Notes and Queries (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, 1886 - Electronic journals
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Page 11 - What an antithetical mind! tenderness, roughness delicacy, coarseness sentiment, sensuality soaring and grovelling, dirt and deity all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!
Page 188 - An Old Scots Brigade. Being the History of Mackay's Regiment, now incorporated with the Royal Scots. With an Appendix containing many Original Documents connected with the History of the Regiment. By JOHN MACKAY (late) OF HERRIESDALE.
Page 22 - The situation in which these weapons were found may tempt us to refer them to a very remote period indeed ; even beyond that of the present world...
Page 334 - THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND OF THE COLLEGES OF CAMBRIDGE AND ETON, by the late ROBERT WILLIS, MA FRS, Jacksonian Professor in the University of Cambridge. Edited with large Additions and brought up to the present time by JOHN WILLIS CLARK, MA, formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Page 440 - ... poking his nose between the pages of some old volume in order to see what he can appropriate. They will not allow one to say "Ring the bell" without finding that we have taken it from Sir P. Sidney, or even to use such a simple expression as the ocean "roars," without finding out the precise verse in Homer or Horace from which we have plagiarised it (fact!).
Page 27 - Huguenot family which had fled from France at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and settled in Guernsey.
Page 260 - England, beginneth the 25th of March, the same day supposed to be the first day upon which the world was created, and the day when Christ was conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary...
Page 21 - Frere's words are well-known and memorable: "....if not particularly objects of curiosity in themselves... must I think be considered in that light, from the situation in which they were found They are, I think, evidently weapons of war, fabricated and used by a people who had not the use of metals.

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