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Now bething the, gentilman,
MS. of the Fifteenth Century (British Museum).
Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum (edition of 1607).
With twenty thousand men;
Pigges Corantoe, or Newes from the North.3
From The New England Primer. *
In Adam's fall
My Book and Heart
i The same proverb existed in German :
So Adam reutte, und Eva span,
AGRICOLA: Proverbs, No. 254. 2 See Swift, page 293.
3 A quarto tract printed in London in 1612, p. 3. This is called “Old Tarlton's Song."
4 As early as 1691, Benjamin Harris, of Boston, advertised as in press the second impression of the New England Primer. The oldest copy known to be extant is 1737.
Xerxes did die,
Our days begin with trouble here,
Our life is but a span,
So frail a thing is man.
Now I lay me down to take my sleep,
His wife, with nine small children and one at the breast, following him to the stake.
Martyrdom of John Rogers. Burned at Smithfield, Feb. 14, 1554.2
And shall Trelawny die?
1 It is said that in the earliest edition of the New England Primer this prayer is given as above, which is copied from the reprint of 1777. In the edition of 1784 it is altered to “Now I lay me down to sleep.” In the edition of 1814 the second line of the prayer reads, “I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep."
2 The true date of his death is Feb. 4, 1555.
3 Robert Stephen Hawker incorporated these lines into “The Song of the Western Men," written by him in 1825. It was praised by Sir Walter Scott and Macaulay under the impression that it was the ancient song. It has been a popular proverb throughout Cornwall ever since the imprisonment by James II, of the seven bishops, - - one of them Sir Jonathan Trelawny.
Mater ait natæ, dic natæ, natam
“Daughter," said she, "arise!
Family who saw her descendants to the sixth generation. A woman's work, grave sirs, is never done.
Poem spoken by Mr. Eusden at a Cambridge Commencement.1 Count that day lost whose low descending sun Views from thy hand no worthy action done.?
Author unknown. The gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination, the melancholy madness of poetry without the inspiration.
Letters of Junius. Letter viii. To Sir W. Draper. I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter. Letter xii. To the Duke of Grafton.
The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop.5 Letter xxxv.
The heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.
Letter xxxvii. City Address, and the King's Answer.
1 It was printed for the second time, in London, 1714.
2 In the Preface to Mr. Nichol's work on Autographs, among other albums noticed by him as being in the British Museum is that of David Krieg, with Jacob Bobart's autograph and the verses,
Virtus sua gloria.
Views from thy hand no noble action done."
The verses are given as an early instance of their use. 8 This is found in Stanisord's “Art of Reading," third edition, p. 27 (Boston, 1803 ).
4 See Burke, page 412.
Private credit is wealth; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Letters of Junius. Letter xlii. Affuir of the Falkland Islands. 'T is well to be merry and wise,
”T is well to be honest and true;
at Drury Lane, 1816.
Opera of La Sonnambula.
Opera of La Bayadère.
Epitaph on a child who died at the age of three weeks
An Austrian army, awfully array’d,
Now noisy, noxious numbers notice nought,
Alliteration, or the Siege of Belgrade: a Rondeau.1
But were it to my fancy given
She hath a way,
Ann Hathaway, -
Attributed to Shakespeare.2
i These lines having been incorrectly printed in a London publication, we have been favoured by the author with an authentic copy of them. Wheeler's Magazine, vol. i. p. 244. (Winchester, England, 1828 )
2 This poem entire may be found in Rossiter Johnson's “ Famous Single and Fugitive Poems."