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flocks along the walks in his garden, singing a great deal of beauty.”—RICHARDSON'S pastoral songs to his paramour's harp.-See Anecdotes of the Russian Empire, p. 53. Ar
rows of frost. Arrows of love in the snail.
So peradventure disease has its arrows, Join Aventine, the Bavarian historian, thought the doctor. published in 1532 (Ratisbon) a work upon the art of conversing and counting by the
“Two Russian peasants saluting one anfingers.
other, have by the suddenness and intense
ness of the frost, had their beards unexAt Littleburne, in Kent, aged 86, the
pectedly frozen together.”—Ibid. wife of S. Maple, who had a single lock of hair growing from her head measuring 7
“BEHOLD the world, how it is whirled round, feet 9 inches.-M. Magazine, July, 1814.
And for it is so whirled is named so."
SIR J. Davis's Poem on Dancing. Sqrasies and pumpkins certainly degenerate if grown near gourds; the latter even communicate an emetic quality to their
THE Greeks called those persons Δευτεneighbours. In like manner melons will pótot Pol, who had been thought dead, and degenerate if planted near squashes and had recovered after the celebration of the pumpkins. An action was brought against funeral rites. Such persons were not ada gardener in Charles II.'s time for selling mitted to the holy rites, or allowed to enter cabbage-seed instead of cauliflower-seed. the temple of the Eumenides, till they had On trial it appeared that both had been been purified by being let through the lap planted near each other by the purchaser, of a woman's gown, that they might seem and to this error, the gardener contended, to be born again. was owing the degeneracy of the true seed which he had sold. He was cast, but later The Greeks used pieces of wood eroded discoveries show that he was right.
by a worm for seals. Dex? they called the
worm, which is the larva of a beetle. POTATOES. Cycl. chapter of names.
A list also from the Old Testament.
JAMES Bowdown, Governor of Massachu
setts, a philosopher and statesman, wrote Willy Calvert, lying flat on his face, treatises to “prove by phenomena and and Isabel and Kate, one on each side, try- Scripture the existence of an orb which ing to kiss him. John Ponsonby exhibited surrounds the whole material system, and a similar scene here upstairs. An infant St. which may be necessary to preserve it from Anthony in point of persecution, though that ruin to which, without such a counternot of temptation.
balance, it seems liable, by that universal
principle in matter, gravitation.” He supPETERSBURGH. In the coldest and bright- poses that the blue expanse of the sky is a est weather, you see an infinite multitude real concave body encompassing all visible of little shining darts or spiculæ flying in all nature, that the milky way and the lucid directions through the sky. They seem to spots in the heavens are gaps in this orb, be about a quarter of an inch in length; through which the light of exterior orbs they have not more thickness than the finest reaches us, and that thus an intimation may bair, and their golden colour, glancing as be given of orbs on orbs, and systems on they shoot through the deep azure sky, has
2 Δηξ γάρ έστιν είδος σκώληκος έγγινομένου · This is a domestic scene, and the names will | ivdov EÚNov. Schol. in Hes. 'Epv. kai 'Huep. v. be familiar to many readers.-J. W.W.
418.-J. W. W.
systems innumerable, and inconceivably AGYEI, posts or obelisks, sacred to Apollo, grand.
or Bacchus, or Mercury, with sometimes a
head of one of them, placed in the vestibule F. MARTENE says that some abbesses for- of houses for their security, and as Steph. merly confessed their nuns, but their exces- Byz. says, serving like our directing posts, sive curiosity carried them such lengths that which is most likely. there arose a necessity for checking it.
ALLUMEE, a term in heraldry, when the Mr. JAMIESON tells us that among the eyes of a beast are drawn red or sparkling. ancient Scandinavians the manner of extolling a person was to call him or her, not the Tue Guernsey lily (Amaryllis Sarniensis), flower of the family, but the leek of the fa- a native of Japan, became naturalized in mily.
Guernsey by the shipwreck of a vessel re
turning from Japan. Some bulbs being cast In Rees's Cyclopædia it is very gravely on shore, took root in the sand, and Mr. said, under the word Abbé, that the abbés Hatton, the governor, observing the beauty are a numerous and useful body,-persons of the flower, propagated it.” of universal talents and learning,-held in esteem and respect by people of various
Worthy is this book to be written with descriptions, and particularly by the female indelible ink upon incombustible paper of sex, to whom they are devoted !
Sır EDMUNDBERRY GODFREY, “ I find 'Akakia, a purple bag filled with earth murdered by rogues," or "By Rome's rude or sand, and borne by the Greek emperors
finger die.” and princes in the left hand, to remind them of mortality.
Pilate's question, “Quid est veritas,"
makes the best answer, “ Est vir qui adest." ACIDALIUS edited a treatise entitled, Mulieres non esse Homines, — to appease the AnastATICA,—Resurrection plant. The ladies, he said ; the author was right, for Rose of Jericho, or Rosa Mariæ, is one. The women certainly more resembled angels. dry woody plant being set for some time in
water, will dilate and open, so as to disclose The number of adepts is believed to be the seed vessels and seed. never more or less then twelve.
PALUMBULA, a Latin term of endearment, Ælurus, the Egyptian God of the Cats, but so was Anaticula. Odd that in vulgar -a man with a cat's head. Sir Thomas' life this last should so long have been premight have sat for him.
AGLA.-Cycl. the initials of “thou art
The mite was anciently thought the limit strong in the eternal God.” This word the of littleness, but we are not now surprised Jews applied to the Deity, and wrote it in
to be told of animals twenty-seven millions the three angles, and the middle of two tri- of times smaller than a mite! A mite! how angles laid one above the other, which they vastly swifter does it run than a race-horse! called the shield of David, saying it was a
Cyclopædia. security against wounds, would extinguish
Animalculæ have been discovered equal fire, and do other wonders.
in size only to twenty-seven ten thousand
billion parts of a cubic inch! And Leeu. · A splendid cat belonging to the cat’s Eden of Greta Hall.-J. W. W.
2 See Third Series, p. 628.-J. W. W.
wenhoeck calculates that a hundred millions up the legs perpendicularly to the body. of animalculæ which are discovered in com- This was cutting the coat indeed according mon water, are not altogether so large as a to the cloth. But Dr. D.D. must have grain of sand. Query, may we not for Leeu- canvas enough, &c. wenhoeck read Lying-hoax !
RINGELBERG recommended bearing burThe ancients say there was a stone found dens as the best exercise for men of study. in Arcadia of the colour of iron, which, if He had a gown lined with lead, as much as it were once heated red-hot, never grew he could lift with both hands, which he used cool again. They called it Apsyctos. A to wear, and thus write and exercise at the “ warming stone" is used in Cornwall and same time. Dr. -, following this rule, Yorkshire, to lay at the feet in bed, because has his wig lined with lead, ,-a needless preof its property of retaining heat. Near Cor- caution, when the head was already so well doba, also, there is such a stone, which re- lined with the same materials. tains heat for twenty-four hours.
CAFFARELLI, the singer, lived in a palace The Aspalax of Aristotle has been dis- of his own building, over which was this covered. Olivier brought it from the Le- | inscription, “Amphion Thebas, ego dovant. It lives under ground, and certainly mum ;” and he purchased for his nephew has no eyes ; the skin is not even pierced and heir a dukedom, -Sante Dorato ! in the place of the eyes.
DR. SPURZHEIM, the craniologist, shows Naples, or Italy itself, might properly that there is a great difference between the be called Sol-fa-terra.
skulls of men and of women ; that in Ger
many the difference is greater than in EngBezozzi. See the history of these two land, in England than in France, where, inmusical brothers. Cyclopædia. See also deed, it scarcely exists at all. Damiani for a Burney-Mus-Doc-ism.
The canary fanciers in London have a The earliest account of the contagious pattern bird engraved and coloured, as the catarrhal fever, or influenza, published by standard of perfection at which they are to Boeckel, 1580, who calls it a new disease, aim, with his characteristic requisites exwhich had grievously afflicted, not Germany plained in technical terms. So Nobs might alone, but almost all Europe.
have been the fugel horse. CARAMUEL's scheme was,
to write about Dipo was Jezebel's grand-daughter, says 100 volumes in folio, which all powers were REES's Cyclopædia! to compel all their subjects to read. (?)— Cycl. Were these to supersede all other Louis BERTRAND Castel. See Cyclopæbooks ?
dia for his scheme of a Clavecin Oculaire,
and the music of colours. See also ClaveThere is a painter known by the name
cin, ibid. of Hellish Breughel, because of his infernal subjects.
The Cyclopædia says that the petrified
child at Copenhagen is actually what it is BUFFALMACCO was
engaged to paint a said to be. It was cut out of a woman at whole-length St. Christopher, twelve brac- Sens, 1582, having been in her about twenty cia high. The wall not being high enough, years. As far as petrifying the heart, such he painted him lying on his back, and turned changes are Lut too common.
THORNET ARBEAU, canon of Langres, | bodies. Here may be a communication,wrote a treatise called Orchesographia, and and perhaps a war of world against world! the art of expressing a dance by characters like music, was practised after his time. DOTHEL FIGLIO, a celebrated performer Beauchamps so much improved it, that he
on the German flute, is said to have slit his was pronounced the inventor by a decree tongue in order that he might excel all of the French parliament. And, in 1775, others in what is called double-tonguing. Mr. Steel published an essay in which he undertook to record in his notation how
In beating the drum there is the roll, the Garrick played his principal parts. Chore- swell, the flam, and the ruffle, &c. See graphy, however, as it was called, prevailed Cycl. for half a century, and Dr. Burney tells us he learnt to dance by it—at least under a The Romans used to breed up boys for dancing-master by whom it was used. dwarfs ! by inclosing them in a box, or
binding them with bandages. SIGNORA CORNARO-PISCOPIA. It was proposed to give her a seat among the doctors ENEOREMA, those parts of the urine which of theology, at Padua; this the Bishop op- float about in the middle resembling a cloud, posed; but she was made a doctor in phi- formed, according to Boerhaave, chiefly of losophy, 1678, in the cathedral of that city. muriatic salt.
The craw-fish discharges itself of its sto- 'Evrelexeía, term by which Aristotle demach, and, as M. Geoffroy thinks, of its in- fines the soul, and which has so puzzled all testines also. These, as they putrify and critics and commentators, that Hermolaus dissolve, serve for food to the animal ; dur- Barbarus is said to have consulted the devil ing the time of the reformation, the old about it. He renders it - perfectihabia ; stomach seems to be the first food which and somebody need consult the devil to the new one digests.
explain this also. SEVENTY-Two kinds of cross in heraldry. CONSIDERING the matter entitatively, that -Cycl. See them named.
is to say, secundum entitatem.
An ancient pre
“The panther is so greedy of men's ex- ERMESIA, a mixture of honey, myrrh, crements, that if they be hanged up in a saffron, and palm-wine, beaten together, vessel higher than his reach, he sooner kills and taken mixed in milk, to make people himself with the overstretching of his wind- beget handsome children. less body than he will cease from his intended scription. enterprize.” Quære?
Dr. Smith named a plant Goodenia, in A hot iron for warming old men's feet honour of the Bishop of Carlisle, not recolis called a Damsel, or Nun. I have named lecting that Goodenovia would have been Mrs. Coleridge's bottle, therefore, the Friar. nearer the original and equally unexcep
tionable. But he constructed the former COLTie timber,--so called when the heart after the example of Tournefus, “who not is loose, and slips out.
without much consideration, contrived to
form Gundelia out of Gundelscheimer.” DOUBLE stars, so near each other as to appear one; and it requires the strongest Gun barrels (the twisted sort) made of glasses to ascertain that they are two distinct | old horse-shoe nails.
About the beginning of George the Third's QARISTUS or Oaristys. A Greek term reign, the guitar was so much in vogue as for a poetical dialogue between husband nearly to break all the harpsichord and spinet and wife, of which Scaliger says that in the makers; and indeed the harpsichord masters Sixth Iliad is the only proper ancient spethemselves. All the ladies disposed of their cimen. Upon the death of Nobbs, what a harpsichords at auctions for one third of subject for one ! their price, or exchanged them for guitars ; till old Kirkman, the harpsichord maker, “The merits and demerits of husband and after almost ruining himself with buying in wife are equally divided between them, and his instruments for better times, purchased their fruits extend to both in a future state; likewise some cheap guitars, and made a as, for instance, if a wife perform many mepresent of several to girls in milliners' shops, ritorious works, and the husband die first, and to ballad singers in the streets whom he will enjoy heaven as the fruit of his wife's he had taught to accompany themselves, good works; and if the wife be guilty of with a few chords and triplets, which soon many wicked actions, and the husband die made the ladies ashamed of their frivolous
first, he must go to hell for the sins of his and vulgar taste, and return to the harpsi- wife. In the apprehensions of a Hindoo, chord.
therefore, marriage ought to be a very serious
business."—WARD, vol. 2, p. 48. The King of England is a mixed person, say the lawyers, priest as well as prince.
“THE juta is the hair behind, which is sufThe milt of one cod fish contains one fered to grow by the Sunyasees, till it is hundred and fifty thousand million animal. sometimes three, four, and even five cubits cules !
long. They mix ashes with it till it is as
hard as a rope, and then tie it round their A FINE specimen of adequate style.-Cycl. head like a turban."-Ibid. p. 123. Moscow.
“ The French army, under the command A PUNDIT sent word to Ward, that the of Buonaparte, Emperor of France, took mysteries of the Hindoo astronomy lay hid possession of Moscow, after several engage in 300,000 books.—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 270. ments with the Russians, 14th September, 1812, but the place was previously set on It is an act of merit among the Hindoos fire by order of the Governor, and so much to read a book, even if you do not underdesolated that it afforded no satisfactory stand it. When a Hindu opens one of the accommodation for the Emperor and his shastrus, or even an account book, he makes troops. After enhancing the distress of a bow to it.—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 220. the city and its vicinity, the French were under a necessity of abandoning the city, WARD saw a Hindu play the flute with and making their retreat homeward !"
his nose. MORHOFF mentions a certain Dutchman
Form of concluding a letter in Hindosof the name of Petter who broke a glass by tan :" What more shall I write ?"—or, the sound of his voice.
66 This." The sense of smell supposed to have been The Hindoos believe that a person can given to man for pleasure. See Cycl. Nose. receive only one blessing at a time from his Apply this to the facts respecting odours in god. They relate a story of a man who put medicine. Sebastian lay on a bed of roses, a trick on his guardian god, and obtained in a fever, and was cured.
three at once : he asked that he might see