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book; and just on the rising ground where more reasonably for their gods; and at the view of the lake opens, the sun came length nothing was to be done without conI suppose more directly upon my eyelids, sulting them through the priests or Krakenbut the page appeared to be printed in red pates. These heads being fixtures, and letters. The page before me was that on having no means of seeing things for themwhich the last book begins, and the head-selves, believed of course what the kraken. ing is in larger type, these took the colour pates told them,-but they had whims of first, and were red as blood, the whole page their own also, and very seldom agreed, presently became so. The opposite page and when they were out of humour, they had a confused intermixture of red and could shake part of the body, and bring black types, when I glanced on it; but fixing various evils upon the land, by the feelers, the sight there the whole became rubric water, volcanoes, &c. also, though there was nothing so vivid as Something might be made of this. in the heading of the book. The appearance passed away as my position with re. Keswick. 1808. Sept. 27. Snow on Hel. gard to the sun was altered.
vellin, some was seen yesterday, and some I particularly noticed this phenomenon, last week. which never occurred to me before, but ! Sept. 28. The snow continues there, and which if I am not deceived I have read of the frost in the night has killed all our nasmore than once as something preternatural. turtiums,which were yesterday in full bloom An enthusiast according to the mood of and beauty. The potatoe tops also are wi. mind would take it for a manifestation of thered and black. The lime at Jackson's grace or of wrath, -I think it has had new building here was frozen two inches the latter interpretation.
deep, and one of the masons says there was May 13, 1821. EARLY this morning,
ice an inch thick in a tin cup. The kidney
| beans also are killed, and made transpaand more in a dream than awake, I fell
rent by the frost. into a train of fanciful thought, and ima
Sept. 29. The sunflowers and hollyhocks gined a great island in the Polar Sea,
killed in the garden. Walking out I obwhich was the Kraken, or, as the earth itself has been supposed by some wild
served the ash leaves cut off and lying untheorists, a living and sentient creature.
der the tree, before they had changed colour.
The sycamore had lost some leaves in the That sort of perpetual creation which Aza
same manner, but not so many. The elder ra supposes was going on there, and the
| berries were all killed. Snow fell upon all Kraken had in later years pushed out heads and feelers from his upper as well as under
the mountains, and there was ice in the
boat. surface. These were in various forms and
Sept. 30. The sweet-peas and china-askinds, graminivorous, frondivorous, carni. vorous, and omnivorous. Among these va
ters killed, a few of the latter which were rieties, some human heads appeared at last;
more sheltered have escaped.
Oct. 30. What a morning! hard frost, and the Krakeners, in evil hour for them
bright sunshine, and a wind not perceptible selves, thought it a point of duty to edu
otherwise than by its keen coldness, bending cate their heads, and teach them to speak
the smoke of the newly kindled fires, which and to read : or rather they took them
has risen high through the stillness, - and wards became a Carthusian Monk, and spent his blending it with the mist which runs under leisure hours in an elaborate work, entitled the mountains, beginning at Thornthwate, Christiad.” This meagre account is all that DODD
till it comes round under Wallow and meets gives (vol. 3, p.311), and for this he referred to the Diary of Douay College, and the Diary of
the smoke of the town: the fell summit the Carthusians at Nieuport."-J. W. W. ' shining above it in sunshine.
1809. June 2. Snow upon all the hills | fast at Lancaster, which is the more unreaand the vale of St. John's covered with it: sonable because the coach is changed there, a thing never before remembered. Within and if you do not choose to run the risk of a fortnight grass which had then been bu losing your luggage, you must lose your ried beneath the snow, was mown.
breakfast. I found time to abridge mine Nov. 3. The first effect of winter upon by swallowing two raw eggs; 1s. 9d. each the flowers, the nasturtiums just touched by the charge, so that you must eat at the rate the frost.
of two-pence a minute to make a saving 1821. June 9. Snow upon Causey Pike bargain. and the Borrowdale Fells.
Passed Hesketh Hall, and in the adjacent 1822. Sept. 26. First snow on Helvellin. village was recognized to our mutual sur
1828. Nov. 9. There has been no snow | prize by Mr. Hodgeson, John Wordsworth's yet.
late curate, who had recently removed to Nov. 10. The first.
this place. He introduced me to Mr. Ad1833. Sept. 1. Cucumbers on the frame, dington, who was going to Liverpool on his vegetable marrows, and such kidney beans way to London, a very agreeable, gentleas were not sheltered from the east, cut oil manly, well informed man, a friend of Mrs. by frost.
Charles Warren. He told me that Sharpe
had left his sister-in-law only £50 a year! Monday, 24th Oct. 1836. LEFT Keswick It ought to have been £500. with Karl in the stage. Found the squaw Reached Liverpool a little after three, in it, and dropt her at what used to be John and finding no place could be taken for El. Stanley's—the public house in Legberth- | lesmere till to-morrow evening, off we set waite. No other passenger the whole way. for the Birkenhead steamer, and at half-past They have played the Quaker with Ivy Cot- five were packed up in the mail for Chestage. Saw Wordsworth and Mr. Robinson ter. We had a very intelligent companion in Ambleside. Took our places for Liver- upon the stage, a most incurious one from pool at the Commercial Inn, Kendal, and Lancaster. He was a person in business at slept there.
Liverpool, who had never been to London, Tuesday, 25th. Called at half-past four. nor indeed fifty miles from bome, except Two heads are better than one, said a man once, for a fortnight to the Isle of Man by who was assisting to pack the coach, and the steamer. He works in a counter from to enforce the remark he added, I had ra- | morning to night, and is evidently killing ther have two sovereigns than one. I dis- | himself thereby : but broad hints and good sented from the opinion, and reminded Karl | plain advice seemed to be bestowed upon of Eteocles and Polynices,—for we had been him in vain. reading the Thebaid.
Tuesday, 25th. Our way into the inn Set off half-past five by moonlight. A was up a flight of steps, and then across man in the coach talked about Bishop Wat- one of those rows which make Chester one son, and said that when a school-boy at of the most remarkable cities in England Hensingham, his schoolfellows used to laugh It is a large old rambling house, and our at him for coming in a homespun coat and bedroom was so far back that we were not clogs, and gave him some nickname in con- | molested by any noise from the street. The sequence. I cannot think the clogs would gas was so offensive in the public room that have exposed him to any ridicule in this we could not endure it. country, and especially at that time.
Walked round the walls before breakfast. They allow only ten minutes for break
MISCELLANEOUS ANECDOTES AND GLEANINGS.
| into elements in their rapture, and nothing Spirits.
but their soul was received into Abraham's E NRY MORE thought it was bosom. I smell the leaven of the Sadducees yh e manifestly indicated in the here; for certainly the origin of it came SE E Scriptures, “ That there is no from such as they, who resisted the truth,
such necessary union between and held that a body could not be exalted the soul and the body, but she may act as
to heavenly places.”—Ibid. p. 428. freely out of it, as in it: as men are nothing
“The spirits of the faithful may appear; the more dull, sleepy, or senseless, by put
those of the wicked not.”—Ibid. p. 436. A ting off their clothes, and going out of the
forcible passage. house, but rather more awakened, active,
Proclus, according to Rabelais (vol. i. and sensible.”—Theological Works, p. 19.
| p. 102), says, “ Qu'en forme leonine ont “Besides, it is not unreasonable but that
esté diables souvet veus, lesquels en la preshe (the soul) and other spirits, though they
sence d'un coq blanc soudainement sont have no set organs, yet for more distinct
| disparus." But M. le Duchat says, the coand full perception of objects, may frame
lour of the cock is not specified. the element they are in into temporary organization : and that with as much ease and “ Tue miracle of the herd of swine has swiftness as we can dilate and contract the never been better explained than thus; that pupil of our eye, and bring back or put for the devils were suffered to go into the swine, ward the crystalline humour."-Ibid. p. 26. to make it appear that they were indeed
Why has not man a microscopic eye ? evil spirits which had possessed the men,
Because it is impossible: that is, not only and thus practically confute the doctrine of inconsistent with his nature, and the order the Sadducees, who denied that there were of the universe, but incompatible with it. any spirits.”—JENKINS' Reas. of Christian
But a pneumascopic or angeloscopic eye ity, vol. 1, p. 259. is not impossible.
"Good spirits as numerous and active as
bad." - Ib. p. 325. “ The Battas (Sumatra) think their an- Dryden's Philidel (a poor imitation of cestors are a kind of superior beings atten- Ariel) laments dant on them always."-Phil. Trans. Abr.
" For so many souls as, but this morn, vol. 14, p. 317.
Were clothed with flesh, and warmed with " Number in the air.”—Bish. HackETT,
vital blood, Sermon, p. 212.
But naked, now, or shirted but with air.”
King Arthur, vol. 6, p. 284. « SOME Jewish Rabbins have presumed | Monthly Review, vol. 2, p. 427. A cuto teach more than Scripture, that the RIOUS argument for the existence of evil bodies of Enoch and Elias were dissolved l spirits, drawn from dreams, by Seed.
In Pierce Penniless his Supplication, it | portion to the number of the smaller.”— is said, “ The spirits of the air will mix | Ibid. vol. 16, p. 308. themselves with thunder and lightning, and Query? To the number of those on so infect the clime where they raise any tem- which they prey ?-ur does he mean that pest, that suddenly great mortality shall en- creatures of prey are few in proportion as sue to the inhabitants. The spirits of fire they are large ? have their mansions under the regions of the moon."-BOSWELL'S Shakspeare, vol. 15, p. 287, n.
[Horses.] Ghost in the form of a dog.–Gent. Mag.
“ John DUCrow, the clown at Astley's,
buried in the burial ground of Lambeth Old vol. 1, p. 31.
Church, 27 May. The hearse was preceded at his particular desire, by his two favourite
small white and chestnut coloured ponies, Animals.
each led by an attendant, and having on its
head a plume, and a rich velvet cloth spread “Tveir more refined properties." Henry More, Theol. Works, p. 33.
over the back.”—T'imes, 31 May, 1834. “ Their shadow of religion."-Ibid. p. 34.
Leo X., crowned Pope the anniversary
of his capture in the battle of Ravenna, in “ Natural religion, historians tell us, is
the preceding year; and " il monta le che. observable in other creatures as well as
val Turc qu'il avoit eu le jour de cette batmen." — ADAN LITTLETON, p. 96.
taile; car l'ayant retiré des mains des Fran
çois a rançon il l'aima d'une façon particuMUSSEL-Elephants — MARIGNY, Revolu
lière, et le fit nourrir jusqu'à une extrême tion, vol. 1, p. 274.
vieillesse avec un grand soin."-BAYLE, vol. Walking Stuart called himself an Ho
2, p. 300. “ Summâ cum indulgentiâ al
endum curavit.”—are the words of Jovius. moousiast, as akin to all animated beings. -Mrs. Bray's Letters. “ Fish that are kept in jars, when they
[Elephants.] have lived awhile together, contract so great MAJOR MOIR says “ There is a something an affection for each other, that if they are in the elephant, independently of its bulk, separated they become melancholy and sul- I think, which distinguishes it from other len, and are a long time before they forget quadrupeds. No person or persons would the loss.”—Phil. Tran. Abr. vol. 9, p. 323. commit any act of gross indelicacy or in
" Mr. Anderson put two ruffs into a jar decency in the presence of an elephant, of water about Christmas; and in April he more than in the presence of the wholly gave one of them away. The fish that re reasoning. The same feeling would not premained was so affected that it would eat vail touching the presence of a stupid rhinothing for three weeks; so that fearing it noceros, almost as bulky."-Oriental Frag. would pine to death, he sent it to the gen- | ments, p. 485. tleman on whom he had bestowed its companion. On rejoining it, it eat immediately, Watts thought their spirits might perand recovered its former briskness.”—Ibid. petually transmigrate. Sometimes he
thought it hard to ascribe sensation to " SIZE, I believe, says J. Hunter, is in them: sometimes could hardly avoid thinkthose animals who feed on others, in pro- | ing them reasonable.—Vol. 7, p. 579.
"każ ta uży onpaivou ai, 1 to be called, and thus then the only effable Ta 8°ÉKTÉTnyuai, Kók éxw uasεiv ötd. name serves also for an epoch, by which the SOPHOCLES, Ajax, v. 31. evils of the reign are dated. Much confu.
sion has been caused by some emperors capriciously altering their epochal names.
One who reigned fifty-four years assumed Names.
no fewer than eleven."- Phil. Trans. vol. “The King of Ethiopia calls himself the
7, p. 431. king at whose name the lions tremble. Yet In the Lucidario, or Book of the Master the hyena comes into the middle of his capi- and Disciple, the D. asks if the angels tal.”—GEDDES' JENKIN, vol. 2, p. 46. have names, and the M. answers, “ Gli An
Adam Littleton, Adam Clarke, Adam geli hanno tanta scientia che non hanno biSedgewick, each has eaten largely of the sogno di nome." Upon this, the disciples fruit of what is now no longer a forbidden | observe that “ Michael, Gabriel, and Ra
phael, are names." M. “They are rather
surnames (sopra nomi) than names, because Mrs. GARRICK's name was Eve Maria. they are imposed by men, per accidente ; P. Stock, vol. 2, p. 144.
in heaven they have no proper names. By
accident it is that the first angel obtained “ UPON Elizabeth's death it was given his name, Sathan or more properly Sathael, out that an old lion (ess?) in the Tower, that is to say, enemy, or opposed to God." bearing her name, pined away during her Antitheist. sickness, and died.”—Ellis's Orig. Letters, 2 Series, vol. 3, p. 195.
Death. " The names of women should be agreeable, soft, clear, captivating the fancy, au
CounT DE BUREN, death scene.- BRANspicious, ending in long vowels, resembling
| TOME, vol. 4, p. 317-23. words of benediction.”—Inst. OF Menu,
M. d'Esse.-Ibid. vol. 7, p. 212-3. SIR W. Jones, vol. 7, 116.
Duke John, of Austria, had this display See also pp. 154, vol. Ibid.
after death.-Ibid. p. 323.
Walter White's book.
Lacaille on prolongation of life.
Scott's Argument (Christian Life, Fol.
1, p. 297) compared with the savage notion “ The St. Bernard's dog, which we saw that death is not a natural and necessary stuffed at Berne, and which had saved the thing,-a notion which seems as if it must lives of fifteen men, was called Barry." — have been derived from the Fall of Man. Downes' Letters from the Continent, vol. 1, p. 88.
TRIVULCI's death, sword in hand, to drive
away the devils.-BRANTOME, vol. 5, p.258-9. “In China the Emperor's proper name must not be pronounced during his life. TREE of life, and the forbidden tree, their Nor after his death ; for they are as it were possible effects.- JENKINS Reasonableness, consecrated by a surname, and by that sur- | vol. 2, p. 238-9. name are received into the burial place of See, too, his argument for understanding their ancestors, and called in history. But these chapters nut as allegorical.-Ibid. P in their lifetime they choose a name by which 240.