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Title: Notes and Queries, Issue No. 61, December 28, 1850
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Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc.

Author: Various

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NOTES AND QUERIES:

A MEDIUM OF INTER-COMMUNICATION FOR LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES,
GENEALOGISTS, ETC.

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"When found, make a note of."--CAPTAIN CUTTLE.

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NO. 61.] SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1850. [Price Threepence.
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CONTENTS.

NOTES:-- Page
Illustrations of Scottish Ballads, by Richard John King 505
The Red Hand--The Holt Family--Vincent Family 506
Vondel's Lucifer, by Janus Dousa 507
A Myth of Midridge 509
Folk Lore Miscellanies:--St. Thomas's Day--Black Doll
at Old Store-shops--Snake Charming--Mice as a
Medicine--"Many Nits, many Pits"--Swans hatched
during Thunder--Snakes--Pixies or Piskies--Straw
Necklaces--Breaking Judas' Bones 509
Local Rhymes and Proverbs of Devonshire 511
A Christmas Carol 513
A Note for little Boys 513
Similarity of Traditions 513
Pixey Legends 514
The Pool of the Black Hound 515
Popular Rhymes 515
Minor Notes:--"Passilodion" and "Berafrynde"--
Inscription on an Alms-dish--The Use of the French
Word "savez"--Job's Luck--The Assassination of
Mountfort in For folk Street, Strand--The Oldenburgh
Horn--Curious Custom--Kite--Epitaph on John
Randal--Playing Cards 515


QUERIES:--
Dragons: their Origin 517
John Sanderson, or the Cushion Dance; and Bab at the
Bowster 517
Did Bunyan know Hobbes? by J.H. Friswell 518
Minor Queries:--Boiling to Death--Meaning of
"Mocker"--"Away, let nought to love displeasing"

all," &c.--Meaning of "Cauking" 519

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