Imágenes de páginas

p. 126.

μεταβολή πάντων γλυκύ." as the countenance, as whether they have

EURIPIDES. Orestes, v. 237. had paws or claws, hoofs or talons. MANNER of narration in the Italian ro- Women have more of the bird in them, mance poems. B. Tasso altering his Ama- light and airy, volatile and loquacious. digi.

“ PYTHAGORAS and the Egyptians, from “ LIKE Tristram Shandy I could write

whom he learnt this doctrine, reversed the From morn to noon, from noon to night,

notion of transmigration, supposing that the Sometimes obscure, and sometimes leaning souls of bad men passed into the bodies of A little sideways to a meaning,

some congenial brute."— Blount's PhilosAnd unfatigued myself, pursue

tratus, p. 3. This civil mode of teazing you." Lloyd. Magazine, vol. 1, p. 229.

“ When thou wert form'd, Heaven did a

man begin, A MATTER to be treated at large,

But the brute soul by chance was shuffled “ Λέγοιμ' άν ήδη τα μακρα των σμικρών in." λόγων

Auringzebe to Moreb. DRYDEN, vol. 4, 'Επιπροσθέν έτι, και σαφή μάλλον κλύειν." Eurip. Orestes, vv. 633-4.

“ Tuy face itself, DOUBTFUL whether to relate or not,- Half minted with the royal stamp of man,

“ έσι δ' ού σιγή λόγου And half o'ercome with beast." Κρείσσων γένοιτ' άν, έτι δ' ού σιγής λόγος."

DRYDEN, vol. 4, p. 388. Ibid. vy. 631-2.

SHAKESPEARE says, Ajax had “ robbed «Ο μύθος δ' ου μακρος μακρών πέρι.” many beasts of their particular additions ;

Ibid. v. 751. he is as valiant as the lion, churlish as the

bear, slow as the elephant.”—Troil. and “ All things thought upon,

Cres. act i. sc. ii.
That may with reasonable swiftness, add
More feathers to our wings.”

Great huge hulky fellows, unlucky.-
Henry V. act i. sc. v. Soph. Ajax, v. 769-73.

Duchess of NewCASTLE's Poems, p. 44.

There may be rational creatures in the Scale of Beings.

world which we can neither see nor hear,

nor apprehend by any of our senses. In vegetables no conceivable proportion between the seed and the plant in size.Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 10, pp. 8, 9.

Inoculation. SIMPLICIUs calls man « ζύνδεσμος ζωτι- “MR. PORTER, our ambassador at ConstanKÒS TWv te åvw kui twy kátw,"—the vital tinople, A. D. 1755, thought it had its rise joint that clasps together the upper and from mere superstition. A most ignorant lower world."--Scott. Christian Life, vol. fellow, a Georgian, and physician by prac

tice, told him it was the tradition and reli

gious belief of his countrymen that an angel Some indications of the former stages may presides over this distemper; and that to be inferred from the hands and feet, as weủ show their trust in him, and invite him to

1, p. 283.

be propitious, they take a pock from the The name for fool seems to be original
sick person, and by a scarification insert it in every language.
in one in health, generally between the fore
finger and thumb. To attract the angel's “ In comedy," says Swift," the best ac-
good will more effectually, they hang the tors play the part of the droll, whilst some
patient's ed with red cloth or stuff, as a


is made the hero or fine gencolour most agreeable to him."Phil. Trans. tleman. So in this farce of life, wise men Abr. vol. 10, p. 584.

pass their time in mirth, whilst fools are In England patients have been swathed only serious." — Monthly Review, vol. 35, in red flannel.

Conduct of our royal family, A. D. 1736. -Ibid. p. 690.

“ METEOR-LIKE, of stuff and form perplext, Whose what and where in disputation is."


p. 136.


“QUICQUID recipitur, recipitur in modum WHEN Don Silves de la Selva had won recipientis." How this is received. one of the five castles in the greatest of his adventures, two ancient men came before Placing the reader in puzzledom; pleahim, “ et commencerent debattre et dis- sures of this state. puter ensemble, sur lequel estoit meilleur, le parler, ou le taire. Mais parceque celuy Why no reason should be given for what qui tenoit pour le silence, mit en avant de I chuse to do.—Jones of Nayland, vol. 5, plus fortes et pregnantes raisons, le nouveau triomphateur (D. Silves) leur commanda qu'ils se teussent, et donna sentence que la NATURAL propensity to laughter. --Ibid. taciturnité estoit la vraye vertu.”—L. 14, vol. 4, p. 117.

p. 295.

p. 262.

“ I vow and protest there's more plague than pleasure with a secret; especially if a

Philosophy of Nonsense. Morosophy. body mayn't mention it to four or five of Best learnt by talking to children and one's particular acquaintance."-Betty in the

cats. Clandestine Marriage.

“ GAUDET stultis Natura creandis “Tanto custa ao acautelado e secreto o Ut malvis, atque urticis, et vilibus herbis." receio com que guarda e esconde o segredo,

PALINGENIUS, p. 262. como a hum palreiro e impaciente a força

John HENDERSON and J.C. J. there is com que o dissimula.”—FRANCISCO RODRI

nothing without a meaning. GUES LOBO, t. 4, p. 104. O Desengañado.

“ Non que je me meille impudentement

exempler du territoire de folie ; j'en tiens Use of Mystification.

et en suis, je le confesse. Tout le monde OMNE ignotum pro magnifico.

est fol."—RABELAIS, vol. 5, p. 119. Every unknown for a friend : at least not to be treated as an enemy, as Jeffrey “ PANTAGRUELISME. Vous entendez que did James Grahame.

c'est certaine gayeté d'esprit confite en meL me be the mysterious unknown, or pris des choses fortuites.”—Ibid. tom. 6, p. the odd, the quaint, the erudite, &c.


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Not satisfied till he is “tout esperruquan- “Your Cupid looks as dreadfully as death." cluzelubelouzerirelu- morrambouzevezangouzequoquemorguatasachacquevesinemaf- The SIGNORA Emilia says, “ Estimo io fresse, morcrocassebizassenezassegrigue- adunque, che chi ha da esser amato, debba liguoscopapopoudrille," with so many such amare, et esser amabile.”—1 Cortigiano, “ morderegrippipiotabirofreluchamburelu - p. 269. cecoquelurintimpanemens," till he shall be from head to foot completely “trepigne

Ibid. p. 272-3. — How love comes from mampenillorifrizonoufressure.”

the heart to the eyes, and so into other eyes, 213-4-5.

and to the heart again.

Ibid. p.

“ Upon this passage I shall remark, or Parnaso Ital. vol. 6, p. 268.-A SONNET of rather call in a learned and very able divine Cariteo's, which is perhaps the original of to remark for me, that` when men speak Desportes, p. 49. or write, they must do it so as to be understood, unless they will do it to no purpose:

“ Her tears, her smiles, her every look's a and therefore they must take such words as net, are to be had, and are intelligible to those Her voice is like a syren's of the land, for whose benefit they write ; and they And bloody hearts lie panting in her hand." must be contented too with such gramma

DRYDEN, Granada. act iii. sc. i. tical construction, as well as with such words, as shall be found expedient to the

“ Love shot, and shot so fast ends for which they write. Sometimes it | He shot himself into my breast at last." may be necessary for them to frame new

Almanzor, act iii. sc. 1. words, to express the propriety of a foreign idiom ;' and in all respects they must acco

“ As in some weather-glass my love I hold,

Which falls or rises with the heat or cold." modate themselves to their subject, and to the capacities of those for whom they un

Lyndaraxa, act iv. sc. ii. dertake to discourse upon it.” — Jenkin's

“I can preserve enough for me and you ; Reasonableness of Christianity, vol. 2, p. 46.

And love, and be unfortunate for two." The various sophy's- cosmosophy, ker

Benzayda, act v. sc. i. dosophy.

“ It was your fault that fire seized all your I will not say that any one has been

breast; knighted, to whom an honest man would be You should have blown up some, to sare the more likely to say Sirrah than Sir ; but I rest." Almahide, act. v. sc. ii. will say that men have been raised to the peerage, and advanced in it, who were dis- “ YE gods, why are not hearts first pair'd qualified for it in every possible way, ex- above; cept by their possessions.

But some still interfere in other's lore!

Ere each for each by certain marks are Jests in sadness. — LYDGATE, Shake

known, speare, vol. 8, p. 246, N.

You mould 'em up in haste, and drop 'em down."

Conquest of Gran. pt. ii. act üi. sc. I. Love. To some of the poets a verse which Dry- « On amanti, oh quanto poco den puts into the mouth of Cortes may be Basta a farvi sperar!" applied,

METASTASIO, tom. 6, p. 34, Zenobia.

“ E DALL' amore all'ira

Two kinds. Animal magnetism and moral Lungo il cammin non è."

p. 200, Antigono.

* ESPINHADAS de amor, nað ja feridas."

FER. Ruce LOBO, tom. 3, p. 14. MOLIERE, tom. 3, p. 466, Le Misantrope. - Lovers find beauty in their mistresses, be they what they may.

The Dead. " O ANYTHING, of nothing first create !

SPEAKING of the cemeteries at HamO heavy lightness! serious vanity!

burgh, which are all without the city, Mr. Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms,

Downes says, “ It is in such situations, reFeather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick

mote from the bustle of a city, and shaded health,

with trees, that a communion may be conStill waking sleep, that is not what it is."

ceived to exist between departed spirits Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. i.

and those whom affection or devotion may

have led to visit their retreats ; that the “ MRS. CARTER was for half an hour one

cemetery becomes a sanctuary, wherein the evening entirely in love with a Dutchman; living, as well as the dead, are screened and the next morning she took a dose of from the world and its jarring intercourses." algebra fasting, which she says entirely Letters from the Continent, vol. 2, p. 295. cured her."-Memoirs, vol. 1, p. 36-7.

On the tombstones here is inscribed the

word Ruhe-Statt or Ruhe Platz. “ Que nos sages Gaulois sçavoient bien ta coustume,

DAVID VAN DER Becke's material theory Lors que pour


pronon- of ghosts much like Gaffarils. - SPRENGEL, çoient amer ?

vol. 5, p. 113. Amers sont bien tes fruits, et pleines d'amer

There is a contemporary poem upon Sont toutes les douceurs qu'on a pour some of the Gunpowder traitors, in which bien aimer."

their heads and their ghosts hold a converAstrée, pt. iv. 1. 9, p. 916. sation.-Restituta, vol. 3, p. 331.

dire aymer,


MARRIAGE of Isidro de Madrid and Ma- " When the corpse of Eloisa was deporia de la Cabeza.

sited in Abelard's tomb, the dead Abelard “ Fueron a vistas los dos,

raised his arms, opened them, and clasped y fue aquello suficiente,

his beloved in death."— Curiosities of Liteque cada qual se contente;

rature, vol. 1, p. 213.
Porque lo que está de Dios
se executa facilmente."

I SEE no “ wilful bad taste" in the device
LOPE DE VEGA, tom. 11, p. 32.

for the text Pulvis et umbra sumus, which

represented a shadow walking between two SIR KENELM Digby, in his Private Me- ranges of urns, in a vault, the floor of which moirs, makes a lover say, “I will go to the was covered with dust. - Ibid. vol. 2, p. 82. other world to preach to damned souls that their pains are but imaginary ones, in re- Arter giving a good guess at the nilky spect of them that live in the hell of love." way, Manilius asks, -P. 38.

“An fortes animæ, dignataque nomina Calo Corporibus resoluta suis, terræque remissa Huc migrant ex orbe, suumque habitantia Cowper's notion that they revisit earth. cælum

- Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 109. Æthereos vivunt annos, mundoque fruuntur." Lib. 1, v. 756. POLITENESS and obedience in the


-Escritores de Valencia, vol. 1, p. 48. The Monthly Review, August 1754, vol. 11, p. 152, praises a pamphlet called the

“One of the last requests of Luke Sparks Scripture Account of a Future State con

the actor was, that his funeral service might sidered." The author thinks the two most probable conjectures are, “ that the region Horne, afterwards better or worse known

be performed by the then Reverend John of departed spirits is either in some or other of the neighbouring stars, or else in the in- by the loss of the reverend before his name,

and the addition of Tooke at the end of it." terior parts of this earth.”

-CHURCEILL, vol. 1, p. 41, N. “ He offers some conjectures in regard to

When the archbishop is exciting Henry V. our entrance into the next state, which he

to retain the French

says, imagines may be analogous to our entrance upon the present. As we are introduced Go, my dread lord, to your great grandinto the present by the ministration of

sire's tomb, others, so he thinks we may be introduced From whom you claim, invoke his warlike into the next by ministering spirits, and

spirit, that the soul may require some time before And your great-uncle's, Edward the Black its organs are ripe for action on that new

Prince; theatre; during which time the rational

Who on the French ground played a trapowers may continue suspended, as they gedy, are here in sleep; and we may remain un

Making defeat on the full power of France ; der the nurture of guardian angels, or kin

Whiles his most mighty father on a hill dred spirits, during this stage of inaction,

Stood smiling, to behold his lion's whelp similar to the stage of our infancy."—Ibid. Forage in blood of French nobility."

Henry V. act i. sc. ii.

crown, he

p. 152.

“ The Japanese say that the Takama- STEPHEN KELD, late wine merchant at nofarra, i.e. the high and subcelestial fields, Ipswich, who published his own Memoirs in are just beneath the thirty-three heavens of 1760 (1s. 6d.) says,

" that his sister looking their gods, and there the souls of the good her glass one day, told her maid she was are admitted without delay.”—KÆMPFER, a dead woman, and actually died a few vol. 1, p. 213.

hours afterward; and the appearance of

her face remained in the glass till after the “ Richard Jago (the poet, I suppose) funeral, in defiance of all washing and enpublished a sermon which he preached at deavours to get it out."— Monthly Review, Harbury, Warwickshire, on occasion of a vol. 23, p. 407. conversation said to have past between one of the inhabitants and an apparition in the

CENOTAPHS were thought to be retreats churchyard of that place. It was no part for the wandering souls of those who had of his design either to confirm or dispute no burial. Quære, for any occupant, or the fact of the conversation! which was con- only for the proprietor intended ?- Hook, fidently asserted to have happened on the vol. 2, p. 320. night of Thursday, May 1.”—Monthly Review, vol. 12, p. 516.

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