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tory of France is as iinproper for the Egyp- | rick said, Austria and Russia aimed at su-
“ ARCHIMEDES is said to have raised four “ MLLE. D'Osmond, à laquelle on avoit columns at Syracuse, and to have placed défendu de faire des vers, en faisoit dans upon each a bronze ram, so ingeniously le cabinet secret."
constructed that the wind made them bleat, The Duc de Bourgoyne thus alludes to
and so placed that the ram which bleated this in some verses to his wife.
denoted what wind blew. M. Houel thought
he had identified two of these weather-rams “O toi Latonien, descends du sacré mont, in the Viceroy of Palermo's palace (about Fais éclore de ma pensée
1780), for he observed small holes in their Des vers, tels que tu sçais sur le chaise
flanks, near the thigh, and in other parts, percée
and by blowing in them, a sound like bleatDicter à la belle Osmond."
ing was produced.” — Monthly Review, vol. Mem. de M. Maintenon, tom. 6, p. 133.
72, p. 515.
one who had been reading some of his good advice, and good intentions.-R. S.
verses to him, desired to know which he “ The time shall come that the oak which liked best, he replied, “ all that you were is beaten with every storm shall be a dining
so kind as not to read." — Ibid. vol. 74, p.
457. table in the Prince's hall." - DR. Dee's Relation, p. 153, said by Gabriel.
UNDER the article Amusements in DR. "The Turks say a man is to say No only Trusler's London Adviser and Guide, he
ranks as one to the devil.”—Lives of the Norths, vol. 3, the atmosphere in balloons." A. d. 1786.
“ occasional floating through
Dr. Sedgwick. A little, pale clergyOyster mouse trap.-Britton's Devonshire, p. 26.
man, Master of Queen's, Cambridge, always stood by the fire at Morgan's Coffee-house,
without speaking to any one ; so splenetic, Will any great effects be produced that he fancied his nose to be loose in his again in Christendom, as in former times, by face, and consulted Palmer upon it, who religious delusion, or imposture? The failure of the St. Simonians does not prove it to be
" It were hardly worth the statement,,but impossible.
in the original of Athenæus, instead of fire, it
is fifteen-πεντεκαιδεκαπλασίονας ημών είναι, “In the first days of balloons, old Frede- in Inc.-J. W. W.
ich A Story of Theocritus, that when some
convinced him of his error (if any body is | rules. Clemens Alexandrinus says, the to be convinced) by giving it a pull. statue of Jupiter Olympus was made of the
bones of an elephant." (Sed qy. ivory?) “ Le Massinahigan, c'est à dire le Livre -Hooke, vol. 1, p. 23. qui enseigne comme il se faut bien comporter."—Rel. de N. Frunce, 1640-1, p. 55. A SUSPICION that Pallas derived name
and origin from the Palladium, that statue In a Declamation ascribed to South, the which represented a young man, armed spectre which appeared to Brutus at Phi- from head to foot, having been given by lippi, is called Spectaculum sanè unico Pallas, King of Arcadia, to his daughter Cyclopis oculo congruum."
Chrysé when she married Dardanus.
Ibid. p. 23, N. “ As our comprehensions are not infinite, the more ideas a man has of things “ The Flamen Dialis, or Priest of Jupiwhich concern not the matter in hand, the ter, might not ride on horseback, nor be abless room he will have for those that are sent a night from Rome; but he had the necessary.”—Ilutchinson, vol. 10, p. 3. privilege of wearing a hollow or pierced
ring, wearing a splendid robe (the præterta) Hutchinson's chapter on steam.- Vol. and sitting in the senate in a curule chair; 10, pp. 42, 49, 58, 297-8 ; vol. 11, p. 69. none but a freeman might cut his hair ;
and the clippings, and the pairings of his His reasons why man's health is less con- nails, were to be buried 'subter arborem festant than that of beasts. — Vol. 10, p. 270- licem.'” – Ibid. p. 115, N. 2-3, overlooking all moral causes.
Hor ristringendomi sotto i panni de la “ There is occasions and causes why and patienza."— PIETRO ARETINO, Letters, vol. wherefore in all things.” — Fluellen, Henry 1, p. 23. V, act v, sc. i.
Quis enim potest crastinum videre so“ I REMEMBER Mrs. Figgons used to say lem ? aut quis imaginem hominis nondum Lady Clarendon had such a power over her nati depingere?"-South as Terræ Filius. understanding, that she might persuade her she was a fish." A. D. 1748, Countess of “ Triste de quem assi sua vida passa." Hertford (afterwards Duchess of Somerset)
Diogo BERNARDES, Lyma, p. 143. to Lady Luxborough.-Hull's Select Letters, vol. 1, p. 81.
" Quanto o silencio val, sabese tarde."
Antonio FERREIRA, ibid. p. 168. WHISTLER telling Shenstone of his brother's marriage, says, “I had rather have a | «Όρθώς μ'έρωτάς, κείς αγων’ έρχει λόrelative than a friend married, for the last ywv." EURIPIDES, Phænisse, v. 944. is always entirely lost.”—Ibid. p. 163.
« Ου γαρ ο μη καλόν, ούποτ' έφυ καλόν." A BARBER expressed his regret to Mr.
Ibid. v. 828. Hoskins (p. 59), “ that the prophet had " It is not and it cannot come to good." only promised them rivers of milk in his
Hamlet, act i. sc. ii. paradise instead of bouza."
In an Eclogue of Diogo BERNARDES, Tutelar idols are supposed to have | Alcido, who was chosen by two poetical been talismans made according to magical shepherds,
“ Por ver qual a vitoria levaria,
“ Non a caso è virtute; anzi è bell' arte.” Como juiz (que foi) deo por sentença
Ibid. p. 106. Que nað-avia entr'elles differença."
Lyma, p. 23.
« περισσοι πάντες οι ν μέσω λόγοι."
EURIPIDES, Medea, v. 815. “ PROMETO, De naõ me ficar isso no tinteiro,
“ HEARKEN to me and I will tell you,Que de fallar verdades nað me pejo."
touch whom it may touch, hurt whom it Ibid.
may hurt, feel it who that may feel it." “ Tal frutto nasce di cotal radice."
Golden Book, G. 2.
“ In verities he was very veritable."
Ibid. Juan GONZALEZ, a Catalan optician, under D. Antonio Gimbernet's direction
The Twelve Tables say, when they order (then Professor of Anatomy at Barcelona) temples to those commendable qualities by made artificial eyes,—that is, eyes on the which heroes obtained heaven, such as unretina of which objects were reflected ac
derstanding, virtue, piety, fidelity, say, “But cording to the laws of optics. — Masdeu, let no worship ever be paid to any vice."vol. 1, p. 93, N.
Hooke, vol. 2, p. 322. “ Thou art a blessed fellow to think as
“ MR. DARBY.—I might call him the reevery man thinks ; never a man's thought ligious printer. He goes to heaven with the in the world keeps the road way better than Anabaptists, but is a man of a general chathine."—Henry IV. part ii. act ii. sc. ii.
rity."-J. Dunton, p. 247.
· Whose wife was chaste as a picture The russetine, or brown russet, is called
cut in alabaster; whose son John was a buff-coat in Devonshire.
very beauty of a man, and a finished Chris
tian to boot, and for his daughter in Corn“ SELF-LOVE, my liege, is not so vile a sin
hill, she bore away the bell from all the As self-neglecting."
booksellers' wives in London."-Ibid. Henry V. act ii. sc. iv.
“ Duchess. Why should calamity be full " Io non l'intesi allor : ma or sì fisse
of words? Sue parole mi trovo ne la testa
Q. Eliz. Windy attorneys to their client Che mai più saldo in marmo non si scris
Poor breathing orators of miseries !
Let them have scope, though what they do Love and Petrarch plead, after listening to
impart them, concludes,
Help nothing else, yet do they ease the “ Piacemi aver vostre questione udite:
heart.” Richard III. act iv. sc. iv. Ma più tempo bisogna a tanta lite."
Ibid. p. 133. “ HUMPHREY hour"' calls upon every one.
Richard the Third, act iv. sc. iv. Some who appeal to posterity may be told,
!. This, I suspect, has reference to dining “ Che così lange
with “ Duke Humphrey,”_
-a well known ex.
pression ;- but not, as far as I remember, to be Di poca fiamma gran luce non viene.”
found in Shakspeare, unless in this passage. Ibid. p. 158.
J. W. W.
" What need'st thou run so many miles
** All that's good in nature, ought about,
To be communicable." When thou may'st tell thy tale the nearest
SHIRLEY, vol. 2, p. 314. Ibid.
“ – tel que je n'ose m'esmanciper de le “ WORLDLY men
vous dire.”—Chev. DU SOLEIL, tom. 4, p.17. Have, miserable, mad, mistaking eyes." Titus Andronicus, act v. sc. ii. DIOSCORIDES incidentally mentions an art
by which the Greeks could change blue eyes “'Tis a mortifying circumstance, that when into black ones.—Monthly Review, vol. 32, a man has outlived his follies, he cannot pro
462. cure them Christian burial.”—Monthly Review, vol. 24, p. 276.
Ποι βω; πή στω; τί λέγω; τί δε μή ;
EURIPIDES, Alcestis, v. 880. “What subject can be found that lies not fair for me?" — DRAYTON, Song 20, p. “ It is said of the late Lord Orrery, that 453.
he used sometimes to amuse himself with
writing love letters, in some inferior cha** En vérité l'espérance vaut à peu près racter, to his kitchen maids, desiring their la réalité pour la plupart des hommes ; je
answers to be left at certain places, from ne sais pas même si elle ne vaut pas mieux.
whence they were probably conveyed to C'est un bien qui ne s'use jamais, au lieu him."— Monthly Review, vol. 35, p. 314. que ce qu'on possede perd bientôt de son prix."-Supplement Historique à l'Etat No
“ A VERY unedifying stuffage of mind." minatif du Pension, p. 3. Anonymous.
" CETTE prudence végétative qui sied si
Kinds of knowledge, “which ignorance bien à qui connôit les hommes et les choses.” will never be the better for, and which wis-Ibid. p. 10.
dom does not need.”—Ibid. In a winter piece published A. D. 1763, in MATERIALS which are a folio pamphlet, where it is time, by na
* Con cierto desconcierto concertadas." ture's decree, for Hyems to retreat :
Fuente Desseada, p. 160. “ Eurus and Boreas turn their tails and fly, And bear him backward down the nortbern
MASONRY the Turnpike-road to Happisky."
ness in this Life, and Eternal Happiness Monthly Review, vol. 28, p. 161.
hereafter, 1s. A. D. 1768.
“ If what is here said be true, what occaMedea's complaint that there is no touch
sion have we for the Christian religion. stone for men.-vy. 516-19.
Would it not be right for us all to turn Writers upon unfathomable mysteries
Free Masons ?"— Monthly Review, vol. 38, and questions : Ουδ' αν τρέσας είπoιμι τους σοφους βροτών
Among the Flemings, guardians over the Δοκούνται είναι, και μεριμνητας λόγων ;
persons and estates of prodigal persons, as Τούτους μεγίστην μωρίαν όφλισκανειν. .
well as lunatics.-Ibid. vol. 40, p. 43. Medea, 1222-4,
: With the variation only of one verse, Euri. Ibid. v. 1382. Events disposed of by the pides thus concludes his Alcestis, Andromache, gods, contrary to the expectations of men.? Bacchæ, Helen, and Medea.--J.W.W.
" You've put a question, would afflict an Ibid. vol. 53, p. 218. WELL said, that oracle
egotisms in writing are not improved by To understand and answer."
converting them into nostracisms.
po“But take heed, Sir, how you proceed to litics of the day are not properly adapted jest
either to the pulpit or the stage.” Not to With frailty, lest too much disordering the stage certainly, bụt as certainly they Your good thoughts, you forget, and by are to the pulpit.
degrees Lose your own innocence."
ANTI-SEGANUS Scott has these lines in Ibid. Gamester, vol. 3, p. 187. a poem on the art of Rising in the Church:
“ Thus straws and feathers easily will fly, “ Black sin doth scatter
And the light scale is sure to mount on high; Her seed betimes, and every ground is Then air-blown bubbles by each breath are fruitful." Ibid. Example, p. 292.
And wind will take the chaff, that leaves “ Be wisc ;
the corn." CRADOCK, vol. 4, p. 274. Your vessel may be rigg'd, and trimm'd, and launch'd
“ The gayest place of resort is still enInto a calmer sea, and return fraught
livened by the presence of a friend; and a With lawful prize hereafter.”
friend does not diminish the tranquillity of Ibid. p. 413, Opportunity.
retirement.” Mrs. MONTAGUE.— BEATTIE,
vol. 1, p. 278.
" the human mind is liable to bridge, 1829. What next ?
strange starts if it has not been in early and
good training."-Ibid. vol. 1, p. 370. RowLAND Jones, Esq. made a dictionary of more than 200 full octavo pages in his BEATTIE says, “I have known a staunch Circles of Games, and resolved every word Presbyterian, who was always a Roman Cainto spring-water. “ This writer's disorder tholic in his liquor.”—Life, vol. 1, p. 407. is certainly not a hydrophobia.”—Monthly Review, vol. 45, p. 155.
“ Il court un manuscrit dans le monde
d'un volume assez considerable, que a pour How you may hear a triangle.— Ibid. p. titre, la Religion, tragi-comedie en cinq actes 537.
et en prose, soidisant, traduite de l'Anglois
de M. R. pas M.J.M. A. D. 1764. Dans LORD LYTTELTON was at Paris when a ce prétendu drame sont personnifiés la Redauphin was born (Louis the Sixteenth, I ligion, la Fanatisme, la Cruauté, l'Imbésuppose). “The natural gaiety of the nation cillite, la Crédulité, la Philosophie, &c. : is so improved upon this occasion, that they et l'on met en action ces êtres moraux avec are all stark mad with joy, and do nothing aussi peu d'esprit que de bon sens. but sing and dance about the streets by d'autant moins dangereux, qu'il n'a point hundreds and by thousands. The expres- le charme séducteur d'une diction élégante." sions of their joy are admirable. One -BACHAUMONT, Men. Sec. vol. 2, p. 78. fellow gives notice to the public that he designs to draw teeth for a week together upon
ADAM Smitu told Boswell that he was the Pont Neuf gratis.-Ibid. vol. 51, p. 444. happily possessed of a faculty of man.