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25k to whoever figures this out.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:44 am
by Antok
I've been wondering this for ages.

There is a supposed epitaph of someone that goes something like:
"Here lies the peerless paper lord, Lord Peter
who broke the laws of God, and man, and metre."

The person involved was probably born around 1793, and probably a contemporary and acquaintance of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_North]John Wilson.
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His name was possibly Patrick Robertson, nicknamed Peter. He was certainly a barrister, and probably a judge. He was probably from Edinburgh, but almost certainly not the silversmith that there is mention of elsewhere.

This was probably not a real epitaph, but rather inserted as a prank by John Gibson Lockhart in to Peter's copy of the Quarterly Review.

25k for anyone who gives me his real name and background details with sources.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:14 am
by Horcrux
Ur gonna be broke before your first semester of college is over.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:05 am
by Goofydoofy

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:55 am
by Worff
50k to whoever sends me a winning lottery ticket!! :P

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:00 am
by Meso
I've got a scratcher here thats good for $1 :jester

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:22 am
by Worff
Oerin wrote:I've got a scratcher here thats good for $1 :jester


lmao... well not exactly what I had in mind :P

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Antok did that info Goofy sent solve your mystery?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:08 pm
by Antok
Goofydoofy wrote:http://books.google.com/books?id=ii0rAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=%22here+lies+the+peerless+paper+lord+lord+peter%22&source=web&ots=vg1Nb11NlM&sig=pccQwvxe8Rd-k5Zyky60AO8JVzM#PPP1,M1

http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-8304(193912)6%3A4%3C291%3AJWETTP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-8

doesn't give detaiiilss tho!

wtb something besides just essentially his name =-(

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:55 pm
by Goofydoofy
Use the Internet and Google shit. Use " at the beginning and end of the things you want to look for and it will give information on that "specific" thing. Without quotes, it brings back stuff that associates with parts of your phrase. So, if you put in Goat Fucking Idiot, you will get stuff about all three of those words. If you put "Goat Fucking Idiot", you will get just me. Cross reference things. You will find what you need if you put a little effort into it.

I would do it for you, however, I have no use for 25k pp.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:59 pm
by Antok
I don't completely suck at googling =p I just havent found much stuff about him

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:00 pm
by Teennin
Sorry dont think i can help you with this one




Not really sure what to search for can you give any more info

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:14 am
by Goofydoofy
Find a researcher or teacher on the subject who plays EQ and give them the 25k.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:33 am
by Antok
Goofydoofy wrote:Find a researcher or teacher on the subject who plays EQ and give them the 25k.

actually oddly, one of my profs does play EQ on, I think, quellious.

Re: 25k to whoever figures this out.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:45 am
by Cilrena
Doubt you still care since the original post was over a year ago. But if it is still relevant then keep your money, just invite me to a good xp leveling group so I can make raid requirements.

Check out the following book (it was digitized 12 Oct 2007):

Cassell's Old and New Edinbugh: Its History, Its People, and Its Places by James Grant

It was printed as a periodical in the 1880s and is now seen as a set of three or six volumes. You want volume two ( I am thinking this is of the six volume set), Chapter XXVI, The Northern New Town, pages 193 and 194 (page 194 tells of the joke epitaph).


References:
http://books.google.com/books?id+RTkPAAAAYAAJ
http://www.oldandnewedinburgh.co.uk/

PS

Historians differ on the following:

He was born 11 APR 1793 or 1794 in Edinburgh or Eddleston, Scotland to James Robertson and Mary Saunders (or Patrick Robertson and Marjory Crawford) I am not sure which historian I believe.
He married Janet Scott Bogle on either 11 FEB or 24 FEB 1829 in Eddleston, Scotland.
He died in 1855 or 1856. He was 62.