Notes and Queries, Number 18, March 2, 1850

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Title: Notes & Queries, No. 18. Saturday, March 2, 1850 A Medium Of Inter-Communication For Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc.
Author: Various
Release Date: September 27, 2004 [EBook #13544]
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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
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No. 18.] SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1850 [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.
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Unpublished Letter of Horace Walpole, by S. Hall. 273 Lady Arabella Stuard, by R. Cole. 274 The Name Martel, by W. Robson. 275
QUERIES:-- Query as to Junius, by J. Sudlow, Esq. 275 New Edition of Dr. Owen's Works. 276 Minor Queries:--MS. Book of Hours--Bess of Hardwick--C?sar's Wife--Minar's Books of Antiquities--Proverb against Physicians--Compendyous Olde Treatyse--Topography of Foreign Printing Presses--Cromwell's Estates--Depinges. 276
REPLIES:-- Origin of Jew's-harp, by E.F. Rimbault, LL.D. 277 ?lfric's Colloquy, by S.W. Singer. 278 Reheting and Rehetours. 278 Arabic Numerals. 279 Fraternity of Christian Doctrine, Chaucer's Night Charm, by Rev. D. Rock. 281 Replies to Minor Queries:--By Hook or by Crook, Pokership, &c.--Golden Frog--Madoc--Twysden MSS.--Royal Genealogies--Astle's MSS.--Dr. Hugh Todd's MSS.--Sir W. Ryder--Scole Inn--Killegrew Family--Pavoise of the Black Prince--Welsh Ambassador--Phoenix. by Lactantius--Catsup--Buckingham Motto--Devices of Anglo-Saxons--Purtenin?--Pandoxare, &c. 281
MISCELLANIES:-- Use of Monosyllables--To endeavour oneself--Evelyn's Sculptura--William Baxter--Derivation of "Avon"--Warton and Heinsius, &c. 285
NOTES ON BOOKS, CATALOGUES, SALES, &c. Books and Odd Volumes wanted. 287 Notices to Correspondents. 287 Advertisements. 288
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I have the pleasure of inclosing to you (I believe) an unpublished letter of Horace Walpole's. It was found among the papers of the late William Parsons, one of the Della Cruscan poets. That it is genuine I have no doubt. The handwriting is precisely similar to a note sent with a copy of the Mysterious Mother to Mr. Parsons, in which Horace Walpole writes, "he is unwilling to part with a copy without protesting against his own want of judgment in selecting so disgusting a subject; the absurdity of which he believes makes many faults of which he is sensible in the execution overlooked." It is also guaranteed by its date,--"Paris, July 28. 1771." By reference to his correspondence with Sir H. Mann (vol. ii. p. 163.), we find a letter dated July 6, 1771, in which he writes, "I am not gone; I do go to-morrow;" and in his _General Correspondence_, vol. v. p. 303., writing to John Chute, his letter is dated from Amiens, July 9. 1771, beginning, "I am got no farther yet;" and he returned to Arlington Street, September 6. 1771, having arrived at Paris on the 10th of July, and quitted it on the 2nd of September. I notice the dates, as they indicate the rate of travelling in some degree at that period. The Query is, to whom was it addressed? There is nothing on the original to indicate the person. The letter is of no great importance, except as it shows that Walpole, under certain conditions of being, was more earnest and sincere than perhaps was in his nature, or was generally his wont.
Athen?um, Feb. 25. 1850.
"Paris, July 28. 1771.
"Dear S'r.
"I have received no letter from my brother, and consequently have no answer to make to him. I shall only say that after entering into a solemn engagement with me, that we should dispose of the places alternately, I can scarce think him serious, when he tells you he has made an entirely new arrangement for ALL the places, expects I shoud concur in it; and after that, is so good as to promise he will dispose of no more without consulting me. If He is so absolutely master of all, my concurrence is not necessary, and I will give none. If he chuses to dispose of the places without me, That matter with others _more important_, must be regulated in another manner,--and it is time they shoud, when no agreement is kept with me, and I find objections made which, upon the fullest discussion and after allowance of the force of my arguments and right, had been given up twenty years ago.
"With regard to your letter, S'r, some parts of it are, I protest, totally unintelligible to me. Others, which I think I do understand, require a much fuller answer
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