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HADRIAN'S EPITAPH ON HIS CHARGER.
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Along Etruscan marsh and plain,
On he flew, despite of rein,
O'er mound and hillock
Gaily he cantered. emperor.
Nor did any dusky boar,
With glist ning teeth, attempt to gore
Our far-famed hunter
Of Paunonian swine.
As oft occurred from tail to head,
The planted fields all wide he spread,
Sound in his youth,
Faultless in symmetry: J. COATES, JUX.
Translations have also been received from
Fredk. Monk, William Jones, Henry Morris, and The initials will give the name of a celebrated
T. W.F. poet.
A French coin.
ANSWERS TO QUERIES.
When was the first newspaper printed? Who
published the periodical paper, “The Public IntelliA title.
gencer," and in what year? In what year did the A large northern deer.
first number of the ** Oxford Gazette” appear ?--W. PERCIVAL. XXII.
The first printed newspaper appears to have
been a pamphlet of small quarto size, entitled The initials will give the name of a celebrated “News out of Holland,” published for N. Newbery, English admiral.
in 1619. Isaac D'Israeli, in the “Curiosities A conspirator in the Rye House Plot.
of Literature," gives a detailed account of a A celebrated Saxon chief.
curious sheet bearing the name of " The English The forger of the Popish Plot.
Mercurie," three numbers of which have found a The son of Vortigern.
place in the British Museum. These papers A celebrated Saxon chief.
bear the date of 1588, and their principal conOne of the Seven Bishops.
tents are with reference to the Spanish Armada. XXIII.
Later scrutiny has conclusively revealed “The
English Mercurie" to be a forgery, probably of NUMBERED CHARADE.
the eighteenth century. I am composed of eleven letters.
The Intelligencer, “published for the satisfac7, 5, 10, 3, is a female.
tion and information of the people,” was con8, 4, 9, 10, 2, the goddess of flowers.
ducted by Roger L'Estrange, an ardent royalist. 10, 5, 6, 7, is worn on the finger.
It was commenced in 1663. 8, 9, 7, is a mist.
In February, 1665, the “ Oxford Gazette” ap7, 9, 6, 7, is a bell.
peared; it was printed in Oxford, owing to the seat 1, 2, 6, 11, is a stick.
of parliament being temporarily placed at that 10, 9, 11, is used in fishing.
town. The name of this publication was after3, 9, 10, 11, is a title.
wards changed to the “London Gazette," on its 1, 2, 3, 4, is part of a house.
head-quarters' removal to the metropolis.
In what year was the rebuilding of St. Paul's 11, 9, 7, is an animal.
Cathedral ?-A commission was appointed in 1663, My whole is a town in Berks.
for supervising the reparation of the dilapidated W. PERCIVAL.
pile of St. Paul's. A large sum was expended XXIV.
in pursuing this work, but the great fire, which
commenced in September, 1666, demolished the QUARTETS.
repairs, though it did not utterly destroy the My first is a colour.
building. When the rebuilding of the city was beMy second is an article.
gun, it was attempted to renew the repairs of the My third is an interjection.
Cathedral, but the undertaking was soon abanMy whole is an animal,
doned, and the total reconstruction of the edifice XXV.
resolved on by the king and his advisers. The My first is an animal.
first stone was laid on the 21st of June, 1675 ; the My second is a vowel.
last, by Christopher Wren, son of the venerable My third is a preposition.
architect, in 1710, the eighth of Queen Anne. My whole is a bird.
A. N. COUPLAND. XXVI.
The necessary steps for entering the medical proNUMBERED CHARADE.
fession, and the erpenses of an education at King's I am composed of ten letters.
College or other of the medical schools ?-Full inforMy 1, 6, 7, is a conjunction.
mation on this subject may be had in the StuMy 1, 2, 3, is a drink.
dent's number of the “ Lancet;” September, 1866. My 10, 4, 3, is an implement used in war.
The best book on Phrenology ?---For the study of My 8, 5, 9, 6, is that which nourishes the earth. this useful science very few books are necessary. My 8, 3, 5, 2, 3, is a Spanish coin.
However, to assure himself of the utility of And my whole is a city in Egypt.
phrenology, he should read carefully “The Con
gun, itiral, but the tal reconst his advis 1675; the
stitution of Man," by George Combe, of Edin- | above, and backed by the bricklayers behind. burgh. This great philosophical work was who built up as fast as the miners advanced. highly praised by the enemies of phrenology | Government lent £247,000 to advance the work The careful study of its principal arguments will and the total cost was £614,000. perhaps be a stimulus to greater exertion in the
OLD ENGLAND. 1. Science of Man.” The beginner should pro When was the guinea first coined ?-Guineas mire himself the “Illustrated Self-Instructor in were first coined in the reign of Charles II., Phrenology and Physiology,” in which there are 1664.
O. R. F. 100 portraits of remarkable men and women, by
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The name is from Guinea, in Africa, where logical Publisher, Camberwell, S.; price 28.
the gold was obtained of which the first speciFowler's bust, giving the positions of all the
mens were made.
C. R. F. organs, would be of great use, price 48., to be
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of Backgammon, by Captain Crawley, price ls. the “American Phrenological Journal,” the sub
Published by Ward, Lock, and Tyler. scription to which is 88. a-year. To every young student of phrenology, I only wish that he may
A. L. W., derive from it all the pleasure and instruction What was the Year of the Battle of Marston Moor, that I have.
and who were the contending parties ?-In April,
1644, York was blockaded by a combined Scots Who was John Pum?__"John Pym was a leading
and English army. In the following June, the man against Charles I., member of Parliament
Earl of Manchester joined the blockaders, and for Tavistock, and on account of his great in.
regular siege was laid to the city. York was fluence with the popular party was called “King
defended by a garrison of 6,000 men, under the Pym." He was a furious demagogue, but it is
command of the Marquis of Newcastle, who questioned whether he intended the revolution which he had excited should go to the extent
wrote to Charles for assistance, promising to
hold out for six weeks or two months. Charles it afterwards did. He died of an imposthume
instructed Prince Rupert to advance to the relief in his bowels, in 1643.”-Clarendon.
James R. CARSOX.
of York, and unfortunately made use of such a
form of expression, that Rupert misunderstood How to make a Magic Lantern.-Get a tin box
it, and believed that to relieve York and defeat with a bent funnel at the top. It must have a
the Parliamentarians was what he was expected door at the side, a polished tin concave reflector
to achieve. On June 30th the besiegers drew off at the back of the inside, and a powerful light
from before the city, and took up a position on placed in the focus of the reflector. The light
Marston Moor, about five miles from the city. Op may be supplied by an Argand-oil or gas-lamp.
July 1st the army of Rupert, 2000 strong, poured Opposite to the light and focus of the reflector is
into the city. On the 2nd, Rupert led his army a moveable or telescopic tube, containing a
out of the city, and leaving his foot behind, fol. hemispherical illuminating lens, near the re
lowed the Parliamentarians, who were advancflector, and a convex lens at the extremity of the
ing upon Tadcaster, fell upon their rear, and tube, and between the two lenses is a slit for the
arrested their movement. Both armies prepared introduction of the painted glass slides.
for the battle, and by 2 P.M. were drawn up Join COATES, JUN.
facing each other, but divided by a deep ditch. Where can I obtain a Guide to the Civil Service?--- The right wing of the Parliamentarians was A Guide to the Civil Service may be obtained commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax, and was from Mr. P. S. King, bookseller, 34, Parliament opposed to the Royalists left under Rupert ;' street, Westminster, price 28. 6d.
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