Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851

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Title: Notes and Queries, Number 68, February 15, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
Author: Various
Editor: George Bell
Release Date: September 16, 2007 [EBook #22639]
Language: English
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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
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No. 68.] SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.
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NOTES:-- Page Defence of the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots, by J. Payne Collier 113 "De Navorscher," by Bolton Corney 114 A Bidding at Weddings in Wales, by W. Spurrell 114 Coleridge's "Religious Musings" 115 Folk Lore:--Lammer Beads--Engraved Warming-pans--Queen Elizabeth's Christening Cloth 115 Minor Notes:--The Breeches Bible--Origin of the present Race of English--True Blue--"By Hook or by Crook"--Record of Existing Monuments 115
QUERIES:-- Five Queries and Notes on Books, Men, and Authors 117 Minor Queries:--The Witches' Prayer--Water-buckets given to Sheriffs--A Cracow Pike--Meaning of Waste-book--Machell's MS. Collections for Westmoreland and Cumberland--Decking Churches at Christmas--Coinage of Germany--Titles of Peers who are Bishops--At Sixes and Sevens--Shaking Hands--George Steevens--Extradition--Singing of Metrical Psalms and Hymns in Churches--Ormonde Portraits--Tradescant--Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs--Lincoln Missal 118
REPLIES:-- Meaning of Eisell, by Samuel Hickson and S. W. Singer 119 Descent of Henry IV. 120 Fossil Elk of Ireland 121 Replies to Minor Queries:--Coverdale Bible--Epitaph-- Probabilism--Old Hewson the Cobbler--Rodolph Gualter--Burning the Hill--"Fronte capillata," &c.--Time when Herodotus wrote--Herstmonceux Castle--Camden and Curwen Families--Joan Sanderson, or the Cushion Dance--North Sides of Churchyards--"Antiquitas S?culi Juventus Mundi"--Umbrella--Form of Prayer at the Healing 122
MISCELLANEOUS:-- Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 126 Books and Odd Volumes wanted 127 Notices to Correspondents 127 Advertisements 127
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Allow me to supply a deficiency in my last volume of Extracts from the Registers of the Stationers' Company, printed by the Shakspeare Society. It occurs at p. 224., in reference to an entry of 11th Feb., 1587, in the following terms:
"John Wyndett. Lycensed alsoe to him, under the B. of London hand and Mr. Denham, An Analogie or Resemblance betweene Johane, Queene of Naples, and Marye, Queene of Scotland."
In the note appended to this entry I point out a mistake by Herbert (ii. 1126. of his History of Printing), who fancied that the Defence of the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots, and Kyffin's Blessedness of Britain, were the same work; and I add that "the Analogy here entered is not recorded among the productions of John Windet's press." This is true; but Mr. David Laing, of Edinburgh, has kindly taken the trouble to send me, all the way from Scotland, a very rare volume, which proves that the Analogy in question was printed by Windet in consequence of the registration, and that it was, in fact, part of a volume which that printer put forth under the following title:
"A Defence of the Honorable Sentence of Execution of the Queene of Scots: exampled with Analogies, and Diverse Presidents of Emperors, Kings, and Popes. With the Opinions of learned Men in the Point, &c.; together with the Answere to certaine Objections made by the favourites of the late Scottish Queene, &c. At London, printed by John Windet."
It has no date: but it may be supplied by the entry at Stationer's Hall, and by the subject of the volume. The first chapter of the work is headed "An Analogie or Resemblance betweene Ione, queene of Naples, and Marie, queene of Scotland," which are the terms of the entry; and the probability seems to be, that when Windet took, or sent, it to be licensed, the book had no other title, and that the clerk adopted the heading of the first chapter as that of the whole volume. It consists, in fact, of eight chapters, besides a "conclusion," and a sort of supplement, with distinct signatures (beginning with D, and possibly originally forming part of some other work), of Babington's letter to Mary, her letter to Babington, the heads of a letter from Mary to Bernardin Mendoza, and "points" out of other letters, subscribed by Curle. The whole is a very interesting collection in relation to the history and end of Mary Queen of Scots; but
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