Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850

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Title: Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850
Author: Various
Release Date: March 18, 2005 [EBook #15405]
Language: English
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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
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No. 57.] SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1850. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.
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NOTES:-- Portrait of Cardinal Beaton 433 On the Pointing of a Passage in "All's Well that Ends Well" by A. Roffe 434 Folk-Lore:--The bigger the Ring, the nearer the Wet --Power of prophesying before Death--Change in the Appearance of the Dead--Strange Remedies--Mice as a Medicine--Omens from Birds 434 Mode of computing Interest 435 On the Cultivation of Geometry in Lancashire 436 Minor Notes.--Sermon's Pills--An Infant Prodigy-- A Hint for Publishers--"He who runs may read"-- The Rolliad--The Conquest 438
QUERIES:-- Bibliographical Queries 440 Minor Queries.--Dr. Timothy Thruscross--Echo Song--Meaning of Thwaites--Deus Justificatus-- Death by Burning--Irish Bull--Farquharson's Observations on Auror?--Defender of the Faith-- Calendar of Sundays in Greek and Roman Churches-- Dandridge the Painter--Chaucer's Portrait by Occleve-- John o'Groat's House--Dancing the Bride to Bed--Duke and Earl of Albermarle 441
REPLIES:-- Julin, the Drowned City 443 Nicholas Ferrar and the so-called Arminian Nunnery of Little Gidding 444 Vineyards 446 Treatise of Equivocation, by J. Sansom 446 Riots in London 446 Replies to Minor Queries:--Osnaburg Bishoprick-- Death of Richard II.--Scottish Prisoners sold to Plantations--Lachrymatories--Querela Cantabrigiensis-- "Then" for "than."--Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception-- Letters of Horning--Dr. Euseby Cleaver--Mrs. Partington--"Never did Cardinal bring good to England"--Florentine Edition of the Pandects--Master John Shorne--"Her Brow was Fair"--Dodd's Church History--Blackwall Docks-- Wives of Ecclesiastics--Stephens' Sermons--Saying of Montaigne--Scala Coeli--Red Hand 447
MISCELLANEOUS:-- Notes on Books, Sales Catalogues, &c. 453 Books and Odd Volumes Wanted 453 Notices to Correspondents 454 Advertisements 454
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A portrait of this eminent Man was engraved by Pennant, from a picture at Holyrood House, in
Part II. of his _Tour in Scotland_, p. 243. 4to. Lond.
1776. Lodge has an engraving from the same portrait in his collection of Illustrious Personages. This is a strange circumstance; because, when Pinkerton was about to include this portrait in his collection, Pennant wrote to him, on 30th April, 1796, as follows:
"Give me leave to say, that I suspect the authenticity of my Cardinal Beaton. I fear it is Cardinal Falconer or Falconieri. I think there is a genuine one somewhere in Scotland. It will be worth your while to inquire if there be one, and engrave it, and add my suspicions, which induce you do it."--Pinkerton's _Correspondence_, vol. i. p. 402. 8vo. Lond. 1830.
Pinkerton made inquiry, and on Dec. 1st, 1797, writes to the Earl of Buchan:
"Mr. Pennant informs me the Cardinal Beaton is false. It is, indeed, too modern. A real Beaton is said to exist in Fife."--Pinkerton's _Correspondence_, vol. ii. p. 17.
Lord Buchan writes to him that Mr. Beaton, of Balfour, believes himself to have a genuine portrait of the Cardinal, and offers it for engraving. The authenticity of this portrait, however, appears not to have been established, and it was not engraved. Another was found at Yester, and was at first concluded to be a genuine original: but Lady Ancram soon discovered that it possessed no marks of originality, but might be a good copy: it was, however, certainly not one of the six cardinals purchased by the third Earl of Lothian. Finally, it was rejected altogether. A copy of a portrait from the Vatican was also rejected as undoubtedly spurious. It appears, therefore, that Pinkerton, in this case at least, exercised caution in the selection of his subject for engraving, so far as concerned authenticity. His criticism, that the Holyrood House portrait is "too modern," will be agreed in by all who will take the trouble to compare the portrait in Lodge with undoubted portraits of the time: the style is too modern by a hundred years. But the portrait is of a man upwards of sixty years old: Beaton was murdered in 1546, in the fiftieth year of his age. The portrait is of a dark haired man without beard.
I now come to a portrait of Beaton which there appears reason to think is genuine, and I beg the favour of your correspondents to give me any information in their power regarding it. This
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