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Title: Notes and Queries, Number 55, November 16, 1850

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CONTENTS.

NOTES:--
Authorship of "Henry VIII." by Samuel Hickson 401
On Authors and Books, No. IX., by Bolton Corney 403
Notes on the Second Edition of Mr. Cunningham's
Handbook of London, by E.F. Rimbault 404
Folk-lore:--Laying a Ghost--A Test of Witchcraft 404
Minor Notes:--Quin's incoherent Story--Touchstone's
Dial--America and Tartary--A Deck of Cards--Time
when Herodotus wrote--"Dat veniuam corvis."
&c. 405

QUERIES:--
Dryden's "Absalom and Achitophel" 406
Minor Queries:--The Widow of the Wood--Edward
the Confessor's Crucifix and Gold Chain--Cardinal
Erskine--Thomas Regiolapidensis--"Her Brow was
fair"--Hoods worn by Doctors of Divinity of Aberdeen--Irish
Brigade--Doctrine of immaculate Conception--Gospel
Oak Tree at Kentish Town--Arminian
Nunnery in Huntingdonshire--Ruding's
annotated Langbaine--Mrs. Tempest--Sitting
cross-legged--Twickenham:
Did Elizabeth visit Bacon
there?--Burial towards the West--Medal struck by
Charles XII.--National Debt--Midwives licensed 406

REPLIES:--
The Black Rood of Scotland 409

Family--Nicholas Breton's Fantasticks--Gaudentio
di Lucca--Weights for weighing
Coins--Mrs. Partington--The East-Anglican Word
"Mauther"--Cheshire Cat--"Thompson of Esholt"--Minar's
Book of Antiquities--Croziers and Pastoral
Staves--Socinian Boast--MSS. of Locke--Sir Wm.
Grant--Tristan d'Acunha--Arabic Numerals--Luther's
Hymns--Bolton's Ace--Hopkins the
Witchfinder--Sir Richard Steel--Ale-draper--George
Herbert--Notaries Public--Tobacconists--Vineyards 410

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