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hault, whose brother is here made the king of the hundred knights.

“Thy composure 196. "Les oysillons chantent en leur latin

Is spirit and immortal; thine inclosure divers mottetz en leur ramage."

In walls of flesh is, not to make thee debtor At the end Perceval has a brother called For house-room to them, but to make them

better." Agloal—the author forgetting that all his brothers had been killed at the beginning.


“ Take notice of thine heart. He turns hermit, and when he dies the

Such as that is, the rest is, or will be, Graal and the Lana and “le digne tailloir Better or worse, blame-worthy, or faultdargent" are carried up to heaven with his

free." soul. There are some good adventures of Ga

10. The serpent says, – van, whose history takes up as great a part

“The knowledge thou hast got of good of the work as Perceval's. One of these

and ill, represents him as behaving very ill. This

Is of good gone and past, of evil present still." story is grossly inconsistent, strangely so; but on the whole the author considers him 16.“Oh that thou didst but see how blind as a perfect knight.

thou art, Perceval is by no means a hero who at

And feel the dismal darkness of thy heart." tracts the reader; he is far too indifferent to his plighted Blanchefleur.

17.“ How wouldst thou hate thyself, if

thou didst know The baseness of those things thou prizest so." 19.

“ 'Tis as good forbear, QUARLES.

As speak to one that hath no heart to hear." “The darling of our plebeian judgementsi that is, such as have ingenuity enough to

21.“ Stretching their strength, they lay

their weakness bare." delight in poetry, but are not sufficiently instructed to make a right choice and dis

“ That glittering crown tinction."-PHILLIPS.

C'n which thou gazest, is not gold, but Phillips erroneously says that the em- grief; blems are a copy from Hermannus Hugo's That sceptre, sorrow." original.

35.“ The whole round earth is not enough School of the Heart.

The heart's three corners, but it craveth Introduc.

still. “Turn in, my mind, and wander not abroad, Only the Trinity, that made it, can Here's work enough at home.”

Suflice the vast triangled heart of man." “Self-knowledge 'twixt a wise man and a fool 40. “ And antedate my own damnation Doth make the difference."

by despair." “ Hast thou an ear

56. “ The stains of sin I see To listen but to what thou shouldst not

Are oaded” all, or dyed in grain." hear ?"

to fill

? Woaded.-R. S. [I had noted another in" No chronological order is observed in these stance of this word, but as this sheet goes extracts, but they are given as they appear to through the press I cannot find it. have been written.--J. W.W.

J. W. W.]

65. “The sacrifice which I like best, is such 40. The king of Nineveh. As rich men cannot boast, and poor men · He rear'd his trembling corps again, need not grutch."

His hair all filthy with the dust he lay in.” 72." Some things thou knowest not; * Respectless of his pomp." misknowest others;

40-1. Popish austerities and Puritan And oft thy conscience its own knowledge

cant. smothers."


" it no'te avail." 96. A stanza describing the lily ends thus,

78. Mors Tua. “ Can there be to thy sight A more intire delight ?”

Esther. 144."He that doth fear because he loves, P. 105. “ The city wonders when a body will never

names thee." Adventure to offend,

110.“ When time, that endeth all things, But always bend

did assuage His best endeavours to content his friend."

The burning

of Assuerus' rage, 151. Play upon vowels, consonants, &c. And quiet satisfaction had assign'd

Delightful julips to his troubled mind.” 154. “ And ergos, drawn from trust and confidence,

111. " those kingdoms be but ill beTwist and tie truths with stronger conse

blest quence

Whose rule's committed to a young man's Than either sense or reason; for the heart,

breast." And not the head, is fountain of this art.”

112. An exultation for the peace and

prosperity of Britain ! QUARLES. Feast for Worms. 1642.

115.“When God had with his all-producTo the Reader. “My mouth's no diction- Blown up the bubble of the world." ary; it only serves as the needful interpre

124.“ 'Tis not the spring-tide of an high ter of my heart."

estate P. 10. “What mister word is that ?".

Creates a man (though seeming) fortunate : 13." Then all was whist, and all to prayer The blaze of honour, Fortune's sweet exwent."


Do undeserve the name of happiness. 24. Charity.

The frown of indisposed Fortune makes “ Chill breasts have starved her here, and Man poor, but not unhappy. He that takes she is driven

Her checks with patience, leaves the name Away, and with Astræa fled to heaven."

And lets in Fortune at a backer door. 26. “ Thus all on sudden was the sea

Lord, let my fortunes be or rich or poor, tranquill,

If small, the less account, if great, the The heavens were quiet, and the waves

more." were still."

131.“ The way to bliss lies not on beds 30. Argument,

of down, • Within the bowels of the fish

And he that had no cross deserves no Jonah laments in great anguish.


ing blast

of poor,

Here, I think, Penn found his title. vided into short sections, followed each by

a meditation. Job.

Samson. P. 179. Satan's account of his employ

JUSTIFICATIon in the preface of certain ment on earth. A stroke of satire, hardly passages at which “extreme severity might to have been looked for here.

shock." 185. Alexander.

P. 268. “ Even when her bed-rid faith “Wouldst thou by conquest win more fame than he ?

was grown so frail, Subdue thyself; thyself's a world to thee.”

That very hope grew heartless to prevail." But this whole Meditation is impressive

276. — “some false delusion that possest as well as characteristic.

The weakness of a lonely woman's breast.” 206. Meditation 8.

278. “her breathless tongue disjoins

Her broken words." 213. “What refuge hast thou then, but to present

282. A catalogue of birds, &c. in the manA heart inricht with the sad complement

ner of Chaucer and Spenser. Of a true convert, on thy bended knee

“The cuckoo, ever telling of one tale." Before thy God, t'atone? thy God and thee."

313. Luxuries of the table. 234.“ To Athens, gown'd, he

Viper-wines mentioned as aphrodisiacs. and

goes, from that school

327. Some of his oddities in the descripReturns unsped, a more instructed fool."

tion of Samson killing the Philistines.

355. “ Where Heaven doth please to 234.“ The swelling of an outward for

ruin, human wit tune can

Must fail, and deeper policy submit; Create a prosperous, not a happy man.

There wisdom must be fool'd, and strength A peaceful conscience is the true content,

of brain And wealth is but her golden ornament."

Must work against itself, or work in vain." 234. “ I am to God, I only seem to man."

"the silly ass's bone, All these scriptural poems of his are di

Not worth the spurning."

365. Gold,—why so rarely produced by | The title alluded to is his No Cross no

nature. Crown, &c. 1682. 8vo. It is Jeremy Taylor

381. Here is Cowley's conceit, speaking that says (I quote memoriter), “ Every person of the temple which Samson pulled down, shall in some sort bear his cross, and it is not the ruins, he says, well with those who do it not.” ? This is the old sense of the word. I in

“ with an unexpected blow, stance the following, not found in NARES Gloss: Gave every one his death and burial too." or elsewhere, “Which union must all divers things attone,” &c.

382. The concluding Meditation. LORD BROOKE, Treat. of Monarchie. “ And if some kind wight goe not to uttone

Sion's Sonnets. My surly master with me, wretched maid,

This is a paraphrase of Solomon's Song, I shall be beaten dead."

cut into shreds of four couplets, in which I Browne, Britannia's Pastorals. have not found a single line or expression

J. W.W. worth noting

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He uses went for gone. Fruits of War, Sion's Elegies, wept by Jeremie the

61. Prophet.

* Is wit now went so wandering from thy This is a paraphrase of the Lamentations,

mind?" in elegies of six couplets. And he follows the Hebrew form, by beginning them al- As in the first edition of his “Hundred phabetically

sundry Flowers, 1572," the account of his P. 415. “ My joys are turn'd to sorrows, shipwreck is called “ last voyage into Holbackt with fears,

land in March," it appears that he had And I, poor I, lie pickled up in tears."

visited that country before.

To grow

An Alphabet of Elegies upon Dr. Ailmer.
In the same form as the Lamentations,

Tirall Poetry
concluded with an alphabetical epitaph,-
in which, however, he leaves out X and Z,

Preface. and makes I and U stand each, as in the To some persons this volume will aldictionary, for two letters.

ways be interesting; in some libraries it

will always preserve a place; to some famiElegy on Dr. Wilson of the Rolls. lies it will always be precious.”

P. 7. On the death of a child, -
The dedication, to Robert, son of Sir
Julius Cesar, is very striking.

_“ God created such immortal flowers

in his own paradise, not ours.” P. 505. “My passion has no April in her eyes.

37. A good specimen of continuous tripI cannot spend in mists; I cannot mizzle;

lets. My fluent brains are too severe to drizzle 57. A glass-bell in a pendant. This Slight drops, my prompted fancy cannot seems (if I understand the verses) to have shower

been really worn as an ear-ring, and as a And shine within an hour."

lover's gift. “let such perfume

65. A glass concave on one side, convex

on the other,-a sportive piece of furniture. Suspicious lines with skill, whilst I presume On strength of nature.”

100. “ Is this the house to which none Spirit and evil he uses as monosyllables.

Unwilling or unwelcome."

MRS. THIMALBY. Mildreiados. To the Memory of Mildred, Lady Luckyn.

140.“The dead man's thumb of azure blew." In this poem he has imitated the manner

What meadow-flower is this? of Phineas Fletcher. The epitaph is in shape of an hour-glass. 218.“ Long waiting Love doth passage find

Into the slow-believing mind."

SIDNEY GODOLPHIN. Gascoigne. The affair in which he was taken prisoner These lines bear a religious application must be that which is so misrepresented in also. Grimestone's History, p. 558. See also P. 221. —“so highly happy in his love." Bor. i. 504, where, though still with an injurious suspicion, the matter is better ex

| The poetry, of course, takes its name from plained. And the Commentarios of D. Ber

the place. It was edited by Arthur Clifford, nardino de Mendoza, ff. 250.

Esq. Edinb. 1813. 4to.-J. 'W. W.

ever came

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249. “Go to the dull churchyard, and see 63. Strawberries seem to have required Those hillocks of mortality;

more care in winter then than now. Was Where proudest man is only found this needless care? or had the plant not By a small swelling in the ground." yet become acclimated ?

85. What trees are meant by raisins ? 266. A poem of rich absurdity upon the

can this word be used for vines ? I think house of Loretto.

not, because grapes, white and red, are 352. How little must this editor have

mentioned in the same list. read, not to know that the cocoa tree was intended.

86. “ Dame Profit shall give thee reward

for thy pain." 389. Stonyhurst. It was Sir E. Sher

88. Cattle fed in the winter upon lopburne's seat. Mr. Weld gave it in 1794 to the English Jesuits of Liege, on their mi- pings; and sheep, during snow, upon misle

toe and ivy. gration to England.

96. This mutilation of fillies seems no longer to be practised. One is glad to find any barbarous practice fall into disuse.

102. Swans, a part of the live stock, 110. THOMAS TUSSER. Dr. Mavor's edition.

109. And peacocks. P. 22. Heber has a copy of Tusser with 126. Number of dogs, a plague to the MS. notes by Gabriel Harvey.

farmer. 25. Lord Molesworth in 1723 said that 131. Use of leeks in March. this book should be read, learnt by heart, 132. “ No spoon-meat no belly full, laand copied in country schools.

bourers think." vii. “By practise and ill-speeding

138. Save step for a stile, of the crotch These lessons had their breeding."

of the bough." xxxv. “Sit down, Robin, and rest thee." 172. “ Where chamber is sweeped, and

xl. A pretty stanza, but it tells what wormwood is strewn, everybody knows.

No flea for his life dare abide to be Here is the opinion stated that the sick known."2 feel the ebb and flow.1 8. “For best is the best, whatsoever ye ing ground in winter.

181. The saffron plot served for bleachpay." 28. Hog measeled kill,

183. “ Grant harvest-lord more by a For Fleming that will."

penny or two,

To call on his fellows the better to do; 39. “ Thy measeled bacon-hog, cow, or

Give gloves to thy reapers, a largess to cry, thy boar,

And daily to loiterers have a good eye.” Shut up for to heal, for infecting thy

188.“ The better thou thrivest, the gladOr kill it for bacon, or souse it to sell

der am I.” For Fleming, that loves it so daintily well."

190. Lent-provision : salt fish, and 41.“ Be sure of vergis, a gallon at least,

“ Go, stack it up dry, So good for the kitchen, so needful for beast."

With pease-straw between it, the safer to



store ;

See The Doctor, &c.

“ The Spaniards think that all who die of chronic diseases, breathe their last during the ebb.” P. 207. One volume.-J. W. W.

? See Second Series, p. 637.-J. W. W.

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