Imágenes de páginas

begs Noah to roast some of his roots for THE ague. Fear often cures it in the
him. And he tried to cut a hole in the country where wise physicians practice.
bottom of the ark, that he may creep and Nabbe's Microcosmus, O. P. ix. p. 129.
surprize the old fellow; but in the attempt
he brakes his knife. “ If it be the Lord's SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE. Necessity of a
pleasure to save thee thou wilt be saved, state physician. Body politic. Constitu-
and this verily I hope for there is much tion. “ Mens sana in corpore sano.How
good in thee, and had it not been for the often might a kingdom be saved by helle-
forbidden root, among all the generations bore? Bile corroborants.—See p. 56.
of Adam none would have excelled that."

Evlias's, “my compliments to you." A Causes and consequences.-Actions more chapter upon the proper understanding beprolific than herrings or insects.

tween author and reader, and the courtesy Advice to princes who will read this opus. due from one to the other.

Reward asked for the pleasure they derive.

Oom maunee paimee oom.—TIBET. Conjectures guard the author.

" AQUINAS was once asked with what
Sly the any churchman, and Sophist the compendium a man might best become
true churchman, and Smooth the all church- | learned ? He answered, “By reading of one
man, and Sour the no churchman, — and book,'—meaning that an understanding en-
Savage the no king man, and Stiff the high tertained with several objects is intent upon
churchman,and Supple the moderate church- neither, and profits not."-J. TAYLOR.
man, and Sneak the low churchman.

The title-page must turn over, for the
Dove's foot is another name for gera- sake of the long mottos.
Something should be said of dove-tailing. There are hindermates as well as belp-

mates in marriage.
NOMANCY, or onomatoncy. 'Ovouavrela ?
Thus an even number of vowels in the name Hall says that Henry VII.“
signified an imperfection in the left side of farre in the Frenche Kynges brest as hys

An odd number indicated it in the physicion did in his uryne.” right.

Ways and means.
The body of Moses, according to the
Rabbis, was so pure and holy, that no fly DANIEL DANCER warming the stewed
dared to settle on it. — MICHAELIS, vol. 4, trout by putting it under him in bed.





p. 385.

Every man his own fulling mill in IceDecember 29, 1819. Seriously proposes land.—HORREBOW. hay tea as a beverage for the fasting and evening refection, as much superior to the “ The Hebrew, then, appears to be the dry leaves of China, as gold or silver are most ancient of all the languages in the superior to copper and lead.

world; at least it is so with regard to us,

who know of no older. The skin is wise, and the stomach is wise, “ Some learned men have asserted it to and the heart is wise. The head is gene- be the language spoken by Adam in Pararally the most foolish part.

dise; and that the saints will speak it in

ticæ, 1594.

heaven; alleging that it is so concise, and yet They estimate distances in Holstein by so significant, so pathetic, and yet so free pipes of tobacco. To such a place it is two from levity or bombast, as of all languages pipes, or a pipe and a half. The barrister to approach nearest to that of spirits, who who made a speech at Kendal forty miles need no words for conveying their ideas to long. each other."

A Scotch laird and his tail. Suns and Some Frenchman has written upon the stinkards of the Natches. Limb of a dog Chimie du gout et de l'odorat, and illus- in Ceylon. Criados. trated it with plates.

SEPHER Aothiioth. Liber literarum. A " As 'tis in nature with those loving hus

mystical application of the alphabet. bands

There is another MS. with the same title, That sympathize their wives' pains, and

which poetically describes a contest for sutheir throes,

premacy among the letters. When they are breeding; and 'tis usual too,

ELDAD HADDANI, i. e. Danita de Tribu We have it by experience.”

for a Month, act iii. sc. 1.

How the tribe of Dan forsook Jeroboam

and retired into Ethiopia.-BERTOLACCI, Fred. TAUBMAN published Columbæ Poe

vol. 1, p. 108.

Some of them in Paris. EFFECT of tea in promoting scandal. In what a different temper must the old maids

In the days of the Messiah the Jewish and Mrs. Candours of old have talked over

women are to lie in every day. their strong beer.

In a late number of an Edinburgh meNOVALIS.

dical periodical, a case is given of a young “ Philosophy is properly home sickness ; gentleman about thirteen years old, who —the wish to be every where at home.

had been affected with constant sneezing “We are near awakening when we dream for three weeks; at first in rather violent that we dream.

paroxysms with intervals of many minutes, “ Every beloved object is the centre of but afterwards occurring from three to six a paradise.”—Foreign Review, vii.

times every minute, each occasioning a slight

degree of bodily agitation, and accompanied “nihil fere tam fædum with a forcible expulsion of air between the quod non aliquando niteat ætate." Adag. nearly closed teeth, producing the sound 148.

“tchee.” He had been taking considerable

quantities of magnesia on account of conHis notions of cookery. The Escurial stant acidity of stomach. The sneezing was worthily built in form of a gridiron. always suspended during sleep, but recom

menced immediately on waking, as he someThe Gorgon's eye.

times seemed to awake sneezing. He was

cured by blisters, purging, injecting olive ADVANTAGE of reticules.- Col. M‘Don- oil into the nostrils, followed by carbonate of nel's widow, coming from Lisbon, as she iron and gradual exposure to the cold air. stepped from the packet into the boat, in her trepidation dropped one into the sea, HUMANITY made him sometimes doubt one hundred six-mil-fours.

whether those men really had souls, who for



the paltry temptations of this world were so | ing the Druidical notion of progressive life. willing to risque and to lose them : and This notion applied, as a mode of explainthus Beaumont and FLETCHER say, “ Part | ing propensities. Lord B. supposed to have with their essence.” - Queen of Corinth, been a discontented devil in the condition act i. sc. 1.

of Klopstocks—who, because he was always

promising how well he would behave if “ Non mihi si latices Siloe, si porrigat He opportunity were allowed him, was granted bron

a second trial, and placed in the most faPocula, si cunctis destillent collibus undæ, vourable circumstances, – the effect being Et vatem Dan ipse riget, tua dicere dicta to prove himself fit for nothing but dam(facta)

nation. Sustineam, casusque tuos."

BARLÆUS, 1. 16. The famous Père tranquille of the Capu

chins (who was he ?) teaches “que le diable HERODOTUS mentions the Gandarii, lav- dûëment exorcisé est contraint de dire la odp.01.—Lib. iü. 91. vii. 66.

vérité.”—VIE DU P. JOSEF,

P. 309.

“SHARP and sententious, pleasant without A NOTION prevailed almost generally scurrility, witty without affection, audacious among the Christians of the third century without impudency, learned without opi- that “they who took wives, were of all nion, and strange without heresy.”—Love's others the most subject to the influence of Labour's Lost, act v. sc. 1.

malignant demons.” — Mosheim, vol. 1, p.

218. Joshua BARNES, when he edited Euripides, preserved with the name of one of Timothy PRIESTLEY in his brother's pulhis plays the only remaining word of it,-a pit. Introduces with this the question, adtrisyllable, which has not been found else- vice, &c. to great personages. where.— STEEVENS's Preface. Boswell's Shakespeare, vol. 1, p. 117.

Pliny says, 1. xxviii. c. 3, “A scorpione

aliquando percussi, nunquam postea à craTue Devil — como gran Filosofo, que es, bronibus, vespis, apibusque feriuntur." If says PIEDRAHITA.

he had said that they hardly felt the sting,

there might have been some show of proYou are entering into the story with the bability in this assertion. deepest interest. You are all animation in pursuit of it,—all anxiety to reach the end It is said of S. Jerome, that he filed away next; turn and see what will open with the his teeth to the very gums, that he might new point of view. Be not so impatient, pronounce Hebrew with greater facility. not so fast, reader : whither are you hurry- This I find in the Evangelical Magazine, ing so fast with whip and spur,-gently, on what authority the absurd story is given gently, draw up, for heaven's sake, -stop, does not appear, but the absurd repeater you are on the brink of a hawhaw.

gives it as an example of “ diligence in

study." DOGDAYS.—The Romans sacrificed dogs A gentleman is said to have had a front to the dogstar.-See Pensées sur la Comète, tooth drawn, that he might spit, like a coachvol. I, p. 171.

man, with the greater effect.

Tue Dr's opinion of what he himself had Coke said of Garnet upon his trial, that been in prior stages of existence, he hold- | he was “ a doctor of Jesuits, that is, a doc

tor of five DD's, as dissimulation, deposing “ Ce que je fis de fort bonne encre.”— of princes, disposing of kingdoms, daunting Card. D'Ossat. and deterring of subjects, and destruction.”

“ Per persona positiva les Italiens enPROGERS, who had been about the


tendent ce que nous apellons un honnête of Charles the Second, died at ninety-six in homme, un homme de mise. Amelot de cutting his teeth; he had cut four, and many

l'Houssaie." others were coming, which so inflamed his

CAMBLES, a King of the Lydians, such a gums, that it proved fatal.

gormandizer, that one night after he had The Romans when travelling from home supped and went to bed, he eat up his wife recommended themselves to the goddess that lay by him ; and in the morning when Abeona; when returning, to Adeona; when

he found one of her hands in his mouth, he resting, to Statilinus ; when weary, to Fes- killed himself. sonia.

GRUNDULES. Lares of the pigsty, apST. BARBARA a saint for the mountains. pointed by Romulus in honour of a sow who

had thirty pigs at one litter. St. Agatha for the vales. “There's no making a whistle of a pig's doctor to thy heart, Nobs for thy hobby

Take then the book to thy pocket, the tail."-SHADWELL. Squire of Alsatia.

horse, and M. Urgandus, the unknown, for “ The most solemn act of worship per

thy guide, philosopher, and friend. formed to the Syrian Baal by his ordinary

TelliAMED theory. devotees,

was to break wind and ease themselves at the foot of his image."—Skelton's

“ANTIPHERON, one who,” Aristotle says, Deism Revealed.

met with himself, and saw his own image

before him wherever he went." An odd notion that “ The greatest heads and smallest eke were ASPENDIUS, a harper, who would finger wont

the harp so lightly, that none could hear it To bear in them the finest wits away; (qy. but himself.

alway.) This thing is true, thou can'st it not de

He goat, dog wolf, buck rabbit, Jack hare. nay.”

Tom cat, Jenny ass. Higgins, Mirror for Magistrates, Bull-child in Chinese. vol. 1, p. 222.

It was a comfort to the doctor, that the “GELDINGS, with their goddess Epona, relative to whom his paternal estate would are objects of admiration to you.”—TeR- | pass was named Lamb. TULLIAN's Apology.

Sapientia, the ancients connected wisdom “Alhahor it seems is the name of heaven's with taste.-See Van HELMONT, p. 737. fierce dog." — M. Magazine, vol. 3, p. 819.

“ nature seems to have “ Jaques GoHory disoit que ce qu'il avoit formed animals to live and enjoy health traduit du Roman d'Amadis passeroit un

upon a scanty and precarious supply of joir pour aussi veritable que l'histoire de food ;" and argues that men produce disPaul Jove."-BAILLET, vol. 2, p. 319. eases by the repletion to which their tables


is wrong.


tempt them. But surely as to animals, he When a Venetian ambassador, endea

vouring to dissuade Louis XII. from making

war upon Venice, spoke of the wisdom of The leagues Docteur Boucher, preaching that republic, Louis replied, “ J'opposerai in the church of Notre Dame at Paris, 1593, un si grand nombre de fous à vos sages, que affirmed that the words of the Psalm lxviii. toute leur sagesse sera incapable de leur réor Ixix. “ Eripe me, Domine, de luto, ut non sister.—Note to M. DU BELLAY, from FERinfigar," were a direct and positive prophetic ron. command to the French de se debourbouner, and not to receive a king of that family,

The proprietor of the Imperial Magazine however Catholic he might appear to be. res the public “ that its type and paper

will not shrink from the most rigorous in

spection." Sermons. “ I NEVER yet knew a good tongue that "As the strokes in music answer the notes wanted ears to hear it."--O. Feltham.

that are prickt in the rules, so the words of “ 'Tis a wonder to me how men can preach the mouth answer to the motions and affecso little and so long ;-so long a time, and tions of the heart. The anatomists teach so little matter. As if they thought to that the heart and tongue hang upon one please by the inculcation of their vain string. And hence it is, that as in a clock tautologies."—Ibid.

or watch, when the first wheel is moved, the “ If we out of copper, lead, or pewter hammer striketh, so when the heart is moved preaching can extract pure gold, 'tis no im- with any passion or perturbation, the hampeachment to our wise philosophy.”—Ibid. mer beats upon the bell, and the mouth

sounds.”—FEATLEY. Clavis Mystica. p. 867. OPIATE sermons; drastic, laxative, alterative, sedative, carminative, corroborent.

A woman named Nanny Wilkey, seventy

years of age, living in St. James's-street, “For you must know strange things in having at different times been afilicted with pulpits

inflammation, was told that if she carried Are told to please the listening dull pates." about her person a coffin ring which had Hudibras, Redividus, i. 12.

been dug up from a grave, it would prevent Wuen the elder Sheridan advertized his dame, placing the fullest reliance on the

a recurrence of her complaint. The old Attic Morning Entertainment, “ that it

charm, has carried a ring of that description might answer some purposes of all as well

for the last five years, during which time as amusement, he proposed to read part of

she has been free from her old complaint. the Liturgy, and to deliver a sermon, with strictures upon the manner in which those acts of public worship are usually, per- wings) is both pleasant and wholesome nou

“A corrected pigeon (let blood under both formed.”—CHURCHILL, vol. i. p. 43. N.

rishment.”—FULLER's Worthies, vol. ii. p. 158.

Libertin, says the Jesuit Garasse, signifies a Huguenot and a half.

The rings and screws of coffins have been supposed to possess virtue from Pliny's time to our own, who tells that “ prodest præfixisse in limine è sepulchro avulsos clavos adversus noc. turnas lymphationes,” Jib. xxxiv. c. 15.

J. W. W.

Le cueur leur devint foye, et se rendirent."-MARTIN DU BELLAY.

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