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p. 101.

JOVIAL from Jove, and Jove from Jehovah! Palmestry book.–Jenkins, p. 100.

Feeling toward Inanimate Objects. Elelen - Hallelujah, Halliballoo.-Ibid. When the Chancellor Cheverny went home

in his old age for the last time, “ Messieurs,

(dit-il aux Gentilshommes du canton acNames.

courus pour le saluer) je resemble au bon PIERRE DE LOYER found his whole name,

lievre qui vient mourir au gîte. and place of abode anagrammed in a verse

“Arrivant au Chateau de Cheverny, trou

vant que l'on luy avoit fait changer un vieux of the Odyssey.-BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 356-7. “ But though Haller calls his works

lit, pour en remettre un plus beau à sa

place, il se fascha, et voulut que l'on remit opuscula insanientis, he has some good remarks upon the injurious effects of glazing ladite chambre, qu'il n'a jamais voulu

son vieux lit avec la vieille tapisserie en in the potteries, and on rheumatism by fric- changer, ni se servir d'autres meubles que tion and sudorifics."-SPRENGEL, vol. 3, p.

ceux-là, disant qu'il les aimoit plus que tous 370.

les beaux qui estoient en sa maison, comme " By what names the relics of anony- luy ayant servi à sa naissance et durant mous martyrs are to be distinguished.”

toute sa vie.”—Coll. des Mem. tom. 50, p.

33. | Osservazione sopra i Cimiteri, &c. pp. 10910.

One of Bishop Hobart's juvenile corres“Charles II. named a yacht the Fubbs, pondents writes to him—“Your good friend in honour of the Duchess of Portsmouth, while here, accidentally saw your little who we may suppose was in her person rather trunk in one corner of the room, and acfull and plump. Sculptors and painters tually manifested as much joy at the sight apply this epithet to children, and say, for of it as if it had been an old friend."—MR. instance, of the boys of Fiammingo, that VICKERS' Memoir of Bish. Hobart, p. 128. they are fubby. In this yacht he narrowly escaped shipwreck. Mr. Gostling, Sub

“ NEAR Mealhada is a fine forest of great dean of St. Paul's (a famous singer) one of extent, and so intricate, that even the nathe party, struck with a just sense of his tives are sometimes bewildered by the muldeliverance, and the terrific scene from titude of tracks. My guide said that it which he had escaped, he, on his return to

abounded in wolves, and desired me to obLondon, selected from the Psalms those serve the stump of a tree recently felled, passages which declare the wonders and telling me that a young man, assailed by terrors of the deep, and gave them to Pur

three of those ferocious animals, had taken cell to compose as an anthem. This Pur- refuge in its branches, and had afterwards cell did, and adapted it so peculiarly to the

cut it down as a memorial of his escape, compass of Mr. Gostling's voice, which was and in testimony of his gratitude. I thought a deep bass, that hardly any person but

this an odd mode of returning thanks, and himself was then, or has since been, able to tacitly determined never to endanger my sing it.”—Hawkins's Hist. Mus. vol. 4, p. safety for a native of Mealhada. Different 359. N.

nations have certainly different modes of

expressing their sense of services conferred. A. Guise christened Paris by the city A Portuguese fells a tree for the same reawhich stood sponsor.–BRANTOME, vol. 8, son that an Englishman would effectually

protect it."-LORD CAERNARVON's PortuWhy Montluc christened a son Fabian. gal and Gallicia, vol. 1, p. 56. -Ibid. vol. 7, p. 295.

p. 147.

MR. Augustus St. Joux, in the very COMPARE Hutchinson, vol. x. p. 294-5, pleasing Journal of his residence in Nor- with W. Whiter. mandy, says, that upon praising a plough which he saw there as an exceedingly neat

“ Tu que vas implement of its kind, the farmer was Por este mundo inconstante pleased at the compliment, and replied, Mira que el que va delante " She goes well, Sir." “ It was the first Avisa al que va detras." time,” says Mr. St. John, “I had observed

LOPE DE VEGA, vol. 17, p. 218. that a plough is of the feminine gender; but my friend seemed to be a kind of an “R. ALEXANDER aliquando proclamavit, amateur, and spoke of his plough with as Quis est, qui cupit diu vivere ? Quis est, much affection as a true bred sailor speaks qui cupit diu vivere? Statimque congreof his ship, or Sancho Panza of' his ass, gati sunt et venerunt ad ipsum omnes qui Dapple."--P. 18.

fuerunt in mundo, dixeruntque, da nobis

vitam." Upon which, he preached to them A JUBILEE church after the 100th, and from Psalm xxxiv. 13, 14, 15. — Avoda then commences with a fresh numeration in Sara. p. 157. the second century.

The angel of death is all over eyes, totus quantus sit oculatus.”—Ibid. p. 163.

LIFE of BEATTIE, vol. 1, p. 406, composure toward death accounted for. Vol. ii. p. 259, Dr. Campbell's death, a beautiful and valuable fact.

Death.
“OPRA di Dio
Sai che non fu la morte. Ei de viventi
La perdita non brama. Entro nel mondo
Chiamata da malvagi
E co detti, e coll' opre."
METAstasio, vol. vii.

p. 324.
Morte d'Abel.

Death thought unnatural in Loango.Parallels, vol. 1, p. 724.

In Congo the greatest of all goods. Ibid.

Stahl thought that no sufficient physical MR. A. B. Johnson (an American) once cause for death can be assigned, seeing that heard a divine contend in his sermon that, the human body, notwithstanding its ten- except on the authority of revelation, no dency to destruction, always resists it by individual can be certain that he shall die." virtue of the action of the soul.-Theor.

Treatise on Language, p. 258. Med. p. 606. SPRENGEL, vol. 5, p. 218.

CARLYLE's French Revolution, vol. 1, p. PONTOPPIDAN says that “in the vale of 27. Guldbrand, and especially in the parish of

Duc of Orleans, who believed there was Læssoe, there are persons of such an ex

no such thing as death. treme age, that from a lassitude of longer

Tickets in death's lottery. life, they get themselves removed elsewhere to die the sooner." |— M. Review, vol. xii.

P. 451.

1 As this is a curious statement, I have thought the reader might like the reference. It occurs in his Norges Naturlige Historie, tom. ii. p. 411. Kjøbenhavn, 1753, 4to.-J. W. W.

Number 2. “ Gli due che mutuamente s'amano, non son veri due. So. Ma quanti? Phi. O solamente uno, over quattro. So. Che gli

due siano uno, intendo, peroche l'amore | tongues divided, partly by nature and partly unisce tutti due gli amanti, et gli fa uno; by art, and thus are enabled to hold two ma quattro a che modo? Phi. Trasforman- distinct conversations at the same time with dosi ognun di loro nell' altro, ciascuno di two different persons."--M. Review, vol. 72, loro si fa due, cioè amato et amante insieme; I p. 356. et due volte due fa quattro, si che ciascuno di loro è due, et tutti due sona uno et quat- Two hearts found in a partridge. Ametro.”—Leone Medico (Hebreo) Dialogi di rican Phil. Trans. The paper is by M. Amore, p. 132.

d'Aboville.--Ibid. vol. 76, p. 293.

“ Si vous entendiez, respondit Tyras, de Hercules in heaven, and in the shades. quelle sorte par l'infinie puissance d'amour, C. Odyssey, vol. 11, p. 735. deux personnes ne deviennent qu'une, et une en devient deux, vous connoistriez que “ The division of ourselves (if I may use l'amant ne peut rien desirer hors de soy- the expression) between ce and virtue.” mesme. Car aussi tost que vous auriez en- - PERCIVAL STOCKDALE, Mem. vol 1, p. tendu comme l'amant se transforme en l'

63. aimé, et l'aimé en l'amant, et par ainsi deux ne deviennent qu'un, et chacun toutesfois estant amant et aimé, par consequent est deux, vous comprendriez, Hylas, ce qui vous

Round or Square. est tant difficile, et avoueriez, que puis qu'il ne desire que ce qu'il aime, et qu'il est

- Teres atque rotundus, l'amant et l'aimés ses desires ne peuvent

The steady honest man is τετράγωνος, , sortir de luy mesme."Astrée, p. ii. tom.

like a die: throw him which way you will, 3, p. 452.

he lights upon a square.—Adam LITTLE

TON, p. 154. “ It is a matter of dispute what is the principle of individuation in men: or what 'Avno åyađòs kai terpárywvos åvev yoyo. it is which causes one man to be a different ARISTOTLE.-H. MORE, Ecc. Preface, ix. individual person from another.”—JENKIN, Reasonableness, vol. 2, p. 397.

A LA physionomie de ce dernier, on A FATHER and son are one person.

juge bien que veritablement c'estoit un

homme rond et sans ambition de fortune." Pama Cayet. Coll. Un. tom. 55, p. 42.

-Astrée, tom. 4, p. 830.
CHARRON, p. 46-7. For a moral turn,-
Smith's Sermons, p. 119.

ERASTE's valet, Gros-René, prides him

self on being “homme fort rond de toutes Chev. DU SOLEIL, vol. 3, p. 80.

les manières.”—MOLIERE, vol. 1, p. 248. The infanta Lindabrides writes to him, " lors que je me ressouviens de ce que vous

THE inconcussable steadiness of the avez esté envers moy, et ce que vous estes square' perchance might be the reason that maintenant, je ne peux croire autre chose the prince of philosophers, in his Ethics, sinon qu'il y a au monde deux Chevaliers termeth a constant-minded man, even equal qui s'appellent du Soleil, et que vous estes

and direct on all sides, and not easily overautre que celuy qui souloit estre mien." thrown by any little adversity, hominem

quadratum, a square man.”—PUTTENHAM, “DIODORNE said, and Monboddo believes, p. 83. that in Taprobana the inhabitants have their

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The podagric unguent of the “ so much Parole gravi; avvegna ch' io mi senta famed Franciscus Jos. Borrhi," was made Ben tetragono a i colpi di ventura.” up of almost all the parts of a stag. It was Dante. Paradiso, t. 3, p. 110. inferred, from the supposed longevity of this

animal, that nature had stored it with a balsamic preservative salt in a greater proportion than most other creatures, and therefore

that all its parts, even the excrementitious Physic.

one, were endued with medical virtues. A “One of the eminentest of our London physician of Jena, Joh. Andrea Gratz by physicians was wont, as an excellent secret, name, wrote a treatise upon this, entitled to employ in some of his choice remedies Elaphographia, sive Cervi Descriptio Phythat peculiar saltpetre which he had drawn sico-Medico-Chymica.—Ibid. pp. 281-2. out of the earth digged up in churchyards." -BOYLE, vol. 1, p. 210.

“The parliament of Paris, at the solicita

tion of the Parisian physicians (among whom “ I Have seen a good quantity of that Guy Patin was the most conspicuous), projelly that is sometimes found on the ground, hibited the use of antimony in medicine. and by the vulgar called a star-shoot,' as if This restriction, after some years, was reit remained upon the extinction of a falling moved; but it was a long time indeed bestar; which being brought to an eminent fore the French physicians could get the physician of my acquaintance, he lightly better of their prejudices, or rather of their digested it in a well-stopt glass for a long timidity, in regard to the employment of time, and by that alone resolved it into a those active remedies which are derived from permanent liquor, which he extols as a spe- the chemical preparations of this and other cific to be outwardly applied against wens.” | metallic substances, and which give to the -Ibid. p. 244.

practice of physic a vigour and efficiency

that it formerly wanted.”—Ibid. p. 596, N. Sir THEODORE MAYERNE's MS. Ephemerides.

Martin Listen describes a cimex of the Ellis's Orig. Letters, second series, vol. largest size, of a red colour, with black spots, 3, p. 246.

as to be found in great abundance upon henHis remarks upon this patient's circum- bane. “It is observable,” he says, “ that stances.

that horrid and strong smell with which the

leaves of this plant affect our nostrils, is very King Solomon's Portraiture of Old Age, much qualified in this insect, and in some by John Smith, M.D. a philosophical dis

measure aromatic and agreeable; and there Among other ingenious observa

we may expect that that dreadful narcosis tions, he remarks, that the expressions of

so eminent in this plant, may likewise be Solomon, Eccles. xii. probably denote the usefully tempered in this insect; which we same doctrine of the circulation of the blood refer to trial.”—Ibid. pp. 602-3. as Harvey's; the pitcher being interpreted for the veins ; the fountain for the right the Chinese physicians in finding out by their

“ Isaac Vossius commended the skill of ventricle of the heart; the cistern for the left; the wheel for the circulation." —Abr. touch, not only that the body is diseased, Phil. Trans. vol. 1, p. 86.

(which, he said, was all that our practitioners

knew by it,) but also from what cause or I Otherwise called “Tremella Nostoc." See

from what part the sickness proceeds. To Third Series, p. 763.-J. W. W.

make ourselves masters of this skill, he would

course.

have us explore the nature of men's pulses, a stench that a thousand wounds exposed till they became as well known and as fa- to the summer heat could not have equalled miliar to us as a harp or lute is to the players it. And though I thought I had sufficiently thereon ; it not being enough for them to armed my senses against it, that is, my ears know that there is something amiss which with cotton, my nose with pessaries, my spoils the tune, but they must also know mouth with sponges, all dipt in vinegars and what string it is which causes that fault.” | treacles, yet, as if touched with a thunder-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 63.

bolt, I was struck with a violent trembling

of my body. Having broken the glass, I “Our foresters," says Sir G. MACKENZIE, gave some of this horridly-stinking salt to “allege, that when deer are wounded, they to M. Reshel to taste, and then I tasted it lie on a certain herb which grows plentifully myself, and it was found to have an acriin our forests, and that by its virtue the mony as great as aqua regis.” To this acribleeding is stanched, and the wound healed. mony he ascribed all the phenomena which I took a quantity of it, and reduced it to a occur in the plague.-Ibid. p. 491. salve, with wax and butter. Its effect was, that it healed too suddenly, so that I durst The same physician thought he preserved not venture to use it for any deep wound, himself by setons in the groin, thinking that but for superficial scars it has a very sud

the venom would find its way into his sysden operation. It is the Asphodelus Lan- tem, and that the safest course was thus to castriæ Verus of Johnstone;' or the Lanca- open a way out for it.-Ibid. P.

492. shire Asphodel."-Ibid. p. 227.

A SADDLER's daughter at Burford had an Johannes Baptista ALPRUNUS, physi. imposthume which broke in the corner of cian to the Empress Eleonora, in A.D. 1670,

one of her eyes, out of which came about at Prague, lanced a plague-boil in one of thirty stones, splendid, and as large as pearls. his patients. “ Having conceived that the

-Ibid. vol. 3, p. 81. way for him to penetrate into the most la

MEDICINE among the Egyptians wholly tent quality of this pestiferous venom was by chemistry; not with knives , but glasses, built upon astrological or magical grounds

. --not with iron, but fire, I collected the They thought the heart increased two

drachms in weight annually till men were virulent matter, and putting it in a retort,

50 years old, then decreased in the same and luting a receiver to it very close, I ap- proportion, so that no one could live beyond plied degrees of fire. At first came over a

the age of 100.-Ibid. p. 681. water, then a more fat and oily matter, and at last a salt ascended into the neck of the Dr. ARCHIBALD PITCAIRN endeavoured, retort. The fire being removed, and the after Borelli and Bellini, to account for the glasses separated, there came forth so great principal phenomena, natural and morbid,

which occur in the animal body,-upon maThe discovery is subsequent to the old edi- thematical principles !—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 46. tion of GERARDE by JOHNSON, where it is stated, “it is not yet found out what use there is of any of them in nourishment or medicines : p. 97. No scholar, but knows the Dictamnus

A GIRL with horns on various parts of her of VIRGIL. Æn, xii. v. 411; Cf. Cic. de N. D. body.--Ibid. vol. 3, p. 229. ii. 50. BISHOP HACKET says in the Christian Consolations, which were long given to Jeremy Claws instead of nails.—Ibid. 4, p. 176. Taylor, “ The hart wounded with an arrow, runs to the herb dittany to bite it, that the shaft may fall out that stuck in his body :"

A BoY three years without eating and vol. i. p. 129. Ed. Heber.-J. W. W.

drinking.-Ibid, vol. 6. p. 459.

See the passage.

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