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have learnt their lesson from whatever carry to his nation an account, that he had moves around them, from the birds and the met with a tribe who could hunt men better beasts, whose males are lavishly adorned in than his own."-Ibid. denudation of their females, from the gay plumage of the turky cock, and the ornament-loaded head of the stag."-KELLET.
Teraphim.? “ The manner how the Teraphim were
made is fondly conceited thus among the The Plaint of an Old Indian.
Rabbies. They killed a man that was a He observes, " that in the happy days of first born son, and wrung off his head, and youth, he was loved or feared by all; that seasoned it with salt and spices, and wrote he could tomahawk his enemy and could not upon a plate of gold, the name of an unmiss his game; that every river was then an cleane spirit, and put it under the head upon inn to him, and every squah he met a wife; a wall, and lighted candles before it, and but that now he was grown old, every one worshipped it.” – GODwyn's Moses and hated and scorned him ; the deer bounded Aaron. away from his erring aim, and the girls covered themselves repulsively at his approach; nor was he any longer permitted
Defensive Fire. to paint and grace the glorious file of war :"
1159. Henry II. “ destroied the strong and he concludes with ardent wishes, " that
castell of Gerberie, except one turret, which either nature had never disclosed him, or
his souldiers could not take, by reason of had gifted him with that power of renova
the fire and smoke which staide and kept tion which seemed so improperly granted to |
them from it."—HOLINSHED. the pernicious snake.”—Ibid.
Two Tribes Fighting.
Henry the Second's Cruelty. “Some warriors of two tribes of American
1165. Henry in his attempt upon Wales
| “ did justice on the sons of Rice or Rees, savages met accidently on the banks of a
and also on the sonnes and daughters of river, and found they were strangers to one another. One of the parties demands of the
other noble men that were his complices
verie rigorouslie; causing the eies of the other, who they were and what about, and
young striplings to be pecked out of their receives in answer their name, and that
heads, and their noses to be cut off or slit ; they were hunting of beavers; and being challenged in their turn, answered, that
and the eares of the yoong gentlewomen to their name was immaterial, but that their
" But yet I find in other authors that in business was to hunt men. We are men,
this journie King Henrie did not greatlie was the immediate reply, go no further. They then put off by agreement to a small island in the river, destroyed their canoes
Quoted in “ Thalaba,” Book II., 5, on the on both sides, and fought till only a few of
linethe beaver hunters remained alive, and but
“A teraph stood against the cavern side,” &c. one of the man hunters, who was spared to
Poems, p. 224.
3 This is quoted to " Madoc in Wales,” B. II., "From this I suspect originated,_ “ The Old
" David, seest thou never Chikkasah to his Grandson."- Poems, p. 134.
Those eyeless spectres by thy bridal bed ?" &c. J. W. W.
Poems, p. 317.-J. W.W.
prevaile against his enemies, but rather lost | “Quod potes instanter operare bonum, quià manie of his men of warre, both horssemen mundus and footmen; for by his severe proceeding Transit, et incautos mors inopina rapit.” against them, he rather made them more
To the other couplet this is affixed : eger to seek revenge, than quieted them in anie tumult."-Ibid.
“ Tumuli regis superscriptio brevis exor
Both are thus translated,
| “ Of late King Henrie was my name, “ Upon the daie of young Henry's coro which conquerd manie a land, nation, King Henry the father served his And diverse dukedoms did possesse, sonne at the table as sewer, bringing up the
and earledoms held in hand. bore's head with trumpets before it, ac
And yet while all the earth could scarse cording to the manner."-Ibid.
my greedie mind suffice, Eight foot within the ground now serves,
wherein my carcase lies.
Now thou that readest this, note well Fresh Meat strange Diet for England. my force with force of death, Quære?
And let that serve to shew the state “ 1172. In Ireland, evill diet in eating of of all that yeeldeth breath. fresh flesh and drinking of water, contrarie Doo good then here, foreslowe no time, to the custome of the Englishmen, brought cast off all worldlie cares, the flix and other diseases in the King's For brittle world full soone dooth faile, armie, so that manie died thereof, for
and death dooth strike unwares." Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis."
“ Small epitaph now serves to decke
this toome of statelie king :
And he who whilome thought whole earth Henry the Second stript when Dead.
could scarse his mind content, “ 1189. IMMEDIATELY upon his death, In little roome hath roome at large those that were about him applied their that serves now life is spent." market so busilie in catching and filching awaie things that laie readie for them, that the King's corps laie naked a long time, till a child covered the nether parts of his body
The Lady Breuse. with a short cloke, and then it seemed that “ We read in an old historie of Flanders, his surname was fulfilled that he had from written by one whose name is not knowne, his childhood, which was Shortmantell, being but printed at Lions by Guillaume Rouille, so called, because he was the first who | 1562, that the Lady, wife to the Lord Wilbrought short clokes out of Anjou into liam de Breuse, presented upon a time unto England.-Ibid.
the Queene of England a gift of four hundred kine and one bull, of colour all white, the eares excepted, which were red. Al
though this tale may seem incredible, yet if His Epitaph.
we shall consider that the said Breuse was To the epitaph of Henry II. these con- | a Lord Marcher, and had goodlie possescluding lines are in Holinshed, p. 27: sions in Wales and on the marshes, in which
countries the most part of the peoples substance consisteth in cattell, it may carrie
Thus in English, almost word for word, with it the more likelihood of truth. Touch- “ Wo be to that preest yborne, ing the death of the said ladie, he saith, That will not cleanelie weed his corne that within eleven daies after she was com- And preach his charge among : mitted to prison heere in England, in the Wo be to that shepheard, I saie, castell of Windsor, she was found dead, That will not watch his fold alwaie sitting betwixt her sons legs, who likewise As to his office dooth belong : being dead, sate directlie up against a wall | Wo be to him that dooth not keepe of the chamber, wherein they were kept | From ravening Romish wolves his sheepe with hard pitance. As the fame went they With staffe and weapon strong."-Ibid. were famished to death. William de Breuse himself escaped into France. A.D. 1210.""Ibid.
Grand Sergeanty Tenure of Brienston.
“ BRIENSTON, in Dorsetshire, was held in Welsh Monk Hatred.
Grand Sergeanty by a pretty odd jocular “ The first abbeie or frierie that is read tenure ; viz. by finding a man to go before to have beene erected there in Wales) since
the Kings army for forty days when he the dissolution of the noble house of Bangor, should make war in Scotland (some records which savoured not of Romish dregs, was say in Wales), bareheaded and barefooted, the Twy Gwyn, which was builded in the in his shirt and linnen drawers, holding in yeare 1146. Afterwards these vermine one hand a bow without a string, in the swarmed like bees, or rather crawled like other an arrow without feathers.”—GIBlice over all the land, and drew in with son's Camden. them their lowsie religion, tempered with I | This may be alluded to in Madoc.? wot not how manie millions of abominations ; having utterlie forgotten the lesson which Ambrosius Telesinus (Qy. Taliessin ?) had taught them (who writ in the yeare
Arabian Animals. 540, when the right Christian faith (which “ In the places where we generally rested Joseph of Arimathea taught the ile of are found the jerboa, the tortoise, the lizard, Avalon) reigned in this land, before the and some serpents, but not in great number. proud and bloodthirstie monke Augustine There is also an immense quantity of snails infected it with the poison of Romish er attached to the thorny plants on which the rors) in a certeine ode, a part whereof are camels feed. Near the few springs of water these few verses insuing.
are found wild rabbits, and the track of the “ Gwae'r offeiriad byd,
antelope and the ostrich are frequently disNys angreifftia gwyd,
coverable." - Browne's Travels in Africa, Ac ny phregetha:
Egypt, and Syria.
“ We dismounted and seated ourselves, Rhae bleidhie Rhiefeniaid,
as is usual for strangers in this country, on Ai ffon grewppa."
a misjed, or place used for prayer, adjoining
This story more properly attaches to Bram
. See “ Madoc in Wales,” B. II. – Poems, ber Castle.-J. W.W.
I p. 317.-J. W. W.
the tomb of a Marabût, or holy person. In untur. Trajicitur tamen, miro ingenio et a short time the chiefs came to congratu- Indorum proprio ; ponte prorsus junceo iplate us on our arrival, with the grave but si aquæ commisso, nullis fulcris nixo, sed in simple ceremony that is in general use modum suberis ponte supernatante, ac præ among the Arabs. They then conducted us levitate materiæ nunquam merso ; est vero to an apartment, which, though not very trajectio facillima et tutissima. Occupat commodious, was the best they were pro- | lacus ipse circuitum bis mille quadringenta vided with.”—Ibid.
stadia ; longus est ferè nongenta, latus ubi maximè ducenta et viginti. Insulas habet olim habitatas et fertiles, nunc de
sertas, producit uberrimè junci genus, quod King of the Crocodiles.
indigenæ Totoram vocant, cujus plurimus “The people at Isna in Upper Egypt have ipsis usus est; nam et cibus est suibus, jua superstition concerning crocodiles similar mentis, ipsisq; hominibus perjucundus, et to that entertained in the West Indies; they domus et focus et vestis et navigium, et omsay there is a king of them who resides near | nia penè vitæ humanæ subsidia una Totora Isna, and who has ears but no tail; and he | Uris præstat, hoc enim accolarum est nomen. possesses an uncommon regal quality, that li adeò se ab hominum cæterorum consorof doing no harm (* The king can do no tio et opinione alienarunt, ut interrogati aliwrong.') Some are bold enough to assert
quando, qui sint, seriò responderint, se non that they have seen him.”—Ibid.
homines esse, sed Uros, quod genus ab humano diversum esse sentirent. Urorum re
perti sunt populi integri in medio lacu haCamel.
bitantium scaphis quibusdam junceis, quibus The camel called ship of the land.
inequitant, simul connexis, et ex unâ aliquâ rupe aut stipite religatis. Unde interdum solventes totus populus subitò patriam mu
tat. Itaque aliquando conquisitus populus Camels for Souls.
urorum hesternis sedibus commutatis, ac ne “Ali affirmed that the pious, when they
vestigio quidem relicto, facile vestigantium come forth from their sepulchres, shall find
studium curamque irrisit."-Acosta de Naready prepared for them white-winged ca- | turâ Novi Orbis. mels, with saddels of gold. Here," says Sale, "are some footsteps of the doctrine of the ancient Arabians."
Trichomata-Parastasis, or, Athenian Wig
gery, No. 119, Bishopsgate-street-within, Lake Titicaca.
three doors from the London Tavern. “ Juvat de lacu Intiticacâ, falsò vulgo “Ross, by great labour and at vast exTiticacâ dicto, aliquid promere, qui in su- pence, has exerted all the genius and abilipernâ provinciâ Peruanâ Collao medius ja- ties of the first artists in Europe, to comcet. In hunc flumina plus decem, eaque satis plete his exhibition of ornamental hair in ampla confluunt; exitum habet unum, eum- | all its luxuriant varieties, and particularly que non valdè latum, sed, ut opinio est, pro- | the Sultana head dress, so much admired on fundissimum, quem neque ponte jungere the queen's birth-day. profunditas et latitudo sinunt, neque tutd “In this exhibition the elegance of nature scaphis trajici rapidi infernè vortices pati | and convenience of art are so combined, as
at once to rival and ameliorate each other. See Poems, p. 437, for the Ballad.-J. W.W. | The room is secluded from the view of im
pertinent curiosity, where his fair patrons gods, and they will defend their house from may uninterruptedly examine the effect of injury and sacrilege. The want of provi. artificial tresses on Poupec of all complex- | sions, or the valour of the Koreish, comions, and by a trial on themselves, blend the pelled the Abyssinians to a disgraceful redifferent tints with their own.
treat; their discomfiture has been adorned "Relying on public favour, he confidently with a miraculous flight of birds, who showinvites the whole fashionable world to an ered down stones on the heads of the infiexhibition of unexampled taste and excel. dels, and the deliverance was long commelence."-Star, Thursday August 1, 1799. morated by the æra of the elephant. The
glory of Abdol Motalleb was crowned with domestic happiness; his life was prolonged
to the age of 110 years, and he became the Mecca.
father of six daughters and thirteen sons. “Some latent motive, perhaps of super His best beloved, Abdallah, was the most stition, must have impelled the founders of beautiful and modest of the Arabian youth; Mecca in the choice of a most unpromising and in the first night, when he consummated situation. They erected their habitations his marriage with Amina, of the noble race of mud or stone, in a plain about two miles of the Zahrites, two hundred virgins are long and one mile broad, at the foot of three said to have expired of jealousy and despair. barren mountains: the soil is a rook; the Mahomet, the only son of Abdallah and Amiwater even of the holy well of Zemzem is na, was born at Mecca, four years after the bitter or brackish ; the pastures are remote death of Justinian, and two months after from the city, and grapes are transported the defeat of the Abyssinians, whose victory above seventy miles from the gardens of | would have introduced into the Caaba the Tayef.”—Gibbox.
religion of the Christians."— Ibid. A.D. 569,
Flight of Mohammed. “The grandfather of Mahomet was Ab. “The Koreishites had long been jealous dol Motalleb, the son of Hashem, a wealthy of the pre-eminence of the family of Hashem. and generous citizen, who relieved the dis. Their malice was coloured with the pretence tress of famine with the supplies of com- of religion : in the age of Job, the crime of merce. Mecca, which had been fed by the impiety was punished by the Arabian maliberality of the father, was saved by the gistrate, and Mahomet was guilty of desertcourage of the son, The kingdom of Yemening and denying the national deities. But was subject to the Christian princes of Abys- so loose was the policy of Mecca, that the sinia : their vassal Abrahah was provoked leaders of the Koreish, instead of accusing by an insult to avenge the honour of the a criminal, were compelled to employ the cross, and the holy city was invested by a measures of persuasion or violence. They train of elephants and an army of Africans. | repeatedly addressed Abu Taleb in the style A treaty was proposed, and in the first au- of reproach and menace. • Thy nephew redience, the grandfather of Mahomet de- viles our religion; he accuses our wise foremanded the restitution of his cattle : ' And fathers of ignorance and folly ; silence him why,' said Abrahah, 'do you not rather em- quickly, lest he kindle tumult and discord ploy my clemency in favour of your temple, in the city. If he persevere, we shall draw which I have threatened to destroy.' 'Be- our swords against him and his adherents, cause,' replied the intrepid chief, the cat- and thou wilt be responsible for the blood tle is my own: the Caaba belongs to the of thy fellow-citizens.' The weight and