Sir Harris Nicolas's whole life.
mentioned resided there or not. A note to Mr. In “ 1825" Murray published a Handbook, or, Faulkner, in whose local histories many notices of concise Dictionary of Terms used in the Arts and the name occur, would doubtless elicit the necesSciences, and a most useful book it is. The author,
This venerable topographer Mr. Hamilton, in the preface uses the word as if still lives (I am happy to say) in Smith Street, then of well-known meaning. H. T. ELLACOMBE. Chelsea.
H. G. D. Dissertation on a Salt-box (Vol. vi., p. 54.). - The Royal "We" (Vol. v., p. 489.).—Bishop Nicoljeu d'esprit to which your correspondent J. Ws. son, in bis English Historical Library, informs us alludes may be found in a small volume entitled thatFacetic Cantabrigienses. It is there ascribed to the late Professor Porson, and is said to bave been number was King John ; his predecessors writing in
“ The first of our kings that wrote in the plural written as a satire on the mode of examination the singular. They used Ego in their grants ; and this pursued at Oxford.
Join BOOKER. king, with those that followed him, Nos.” Prestwich.
It is believed that King John was the first AU-fours (Vol. v., p.441.).-In Tristram Shandy, European sovereign that adopted this usage; but rol. i. c. 12., is the following passage:
his example was soon followed by the other princes.
HENRY H. BREEN. "The mortgager and mortgagee differ the one from
St. Lucia, the other, not more in length of purse, than the jester and jeste do in that of memory. But in this the com
Mother Damnable (Vol. v., p. 151.). parison between them runs, as the scholiasts call it, upon all-fours ; which, by the by, is upon one or two
“ I have had the curiosity to see Mother Damnable, legs more than some of the best of Homer's can pre
whose rhetoric was honey to the passion with which lend to."
the Quaker books are stuffed." - See“ Defence of the
Snake in the Grass” quoted by Southey, Common-Place It would seem then that this use of the expres- Book, p. 47., about " Quaker Railing.' sion 4 on all-fours" is to be found in some of the
JAMES CORNISH. scholia to the Iliad or Odyssey. Its origin, I con. ceive, is not difficult of explanation. As we find
Incantations at Cross Roads (Vol. vi., p. 74.).— among the old commentators on Greek poets, an
The sign of the cross has ever been considered in irregular line described as “metro claudicante," so early times as the best preservative against “inalso an imperfect simile might easily be said to cantation," witchcraft, and all Satanic influence. limp upon three legs, and a perfect one to run upon The passage from Plato alludes probably to the four. "But this is merely conjecture.
ERICA. form of incantation used by the Greeks, and thence Warwick.
derived to the students of the black art even so
late as the seventeenth century, as may be seen in Francis Davison and Dr. Donne (Vol. vi., p. 49.). Scott, Glanville, and others; where mention is - The editor of Select Poetry, chieAy Devotional, made of "waxen images stuck with pins," or of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, printed a sup- placed before a slow fire; and as the pins were plementary volume, entitled Select Poetry, chiefly moved in any part of the image, pain was felt in Sacred, of the Reign of King James I. (Cambridge, that part by the person represented, or, as the Deighton, 1847). Here, on p. 15., he prints the wax melted, the person pined away. As to their fine nervous version of the 137th Psalm, correctly, ) being placed “where three roads meet," it must
THE LITERARY MISCELLANÝ. Vols. VI. VII. VIII. IX. XI. have been as a counter-charm, being the form of a
XIV. and XV. Stourport, 1812. cross (although how three roads could form a cross
SHAKSPEARE'S JULIUS CÆSAR, by D'Avenant and Dryden, 1719. is not easily discovered). Those on tombs might
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George Newton. London, 1661. Infant Jesus” has the same meaning.
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1632 OF SHAKSPEARE'S PLAYS. Inedited Letters of Nelson, by Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie, &c.
I have examined as many copies of the folio Passage in Lycidas
143 edition of Shakspeare which came out in 1632 as I Folk Lore : - The Spirit at Bolingbroke Castle - Folk Lore in the Fifteenth Century - Weather Prophecy
could conveniently lay my hands upon, and I find Folk Lore from an old Newspaper (1759) - Super- that my manuscript-corrected copy, in the printed stition in the Nineteenth Century - Cure for Wens . Notes on Madeira, by James Yate Johnson
145 portion of it, differs from them in two not unin. Liveries in the Time of James I., by J. Lewelyn Curtis 146 portant passages; it may differ in other places, but Minor Notes :- Inscription over Plato's Door - Cock
I have not yet discovered them; and what I wishi and Bull Story - Etymology of the Word " Apron Use of Coal as Fuel - Saints who destroyed Serpents 146
to learn is, whether any of your readers possess, or QUERIES :
are acquainted with, copies similarly circumstanced Dr. Mesmer in England, by D. J. Latzky
147 to that now lying before me? Repeating Clocks, and Barlow their loventor, by George
The first variation occurs in the Duke's well-re. Barlow
147 "The British Apollo
148 membered speech in Measure for Measure, Act III. . Sir Thorpas Parr's or Sir William Pelham's Tomb at
Sc. 1., beginning “Be absolute for death,” &c., Kendal, by William S. Hesleden
where he says: Minor Queries : - Portraits of Wolsey - Was Bossuet married ? - Nottingham Goose Fair-" I bide my
“ Friend hast thou none, Time" - Biting the Thumb-Camden's Definition of Cockney - Judge Jeffries – Robert Stanser, Second
For thine own bowels, which do call thee fire, Bishop of Nova Scotia, 1816 to 1824-Colonial News
The mere effusion of thy proper loins, papers - Church Brasses subsequent to 1688–The Old Roson Queries on Popular Phrases - Etymology of
Do curse the gout," &c. Llewellyn - Voydinge Knife - Sir John Mason
The above is as the passage is given in every other Yolante de Dreux, Widow of Alexander III., King of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots' Daughter by Earl of copy of the folio 1632 I have inspected, but that Bothwell - - Lightning Was Penn ever a Slave
149 holder ?
in my hands with carly manuscript corrections ;
there the second of the above lines stands as folMINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: - Authorship of " Voiage
du Monde de Descartes" - Etymology of Sycophant lows : -Taboo - Shaston, where ? - Etymology of Devon,
&c.--Charles loglis, First Bishop of Nova Scotia, 1787 150 “ For thine own bowels, which do call thee sire," REPLIES :
most clearly and unmistakeably printed. Is any The Flemish Clothiers in Wales
152 Springs and Wells, Monkish Burials, &c.
other copy known with the same peculiarity ? "Oh, go from the window !” by Dr. E. F. Rimbault 153 There can be no doubt that “sire" and not fire is Mitigation of Capital Punishment to a Forger, by Rev. A. Gatty
the true reading; and all editors subsequent to " Bosom multiplied"
1635, the date of the last of the four folios, have On the Patronymics Ray or Wray
154 The Demonstrative "that" in the Opening of “ Measure
adopted it. for Measure"
The other instance of variation is, in some Rhymes upon Places, by William Bates : Portrait of George Fox, by J. Lewelyn Curtia
respects, under similar circumstances, as will be St. Margaret, by Thomas L. Walker, &c.
seen presently. It is met with in Richard II., Replies to Minor Qneries :-Donne versus Francis Davi. Act I. Sc. 3., where, as far as my knowledge ex
son - Henry Lord Dover -“Experto crede Roberto" -Vellurn-bound Books-Monody on the Death of Sir tends, according to all copies of the folio 1632, John Moore - The Hereditary Standard Bearer - excepting mine, the King, banishing Norfolk, tells Baxter's Saint's Rest" - The Name of Dodo “Sacrum pingue dabo," &c.-Age of Treez - Scot of
him, Satchells- Exterior Stoups "Royd" - Pickigni, &c.
“ The sly slow hours shall not determinate MISCELLANEOUS :
The dateless limit of thy dear exile." Notes on Books, &c.
161 Books and Odd'Volumes wanted
It has been customary, I believe, to print "sly Notices to Correspondents
163 slow," fly-slow, on the example and recommend
ation of Pope ; but Steevens questions the proVol. VI. - No. 146.
priety of doing so, and I, hastily perhaps, adopted
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