Vol. V.—No. 115. NOTES AND QUERIES: A MEDIUM OF INTER-COMMUNICATION FOR LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES, GENEALOGISTS, ETC.
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Transcriber's Note: Some Arabic, Coptic, Hebrew or Persian words may not be shown in an adequate way in this version.
Cibber's Lives of the Poets, by James Crossley 25
Job, by the Rev. T. R. Browne 26
A New Zealand Legend 27
Minor Notes:—A Dutch Commentary on Pope—Satirical Verses on the Chancellor Clarendon's Downfall—Execution of Charles I.—Born within the Sound of Bow Bell 27
Are our Lists of English Sovereigns complete? 28
Minor Queries:—Marriage Tithe in Wales—"Preached in a Pulpit rather than a Tub"—Lord Wharton's Bibles—Reed Family—Slavery in Scotland—Leslie, Bishop of Down—Chaplains to the Forces—John of Horsill—St. Crispin's Day—Poniatowski Gems—Why Cold Pudding settles one's Love? 29
MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED:—Poem by Camden—Marches of Wales and Lords Marchers 30
Moravian Hymns 30
Wady Mokatteb not mentioned in Num. xi. 26., by the Rev. Dr. Todd, &c. 31
Boiling to Death as a Punishment, by J. B. Coleman 32
The Roman Index Expurgatorius of 1607 33
Hobbes's "Leviathan" 34
Major-Gen. James Wolfe, by Lord Braybrooke, Rev. M. Walcott, &c. 34
"There is no mistake," by C. Ross 35
The Rev. Mr. Gay, by Edward Tagart 36
Parish Registers, Right of Search, by John Nurse Chadwick 36
Replies to Minor Queries:—Proverbs—Infantry Firing—Joceline's Legacy—Winifreda; Stevens' "Rural Felicity"—"Posie of other Men's Flowers"—Abigail—Legend of St. Molaisse—Collars of SS.—Pronunciation of Coke—Use of Misereres—Inscription on a Pair of Spectacles—John Lord Frescheville—Nightingale and Thorn—Godfrey Higgins's Works—Ancient Egypt—Crosses and Crucifixes—Rotten Row—Borough-English—Tonge of Tonge—Queen Brunéhaut—"Essex Broad Oak"—Frozen Sounds and Sir John Mandeville, &c. 37
CIBBER'S LIVES OF THE POETS.
It is rather extraordinary that none of Dr. Johnson's biographers appear to have been aware that the prospectus of Cibber's Lives was furnished by Johnson. In Mr. Croker's last edition of