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PrisTeD waistcoats, i.e. “ des scenes ga- some one to shave him, but they who aelantes ou comiques, &c." engraved on them. quire kingdoms, shave themselves." 1786.- Mem. Sec. t. 33, p. 229.
Probably Buonaparte would not bare
liked to trust his throat to a razor in any " In the Samoa Island, many of the women one's hand but his own. are spotted, which they call sangisengi. It is effected by raising small blisters with a
* Till new-born chips wick of native cloth, which burns but does Be rough and razorable." not blaze. When these are healed, they
Tempest, act i. sc. i. leave the spot a shade lighter than the original skin. Thus indelible devices are im
“ Now of beards there be printed. This is used like tatooing at other
Such a company, islands, to perpetuate the memory of some
Of fashions such a throng, important event, or some beloved relative."
That it is very hard WILLIAMS, p. 538.
To treat of the beard
Though it be ne'er so long." “In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster Says a ballad concerning beards in a misthan a stage coach. Its fopperies come cellany entitled Le Prince d'Amour. 1660. down, not only as inside passengers, but in -Malone's Shakespeare, vol. 17, pp. 366-7. the very basket.”—MR. HARDCASTLE. She Stoops to Conquer.
When Mr. Hoskins was residing in the Temple of Tirhaka, he took the portrait of
a Melek of the Shageea Tribe. “As there Marriage.
was no barber in the village, and I was told In that middle class of society which he had some skill in shaving, I allowed him
to officiate in that capacity; but most anxmight and ought to be the happiest, marriage is more often too late than too early. shaved by the son of a king. Never did I
iously shall I avoid to have my head again
endure such a scarification. His razor, one “ Pepigere tamen Romani cum Sabinis of the twopenny sort from Trieste, was quorum filias rapuerant amicitias ; adeo blunter than even a French table-knife, and ut Sabinorum Rex Titus Tatius senex reg. he had no means of sharpening it but accordnaret pariter cum Romulo quem mox ut in ing to the custom of the country on his bare societatem regni ejus assumpsit occidit: Sa- arm. He drew blood four times, and scraped bini quoque et Romani unus populus effice- my head in such a manner that it smarted rentur. Quo tempore ad confirmandam for several hours afterwards. But it is imconjunctionem nomina illorum suis præ- possible to endure the wearing of one's hair ponebant nominibus et invicem Sabini Ro- in this climate, after having once been ac, manorum. Et ex illo consuetudo tenuit ut customed to the luxury of having it shaved nemo Romanus sit absque prænomine."
every week: and having lost my penknife, Historia Miscella. lib. 1, p. 3,
I had been obliged to take my own razor to
BEARD-BRUSHES. Pulidas escobillas de
barba.”—Luis Munoz. Life of L. de Gra.
in pictures; it aids the former, but in some degree injures the latter.
A DISSERTATION on Peculiarity in Death, showing the use and abuse of the Barba Humana, or the Human Beard, 1769. Autograph, with a note respecting the Author, 2s. 6d.—Rodd MS. Qy. Dress.
Diet. BRANTOME's uncle, Chastaigneraye. As soon as he was weaned, his father, by advice of a great physician at Naples, had gold, steel, and iron, in powder, given him in whatever he ate and drank,“ pour le bien fortifier," till he was twelve years old; and this answered so well, that he could take a bull by the horns and “l'arrester en sa furie.” -Ibid. t. 9, p. 75.
ULMA, (M. A.), “Physiologia Barbæ Humanæ : hoc est, de fine illius." 6s. Folio. Bonon. 1602.
3134. Rodd's Cat. 1836.
The famous Roskolniki schismatics consider the Divine image in man as residing in the beard.—Monthly Review, vol. 68, p. 352.
In New Zealand stones are thrust down the throat of a babe to give him a stony heart, and make him a stern and fearless warrior.-WILLIAMS, Miss. Ent.
Le Sieur Dumont, at Lille, knit a pair
Leyden. of stockings de cheveux. They were "plus
WILKEs writes to his daughter from the beaux, plus solides, et plus chauds que
Hague, A.D. 1767, “ I was obliged to go in ceux desoye,” and they would wash. “C'est sa propre chevelure qui lui a fourni la matière; gon, to pay my duty to the university of
a coach yesterday little better than a wagil mettoit de côté seulement les cheveux qui
Leyden. (The canals were frozen, and no tomboient à mesure qu'il se peignoit.” He
boat could pass.) My good mother (for in meant to knit a striped pair of different
that style we always speak of the university colours, but still “de chevelures humaines."
where we are educated) received me with - Mem. Secrets, t. 33, p. 137.
raptures, and congratulated herself on hav.
ing produced so illustrious a son,—a very Receipts for its growth.-WURTZUNG'S
flattering compliment for me.”—Almon. vol. Practice of Physic, p. 116-7.
3, p. 223. “The Lacedemonians obliged theirEphori to submit to the ridiculous ceremony of
“I OFTEN put you in mind that I was
brought up at Leyden; and there you would being shaved when they entered upon their
be ordered to continue in bed sixteen or office, for no other end but that it might be
eighteen hours out of the twenty-four, when signified by this act that they knew how to
you are oppressed with a violent cold.”— practise submission to the laws of their
226. country.”—Jones of Nayland, vol. 5, p.294.
GAUBIUS lectured there in D.'s time. “ If the Normans can scrape off their
See Monthly Review, vol. 68, p. 555. beards with an English razor, they are He expounded the true principles of mehappy. But, in fact, no man can be ex- dical psychology pected to be patriotic or national in the matter of razors; for if the devil himself
STOLP, a citizen of Leyden, left prizes kept a cutler's shop, and sold a good article, for dissertations on subjects relative to naI think no man who has a beard would
tural ligion and moral philosophy. scruple to become his customer."-AUGUSTIN St. Joun. Journal in Normandy, p. 72. DR. COLIGNON there in his time. Profesp. 103.
sor of Anatomy at Cambridge, afterward ever observes the work upon the best InDeputy Regius Professor of Physic, and dian gowns, or the painting upon their best Professor of Medicine in Downing College. skreens or purcellans, will find their beauty Jle died A. D. 1785, and his Miscellaneous is all of this kind, (that is,) without order." Works were published in 4to. 1786. There -Vol. 1, p. 186. are poems among them of no merit.—Monthly Review, vol. 76, p. 464.
Dr. Dee, 74. When Nalvage (see his appearance, 73) began one of his lessons with this invocation, “ Pater Filius Spiritus
Sanctus, Fundamentum, substantia et prinHandling a Subject.
cipium omnium," Edward Kelly thought in By the way, and by the bye, difference be- his mind rerum, but Nalvage answered his tween them.
thought, saying, “what need I say rerum.
The grammarians will be on my side. Om“E' D’uom saggio il parlare aurea catena, nium is more than to say omnium rerum." Che di sapere preziosi giri Forman, che dietro l'un l'altro si mena."
“Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost BERTUCCI. Viaggio al Commo Bene, deal in remnants of remnants like a maker
of pincushions.”—CONGREVE. Way of the
World, p. 92. A BOLOGNESE noble asked Guido from what model he took the graceful forms of “ I HOPE its slow beginning will portend his female heads. “ I'll show you," said A forward exit to all future end.” Guido, and calling up his colour-grinder, a
Amaryllis in the Rehearsal. great coarse lubberly fellow, he bade him sit down, turn his head, and look up at the
When Galersis, that great chronicler of sky. Then taking his chalk, he drew a
the later branches of the house of Amadis, Magdalene, and when he observed the
was about to enter upon the adventure in noble's astonishment, he said to him," the which Don Silves de la Selva won the arms beautiful and pure idea must be in the mind, of Jason, he made this exclamation, “O and that it is no matter what the model be.” Dieu, et comme je voudroye que tu m'eusses --Monthly Review, vol. 65, p. 145. doüe d'un stile si subtil et ingénieux, que je Sır W. Temple says of the Chinese gar- | je ne trouve commencement.”—B. 14, p. 139.
peusse commencer à deduire chose à laquelle dens, “ Their greatest reach of imagination | Or as in de Nederduytsche tale Overgheis employed in contriving figures, where the beauty shall be great and strike the eye, subtijlen ende verstandighen stijl begaeft
set, “ O God, hoe hebt ghy my niet ean so but without any order or disposition of parts dat ick kan beginnen eenige dingen de verthat shall be commonly or easily observed. halen die nochtans ghaen begin en hebben." And though we have hardly any notion of So it is written in the 18th chapter of the this sort of beauty, yet they have a parti- 14th book of that great history, which 14th cular word to express it; and where they book Fynes Moryson bought at Lubeck in find it hit their eye at first sight, they say the year 1593, " in the Dutch tongue, to the "Sharawadgi is fine, or is admirable, or
practise the same ; for these books," says any such expression of esteem. And who- he, in his Itinerary, are most eloquently
translated into the Dutch, and fit to teach · COURTENAY (vol. ii. p: 161,) says, an emi; familiar language, and for this book I paid nent Chinese scholar to whom he applied, did not acknowledge this word, which he (T.P.C.) eighteen Lubeck shillings, and for the bindhowever took to mean picturesque beauty. ing four Now if my reader should ask why
I do not rather give the passage in the ori- As South said of Sherlock's Vindication ginal Castillian than in the traduction there of the Trinity, “the book is certainly like of, or the overghesetting of that traduction, a kind of pot or vessel, with handles quite I reply," &c. &c.
round it ; turn it which way you will, you
are sure to find something to take hold of I Have not proceeded in writing like the it by."-South, vol. 1, p. lxxxiv. Duchess of Newcastle.—Poems, p. 47.
It was the opinion of the four persons "WHERE thoughts like fishes swim the mind whom Sully employed to write his memoirs, about,
and address their relation to himself, “ que And the great thoughts the smaller thoughts longues digressions, exemples, rapports, ineat out."
Ibid. p. 60.
structions, et autres narrations hors du prin
cipal sujet que l'on s'est proposé, fait perdre “For civil, clean, and circumcised wit, le fil, la tissure, et (par consequent) la claire And for the comely carriage of it, intelligence de la vie de celuy, dont l'on Thou art the man.”
veut faire mention, ou de 1 histoire que l'on HERBICK to Sir John Mince, vol. 1, entend representer. Et afin de ne tomber
point nous-mesmes dans les fautes et erreurs
que nous blasmons en autruy, nous retour“ COMMENT donc," said a dwarf who met nerons à nostre dessein."— Vol. 1, p. 241. Prince Fortunian le Beau, on his way from the town of Arene towards Hungary, “Comment donc, savez vous pas où vous allez, et où tend ce chemin que vous tenez ? Je
Dreams. suis Chevalier estrange, respondit le prince, Julius Bate (the Hutchinsonian) says, qui m'en vay je ne say où, à l'aventure, au
" that in the days of prophecy, to dream was plaisir de mon cheval. Je le voy bien, dist a divine art. They used means to procure le nain en souriant, et cognoy bien que vous prophetic dreams, by prayer, drinking of vous laissez guider par vostre beste."- Ama
sacred wine, and sleeping within the holy dis, 1. 16, pp. 120-1.
precincts.” — Monthly Review, vol. 36, p.
358 AMADIS D'ASTRE, when banished unjustly by the Princess Rosiliana from her presence, BEATTIE (Life, vol. 2, p. 7). “The view could not tell where he was going, “ comme I have taken of dreaming is new, so far as celuy que s'en alloit à l'aventure au gré de I know. I have attempted to trace up some son cheval qui le portoit.”—Ibid. 1. xvii. p. of the appearances of that mysterious mode 383.
of perception to their proximate causes,
and to prove that it is in many respects use“ He that tells a long story should take ful to the human constitution. On all subcare that it be not made a long story by his jects of this nature, I have constantly remanner of telling it. His expression should ceived more information from my own exbe natural, and his method clear; the inci- perience than from books.” dents should be interrupted by very few reflections, and parentheses should be en- Rel. de N. France. A.D. 1642. T. 5, pp. tirely disregarded.”—CowPER, xv. p. 70-3? 124-5.
« Κακόν δ' ανεμώλια βάξειν.”
Odyssey, A. v. 837.
BAPTISTA MANTUAN's dream of Picus Mirandula.- Picus MIRANDULA's Works, ff. 69.
, p. 246.
HARTLEY's opinion which gives up his The Dead.
materialism -WARNER'S Recol. vol. 2, p. SUPERNATURAL notices.
429. * In all cases where such accounts are entitled to credit, or supported by tolerable LIFE of Wilberforce, vol. evidence, it will be found that they referred to something which it concerned men to know; the overthrow of kingdoms, the death
Nonsense. of great persons, the detection of atrocious crimes, or the preservation of important When Orator Henley was asked what lives.”—Life of Beattie, vol. 1, p. 215. could induce him, being a clergyman, to
deal so much in buffoonery, he replied, " I Donne says in a letter (p. 260), “If I do it that my advertisements and lectures shall at any time take courage to express may be taken notice of. If I were not now my meditations of that lady in writing, I and then to slip Harlequin's coat over my shall scarce think less time to be due to that
gown and cassock, people would mind me employment, than to be all my life in mak. no more than they mind the parson of the ing those verses, and so take them with me, parish.”—Monthly Review, vol. 38, p. 160. and sing them amongst her fellow angels in heaven."
BEATTie says that those pieces of his own
from which he had received the highest en“ The ancient Christian fathers disposed tertainment, were what he had written in a of our disembodied souls, by conveying them sort of burlesque humour, for the amuseinto the central regions of our earth; but ment of some particular friend, or for some as our present geologists make that a red- select company. Of these he had a pretty hot or molten mass of fiery matter, any other large collection, and “though I should be location of them, while that hypothesis lasts, ashamed to be publicly known as the author will be a preferable supposition.”—TURNER. of many of them, I cannot help entertaining Sac. H. vol. 3, p. 36.
a certain partiality towards them.”—Life,
vol. 1, p. 79. The Rerotongans requesting ghosts not to appear.—WILLIAMS, p. 556.
Monthly Review, vol. 68, pp. 204-5. Var
DERKEMP, about Nothing. “Nothing can
The Bishop of Chartres says to M. de
Maintenon,“ Si vous ne faites les choses inHow to prevent a husband from coming utiles que pour être en état d'être écoutée to life.—Congo. Ibid. p. 724.
dans les choses utiles, vous priez même dans
ces inutilités.”—Mem. de M. Maintenon, vol. “In the kingdom of heaven the elect shall 6, p. 119. not need meat, drink, sleep, air, heat, cold, physic, apparel, or the light of the sun and “A MERE mouthful of moonshine, true moon.”—PERKINS, vol. 1, p. 94.
lunatics' diet, the cookery of a cracked brain,
froth to feed fools with."-CUMBERLAND. They are not only to be just, holy, incor- Natural Son. ruptible, glorious, honourable, and excellent, but also beautiful, strong, mighty, “ He that has not wit enough to find himand nimble."-Ibid. p. 95.
self sometimes a fool, is in danger of being