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1. Who was Miss Wethered?
2. What does "lobgesang" mean?
3. Who was Sir Sidney Lee?
4. What are the Vanderbilt Conventions?
5. What is a "schwarm"?
6. Who was Mr Montagu Norman?
7. Who said "Wait and see"?
8. What is a Commination Service?
9. Who allegedly said "My lips are sealed"
10. What is Culbertson?
11. What does "Sursum corda" mean?
12. What is "shikarri"?
13. What was "Pretty Fanny's way"?
14. What does "Wigs on the Green" mean?
15. What was the Chantrey Bequest?
16. Who was Quintus Curtius?
17. Who was Coue?
18. What is samite?
19. Who said "I shall not pass this way again"?
20. What was the Carlisle Holbein?
If hope the little quiz may be a pleasant diversion over a pot of tea and sardine tartlet. Au reservoir
1. Who was Miss Wethered: Joyce Wethered (1901-1997), arguably the greatest female golfer of all time
2. What does "lobgesang" mean: hymn of praise
3. Who was Sir Sidney Lee: editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and expert on Elizabethan art and politics and much else
4. What are the Vanderbilt Conventions: opening bids in bridge devised by Harold S Vanderbilt
5. What is a "schwarm": a sentimental enthusiasm or crush
6. Who was Mr Montagu Norman: Governor of the Bank of England 1920-1944
7. Who said "Wait and see": the Prime Minister Hebert Asquith, repeatedly in about 1910
8. What is a Commination Service: a service marking the beginning of Lent including a general self accusation of transgressions.
9. Who allegedly said "My lips are sealed": PM Stanley Baldwin on 10 December 1935. He actually said “my lips are not yet unsealed”
10. What is Culbertson: a bidding system in contract bridge devised by Ely Culbertson (1891-1955)
11. What does "Sursum corda" mean: Lift up your hearts
12. What is "shikarri": big game hunter or his guide
13. What was "Pretty Fanny's way": whatever goes with the territory and must be accepted from some kinds of exceptional person - from “An Elegy to an Old Beauty” by Thomas Parnell.
14. What does "Wigs on the Green" mean: a warning that an altercation will ensue
15. What was the Chantrey Bequest: a large bequest of funds to the Trustees of the Royal Academy to buy British art of the highest merit for the nation
16. Who was Quintus Curtius: actually the biographer of Alexander the Great. Uncharacteristically Fred seems to have confused him with Mettus or Marcus Curtius who according to legend jumped into the abyss and saved Rome
17. Who was Coue: a French psychologist and pharmacist (1857 – 1926) who introduced a method of psychotherapy and self-help based on an optimistic autosuggestion.
18. What is samite: heavy fabric of silk often woven with gold or silver thread, used in the Middle Ages for expensive clothing
19. Who said "I shall not pass this way again: Stephen Grellett (1773-1853)
20. What was the Carlisle Holbein: possibly the gift to the National Gallery in 1909 of Hans Holbein’s portrait of Christine of Denmark by Rosalind Frances Stanley, Countess of Carlisle – unless you know better!
As to the quiz - Pathetic! - my performance, that is ;-). 3/20 + one other pure guess that was right.
2. One of Felix Mendelssohn's symphonies (#2) is subtitled lobgesang.
8. My mother used to take us kids to the American Episcopal Church version of the Commination service on Ash Wednesday, which is a lengthy service due to the Great Litany.
11. The Sursum Corda starts off the sacramental section of the Holy Communion service in the Book of Common Prayer. The BCP regularly uses Latin titles for psalms and canticles as well as other sections. The Sursum Corda is a versicle said by the celebrant, with a "response" expected from the congregation. ('We lift them up to the Lord').
I also hope that the questions are not too facile for learned librarythingers (or is the plural "librarythingi"?), but might help while away a cold January day whilst busy indoors or at tea, toying with a jam puff and sardine tartlet:
* What is an Elzevir?
* What does "Desipere in loco" mean?
* What does "scalloped" mean?
* What was unusual about the inhabitants of the dovecote at "The Hurst"?
* What is a "burning ghaut"?
* Who or what is a "Contadina"?
* What is "stertorous"?
* Who was Hermes?
* Who was Gemaliel?
* Who wrote "Sally in our Alley"?
* Who was Madame Blavatski?
* Where does the phrase "All the perfumes of Arabia" come from?
* Who wrote "Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song"?
* Who wrote "The very pulse of the machine"?
* What links Miss Mapp and Clement Scott?
* What have Miss Mapp and King John in common?
* What does Pepino's late Aunt Amy Lucas have in common with singer and writer Sandy Denny, actors Kenneth More and Daniel Massey, comedian Arthur Askey and J Bruce Ismay, MD of the White Star Line?
* What does Fred have in common with Sir Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones?
* Who was the "Infidel poet"?
* When or where is "The voice that breath'd over Eden" usually sung?
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