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LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES,

GENEALOGISTS, ETC.

“When fourd, makc & noce of;" — CAPTAIN CUTTLE.

VOLUME SIXTH.

JULY - DECEMBER, 1852.

LONDON:
GEORGE BELL, 186. FLEET STREET.

1852.

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CONTENTS.

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Our Sixth Volume

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NOTES :-

On the Editorship of Shakspeare, by Bolton Corney

2

John Asgill, by James Crossley

3

Lines on the Earl of Crawford

Sir Henry Wotton's Letter to Milton

5

Folk Lore:- Cure for the Ague – Weather Prophecy - 5

Printer's Errors in the Inseparable Particles in Shak-

speare, by S. W. Singer

6

Dr. Cumming on Romans viii., by J. C. Robertson

6

Progressive Development and Transmutation of Species,
by C. Mansfield Ingleby

7

Minor Notes :- Apuleius on Mesmerism - The Domi.

ciliary Clause – Transmission of Ancient Usages

Inscription on an Oak Chest - The Raising of

Charles I.'s Standard at Nottingham

8

QUERIES :-

Remarkable Experiments

8

Minor Queries :- De Sancta Cruce - Etymology of
" Aghindle Aghendole"- Pictures of Queen
Elizabeth's Tomb - Spanish " Veiwo Bowes" - Old
English Divines - Lord Viscount Dover, Colonel of
the First Troop of Guards in the Service of James II.
in Ireland, 1689–1690 – Lines on Woman's Will
Celebrated Fly - Battle of Alfred the Great with the
Danes - Old Satchells-—" Pretty Peggy of Derby, O!"
-"Noose as I was "_" La Garde meurt," &c.-- Coral

Charms-Maturin Laurent - Mons. Cahagnet-James

Murray, titular Earl of Dunbar -

9

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED: - Lanthorns - A Popular

Book censured in the Pulpit, in the Time of Queen

Anne - Legend respecting the Isle of Ely

11

REPLIES : –

The Trusty Servant at Winchester, by Sir F. Madden 12

The Earl of Erroll

13

Inscription at Persepolis

14

"Monody on the Death of Sir John Moore," by J. R.

Walbran

15

Coke and Cowper, how pronounced

16

Replies to Minor Queries : - Use of Slings by the Early

Britons - Burial in Unconsecrated Ground — Etimo-
logy of Fetch and Haberdasher - Baxter's “ Heavy
Sbove," &C. — "We three" - Age of Trees - The
Diphthong "ai”- The Symbol of the Pelican - John
Hope - Stoup- Flanagan on the Round Towers of
Ireland - Giving the Sack -- The Bells of Limerick
Cathedral - Mexican, &c. Grammar - B shop Merri-
man - Birthplace of Andrew Marvell - Anstis on
Seals-Foundation Stones-Milton indebted to Tacitus

-Plague Stones-Algernon Sidney-Edmund Bohun

-Declaration of Two Thousand Clergymen

17

MISCELLANEOUS :-

Notes on Books, &c.

21

Books and Odd Volumes wanted

42

Notices to Correspondents

22

Advertisements

22

Milton describes the active and industrious emmet as

“provident

Of future; in small room large heart inclos'd.”
What authority there may be for the asserted physic-
logical fact in reference to the emmet, is a Query we
submit to our readers, merely reminding them that
Virgil has said the same thing of bees : at present we
quote the words of our great poet as descriptive of the
function and purpose which we have carried on through-
out Five Volumes, and which we shall keep steadily
before us in that new Volume on which we are this day
entering, and in the numberless remainder which we
trust will follow. “Provident of future,” we shall lay up
good store of valuable materials for all inquirers; and
within the “small room” of our hebdomadal sheet
shall strive to inclose a mass of matter more directly
useful to literary men than has ever been crowded into
such space before.

The continued kindness of our “increased and still

increasing” band of contributors and correspondents

enables us, volume by volume, to perform our office

more perfectly. The number of important questions

which we answer immediately, and the number cleared

up by the friendly discussions in our pages, are both

continually on the increase. Some day we shall (in

Parliamentary phrase) present a Return upon this sub-

ject which will excite no little surprise : at present

we will merely express our warmest thanks to all

our contributing friends, and assure them of our

constant endeavour to insert their papers in the way

which will be most useful, and at the same time most

agreeable to themselves. Slight curtailment, and some

delay, are occasionally unavoidable; but we studiously

endeavour to do the most entire justice to every paper

that is sent to us, and that as quickly as possible.

Sucb shall ever continue to be our aim : our only

"strife” being how to please you all - readers, corre-

spondents, note-makers, and querists ~ " day exceeding

day,"

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