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Were paths of pleasantness, and in that hour Epitaph by Bellay.

When all the perishable joys of earth "Quas potius decuit nostro te inferre sepul- Desert the desolate heart, he had the hope, chro

The sure and certain hope, of joy in heaven.” Petronilla, tibi spargimus has lacrimas. Spargimus has lacrimas, mesti monumenta parentis,

Epitaph. Et tibi pro thalamo sternimus hunc tumulum.

“The tenant of this grave was one who Sperabam genitor tædas præferre jugales,

lived Et titulo patris jungere nomen avi. Remembering God, and in the hour of death Heu gener est Orcus, quique, O dulcissima, Faith was his comforter. O you who read,

Remember your Creator and your Judge, Se sperabat avum, desinit esse pater."

And live in fear that you may die in hope.” JOACHIMI BELLAI.

R. S.

Lambs-Conduit Street,

January 1, 1798. “ I WEEP upon thy grave—thy grave, my

child! Who should’st have wept on mine! we deck

A bad Action of Henry the Fourth. thy tomb,

1599. “In the country of Mayne was This ! for the bridal bed! Thy parents seen a peasant named Francis Trouillu, aged thought

thirty-five years, who had a horn growing To see thy marriage day; thy father hoped upon his head, which began to appear

when From thee the grandsire's name.

he was but seven years old. It was shaped child,

almost like that of a ram, only the wreathDeath has espoused thee now; and he who ings were not spiral but strait, and the end hoped,

bowed inwards towards the cranium. The Mary! O dearest yet! the grandsire's name fore part of his head was bald, his beard red, From thee, has ceas'd to be a father now." and in tufts, such as painters bestow upon

R. S. satyrs. He retired to the woods to hide this

monstrous deformity, and wrought in the Greek Epitaph translated.

coal pits. The Mareschal de Laverdin going

one day a hunting, his servants spying this “ BENEATH in holy sleep Nicander lies, fellow, who fled, ran after him, and he not O traveller! say not that the good man dies.”

uncovering himself to salute their master, I have translated this from memory, and they tore off his cap, and so discovered his believe the name is changed.? January 14,

horn. The M. sent him to the King, who 1798.

bestowed him upon somebody that made

money by shewing him to the people. This Epitaph.

poor fellow took it so much to heart to be

thus bear-led about, and his shame exposed “The quiet virtues of domestic life

to the laughter and censures of all the world, Were his who lies below; therefore his paths

that he soon after died."-MEZERAY. Hen| The original, ascribed to Callimachus is as follows, Τηδε Σάων ο Δίκωνος, Ακάνθιος, ιερον ύπνον κοιμάται: θνήσκειν μή λέγε τις αγαθούς.

J. W. W.

Alas, my

ry IV.

doores, gird themselves about with the windPhilip Augustus reconciled to his Queen.

ing sheet that they purpose to be buried in, “Philip Augustus had put away his wife to shew themselves mindful of their morGelberge, sister to the King of Denmark, talitie. Such of them as are at any time and in her place married Mary, the daugh- condemned to die, are sowed within a sack, ter of the Duke of Moravia. The King of and flung from a rock into the sea.”—A Denmark pursued vehemently in the court | Prospect of the most famous Parts of the of Rome, for the honour of his sister thus World. 1646. rejected. Philip, not able to avoid the decision of the cause, and yet resolute not to receive Gelberge, prepares his advocates to

Half-christened Irish. show the reasons which had moved him to

“In some corners of Connaught, the peoput her away. The cause was to be pleaded before the Pope's legate in the great hall of ple leave the right armes of their infants the Bishop's palace at Paris ; thither they end that at any time afterwards, they might

male unchristened (as they terme it) to the run of all sides. In this great and solemn assembly, Philip's advocates pleaded won

give a more deadly and ungracious blow derfully well for him against his wife, but

when they strike; which things doe not no man appeared for her. As the cryer

onely show how palpably they are carried had demanded three times if there were any intimate how full their hearts be of invete

away by traditious obscurities, but do also one to speak for Gelberge, and that silence should be held for a consent, behold a young

rate revenge.”—Ibid. man unknowne steps forth of the press, and demanded audience. It was granted him with great attention. King Philip assenting,

Cypresses. every man's ears were open to hear this “The duration of the cypress is equalled advocate, but especially Philip's, who was only by that of the oak; they are seldom touched and ravished with the free and plain seen in forests. In cemeteries and the endiscourse of truth which he heard from the virons of palaces, six feet is a circumference mouth of this new advocate, so as they might not uncommon, with a height proportioned perceive him to change countenance. After

to a pyramidal shape.”—DALLAway's Trathis young man had ended his discourse, he vels. returns into the press again, and was never seen more, neither could they learn what he was, who had sent him, nor whence he

Turkish Fountains. The judges were amazed, and the “The frequent fountains, all built by usecause was remitted to the council. Philip, ful piety, are placed at certain distances, and without any stay in court, goes to horse, and measure plains which seem to widen as we rides presently to Bois de Vincennes, whither advance. In those situations, if not pictuhe bad confined Gelberge; having embraced resque, they are characteristic, and highly her he receives her into favour, and passed so, when connected with the shade of an the rest of his days with her in nuptial love." umbrageous plane tree. It was interesting -De Serres. Philip II. 1193. Pontanus to pass one of these at mid-day, and to recalls her Ingeburga.

mark the devout Mussulman, after his ablutions, prostrating himself on his carpet,

and repeating in a still voice those addresses Custom on the Isle of Man.

to the Deity which are prescribed by his “ The women of this countrie, (Isle of prophet.”—Ibid. Man,) whensoever they goe out of their


Condensation of vapour over the waters. Enchantment of Irish Coward.

Not a bud visible on the mulberry tree. “ At their first onset the wilde Irish ut- April 22. tered the word Pharroh with great acclamation, and he that did not was taken into the ayre and carryed into the vale of Kerry,

Irish Coward. where transformed (as they did beleeve) he

“Some of the wilde Irish perswade themremained untill he was hunted with hounds selves, that he who in the barbarous acclafrom thence to his home."- Quære 1

mation and outcry of the souldiers, which they use with great forcing and straining of

their voyces, when they joyne battell, doth Images.

not showte and make a noise as the rest doe, Feb. 16. The earliest buds on the elm, is suddenly caught from the ground, and giving a reddishness to the boughs. carried as it were flying in the ayre, into

Feb. 26. The beech preserves its leaves. some desert vallies, where he feedeth upon

The motion of the river reflected upon grasse, drinketh water, hath some use of the arch of the bridge, rolling in waves of reason, but not of speech, is ignorant of checquered light.

the present condition he stands in, whether Feb. 28. Withey bed red.

good or bad, yet at length shall be brought We think the mists of the morning hide to his own home, being caught with the some beauty from us. At night we dread helpe of hounds and hunters.”—Quære ? the precipices that they may conceal. Such is the difference between youth and age ! The flame in passing through brass bars

Mule Monsters. becomes green. March 3. Bright green of the ivy. Dark

" AFRICA every year produceth some appearance of the yew trees in the wood. strange creature before not heard of, per

Ruined dwelling house, why more melan- adventure not extant. For so Pliny thinks, choly than the ruins of the castle, convent,

that for want of water, creatures of all kindes and palace.

at sometimes of the yeere gather to those Clattering of the ivy leaves against the few rivers that are to quench their thirst ;

and then the males promiscuously enforcing tree trunk. A church seen at night—its solemn mas

the females of every species which comes siness.

next him, produceth this variety of forms, The buds of the elder

and would be a grace to Africa, were it not so in circular

appear tufts.

full of danger to the inhabitants, which, as Whiteness of a shower swept by the

Salust reports, die more by beasts than by

diseases."- Quære? wind.

Large buds of the horse chesnut terminating each branch. April 19. White blossoms of the thorn

Apparition of Offa. like snow, without one green bud.

“Not farre from Bedford soinetime stood

a chappell upon the banke of Ouse, wherein ' I suppose these extracts to be taken from (as Florilegus affirmeth) the body of Offa, the book above quoted, A Prospect, &c. but I the great Mercian King, was interred, but have not the means of verifying the Quare's. by the overswelling of that river was borne In a note to Joan of Arc, SOUTHEY tells us the

downe, and swallowed up; whose tombe of first part of the book wants a title. It was printed for William Humble, in Pope's Head lead (as it were some phantasticall thing) Place, 1646.-J. W. W.

appeared often to them that seeke it not;


but to them that seeke it (saith Rosse) it is there is heard above a sound of cymbals, invisible."- Quære?

for the wind being driven backe from his hole, is forced to make a loud sound at her

vent."- Quære? Streams of Glamorganshire. “ GLAMORGANSHIRE — upon whose hills

Mysterious Inscription. you may behold whole herds of cattle feeding, and from whose rocks most cleare

“ UPON the same shore, on the top of a springing waters thorow the vallies trick- hill called Minyd-Margan, is erected a moling, which sportingly doe

with a most

nument inscribed with a strange character, pleasant sound, and did not a little revive and as strange a conceit held thereof by the my wearied spirits among those vast moun

by-dwellers whose opinions are possessed tains; whose infancie at first admitted an

that if any man reade the same he shall easie step over, but growne unto strength shortly after die.”—Quære ? more boldly forbade me such passage, and with a more sterne countenance held on their journey unto the British seas. Tave Welsh Town destroyed by Lightning, and among these is accounted for a chief.”.

Welsh Floating Island. Quære?

“ Just over against the river Conway,

where it issueth into the sea, there someStrange Cavern.

times stood an ancient city named Digan

which “ But things of strange note are these, by lightning, and so made utterly desolate.

many years agoe was consumed by the report of Giraldus, who affirmeth, that in a rock or cliff upon the sea side and Touching those two other miracles

, famoused Iland Barry, lying near the S. E. point of by Giraldus and Gervasius, that on these this countie, is heard out of a little chinke high hills there are two pooles called the the noise as it were of smithes at their Meares, the one of which produceth great

store of fish, but all having onely one eye; worke, one whiles the blowing of bellowes

and in the other there is a moveable iland, to increase the heat, then the stroakes of the which as soon as a man treadeth thereon, it hammer, and sound of the anvile; sometimes the noise of the grindstone in grinding the Welsh are said to have often scaped and

forthwith floateth a great way off, whereby of iron tooles, then the hissing sparks of deluded their enemies assailing them; these steel-gads, as they flie from their beating, matters are out of my creed, and yet I with the puffing noise of flames in a fur

thinke the reader would rather beleeve them, nace."

Whether this is the place whereof than to goe to see whether they he so or Clemens Alexandrinus speaketh, I deter

no."-Quære? mine not, where in his writings he hath these words, “ they that have recorded histories (saith he) doe say that in the Ile of

Noah's Ark. Britaine, there is a certaine hole or cave

“ On Mount Ararat (called Lubar, or the under the bottome of an hill, and on the top thereof a gaping chink, into the which descending place) is an abbey of St. Grewhen the winde is gathered and tossed to gorie's monks. These monkes, if

any and fro in the wombe or concavitie thereof,

beleeve them, say that there remaineth yet

some part of the arke, kept by angels ; 1" And with a gad of steel will write these which, if any seeke to ascend, carrie them words." Tit. Andron, iv, 1. See NARES' Gloss.

backe as farre in the night, as they have in v.-J. W. W.

climbed in the day.”—PURCHAS.

list to



“Magne pater Divum, sævos punire Tyran“ Hunc ferus Æetes, Scythiam Phasinque rigentem

[vina Haud aliâ ratione velis, cum dira libido Qui colit, heu magni Solis pudor! hospita

Moverit ingenium ferventi tincta veneno, Inter, et attonitæ mactat sollemnia mensæ,

Virtutem videant, intabescantq; relictâ. Nil nostri divumque memor."

Anne magis Siculi gemuerunt æra juvenci, V. Flaccus. I. 43. Et magis auratis pendens laquearibus ensis This is sublime pride, but not in character. Purpureas subter cervices terruit, ` Imus,

Imus præcipites,' quam si sibi dicat, et intus “ Tu sola animos mentemque peruris Palleat infelix, quod proxima nesciat uxor.” Gloria! te viridem videt immunemq; senecta

PERSIUS. III. 35, &c. Phasidis in ripa stantem, juvenesq; vocantem.” Ibid. v. 77. “ Quin damus id superis, de magnâ quod

dare lance “ ITE viri mecum ; dubiisq; evincite rebus

Non possit magni Messalæ lippa propago: Quæ meminisse juvet, nostrisq; nepotibus Compositum jus fasque animo, sanctosq; reinstent.

Ibid. v 248.
“ Te parvus lituos et bella loquentem

Mentis, et incoctum generoso pectus honesto, Miretur, sub te puerilia tela magistro

Hæc cedo ut admoveam templis, et farre Venator ferat, et nostram festinet ad has


Ibid. II. 71, &c. tam."

Ibid. y. 268.


“ AGNOSCIT Acastum Horrentem jaculis, et parmæ luce coruscum.”

Ibid. v. 486.
In the tempest.
Magnanimus spectat pharetras et inutile

robur Amphitryoniades."

Ibid. v. 635. “Sed cæli patiens, cum prima per altum Veladedit, potuiquæ tantum ferre dolorem."

Ibid. v. 765.

Suicide of the Spanish Tyrannicide. “Lucio Pison, Pretor de la España Citerior, con imposiciones nuevas, y muy graves, que inventò, alborotò los animos de los naturales, de suerte, que se conjuraron y her-. manaron contra el. Llegò el negocio a que un labrador Termestino en aquellos campos le dio la muerte. Quiso salvarse despues de tan gran hazaña; pero fue descubierto por el cavallo que dexò cansado; hallado y puesto a question de tormento, no pudieron hazer que se descubriesse los compañeros de aquella conjuracion, dado que no negava tenerlos. Y sin embargo, por rezelarse que la fuerça del dolor no le hiziesse blandear, el dia siguiente, sacado para de nuevo atormentarle, se escapo entre las manos a los que le llevavan, y con la cabeça dio en una peña tan gran golpe, que rindio el alma. Tanto pudo en un rustico la fee del secreto, y la amistad. Esto sucedio en Espana el año veinte y seis de Christo."— MARIANA.

“ Vivio hasta la postrera edad, en que muy viejo troco la vida con la muerte. Fallecio el cuerpo, pero su fama ha durado, y durara por todos los años, y siglos."— Ma


“ Jam ceperat Tarantarare cornicen, baubant canes, Nemora rebaubant, territi sudant suis Lepores in antris, in suis vulpeculæ Dolo refertos codices volvunt suos, Asperginemq; concoquunt suam vafræ; Sed apri, sed atri dentibus vacant lupi, Vacant parandis in canina vulnera."


Spaniard swallowed up like Amphiaraus.

“El enemigo (Almançor, Capitan de Abderrahman Rey de Cordova) tenia sus reales

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