NOTES AND QUERIES.
PLEASURE IN THE ACT OF WRITING.
•*- —There arc, I believe, a large number
of people to whom the actual business of putting pen to paper is disagreeable. Can anyST. JEAN DE BREBEUF
one mention instances of writers who have
expressed their feeling on the matter? This
question is prompted by my having been looking lately through " F. Anstey's" 'Long
Retrospect,' and noticed_that he says, more
Huron, but one of the Jesuit
than once, that he enjoyed the running of
missionaries to the Hurons. On May 1,
P M. U. H. R.
1649, Father Paul Ragueneau wrote:
Pere lean tie Brebeuf auoit este choisi
TAMES SPALDING, fl. 1833,-Could any- deLeDieu,
pour estre le premier Apostre ties
one give me information about this man, Hurons, le premier de nostre Compagnie qui
of Aberdeen, I believe, and a critic of some y ait mis le pied, & qui n'y ayant pas trouue
vn seul Sauuage qui inuoquast le nom de Dieu,
note? I do not find him in the ' D.N.B.'
y a si heureusemeut trauaille pour le salut de
ces pauures Barbares, qu'auant sa mort a eu
consolation <l'y voir pres de sept mille
TJENRY PRICHARD.—I should be grateful la
baptizes, & la Croix de Iesus-Christ, arboree
'••*• for any information as to the parentage par tout auec gloire, & adoree en vn pais,
and ancestry of Henry Prichard, Esq., who qui depuis la naissance du monde n'auoit
was Common Clerk to the Inns of Court dur- iamais este Chrestien. . . . II nasquit le 25.
ing the Chancellorship of Lord Eldon. de Mars de l'anneo 1593. iour de l'Annonciation
Nostre Dame, d'honnestes parens, dans le
Was lie, e.g., related to the ab Rychards of de
Diocese de Bayeux. II entra en nostre ComPwyllych?
pagnie I'ann<>e"l617. le cinquieme iour du inois
d'Octobre. 11 est mort en prescliant, & faisant
DURIAL-PLACE OF KARL MARX; — I les fonctions vrayement Apostoliques, & d'vue
• " have read that Karl Marx is buried in mort que meritoit le p; remier Apostre des
some London cemetery. Could anyone tell me Hurons. Son martyre fut accomply le 16.'iour
Mars de la preseute annee 1649. ('Jesuit
in which, and give the inscription on the de
Relations and Allied Documents/ xxxiv. 158,
H S. B.
The references to Brebeuf in the index to
p , "
" L E F T , " "CENTRAL."—
• " Where did these familiar designations that monumental work of 73 volumes, fill a
of political opinion originate?
Was it in page and a half. A few further facts are
France ? Was it purely accidental that the given in the ' Columbia Encyclopaedia ' :
French Jesuit missionary in Canada, h.
representative of orthodox or conservative
opinions took their seats on the right hand Normandy. He went to Quebec in 1625, and
missionary work among the Indians,
of the Chair? Or was the place assigned to
the Hurons. In the midst of tlie
them ? The words seem now universally principally
wars his mission was
applied to the two parties in a state: does abandoned (1628) and he was recalled to Quebec,
their seating in assemblies everywhere corre- and in 1629, upon the surrender of Quebec to
spond with the names? Dates for the first the English, he went to France. He returned
occurrence of the usage would be very to Canada in 1633 after the colony was restored
to France, and, under great hardships, carried
on his work among the Hurons. In 1649, when
the St. Louis mission was captured by the
the Hurons, Bre'beuf and his
YMN FOR ST. CECILIA WANTED.—What colleague,from
[Father] Lalemant, were tortured to
is the hymn for St. Cecilia which compares death
her to a busy bee?
Will notcMu. WHITE give some further particulars as to the canonization of Father
A UTHOB, WANTED.—What is the name of
-tl. the author of the poem (and where can I Brebeuf ?
find it), entitled, I believe, 'The Four Stages
" T h e Lark has sung his Carol in the sky,
OF Y IN GREEK
The bees have hummed their noon-title PRONUNCIATION
NAMES (clxxiv. 352).—In
Greek the vowel i/ is always pronounced like
are the opening lines.
short English j , and there is reason
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