Imágenes de páginas

- Ibid. p.

Not satisfied till he is “tout esperruquan- “ Your Cupid looks as dreadfully as death." cluzelubelouzerirelu- morrambouzevezangouzequoquemorguatasachacquevesinemaf- THE SIGNORA Emilia says, “ Estimo io fresse, morcrocassebizassenezassegrigue- | adunque, che chi ha da esser amato, debba liguoscopapopoudrille,” with so many such amare, et esser amabile.”N Cortigiano, morderegrippipiotabirofreluchamburelu - p. 269. cecoquelurintimpanemens," till he shall be from head to foot completely “trepigne

Ibid. p. 272-3. — How love comes from mampenillorifrizonoufressure.”

the heart to the eyes, and so into other eyes, 213-4-5.

and to the heart again. “ Upon this passage I shall remark, or Parnaso Ital. vol. 6, p. 268.-A SONNET of rather call in a learned and very able divine Cariteo's, which is perhaps the original of to remark for me, that “when men speak Desportes, p. 49. or write, they must do it so as to be understood, unless they will do it to no purpose:

“ HER tears, her smiles, her every look's a and therefore they must take such words as net, are to be had, and are intelligible to those

Her voice is like a syren's of the land, for whose benefit they write; and they And bloody hearts lie panting in her hand." must be contented too with such gramma

DRYDEN, Granada. act ii. sc. i. tical construction, as well as with such words, as shall be found expedient to the

“ Love shot, and shot so fast ends for which they write.' Sometimes it He shot himself into my breast at last." may be necessary for them to frame new

Almanzor, act iii. sc. I. words, 'to express the propriety of a foreign idiom ;' and in all respects they must acco

“ As in some weather-glass my love I hold,

Which falls or rises with the heat or cold." modate themselves to their subject, and to the capacities of those for whom they un

Lyndaraxa, act iv. sc. ï. dertake to discourse upon it.”. JENKIN'S

“I can preserve enough for me and you ; Reasonableness of Christianity, vol. 2, p. 46.

And love, and be unfortunate for two." The various sophy's- cosmosophy, ker

Benzayda, act v. sc. i. dosophy.

“ It was your fault that fire seized all your I will not say that any one has been breast; knighted, to whom an honest man would be You should have blown up some, to save the more likely to say Sirrah than Sir ; but I rest." Almahide, act. v. sc. ii. will say that men have been raised to the peerage, and advanced in it, who were dis- " Ye gods, why are not hearts first pair'd qualified for it in every possible way, ex- above; cept by their possessions.

But some still interfere in other's love!

Ere each for each by certain marks are Jests in sadness. — LYDGATE, Shake

known, speare, vol. 8, p. 246, N.

You mould 'em up in haste, and drop 'em


Conquest of Gran. pt. ii. act iii. sc. 1. Love. To some of the poets a verse which Dry- « On amanti, oh quanto poco den puts into the mouth of Cortes may be Basta a farvi sperar!" applied,

Metastasio, tom. 6, p. 34, Zenobia.

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“ E DALL' amore all'ira

Two kinds. Animal magnetism and moral Lungo il cammin non è."

magnetism. Ibid. p. 200, Antigono.

ESPINHADAS de amor, nað ja feridas.” MOLIERE, tom. 3, p. 466, Le Misantrope.

Fer. Ruce LOBO, tom. 3, p. 14. - Lovers find beauty in their mistresses, be they what they may.

The Dead. “ O ANYTHING, of nothing first create !

SPEAKING of the cemeteries at HamO heavy lightness ! serious vanity!

burgh, which are all without the city, Mr. Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms,

Downes says,

“ It is in such situations, reFeather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick

mote from the bustle of a city, and shaded health,

with trees, that a communion may be conStill waking sleep, that is not what it is."

ceived to exist between departed spirits Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. i.

and those whom affection or devotion may

have led to visit their retreats; that the “ Mrs. CARTER was for half an hour one

cemetery becomes a sanctuary, wherein the evening entirely in love with a Dutchman;

living, as well as the dead, are screened and the next morning she took a dose of

from the world and its jarring intercourses." algebra fasting, which she says entirely Letters from the Continent, vol. 2, p. 295. cured her.”—Memoirs, vol. 1, p. 36-7.

On the tombstones here is inscribed the

word Ruhe-Statt or Ruhe Platz. “Que nos sages Gaulois sçavoient bien ta coustume,

DAVID VAN DER Becke's material theory dire aymer,


pronon- of ghosts much like Gaffarils. — SPRENGEL, çoient amer?

vol. 5, p. 113. Amers sont bien tes fruits, et pleines d'amertume

THERE is a contemporary poem upon Sont toutes les douceurs qu'on a pour some of the Gunpowder traitors, in which bien aimer."

their heads and their ghosts hold a converAstrée, pt. iv. l. 9, p. 916. sation.-Restituta, vol. 3, p. 331.

Lors que pour

MARRIAGE of Isidro de Madrid and Maria de la Cabeza.

“ Fueron a vistas los dos,

y fue aquello suficiente,

que cada qual se contente; Porque lo que está de Dios se executa facilmente."

Lope de VEGA, tom. 11, p. 32.

“ When the corpse of Eloisa was deposited in Abelard's tomb, the dead Abelard raised his arms, opened them, and clasped his beloved in death."-Curiosities of Literature, vol. 1, p. 213.

I SEE NO “ wilful bad taste" in the device for the text Pulviş et umbra sumus, which represented a shadow walking between two ranges of urns, in a vault, the floor of which was covered with dust. - Ibid. vol. 2, p. 82.

SiR KENELM Digby, in his Private Memoirs, makes a lover say, “I will go to the other world to preach to damned souls that their pains are but imaginary ones, in respect of them that live in the hell of love." -P. 38.

AFTER giving a good guess at the milky way, Manilius asks, “An fortes animæ, dignataque nomina Calo Corporibus resoluta suis, terræque


Huc migrant ex orbe, suumque habitantia CowPER's notion that they revisit earth. cælum

- Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 109. Æthereos vivunt annos, mundoque fruuntur." Lib. 1, v. 756. POLITENESS and obedience in the grave.

-Escritores de Valencia, vol. 1, p. 48. Tue Monthly Review, August 1754, vol. 11, p. 152, praises a pamphlet called “ the

“ One of the last requests of Luke Sparks Scripture Account of a Future State con

the actor was, that his funeral service might sidered." The author thinks the two most

be performed by the then Reverend John probable conjectures are, “ that the region

Horne, afterwards better or worse known of departed spirits is either in some or other

by the loss of the reverend before his name, of the neighbouring stars, or else in the in

and the addition of Tooke at the end of it." terior parts of this earth.”

-CHURCTILL, vol. 1, p. 41, N. “ He offers some conjectures in regard to

When the archbishop is exciting Henry V. our entrance into the next state, which he

to retain the French crown, he says, imagines may be analogous to our entrance

the present. As we are introduced “ Go, my dread lord, to your great grandinto the present by the ministration of

sire's tomb, others, so he thinks we may be introduced

From whom you claim, invoke his warlike into the next by ministering spirits, and

spirit, that the soul may require some time before

And your great-uncle's, Edward the Black its organs are ripe for action on that new theatre; during which time the rational Who on the French ground played a trapowers may continue suspended, as they gedy, are here in sleep; and we may remain un

Making defeat on the full power of France; der the nurture of guardian angels, or kin

Whiles his most mighty father on a hill dred spirits, during this stage of inaction, Stood smiling, to behold his lion's whelp similar to the stage of our infancy.”—Ibid. Forage in blood of French nobility."

Henry V. act i. sc. ii.


Prince ;

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p. 152.

“ The Japanese say that the Takama- STEPHEN KELD, late wine merchant at nofarra, i.e. the high and subcelestial fields, Ipswich, who published his own Memoirs in are just beneath the thirty-three heavens of 1760 (1s. 6d.) says, " that his sister looking their gods, and there the souls of the good in her glass one day, told her maid she was are admitted without delay." —KÆMPFER, a dead woman, and actually died a few vol. 1, p. 213.

hours afterward; and the appearance of

her face remained in the glass till after the “ RICHARD JAGO (the poet, I suppose) | funeral, in defiance of all washing and enpublished a sermon which he preached at deavours to get it out."— Monthly Review, Harbury, Warwickshire, ' on occasion of a vol. 23, p. 407. conversation said to have past between one of the inhabitants and an apparition in the Cenotaphs were thought to be retreats churchyard of that place.' It was no part for the wandering souls of those who had of his design either to confirm or dispute no burial. Quære, for any occupant, or the fact of the conversation! which was con- only for the proprietor intended ? -- Hook, fidently asserted to have happened on the vol. 2, p. 320. night of Thursday, May 1."- Monthly Review, vol. 12, p. 516.

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Williams and Mulcahy, from the egg-mar-
Popish Superstition and Barbarity. From ket, were killed, and eight sorely beaten.

the Dublin Warder, July 1835. The speedy arrival of the police prevented
“ DREADFUL affray.—Two men killed and

further mischief. On Tuesday the coalseveral wounded.

porters came there to assist their friends,
“ The following is from an eye-witness the butchers; but, not meeting any of their
of what he relates : we give it in his own opponents, they dispersed at ten o'clock.”

“ • The Roman Catholic burial-place,
Glassnevin, near this city, was the battle- Pride and ingratitude of an Icelandic
ground where the savage rencontre took ghost.—Monthly Review, vol. 53, p. 593.
place. The Irish Papists are paganly su- The story is from Islands Landnamabok.'
perstitious; and their habits, manners, and
customs differ from the rest of mankind.
A very barbarous custom, prevailing very

generally among the Milesian Irish, is often
made the pretext for fighting at funerals.

AMERICAN Indians. They have modes
These believe in a fatality which (they say)

of speech and phrases peculiar to each age
is out of the power of prayer or their priests

and sex.— Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 13, p. 409.
to avert-i. e. when two funerals at the
same time approach one common grave-

“I Have as ill an opinion,” says Blount,
yard for interment, the last corpse entering

“ of the French tongue as of the people,
is doomed to draw water from a distant since the very language itself is a cheat,
well in a bucket full of holes, in order to being written one way, and pronounced
irrigate the souls placed in purgatory by another."--Note to Philost. p. 76.
Romish superstition.
“ On Sunday last, about sun-down, two

Dryden, vol. 4, p. 303. Limberham's
funerals approached the entrance-gate of Lingua Franca is almost pure Pinkertonian.
this celebrated cemetery–where, as if by
magic impulse, both parties made a sudden

“ It is said that recent discoveries have
rush to gain the gate entrance—the coffin-

led to the conclusion that the Bramins had
bearers came in contact, and the coffins in days of yore eighteen languages, each
were upset in an instant on the road. Both appropriated exclusively to one line of sub-
parties soon attacked each other, armed jects, of which we have hitherto learned
with bludgeons, stones, whips, &c.; two only one,—that devoted more particularly
priests who attended were much beaten - to mythology or religion.”—Moore's Ori-
the dead bodies beaten out of the coffins; ental Fragments, p. 435.
and it was not before one party was com-
pletely beaten away that the fight ended.

ELPUINston on Interjections.- Monthly
The defeated party was from the neigh- Review, vol. 14, p. 324.
bourhood of Cole's Lane. The butchers,
clieve-boys, and the butchers' assistants Shaw, in his Gaelic Dictionary, says, the
were, however, determined on revenge; and Gaelic is the language of Japhet, spoken
on Monday last these people got information before the Deluge ; and probably the speech
that a funeral (attended by the persons who
beat them the evening before) would soon

| For account of which see the Sugabibliothek, arrive. As soon as it did appear, it was

vol. i. p. 225, of the late Peter Erasmus Mul:

LER-a name (like that of Rask) to which I immediately attacked, the coffin and corpse

owe so much of my northern lore, and whose demolished in an instant-two men, named kindness I can never forget -J. W.W.

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of Paradise.—Monthly Review, vol. 63, p. aside. It helps to disguise the thief; to 513.

make an ill face tolerable; the tolerable

handsome; to ease the lazy of trouble; and “RowLanD Jones says Babel was so called

to make men their vassals—if women would from ba-bi-el, i.e. beings calling like bas or

but wear them.”—Note to Philost. p. 27. sheep. It is likely that this language (the Celtic) as it thus defines the prediluvian

A man who, having but one peruke, made as well as the postdiluvian names, and gives it pass for two. It was “naturally a kind the etymology of language as preferable to

of flowing bob; but by the occasional addiany other, must have existed before the con

tion of two tails, it sometimes passed as a fusion of languages; and if all the world

major.”—Connoisseur, vol. 1, p. 132. (A.D. spake in one language, this must be it."

1754.) Ibid. p. 513-4.

DISPUTE between the Perruquiers and Mrs. Montagu thought, that in another

the Coëffeurs de Dames de Paris. A. D. life we shall not use an inadequate inter

1769.–BACHAUMONT, vol. 4, pp. 211-16. preter of our thoughts, as language is. Thought," she says, " is of the soul, lan

HAIRDRESSERS compared with statuaries guage belongs to body; we shall leave it in

and painters.--Monthly Review, vol. 72, p. the grave with our other rags of mortality."

472. -Letters, vol. 4, p. 358. “LUCKILY, the lawyers will not part with

TERTULLIAN " speaking of such as had any synonymous words; and will conse

curled and embroidered hair, bids them conquently preserve the redundancies of our

sider whether they must go to heaven with language."--H. WALPOLE, vol. 4, p. 140.

such hair or no. And whereas they adorned

themselves with winkles made of other woGrant on the Gaelic Interjections. men's hair, he asks them whether it may not Monthly Review, vol. 77, p. 20.

be the hair of a damned person, or no. If

it may be, he further demandeth, how it may POLYNESIAN pronouns.-Williams' Mis

beseem them to wear it which profess them. sionary Enterprizes, p. 527.

selves to be the sons and daughters of God."

-Perkins, vol. 1, p. 250. “ Not only every shire hath a several language, but every family, giving marks for things according to their fancy." —Duchess OF NEWCASTLE. One of the Epistles pre

Bells. fixed to her Poems and Fancies.

He touched also upon their value—“pour Canada.“ Les Sauvages n'ont point en la substantifique qualité de la complexion leur langue, ni bien en leurs mæurs, ce mot

elementaire, qui est intronifiquée en la terde peché ;-j'estois donc en peine de les

restrité de leur nature quidditative, pour faire concevoir un desplaisir d'avoir offencé

extraneiser les halots et les turbines dessus Dieu.”Relation. 1634. P. 29,

nos vignes." —RABELAIS, vol. i. p. 171.

Cenalis, (Bishop of Avranches after

wards), reckons bells among the signs of the Wigs.

true church, the Protestants in France not “The invention of periwigs," says Ch. being allowed them, they fired a gun for a BLOUNT,"is of so great use, and saves men signal, upon which he says" Les cloches so much trouble, that it can never be laid | sonnent, les mousquets tonnent; les cloches

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