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An odd thought concerning Lord Byron “Not a letter but what is fair : in techcame into Bertha's head, " that there was nical language no pick, blot, bur, friar or in him two pounds of devil to one pound of monk is to be seen in the work.”—Isaiah man."
Thomas, vol 1, p. 54. Akbar's seal, “ I never saw any one lost “ CONJECTURE is all that one can go upon on a straight road.” But a man may be here; and it is better to conjecture at Salost there if he travel on snow, or in the tan's mind, in such a thing as this, than to dark.
be acquainted in it."-LIGHTFOOT, vol. 9, “NONUMQUE prematur in annum."
“() thou vinegar, the son of good wine!" HORACE, A.P. v. 388.
a Rabbinical expression for “O thou wicked son of a good father.”—Ibid. vol. 12, p. 407.
a DEKKER uses to wihy, for neigh.— Wonder of a Kingdom, p. 15.
“Who would marry a woman, though of
a comely and well-proportioned body, who It may, perhaps, not be known to the
had the head of an ugly dragon ? Certainly, generality of readers
, that the following although she had a great dowry, none would twenty-two occupations are engaged to pro
covet such a bedfellow.”—J. Taylor, vol. duce a single book :—“The author, the de- 3, p. 445. signer, the rag-merchant, the paper-maker, the stationer, the type-founder, the press
“APOLLINIS simulachrum quatuor olim maker, the ink-maker, the roller-maker, the auribus Lacedæmonii donarunt, ut sapienchase-maker, the reader, the compositor, tiam ostenderent, cujus imaginem Apollo the pressman, the gatherer, the folder, the referebat, multarum auditione rerum enustitcher, the leather-seller, the binder, the
triri." -Orationes, Jo. AloysI CERCHIARII, coppersmith, the engraver, the copper-plate
76. printer, and the bookseller!” There are more than these :—the smel- animi ex notis corporis, cum quâdam veritate
“Quin ipsi physiognomones, qui indolem ter, the tanner, the gold-beater, the book conjectant, ex auribus pressis, et simiarum binder's toolmaker, the miner,—and then
ad instar adherentibus, stuporis et imperiit supports reviews and small critics, brings tiæ signum eliciunt; quæ si paulisper promoney to newspapers, and contributes by mineant et extent, mentem ad omnia comits duty on advertisements to the revenue.
positam arguunt, et in studiis mirificè pro
futuram."-Ibid. p. 71. “ Ir is enough for me that I do know What they commend, and what they dis
“ Tue circle is óloywvía, a totangle: it allow. And let it be enough to them, that I
is also ισογώνιος ισόπλευρος, as well as Am pleased to make such faults for them
óló levpos.”—JACKSON, vol. 2, pp. 103-4. to spy."
One in merriment proposed this question WITHER, Remembrancer, p. 137.
in the schools, “An Chimera, calcitrans in “The chiefest cause why I wrote this,
vacuo terat calceos ?”—Ibid. p. 152. was on set purpose to please myself.”—TarLOR, the W. P., Preface.
“ALPHABET de l'imperfection et malice
des femmes"-par J. OLIVIER, Rouen, 1635. Taylor's Revenge, or William Fenner firked, ferreted, and finally called over the Why he would have liked a deaf and coals.
dumb wife, not meaning any reflection upon Mrs. D., but because of the perfect dog- | Brewer and druggist. Baker and pipelike attachment and dependence which this clay dealer. Patriot and dealer in scrip. deficiency would have occasioned.
Bookseller and pirate. Coffeehouse keeper
and slop seller. Taylor and cabbage cutINDIGNATION at the charge of making ter. Doncaster a peg on which to hang my loose thoughts.
DUKE OF GRAFTon's motto.
A FAREWELL to the two letters which BURLEIGH. pass—Potential through all Freeling's wide domain.
GULLEY's fortune more comfortable than I who came from Rhedycina Bovin!_the if it had been made in
ways. most unlettered of her sons—proceeding not even to A.B.
DR. GREEN, and Kemp his merry-AnMy Oxford apotheosis — where I was
drew. LL.D. ified. Honour from Banff, which came after me
Next to your real great secrets, secrets by the mail coach, and found me at Elgin.
which are no secrets produce most effect.
-Sir Walter's e.g. RABBI Kimchi says, “ Homo cum dormi
And so with jokes. The joke that is no turus est, commendat Spiritum suum D.O.M.
joke tells well in parliament, as Lord K. ne forte surgens crastino mane requirat ani
and Mr. B. know. mam suam nec inveniat ; aut repereat suam in corpore alterius, alteriusve vicissim in “What was the subject of this day's coneo.”—GARMANNUS, de Miraculis Mortuorum, ference will be the subject of an accusation
to-morrow; and that secret which we
thought we did but lately depositate in our RABBI ALEXANDRINUS:—“Scito tibi rem
friend's breast, will shortly fly in our faces ita se habere: Homo expedit opus suum in- from the mouth of our enemies.”—SIR G. terdiu, unde vespertino tempore anima ejus
MACKENZIE, p. 133. fatigata est et attrita. Cum igitur ipse dormit, Deus laborat et redintegrat animam,
Pieces of ash tree, cut at a critical mout sequenti mane revertatur in corpus suum
ment, supposed to cure most diseases. Convegeta, nova et quieta.”—Ibid.
cerning the moment, doctors differ.—British
Apollo, vol. 3, p. 770 Pliny's story of Hermotimus Clazomenius, whose body was burnt by his enemies A man speaking at random was said to while his soul was on an excursion more “ talk like an apothecary.”—Ibid. 777. 0.— Ibid.
Why the beating of a drum in an aleWitches' souls fly out of their mouths in house should turn their drink sour ?-Ibid. the shape of a fire-fly.-Ibid. p. 27.
Will it do so ? and if so, is the same effect Union of Trades, the one public and the produced by bell-ringing ? other secret. Shoemaker and corn factor.
A Notion said to be confirmed by graveIt is hardly necessary to say that Rydychen, diggers, that the earth which is dug out of and Vadum Boum, and Oxford, are the same. Rydychen is the old British name.
a grave will not fill it after the coffin is put 2 Cf. lib. vii. c. 52.
J. W. W. in!-Ibid.
OLD Nick said to be so called from Nic Machiavelli !-Ibid. p. 822.
BROILING is best, bear witness, gods and HARCOURT (Longeville), “ Histoire des men, personnes qui ont vecu plusieurs siècles, et From five begin the strain. qui ont rajeuni.”— '-A.D. 1715.
Gridiron the A and Z in the humanizing
art. Savages begin with it—the Boucan. I knew a man to whom all the middle Epicure's end--the Beef Steak Club. walks of life were open in his youth, and Sacrifices. yet in spite of all dehortation he would be
Homeric cookery. nothing but a tailor. He was not, as might Escurial. perhaps be supposed, either effeminate in
Aurigrills—Utopia. disposition or fractional in person, but an Jove who rules the roast. absolute integer in form, stature, appearance, The pot, the stewpan, and the spit, and in heart also. Inclination, however, Give them their honours fit, for an art is no more a proof of aptitude or Nor let the oven go without its praise. genius for it in a sartorian aspirant than in
A wreath of garlic flowers, or shalotta stage-struck youth, or votary of the muses.
Odify the gridiron, odiate the frying man. The person in question made me one pair of The devil uses frying pans. breeches, and they did not fit.
Pepper and salt.
Vulcan makes a gridiron. “ An aged saying, and a true,
The golden age, when every man will be Black will take no other hue.”
his own priest, his own king, and his own PEELE, vol. 1, p. 13. cook. Some one was asked which of Cicero's --beef and Waterloo. Apis looking at the
Jupiter's prophecy of beef and Blenheim orations he liked best, and he answered— battle of the Nile. “eas sibi videri optimas quæ essent longis
The land of Shakespeare and beef steaks. simæ.”—LANGUET. Epist. p. 175.
Towton-wben beef met beef. Tue Scotchman who said men were di
Pepper from Malabar.
Potatoes from the Tupinambas. vided into those who preyed upon others and those who were preyed upon.
Creation of the gridiron from ferruginous But neither all men nor all animals can
particles. thus be classed.
The elephant, which is the noblest of quadrupeds, neither preys nor is preyed
Connoisseur. No. 63. April 10, 1755. upon.
“ You must have observed with the
utmost concern a late account in the news“Mucu matter decocted into few words." papers, that ‘Whitenose died at Doncaster This is Fuller's definition of a proverb.
of a mortification in his foot.'" “ A CONTINUAL emanation of unsavouri- “It is remarkable that all those who are ness, so that the stink doth never cease or employed in the care of horses grow as give over.” — BISHOP REYNOLDS, vol. 4, p. mere brutes as the animals they attend.”— 203.
Ibid. No. 84, vol. 2, p. 197.
I The reader will see this humorous Pindaric in the Appendix to the Fifth Vol. of Southey's Life and Correspondence.-J. W. W.
John Jackson, the Arian, Master of A.D. 1812. A SERVANT of Williamson, the Wigstow Hospital, Leicester, when his eyes horsedealer of York, was trying a horse on began to fail, was immoderately fond of the road toward the High Street, Doncaster, cards, and devoted every evening to the when it took fright between the Rein Deer quadrille-table. “ The seven o'clock bell and Ram inns, and leaped through the shop at the hospital called him to evening prayer window of Mr. Whalley, shoemaker. The in the midst of a dispute at the game, and rider crouched, or he must have been killed, he crossed St. Martin's churchyard in great the height from the ground to the under haste to his constant duty. As soon as part of the beam being only seven and a prayers were over, he returned to the card- half feet. He was thrown upon the countable, and said · I am confident I was right ter, which, being near the window, preas to that card. I submit,' replied his vented the horse from getting wholly into opponent,' for you have had leisure to con- the shop. The window was of course shisider the state of the game attentively.'-A vered, but neither horse nor man much inreply at which he took no small offence."- jured.-Edinburgh Annual Register, p. 61. CRADOCK's Works, vol. 4, p. 88.
THORESBY, (Diary, vol. 2, p. 13,) speaks MRS. BRAY.—DR. VIAL, vol. 3, p. 200.
of a delicate parsonage-house at Cromwell, His father was Vicar of Doncaster, and thought to be one of the best in England,
(1708): It was built by Mr. Thwaits, a he, who was born at a farm-house, Sensey, Yorkshireman, (formerly schoolmaster at near Thirsk, was educated at Doncaster, Doncaster), at the expense of £1000, on where Dr. Bland, after head master of Eton, the road from Leeds to Grantham. dean of Durham, and provost of Eton, was master. He was born 1686; and studied
MARTIN LISTER. Hebrew under Simon Ockley at Cambridge.
Dean Waddilove. Warburton said of him, that he had spent
Sterne. his days in the republic of letters, just as
Hall Stevenson. vagabonds do in London, in one unwearied course of begging, railing, and stealing.
“ Voici un dogme fort choquant; c'est Nichols, vol. 2, pp. 519-31.
que les choses qui n'ont jamais été, et qui
ne seront jamais, ne sont point possibles. C'a In Defoe's time there was a great manu- été sans doute le sentiment d'Abelard ; et je facture of stockings, gloves, and knit waist
ne vois pas que ceux qui disent que Dieu est coats there.
déterminé par sa sagesse infinie à faire ce Wish that Drayton and Barnabee had qui est le plus digne de lui puissent nier said more of it.
sans inconséquence la doctrine de ce philo
sophe."-BAYLE, tom. 3, p. 335. HUNTER in his History of the Deanery of Doncaster, says, “it is distinctly related by PAILIPPUS CAROLUS, a commentator upon Bede, that the church at Doncaster was Aulus Gellius, says, after the Hebrews, “que founded by Edwin, under the auspices of ceux qui auront été mal mariés, seront abPaulinus."
sous devant Dieu, sans comparoître devant
son tribunal.”—Ibid. p. 450. “ We have notable fellows about Doncaster; they'll give the lie and the stab “Nescio quomodo nihil tam absurdè dici both in an instant.”—WEBSTEB, vol. 3, p. potest, quod non dicatur ab aliquo philoso186.
phorum.”—Cic. de Divinat. 1. 2, c. 58. Kate, the innkeeper's daughter, says this.
acted upon ?
“Neno ægrotus quicquam somniat tam
" METHINKS a marble infandum, quod non aliquis dicat philoso- Lies quieter upon an old man's head phus."-VARRO in Eumenid. apud Nonium. Than a cold fit of the palsey."
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Ar Hurdenberg, in Sweden, M. Huet
Captain, act i. sc. iii. says the mode of choosing a burgomaster is this : the persons eligible sit with their
TRAVELLED gentlemenbeards upon a table, a louse is put in the
“Those that went out men, and good men, middle of the table, and the one in whose
They look like poached eggs, with the souls beard he takes cover is the magistrate for
sucked out, the ensuing year.-BAYLE, vol. 3, p. 484.
Empty and full of wind: all their affections
Are baked in rye-crust to hold carriage Jacobus GADDIUS must have been an odd From this good town to t’other, and when fellow, for he thought the "Batrachomyo- they are opened machia, nobilior, propriorque perfectione' They are so ill-cooked and mouldy.' than the Iliad or Odyssea. —H. N. COLE- Ibid. Queen of Corinth, act ii. sc. iv. RIDGE, Intr. p. 184,
“ The root out of which the fruits of the LAISSEZ nous faire
earth do grow, is above, in heaven : the What is it men do when this maxim is genealogy of corn and wine is resolved into
God."--BISHOP REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 203. Soldiers before exchanges were in use, or parole granted.
“For such great overthrows Privateers.
A candle burns too bright a sacrifice, Quacks.
A glow-worm's tail too full of flame." Cotton manufacturers.
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Brewers.
Bonduca, act i. sc. i. Post office è contrà, as compared with posting and carriers choosing religions.
“Or dare your vamping valour, goodman
cobler, The Malays have so great a prejudice Clap a new sole to the kingdom.". against a great book, that though they now
Ibid, act i. sc. ii. ask for the Englishman's Koran, they are literally afraid to receive so large a book, and invariably refuse to take it, though
“ Out, ye flesh flies, they will accept any portion of it.
Nothing but noise and nastiness."
The Bible Society has therefore been asked to publish it in parts.
“ALL other loves are mere catching of dot" This is most certain. God had rather have his trees for fruit, than for fuel."— Stretching of legs out only, and trim lazi
Ibid. act iv. sc. ii. Bishop REYNOLDS, tom. 2, p. 365. “ For God will not suffer' his gospel to authors, -- dramatic or other. See the well
1 One of the commonest allusions in our old be cast away, but will cause it to prosper known 'lines of Drayton, in the Polyolbion, unto some end or other; either to save those Song twenty-fifth :that believe, or to cumulate the damnation “ The dotterels which we think," &c. of those that disobey it !”—Ibid. p. 271.
J. W. W.