Notes and Queries Volume 7

Notes and Queries Volume 7

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...resemblance between Zadig' or 'Vatliek' and the contes of Straparola and Perrault. The true folk-tale, which is the genuine oiitcome of popular belief, has no claim to be included in the ranks of "fantastic fiction." I am surprised to find that Ma. YARDLEY has omitted from his list a book which is as superior to ' Vathek ' as ' Gulliver' is superior to 'Peter Wilkins.' I shall never forget the evening, some fort '-five years ago, when the dear fnend of my boyhood, Edward Gruffydd Peacock, brought to my father's house a copy of a little book which had just been completed by his brother-in-law, and which to a ad of sixteen seemed filled with all the colour and glory of the East. As one of the sections of this charming book has lately been re rinted in a separate form, I presume that ' he Shaving of Shagpat' still finds readers; and though the taste for fantastic fiction ma die out, it may be hoped that a work in w ich charm of diction and delicacy of treatment are combined with the airiest humour and with true poetic fancy will long appeal to an appreciative circle. W. F. PRIDEAUX. STEERE (9"' S. vii. 49).--The following references to pedigrees of families bearing this name occur in Dr. George W. Marsha.ll's ' Genealogist's Guide, ' 1893: --Steer.--Stonehouse's 'History of the Isle of Axliolme, ' 344; Reed's ' Histor_ of the Isle of Axholme, ' edited by T. C. Flletcher, 64' Eastwood's 'History of Ecclesfield, ' 207; 'N. & Q., ' 2-= s. iv. 90, 219, 291. Steere.--Berry's 'Surrey Genealogies, ' 34; Burl-re's 'Landed Gentry, ' 5su.; Dallaway's...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880897
  • 9781236880895