Excerpt from Notes and Queries, Vol. 1 of 12: A Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artist, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc When we anunced our intention of publishing Notes and Queries, we expressed a hope that it would become every body's Common-place Book - a repertory in which reading men would make Notes for the use of their brethren of any elucidation of a doubtful phrase or disputed passage - any illustration of an obsolete custom hitherto unticed -any biographical anecdote or precise date hitherto unrecorded - any book or any edition hitherto unkwn, or imperfectly described - which they night stumble upon in the course of their inquiries. How completely our hope has been realised, what an accumulation of materials on almost every branch of historical and literary research has been garnered up in the pages of Notes and Queries by the kindness of our friends, we record with pride and thankfulness. At the end of every successive half-year we have endeavored to make these materials available by adding to every volume a copious Index. But time soon renders unavailing the means we use to defeat his influence. A search through our separate Indexes has become n work of time and trouble; and therefore, when we determined to bring our First Series to a close on tho completion of the Twelfth Volume, we at the some time resolved to make the literary riches accumulated during the first six years of our existence permanently and easily available, by the publication of a complete Index. We felt bound thus to help, so best we could, those who had so kindly and so constantly given us their invaluable assistance. That Index is w before them. It is t a mere throwing together of the twelve separate Indexes which have already been published. It is a new and enlarged Index, based upon its predecessors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.