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vimur ossa ;

rorum

trant :

THAM.

Non oculis, noctisq; metus niger auget u- “Dat pictas auro atque ardentes murice trimque

vestes, Campus,et occurrens umbris majoribus arbor Quas rapuit telis festina vocantibus austris Haud aliter trepidare viri.” – V. FLAC. II. Hypsipyle."—Ibid. 11. v. 340. V. 38.

Quippe nec in ventos, nec in ultima sol“Jam brevis, et telo volucri non utilis aer." -Ibid. II. v. 524.

Ira manet, duratq; dolor; cum deinde tre

mendi

Ad solium venêre Jovis, questuq; nefandam "When I see the most enchanting beauties Edocuere necem, patet ollis janua leti, that earth can show me, I yet think there Atq; iterum remeare licet; comes una sois something far more glorious; methinks I see a kind of higher perfection peeping Additur, et pariter terras atq; æquora lusthrough the frailty of a face.”—OWEN FEL

Quisque suos sontes, inimicaq pectora pænis

Implicat, et variâ meritos formidine pul“Our knowledge doth but show us our sant."-Ibid. III. v. 383. ignorance. Our most studious scrutiny is but a discovery of what we cannot know.

Hannibal. How would the slaves have We see the effect, but cannot guess at the

quaked, had they but seen cause. Learning is like a river, whose head being far in the land, is, at first rising, little The fights of Trebid, or of Thrasimene,

Or dreadful Cannæ ? and easily viewed: but still as you go, it gapeth with a wider bank, not without plea- As if their hands were tir'd with cutting

Where the tired sisters bit the Roman looms, sure and delightful winding, while it is on

dooms. both sides set with trees and the beauties of various flowers. But still the farther you

Bomilcar. Where fourscore valiant senafollow it, the deeper and the broader 'tis, tors were killid, till at last it unwaves itself in the unfathom- The blood of seventy thousand soldiers ed ocean: there you see more water, but no spill'd; shore, no end of that liquid vastness.”—Ibid. And great Æmilius' death our conquest

swell'a. Marguerite. Look in my face.

Hannibal. When all with crimson slaughGuise. I do.

ter covered o'er, M. Nay, in my eyes.

We urged our horses through a flood of gore; G. I view 'em as I would the setting sun, Whilst from the battlements of heaven's high Were I to die at midnight.”

wall, LEE, Massacre of Paris.

Each god looked down and shook his awful

head, “ The people They are like flags growing on muddy banks, And then look'd pale to see us look so red.

Mourning to see so many thousands fall, Whose weak thin heads blown with one blast of wind,

Maherbal. That was a time worthy seThey all will shake and bend themselves one verest fate, way,"_GOFF's Orestes.

When victory on hills of heroes sate, A good comparison badly expressed.

And turned her eyes, all bloodshot, on the

fray, “Nox erat, et leni canebant æquora sul. And laughed and clapt her wings, and blest co."_V. Flac. M. v. 32.

the day."-LEE's Sophonisba.

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rest.

nera.

Nothing can excel the sublimity of the Far, che nel corpo incrudelir sia merto, last three lines, or the absurdity of all the Far, che fuora in tempesta, e dentro in

calma

Stiansi lo spirto, e in quel, che à sensi spiace, “ Tue happiest man is but a wretched thing, Trovi conforto, e compiacenza, e pace. That steals poor comfort from comparison.”

“Ruvide vesti, e breve sonno, e vitto Young's Busiris.

Usar semplice e parco, e parchi accenti,

Aitar l'oppresso, e consolar l'afflitto, “Your bright helm

E insegnar, come Dio s'ami, e paventi, Struck a distinguished terror through the field;

E qual torto sentiero, e qual sia dritto,

E quai dietro al piacer vengan tormenti, The distant legions trembling as it blazed."

Son di questi di Dio servi ed amici “ Hus tall white plume, which, like a high- L'opre men belle, e i piu volgari offici.”

Filicaia.
wrought foam,
Floated on the tempestuous stream of fight,
Shewed where he swept the field.” – Ibid.

Moorish Princesses converted.
A.D. 1050. “Por este tiempo dos hijas de

dos Reyes Moros se tornaron Christianas, y “FERRAU gli rispose in due parole,

se bautizaron. La una fue Casilda, hija de Che farà quel che deve, e quel che suole.” Orlando Innamorato.

Almenon, Rey de Toledo: la otra Zayda, hija del Rey Benabet de Sevilla. La oca

sion de hazerse Christianas fue deste ma“I am compelled to suffer ornaments;

Casilda era muy piadosa y compasTo put on all the shining guilt of dress; siva de los cautivos Christianos que tenian When 'tis almost a crime that I still live!" | aherrojados en casa de su padre, de su grande

necessidad

у

miseria. Acudiales secreta“Just now I met him, at my sight he started, mente con el regalo y sustento que podia. Then with such ardent eyes he wanderedo'er Su padre avisado de lo que passava, y mal

enojado por el caso, acecho

su hija. En And gazed with such malignity of love,- contrò la una vez que llevava la comida para Sending his soul out to me in a look aquellos pobres; alterado preguntola lo que So fiercely kind, I trembled.”—Busiris. llevava? respondio ella que rosas, y abierta

la falda las mostro a su padre, por averse en

ellas convertido la vianda. Este milagro tan " Accio che voi diman, piacendo a Dio, claro fue ocasion que la donzella se quisiChe sara Marte a vintidui d'Aprile.

esse tornar Christiana, que de esta suerte Partir possiate."

suele Dios pagar las obras de piedad que con Italia Liberata. Trissino, 1. 2.

los pobres se hazen; y fruto de la miseri“SEMPRE sempre l'avea davanti agli occhi, cordia suele ser el conocimiento de la ver

dad. Padecia esta donzella fluxo de sangre. Ramemorando ogni suo minim' atto, Ed ogni suo costume, e sempre avendo

Avisaronla, fuesse por revelacion, o de otra Dentr' alle orecchie il suo parlar soave.”

manera, que si queria sanar de aquella adoIbid. 1. 3.

lescencia tan grande, se bañasse en el lago

de San Vicente, que esta en tierra de Bri“ Cor triplice nemico in campo aperto niesca.

Su padre, que era amigo de los Pugnar sovente, e riportar la palma: Christianos, por el deseo que tenia de ver Vincer se stessi, e far, che premio certo sana a su hija, le embio 'al Rey D. Fernando,

Sia l'opra sempre al forte oprar dell' alma, para que la hiziesse curar. Cobro en ella

me,

en breve la salud, con bañarse en aquel la- hazia mucha confiança del dentro y

fuera go; despues recibio el bautismo, segun que de su casa. Una hija suya al tanto se le lo tenia pensado, y en reconocimiento de tales aficionò, y puso en el los ojos. Pero como mercedes, olvidada de su patria, en un her- quier que ella fuesse casadera, y el moço mita que hizo edificar junto al lago, passo esclavo, no podian passar adelante como muchos años santamente. En vida y en deseavan : ca el amor mal se puede encumuerte fue esclarecida con milagros que Dios brir, y temian si el padre della, y amo del, obrò por su intercession ; la Iglesia pone lo sabia, pagarian con las cabeças. Acoren el numero de los Santos que reynan con

daron de huir a tierra de Christianos, resoChristo en el cielo, y en muchas Iglesias de lucion que al moco venia mejor, por bolver España se le haze fiesta a quinze de Abril. a los suyos, que a ella por desterrarse de La Zayda, quier fuesse por el exemplo de su patria : si ya no la movia el deseo de Santa Casilda, o por otra ocasion se movio hazerse Christiana, lo que yo no creo. Toa hazerse Christiana; en especial, que en maron su camino con todo secreto, hasta sueños le aparecio S. Isidoro, y con dulces llegar al peñasco ya dicho, en que la moça y amorosas palabras le persuadio pusiesse en cansada se puso a reposar. En esto vieron execucion con brevedad aquel santo propo- assomar a su padre con gente de acavallo, sito. Dio ella parte deste negocio al Rey que venia en su seguimiento. Que podian su padre; el estava perplexo, sin saber que hazer, o a que parte bolverse ? que consejo partido debria tomar. Por una parte no

tomar? mentirosas las esperanças de los podia resistir a los ruegos de su hija, por hombres y miserables sus intentos. Acudiotra temia la indignacion de los suyos, si le eron a lo que solo les quedava de encumdava licencia para que se bautizasse. Acordo brer aquel peñol, trepando por aquellos finalmente comunicar el negocio con D. A- riscos, que era reparo assaz flaco. El padre lonso, hijo del Rey D. Fernando. Concer- con un semblante sañudo los mando abaxar: taron, que con muestra de dar guerra a los amenaçava les sino obedecian de executar Moros, hiziesse con golpe de gente entrada en ellos una muerte muy cruel. Los que en tierra de Sevilla, y con esto cautivasse acompañavan al padre los amonestavan lo a la Zayda, que estaria de proposito puesta mismo, pues solo les restava aquella espeen cierto pueblo que para este efecto seña- rança de alcançar perdon de la misericordia laron. Sucedio todo como lo tenian trazado: de su padre, con hazer lo que les mandava, que los Moros no entendieron la traza, y la y echarsele a los pies. No quisieron venir Zayda llevada a Leon, fue instruyda en las en esto. Los Moros puestos apie acometicosas que pertenece saber a un buen Chris- eron a subir el peñasco: pero el moço les tiano. Bautizada se llamo D. Isabel. Los defendio la subida con galgas, piedras y mas testificam que esta señora adelante caso palos, y todo lo demas que le venia a la con el mismo. D. Alonso, en sazon quæ era mano, y le servia de armas en aquella desesya Rey de Castilla. D. Pelayo el de Oviedo peracion. El padre visto esto, hizo venir dize, que no fue su muger, sino su amiga.” de un pueblo alli cerca vallesteros para que - MARIANA.

de lexos los flechassen. Ellos vista su per

dicion, acordaron con su muerte librarse de De la Peña de los Enamorados.? los denuestos y tormentos mayores que te“ Un inoco Christiano estava cautivo en mian. Las palabras que en este trance se Granada. Sus partes y diligencia eran tales, dixeron, no ay para que relatarlas. Finalsu buen termino y cortesia, que su amo mente abraçados entresi fuertemente, se

echaron del peñal abaxo, por aquella parte I See Poems in one vol. p. 440.

en que los mirava su cruel y sañudo padre. “ The maiden through the favouring night From Grenada took her flight,” &c.

Desta manera espiraron antes de llegar a lo The Lover's Rock.-J. W. W. baxo, con lastima de los presentes, y aun

599.

con lagrimas de algunos y que se movian enterprize which he should appoint them, con aquel triste espectaculo de aquellos as to murther any prince his enemy. For moços desgraciados, y a pesar del padre, they feared not death, in hope of their Macomo estavan, los enterraron en aquel mis- humetical Paradise. But Haolon or Ulan, mo lugar; constancia que se empleara mejor after three years' siege, destroyed him and en otra hazaña, y les fuera bien contada la this his Foole's Paradise. About A. D. 1200. muerte, si la padecieran por la virtud y en -PURCHAS. So also MAUNDEVILE, p. 336, defensa de la verdadera religion, y no por and Marco Polo, Harris's Col.

P.
satisfacer a sus apetitos desenfrenados."-
Ibid.

Inhabitants of Jupiter.
ALOADIN's Paradise.

“THERE appeared to me a bald head, but “ BETWEENE Orpha and Caramit (in Me- only the upper part thereof, which was bony; sopotamia, now Diarbeth) was the Paradise and I was told that such an appearance is of Aladeules, where he had a fortresse, de- seen by those who are to die within a year, stroyed by Selim. Men, by a potion brought and that they instantly prepare themselves. into a sleep, were brought into this supposed The in! tants that earth (Jupiter) do Paradise, where, at their waking, they were not fear death, except on this account, that presented with all sensual pleasures of mu- they leave their conjugal partner, their chilsicke, damosells, dainties, &c. which after, dren, or parents, for they know that they having had some taste of another sleepie shall live after death, and that in dying they drink, came again to themselves, and then do not quit life, because they go to Heaven ; did Aladeules tell them, that he could bring wherefore they do not call it dying, but bewhom he pleased to Paradise, the place ing Heaven-made. Such amongst them as where they had bin, and if they would com- have lived in true conjugal love, and have mit such murders, or haughty attempts, it taken such care of their children as becometh should be theirs. A dangerous devise. Ze- parents, do not die of diseases, but in tranlim the Turke destroyed the place.”

quillity, as in sleep; and thus they emigrate “ In the N. E. parts of Persia there was from the world to heaven. The age to which an old man named Aloadin, a Mahumetan, the inhabitants live is, on an average, about which had inclosed a goodly valley situate thirty years, estimated according to years betweene two hilles, and furnished it with on our earth. It is by the providence of all variety which Nature and Art could the Lord that they die at so early an age, yeeld, as fruits, pictures, rilles of milk, lest their numbers should increase beyond wine, honey, water, pallaces, and beautifull what that earth is capable of supporting ; damosells richly attired, and called it Pa- and whereas when they have fulfilled those radise. To this was no passage but by an years, they do not suffer themselves to be impregnable castle: and daily preaching the guided by spirits and angels, like those who pleasures of this Paradise to the youth which are not so far advanced in age, therefore he kept in his court, sometimes would minis- spirits and angels seldom attend them when ter a sleepy drinke to some of them, and arrived at their thirtieth year. They come to then conveigh them thither, where being maturity also sooner than on our earth; even entertained with these pleasures four or five in the first flower of youth they connect days, they supposed themselves rapt into themselves in marriage, and then it is their Paradise; and then being again cast into a chief delight to love the partner of such contrance by the said drink, he caused them to nection and to take care of their children. be carried forth, and then would examine Other delights they indeed call delights but them of what they had seene, and by this respectively external.”—SWEDENBORG,condelusion would make them resolute for any cerning the Earths in our Solar System.

Journey of the Jews after Death.

Sabbath of the Damned. “ JACOB desired to be buried in Canaan, “They begin their sabbath thus soon and not in Egypt, for three causes (sayth R. end it also later than the just time, in comSalomon Tarchi), because he foresaw that miseration of the purgatory souls, which of the dust of Egypt should be made lice; begin and end with them this sabbath's 2ndly, because the Israelites which die out rest, being the whole week besides torof Canaan shall not rise againe without mented in that fire. Judas himself, in homuch pain of their rolling through the deep nour of the Christian sabbath, obtained like and hidden vaults of the earth ; 3rdly, least priviledge; witness S. Brandon in the legend the Ægyptians should make an idoll of him. (can you refuse him ?) who found him coolFor the better understanding hereof, let us ing himself in the sea, sitting upon a stone heare what is said out of the book Tanchum which he had sometime removed out of a (an Exposition of the Pentateuch) concern- place where it was needlesse into the high ing this subject. The Patriarchs (sayth he) way. So meritorious even in Judas is any desired to be buried in Canaan, because they even the least good work. There did Judas which are there buried, shall first rise in acquaint Brandon with this Sunday-refreshthe time of the Messias. And R. Hannaniah ing of the hellish prisoners, and desired his sayth, that they which die out of Canaan holy company to scare away the Devils, must endure two deaths : and the same ap- when they should after Sunday evensong peareth Jer. 20, where it is said Pashur come to fetch him again, which for that time should go into Babel and should there die, Brandon granted and performed.”—Ibid. and there be buried. "What ?' quoth R. Simon, 'shall then all the just perish which die out of Canaan ?' 'No; but God will

The Bitterness of Death. make them Mechillos, that is, deep clifts

“The Angel of Death,” say the Rabbis, and caves under the earth, by which they 6 holdeth his sword in his hand at the bed's may pass into the land of promise, whither head, having on the end thereof three drops when they are come, God shall inspire into

of gall. The sick man spying this deadly them the breath of life, that they may rise Angel, openeth his mouth with fear, and again, as it is written (Ezek. xxxvii. 12), then those drops fall in, of which one kill. I will open your graves, and cause you to eth him, the second maketh him pale, the come out of your sepulchres,' &c. The like

third rotteth and putrifieth.”—Ibid. is written in their Targum, or Chaldæan

Possibly the expression to taste the bitterinterpretation of the Canticles : when thy

ness of death may refer to this." dead shall rise, Mount Olivet shall cleave asunder, and the Israelites which have been dead shall come out of the same, and they

ADAM's first Wife. which have died in strange lands, coming

" When God had made Adam, and saw thither by holes under the earth, shall come forth. And for this cause, I myself,' sayth it was not good for him to be alone, he made

him a woman of the earth like unto him, our author, ‘have heard the Jews say, that

and called her Lilis. These disagreed for sometimes some of the wealthiest and devoutest among them goe into the land of superiority. Lilis, made of the same mould,

would not be underling, and Adam would Canaan, that their bodies may there sleep, and so be freed from this miserable passage hope of agreement, uttered that sacred word

not endure her his equal. Lilis seeing no under so many deep seas and rough mountains.'”—PURCHAS.

See 1 Sam. xv. 32, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”

;"-J. W. W.

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