Vol. V.—No. 119. NOTES AND QUERIES: A MEDIUM OF INTER-COMMUNICATION FOR LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, ANTIQUARIES, GENEALOGISTS, ETC.
"When found, make a note of."—CAPTAIN CUTTLE.
VOL. V.—No. 119.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 1852.
Price Fourpence. Stamped Edition, 5d.
Stone-Pillar Worship still existing in Ireland, by Sir J. Emerson Tennent 121
The Invasion of Britain 123
Hermits, Ornamental and Experimental 123
David Mallet, his Character and Biography, by Dr. E. F. Rimbault 124
Minor Notes:—The Hyphen—Old Books and New Titles—Eugene Aram—Inscription at Hardwicke Hall 124
Junius Queries 125
What is the Derivation of "Garsecg?" 126
Minor Queries:—Commemoration of Benefactors—Pedigree of Richard, Earl of Chepstow—Twenty-seven Children—Esquires of the Martyred King—Braem's "Mémoires touchant le Commerce"—Newspapers—Serjeant Trumpeter—Lunhunter—Family of Bullen—Burnomania—Rent of Assize—White Livers—Welsh Names Blaen—Jesuits—"The right divine of Kings to govern wrong"—Valentines, when first introduced 126
MINOR QUERIES ANSWERED:—The Bed of Ware—Merry Andrew—A Baron's Hearse—Saint Bartholomew—Moravian Hymns; Tabitha's Dream—Story of Ginevra—Play of "Pompey the Great" 128
The Three Estates of the Realm 129
Legend of St. Kenelm; in Clent cou Bache, by S. W. Singer, &c. 131
Isabel, Queen of the Isle of Man, by W. Sidney Gibson 132
Long Meg of Westminster, by Dr. E. F. Rimbault 133
The Introduction of Stops, &c. 133
Papers of Perjury 134
Replies to Minor Queries:—Rev. Thomas Adams, D.D.—John Wiggan—"Poets beware!"—Traditions of Remote Periods, &c.—Heraldical MSS. of Sir Henry St. George Garter—Dr. John Ash—Inveni Portum—Goldsmith—Lords Marchers—Foreign Ambassadors—Church, whence derived—Cross-legged Effigies—Sir Walter Raleigh's Snuffbox—Epigram on Erasmus—General Wolfe—Ghost Stories—Epigram on Burnet—"Son of the Morning," &c. 134
STONE-PILLAR WORSHIP STILL EXISTING IN IRELAND.
In a work recently published by the Earl of Roden, entitled Progress of the Reformation in Ireland, there occurs a curious account of a remnant of this ancient form of fetichism still existing in Inniskea, an island off the coast of Mayo, with about 380 inhabitants amongst whom, he says,
"A stone carefully wrapped up in flannel is brought out at certain periods to be adored; and when a storm arises, this god is supplicated to send a wreck on their coast."
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