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638 THOMAS NABBES — FLECKNO - CASAUBON -UNDERHILL. To save against March to make flea to re- Beatum illum, qui non vidit mala patria que frain.

parant duo genera hominum, Jesuitæ süWhere chambers is sweeped, and wormwood γιον γένος, et οι εν τοις ημετέροις Ίησειτίis strown,

SOUTES : habemus enim et nos Jesuitas." — No flea for his life dare abide to be known." | Casaubon's Epist. p. 880.3



[A Black Guard.— What ?]

[An Enemy's Account of Parnell the

Quaker.] SINCE my Lady's decay I am degraded from a cook, and I fear the devil himself

SEWELL's account of this poor youth will entertain me but for one of his black bears with it but too convincing marks of

truth. The case is very differently stated guard,—and he shall be sure to have his roast burn t."— Thomas NABBES. Micro- by an enemy.

“ In Colchester jail," he says,

“within this last two years, Parnell the cosmus.?

Quaker would needs fast forty days and

nights as Christ did: who after he had [Initiation of the Boys of the Tonga Islands

fasted eight or nine days, suffered some in Cruelty.]

food to be applied to him, but his body by In one of the battles in the Tonga Islands, fasting having lost its power of reception as described in MR. MARINER's most inter- and concoction he died. And after he was esting book, the wounded “were stuck with laid in his grave, a man-Quaker, (how many spears, and beaten about with clubs by boys, more than one I cannot say,) waited by his who followed the expedition to be trained grave until the end of three days, expecting to the horrors of war, and who delighted in his resurrection, but James not rising, the the opportunity of gratifying this ferocious poor man ran mad upon it, and so continued and cruel disposition.”—Vol. 1, p. 102. many weeks, but at last got loose both from

his madness and quaking, through God's mercy to him.”—UNDERHILL'S Hell Broke

Loose, p. 36. [Ring and Sarazen.] FLECKNO seems to indicate the Moorish origin of these sports. At Rome he speaks of " a solemn justing, or running at Ring

[Factious Affection to the Spaniards in and Sarazen.” I do not remember to have

Elizabeth's Reign.] seen this word elsewhere,-yet so it must BURLEIGH, in his Advice to Queen Elihave been called in Italy at that time.- zabeth, saying how greatly Philip was beRelation of Ten Years' Travels, p. 26. loved among all the discontented party of

her subjects, adds,“ a more lively proof

whereof one would never see than in the [Jesuitsnot confined to the Romish Faith.]

poor Don Antonio, who when he was here

was as much at mass as any man living, yet “ Amisimus nuper, vel præmisimus potius there did not so much as one papist in Bongarsium, virum omni laudatione majorem. England give him any good countenance,

SO factious an affection is borne to the 1 When I was a child, it was a common thing in Shropshire to put bunches of dried wormwood

Spaniards." between the ticking and the mattress.-J. W.W. · See Gifford's Note. Ben Jonson's Works, 3 See Soutu's Sermons, vol. 4, p. 192, &c.—

169.-J. W. W.

vol. 2, p.

J, W. W.



History of several excellent Women,” and [English Women Frenchified.]

by an Epistle Dedicatory “to the Ladies R. B. says of the English women that that are religious and good-humoured, both they were of high esteem in former times in a single and a married state.” In this among foreign nations, for the modesty and epistle, Timothy says to the ladies, “The gravity of their conversation, but the wo

Atheist that disbelieves an heaven, may look men of his own times were so much ad- in your faces, and see a great deal of it dicted to the light garb of the French that there." they had lost much of their honour and re

“ She was the daughter of an ambassaputation among sober persons abroad, who

dor," he says, in the sermon, “I mean the before admired them.”

Reverend and Excellent Dr. Samuel Annesley, your late pastor. When we speak

of him, so many were his graces, and so [Invention of Gunpowder.]

flourishing his soul, that we open a box of

ointment that yields a grateful smell and Count RzevuSKI promises the transla

perfumes us all.” tion of an Arabic manuscript written about

Mrs. Dunton kept a diary which "would the time of St. Louis, and treating of the

have made a very considerable folio." It art of war, which contains the composition

was mostly written in a short hand of her of gunpowder. - Fundgruben des Orients,

own invention, and at her death she desired vol. 1, p. 189.

that all her papers might be burnt.

If the child should prove a boy, said

[Levelling Fraternity.] Gonzalo Gustios of the unborn Mudarra The extent to which the levelling prinGonzales,-let him have two nurses.-Cor. ciple was carried in the French armies, is del R. D. ALONSO.

shown by a thorough-paced soldier of the revolutionary school, when he describes kis

own entrance into the service as a con[Stags as Coach-drawers.]

script. “ Ce qui me surprit et m'étonna

d'abord, c'est ce mélange des diverses clas“ Send for the gentleman

ses de la société qu' avait préparé la sagesse That bridles stags, and makes them draw

de la loi. La même chambrée rassemblait les caroches."

fils du laboureur, de l'artisan et du commerCARTWRIGUT's Lady Errant.

çant; le même lit réunissait le fils du noble à celui du plébéien. C'était vraiment que

les hommes n'étaient jugés que ce qu'ils va[Striking Illustration.]

laient.He proceeds to say, that “ One of the examples in the Guarani rade de lit, is a sacred name among the solGrammar is “God help us, you see that diers, “ qu'il établit entre deux hommes une

vraie fraternité d'armes.”—Memoires d'un even the fathers themselves die." - P. 175.

soldat fait prisonnier à la bataille de Baylen, t. 1, p. 8.


[Mrs. Dunton's Funeral Sermon.] Mrs. Dunton's Funeral Sermon, by Ti- [Religious Darkness of Portugal.] mothy Rogers, is swoln into a substantive volume, by a Preface “ containing a brief | the Bible will not lament the

* The religious and discerning reader of







of a family wedded to all the worst errors Against the eastern ray, translucent, pure, of Popery, and whose subjects were on that With touch ætherial of Heaven's fiery rod, account the most ignorant, the most cruel I drank.”

Samson Agonistes. and besotted in Christendom. He, setting political and momentary advantages aside, will rather rejoice that a more liberal system than the former will soon be intro

[Beauties of Nature.] duced into Portugal. It is undeniable, that “ Ainsi sen vindrent parmy la maistresse wherever the new French influence has pre- rue qui estoit toute tendue de riches aornevailed, religious liberty has followed of mens, et les rues jonchées de belle herbe frescourse.”—Gospel Magazine, Dec. 1807. che et verte souef fleurant."— MERLIN, 1. ff.


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[Jerusalem - its Sanctity.]

[Easy Arithmetic.] Actions committed at Jerusalem, whether good or evil, go for a thousand times

“I BELIEVE," says ARBUTHNOT, “it would the amount of the same actions committed go near to ruin the trade of the nation, were

the in any other place.”—MEDJIRED-DIN Fund

easy practice of arithmetic abolished : gruben des Orients, vol. 2, p. 130.

for example, were the merchants and tradesmen obliged to make use of no other than the Roman way of notation by letters, in

stead of our present.” [Mount Hope Neck.] Mount Hope Neck

begged of the King by Johny Crowne, the Poet." — CalLENDER's Rhode Island, p. 79.

[Cure for a Head-ache.] “ A VIOLENT head-ache, which seems to be a common complaint at Potosi, is cured

there by putting the feet in hot water."[Marcus Antoninus.]

PERAMAS, De sex Sac. p. 34. "Et parum sanè fuit, quod illi honores divinos omnis ætas, omnis sexus, omnis conditio ac dignitas dedit, nisi quod etiam sacrilegus judicatus est, qui ejus imaginem in suâ domo

[Town of Villa Real in Guatemala.] non habuit, qui per fortunam vel potuit habere, vel debuit. Denique hodieque in multis

“ When the town of Villa Real, in Guadomibus M. Antonini statuæ consistunt inter temala, was founded 1545, entregaron al Aldeos penates ; nec defuerunt homines qui guazil Mayor las prisiones de la carcel, que somniis eum multa prædixisse, augurantes fu- fueron cinco pares de grillos, y unas esposas; tura et vera, concinuerunt. Unde etiam tem- y sa obligo a dar cuenta dellas cada y quando plum ei constitutum, dati sacerdotes Antonia- que se le pidiessen, y mandaron al dicho Alni, et sodales, et flamines, et omnia quæ de guazil Mayor que haga pones en la placa sacratis decrevit antiquitas.”—JULIUS CAPI- defta villa una picota de madera. E que

ponga en el cerro que esta junto desta villa

en la salida hazia la sierra, una horea de ma[Pure Waters of Castaly.]

dera, en la qual se executi la justicia."-RE

MESAL, Hist. de Guatemala, p. 267. “ WHERE ever fountain or fresh current





America, in Nine Letters, from Mr. Van[Hasty Building of Missionary Settlements

der Neck, one of the Senators of the Nain Guatemala.]

tion, to his Friend in Holland. With Notes The first missionary settlements were by the Editor. 8vo." soon built. REMESAL says, “in four hours a house is made, and a whole village in two days. That of S. Domingo de Xenacahot, en los Zacatapeques de Guatemala, was

Prince Arthur. built by P. F. Benito de Villacañas in one “Of which name," says Hall, “Englishnight, to occupy the ground against some men no more rejoiced, than outward naSpaniards who were coming to make an es- tions and foreign princes trymbled and - tancia there next day.” Hist. de Chia- quaked, so much was that name to all napa y Guatemala, p. 508.

tions terrible and formidable.”—P. 428.

[Taking Possession of Guiana by Turf and Twig.]

[Lord Bacon's Dictum of King Arthur's

Acts.] “ When I had taken good view of the

Tuis first son, “the King, (in honour of place," says HARCOURT,“ and found it com

the British race, of which himself was,) modious for many purposes, then, in the

named Arthur, according to the name of presence of Captain Fisher, divers gentle that ancient worthy, King of the Britains, men and others of my company, and of the in whose acts,” says Bacon, “there is truth Indians also, I took possession of the land, enough to make him famous, besides that by turf and twig, in the behalf of our so

which is fabulous." vereign lord, King James : I took the said possession of a part, in the name of the whole continent of Guiana, lying between the rivers Amazons and Oroonoko, not be- [Hebrew MSS. of the History of King ing actually possessed or inhabited by any

Arthur in the Vatican.] other Christian prince or state." HARCOURT's Voyage, Harl. Mis. p. 196.

So generally popular were the romances of the Round Table, that a history of King Arthur, translated from the Spanish into

Hebrew, exists among the manuscripts in [Tobacco.]

the Vatican.-BERTOLACCI, vol. 1, p. 431. “The tobacco that was brought into this kingdom in the year of our Lord 1610, was at the least worth sixty thousand pounds ; and since that time the store that yearly

[Origin of the Word Sir," and its wide hath come in, was little less.”—Ibid. vol. 3,

Use.] PAPENHEIM has this curious note concerning the origin of the word “Sir," and

its wide use. [Mr. Burgh's Utopian Romance.]

Mirus est plurium diversissimorumque MR. BURGH, the political writer, pub- idiomatum consensus in usurpatione hujus lished, in 1760, a kind of Utopian romance, particulæ honorabilis Ser, significantis domientituled “ An Account of the First Settle-num, sub levi quadam varietate. Sara Hement, Laws, Form of Government, and Po- | breis Dominam sonat, ut notum ex Scriptulice, of the Cessares, a People of South I ris. Serapis, Ægyptiorum deus, sic dictus

p. 193.




quasi Dominus Apis Arabes Ismaelitæ a told me he would not sell it for twenty guipastoritiæ vitæ professione Sarracenos dici neas; and I do think, were it sold to the se voluerunt, quasi Dominos ovium; esto worth of its pleasant chat, it would yield a imperitius quidam a Sara Abrahæ uxore thousand.” – John DuntoN's Conversation tractum nomen velint, cui ex opposito et per in Ireland, p. 622. contemptum Agarenorum appellationem objiciunt. Moschis, suus magnus dux sive Dominus Czar dicitur. Teutones vero, cum quibus communes radices plurimas retinent [Sir William Temple's Opinion of the SpaLongobardi, idem Ser usurpant, ut notum est

niards.] Belgis, ex antiquæ nobilitatis nominibus WRITING, in 1669, to Lord Arlington, Ser-sanders, Ser-jacobs, &c. Franci Sire Sir William TEMPLE said, “ he should et cum addito Messire; hoc suis curionibus neither increase nor lessen the faults of the et Clericis, istud soli Regi nunc per excellen- Spaniards, which,” he adds, “your lordtiam tribuentis.— Acta Sanctorum, April, ship has so much reason to censure and ret. 3, p. 922.

proach : nor should I be less amazed at them, but that I look upon them as the usual distractions of weak and diseased bodies.

'Tis certain, they have deserved so little of [Increase of Cattle in the Falkland Islands.]

us, that we have no reason at all to con“ The Spaniards carried a few head of cern ourselves in their interests or dangers, cattle to the Falkland Islands. In the year unless we find they will have very strong 1780 they had increased to eight hundred, and necessary consequences upon our own; and in 1795, when Azara wrote his account and in that case, our growing angry with of the quadrupeds, there were more than them will only serve to hurt ourselves; and six thousand. In these miserable islands, we had better help them to mend their where the cattle were left wholly to them- faults, than force them, by despair or hardselves, being neither sheltered nor foddered, ships, to increase them.” — Sir WILLIAM they learnt to clear away the snow, and get | TEMPLE's Works, vol. 2, p. 204. at the herbage beneath it.”— Azara, Quudrupedles, t. 2, p. 359.

[State of the Low Countries in 1670.]

“ The Constable is gone for Spain, and [The Talking Robin Red-breast.]

left his government, (the Low Countries,) “Dr. Phenix caused a robin red-breast much as he held it: nor can I judge whewhich he had in a cage, to be brought into ther it came from his natural temper, or the dining-room, where it entertained us, some contracted indispositions, for his health whilst at dinner, with singing and talking has been of late the cover for it; but these many pleasant things, as, “Sweet lady'- six or eight months past, he has been ob• Is the packet come?'—What news from stinate to hear nothing of business, returnEngland ?' and several such expressions, ing all that was offered by his nearest offiwhich the Doctor's lady had taught it. The cers with queire matarme? Do you wish smallness of this bird renders its talking to kill me?' and passing his time with his the more remarkable : and, perhaps, ma- virginals, his dwarfs, and his graciosoes.” — dam, this robin red-breast is one of the Ibid. vol. 2, p. 224. greatest rarities in Ireland, if not in the whole world ; and I believe Dr. Phænix thinks so, for, as small as this bird is, he

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