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Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853

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

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,562 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.6
LoC Categories: AP, AG
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2009.08.11
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Genre: Periodical
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nly three tones or variations of sound, or interval, were used in speaking in his time; whereas now our preachers, orators, and elocutionists take in a range of eight at least."

Will some indulgent reader of "N. & Q." tell me where such a passage occurs?

SEMI-TONE.

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Minor Queries with Answers.

Goldsmith's "Haunch of Venison."--What is the name in this poem beginning with H, which Goldsmith makes to rhyme with "beef?" The metre requires it to be a monosyllable, but there is no name that I have ever heard of that would answer in this place. Is the H a mistake for K, which would give a well-known Irish name?

J. S. WARDEN.

[A variation in the Aldine edition gives the line--

"There's Coley and Williams, and Howard and Hiff."

MR. BOLTON CORNEY, in his unrivalled edition of Goldsmith's Poetical Works, 1846, has furnished the following note:--"Howard=H. Howard? author of The Choice Spirits Museum, 1765;

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