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Selected from Notes and Queries.

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Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed wi
among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.

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EXTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1896, by

D. APPITON & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern Pistrict of New York.


NOTES AND QUERIES* may be called a literary exchange, where all who know something-have something to ask -or who can solve something,” may meet upon common ground.

This excellent idea luas in its exécution proved of real service to literature, ly throxing light on many obscure and debated points, ard by bringing out much valuable and pleasant knowledge, which, for want of such a publication, has lain hid in old crypts, in dust-incrusted pigeonholes, and in the dark, unfrequented nooks of libraries, where, but for this work, it might have slumbered for ages, or have been altogether lost.

Southey, in The Doctor, characterizes the Gentleman's Magazine as a “great lumber-room, wherein small ware of all kinds has been laid up higgledy-piggledy, by halfpennyworths or farthingworths at a time, till, like broken

* Notes and Queries, a medium of intercommunication for literary men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, ctc. London, published weekly, November, 1819, December, 1855. 1st series, 12 vols..

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