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this respect led him to challenge me to make fur-

ther inquiries of a similar character, when baffled

in his endeavours to discover and make a note of

the point of any caricature; for his collection was

not only systematically catalogued, but carefully

annotated, as all who had occasion to avail them-

of the liberality with which he placed his

portfolios at the service of his literary friends will
testify. Mr. Wright, in his England under the
House of Hanover, has paid a grateful tribute to
Mr. Hawkins for the kindness with which he
placed his large collections at his service.

QUERIES:-"Ogre"-"Roma Vetus," &c.-Wales called
"Letamia' - Prince Eugene's Prayer-Napoleon I., 7-
"Hudibras "—"Superior" and "Inferior"-Heraldic-Pil-
grim Family· -Gilliam Family - Lancashire Clergymen
"Facies "-Old Song Book, 8-Thomson's "Hymn to the
Creator"-"A Help to English History"-"Flanderkin "-
Millers' Sons-Thorwaldsen's Bust of Byron, &c., 9.

REPLIES:-A Society for the Publication of Church Re-

gisters, 9-Haydon's "Autobiography," 11-Style and Title

-Birds named in Drayton's "Polyolbion," 12-Missing

Ancient Hindu Grant-Rev. R. S. Hawker, of Morwenstow,

13-" Adversity needs not," &c.-H. Ingles-The Sin-Eater

-Shakspeare and the Bible-Lochleven Castle and its Keys,

14-Old Collect for Christmas Day-Common Lias Fossil-

+ Clemant +Tosear - J. Bingham-St. Nathalan - Pro-

claiming an Earl's Titles at the Altar-Sir B. Gascoigne,

15-Scot: Scotland: Scotia - The Mews, Charing Cross-

Female Burials in St. Peter's, Rome-"Dromedary," 16-

Knox and Welsh Families-St. Alkeld-Scandinavian Myth
ology-"La Coquette Corrigée "-"Facciolati et Forcellini
Lexicon," 17-"To catch a crab"-Dr. Homer's Biblio-

Upon the death of Mr. Hawkins the Trustees of
the British Museum became the purchasers of his
caricatures, and I may here record an act of great
liberality on the part of Mr. Hawkins's repre-
sentatives which deserves to be made known.
All those who have paid any attention to this class
of satirical works must have experienced the diffi-
culty of arranging them in chronological order
from the grossness and indecency by which many
of them are disfigured, and are compelled, if they
desire to make their collections complete, to keep
separately the most objectionable ones. Mr. Haw-

theca Americana Universalis"-Records of Long Service-
Man-a-Lost"-Autographs of Sir J. Reynolds-Mrs. Cuth-kins adopted this very proper course; a separate

bertson-Sheridan's Begum Speech-Voltaire upon Racine,

18-Umbrellas-"Infants in hell," &c., 19.

Notes on Books, &c.

portfolio contained those caricatures which were

most offensive, but many of which were among

the most valuable (historically) in his collection.

Some two or three years after it had been deposited

in the Museum, I fancied I had found a clue to

one of these objectionable caricatures relating to

a distinguished personage, and on my next visit

to the British Museum visited the Print Room for

the purpose of ascertaining whether or not I was

right. To my surprise the print was not to be

found. Mr. Reid had never seen it, and it was

not until he had referred to Mr. Hawkins's MS.

catalogue, and found it duly recorded there, that

he was satisfied that I had seen it in Mr. Hawkins's

possession. Two or three other references to the

catalogue for prints of a similar character soon

established the fact that the portion of Mr. Haw-

kins's collection to which they belonged had never

reached the Museum. The fact was the portfolio

containing them, having been kept separately from

the rest, had been overlooked by the family, who,

on being applied to, most handsomely handed it

over to the Museum, although it had never been

seen by the gentleman who valued the collection,

and who must have added a considerable sum to

the estimated value if it had been submitted to

his inspection.

The name of Samuel Weller Singer had for some

years ceased to figure in literary journals, until Mr.
Singer was induced to emerge from his pleasant
library at Mickleham, and give the world, in
"N. & Q.," some of the fruits of his long
literary leisure; for, as he told me some weeks
afterwards, when I met him at the publisher's,
"N. & Q." had served to call him into a new



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Every week added new and distinguished names
to the list of avowed contributors, while others no
less able preferred to identify their communica-
tions by pseudonyms or initials only. Thus, in
the fourth number, appeared articles from the pens
of Mr. Edward Hawkins, Mr. Singer, and the
Rev. Mackenzie Walcott.

It was my privilege to be acquainted for
many years with the learned, frank, outspoken,
and straightforward Kepeer of the Antiquities
in the British Museum, who was possessed of
a great variety of information on matters
totally distinct from the department over which
he presided with so much advantage. For in-
stance, no man in England had so thorough an
acquaintance with the history of caricature in this
country; and his collection of the works of our
caricaturists was the most complete that had ever
been formed. Many a pleasant morning have
I passed in examining that collection; and it was
my good fortune on one occasion to discover the
point of a small satirical print in his possession,
which had baffled the inquiries not only of Mr.
Hawkins himself, but of the late Mr. John Wilson
Croker and Lord Holland. The print I allude to
is that described in the Third Series of "N. & Q.,"
vol. ii. p. 401, and vol. x. p. 323. My success in

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