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Vol. VI.— No. 154.]
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9. 1852.
Page Nelson's Funeral
NELSON'S FUNERAL. Customs Duties
334 Hints to Authors and Publishers
334 Public attention being at this moment directed Guano and the Lobos Islands
336 to public funerals, &c., consequent upon the loss Inedited Letter of John Finch, by Kenneth R. H. Mac- the nation has sustained by the cleath of the Duke kenzie
336 "Epigram Corner
of Wellington, I have been making reference to Folk Lore: Newspaper Folk Lore
338 my old newspapers at the period of Nelson's Minor Notes : - The Venom of Toads - “Sheets," a
funeral. I have much pleasure in sending you Kentish Word- Church-stile - Curiosities of Cata- this brief account, in the hopes that it may prove logues
acceptable to your pages as well as your readers.
The “Victory," with the remains of the ever-toShakspeare's Manuscripts and Papers, by J. O. Halli
be-lamented Nelson, arrived off Sheerness, SunHornung, the Painter of Geneva
day, December 22, 1805. Minor Queries : – Epitaph – Anglican Baptism - Cap- The body was placed the following morning on tain Booth of Stockport - Printed Sermon by Oliver
board the “ Chatham” yacht, proceeding on her Cromwell - Milton in Prose - Passage in Sir W. Draper - Saying of a great Judge - Henricus Gru- way to Greenwich. The coffin, covered with an ingius. Decanus Embricensis - Serpent's Tongue Crawford of Kilburnie - Sandred Groat - Wife of
ensign, was placed on deck. Tuesday she arrived Stanislaus Augustus II. of Poland - Legend of King at Greenwich ; the body, still being in the coffin Alfred – Plunkett's “Light to the Blind" - Portraits
made of the wreck of “ L'Orient," was then enveof Lady Jane Grey – Junius: Letter XVI.- Hob, Meaning of Sussex Ghost-Story - Scotch East- loped in the colours of the “Victory," bound round India Company-Pepys's Morma – Passage in Milton
by a piece of rope, and carried by sailors, part of - The Venerable Bede - Consecration of Bishops in Ireland - Gerit Comhaer
the crew of the “Victory," to the Painted Itall, MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: -" " Epistles Philosophical where preparations were made for the lying in and Moral"
state; the days appointed for which were Sunday,
Monday, and Tuesday, January 5, 6, and 7, 1806, Pretty Peg of Derby, o !" by Dr. E. F. Rimbault
and to which all due effect was given. WednesRusus' Oak, by W. Sparrow Siinpson, B.A. The Passage in “ Love's Labour's Lost"
day, January 8, the first day's procession by water 344
took place, and the remains were removed from Tomb of John Baret in St. Mary's Church, St. Ed
Greenwich to Whitehall, and from thence to the munds, Bury
Admiralty, with all possible pomp and solemnity. Exterior Stoups, by Thos. L. Walker and Jos. Bosworth 345 South's Sermons
This procession of barges, &c. was nearly a mile Photography and Manuscripts, by George Stephens, &c. 347
long, minute guns being fired during its progress. Replies to Minor Queries : - Glossary of old Scientific
The banner of emblems was borne by Captain and Medical Terms – Tonson and the Westminsters Hardy, Lord Nelson's captain. The body was – The Crystal Palace : Who designed it ?- St. Chris. topher - Cowdray – Frampton, Bishop of Gloucester
deposited that night in the captain's room at the lotun - Uncovering the Head and uncovering the Admiralty, and attended by the Rev. Jolin Scott. Fert - Savez - Names of Places – "Not serve two Masters" - John de Huddersfield
Thursday, January 9, 1806, the procession from
- The Larchkhyines upon Places, &c.
the Admiralty to St. Paul's moved forward about
eleven o'clock in the morning, the first part conNotes on Books, &c.
- 353 sisting of cavalry regiments, regimental bands with books and Odd Volumes wanted
inuffed drums, Greenwich pensioners, seamen from Notices to Correspondents
the “Victory,” about 200 mourning coaches, 400 carriages of public officers, nobility, &c., including those of the royal family (the Prince of Wales,
Duke of Clarence, &c. taking part in the pro VOL VI.- No. 154.
sion). The body, upon a funeral car, w"
by six led horses. At Temple Bar, the city officers took their places in the procession. Upon arrival at the cathedral, they entered by the west gate and the great west door, ranging themselves according to their ranks. The seats were as follows: under the dome, in each archway, in the front of the piers, and in the gallery over the choir. The form of the seats under the dome took the shape of the dome, namely, a circular appearance, and calculated to hold 3056 persons; an iron railing was also placed from the dome to the great western door, within which persons were allowed to stand. The body was placed on a bier, erected on a raised platform opposite to the eagle desk. At the conclusion of the service in the choir, a procession was formed from thence to the grave, with banners, &c. The interment being over, Garter proclaimed the style; and the comptroller, treasurer, and steward of the deceased, breaking their staves, gave the pieces to Garter, who threw them
The procession, arranged by the officers of arms, then returned.
For a few days after the public were admitted upon a shilling fee, and permitted to enter the enclosed spot directly over the body, looking down a distance of about ten feet, and were gratified with a sight of the coflin, placed upon a sort of table covered with black cloth. OBSERVATOR.
into the grave:
Bugasines or calico buckrams, the piece.
Bustians, the piece.
Caddas or Cruell Ribband, the piece.
Earlings, the groce.
lewzernes skin. Gadza of all sorts, the yard. * Jeate, the lb.
Jews' trumpes, the groce.
lockerams vocat treager grest and narrow.
soultwhich, the 100 ells.
Scamoty, the yard.
Tannets of cruell, the yd. * Tikes vocat. brizell.
turnal. Verditor, the cwt. * Wadmoll, the yard.
Outward Rates. Filozelloes of silk. Seamorse teeth, the lb. Skins of stag, swan, elke, wolfe, cat and otter, dog
badger, and squirrel. Stuffs vocat. Perpetuanas. Thrums, the 100. Tuftaffaties, the yd. Virginals, the paire.
The rates outwards are much fewer than those inwards, and, in the present day, in many cases the export has taken the place of the import trade.
CUSTOMS DUTIES. I send a few extracts from the schedule to the act of 12 Charles II. c. 4., being “A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported." Some of them are curious, as showing the demand for articles for which there is now no sale; and many names are mentioned which are now unknown. Í should be glad to know what are the various articles which are marked by an asterisk : at present I can only guess :
Rates Inwards. * Andlets or males, the lb.
Babies or puppets for children, the groce.
Bandeliers, the 100.
Bottles of wood, vocat sucking bottles, the groce. * Boultel rains, the piece.
Buffins, Mocadoes and lile grograms, the piece.
HINTS TO AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS.
1. Every book that is worth reading, except; perhaps, a work of fiction, requires an Inder; and the more books there are in ite world the more requisite it becomes. In certain books a second, or even a third, index is necessary. The old editions
of the fathers and schoolmen furnish admirable of all the former editions should be given, and in precedents : the three indices attached to St. some instances the number of copies in each Thomas's Summa, for instance, afford a fair summa edition, and even the month of publication. An in themselves, supposing one never read a line of author should be preserved in his full integrity, the work. The value of a good index, whether as and any the slightest alteration strictly accounted regards time saved, or information gained that for. The system of suppression and mutilation might otherwise be lost, cannot be too highly es- cannot be too severely reprehended. timated.
Setting out with the principle that as much as 2. Some writers rely too much on the knowledge possible should be worked up in the text, yet in of their readers; one form of this error is that of many cases notes cannot be dispensed with. The giving quotations without references.
matter, however, in these notes ought to be careIn certain cases the giving name, place, &c. for fully indexed. each quotation might be objected to in the text, 10. The days of patrons and fulsome prefaces or even in a note; well, let them appear in any are gone by, but we still meet with whining precase in the index. If Milton be quoted in the text, faces deprecating criticism, and making all sorts and you object to giving the reference in the same of excuses,“ hoping the indulgent public will take place, see that the index mentions“ Milton quoted, the writer's peculiar circumstances into considerPar. Lost,” for instance, such a book and line. ation," and so forth. The absurdity of this proLet. not the Dictionary of Hackneyed_ Quota- ceeding is evident, as a book stands or falls on its tions induce a violation of this rule. In some own merits. As a man will not buy bad bread works a separate "imdex of authors quoted” for himself or his family, though the baker "la(giving exact references) would be desirable; but bours under peculiar and unfortunate circumin every case, if the reference be not given in text stances," no more will he buy a book, though the or note, it should be given in the index.
author “ labours under" an itch for writing, and 3. In making a quotation, use the very words the peculiar circumstances" of having nothing
“ and orthography of the writer cited, giving an to say. It is often said that the preface is the accurate reference to volume and page, and, unless most difficult part of the book to write (even still the work be a very common one, edition, date, more so than the title-page), and I think it partly and place of publication should be added. Do arises from the supposed obligation of writing one not give quotations second-hand if possible. in every case, whether wanted or not.
4. Omission or insufficiency of dates is a common 11. I much regret the ancient colophon, and defect and a great source of confusion. Some would gladly see it revived. writers are satisfied with giving a date at the com- 12. Book margins I have already spoken of mencement of a chapter, and referring to it, (Vol. vi., p. 73.), and need only add that the most
p perhaps, throughout the book as “this year."
“ this year.” | important are those in the breadth, viz. the back Dates should be printed at the top of every page, and front margins. and in the margin whenever they change.
13. How full of repose and grateful to the eye 5. Running titles are very useless ; either have is the toned and mellow paper of books of the olden the subject matter of the current page as the title, time! How painful is the dazzling white of the or none at all.
present day! Surely toned paper could be pro6. In mentioning a nobleman or bishop, give duced as cheaply as the other, and brought into the personal as well as the title or official name. common use, to the great saving of the eyes and The not observing this rule causes much incon- comfort of the mind. venience.
At the conclusion of these rambling “hints," 7. In quoting from foreign writers or the dead let me crave a receipt for varnishing old books. languages, as a general rule translate the passage For instance, when one does not wish to cut down in a note, unless the work be expressly intended an old tome by rebinding it, and the ordinary for the few.
means of brightening and polishing fails to affect 8. Books should be made as suggestive as pos- the worn leather, a varnish is sometimes applied, sible, and the reader put into possession of all the and with good results. I have some books done available sources of information on the subject in this way, and should be glad to get the receipt treated of, so that he can follow it up if so in- for making it.*
In many cases it would be very desirable to append a list of all the books which treat or throw
* Mr. Pickering's admirable press anticipates most light on the subject; with short notes, if possible, of my observations, but my wish would be to have respecting the character and value of each work many such as his., I had intended to have said somein the list.
thing about book ornaments, initials, head and tail 9. In reprints no alteration should be made pieces, borders, &c., but must defer it to another time. without full mention; in every case an account
GUANO AND THE LOBOS ISLANDS.
was presented to the British Museum by Captain P. C. S. S. presumes that at a time when the
W. H. Smythe, R.N., on the 9th day of f'ebruary, Lobos Islands and their product are so much the 1848, and was transcribed by me for your paper
some months ago. subject of discussion, it may not be altogether
The letter is written on two folios of thick paper, uninteresting to the readers of “N. & Q.” to ascertain the date when the knowledge of Guano in a roughi, close, though shambling hand. Occaand its fertilising properties was first introduced sionally, as you will perceive, a word has been left to the English public. He believes that the earliest out, and the date is partly mutilated, so that it is English mention of that substance was in 1670; impossible to tell the precise year in which it was and that it is to be found in a little work then printed, called the Art of Metalls, translated from
The subject of the communication is very inthe Spanish. Although the title-page of that edition teresting, and might lead to the inquiry as to where does not mention the name of the translator, he is
the medals are now preserved. Perhaps they may known to have been Edward Montagu, Earl of yet turn up; and in that case the letter will not Sandwich. The title was thus :
only be interesting but valuable, as a history of the
coins in question. I shall therefore ask whether “ The First Book of the Art of Metalls; written in the subsequent history of these medals is at all Spanish by Albano Alonzo Barba, Master of Art, born traceable ?" and whether it should not be given to in the Town of Lepe in Andalusia, Curate of St. Ber. the world in your pages ? nard's Parish in the Imperial City of Potosi, in the
Kenneth R. H. MACKENZIE. Kingdom of Peru in the W. I., in the Year 1640. Translated into English in the Year 1669 : Lond.,
“ Wye, October the ... 170.. sm. 8vo., 1670." At p. 16. is the passage to which P. C. S. S. return of my servant last Thursday, and indeed I
“I had not heard of your indisposition till by the alludes, viz. :
should have been extremely concern'd for itt, had “ Cardanus, amongst his curiosities, makes mention he not inform'd me that you are recouer'd again; of another kinde of earth, anciently called Britannica I most heartily wish'd you a re-establishment of (from the country where it is found); they were fain your good health. I have for some-time design'd to dig very deep mines to come at it. It was white; communicating to you a surprizing account (at and after they had separated the plate it contained, least it is so to me) of some medalls which my they manured their tilth-fields with the earth, which Weymouth purchased last winter in town. Not were put in heart thereby for 100 years after. Out of islands in the South Sea, not far from the city of of them, I wrote to my lord, and had the following
knowing what credit to give to what I had heard Arica, they fetch earth that doth the same effect as the last afore-mentioned. It is called Guano (i. e.
account:Two amongst them, the most remarkdung); not because it is the dung of sea-fowls (as able, are these : A medal of gold (weighing aboue many would have it), but because of its admirable twenty-two ounces, the gold worth 5 lb. per ounce) virtue in making ploughed ground fertile. And that
of Joannes Palæologus, Emp. of Constantinople
, which is brought from the island of Iqueyque is of a
On the Reverse is written: 'Opus Pisani pictoris. dark gray colour, like unto tobacco ground small. This I believe you will allow may probably be a Although from other islands nearer Arica they get a true one, Pisani being famous for hauing engraued white earth, inclining to sallow, of the same virtue. very large of seueral great persons, and It instantly colours water whereinto it is put, as if it particularly one of that Empereur ; besides that was the best ley, and smells very strong. The quali
my lord assures me itt is not cast, and is of the ties and virtues of this, and of inany other simples of finest gold, and not being very ancient itt might the new world, are a large field for ingenious persons easily be preserued. But that which startled nie to discourse philosophically upon, when they shall bend their minds to the searching out of truth, rather is four inches, half an inch, and a twentieth part
, was the account of an Antoninus, whose diameter
of than riches."
an inch ; weighing twenty-one ounces, twelve P.C. S. S. would be glad of any further inform pennyweights, at 4 lbs. 10s. per ounce.
On one ation respecting the Terra Britannica to which, in side are the heads of Antoninus and his Empresse the above passage, Cardanus is said to refer. Faustina; on the other Cybele in a chariot drawn
P. C. S. S. by lyons.
In the Exergue · ÆTERNITAS.' My lord says, that beside their being of so extraordinary a size, and of the finest gold, that of Anto
ninus and Faustina is most exquisitely stamp'd: As I promised on a former occasion, I send you the other by Pisani, rude in comparison of the the letter of Finch preserved among the Addi- former. He said that my Lord Pembrook, who is tional MSS. of the British Museum, and numbered 17,301. I find that it was described in * Here a word seems to have been accidentally Thorpe's Catalogue, Part I., 1835, No. 522. It omitted.
INBDITED LETTER OF JOHN FINCH.