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some faith in it.”—GIFFORD's Ben Jonson, | Cæsar.”—Malcolm's Londinium, vol. 3, p. vol. 4, p. 272.
513. “ The Rhizomorpha —a fungus. This Ariosto saying that when Rodomonti set genus, which vegetates in dark mines, far fire to Paris the houses were all of wood, from the light of day, is remarkable for its addsphosphorescent properties. In the coal
“Ch' in Parigi ora mines near Dresden it gives those places De le dieci le sei son cosi ancora.' the air of an enchanted castle. The roofs,
C. 16, St. 26, tom. 2, p. 153. walls, and pillars are entirely covered with them; their beautiful light almost dazzling
The slaughter of the pagan put a stop the eye.”—Ed. Phil. Journ. vol. 14, p. 178.
to by night. TURNER's Sacred History, p. 92.
“Dal Creatore accelerata forse,
Che de la sua fattura ebbe pietade." SCURVY_wainscotted rooms instead of
And then walled ones thought to mitigate or prevent the disease.—Olaus Magnus, p. 653.
“ Villani e lupi rescir' poi de la grotte
A dispogharli, e a divorar la notte.” “ Mr. Burton, afterwards Lord Conyng.
Ibid. c. 18, st. 162, tom. 2, p. 275. ham, was with Lord Charlemont on his
Astolfo, in Ariosto's abominable story passage from Greece to Malta, when a tem
is by his courtiers pest came on, and the Captain at length
“ Lodato advised them to prepare for the worst. Bur
Or del bel viso, or de la bella mano." ton broke the dead silence which ensued by
C. 28, st. 6, tom. 3, p. 250. exclaiming “Well," and I fear with an oath, “ this is fine indeed. Here have I been
Ariosto speaks of pampering this great body of mine for more
“L'audaci galee dè Catalani.” than twenty years; and all to be a prey to
Orl. Fur. c. 42, st. 38, some cursed shark, and be damned to him !"
14. -Hardy. Life of Lord Charlemont, vol. 1,
“ La ferocità de' montoni, ferendo loro il Such a feeling many a man entertains
corno presso l'orecchia, si possa mitigere.” towards his heir.
SANAZZARO. Parn. Itul. vol. 16, p. 229. “ Ma come potrò mai condurmi al fine
“El onzeno mandamiento Senza par due parole delle stringhe,
Es, no estorvaràs." Sorelle delle calze, over cugine.
i.e. not interfere in a quarrel. Chi le vuole spagnuole, e chi fiaminghe, CALDERON. El Maestro de Danzas.
E chi le fa venir fin d'Inglalterra
SOLDIERS could not be quartered upon
an hidalgo. The high-minded labrador in
Calderon's play,(El Garrotte mas bien dado) “ The Roman armies used to carry tiles is advised to buy an executoria for the sake with them, enough for paving the place of this exemption. where the prætorium or General's tent was Suetonius the authority in Julius
The Venetians. Du Bellay, in the Recueil, vol. 1, p. 214. A very good sonnet
of its kind. ' I suspect the passage here alluded to occurs in p. 316 of the Edit. Romæ, 1555, which I look
Ibid. p. 161.–Sonnet of St. Gelais upon upon as one of my very curious books.
J. W. W. the whims in his mistress's head.
tom. 5, p.
“Atqui ante annos viginti-quinque nihil De ces Republiquains tu vas finir l'hisreceptius erat apud Brabantos, quam thermæ toire, publicæ : eæ nunc frigent ubique. Scabies Trop heureux mille fois s'il t'ont pour Souenim nova docuit nos abstinere.” – ERAS- verain." mus. Diversoria, p. 172.
“Your Dutchwomen in the Low Countries A. D. 1459. Johnes's Monstrelet, vol. 10,
Take all and pay all ; and do keep their
husbands pp. 44-7, a horrid persecution at Arras for witchcraft. Vaudoisie it was called, mean
So silly all their lives of their own estates, ing a nightly meeting of sorcerers, for to
That when they are sick, and come to make this calumny the poor Vaudois were ex
They know not precisely what to give away posed! It was known “that these charges had been raked up by a set of wicked per
From their wives, because they know not sons against some of the principal inhabi
what they're worth." tants of Arras, whom they hated, and whose
WEBSTER, vol. 2, p. 57. Devil Law Case. wealth they coveted."
“ Tue Empress Eudocia wrote a history Ibid.p.69.-MILITARY patrols established of Cyprian and Justina the martyrs, which in France, which made travelling safe. The
is lost. It was probably in verse, and the Escorcheurs were thus employed. This was legend was believed in her time.”—CLARKE, in the latter years of Charles VII.
vol. 2, p. 154.
MONSTRELET, vol. 10, p. 74. — “ It has been commonly said that the sons of the kings of France are made knights at the font when baptized."
Des gens de Guerre.
tom. 4, p. 21).
“ Some (in Edward III.'s reign) had a project that men's clothes might be their signs to show their birth, degree, or estate, so that the quality of an unknown person might at the first sight be expounded by his apparel. But this was once let fall as impossible. Statesmen, in all ages, (notwithstanding their several laws to the contrary) being fain to connive at men's riot in this kind, which maintaineth more poor people than their charity."-FULLER.Church History, p. 117.
HERODOTUS, lib. 2, § 137.–Criminals in Egypt condemned to the public works.
De CHARLEVAL, ibid. p. 301. Au Roy. “ Tout l'Univers s'ément quand ta fondre
s'aprest, Où la crainte, où l'amour, partagent tous
les Rois; Et le Batave ingrat, et si fier autrefois, N'observe qu'en tremblant où fondrà la
tempeste. De son frivole orgueil, de sa temerité, Tu dois un grand exemple à la posterité,
Et son abaissement importe pour ta gloire. Tu le veux ; il suffit; son sort est dans ta
“ GENERALLY speaking, a person connected with grain will tell you at once where any sample of wheat from any part of Europe, or any part of the world, comes from."-MR. Joseph SANDERS. Agric. Report, 1833, p. 216.
“ The times forbidden to matrimony were from Advent Sunday till a week after Epi- ! phany; from Septuagesima Sunday till a week after Easter; and from Ascension day
till Trinity Sunday."—CRANMER's Remains, | fices were suffered to be raised.-HOOKE, vol. 1, p. 236.
vol. 1, p. 43. Live, lib. 1, c. 44, referred
Monck Mason derives Bachelor from
Bas Chevalier,-the title Sir being still apThe Queen of Corinth, in the Grand propriated to Bachelors of Arts in the UniCyrus, said to have been intended by Scu-versity of Dublin.-SHAKESPEARE, vol. xix. dery for Queen Christina.-DRYDEN. Pre- p. 203, N. face to Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen.
Monthly Review, October 1764.-A HarA Latin translation of the New Testa- mony of the Gospels, in Welsh, by John
Evans, A. M. Bristol. ment in hexameters, with dedications, one to the Holy Trinity, another to King James, conceive how any subject can be harmonized
All the reviewer says is, “ We cannot preface, index to the gospels, and variæ lec
by being treated in Welch. However as tiones, all in hexameters. 1604.
Welchmen have souls to be saved So says a Catalogue.
as well as other people, we have no objecAn advocate of Poictiers, Le Breton by tion to their receiving the assistance of good name, took up the cause of a widow and books, in whatever language they can read." her child. He lost it both there and at
Ibid. vol. 32. May 1765. P. 395. Paris. But, being strongly persuaded that though law was against him, all justice was The Freemasons' Quadrille, with the Soon his side, he sought to reform the law, litary, printed by order of the Prince of presented himself before Henry III. and Conti, Grand Master of the Lodges in addressed him upon the subject. The France; and revised by M. de Bergeron, King treated him with contempt, (probably Advocate in Parliament, and Perpetual Seas a madman), so did the Dukes of Guise cretary of the Royal Lodge at Versailles ; and Mayenne, and the King of Navarre in French and English ; with the Free would not hear him. He returned to Paris Masons' Minuet and Country Dance. and printed a book containing the case, and | 12mo. 18. his effyrts afterwards, and interspersed it
The free masons of some of the principal a thousand injuries and calumnies lodges in France, in order to take off a against the King and the Parliament.” M. scandalous imputation, were politic enough Seguier, the Lieutenant-Civil, seized the to admit their wives into their assemblies book and the author, brought him to trial, and societies; and this quadrille is indebted and he was hanged in the Court of the Pa
to the female masons for its establishment. lace, about twenty paces from the grands | The rules are nearly the same as those of degrez, and his book burnt before his face. the other quadrilles played in France; but
This execution “fut un des plus specieux there is a variation in the names of the prétextes qui prirent les Seize, de parler cards, which have been changed, in order contre le Roy et la justice.”—PALMA CAYET. to conform to the terms of masonry. Col. Gen. vol. 55, pp. 76-7.
MATHEMATICS and absence of mind runThe Pomærium was that space of ground ning in a family. Sir Isaac Newton had both within and without the walls which an uncle, Ayscough by name, a clergyman, the augurs at the first building of cities who when he bad any mathematical prosolemnly consecrated, and on which no edi- blems or solutions in his mind, would never
quit the subject on any account. Dinner | the University, already too high, and gave has been often three hours ready for him an undue advantage to those who could af. before he could be brought to table. When ford to pay for this assistance. Feeders these he has been getting up in a morning, he has tutors were called, a cockpit term, cramsometimes begun to dress, and with one leg ming being thought good only for the nonce, in his breeches, sat down again on the bed, leaving no strength. and so remained for hours before he got his clothes on.-Monthly Review, vol. 47, p. 332. In the year 1008 the Emperor TchinIn a letter from one of his descendants. tsong was informed in a vision that a book
should be sent to him from Heaven. AcCurious phenomenon on the morning of cordingly it was, suspended at one of the the earthquake.—About two o'clock, A. m., gates of his palace, in a covering of yellow on the 20th ult., a smack from the Wyre silk, twenty feet long. The Emperor went was off Bispham, at the distance of about a to the place, attended by his grandees, remile and a half from the shore, when the ceived the celestial book on his knees, placed master, who was at the helm, perceived it on a magnificent chariot, and read in it a within a few yards of the vessel a large vo- prediction that the family of Song, (his dy. lume of pale fire whirling round with great nasty), should possess the empire during rapidity over the surface of the sea. The 700 generations. The book was deposited water at the spot did not seem agitated. in a gold box, the monarch received the Report says that a slight shock was felt at congratulations of the whole empire on occaKirkham about two o'clock.—Manchester sion of the celestial present, and public reCourier, Sept. 12, 1835.
joicings were celebrated five days succes
sively.—Monthly Review, vol. 60, p. 508. In the Kamtchatsal translation of the From the Hist. Gen. de la Chine. Lord's Prayer, the passages—forgive us our trespasses, and lead us not into temptation, The vilest wretch may become an object are omitted. M. Kracheninnikow assigning of the best feelings in others. When Wilas a reason, that the Kamtchadales could liam Coxe was at Moscow, there was a gennot be made to comprehend the meaning of tleman confined there in the prison of the the terms.-Monthly Review, vol. 41, p. 443. police; and he alone of all the prisoners
was denied the privilege of ever coming out. An enquiry into the subject of suicide, His crime was, having used several of his published by some Mr. Moore, in 1790, is peasants so cruelly that they died. Close said to prove that no cause has produced it to the door of his prison, his nurse, then so frequently as gaming,—probably in the about seventy years of age, had built a miproportion of nine cases out of ten. serable shed which scarcely protected her
The editor of Mrs. Carter's Letters calls from the weather, and there she lived in it a copious and elaborate enquiry. order to render him all the services in her
power, -services which could have no other Monthly Review, vol. 65, p.313.— Triumph possible motive than affection ; for it was of Dulness, a poem, against this Grace. certain that his punishment would be, as it
A.D. 1781. A Grace past at Cambridge deserved, for life. Upon Coxe's giving her to prevent those who either directly or in- a small piece of money, she immediately directly had the assistance of private tutors gave it to the prisoner.-Monthly Review, for the two years preceding their degree, vol. 64, p. 383. from receiving those honours to which they would otherwise have been entitled. The Speght's (Rachel) Mouzell for Melastoground was, that it increased the expenses of mus, the Cynical Bayter, and foul-mouthed
Barker against Evah's Sex, and Ansuere as to protect the interior from the effects of made to Jo. Swetnan's Arraignment of Wo- | the weather. The boys having removed men, 4to. with many MS. Notes, half russia, these tiny slabs, discovered an aperture 9s. 6d., sold for £1. Ils. 6d. at Gordonstoun about twelve inches square, in which were sale. 1617.
lodged seventeen Lilliputian coffins, form
ing two tiers of eight each, and one on a “In ancient Rome, when the empire was third, just begun! Each of the coffins concome to its height, and learning and arts tained a miniature figure of the human form were grown into reputation among them, it cut out in wood, the faces in particular being was the fashion for such as aimed at the pretty well executed. They were dressed credit of being accomplished gentlemen, to from head to foot in cotton clothes, and defrequent conferences, and entertain the com- cently “ laid out" with a mimic representapany with discourses of philosophy, and all tion of all the funereal trappings which other specimens of study and wit. In con- usually form the last habiliments of the sequence to this it happened, that others dead. The coffins are about three or four who had neither parts nor industry to ac- inches in length, regularly shaped, and cut complish themselves on this manner, and out from a single piece of wood, with the yet were ambitious to have a share in every exception of the lids, which are nailed down thing that made men look great, made it with wire sprigs or common brass pins. their practice to buy some learned slaves The lid and sides of each are profusely out of Greece, and to carry those about studded with ornaments, formed with small with them into company; and then what- pieces of tin, and inserted in the wood with soever wit or learning the slaves could pro- great care and regularity.
Another reduce, that the masters looked upon as their markable circumstance is, that many years own, and took the glory of it unto them- must have elapsed since the first interment selves.” – Young (the father's), Sermons, took place in this mysterious sepulchre, and vol. 1, p. 97.
it is also evident that the depositions must
have been made singly, and at considerable Times, 230 March, 1836.-Wax and com- intervals-facts indicated by the rotten and position casts from the heads of Fieschi, decayed state of the first tier of coffins, and Lacenaire, Avril, and David, exhibited at their wooden mummies, the wrapping cloths the Cosmorama in Regent Street; in ap- being in some instances entirely mouldered pearance like so many heads just separated away, while others show various degrees of from the bodies by the guillotine. And to decomposition, and the coffin last placed, make them more complete, the hair and with its shrouded tenant, are as clean and whiskers are those of the murderers them- fresh as if only a few days had elapsed since selves!
their entombment. As before stated, there
were in all seventeen of these mystic coffins; July, 1836. STRANGE Discovery.—“About but a number were destroyed by the boys three weeks ago, while a number of boys pelting them at each other as unmeaning were amusing themselves in searching for and contemptible trifles. None of the learned rabbit burrows on the north-east range of with whom we have conversed on the subArthur's Seat, they noticed, in a very rug- ject can account in any way for this singuged and secluded spot, a small opening in lar fantasy of the human mind. The idea one of the rocks, the peculiar appearance
of seems rather above insanity, and yet much which attracted their attention. The mouth beneath rationality; nor is any such freak of this little cave was closed by three thin recorded in the Natural History of Enthupieces of slate-stone, rudely cut at the up- siasm. Our own opinion would be, had we per ends into a conical form, and so placed | not some years ago abjured witchcraft and