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ing to be lepers, and exposing themselves to leprosy.

See this very curious passage in the Series of Bouchet, torn 3, p. 245-6.

There used to be a very considerable demand for Irish editions, from America.— Irish Debutes, vol. 16, p. 73.

The roots of the couch grass (triticum repens) in Flanders, and in the south of Italy, are collected, washed, and sold in bundles for horses.—Qua Yle's Survey of Jersey, Guernsey, &c. p. 255.

Whoever would understand what reliance may be placed upon the Unitarian writers on the score of integrity, should consult Archbishop Magee's notes upon their improved version of the New Testament. They are to be found in the third volume of his most valuable discourse on the Atonement.

See also in the same volume, N. p. 810, the fraudulent manner in which they have used the names of Dr. Watts and Mrs. Trimmer.

Hobbes recommends the Whole Duty of Man, as (except a few passages that he misliked) very well worth reading; and as containing the then system of church morals. —Behemoth.

It has been said that "bugs were first brought into the country after the fire of London, in the fir timber imported for the rebuilding of the city." Gifford says,"unfortunately for them, however, they were the greatest sufferers by the fire, having been denizened in vast numbers long before that calamitous event took place."—B. J. vol. 6, p. 50, in a note upon

"Run away like cimici, Into the crannies of a rotten bedstead."

This seems to be an Italian word.

Duels.—B. Jonson, vol. 6, p. 69.

Gill, the master of St. Paul's school, circiter A. D. 1600, published Logonomie,

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a conceited and barbarous attempt, Clifford calls it, to rectify the writing of the English language, which seems to have fallen into the hands of the late James Elphinstone.—Ibid. vol. 6, N. p. 127.

"As just a carrier as my friend Tom Long was." Ibid. Tale of a Tub, p. 201. He was of that age then, and noted for his honesty.

"The whirligig, the whibble, the enrwidgen.
Hey day, what names are these?
New names of late."
Mibdleton, Mayor of Queenborough,
Old Plays, vol, 11, p. 167.

Vindication of Alva's cruelty.

Adventures of Five Hours, Old
Plays, vol. 12, p. 41.

The most curious stage direction I have seen is in Apius and Virginia. "Here let him make as he went out, and let conscience and justice come out of him; and let conscience hold in his hand a lamp burning, and let justice have a sword, and hold it before Apius's breast."—Ibid. p. 356.

French Memoirs'.

Tom. 28.—Vincent Cabloix, Mem. du Vieillevilli.

Tom. 165.—Defence of spies, as men of principle.

Tom. 331.—Bull dogs, and bull baiting introduced from England into France.

Tom. 32.—Mem. de Tarannes. A Frenchman pro[>oses to surprise Malta, as a sure step to Sicily, and*to the conquest of Italy.

Ibid. torn. 30, p. 197. Bt the usage of war, the cannoneers had a right to all " les cloches d'une ville qu'ils ont battue, en quelque sorte qu'elle se sont rendue, ou par force ou composition."—Vincent Carloix.

In K. Greene's Looking Glass for London and England, Jonah is cast out of the Whale's belly upon the stage.

Walltus, p. 106. Paulus Manutius Aldus, lib. I, ep.4, describes his way of borrowing from ancient authors, which is precisely the same as Ebenezer Elliot's. Wallius himself (p. 150) recommends it.

Pabnaso Ital. Modern, vol. 13, Parini, p. 125-7. What men of rank learnt from Voltaire, and what they did not learn.

Mb. Devat of Boston tells me, that madness is more common in America than in England; and that the most frequent cause is political excitement, the boundless ambition, and continual ferment of democracy.

He says also, that a small collection of good books is more generally to be found in an American house, than in an English one.—July, 1833.

Uncalculatbd and, quasi, uncalculable dangers, or consequences—

"It lately happened that an iron bridge fell in very curious circumstances, by the marching of a body of soldiers over it. Now, the bridge was calculated to sustain a greater weight than this body of men; and had they walked tumultuously over it, it would have withstood the pressure: but the soldiers marching to time, accumulated a motion, aided by the elasticity of the material, which broke it down."—Hell's Bridgwater Treatise, p. 234.

"Nods enframes dans un petit batteau rond qui avoit a chacun de ses flancs une roue attachce dont les ailes servoient de rames, une manivelle double les faisoit tourner & la fois."—Lamekis, vol. 1, p. 93.

Question de. Amor. At a toumay, prizes both for knights and ladies who shall appear in the most gallant attire.—H. 2, I. 5.

"I Do not like that he names me so often, Especially on his death-bed: 'tis a sign I shall not live long."

WEB8TEB, VOl. 1, p. 134.

"Out of brave horsemanship arise the first sparks of growing resolution, that raise the mind to noble action."—Ibid. p. 183.

"The smallness of a kitchen, without question,

Makes many noblemen in France and Spain Build the rest of the house the bigger."

Ibid. vol. 2, p. 33, Devil's Law Case.

Fios were called fig dates; unless, which is less likely, dates were so called.— Ibid, vol. 2, p. 83.

"The midwife straight howls out there was no hope

Of the infant's life: swaddles it in a flayed

lamb skin, As a bird hatch'd too early."

Ibid. vol. 2, p. 98.

"This three months did we never house

our heads But in yon great star chamber."

Ibid. vol. 2, p. 152. This, which is no uncommon allusion at that time, is contrary to a general principle in poetry, of a sublime character.

"Though we dine to day AsDutchmen feed their soldiers, we will sup Bravely, like Roman leaguerers."

Ibid. vol. 2, p. 224.

"A Spaniard is a Camocho, a Salimanco; nay, which is worse, a Dondego; and what is a Dondego?

Clown. A Dondego is a kind of Spanish stock-fish, or poor John.

Brett. No, a Dondego is a desperate Village, a very Castilian; God bless us." — Ibid. vol. 2, p. 298. Sir T. Wyatt.

Cold harbour, Ibid. vol. 3, p. 90. It was called the devil's sanctuary. Hence, no doubt, the song.

At the sale of ordnance in England, if it break the first discharge, the workman is at the loss of it; if the second, the merchant and the workman jointly; if the third, the merchant.—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 18-5.

Generation of the winds as marked in the compass; a good satire on allegorical mythology.—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 346., Church History, p. 146. Touching for the king's evil. He believed it, and relates a cure by Queen Elizabeth on a Papist, which converted him.

St. Ambhose's, perhaps, the first hymn book ever published.—Clarke, Ecc. Lit., vol. 1, p. 463.

Br St. Basil's canons, the same penance of ten years is appointed for him who opens a tomb, as for involuntary homicide.—Ibid, vol. 1, p. 356.

Curious, considering "that Anarch old" of Milton, that "Avapyo< should have been one of the names given by the early Christians to the Almighty.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 112.

The word Trinity, Tpidc, first used at Antioch, and first found in Theophilus, A. D. 181.—Ibid. vol. 1, p. 113.

In Gregorius Nyssensis, is a full account of the necessity of hands to a rational being. —Ibid. vol. 1, p. 422.

Augustine says that infants dying unbaptized, depart into a slight damnation, "in damnatione mitissima."—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 34.

Accidental discovery of fire by Adam and Eve throwing a stone at a serpent, which struck a spark from a flinty rock, into the crevice of which the serpent escaped, and that spark kindling the dry vegetation around. This is related by Victor of Marseilles in his poetical commentary on Genesis.—Ibid, vol. 2, p. 216.

Cosmos Indicopleustes writes to prove that the world is an universal plain, of the form of a parallelogram, shut in by walls, and surrounded by the ocean, which is again enclosed by another land, wherein the terrestrial paradise is situated.—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 310.

"The master in the fable did not well to beat his maid for serving him with thin milk, when it was his own cow that gave it." —Sanderson's Preface.

"Who knoweth not that as empty1 vessels give the loudest sound, and shallow brooks run with a fiercer current, and make a greater noise than deeper rivers do, so they that are the least able to judge are ever the most forward to pass sentence, and when they so do, the most rigid and peremptory therein."—Ibid, to his Fourteen Sermons.

"Says the master of a booth at a fair to the fellow who managed affairs behind the curtain, 'Why don't you snow there f 'Sir,' says the fellow aloud to him, 1 all the white paper's gone.' 'Why, then, you blockhead,' cries the master, ' snow in some brown paper.'" — T. Brown's Dialogues, p. 294.

It is a just remark of Charlevoix, that "il n'y a qu'au Tribunal de Dieu, que le temoignage de la Conscience rassure parfaitement."—N. France, torn. 1, p. 92.

Our old lawyers were fond of rhymes, as witness John Doe and Richard Boe. So when two representative places are spoken of, the one is Dale and the other Sale; a beggar is to be whipped at Dale and passed to Sale.—Statutes, torn. 3, p. 331.

1 We may not readily forget the words of the Quaker in the Spectator, " Thy drum is a type of thee j it soundeth because it is empty. Verily it is not from thy fulness, but thy emptiness that thou hastspokenthisday." No. 132. — J.W.W. u Qn Boo thi d'uopn aver da Bonaparte A Tula lesion di eavalcare."


Caauemt, xviii. p. 5. If die date of this villainous poem were to be made oat by internal testimony alone, 1 who would suppose that it was older than the days of Napoleon.

"Cl 11 no down the sea weeds for kelp has injured the Scutch fisheries: there i? no longer protection for the young fry, and therefore the old fish furuke those places." —Quarterly Review, No. 74, p. 348.

Wateb melons grow in the deserts of South Africa.—Philip, Tol 2, p. 121.

Fuss annually destroyed by fire at Florence."—Gaum, Italy, vol. 2, p. 408.

"Bex Xemobensis, a priest of Diana at Nemi by the lake, who held his place by the tenure of having murdered his predecessor, and was never without a drawn sword to protect himself against his aspirant successor."—Mementoes of a Tour, vol. 2, p. 217.

Gas from a burning spring used for domestic purposes in America.—M'kenxey's Sketches, p. 84.

Galileo's finger bit off by an antiquary. Dcppa's Travels, p. 13.

A Saintly beard.—Heber's Journal, vol. 2, p. 17.

The modern Greeks use Mr for B.— Tusker's Tour, vol. 1, p. 145.

Strange history of a Corsican who was like Prince Leopold of Naples.—Ibid. p. 195.

Red sand fell with the rain at Zante.— Ibid. p. 204.

Spanish Jews in the Levant are Terr numerous, and Mill speak Spanish as their mother tongue.—Ibid. voL 3. p. 244.

A Fbenchmas, for want of bark, cured ague by coffee in powder.—Ibid. p. 255.

TrRRi5H allowance of heads decapitanda. —Ibid. p. 400.

Prohibition of smoking is thought tbe hardest duty of Wahabism.—Ibid. p. 467.

"E» tan grande la fuerza de una batalia cam pal, que con mucha raroo dizen ke j que professan la arte y disciplina mill tar. Dios me de cient anos de guerra, y no uo dia de battalia."—Gabibat, vol. 4. p. 1031

Scgar canes, Jer. vi. 20, * from a far country."

"Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord." — 1 San. x- 23.

A constitution or original compact here.

"— L'on etoit assure, avant que Ton parl&t, qu'il etoit d'un sentiment contraire ace qui se diroit. Le mats etoit sa transition favorite, et le turn son mot chere et familier."—Mar i v A r x, La Pay tonne Paurre, Tol 3, p. 17.

The miscreant Burke was asked how he felt when pursuing his trade of murder, he replied that " he had no feelings about it when he was awake, but that when he slept he had frightful dreams, such as he had never had before."

Drink had something to do with this waking state, for the price of blood was chiefly expended in ardent spirits.

"Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please?

—I'll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for orient pearl,

And search all corners of the new-found world

For pleasant fruits and princely delicates."

Marlow, Dr. Faustus, p. 15.

Stoby in Oviedo of the fruit brought from the West Indies by a Devil to England.

"Enter two friars, with a rout of stinkards following them." — Mahlow, Lusts Dominion. This then was a common appellation for the rabble. The dialogue proceeds with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stinkard. In our days this would be high treason against the majesty of the people!

Balgut's father composed a sermon weekly for the first four years after he obtained his small preferment; and that his son might follow the same course, he destroyed almost his whole stock, burning two hundred and fifty at one time.

"Hartlepool," says Mr. Surtees, vol. 3, p. 100, " was now in that delightful state of existence which is allowed once, and once only to all bodies, as well human as corporate, bourgeoning with the fresh vigour of young life, regardless of the distant hours of slow decay, which as surely await, if exempt from sudden ruin, every institution of human policy, as they do every form of mortal mould."

Not so necessarily.

Kinsey (Portugal, p. 229), says "cider is an African liquor; the use came from thence to Spain, so into France, and from Normandy to us."

But is the apple an African fruit?

"In the neighbourhood of Sheffield, when the garden flowers are nearly past, bee hives are carried to the moors, that they may collect honey enough from the heath to maintain tbem during the winter. This removal takes place either in the case of late swarms, or poor stocks which have but little honey, or after the seasons' honey has

been taken from the heavier hives, without destroying the labourers, in other words, after driving them, as it is termed, out of the full hive into an empty one."—Sheffield Iris.

A Book or pamphlet was published, 1712, with this good title, " Account of the damnable Prizes in Old Nick's Lottery."

Common Prayer as read in private by Garrick. 1797.

"Island newly emerged from the ocean obtains peculiar plants."—Prichabd, vol. 1, p. 35.

N. B. Island not elevated from the ocean, but formed by coral, &c.

In 1679, when the family of the Lords of Brederode became extinct, their escutcheon was laid with the last of them in the grave, at Vianen.

Dalman, a Tarragonan conjurer, often taken before the Inquisition and examined. —Orandezas de Tarragona, p. 264.

Fletcheb (Elder Brother, p. 118) sneers


"Dunce Hollinshed The Englishman that writes of shows and sheriffs."

In the description of an Auto-da-fe, which is in Humboldt's possession (Travels, vol. 7, p. 263), "a boast is made of the prodigality with which refreshments are distributed to the condemned; and of the staircase which the Inquisition have had erected in the interior of the pile for the accommodation of the relaxadosl"

Selection, Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 3, p. 455. Gassendi's delight in the singing of birds; a very beautiful passage.

Danish Folketagn, vol. i. p. 84. Anders, a parallel case to Huntington's way of living.

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