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[Unnecessary Marking of Words in Poetry.] [Skin of the Red Herring prevents Beer In those volumes of the Arminian Magafrom foaming or frothing.]

zine which Wesley edited, he has marked The red herring.—“There is plain witch

those syllables in poetry which are not procraft in his skin,” says T. NASHE," which

nounced,—thus for instance, is a secret that all tapsters will curse me “A gentle heat till then unknown for blabbing : for do but rub a cann or Played round my heart, and in the stone quart pot round about the mouth with it,

Softened and made a place for thee." let the cunningest lick-spiggot swelt his heart out, the beer shall never foam or

This is altogether needless, because the froth in the cup, whereby to deceive men

syllables which are thus marked, are not of their measure, but be as settled as if it pronounced in prose. A mark is required stood all night.” – Nashe's Lenten Stuff: only where the pronunciation would appear Harl. Misc. vol. 2, p. 331.

doubtful without one.


p. 60.

[Coats of Horses employed in Coal Mines

[Wesley's Use of the Verb " Nill."] soft and glossy.]

WESLEY uses the verb to nill, of which he M. SIMOND observes that the coats of the

felt the want,-—but he found it necessary to horses employed in the coal pits are soft

annex an explanation which very much inand glossy, like the skin of a mole.- Vol. 2, jured its effect

. Speaking of the Christian, says, “ He frequently finds his will more or less exalting itself against the will of

God. He wills something, because it is [Rapacity of the Wolves at Caunpore.] pleasing to nature, which is not pleasing to

God. And he nills (is averse from) some1785. “ DURING a dreadful famine the people crowded for relief to the cantonment thing, because it is painful to nature, which

is the will of God concerning him.” — Vol. at Caunpore, and perishing for weakness before they could obtain it, filled up the

7, p. 189. ways with their dead bodies. This attracted the wolves, and being thus fleshed with hu

[The Windmills of Merida.] man food, they considered the country as

The fabulous Chronicle of K. Rodrigo, their

own, and man as their proper prey describing Merida as it was before the time They not only frequently carried off chil

of the Moors, says “that upon every church dren, but actually attacked the sentries on

there was a tower with a windmill upon it, their post. Three of them attacked a sentinel, who after shooting the first and bayo- flour.”—P. 2, c. 156.

so that the city might never be in want of netting the second, was killed by

the third. It was necessary to double the sentries. A man, his wife, and child, were

sleeping in their hut, the mother was awakened by the

[The Destructiveness of the Porcupine.] sh

ks of the child in her arms, a wolf had “ Tue Porcupines are very destructive seized it by the leg, and carried it off in in gardens, they select the nicest fruit within

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their reach, and will pass over beds of com-
mon vegetables to devour the lettuce, cu-

[Farther mention of Garlic as a Nostrum cumber, French-beans and other delicacies."

against the Simoom.] -FORBES, vol. 1, p. 277.

In Afghaunistaun" the people in places where the Simoom is frequent eat garlic, and rub their lips and noses with it when

they go out in the heat of summer, to prevent [Oil to still the Waves.]

their suffering by the Simoom. This wind HERE and there were to be seen stripes, is said to blast trees in its passage; and the or spots in the sea, which from their glittering hydrophobia, which affects the wolves, jackappearance, and the little movement the alls, and dogs in some parts of the country, water then had, were distinguishable at a is attributed to it.”—ELPHINSTONE's Account very great distance. These spots proceeded of Caubul, p. 140. from the fat and oily substances emitted by the whales in their breathing, or from their excrements, and shewed in a remarkable [Curious Effect of an Earthquake on the manner how little oil is necessary to spread

Pendulums of the Clocks in Batavia.] to a great extent over the surface of the water. The idea, which I believe originated of an earthquake which occurred while he

STAVORINUS mentions a remarkable effect with Dr. Franklin,' that the waves, when violently agitated, might be stilled with oil,

was at Batavia. All the clocks, the penwas probably borrowed from this circum- dulums of which oscillated east and west stance.”—LANGSDORFF, vol. 1, p. 80.

stood still; but those which hung to the north and south were not affected.-Vol. 1,

p. 172.

[Garlic an Antidote for the bad Effects of the [Plantain Trees, Coolers of the Atmosphere.] Simoom.]

“ The plantain trees,” Mr. FORBES says, “ ACCORding to the physicians, garlic is

are known to cool the atmosphere, and for above all things necessary for those who this reason the gardeners in Hindostan often travel in the desert to keep off the bad raise a clump at the end of a bed of betel, effects of the Simoom.”—Evlia.

because the cooler the situation the better the betel thrives.”—Vol. 2, p. 409.

[Satanic Origin of Onions and Garlic).

[Curious small Horses in India.] “I HAVE seen it recounted in a history,"

“ In the nabob's stable at Cossimbazar says Evlia, “ that when Satan stept out

was a collection of curious small horses, from Paradise on the earth garlic sprung up several not exceeding three feet in height; from the spot whereon he had put his left foot, and that onions sprouted out from the

and one a most extraordinary dwarf, under

that size, had the head, chest, and body of place whereon he set his right. But both

a full grown horse.”—Cruso in Forbes, vol. verily are very pleasant food.”

4, p. 96.

* It is a very old notion. Erasmus makes use of it in his

Naufragium.”—J. W. W.

[Rattle Snake Soup.] Dr. FORDYCE knew, the black servant of an Indian merchant in America, who was




which grows

add grace

fond of


made of rattle-snakes, in which he always boiled the head along with the

[The Hebrew Jod.] rest of the animal, without any regard to “ THE Jod in Jehovah is one of those the poison.-Rees's Cyclopædia.

things which eye hath not seen, but which has been concealed from all mankind. Its

essence and nature are incomprehensible; R. S. His good Speed to the Herball.

it is not lawful so much as to meditate upon

it. 6. Truly thou dost the world disclose

Man may lawfully revolve his thoughts

from one end of the heavens to the other, Promiscuous, here a Thorn and there a Rose. light, that primitive existence contained in

but he cannot approach that inaccessible So shall black Vice's ugly face

the letter Jod. And indeed the Masters

call the letter Thought, or Idea, and preUnto the Virtue which shines next in place.scribe no bounds to its efficacy. 'Twas this So when a stinging Thorn shall wound, letter which flowing from the primitive

is found An Herb to heal the soul, and make it sound."

Light gave being to Emanations; it wearied

itself by the way, but assumed new vigour A Divine Herball, together with a

by the assistance of the letter H. He, which Forest of Thornes, in Five Sermons, makes the second letter of the Ineffable by Thomas Adams, 1616.

Name. The other letters have also their mysteries. The last H discovers the Unity

of a God and Creator; and upon this letter [Pope Pius IV.'s Ship, and the Harbour of that grand truth is built: but four great Sandwich, in Kent.]

rivers issue from this Unity; the four Ma“ I READ," says FULLER, in his Good jesties of God, which the Jews call SchekThoughts, “how Pope Pius IV. had a great

mal. The whole name Jehovah includes in ship richly laden landed at Sandwich in it all things in general, and therefore he Kent, where it suddenly sunk, and so with that pronounces it

, puts the whole world the sands choaked up the harbour, that ever

into his mouth, and all the creatures that since that place hath been deprived of the compose it.”—Basnage, book 3, ch. 13. benefit thereof. I see that happiness doth “ The man that pronounces the name of not always attend the adventures of his the Lord moves the heavens and earth in Holiness. Would he had carried away his proportion as he moves his lips and tongue. ship and left us our barbour. May his | The Angels feel the motion of the Universe spiritual merchandize never come more into and are astonished, and ask one another this island, but rather sink in Tiber than whence comes this concussion of the world? sail thus far, bringing so

all good, and so 'Tis answered that the impious N. has moved great annoyance. Sure he is not so happy his lips in pronouncing the Ineffable Name. in opening the doors of heaven, as he is At the same time an indictment is drawn unhappy to obstruct havens on earth.” up against this wretch, all the sins he has

committed are numbered, and he rarely

escapes condemnation.”—Ibid. [Gin-Dutch Antidote against Ague.] “ The Dutch, though not a drunken people, drink raw gin, and recommend it to

[Warrior Dogs' Voracity in Guatemala.] strangers, to repel the fever and ague. In Mexico los perros bravos que servian They have very great faith in its efficacy." en la guerra, y avian sido sepultura de muchos -SILLIMAN's Travels, vol. 2,


Reyes y Caziques, faltandoles este alimento,



comian los hatos enteros de ovejas y puercos.-REMESAL, Hist. de la Provincia do Chi-[American Independence hatched in England.] apa y Guatemala, p. 173.

“ They are not injured at all, seeing they are not contending for liberty, (this they had even in its full extent, both civil and

religious) neither for any legal privileges : [Away with these paltering Fiddle-faddles !] for they enjoy all that their charters grant. WHEN


have measured the forces of But what they contend for is, the Illegal both parties, weighed every circumstance Privilege of being exempt from parliaof advantage, considered the means of our mentary taxation. A privilege this, which assurance, and finally found profit to be our no charter ever gave to any American colony pleasure, provision our security, labour our yet; which no charter can give, unless it be honour, warfare our welfare, who of reck-confirmed both by King, Lords, and Comoning can spare any lewd or vain time for mons : which in fact our colonies never had; corrupt pamphlets, or who of judgement which they never claimed till the present will not cry, Away with these paltering reign. And probably they would not have fiddle-faddles ?”—GABRIELL HARVEY. claimed it now, had they not been incited

thereto by letters from England. One of these was read, according to the desire of

the writer, not only at the Continental [Speech of Men in the Moon!] Congress, but likewise in many congregaThe men in the moon speak from the tions throughout the combined provinces. abdomen, not the lungs, because the moon

It advised them to seize upon all the King's has no atmosphere. Speech therefore has officers, and exhorted them to stand valinothing to do with the respiratory organs, antly, only for six months, and in that time and in consequence they have a power of there will be such commotions in England thundering in their speech. The Moonites that you may have your own terms.'”—Ibid. are about the size of children seven years of age, only more robust.-SWEDENBORG.

[Truth-telling, in John Dunton's Days, un

common in New England.] [Wesley's Account of a Chancery Bill.] John Dunton says of one person, that“he

“I CALLED on the solicitor whom I had was a great Dissenter while he lived in Lonemployed in the suit lately commenced don, and even in New England retains the against me in Chancery. And here I first piety of the first planters;" and of another, saw that foul monster, a Chancery Bill! A “ this was a noted quality in him that he scroll it was of forty-two pages, in large would always tell the truth; which is a folio, to tell a story which needed not to practice so uncommon in New England, have taken

up forty lines ! And stuffed with that I could not but value his friendship." such stupid, senseless, improbable lies (many He speaks also of the “ starchedness of carof them too quite foreign to the question) | riage usual amongst the Bostonians.” as I believe would have cost the compiler his life in any Heathen court, either of Greece or Rome. And this is Equity in a Christian country! This is the English

Morte Arthur. method of redressing other grievances.". “Both in their nature, and in the fate Journal, vol. 6, p. 46.

which attended them," says MR. DAVIES, “ the predictions of our Caledonian Druid 652


(Merddin) seem to have resembled the cele- | spoke thus to him, Doctor, you have a pretty brated lots or oracles of Musæus, which are nag under you, I pray how old is he? To mentioned and obliquely quoted by Herodo- which he, out of the abundance of the quibtus. These were in such high credit among bles of his heart, returned this answer, If it Greeks and Barbarians, that men of rank please your Majesty he is now in the second and talents thoughi them worth interpo- year of his reign; pleasing himself with the lating for political purposes. But the Athe- ambiguity of the sound of that word, signinians ihoughi ihe crime worthy of banish- fying either kingship or bridle.

The good ment; and with good reason: the sacred King did not like this unmanı

annerly jest, and predictions had an authority which could gave him such an answer as he deserved, embolden foreign princes to invade their which was this, Go, you are a fool."—Walcountry.”—Mythology of the Druids, p. 491. TER Pope's Life of Bishop Ward, p. 59. See Herodotus, 1. 7, c. 6.

Shipwreck of the Gloucester, 1682. [Old Maids of Boston.]

“ A STORY wonderful and honourable for An old or superannuated maid in Bos- the English seamen. 'Tis an amazing thing ton,” says Joun Dunton, “ is thought such that mariners, who are usually as rough as a curse as nothing can exceed it, and looked the element they converse in, when ineviton as a dismal spectacle."

able death was before their eyes, and to be incurred within a very few minutes,—that mariners, I say, should have that presence

of mind, that inestimable value and defer[Liberty of the Press in Revolutionized

ence for the Duke of York, as being of the France ! ]

blood royal and brother to their king, as to “ You will signify to the editor of the take care of his safety and neglect their (Brussels) Oracle" (it is Fouchéwho speaks, own; to put him into a boat, and permit in his instructions to the Prefect, 1809) no other persons to enter into it but those “ that he must confine himself to copying the he called out of the sinking ship, for fear of Moniteur literally ; that he is forbidden to over-lading it; and as soon as they perextract any article from other Paris Papers, ceived the boat clear of the ship, and the or those of the departments; that the least Prince out of danger, that they all of them departure from these conditions will be should throw up their caps, and make loud punished by the suppression of his journal, acclamations and huzzas of joy, as if they besides the measures of high police which had obtained some signal victory over their may be taken in regard to him.”

enemies, and in this rapture sink to the bottom immediately, at the same instant concluding their lives and their jubilation."

-Ibid. p. 87. [Dr. Thomas Wykes and his Nag.] “Dr. Thomas Wykes, Chaplain to Archbishop Laud, and last Dean of St. Burien. He had wit enough, but it was not in a wise

[Huge Bell.] man's keeping, as it often happens : this On the 21st of July, 1711, the Emperor appears by an answer he gave to King Joseph ordered a great bell to be made of Charles I. when he was in Cornwall in the the cannon which the Turks left when they time of the civil wars. The Doctor being raised the siege of Vienna. It is thirty well mounted and near his Majesty, the King thousand pounds weight; its diameter ten

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