Vol. IV.—No. 100. NOTES AND QUERIES: A MEDIUM OF INTER-COMMUNICATION FOR LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES, GENEALOGISTS, ETC.
"When found, make a note of."—CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
VOL. IV.—No. 100.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1851.
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Notes on the Calendar, by Professor de Morgan 218
Inedited Letters of Swift 218
Nineveh Inscriptions, by T. J. Buckton 220
Inedited Letter of Alfieri 222
Stanzas in Childe Harold 223
Notes on Oxford Edition of Jewel 225
Anagrams, by Henry H. Breen 226
Folk Lore:—Cure for Hooping Cough—Cure for the Toothache—Medical Use of Pigeons—Obeism 227
Notes on Julin, No. II., by K. R. H. Mackenzie 228
Minor Notes:—Curious Epitaph in Dalkeith Churchyard—Device of SS.—Lord Edward Fitzgerald—The Michaelmas Goose—Gravesend Boats—Scullcups 230
Minor Queries:—Equestrian Figure of Elizabeth—Indian Ants—Passage in George Herbert—The King's-way, Wilts—Marriages within ruined Churches—Fees for Inoculation—"Born in the Eighth Climate"—Aubrey de Montdidier's Dog—Sanford's Descensus—Parish Registers—Briefs for Collections—Early Printing Presses—Bootikins—Printers' Privilege—Death of Pitt—"A Little Bird told me"—Baroner—William III. at Exeter—History of Hawick—Johannes Lychtenberger—Lestourgeon the Horologist—Physiological Query—De Grammont's Memoirs—"Frightened out of his Seven Senses"—Fides Carbonaria—Bourchier Family—Warnings to Scotland—Herschel anticipated—Duke of Wellington 231
MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED:—An Early Printer—"Nimble Ninepence"—Prince Rupert's Balls—Knock under—Freemasons 234
Conquest of Scotland 234
Pendulum Demonstration 235
Lord Mayor not a Privy Councillor 235
Collars of SS. 236
Written Sermons 237
Replies to Minor Queries:—Authoress of "A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic"—Winifreda—Querelle d'Alleman—Coins of Constantius II.—Proverb, what constitutes one?—Dr. Matthew Sutcliffe—Pope's Translations of Horace—M. Lominus, Theologus—Corpse passing makes a Right Way—Horology—Curfew—"Going the whole Hog"—John Bodley—Language of Ancient Egypt—William Hone—Bensley—John Lilburne—School of the Heart—Sir W. Raleigh in Virginia—Siege of Londonderry—Cowper Law—Decretorum Doctor—Nightingale and Thorn—Carli the Economist—Tale of a Tub—Wyle Cop—Visiting Cards—Absalom's Hair—MS. Book of Sentences—The Winchester Execution—Locke's MSS.—Peal of Bells—Pope's "honest Factor"—Bells in Churches—Passage from Virgil—Duke of Berwick—Nullus and Nemo—Grimsdyke—Coke, how pronounced—Marcus Ælius Antoninus 237
Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 245
Books and Odd Volumes wanted 245
Notices to Correspondents