Vol. IV.—No. 101. 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. 101.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1851.
Price Threepence. Stamped Edition, 4d.
The Battle of Brunanburgh, by Dr. Thurnam 249
The Caxton Coffer, by Bolton Corney 250
Accuracy Of Printing 250
Folk Lore:—Discovering the Bodies of the Drowned—Tom Chipperfeild—East Norfolk Folk Lore 251
Sermon of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, by James Crossley 251
Cowley and Gray, No. 11. 252
Minor Notes:—Remains of Sir Hugh Montgomery—Westminster Hall—Meaning of "Log-ship"—Locusts of the New Testament 254
Coinage of Vabalathus, Prince of Palmyra, by the Rev. E. S. Taylor 255
Minor Queries:—Chaucer, how pronounced—The Island of Ægina—Statute of Limitations Abroad—Tapestry Story of Justinian—Praed's Works—Folietani—Berlin Mean Time—Defoe's House at Stoke Newington—Oxford Fellowships—Leonard Fell and Judge Fell—"Cleanliness is next to Godliness"—Davies Queries 255
MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED:—Poet referred to by Bacon—The Violin—Sir Thomas Malory, Knt.—Archbishop of Spalatro—Play of "The Spaniards in Peru"—Selion 257
Prophecies of Nostradamus 258
Passage in Virgil 260
Replies to Minor Queries:—Ell-rake—Freedom from Serpents—Nao, for Naw, for Ship—De Grammont—The Termination "-ship"—The Five Fingers—Marriages within ruined Churches—Death of Cervantes—Story referred to by Jeremy Taylor—Gray's Obligations to Jeremy Taylor—Blessing by the Hand—Sacre Cheveux—Pope and Flatman—Linteamina and Surplices 260
BATTLE OF BRUNANBURGH.
It is remarkable that the site of this great battle, the effects of which were so important to the Anglo-Saxon power, remains to this day undetermined.
The several chroniclers who describe it give various names to the locality, though modern authors generally adopt the name of Brunanburgh or "Town of the Fountains." Not however to insist on such variations in the name as Brunandune, Bruneberik, Bruneford, and Brumby, Simeon of Durham describes the battle as occurring at a place named Wendune, otherwise Weondune, to which moreover he assigns the further name of Ethrunnanwerch. The locality has been sought for in most improbable places,—in Northumberland and Cheshire. There can, however, be little or no doubt that this Waterloo of the Anglo-Saxons, as it has been called, is really to be found in the immediate neighbourhood of the Humber; though, whether on the northern or southern bank of that river seems quite uncertain: so far at least as the evidence hitherto adduced affords us the means of judging. In the Winchester volume of the British Archæological Association, MR. HESLEDEN states his belief that he has traced the site of this battle on the south of the Humber, near Barton in Lincolnshire; but the evidence on which he