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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. buried in the burial ground of Lambeth Old

“ John Ducrow, the clown at Astley's, 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 “Tusin more refined properties."

head a plume, and a rich velvet cloth spread HENRY MORE, Theol. Works, p.

over the back.”—Times, 31 May, 1834.

33. " 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 observable in other creatures as well as

the preceding year; and “ il monta le che.

val Turc qu'il avoit eu le jour de cette batmen." — ADAM LITTLETON, p. 96.

taile; car l'ayant retiré des mains des FranMUSSEL-Elephants-Marigny, Revolu-çois a rançon il l'aima d'une façon particu

lière, et le fit nourrir jusqu'à une extrême tion, vol. 1, p. 274.

vieillesse avec un grand soin."-BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 300.

“ Summâ cum indulgentiâ al. WALKING Stuart called himself an Ho.

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


“ 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 Fragwould 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.

« και τα μεν σημαίνομαι,

to be called, and thus then the only effable Τα δ' εκπέπληγμαι, κυκ έχω μαθείν ότι. 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

di nome.

Upon this, the disciples fruit of what is now no longer a forbidden observe that “Michael, Gabriel, and Ratree.

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.
Barbot, p. 244. Churchill's Col. vol. 5.

Lacaille on prolongation of life.
Canoes, Ellis, vol. 1, p. 169.
Pigs, Ib. vol. 2, p. 53.

Scott's Argument (Christian Life, vol.

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,

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 not as allegorical.— Ibid. p in their lifetime they choose a name by which 240.

P. 88.

p. 101.




Jovial from Jove, and Jove from Jehovah! Palmestry book.—JENKINS, p. 100.

Feeling toward Inanimate Objects. Elelen — Hallelujah, Halliballoo. — Ibid. When the Chancellor Cheverny went home

in his old age for the last time, “ Messieurs,

(dit-il aux Gentilshommes du canton acNames.

courus pour le saluer) je resemble au bon

lievre qui vient mourir au gîte. PIERRE DE LOYER found his whole name,

“Arrivant au Chateau de Cheverny, trouand place of abode anagrammed in a verse

vant que l'on luy avoit fait changer un vieux of the Odyssey.-BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 356-7. “ But though Haller calls his works place, il se fascha, et voulut que l'on remit

lit, pour en remettre un plus beau à sa opuscula insanientis, he has some good re

son vieux lit avec la vieille tapisserie en marks upon the injurious effects of glazing ladite chambre, qu'il n'a jamais voulu in the potteries, and on rheumatism by fric- changer, ni se servir d'autres meubles que tion and sudorifics."—SPRENGEL, vol. 3, p. ceux-là, disant qu' il les aimoit plus que tous

les beaux qui estoient en sa maison, comme “ By what names the relics of anony- luy ayant servi à sa naissance et durant

toute sa vie.”—Coll. des Mem. tom. 50, p. mous martyrs are to be distinguished.”— Osservazione sopra i Cimiteri, &c. pp. 109

One of Bishop Hobart's juvenile corres“CHARLES II. named a yacht the Fubbs, pondents writes to him—“Your good friend in honour of the Duchess of Portsmouth, while here, accidentally saw your little who we may suppose was in her person rather trunk in one corner of the room, and acfull and plump. Sculptors and painters tually manifested as much joy at the sight apply this epithet to children, and say, for of it as if it had been an old friend.”—MR. instance, of the boys of Fiammingo, that

VICKERS' Memoir of Bish. Hobart, p. 128. they are fubby. In this yacht he narrowly escaped shipwreck. Mr. Gostling, Sub- “ Near Mealhada is a fine forest of great dean of St. Paul's (a famous singer) one of extent, and so intricate, that even the nathe party, struck with a just sense of his tives are sometimes bewildered by the muldeliverance, and the terrific scene from titude of tracks. My guide said that it which he had escaped, he, on his return to abounded in wolves, and desired me to obLondon, selected from the Psalms those serve the stump of a tree recently felled, passages which declare the wonders and telling me that a young man, assailed by terrors of the deep, and gave them to Pur- three of those ferocious animals, had taken cell to compose as an anthem. This Pur- refuge in its branches, and had afterwards cell did, and adapted it so peculiarly to the

cut it down as a memorial of his escape, compass of Mr. Gostling's voice, which was and in testimony of his gratitude. I thought a deep bass, that hardly any person but

this an odd mode of returning thanks, and himself was then, or has since been, able to tacitly determined never to endanger my sing it.”—Hawkins's Hist. Mus. vol. 4, p.

safety for a native of Mealhada. Different 359. N.

nations have certainly different modes of

expressing their sense of services conferred. A. GUISE christened Paris by the city A Portuguese fells a tree for the same reawhich stood sponsor.–BRANTOME, vol. 8, son that an Englishman would effectually

protect it."-LORD CAERNARVON's PortuWhy Montluc christened a son Fabian. gal and Gallicia, vol. 1, P. -Ibid. vol. 7, p. 295.

p. 147.



MR. AugustUs St. John, in the very COMPARE Hutchinson, vol. x. p. 294-5, pleasing Journal of his residence in Nor- with W. Whiter.

dy, says, that upon praising a plough which he saw there as an exceedingly neat

“ Tu que vas implement of its kind, the farmer was Por este mundo inconstante pleased at the compliment, and replied, Mira


el que va delante “ She goes well, Sir." " It was the first Avisa al que va detras." time," says Mr. St. John, “I had observed

LOPE DE VEGA, vol. 17, p.

218. that a plough is of the feminine gender ; but my friend seemed to be a kind of an

“R. ALEXANDER aliquando proclamavit, amateur, and spoke of his plough with as Quis est, qui cupit diu vivere? Quis est, much affection as a true bred sailor speaks qui cupit diu vivere? Statimque congreof his ship, or Sancho Panza of his ass, gati sunt et venerunt ad ipsum omnes qui Dapple.”—P. 18.

fuerunt in mundo, dixeruntque, da nobis

vitam." Upon which, he preached to them A JUBILEE church after the 100th, and from Psalm xxxiv. 13, 14, 15. Aroda then commences with a fresh numeration in Sara. p. 157. the second century.

The angel of death is all over eyes, tus quantus sit oculatus.”—Ibid. p. 163.


LIFE of BEATTIE, vol. 1, p. 406, composure toward death accounted for. Vol.ü. p. 259, Dr. Campbell's death, a beautiful and valuable fact.

“ OPRA di Dio
Sai che non fu la morte. Ei de viventi
La perdita non brama. Entro nel mondo
Chiamata da malvagi
E co detti, e coll' opre."

METASTASIO, vol. vii. p. 324.

Morte d'Abel.

DEATH thought unnatural in Loango.Parallels, vol. 1, p. 724.

In Congo the greatest of all goods.Ibid.

Stahl thought that no sufficient physical

MR. A. B. JOHNSON (an American) once cause for death can be assigned, seeing that heard a divine contend in his sermon that, the human body, notwithstanding its ten

except on the authority of revelation, no dency to destruction, always resists it by individual can be certain that he shall die.” virtue of the action of the soul.-Theor.

Treatise on Language, p. 258. Med. p. 606. SPRENGEL, vol. 5, p. 218.

CARLYLE's French Revolution, vol. 1, p.

27. PONTOPPIDAN says that " in the vale of Guldbrand, and especially in the parish of

Duc of Orleans, who believed there was Lægsoe, there are persons of such an ex

no such thing as death. treme age, that from a lassitude of longer

Tickets in death's lottery. they get themselves removed elsewhere

sooner. die

." - M. Review, vol. xii. p.

Number 2. As this is a curious statement, I have " Gli due che mutuamente s'amano, non thought the reader might like the reference. It occurs in his Norges Naturlige Historie, tom.

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due siano uno, intendo, peroche l'amore tongues divided, partly by nature and partly unisce tutti due gli amanti, et gli fa uno; by art, and thus are enabled to hold two ma quattro a che modo? Phi. Trasforman- distinct conversations at the same time with dosi ognun di loro nell'altro, ciascuno di two different persons.”—M. Review, vol. 72, loro si fa due, cioè amato et amante insieme; p. 356. et due volte due fa quattro, si che ciascuno di loro è due, et tutti due sona uno et quat- Two hearts found in a partridge. Ametro.”Leone Medico (Hebreo) Dialogi di rican Phil. Trans. The paper is by M. Amore, p. 132.

d'Aboville.-Ibid. vol. 76, p. 293.


Ton, p. 154.

“ Si vous entendiez, respondit Tyras, de

Hercules in heaven, and in the shades. quelle sorte par l'infinie puissance d'amour, c. Odyssey, vol. 11, p. 735. deux personnes ne deviennent qu'une, et une en devient deux, vous connoistriez que 6 The division of ourselves (if I may use l'amant ne peut rien desirer hors de soy- the expression) between vice and virtue." mesme. Car aussi tost que vous auriez en- - PERCIVAL STOCKDALE, Mem. vol 1, p. tendu comme l'amant se transforme en l' aimé, et l'aimé en l'amant, et par ainsi deux ne deviennent qu'un, et chacun toutesfois estant amant et aimé, par consequent est deux, vous comprendriez, Hylas, ce qui vous

Round or Square. est tant difficile, et avoueriez, que puis qu'il ne desire que ce qu'il aime, et qu'il est

- TERES atque rotundus, l'amant et l'aimés ses desires ne peuvent

The steady honest man is τετράγωνος,

, sortir de luy mesme." —Astrée, p. ii. tom.

like a die : throw him which way you will, 3, p. 452.

he lights upon a square.—ADAM LITTLE“It is a matter of dispute what is the principle of individuation in men: or what 'Avrip ayačòç kai terpáywvos évev fóya. it is which causes one man to be a different ARISTOTLE.-H. MORE, Ecc. Preface, ix. individual person from another."-JENKIN, Reasonableness, vol. 2, p. 397.

"A LA physionomie de ce dernier, on A FATHER and son are one person.

juge bien que veritablement c'estoit un

homme rond et sans ambition de fortune.” Pama Cayet. Coll. Un. tom. 55, p. 42.

-Astrée, tom. 4, p. 830.
CHARRON, p. 46-7. For a moral turn,-
Smith's Sermons, p. 119.

Eraste's valet, Gros-René, prides him

self on being “homme fo Chev. DU SOLEIL, vol. 3, p. 80.

les manières."- MOLIERE, vol. 1, p. 248. The infanta Lindabrides writes to him, “ lors que je me ressouviens de ce que vous

" The inconcussable steadiness of the avez esté envers moy, et ce que vous estes square 'perchance might be the reason that maintenant, je ne peux croire autre chose the prince of philosophers, in his Ethics, sinon qu'il y a au monde deux Chevaliers termeth a constant-minded man, even equal qui s'appellent du Soleil, et que vous estes

and direct on all sides, and not easily overautre que celuy qui souloit estre mien." thrown by any little adversity, hominem

quadratum, a square man.”—PUTTEN HAM, “DIODORNE said, and Monboddo believes, p. 83. that in Taprobana the inhabitants have their

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