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Mrs. D., but because of the perfect dog. | Brewer and druggist. Baker and pipelike attachment and dependence which this clay dealer. Patriot and dealer in scrip. deficiency would have occasioned.

Bookseller and pirate. Coffeehouse keeper

and slop seller. Taylor and cabbage cutINDIGNATION at the charge of making ter. Doncaster a peg on which to hang my loose thoughts.


p. 26.

A FAREWELL to the two letters which BURLEIGH. pass—Potential through all Freeling's wide domain.

GULLEY's fortune more comfortable than I who came from Rhedycina Bovin!!--the if it had been made in many


ways. most unlettered of her sons—proceeding not even to A.B.

DR. GREEN, and Kemp his merry-AnMy Oxford apotheosis — where I was

drew. LL.D. ified. Honour from Banff, which came after me

Next to your real great secrets, secrets by the mail coach, and found me at Elgin.

which are no secrets produce most effect.

-Sir Walter's e.g. RABBI Kimchi says, “ Homo cum dormi

And so with jokes. The joke that is no turus est, commendat Spiritum suum d.o.m.

joke tells well in parliament, as Lord K. ne forte surgens crastino mane requirat ani- and Mr. B. know. mam suam nec inveniat ; aut repereat suam in corpore alterius, alteriusve vicissim in “What was the subject of this day's coneo.”—GARMANNUS, de Miraculis Mortuorum, ference will be the subject of an accusation

to-morrow ; and that secret which we

thought we did but lately depositate in our RABBI ALEXANDRINUS:—“Scito tibi rem

friend's breast, will shortly fly in our faces ita se habere: Homo expedit opus suum in

from the mouth of our enemies."-SIR G. terdiu, unde vespertino tempore anima ejus

MACKENZIE, p. 133. fatigata est et attrita. Cum igitur ipse dormit, Deus laborat et redintegrat animam,

Pieces of ash tree, cut at a critical mout sequenti mane revertatur in corpus suum

ment, supposed to cure most diseases. Convegeta, nova et quieta.”—Ibid.

cerning the moment, doctors differ.—British

Apollo, vol. 3, p. 770 Pliny's? story of Hermotimus Clazomenius, whose body was burnt by his enemies A man speaking at random was said to while his soul was on an excursion more “talk like an apothecary.”—Ibid. 777. suo.- Ibid.

Why the beating of a drum in an aleWitches' souls fly out of their mouths in house should turn their drink sour ?-Ibid. the shape of a fire-fly.-Ibid. p. 27.

Will it do so ? and if so, is the same effect Union of Trades, the one public and the produced by bell-ringing ? other secret. Shoemaker and corn factor.

A NOTION said to be confirmed by graveIt is hardly necessary to say that Rydychen, diggers, that the earth which is dug out of and Vadum Boum, and Oxford, are the same. Rydychen is the old British name.

a grave will not fill it after the coffin is put Cf. lib. vii. c. 52.

J. W. W. in !-Ibid. p. 795.

p. 785.

OLD Nick said to be so called from Nic

The Gridiron. Machiavelli !—Ibid. p. 822,

BROILING is best, bear witness, gods and HARCOURT (Longeville), “ Histoire des

men, personnes qui ont vecu plusieurs siècles, et From five begin the strain. qui ont rajeuni.”—A. D. 1715.

Gridiron the A and Z in the humanizing

art. Savages begin with it - the Boucan. I knew a man to whom all the middle Epicure's end--the Beef Steak Club. walks of life were open in his youth, and

Sacrifices. yet in spite of all dehortation he would be

Homeric cookery. nothing but a tailor.

He was not, as might Escurial. perhaps be supposed, either effeminate in

Aurigrills–Utopia. disposition or fractional in person, but an

Jove who rules the roast. absolute integer in form, stature, appearance, The pot, the stewpan, and the spit, and in heart also. Inclination, however,

Give them their honours fit, for an art is no more a proof of aptitude or Nor let the oven go without its praise. genius for it in a sartorian aspirant than in

A wreath of garlic flowers, or shalotta stage-struck youth, or votary of the muses.

Odify the gridiron, odiate the frying man. The person in question made me one pair of The devil uses frying pans. breeches, and they did not fit.

Pepper and salt.

Vulcan makes a gridiron. “ An aged saying, and a true,

The golden age, when every man will be Black will take no other hue.”

his own priest, his own king, and his own Peele, vol. 1, p. 13.


Jupiter's prophecy of beef and Blenheim Some one was asked which of Cicero's

-beef and Waterloo. Apis looking at the orations he liked best, and he answered

battle of the Nile. "eas sibi videri optimas quæ essent longis- The land of Shakespeare and beef steaks. simæ."-LANGUET. Epist. p. 175.

Towton-wben beef met beef. The Scotchman who said men were di

Pepper from Malabar. vided into those who preyed upon others

Potatoes from the Tupinambas.

Creation of the gridiron from ferruginous and those who were preyed upon. But neither all men nor all animals can

particles. thus be classed. The elephant, which is the noblest of

Connoisseur. No. 63. April 10, 1755. quadrupeds, neither

preys nor is preyed upon.

“ You must have observed with the

utmost concern a late account in the news“Much matter decocted into few words.” papers, that "Whitenose died at Doncaster This is Fuller's definition of a proverb.

of a mortification in his foot.'» “ A CONTINUAL emanation of unsavouri

" It is remarkable that all those who are ness, so that the stink doth never cease or employed in the care of horses grow as give over.” — BISHOP REYNOLDS, vol. 4, p.

mere brutes as the animals they attend.”— 203.

Ibid. No. 84, vol. 2, p. 197.

The reader will see this humorous Pindaric in the Appendix to the Fifth Vol. of Southey's Life and Correspondence.-J. W. w.

John Jackson, the Arian, Master of A. D. 1812. A SERVANT of Williamson, the Wigstow Hospital, Leicester, when his eyes | horsedealer of York, was trying a horse on began to fail, was immoderately fond of the road toward the High Street, Doncaster, cards, and devoted every evening to the when it took fright between the Rein Deer quadrille-table. “ The seven o'clock bell and Ram inns, and leaped through the shop at the hospital called him to evening prayer window of Mr. Whalley, shoemaker. The in the midst of a dispute at the game, and rider crouched, or he must have been killed, he crossed St. Martin's churchyard in great the height from the ground to the under haste to his constant duty. As soon as part of the beam being only seven and a prayers were over, he returned to the card-half feet. He was thrown upon the countable, and said 'I am confident I was right ter, which, being near the window, preas to that card.' 'I submit,' replied his vented the horse from getting wholly into opponent,' for you have had leisure to con- the shop. The window was of course shisider the state of the game attentively.'-Avered, but neither horse nor man much inreply at which he took no small offence."- jured.-Edinburgh Annual Register, p. 61. CRADOCK's Works, vol. 4, p. 88.

THORESBY, (Diary, vol. 2, p. 13,) speaks Mrs. BRAY.—DR. VIAL, vol. 3, p. 200.

of a delicate parsonage-house at Cromwell, His father was Vicar of Doncaster, and thought to be one of the best in England, he, who was born at a farm-house, Sensey, Yorkshireman, (formerly schoolmaster at

(1708): It was built by Mr. Thwaits, a near Thirsk, was educated at Doncaster, where Dr. Bland, after head master of Eton, the road from Leeds to Grantham.

Doncaster), at the expense of £1000, on dean of Durham, and provost of Eton, was master. He was born 1686 ; and studied

MARTIN LISTER. Flebrew under Simon Ockley at Cambridge.

Dean Waddilove. Warburton said of him, that he had spent

Sterne, his days in the republic of letters, just as

Hall Stevenson. vagabonds do in London, in one unwearied course of begging, railing, and stealing.

“ Voici un dogme fort choquant; c'est Nichols, vol. 2, pp. 519-31.

que les choses qui n'ont jamais été, et qui

ne seront jamais, ne sont point possibles. Ca In Defoe's time there was a great manu- été sans doute le sentiment d'Abelard ; et je facture of stockings, gloves, and knit waist

ne vois pas que ceux qui disent que Dieu est coats there.

déterminé par sa sagesse infinie à faire ce Wish that Drayton and Barnabee had qui est le plus digne de lui puissent nier said more of it.

sans inconséquence la doctrine de ce philo

sophe."-BAYLE, tom. 3, p. 335. HUNTER in his History of the Deanery of Doncaster, says, “it is distinctly related by Puilippus CAROLUS, a commentator upon Bede, that the church at Doncaster was Aulus Gellius, says, after the Hebrews, “que founded by Edwin, under the auspices of ceux qui auront été mal mariés, seront abPaulinus."

sous devant Dieu, sans comparoître devant

son tribunal.”—Ibid. We have notable fellows about Doncaster; they'll give the lie and the stab “Nescio quomodo nihil tam absurdè dici both in an instant."—WEBSTER, vol. 3, p. potest, quod non dicatur ab aliquo philoso186.

phorum.”—Cic. de Divinat. 1. 2, c. 58. Kate, the innkeeper's daughter, says this.

P. 450.



· NEMO ægrotus quicquam somniat tam

“ METHINKS a marble infandum, quod non aliquis dicat philoso- Lies quieter upon an old man's head "-VARRO in Eumenid. apud Nonium. Than a cold fit of the palsey."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Ar Hurdenberg, in Sweden, M. Huet

Captain, act i. sc. ii. says the mode of choosing a burgomaster is this : the persons eligible sit with their

TRAVELLED gentlemenbeards upon a table, a louse is put in the

“Those that went out men, and good men, middle of the table, and the one in whose

They look like poached eggs, with the souls beard he takes cover is the magistrate for

sucked out, the ensuing year.–BAYLE, vol. 3, p. 484.

Empty and full of wind : all their affections

Are baked in rye-crust to hold carriage JACOBUS GADDIUS must have been an odd From this good town to t'other, and when fellow, for he thought the “ Batrachomyo- they are opened machia, nobilior, propriorque perfectione” They are so ill-cooked and mouldy.' than the Iliad or Odyssea.-H. N. COLE- Ibid. Queen of Corinth, act i. sc. iv. Intr. p. 184.

“ The root out of which the fruits of the LAISSEZ nous faire

earth do grow, is above, in heaven : the What is it men do when this maxim is genealogy of corn and wine is resolved into acted upon ?

God.”—Bishop REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 203. Soldiers before exchanges were in use, or parole granted.

"For such great overthrows Privateers.

A candle burns too bright a sacrifice, Quacks.

A glow-worm's tail too full of flame.” Cotton manufacturers.


Bonduca, act i. sc. i. Post office è contrà, as compared with posting and carriers choosing religions. " Or dare your vamping valour, goodman

cobler, The Malays have so great a prejudice Clap a new sole to the kingdom.” against a great book, that though they now

Ibid. act i. sc. ii. ask for the Englishman's Koran, they are literally afraid to receive so large a book,

“ Out, ye flesh flies, and invariably refuse to take it, though

Nothing but noise and nastiness.” they will accept any portion of it. The

Ibid. Bible Society has therefore been asked to publish it in parts.

“All other loves are mere catching of dot

trels, “ Tuis is most certain. God had rather Stretching of legs out only, and trim lazihave his trees for fruit, than for fuel.”—

Ibid. act iv. sc. ii. Bishop REYNOLDS, tom. 2, p. 365. " For God will not suffer his gospel to

1 One of the commonest allusions in our old be cast away, but will cause it to prosper

authors, — dramatic or other. See the well

known lines of DRAYTON, in the Polyolbion, unto some end or other; either to save those Song twenty-fifth :that believe, or to cumulate damnation “ The dotterels which we think,” &c. of those that disobey it !"-Ibid.





J. W. W.

1 66 IF himself

Street, Grosvenor Square, so far back as (I dare avouch it boldly, for I know it) the 20th of February, 1801, and who was Should find himself in love,

then supposed to be only fifteen months Surely his wise self would hang his beastly old, and his linen marked with the letter C, self,

will apply personally, or by letter, post paid, His understanding self so maul his ass-self.” to Mr. Jordan, solicitor, 7, Lincoln's Inn Ibid. act v. sc. ii. Fields, they will hear of something greatly

to their advantage. “ No owl will live in Crete.”Euphues.


" Infans eram, nec tum scribere noveram : Old Merrythought's advice to his son is,

Nunc, ut nihil aliud profecerim, saltem So“ Be a good husband ; that is, wear ordi

craticum illud habeo, Scio quod nescio."nary clothes, eat the best meat, and drink

BISHOP REYNOLDS, vol. 3, Ded. the best drink; be merry, and give to the poor, and believe me, thou hast no end of

“ Do you not,” Bishop SANDFORD asks, thy goods."— Kt. of the B. Pestle, p. 378.

“ find yourself continually inclined to forget

that inanimate things have no volition ?" “ PLUSIEURS blâmeront l'entassement de

“ Yes,” he answers bimself, “ I do, but so passages que l'on vient de voir ; j'ai prévu did Dean Swift, a wiser man than I, who leurs dédains, leurs dégoûts et leur cen

used to say that nothing was more prosures magistrales, et n'ai pas voulu y avoir voking than the perverseness of inanimate égard.—BAYLE, vol. 4, p. 461.

things."Remains, vol. 1, p. 216. P.Caussin's sympathy with the sun, which “ I REMEMBER," says Bishop SANDFORD, he called “son astre, et duquel il ressentait (vol. 1, p. 205,) once hearing old Dr. W. des opérations fort notables. Tant au corps with the mild appearance of an old lion torqu'en l'esprit, selon ses approches et ses mented with the tooth-ache, utter this chaéloignemens, et à proportion qu'il se mon- ritable wish,— I wish,' said he, that more trait, ou qu'il était couvert de nuages."- people would die of diseases in the spleen, Ibid. p. 612.

that we might know what purposes the

spleen is intended to answer.' Nothing The tongue made less for language than would have tempted me to trust myself in for taste,-beasts the proof, and that men

the old Ogre's hands. I never heard a can speak without tongues.” — Ibid. vol. 5, wish so truly professional.”

Cerisantes. Theban Legion. SIR J. Malcolm's Sketches of Persia.

“ Je ne crois pas que l'on ait pensé dans

ce siècle rien de grand et de délicat, que “ Plura proponere est tutius; ne una

l'on ne voie dans les livres des anciens. definitio parum rem comprehendat, et, ut Les plus sublimes conceptions de métaita dicam, formula excidat." — SENECA, de physique et de morale que nous admirons Benef. vol. 1, p. 283.

dans quelques modernes, se rencontrent dans les livres des anciens philosophes.”

295. Occasional drunkenness advised by Se- BAYLE, vol. 5, p. -Ibid.


Curion, the Piedmontese reformer, who August 18, 1830.—If the parents or next found a place of refuge in Switzerland, pubkin of a boy who was left in the passage of lished a treatise de Amplitudine beati regni the Coach and IIorses public-house, Mount | Dei,—“où il tâcha de montrer que le nombre

p. 15.


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