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Notes and Queries, Number 30, May 25, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,166 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 481
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9334
Genre: Periodical

uller speaks of the abuse of printed sermons by some--

"Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes, wherewith they soar high in common esteeme, yet have not the ingenuity with that son of the Prophet to confesse, Alasse! it was borrowed."


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We promised to make a few QUERIES on this amusing volume, and thus redeem our promise.

Mr. Cunningham has been the first to point out the precise situation of a spot often mentioned by our old dramatists, which had baffled the ingenuity of Gifford, Dyce, and in fact of all the commentators,--the notorious Picthatch. He thus describes it:--

"_Picthatch_, or Pickehatch.--A famous receptacle for prostitutes and pickpockets, generally supposed to have been in _Turnmill Street_, near Clerkenwell Green, but its position is determined by a grant of the 33rd of Queen Elizabeth, and a survey of 1649. What was



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