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Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Geneologists, etc.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,487 / 79 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 464
Added to site: 2007.01.16
mnybks.net#: 15812
Genre: Periodical
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4to. King Richard II. with unusual title-page, which should be 1608, not 1605. Other little errors the reader may silently amend for himself.

[Footnote 1: In a passage from L. L. L., lately winnowed in the pages of "N. & Q.," divers attempts at elucidation (whereof not one, in my judgment, was successful) having been made, it was gravely, almost magisterially proposed by one of the disputants, to corrupt the concluding lines (MR. COLLIER having already once before corrupted the preceding ones by substituting a plural for a singular verb, in which lay the true key to the right construction) by altering "their" the pronoun into "there" the adverb, because (shade of Murray!) the commentator could not discover of what noun "their" could possibly be the pronoun in these lines following:

"When great things labouring perish in their birth, Their form confounded makes most form in mirth."

And it was left to MR. KEIGHTLEY to bless the world with the information that it was "things."]

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