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s . xi JAN. IT, iocs.] NOTES AND QUERIES.



CONTENTS. -No. 264.

NOTES: The 'Globe' Centenary, 41 Notes on Skeat's 'Concise Dictionary,' 43 Paucity of Books in Shake- speare's Tim", 44-Uses of 'N. & Q.'" Appendicitis "- "Able-bodied wine" Contemporary Chronicles Lipsius

Foigard in 'The Beaux' Stratagem,' 46 " E.julate" Russian Superstitions " Rollick "" Dutch courage "-

' Records of Buckinghamshire,' 47 United Empire Loyalists, 43.

QUKRIES : " Outstrip" "Outside" as Preposition Plotting Parlour Marshalsea "Repent, repent," &c.

Mona Portraits Wanted Wale Latin Riddle of Leo XIII Sloane, 48 The Muristan, Jerusalem Boosey Lord Whitahills-Isabella Colour Ellison Lincolnshire Work' How Moses counted his Eggs ' Bretteyn Mrs. Ann Harris-" How do I love thee ? "-Wilson Family, 49 Dairy Windows Hotspur's Body, 50.

REPLIES: 'Aylwin,' 50 Circumflex Accent, 51 St. Nicolas Pre-Conquest Earls of Devon and Cornwall Retarded Germination of Seeds, 52 "Finials" at Rick Ends Sexton's Tombstone Miller Opticians' Signs- Knife Superstition, 53 Portraits of John Nash Whig Token " Licence to depart" Ice before Christmas St. Botolph, City of London Westminster Changes, 54 Mordaunt College Crossing the Line t j re- Reformation Practices in Churches, 55 18th Hussars, 1821 -King's Weigh House Roubiliac's Bust of Pope Exemption from Poor Tax Lord Salisbury on Decaying Nations. 56 Lord's Prayer in the Twelfth Century Barnwell Priory- Brasses in Kirkleatham Church Pitzalan of Arundel Tennyson and Kingsley " From the lone shieling," 57 Purcell Family Groat : Bits" Good afternoon," 5S.

NOTES ON BOOKS: Lady Dilke's 'French Engravers and Draughtsmen of the Eighteenth Century' 'Oxford English Dictionary.'

Notices to Correspondents.


THE 'GLOBE' CENTENARY. THE new year opened with two important newspaper celebrations : on the 1st inst. occurred the centenary of the Globe, and on the same date the Field commemo- rated its jubilee. Both papers may be con- gratulated on enjoying great prosperity. That of the Globe has only been obtained after many struggles and vicissitudes, while the Field, after the second year of its exist- ence, was on the high road to success. The Globe, as is pretty well known, owes its origin to the London publishers, or book- sellers, as they then preferred ^to be called. Mr. Joseph Shaylor, in his article on ' Pub- lishing ' which appears in vol. xxxii. (one of the new volumes) of the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica,' points out that the description of publishing and bookselling in the earlier volumes is no longer correct : " The publisher now confines his energies entirely to the production and publication of books, while the bookseller retails them to the public, whereas in the later part of the eighteenth and earlier part of the nineteenth century the principal booksellers associated together to produce and sell books."

The Morning Post had become so pros- perous as frequently to crowd out the booksellers' announcements for want of space. This gave great offence, and the booksellers combined for the starting of two newspapers of their own : one a morning paper, the British Press, the other an evening paper, the Globe. The actual sale, states James Grant, in his ' History of the Newspaper Press,' "did not exceed 200 copies each." "The booksellers almost immediately, from various causes, began to drop off." " Mr Murray (the first of that name), now of Albemarle Street, then a very young man, was the most active and liberal and valuable among them ; but he, with Messrs. Longman, Clarke of Portugal Street, Butter worth, and many others of the greatest influence and importance, after a short time withdrew." The British Press had only a brief career, but the evening paper continued on its way.

The Globe, in its interesting ' Sketch of our History,' states that the files from the first years have not been preserved, and the earliest impression known to exist bears date " Thursday, February 6, 1806." This is num- bered 972, showing that it had appeared without a break, Christmas Days ana Sun- days excepted, since its first publication. The price of the single sheet of four pages,


including the

stamp, was

paper contains an account of the battle of Austerlitz, and the Parliamentary column is taken up with the moving of new writs con- sequent upon Mr. Fox taking office. The 5 per cents, stood at 62, the 3 per cent. consols at 61 J ; English lottery tickets fetched 19 guineas. The only survival of the Globe's projected encouragement of literature is to be found in the announcement of a pamphlet called ' Vaccination Vindicated ' and of a book by Mr. Craig, 'The Complete In- structor in Drawing.' Of its politics at that time "there is not much to be said. The Tories were firm in office, and the Globe ranked among the supporters of the Opposition. Queen Caroline's trial gave it an opportunity both for journalistic enter- prise and for vehemence of language." In the course of years the Globe absorbed a whole crop of journals, including the Evening Chronicle and the Argus, two of the short- lived enterprises of James Silk Buckingham, whom James Grant describes as being "the most desperate journalistic speculator it was ever my fortune to be personally acquainted with." On the 30th of December, 1822, the Traveller it was in the Traveller that John Stuart Mill, at the age of sixteen, first appeared in print was amalgamated with