American Notes and Queries Volume 6

American Notes and Queries Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: given, in the last decade of the nineteenth century, to the pretensions of the old Rosicrucians, but the fact remains that a society of that name still exists or did in 1884. A statement was published in 1883 to the effect that a lodge of Rosicrucians existed in London, whose members claimed by asceticism to live beyond the allotted age of man, and that the late Lord Lytton had vainly tried to gain admission. Referring to this statement, Rev. E. Walford, M.A., asked through the medium of Notes and Queries (London, November 15, 1884), whether anything authentic could be learned concerning it. He was answered in the same periodical (December 13, 1884) by the Magister Ternpli of the society, over his address, who stated that "the Soc. Rosic. in Anglia still holds several meetings a year in London. The fratres investigate the occult sciences; but I am not aware that any of them practice asceticism or expect to prolong life on earth indefinitely. It is not customary to divulge the names of candidates who have been refused 1 'ission to the first grade, that of Zelator, so must ask to be excused from answering the question as to Lord Lytton." E. G. Keen. Warw Ck, Pa. Tacoma (Vol. vi, p. 137).--It is doubtful if the action of the Board on Geographic Names in rejecting the Indian name Tacoma and selecting Rainier for the peak in question will have any influence outside of official publications. The name Tacoma has everything to recommend it so far as orthoepy is concerned, and its use is almost universal on the Pacific coast, the city of Seattle possibly excepted, and it is moreover in sympathy with the policy of retaining aboriginal names. The Legislature of California changed the name of the famous lake Tahoe to Bigler. Happily more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775139
  • 9781236775139