Notes and Queries Volume 99

Notes and Queries Volume 99

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...as a token to represent the sum of 31. 12s., and where? Thos. Ratcliffe. Worksop. 'voyages And Adventures Of Jack Halliard In The Arctic Ocean.'--Can any of your readers tell me anything about this book t I have a copy of an edition published in Boston by Ticknor fe Fields in 1854, and copyrighted in 1833. 1 believe that inquiry has been made about the book, but there seems to be divided opinion as to whether it is of English or American origin. 1 should like, if possible, to find out when and where it was first published, and who was the author. Chas. Welsh. Boston, U.S. Aone8 A Fateful Name.--Surely it is desirable to make a special query as to the belief that those bearing the name of Agnes will go mad. Mr. Peacock, under the heading 'Names: Saxon and Norman' (ante, p. 114), asks if this is merely a local Lincolnshire belief. I have never heard of this curious fancy, and beg to renew the inquiry under the name itself. James Hooper. Norwich. A Translation Of Marcus Aukelius, Published A.d. 1792.--I have just acquired from a second-hand bookseller, who has been turning out the fifty years' accumulations of his cellar, a book of which the title-page runs as follows: "The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. A new translation from the great original, with a life, notes, ifec, by R. Graves, M.A., Rector of Claverton, Somerset, late Fellow of All Saints' College, Oxon, and Chaplain to the Countess Dowager of Chatham. Bath, printed by R. Cruttwell for G. G. J. Robinson, Paternoster How, London. 1792." The dedication is to Edward James Eliot, one of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury and member for Liskeard in Cornwall. I had already Jeremy Collier's and Long's translations, and this one by Graves seems to...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123689054X
  • 9781236890542