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till Trinity Sunday.”—CRANMER's Remains, | fices were suffered to be raised.-HOOKE, vol. 1, p. 236.
vol. 1, p. 43. Livy, 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. Preface to Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen.
Monthly Review, October 1764.—A Har
mony of the Gospels, in Welsh, by John A Latin translation of the New Testa
| Evans, A. M. Bristol. ment in hexameters, with dedications, one
All the reviewer says is, “ We cannot to the Holy Trinity, another to King James, preface, index to the gospels, and variæ lec
| conceive how any subject can be harmonized
by being treated in Welch. However as tiones, all in hexameters. 1604. So says a Catalogue.
the poor Welchmen have souls to be saved
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 efforts afterwards, and interspersed it! The free masons of some of the principal with “ 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 Pomarium 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 had 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 ponce. 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 dylume 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 Wil. as a reason, that the Kamtchadales could liam Coxe was at Moscow, there was a gennot be inade 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 Retieu, 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 W0- | the weather. The boys having removed men, 4to. with many MS. Notes, half russia, these tiny slabs, discovered an aperture 93. 6d., sold for £1. 11s. 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 demonology, that there are still some of the “ Young men are as apt to think themweird sisters hovering about Mushat's Cairn selves wise enough, as drunken men are to or the Windy Gowl, who retain their an- think themselves sober enough. They look cient power to work the spells of death by upon spirit to be a much better thing than entombing the likenesses of those they wish experience, which they call coldness. They to destroy."-Scotsman.
are but half-mistaken; for though spirit
without experience is dangerous, experience ALBAQUE puniceas interplicat infula without spirit is languid and defective."cristas."--Statius. Theb. lib. 4, v. 218. Ibid. p. 308.
This is plainly the origin of the line which Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to say Can
THEIR own interest he calls, “a solid sening, in one of his prize poems made up curity with knaves, but none with fools."— from Politian, through the Gradus.
Ibid. p. 379. "Alba coloratos interstrepit unda la
That Alderman Venables who qualified pillos." “ Candida purpureos interfluit unda la
himself for the Geographical Society by the pillos."
exploratory voyage which he happily per
formed from London to Oxford during his Cibber, in She Would and she would Not,
mayoralty, of which voyage a full and im
mortal account was published by his chapmakes Trappanti ask the Host at Madrid,
lain and historiographer, but who cannot be “ Have ye any right Galicia ?" and is an
admitted a member of the Travellers' Club, swered, “The best in Spain, I warrant it."
because of the illiberal base upon which Galicia growing no wine.
that society has been established !
“ The half-taught and therefore the dou- | Among the members who voted for the bly ignorant classes.".-RICKMAN.
bill, we read the name of Calcraft, John
by G.! “Voila une abdication sans les trois jours !” was what one of the French minis- | Too surely may the scripture be applied ters said, upon hearing of the Reform Bill. to the government and constitution at this
time," he that is not with me is against GARASSE, whose most uncharitable writings belie his own nature, as his death proves, came to this charitable conclusion, He looks at things with an evil eye, and “que la pluspart des fautes se committent when the “ eye is evil, the body also is full par sottise, et qu'il y a plus de sottise au of darkness." monde que de malice." — Doct. Concup. p. 196.
There are tiines when it may be “im
possible but that offences will come, but Taking a Licentiate's degree in the Uni
woe unto him through whom they come." versity of malice.-Ibid. p. 613.
CALVINISTIC teachers. Deuteron. xviii.
20-2. “Every man,” says Swift,“ knows that he understands religion and politics, though FEMALE B. Soc. By far the most delihe never learned them.” — CHESTERFIELD, cate branch of the B. Soc. system, wit vol. 1, p. 125.
scarcely needs to be intimated of how great importance it is that all the duties attached
to it should be regulated with a more than | became the more degraded and corrupt in ordinary regard to propriety and decorum." | their national religion." -Owen. Hist of B. Soc. vol. 2, p. 529. See vol. 3, pp. 154-5.
“It is no bad maxim, where there are
two handles, to take hold of the cleanest."How the B. Soc. may be looked at by its MAJOR DOYLE. Irish Debates, vol. 7, p. 225. friends.-Ibid. vol. 1, p. 44.
| “When the payment of the clergy by “What truth, what knowledge, tithes in kind was instituted, the landlord What any thing but eating is good in her ? was also paid in kind. The clergy were 'Twould make a fool prophecy to be fed | paid by the produce of the land, to be concontinually ;
sumed upon the land ; and the landlord was Inspired with full deep cups, who cannot also paid by the produce for the use of his prophecy ?
land."-MR. BROWNE. Ibid. p. 349. A tinker, out of ale, will give predictions."
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. 1 “COARSE expressions—which men are apt
vain for strong ones.”—MR. BURKE. Ibid. Bp. REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 201.-Wish for vol. 11, p. 327. a Bible in every family,—for education and | Lords B. and Nugent to wit. discipline.
“ APRÈs avoir creusé les fertiles sillons, Ibid. vol. 4, p. 268.—Church and State. Qui reçoivent le grain, espoir de nos moisPlato.
sons, The Jesuits divide them,-agreeing here Si chaque jour le soc repasse sur la terre, with the schismatics.
Au lieu de l'abondance il produit la misère,
Et detruit aujourd'hui ce qu'il a fait hier. Ibid. pp. 290-1.—How unity is to be pre- Tel est le mouvement dont le siecle est si served - unquiet--and in the end uncom fier. fortable singularities.
Le talent naturel s'éteint dans la lecture,
Et l'esprit est sterile à force de culture." “The very philosopher could say that ' wickedness doth putrify the principles of “ D'un ton fier, en vrai gentilhomme de the mind,' and that such as are men's lettres," said of Chateaubriand in this MS. courses of life, such likewise are the dispo- satire. sitions of their minds towards practical truth.'"-Ibid. p. 303.
Nov. 1786. “A MEETING of lawyers at
Lord Mansfield's to take into consideration Kaxia paprikh ápxñs. — Arist. Eth. the alarming growth of perjury, which had lib. 6, c. 5.
become 'so very rife in our courts of jus
tice, as to threaten the most dangerous conΑί ακροάσεις κατά τα έτη συμβαίνουσιν. sequences :' it was determined at this meetως γάρ ειώθαμεν, ούτως αξιούμεν λέγεσ ing that nothing short of capital punishment Oai.— Ibid. Metaphys. Min. lib. 1, c. 3. was sufficient to deter persons from the
commission of this crime, and it was agreed “It is curious to observe," says GODFREY that a bill should be prepared to make perHiggins, (Celtic Druids, p. 207) “ that the jury in any court of justice, &c. a capital more elegant, polite, and learned these offence, punishable with death." — Lady's people became, in the same proportion they | Magazine, vol. 17, p. 667.