Imágenes de páginas

vol. 6, p.

“CARE that is entered once into the breast, (vol. 2, p. 408), calls “ l'un des plus sages Will have the whole possession ere it rest.” | preud'hommes que nous ayons jamais haBEN Jonson. Tale of a Tub,

lené en ceste France," never drank any 152.

thing ;-—“ vray que pour supplement, le

fruitage dont il usoit luy estoit fort familier “But as I am now here, just in the mid

et commun." way, I'll set my sword on the pummel, and that in amplissimâ causâ, quasi magno line

mari, pluribus ventis sumus vecti.”—Plin. The point falls to, we'll take.-Ibid. p. 206. Epist. vi. 33. p. 165. "Such things ever are like bread, which

“Ut enim terræ variis mutatisque semithe staler it is, the more wholesome."--BEN

nibus, ita ingenia nostra nunc hâc nunc illâ Jonson. Case is altered, p. 326.

meditatione, recoluntur.”—Ibid. Epist. vii.

p. 174.

P. 63.

It is well said by SHAFTESBURY, that “For these men's palates let not me an“profound thinking is many times the cause

swer, O Muses! It is not my fault if I fill of shallow thought.”—Vol. 3, p. 226. them out nectar, and they run to metheg.

lin."-Ben Jonson, Masque of Hymen, vol. “ NEIGHBOUR, sharpen the edge-tool of 7, p. 50. your wit upon the whetstone of indiscretion.”—LODGE. Wounds of Civil War, Old “ MARRIAGE Goddesses.”—Ibid. Plays, vol. 8, p. 83.

“ EVERY sickness is not unto death, and TRENCHARD the Whig.

therefore the Lord hath appointed drugs “He was always excellent company; but for the maladies of the body. Altissimus the time of the day when he shined most, creavit medicinam, says the Son of Sirach ; was for three hours or more after dinner. the Most High hath created medicines, and Towards the evening, he was generally sub- a wise man will not despise them; there. ject to indigestions. The time he chose to fore they chose an ill matter to commend think in was the morning."— Preface to who praised S. Agatha, that she would never Cato's Letters, xxx.

take any remedy for the infirmities of her

body. “Habeo Dominum Jesum qui solo “ The opinion of a physician or a medi- sermone restaurat universa : this was rash cine does often effect the cure of a patient, adventuring.'”—B. Hacket's Sermons, p. by giving to his mind such ease and acqui- 325. escencu as can alone produce health."Caro's Letters, vol. 1, p. 126.

“ For Beauty hath a living name,

And will to Heaven from whence it came." “Without any slips of prolixity, or

Ben Jonson, vol. 7, p.

210. crossing the plain highway of talk."-Merchant of Venice, act. iii. sc. i.

flies and insects, Ben Jonson, (ibid. p.

255), calls the “ trespasses and scapes of naPASQUIER, vol. 2, p. 395. Regilian made ture." emperor in the days of Gallienus, for his name's sake.

“And the nature of the onion is to draw

tears, M. de Pisany, who had been governor of As well as the mustard :-peace, pitchers the Prince of Condé, and whom PASQUIER, have ears."

Ibid. p. 304.


c. 21.

“ THERE's twice as much music in beating | triumphal cars, or thought more lucky in the tabor,

races.—ERASM. Adag. p. 167. As in beating the stockfish, and somewhat less labour."

Ibid. p. 305. PROVERBS, that the children of great men

degenerate, but that good sons never pro“ How better than they are, are all things ceed from ill parents.-Ibid. p. 241-2.

made By wonder!

Ibid. p. 308. SCALE of longevity.-Ibid. p. 255. “ I'll put thee to thy oftener What and

Erasmus (Adagia, p. 361) says he had Why."

Ibid. seen the Ice-worm in the Alps.
ANTIQUA historia est Herculem po-

Pliny's winged Salamander.- ERASMUS culo tanquam navigio ventis (?) immensa

Adag. p. 361. maria transisse.” — MACROBius's Satur. 5,

Annos, an Egyptian invented ovens.

Ibid. p. 397. ALEXANDER drank out of a cup in this shape, and called Hercules's.—Ben Jonson, Δυσδαίμων ευδαιμονία-infelix felicitas. vol. 7, p. 318.

Ibid. p. 406. UNDER my guidance

Acco was a remarkably silly woman, who

used to converse with herself at the glass. “Though Pleasure lead,

Adag. p. 490.
Fear not to follow.
They who are bred

“Longius hæc ratio, puteoque petatur Within the Hill

ab imo;
Of Skill,

Haurio si lenté, da veniam, alta latet."
May safely tread

Cowley, Plant. 3. 167, p. 109.
What path they will ;
No ground of good is hollow." Σφόδρ' εσίν ήμών ο βίος δίνω προσφερής,
Pleasure reconciled to Virtue.

"Όταν ή το λοιπόν μικρόν, όξυς γίνεται. Ibid.


Antiphanes. Erasm. Adag. p. 607. “If we here be a little obscure, 'tis our

Προς γαρ το γήρας ώσπερ εργασήριον pleasure; for rather than we will offer to "Aravta ravopú niva mpoopoirã kaká.

Ibid. be our own interpreters, we are resolved not to be understood.”—Ibid. p. 373.

MORE copper has, in some years, been

consumed in the pin trade than in the royal “ Tom TICKLE-FOOT with his tabor."

navy.”—J. Nichols. Fuller's Worthies, Ibid.

vol. 2. N. P. 492. A good name for a musician at a dance.

Dreams. The proverb that “ Dimidio “ Tais must be an officer or nothing, he vitæ nihil felicis ab infelicibus,” is not true. is so pert and brief in his demands : a pretty -ERASMUS' Adagia, p. 418. man! and a pretty man is a little o' this side Nor his reasoning upon it. Quod vide. nothing."-Ibid. p. 427.

FEAST which is to be made at the restoWhen any one greatly excelled another ration of the poor with wine from Adam's he was said—"eum albis equis præcedere;" cellar.-Burton, p. 670. either because white horses were used in See for the bill of fare.

p. 398,

“The ancients used to plant betony in

“ True is it that divinest Sydney sung, church-yards, because it was held to be an he is marr'd that is for others made." holy herb and good against fearful visions,

Nash. SUMMER'S Lust Will, did secure such places it grew in, and sanc

Old Plays, vol ix. p. 19.
tified those that carried it about them."-


TIMOTHY BRIGHT is said to have been

the inventor of short hand.—Old Plays, p. Burton, p. 723, recommends his patients 9, N. 35. to the advice of good physicians and divines, which Navarrus calls “ contraventio Love,_" in a word the Spanish inquisiscrupulorum,"—men, whose words are as tion is not comparable to it."—BURTON, p. flagons of wine.


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p. 147.

p. 253.

That continence came to him.

“ FISMENUS non nasatus was,

Upon a wager that his friends had laid, “ Así hermoso, y de alegre luz vestido,

Hired to live in a privy a whole year."
Que solo la pudiera ver dormido."

Nash. Summer's Last Will, p. 61,
BABBUENA, tom. 2, p. 253.

Old Plays, ix.
“Quo siempre los favores de fortuna,
Crecen para menguar como la luna.”

“Bake Venus' doves in pies: drown Chloris' Ibid. tom. 1, p. 7.


Maid of Elvar, p. 133. Political music.—De Guignes, vol. 2,

“But on a round what wonder tho' things

“THOSE vegetives And since within a circle, turn about ?"
Whose souls die with them.”

LORD STERLINE, Julius Cæsar,
MASSENGER, vol. iv. p. 476.

Sir J. Davies.
“Many are fortunate, but few are blest."
LORD STIRLING, p. 10. EXCELLENCES of Swedish horses.-OLAUS'

Mugnus, p. 665. " I THINK the soul Hath by inheritance an heavenly power, “ MIDNIGht visitors effectually destroyed Which some fore-knowledge gives of ill by C. Tiffin, bug-destroyer to his Majesty. and good,

He has made it his only study, and thus has But not the means to 'scape a fatal hour." succeeded in accomplishing that most de


sirable object, in which so many pretenders

fail. Orders executed with that attention “Not lip-sick-lover like, with words far which has secured the business to my fasought,

mily only, nearly 100 years.”—Court JourWhose tongue was but an agent for his nal. July 7, 1832.

heart, Yet could not tell the tenth part that it

“Esso es lo que yo no sé thought." Ibid. p. 41.

Y saber quisiera."

CALDERON, Autos S. tom. 1, p. 8. GARASSE, Doct. Cur. p. 21, could have thought that some minds as well as bodies

“ Ma non è cosa were made only to be laughed at.

Di si lieve momento

p. 17.


Trovar divertimento

suspecting animal, would kill his neighbour Allegro insieme, ed innocente, e nuovo." if he were not afraid of the law.-Ibid.

tom. 2, p. 354.

Black rats are tamed in Germany, and

a bell being put about their necks, they Coats of temperament, moral and phy- drive away other rats.—Ibid. siological armoury.-GWILLIM, p. 3.

“O DONNA, BOARD of suicide.

Datemi aita, ed ambi duoi forami

Siatemi larga de l'orecchio vostre." DOMESDAY Book.—CADASTRE.

Mauro, Opere Burlesche,

tom. 1, p. 163. Names. GEO DE Cusa; an Aaron and a Sharon. I have known a Hercules and a In Norway eagles dive into the sea, then Samson, a Job, a Shadrach, a Solomon, a roll in the sand, and afterwards destroy an Cupid, and a Psyche, no way connected ox by shaking the sand in his eyes, while with each other; (Cupid was a Carpenter), they attack him. a Damon, a Phillis, and a Cloe. A Julius, Sir R. Phil. Facts. Throwing dust in a Cæsar, and an Augustus.


eyes is indeed the way to destroy John Alexander every body knows.

An Æneas.
Sir Hector Munro, Sir Ulysses de Burgh.

that pigeons have an organ Brute Brown, Sir Fr. Drake's friend. in the stomach for secreting milk. “Se 'l piè da l'orme mie non torcerete,

“All persons from convenience, economy Fia 'l cammin buono; e non vi farà mai

and feeling, ought to prefer metallic pens.

Acqua torbida ber soverchia sete."

TANSILLO, Il Podere, cap. 1.
Parnass. tom. 23, p. 187.

The art of sailing, says this wiseacre, is

merely an imitation of the nautilus. Thus · De la memoria mai non vi se leve,

saying that there were some large species now extinct. He concludes that "

man has Che nè poder nè altro che si cole,

exerted his power as the universal deComprar cupidamente unqua si deve. Membratevi quest altre due parole,

stroyer." Quando al vedere e al parteggiar voi siete

A SHOWER of crabs fell, with heavy rain, Che ciò che mal si compra, sempre duole.”

in the summer of 1829, in the yard of the Ibid.

poor-house at Reigate, and were lively, DR. LETTSOM ascribed health and wealth weighing two ounces.--Ibid. to water, and happiness to small beer, and all diseases and crimes to the use of spirits:

THERE is iron enough in the blood of making of the whole a moral thermometer. forty-two men to make a ploughshare weigh-SIR R. Ph. Facts.

ing about twenty-four pounds.-Ibid.

And brass enough in Mr. face. The Abbé Galiani derives all crimes from And lead enough in Mr. brain. animal destruction ; thus treachery from angling and ensnaring, and murder from A chesnut tree at Tortworth planted (so hunting and shooting. He asserts that the said) A. D. 800, made a boundary in Steman who would kill a sheep, ox, or any un- | phen's reign, 1135, and then called the great

chesnut tree ; bore in 1759 nuts which produced young trees.-Ibid.

The three gold-shoemakers of Britain.Cambro-Britan. vol. 2, p. 437-8.

p. 282.

Onion soup the best of all restoratives “I have heard of a man, who having after fatigue.-Ibid.

given half of his estate to mend highways,

for the good of his country, said he would CONSTITUTIONS are perhaps as different willingly give the other half, that England as faces.

had never a ship, nor a merchant, nor a

dissenter belonging to it."—Cato's Letters, 6 Music

vol. 1, p. 251. removeth cares, sadness ejects, Declineth anger, persuades clemency, Doth sweeten mirth, and heighten piety.

THERE was a mad monk at Heidelberg, And is to a body, often, ill-inclined,

who was for knocking every man on the

head that did not like Rhenish wine.—Ibid. No less a sovereign cure than to the mind.” Ben Jonson, vol. 8, p. 238.

Drums and trumpets make men bold. " BEAUTY

And Marshal Biron, one of the bravest men That asks but to be censured by the eyes, And in those outward forms all fools are

that ever lived, died like a coward for want wise."

Ibid. p. 283.

of them.—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 278. Court DE GEBELIN's Etymon of Etymo

GILES FLETCHER says that John Basilogy, vol. 3, p. 19, given in Cambro-Bri- lowitz sent to the city of Moscow to provide tan. vol. 1,


for him a measure full of fleas, for a medi

cine. They answered that it was impossi- Che fra noi vaglia a far la cose chiare, ble, and if they could get them, yet they Senza tanto stencarsi lo 'ntelletto."

could not measure them because of their Molza, Op. Burl. tom. 1, p. 317. leaping out. Upon which he set a mulct

upon the city of 7000 rubles.—Ibid. vol. 2, “E chi sa che 'l suo nome entro la Torre

Di Babel non restasse impastojato,
E là si stia, poich' altri nol soccorre ?

CHALCONDYLAS says, that when ConIl qual perchè non fu poi ritrovato, stantinople was taken by the Turk, the RoElla restò senza la propria voce,

mans said that all the destruction brought O fosse caso, o pur contrario fato." upon the Greeks by the barbarians, was but

a judgment upon them for the destruction

of Troy."— Ibid. p. 326.
“Ma se gli è antico, e se l'usar le genti This if said, was said in jest.

Che furo innanzi che Noe succiassi
Quel vin, che trasse de' primi sermenti ;

" When we denominate a man mad, or Questo è bene un de' più profondi passi a fool, we mean only that he is more so than Che noi habbiamo ancora oggi tentato,

most other of his species, for all men at E non è mica da huomini bassi.”

times have a mixture of both.”—Ibid. vol. AGNOLO FIRENZUOLA, Op. Buri.

4, p. 215.

“Madness too is undoubtedly to be • Ch'a questi gran poeti dan le forme learned and acquired by habit and exercise, Da far sonetti petrarchevolmente.” as well as covetousness, pride, ambition,

MAURO, Ibid. p. 223. love, desire of revenge, and other qualities,

p. 153,

Ibid. p. 312.

p. 364.

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