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Williams and Mulcahy, from the egg-marPopish Superstition and Barbarity. From ket, were killed, and eight sorely beaten.

the Dublin Warder, July 1835. The speedy arrival of the police prevented “DREADFUL affray.—Two men killed and further mischief. On Tuesday the coalseveral wounded.

porters came there to assist their friends, “ The following is from an eye-witness the butchers ; but, not meeting any of their of what he relates : we give it in his own opponents, they dispersed at ten o'clock." words :

"• The Roman Catholic burial-place, Glassnevin, near this city, was the battle

Pride and ingratitude of an Icelandic ground where the savage rencontre took ghost. - Monthly Review, vol. 53, p. 593. place.

The Irish Papists are paganly su- The story is from Islands Landnamabok.' perstitious; and their habits, manners, and customs differ from the rest of mankind. A very barbarous custom, prevailing very

Language. generally among the Milesian Irish, is often made the pretext for fighting at funerals.

AMERICAN Indians. They have modes These believe in a fatality which (they say) of speech and phrases peculiar to each age is out of the power of prayer or their priests and sex.Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 13, p. 409. to avert-i. e. when two funerals at the same time approach one common grave

“I HAVE as ill an opinion," says Blount, yard for interment, the last corpse entering

“ of the French tongue as of the people, is doomed to draw water from a distant since the very language itself is a cheat, well in a bucket full of holes, in order to being written one way, and pronounced irrigate the souls placed in purgatory by another."—Note to Philost. p. 76. Romish superstition. “ On Sunday last, about sun-down, two

DRYDEN, vol. 4, p. 303. Limberham's funerals approached the entrance-gate of Lingua Franca is almost Pinkertonian.

pure this celebrated cemetery-where, as if by magic impulse, both parties made a sudden “ It is said that recent discoveries have rush to gain the gate entrance—the coffin- led to the conclusion that the Bramins had bearers came in contact, and the coffins in days of yore eighteen languages, each were upset in an instant on the road. Both appropriated exclusively to one line of subparties soon attacked each other, armed jects, of which we have hitherto learned with bludgeons, stones, whips, &c.; two only one,—that devoted more particularly priests who attended were much beaten- to mythology or religion.”—Moore's Orithe dead bodies beaten out of the coffins; ental Fragments, p. 435. and it was not before one party was completely beaten away that the fight ended.

Elphinston on Interjections.—Monthly The defeated party was from the neigh- Review, vol. 14, p. 324. bourhood of Cole's Lane. The butchers, clieve-boys, and the butchers' assistants

Shaw, in his Gaelic Dictionary, says, the were, however, determined on revenge; and Gaelic is the language of Japhet, spoken on Monday last these people got information before the Deluge; and probably the speech that a funeral (attended by the persons who beat them the evening before) would soon

| For account of which see the Sagubibliothek, arrive. As soon as it did appear, it was

vol. i. p. 225, of the late PETER ERASMUS Mul

LER-a name (like that of Rask) to which I immediately attacked, the coffin and corpse

owe so much of my northern lore, and whose demolished in an instant-two men, named kindness I can never forget -J. W.W.



of Paradise.—Monthly Review, vol. 63, p. | aside. It helps to disguise the thief; to 513.

make an ill face tolerable ; the tolerable

handsome; to ease the lazy of trouble; and “RowLAND Jones says Babel was so called

to make men their vassals—if women would from ba-bi-el, i.e. beings calling like bas or

but wear them."—Note to Philost. p. 27. sheep. It is likely that this language (the Celtie) as it thus defines the prediluvian

A man who, having but one peruke, made as well as the postdiluvian names, and gives it pass for two. It was ó naturally a kind the etymology of language as preferable to

of flowing bob; but by the occasional addiany other, must have existed before the con

tion of two tails, it sometimes passed as a fusion of languages; and if all the world major.”—Connoisseur, vol. 1, p. 132. (A.D. spake in one language, this must be it.— 1754.) Ibid. p. 513-4.

Dispute between the Perruquiers and Mrs. Montagu thought, that in another

the Coëffeurs de Dames de Paris. life we shall not use an inadequate inter

1769.-BACHAUMONT, vol. 4, pp. 211-16. preter of our thoughts, as language is. Thought,” she says, " is of the soul, lan

HAIRDRESSERS compared with statuaries guage belongs to body; we shall leave it in

and painters.---Monthly Review, vol. 72, p. the grave with our other rags of mortality.”

472. -Letters, vol. 4, p. 358. Luckily, the lawyers will not part with

TERTULLIAN “ speaking of such as had

curled and embroidered hair, bids them conany synonymous words; and will consequently preserve the redundancies of our

sider whether they must go to heaven with language.”-H. WALPOLE, vol. 4, p. 140.

such hair or no. And whereas they adorned

themselves with winkles made of other woGrant on the Gaelic Interjections.- men's hair, he asks them whether it may not Monthly Review, vol. 77, p. 20.

be the hair of a damned person, or no. If

it may be, he further demandeth, how it may POLYNESIAN pronouns.—Williams' Mis- | beseem them to wear it which profess themsionary Enterprizes, p. 527.

selves to be the sons and daughters of God."

-PERKINS, vol. 1, p. 250. “ Not only every shire hath a several language, but every family, giving marks for things according to their fancy.”—Duchess OF NEWCASTLE. One of the Epistles pre

Bells. fixed to her Poems and Fancies.

He touched also upon their value—"pour Canada. “ Les Sauvages n'ont point en la substantifique qualité de la complexion leur langue, ni bien en leurs mæurs, ce mot elementaire, qui est intronifiquée en la terde peché ;—j'estois donc en peine de les restrité de leur nature quidditative, pour faire concevoir un des plaisir d'avoir offencé extraneiser les halots et les turbines dessus Dieu."--Relation, 1634. P. 29.

nos vignes." —RABELAIS, vol. i. p. 171.

CenaLIS, (Bishop of Avranches afterwards), reckons bells among the signs of the

true church, the Protestants in France not “ The invention of periwigs," says Ch. being allowed them, they fired a gun for a BLOUNT,“is of so great use, and saves men signal, upon which he says—“Les cloches so much trouble, that it can never be laid | sonnent, les mousquets tonnent; les cloches



font une agréable musique, les mousquets | Cators, Cinques, Bobs-royal, and Bobsun bruit horrible : les cloches ouvrent le maximuses were invented by the worshipful ciel, les mousquets l'enfer : les cloches dis- company of Barbers, to distinguish the vasipent le tonnerre et les nuages, les mous- rious orders of perukes ; as the sounds seem quets élèvent les nuages et imitent le ton- rather consonant to them than to the musinerre.”—Ibid. p. 170, N.

cal art of bell-ringing. This, however, is His book was published A. D. 1557. certain, that they contribute nothing to

wards harmonizing the harsh blank verse What the bells of Varennes said con- of this laboured poem."-Ibid. cerning Panurge's marriage. — Ibid. vol. 4, pp. 262-273.

Foedor I. the last Russian prince of the

race of Rourik, passed the eleven years of IN Queen Elizabeth's journies from Hat- his inglorious reign in bell-ringing.–Ibid. field to London, as soon as she drew nigh the vol. 71, p. 551. LE CLERC. town, Shoreditch bells, which were much esteemed for their melody, used to strike up in honour of her approach. She seldom

Family Pride. failed to stop at a small distance from the

DIFFERENT degrees of relationship to church, and amid the prayers and acclama

Adam. tions of the people, would listen attentively to, and commend the bells.-Hawkins's H.

Tuat phrase concerning Melchisedec, Music, vol. 3, p. 458.

which has given occasion to such fancies, It is a common tradition, that the bells simply means that his pedigree is not known.

ảyevealóyntos. “Nullis majoribus ortos.” of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, were

-HORACE. taken by Henry V. from some church in France, after the battle of Agincourt. They

FRANKLIN's progressive diminution of were taken down some years ago, and sold

consanguinity. to Phelps the bell-founder in Whitechapel, who melted them down.—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 154.

“ Les anciens Romains étoient aussi fous, IN A.D. 1684, Abraham Rudhall of Glou- qu'on l'est aujourd'hui sur le chapitre des cester brought the art of bell-founding to genealogies. De combien de familles ne

disoient-ils pas qu'elles descendoient, ou great perfection. His descendants in suc

d'un compagnon d'Hercule, ou de quelque cession have continued the business of casting bells; and by a list published by them

autre personnage des tems fabuleux."

Bayle, vol. 2, p. 274. it

appears that at Lady Day 1774, the family, in peals and odd bells, had cast to the

“ Great families," says Sir Egerton B. amount of 3594. The peals of St. Dunstans, St. Brides, and St. Martins, were among

though they have many obscure periods

in a course of generations, yet always break tbem.-Ibid.

out at intervals, and show their brilliant “ CAMPANALOGIA, a poem in praise of lights."—Autobiography, vol. 1, p. 275. ringing. By the author of The Shrubs of Parnassus. Folio, 18. ld.Monthly Review, 1761, vol. 25, p. 478.

Hereditary Qualities.

Bishop Hall, enquiring " in what point "One would imagine such strange terms the goodness of honour consisteth," and if as Grandsire triples, Bobs, Bob-majors, I it is “ in high descent of blood,” says—“ I

could think so, if nature were tied by any ex optimo vero sanguine optimus et purislaw to produce children like qualified to simus spiritus."—Vol. 1, p. 451. their parents. But, although in the brute creatures she be ever thus regular, that ye shall never find a young pigeon batched in an eagle's nest ; yet in the best creature,

Colombia. which hath his form and her attending BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 100. On Hobbes. qualities from above, with a likeness of face and features, is commonly found an unlike- LICENCES for suicide. ness of disposition ; only the earthly part follows the seed : wisdom, valour, virtue, CRIMINALS, some inclosed experimentally, are of another beginning."—Sacred Clas- like toads in artificial stone, or hermetically sics, vol. 5, pp. 45-6.

sealed up in bottles.

In the time of the League —“On érigea A LAND, not in Mesopotamia, but in Meen axiome de droit public, qu'il n'y avoit salethpseudea, or Mesetumopseudea. plus de parenté au dixième degré, et qu' ainsi la descendance du Roi de Navarre Tus Alethomoian species of history. étoit un être de raison. Les Théologiens et les Publiastes se réunirent pour démon- “ It will become our wise senators, and strer au Cardinal de Bourbon que la succes- we earnestly expect it, that they would consion linéale en fait de parenté finissoit in- sult as well the state of the natural as the clusivement à sa personne." A book was politic body of this great nation."—EVELYK. written to prove this point; and an answer Misc. p. 239. was written which “prouva que la succes. sion linéale s'étendoit à l'infini." This letter, by Pierre Belloy, is printed in the Memoires de la Ligue.-Coll. des Mem. t. 50,

Dogs. “The strangest thing that I have read of

in this kind (portents) being certainly true, Amadis, vol. 11, p. 24. Breed of heroes was, that the night before the battle at improving from generation to generation. Moscow, all the dogs which followed the

French army ran from them to the Switzers, A CONTRARY opinion.—CowPER's Odys- leaping and fawning upon them, as if they sey, vol. 1, p. 37.

had been bred and fed by them all their

lives : and in the morning following, TriJARBOLD's Instinct and Reason, pp. 241. valzi and Tremouille, Generals for Louis 135.

XII., were by these Imperial Switzers ut

terly broken and put to ruin."—RALEIGH, Breed of Chiefs. Physical superiority b. 4, p. 153. secured by breed and feeding.–WILLIAMS' Missionary Enterprizes, pp. 512-3.

KÆMPFER, vol. 1, p. 265.

pp. 328-9.

“Docuit Hippocrates lib. de flatib. t. 39. “ SENSE and fidelity are wonderful reNihil inter omnia quæ in corpora sunt, ad commendations; and when one meets witz prudentiam conferre, quam sanguinem, in- them, and can be confident that one is no: primis cum in constanti habitu persistit.” imposed upon, I cannot think that the two SENNERTUS adds — “ Nam qualis sanguis, additional legs are any drawback. At least talis spiritus ; qualis spiritus, talis animus ; ! I know that I have had friends who would

never have vexed or betrayed me, if they higher than my head, and shall eat all day had walked on all fours."--H. WALPOLE, long, and there won't be a single mosquito vol. 4, p. 344.

to annoy me.”—TURNER's Sac. Hist. vol. 3,

p. 520.



SULLY, vol. 1, p. 79., He once found Henry, then King of Navarre, in his cabi

“ IF man had never fallen, he should L'espée au costé, une cappe sur les have laboured in the garden, but so as he espaules, son petit toquet en teste, et un should never have been wearied therewith." pannier pendu en escharpe au col, comme Wearisomeness in labour was part of his ces vendeurs de fromages, dans lequel il y curse.–PERKINS, vol. 1, p. 151. avoit deux ou trois petites chiens pas plus gros que poing."


PARR fond of bull-baiting. “You see," Paradisiacal State.

said he, “pulling up his loose coat-sleeve

above his elbow, and exposing his vast, Watts, vol. 3, p. 375. Nothing but man was created with a telescopic and mi- muscular, and hersute arm to the gaze of croscopic sight, and all sense of hearing, taurine man, and must therefore be natu

the company, you see that I am kind of feeling, and smelling, in proportional supe- rally addicted to the sport." — WARNERS riority.

Rec. vol. 2, p. 187. Ibid. p. 378. AND without any principle of decay or death in him.

[Quickness of Sight.] Ibid.

P. 424. They might have been THERE were two boys belonging to the translated, like Enoch.

Artificer's Company at Gibraltar during

the siege possessed of such extraordinary Ibid. p. 437. “ It is very probable, quickness of sight that they could see the though Adam and Eve had no garments in enemy's shot almost immediately as it quittheir state of innocency, yet they were not ted the gun. They were constantly placed entirely naked, but were covered with a therefore on some of the works to observe bright shining light, or glory, as a token of the enemy's fire, and give notice. Their their own innocence, and of the Divine fa- namos were Richardson and Brand. The vour or presence: such glory as angels former was reputed to have the best eye.sometimes appeared in, and such as Christ DRINKWATER, p. 227. wore on the holy mount: such as arrayed him like a bright cloud at his ascent to heaven, and such as saints shall put on at the resurrection, when they shall be raised in

Progressive Life. power and glory.” 1

“ SOME delight in low and wanton jests,

and their satisfaction lies in foolish merriCapt. MARRYAT asked a Burman soldier ment, in mean and trifling conversation, a what was his notion of a future state. “I little above the chattering of monkeys in a sball be turned into a buffalo," he replied; wood, or the chirping of crickets upon a " and shall lie down in a meadow of grass hearth, but not always so innocent."

Watts, vol. 3,

p. · See the opinion of Stephen Gobarus, Third Series, p. 679.-J. W. W.



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