Notes and Queries, Number 30, May 25, 1850

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Title: Notes & Queries, No. 30. Saturday, May 25, 1850 A Medium Of
Inter-Communication For Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries,
Genealogists, Etc.
Author: Various
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QUERIES, NO. 30. ***

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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
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No. 30.] SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1850 [Price Threepence. Stamped
Edition 4d.
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NOTES:-- Dr. Johnson and Dr. Warton, by F.H. Markland. 481
Spenser's Monument. 481 Borrowed Thoughts, by S.W. Singer. 482
Folk Lore:--Easter Eggs--A Cure for Warts--Charm for Wounds--Fifth
Son--Cwm Wybir. 482 Bartholomew Legate, the Martyr. 483 Bohn's
Edition of Milton's Prose Works. 483 Reprint of Jeremy Taylor's
Works. 483 Dr. Thos. Bever's Legal Polity of Great Britain. 483
QUERIES:-- Dr. Richard Holsworth and Thos. Fuller. 484 Queries
upon Cunningham's Handbook of London. 484 On a Passage in
Macbeth. 484 Minor Queries:--As throng as Throp's Wife--Trimble
Family--"Brozier." 485
REPLIES:-- The Dodo Queries, by S.W. Singer. 485 Abbey of St.
Wandrille. 486 Origin of the Word "News." 487 Replies to Minor
Queries:--Dr. Whichcot and Lord Shaftesbury--Elizabeth and
Isabel--Trunck Breeches--Mercenary Preacher--Abdication of James
II.--Toom Shawn Cattie--Wotton's Poem to Lord Bacon--"My Mind to
Me a Kingdom is"--Gesta Grayorum--Marylebone Gardens--Mother of
Thomas à Becket--Dr. Strode's Poem--Lord Carrington--Esquires and
Gentlemen--Early Inscriptions--American Aborigines--Vox
Populi--Dutch Language--Salting, &c. 488
MISCELLANIES:-- Bishop Burnet as an Historian--Dance
Thumbkin--King's Coffee House--Spur Money. 493
MISCELLANEOUS:-- Notes on Books, Catalogues, Sales, &c. 494
Books and Odd Volumes wanted. 494 Notice to Correspondents. 494
Advertisements. 495
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Amongst the poems of the Rev. Thos. Warton, vicar of Basingstoke,
who is best remembered as the father of two celebrated sons, is one
entitled _The Universal Love of Pleasure_, commencing--
"All human race, from China to Peru, Pleasure, howe'er disguised by

art, pursue." &c. &c.
Warton died in 1745, and his Poems were published in 1748.
Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes appeared in 1749; but Boswell
believes that it was composed in the preceding year. That Poem, as we
well remember, commences thus tamely:--
"Let observation with extensive view, Survey Mankind from China to
Though so immeasurably inferior to his own, Johnson may have
noticed these verses of Warton's with some little attention, and
unfortunately borrowed the only prosaic lines in his poem. Besides the
imitation before quoted, both writers allude to Charles of Sweden. Thus
Warton says,--
"'Twas hence rough Charles rush'd forth to ruthless war."
Johnson, in his highly finished picture of the same monarch, says,--
"War sounds the trump, he rushes to the field."
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In the _Lives of English Poets_, by William Winstanley (London,
printed by H. Clark for Samuel Manship, 1687), in his account of
Spenser, p. 92., he says, "he died anno 1598, and was honourably
buried at the sole charge of Robert, first of that name, Earl of Essex, on
whose monument is written this epitaph:--
"Edmundus Spenser, Londinensis, Anglicorum poetarum nostri seculi
fuit princeps, quod ejus Poemata, faventibus Musis, et victuro genio
conscripa comprobant. Obiit immatura morte, anno salutis 1598, et
prope Galfredum Chaucerum conditur, qui foelicisime Poesin Anglicis
literis primus illustravit. In quem hæc scripta sunt Epitaphia.
"Hic prope Chaucerum situs est Spenserius, illi Prominens ingenio,
proximum ut tumulo Hic prope Chaucerum Spensere poeta poetam
Conderis, et versud quam tumulo proprior, Anglica te vivo vixit,
plausitque l'oesis; Nunc moritura timet, te moriente mori."
I have also a folio copy of Spenser, printed by Henry Hills for Jonathan
Edwin, London, 1679. In a short life therein printed, it says that he was
buried near Chaucer, 1596; and the frontispiece is an engraving of his
tomb, by E. White, which bears this epitaph:--

"Heare lyes (expecting the second comminge of our Saviour, Christ
Jesus) the body of Edmond Spenser, the Prince of Poets in his tyme,
whose Divine spirit needs noe othir witness than the works which he
left behind {482} him. He was borne in London in the yeare 1510, and
died in the yeare 1596."
Beneath are these lines:--
"Such is the tombs the
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