Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851

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Title: Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851 A Medium of
Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries,
Genealogists, etc.
Author: Various
Editor: George Bell
Release Date: November 1, 2007 [EBook #23282]
Language: English
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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
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No. 74.] SATURDAY, MARCH 29. 1851. [Price Threepence. Stamped
Edition 4d.
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NOTES:-- Page On Portraits of Distinguished Men, by Lord
Braybrooke 233 Story of a Relic 234 Illustration of Chaucer, No. II:
Complaint of Mars and Venus 235 Charles the First and Bartolomeo
della Nave's Collection of Pictures, by Sir F. Madden 236 Minor
Notes:--Nonsuch Palace--Ferrar and Benlowes-- Traditions from
remote Periods through few Links-- Longevity--Emendation of a
Passage in Virgil--Poems discovered among the Papers of Sir K.
Digby-- Matter-of-Fact Epitaph 236
QUERIES:-- Ancient Danish Itinerary: Prol in Angliam, by R. J. King
238 Chiming, Tolling, and Peal-ringing of Bells, by Rev. A. Gatty 238
Mazer Wood: Gutta Percha, by W. Pinkerton 239 Minor Queries:--Paul
Pitcher Night--Disinterment for Heresy--"Just Notions," &c.--Pursuits
of Literature-- Satirical Medal--Matthew's Mediterranean
Passage--Inscription on an Oak Board--Expressions in Milton--Saints'
Days--Chepstow Castle--The Wilkes MSS. and "North Briton"--"O
wearisome Condition of Humanity!"--Epitaph in Hall's "Discovery"

MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED:--Canon and Prebendary-- What
Amount of Property constitutes an Esquire?-- Cromwell
Family--Daughters of the Sixth Earl of Lennox--Wife of Joseph
Nicholson--Six Abeiles-- Southey--Epigram against Burke--Knight's
Hospitallers 242
REPLIES:-- Mesmerism, by Dr. Maitland 243 Lord Howard of
Effingham 244 Iovanni Volpe, by William Hughes 244 Replies to
Minor Queries:--Sir Andrew Chadwick-- Manuscript of Bede--Closing
of Rooms on account of Death--Enigmatical Epitaph on Rev. J.
Mawer-- Haybands in Seals--Notes on Newspapers--Duncan
Campbell--Christmas-day--MS. Sermons by Jeremy Taylor--Dryden's
Absolom and Achitophel--Rev. W. Adams--Duchess of
Buckingham--"Go the whole Hog"--Lord Bexley's Descent from
Cromwell-- Morse and Ireton Families--The Countess of Desmond--
Aristophanes on the Modern Stage--Denarius Philosophorum--On a
Passage in the Tempest-- Meaning of Waste-book--Arthur's Seat and
Salisbury Craigs--Meaning of "Harrisers" &c. 247
MISCELLANEOUS:-- Notes on Books, Sales, Catalogues, &c. 253
Books and Odd Volumes wanted 254 Notices to Correspondents 254
Advertisements 255
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In submitting to you the following brief observations, it is neither my
wish nor intention to undervalue or disparage the labours of Horace
Walpole, and Granger, and Pennant, and Lodge, and the numerous
writers who have followed in their train, and to whom we are so much
indebted for their notices of a great variety of original portraits of
distinguished Englishmen, which still adorn the mansions of our
aristocracy, and are found in the smaller collections throughout the
realm. But I may be permitted to express my surprise and regret that in
this age of inquiry no general catalogue of these national treasures

should ever have been published. It is true that the portraits, as well as
the other objects of attraction in our royal palaces, have been described
in print with tolerable accuracy, and some good accounts are to be met
with of the pictures at Woburn, and Blenheim, and Althorpe, and many
of the residences of the nobility which can boast their local historian.
We are, however, in most cases obliged to content ourselves with the
meagre information afforded by county topography, or such works as
the Beauties of England, Neale's Country Seats, and unsatisfactory
No one, then, can doubt that such a compilation as I am advocating
would prove a most welcome addition to our increasing stock of
historical lore, and greatly assist the biographer in those researches
upon which, from no sufficient materials being at hand, too much time
is frequently expended without any adequate result. A catalogue would
also tend to the preservation of ancient portraits, which, by being
brought into notice, would acquire more importance in the estimation
of the possessors; and in the event of any old houses falling into decay,
the recorded fact of certain pictures having existed there, would cause
them to be inquired after, and rescue them from destruction.
Opportunities would likewise be afforded of correcting misnomers, and
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