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?
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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;