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coats; invented all the costumes of the “It was wholesome advice that one gave University, and drew the model for the his lewd friend, that he should hang the uniform of the council, which drawing ac- picture of his grave and serious father in companied the decree by which it was esta- the room where he was wont to celebrate blished.
his debauches; imagining that the severe
eye of the good old man, though but in In one of Webster's plays (vol. 1, p. 148), effigy, could give a check to the wanton aghost enters in his leather cassock, breeches, sallies of the intemperate youth.”—Scott's and boots.
Christian Life, vol. 1, p. 100.'
“ AND, O contemptible physic! that dost
ARISTOTLE commends Archytas for his take
invention of rattles, because children, by So long a study, only to preserve
playing with them, are kept from breaking So short a life, I take my leave of thee !" vessels of use.-Ibid. p. 108. WEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 154.
“— Et aussi pour fuir la trop grande pro" True, my lord, I myself have heard a lixité, pour laquelle certes je me sens trèsvery good jest ; and have scorned to seem capable."-BRANTOME, vol. 1, p. 120. to have so silly a wit as to understand it." -Ibid. p. 182.
- FoR to know it, is to be resolved of
it; and to be resolved of it, is to make no “ He had worn gunpowder in his hollow question of it; and when a case is out of tooth, for the toothach.”—Ibid. p. 247. the question,—what was I saying?”—WEB
STER, Northard Ho. vol. 3, p. 147. “The robin-redbreast and the nightingale Never live long in cages.”—Ibid. p. 267. SOME one has written the “ Life and
Death of Adam !” 12mo. 2s. 6d. 1811. Physicians are like kings, They brook no contradiction."—p. 292.
“The Hebrew conjugations, Pihel and
Puhal, signify to do a thing diligently, ear“ Give it me in a breath !They that think long, small expedition win; guished by the vowel points from the conThey that think long, small expedition win, nestly, fervently, &c., and are only distinBut musing much o' the end, cannot begin."
jugation Kal, which simply states that the Ibid. p. 295.
thing is done."—ADAM CLARKE, Chron. Suc. NORFOLK’s correspondence with the Bi- of Sacred Literature, vol. 1, p. 23. shop of Ross, Leicester, and Throckmorton
CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS advises white was carried on by letters which were sent in ale bottles.-Camden's Elizabeth, p. 132.
raiment, and condemns dies of every kind
as useless and unbecoming.-Ibid. 6. It makes me smile in scorn,
He recommends women to wear shoes That wise men cannot understand them
that should cover the upper part of the foot
as well as the sole.-Ibid.
that the apostate angels and Virg.
when they fell in love with women, taught “ The soul,
This refers to the folio edition. Southey
thought very highly of J. Scott's works. They Whose essence, some suppose, lives in the
were reprinted at the Clar. press in 1826. blood.” Ibid. p. 243.
J. W. W.
them the use of gold and silver, the virtues ounces, was fifteen and a half inches in meaof plants, and the power of incantations.- sure about the edge, about the length above Ibid. p. 135.
thirteen, about the breadth almost thirteen.
-Wood's Athenæ. vol. 2, p. 326. ORIGIN thought that the bodies of the saints at the resurrection would be sphe. HOPLOCRISMA spongus, or a sponge to rical.-Ibid. p. 163.
wipe away the weapon salve; wberein is
proved that the cure taken up among us, As Mr. Clarke says of St. Jerome (Ibid. by applying the salve to the weapon, is p. 485), “the tone of reflection varies as his magical and unlawful, A.D. 1631, by W. own skilful hand draws forth the music of Foster. Dr. Richard Fludd answered him, a well strung mind, or as he allows his in- not without some scorn;" and Osborne tellect to be played on in submission to the also ridicules him in an Essay, "on such as higher, or wild, or rude performance of condemn all they understand not a reason another."
for.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 573.
UPON a misinterpretation of Job xxv. Wm. WHATELY, vicar of Banbury, who 5, “ Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight;" | laid the foundation of Puritanism there, it was affirmed by some of the old heretics published, A. D. 1624, A Care - cloth, or (Priscellianists, I believe,), that the stars Treatise of the Cumbers and Troubles of have rational souls, and are capable of sin. Marriage.—Ibid. p. 639. -CLARKE's Ecc. Lit. vol. 2, p. 30.
VICTOR, who wrote against Augustine,
Names. and held that unbaptized infants might be saved, asserted that the cause of their hap- Faunt the Jesuit “ altered his Christian piness or misery was “God's foreknowing name of Arthur, because, as his kinsman what works they would have done had they tells us, (W. Burton, in his Description of lived, and rewarding them accordingly."— Leicestershire, p. 10,) no kalendar saint was Ibid. vol. 2, p. 39.
ever of that name." He assumed that of
Laurence.- FULLER's Church History, p. ELIZABETH's accession, English exiles. “I 213. knew one right well," says FULLER, “whose father amongst them, being desperately dis- CLASSIFICATION of ships from A 1, to 01. eased, was presently and perfectly cured - Report on Manufactures, 1833, p. 232. with the cordial of this good news.”—Ch. Hist. p. 52.
SCRIMANSKY and George Stone were bears
in the days of the bear garden.-GREY, HuTho. Newton translated from the Latin dibras, vol. 1, p. 127. of Gul. Gratarolus, A Direction for the Health of Magistrates and Students, namely, SACKERSON, whom Master Slender had such as be in their consistent age, or near seen loose twenty times, and taken him by thereunto. A.D. 1574.
the chain.—Merry Wives of Windsor, act i. There are extracts from it in the British Bibliographer, vol. 2, p. 414.
In one of Wolsey's inventories, is one Nic. BYFIELD the Puritan died at forty- bed called the Infantelage, and another four of the stone, after fifteen years' suf- called the Sun.-Ellis's Original Letters, fering. It weighs more than thirty-three | vol. 2, p. 15.
AMAIMON, according to Reginald Scott, is king of the east; but, according to Ran- COMMUNICATING with the dead by keepdle Holme, his dominion is on the north ing their memory alive.—ADAM LITTLETON, side of the infernal gulf. Barbatos is a great p. 62, Funeral Sermon. countie or earl; he is like a sagittary, and hath thirty legions under him.-SHAKSPEAR, DR. BEALE made “rests for water on the (BOSWELL) N. vol. 8, p. 91.
body of Kentish codlin trees, and caused
water to be frequently poured into those “One of the first calico printers in France cavities. The effect was, that the apples came to England expressly in search of grew to an extraordinary size, but were ideas for next spring. He has visited all very insipid, and many of them had parts the shops in London, and has gone home in appearances much like the pulp of lemons. well satisfied. I went to Paris three weeks Some he suffered to hang on the tree as long ago for the same purpose.”—JAMES Thom- as they would, and these became full of spots son, Report on Manufactures, 1833. P. 240. of the colour of earth, or like the rottenness
of an apple.”—Abr.Phil. Trans. vol. 1, p. 335. SAYING of Francis the First about a fine Suckling gooseberries. woman, a fine horse, and a fine greyhound. Holder's classification of the elements of -BRANTOME, vol. 2, p. 406.
speech.-Ibid. p. 352.
A way of dwarfing men, by anointing -- Tuis point which at that time, “coaclus their back bones in their very infancy with
the grease of moles, bats, and dormice ; WHEN the king of Fetou was dying of together with an intimation of the art used consumption, at Cape Corse, the Fetishers at Bononia to dwarf their dogs, by often not only made several pellets of clay, which washing (from the first day they are whelped) they ranged in order in his room, and sprintheir feet and back bone, thereby drying kled them with blood; but besides they eat and hardening those parts, and so hinder- several muttons to his good health.-Phil. ing their extension.
Trans. Abr. vol. 4, p. 201. From a Miscellanea Curiosa Medica Phy- At Copenhagen, a perspective of the late sica, published at Leipsic, 1670; the com- king of Denmark's family, the queen's face mencement of an intended series. — Ibid. being in the middle, and eight princes and vol. 1, p. 562.
princesses round her, yet all conspire to “ Jeremiah Horrox died 1640, in the form the king's face, when seen through the twenty-second year of his age; born at hole of a glass tube.—Ibid. vol. 5, p. 48. Toxteth, Lancashire, and began to study Increase of a turnip from its seed to its astronomy at fourteen. He was the first full growth.-Ibid. vol. 6, p. 404-5. who predicted or saw Venus in the sun, and made from it many useful observations, An English gentleman showed me once though he was not aware of the great use in Holland, in 1687, a cherrystone, with that was to be made of it. And his new 124 heads on the outside of it, so that you theory of lunar motions Newton made the might distinguish with the naked eye popes, groundwork of all his astronomy relative to emperors, kings, and cardinals by their the moon.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 12.
crowns and mitres. It was purchased in Christian Adolphus Baldiunus, who acci- Prussia, where it was made, for £300 Engdentally discovered phosphorus, thought lish, and is now in London (1703), there that it contained the red spark, yea, the having been a law-suit not long since commost secret soul (secretissima anima) of the menced about it in Chancery.- Phil. Tran. fire and light of nature, consequently the Abr. vol. 5, p. 49. innate and invisible fire of philosophers,
Dr. William Oliver. attracting magnetically the visible fire of the sun, and afterwards emitting and dif
LEUWENHOECK says, that in any quantity fusing in the dark the splendour of the same.
whatever of sand you cannot find two par-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 368.
ticles that are entirely alike. He gives One Signor Zagonius had a way of mak- drawings of them magnified.—Ibid. p. 94. ing out of the Bologna stone calcined statues and pictures, variously shining in the his observations on the motion of sound may
DERHAM (ibid. p. 394), says that some of dark.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 382.
be useful to the Echometrician. “ Several
learned men, both ancient and modern, have “ IF I keep a passion, I'll never starve it carefully examined into that ludicrous and in my service." —Deyden, vol. 2, p. 307. agreeable phenomenon of sound called echo. Mock Astrologer.
I am persuaded, though any reflecting ob
ject were capable of returning all the syllaCONCLUDE instead of finis, with
bles of the following verse, ΚΟΓΞ ΟΜΠΑΞ. .
Vocali nymphæ, quæ nec reticere loquenti, Two barbarous words with which the mys- yet it could not reflect all the syllables of teries were closed and the assembly dis- this other, because its pronunciation is a missed; “ shewing," says Warburton," the little longer, mysteries not to have been originally Greek.” Corpus adhuc Echo, non vox erat, et tamen -Ibid. vol. 1, p. 204.
and much less repeat all the rough and long WILLIAM MANUEL (Mansel ?) a Welsh syllables of the following verse, though prodigy, three and a half years old, reads fewer in number,
Welsh and English fluently in the usual, or Arx, tridens, vostris, sphinx, præster, tor
in an inverted, or thwart position, “but aprida, seps, strix.
pears to prefer reading upside-down."
Manchester Courier, February 15, 1834. “ A BARE clinch will serve the turn; a carwichet,' a quarterquibble, or a pun."-- In an island near Bombay, “a large Wild Gallant, DRYDEN, vol. 1, p. 12. snake was found dead with a porcupine in
its belly. The snake had seized the porcuA COLLECTION of Geometrical Flowers, pine by the head, and had so sucked it in. presented to the Royal Society by Guido When it was quite in, the quills, which Grandi, Abbot of the Cameldales, and Pro
were flatted down while it was going in, fessor of Mathematics at Pisa, 1723.
rose, ran through the snake's belly and This handful or bouquet of geometrical killed it: so that there was a monstrous roses is a dissertation on certain curves
snake dead, with the quills of a porcupine geometrically described in a circle, of a sticking out of it in many places." — Phil. nature more curious and fanciful than any
Trans. Abr. 9, p. 102. way useful.-Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 6, p. 664. MR. Downes has observed in several roof of the great church at Pisa ; their dung
Pigeons for many ages built under the countries, distinguished by what he calls a
(spontaneously) took fire at last, and the local physiognomy, that it is most percep
church was consumed.-Ibid. p. 143. tible in the women.—Letters from the Con. tinent, vol. 1, p. 202.
APPLES, as well as pears and coleworts, Half the diary of Philip the Fair, on
&c. are affected by their neighbours ; so waxed wooden tablets, is in the library at
that it may be of importance to the curious Geneva. Queen Christina purchased the in fruits to take care how their trees are other half at Paris, and presented it to the
sorted, and what company they keep. — Vatican.-Ibid.
Ibid. p. 169. 248.
P. A Jew told the Ulm physician (Johan Viviparous animalculæ, ergo, all aniMarius) that by wearing a cap of beaver's malculæ are not produced from eggs. fur, anointing the head once a month with Ibid. p. 203. oil of castor, and taking two or three ounces The ergo not conclusive, because, as in of it in a year, “ one's memory will be so the aphis, an impregnation might suffice for strengthened as to remember every thing many generations. one reads." The Dr. (Marius) conjectures that this notion might at first have brought An altar to Silvanus, erected by C. Tathe use of the beaver's fur into request for tius Veturius Micianus, Præf. Alæ Sebosihats.-Phil. Trans. Abr. 7, 642.
anæ, ob aprum eximiæ formæ captum, quem
multi Antecessores ejus prædari non potuΛέγεται δη και όδε ο λόγος, εμοί μεν erunt. V. S. L. P. i. e. votum solvens lubens où Javós."-HERODOTUS, Thalia, $ 3. posuit. “Silvano morato sacrum" is the first
line, and this makes the inscription com1 Not an uncommon word. NARES in v. plete. It was found near Stanhope, in the quotes from Butler's Remains, “ He has all
bishoprick of Durham.—Ibid. p. 470. sorts of echoes, rebuses, chronograms, &c. be. sides carwichets, clenches, and quibbles.” Vol. ii. p. 120.—J. W. W.
The first anecdote relating to Sir Wil