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- A COUNSELLOR at law once asked me," QUÆDAM enim ignorantibus ægris cusays HUARTE, “what the cause might be, that randa sunt; caussa multis moriendi fuit, in the affairs where he was well paid, many morbum suum nosse.” — SENEC. de brev. cases and points of learning came to his vitæ, $ xviii. vol. 1, p. 312. memory; but with such as yielded not to his travail what was due, it seemed that all HENRY VIII. a quack.-Ellis's Original his knowledge was shrunk out of his brain." | Letters, vol. 1, p. 287. Whom I answ

swered, “ that matters of interest appertained to the wrathful faculty,

Vices and diseases.—BISHOP REYNOLDS, which maketh its residence in the heart, and vol. 3, p. 299-302. if the same receive not contentment, it doth not willingly send forth the vital spirits, by Carduus Benedictus and mare's milk were

“I think it be troubled with the worms: whose light the figures which rest in the

the only thing in the world for't."— Knight memory may be discerned : but when that findeth satisfaction, it cheerfully affordeth of the Burning Pestle. natural heat, where through the reasonable

Musical medicine. See a treatise by soul obtaineth sufficient clearness to see

CASPAR LÆSCHERUS. “Dissertatio historico whatsoever is written in the head."

theologica de Saüle per musicam curato." " A VESSEL lying at Gainsborough some

Wittemberg. 1688. time ago had on board a sheep, which was become a good sailor, would eat beef, pork, The kind which goes out only by fasting

Question of possession. A diseased will. and biscuit with the crew; made no scruple


prayer. at mutton, and took the water like a dog." -Naval Chronicle, vol. 26, p. 385.

PARALLEL between a legislator and a phy“ On the 17th of November, 1807, dur

sician.-PASQUIER, vol. 2, p. 326. ing an inundation of the Rhone, a beaver

"AFTER I've beat thee into one main bruist, was killed in the island of La Barthalasse,

(bruise) opposite Avignon. M. Costaing has given a

And made thee spend thy state in rotten very particular description of the animal,

apples."—BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, and among other things, remarks that the

Love's Pilgrimage, act iii. sc. 3. fourth toe of each hind paw has a double nail, the parts of which close on each other,

“ There is nothing that can cure the so as to form a sharp and cutting beak,

king's evil but a prince.”—EUPHUES. opening and shutting like that of a bird of prey.”—Panorama, vol. 6, p. 979.

History of the three Welsh physicians. ASCLEPIADES the first physician who pre

-Cambro Briton, vol. 2, p. 313-15.

Laws for the chief physician. Ibid. p. scribed wine, and allowed his patients cold

396. water."-BAYLE. “ Utilitatem vini æquari vix deorum potentiâ pronuntiavit."-PLINY,


MALCOLM's xxiii. & 1.

London, vol. 2, p. 381. PIERRE Briscot, a French physician of

1 The reader may see some very curious rethe sixteenth century, was the first who per- marks in the celebrated John Smith's Discourse ceived that the Arabians had corrupted the of Prophecy, on the words, “ Bring me a minscience of medicine; and who endeavoured strel,” i Kings, iii. 15, p. 264. to bring it back to the precepts of Hippo-jectured, -- but both the folios have bruist

, and

Dyce has edited bruise, as Southey con. crates and Galen.-BAYLE, vol. 4, p. 143. probably it is right.-J. W.W.

Why a physician should be chearful.- duces death by attrition, and that therefore Euphues his England, Q. e.

the way to preserve life is to retard pulsa

tion.-- Croker's Boswell, vol. 3, p. 398. AUGSBURG. Dr. Hahnemann believes that the miasma of the cholera proceeds Ancillon, whose fine library was pillaged from very small insects, which escape

from by the priests after the revocation of the the eye, and fasten themselves to the hairs of edict of Nantes, bought always the handthe head, the skin, and the clothes. The somest editions he could get. 6 Il disoit vapour of camphor being fatal to these in- qu'il est certain que moins les yeux ont de sects as well as others, Dr. Hahnemann pre- peine à lire un ouvrage, plus l'esprit a de scribes a spoonful of camphor dissolved in liberté pour en juger. Que comme on y spirits of wine, and mixed with warm water, voit plus clair, et qu'on en remarque mieux every minute.(?) Rub the body with cam- les grâces et les défauts lorsqu'il est imprimé, phor, put on a camphorated garment, and que lorsqu'il est écrit à la main, on y voit fumigate the room with camphor; and then, aussi plus clair quand il est imprimé en beau if the disease is produced by these invisible caractère, et sur du beau papier, que quand insects, and his theory is right, the patient il l'est sur du vilain, et en mauvais caracinfallibly recovers! — Times, July 17, 1831. tères."-BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 70.

Ancillon used to say, “On trouve dans BURLEIGH's gout.-Ellis, vol. 3, p. 35. certains auteurs negligés, des choses singu

lières qu'on ne trouve point ailleurs: et ne “Die of the jaundice, yet have the cure fût-ce que du style, on y trouve toujours about you ; lice, large lice,' begot of your quelque chose à prendre.”—Ibid. p. 72. own dust and the heat of the brick kilns."- Waiting for second editions.-Ibid. And BEAUMONT and FLETCHER's Thierry and

value of first. Theod., act v. sc. 1.

MARC ANTONY's daughter, Antonia, had “ Ort taking physic makes a man very a pet fish (muræna), and adorned it with patient.” — B. Jonson, Every Man in his ear-rings; so odd a fancy, that many perHumour, vol. 1, p. 23.

sons went to see it. Where did the lamprey

wear his ear-rings ?-PLINY, vol. 9, c. 55. SIMPLE remedies.-Eras. Adag. p. 121. BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 145.

MEDECIN d'eau douce sometimes the safest BALDUS, when he was asked why laws practitioner.

were so often contradictory, used to say,

“ quod intellectus, qui ratiocinatur, non HIPPOCRATES says, “Ocióv ti ésivév to semper sit idem, sed varius.”—BAYLE, vol. νοσήσι, μάλιστα δε των γυναικών."-άα- | 3, p. 53. rasse. Doc. Cur. p. 696.

Cardinal Mazarin said, que les plus

habiles gens étaient comme les victimes ; DAIMONIAN diseases. The devil is in them qui, pour si exactement qu'elles eussent été but too often.

choisies, avaient toujours quelque chose de

mauvais, quand on en examinait les enSır EDWARD BARRY (Dr.), author of the trailles.”—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 58. book on wines, thought that pulsation pro

A BASE opinion of P. Rapin in the same ! Mr. Dyce quotes SCHRODER's Hist. of Ani. mals as they are useful in Physick_" They are

page : “Que souvent la réputation ne vient swallowed of country people against the jaun point tant aux héros par l'adresse qu'ils ont dice.” P. 154, 1659.-J. W.W.

de faire voir leurs belles qualités, que par


6 fort en

celle qu'ils ont de cacher les mauvaises, et as long as they are slaves to the bull. And de ne se pas laisser pénétrer."

these heard of the whore of the hills, who

had a herd of bulls, and how she milked HERMOLAUS BARBUONI raised the devil, them, and obtains exceeding great riches by that he might learn from him the meaning this milk; and they believed in the whore of Aristotle's word, évtedexeía, which is of the hills, for her bulls were token to rendered perfectihabia.


Pahat begat Balunder, and Balunder be“BELZEBUL, maître mouche," said M. gat Boddarajon, and Boddarajon begat Matras to a devil of this name,

Phun, and Phun begat Ryhot, and Ryhot nemi des Huguenots," who threatened to begat Merdar, and his brothers Doal and strike him, “Belzebul, maître mouche, si Dorel, and Myrrhdur. vous vous jouez à moi, je vous battrai en The whore of the hills, and yet a pure diable ;” and taking a stick, he frightened virgin, and the bread which she did eat was this devil, who beat every body else.”— mutton. BAYLE, vol. 3, p. 208.

Therefore they scorned their own bull

for her, because he gave no milk, and they Some of those remembrances which used turned unto the whore of the hills, and beto be our gala thoughts go into mourning, lieved in her, that she was a pure virgin, as the friends of our youth drop off; and and that the bread was mutton, and whatwhenever we lose one whom we dearly love, ever she commanded them to do, this did a.part of our own existence mortifies. they, and they worshipped her herd of bulls.

The daughters of Pahat were Truhust, DALETH occurs in the Scriptures 32,530 and Phort-hin, and Undurs-tand-din, and times.

Cheef, who was his favourite child, and he

called them all Mig, which was the title and Initial chapter. Dispute when the new honour that he gave them. century began. Pye's Carmen Sæculare. Di. He said by the power he would make his luvian world, and what happened therein. people to see also. The creation of the pig, and Noah's son, are

Corn and oil and wine for her bulls, yea, told by Eulia. Also the history of Eve's silks also, and cloth of gold and of silver ; second fall, the forbidden potatoe, and her and silver and gold also, and precious stones. son Mirphi.

And she made a brazen bull, and did heat She brought forth a son, and she called it with fire, and put there all those who dehis name the Great O, query in Hebrew ?

nied that she was a pure virgin. And the great O begat Kainor, and Neehil, and Mairah, and his brethren; and Kai- Noah left ten volumes. nor begat Faelim, and Faelim begat Thadi, Some say he made the circumnavigation and Thadi begat Mahoc, and Mahoc begat in the ark. Mirphi, and Mirphi begat Mahoone, and Mahoone begat Patteric, who is Pahat, and Pahar's lamentation for having forgotten in her days was the deluge.

the wet fire' which Mirfi had made. Noah Balunder would imitate Jeroboam, and cannot let him in, because of the mischief so he set up a calf, but it was a live one, and

he would do. He admits this, “ I dare say a bull calf, and all the people when he grew

I should set the beasts a fighting." He up, worshipped the bull. Jupiter, Lavir, they kill his bull, and make a feast and eat

I There is a most humorous letter of Souit: his curse that the bull shall be in their

they’s made up from this rigmarole, - which,

no doubt, some day or another will be printed. | mouths, and that the curse shall continue -J. W. W.

begs Noah to roast some of his roots for The ague. Fear often cures it in the him. And he tried to cut a hole in the country where wise physicians practice. – bottom of the ark, that he may creep and NABBE's Microcosmus, O. P. ix. p. 129. surprize the old fellow; but in the attempt he brakes his knife. “If it be the Lord's SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE. Necessity of a pleasure to save thee thou wilt be saved, state physician. Body politic. Constituand this verily I hope for there is much tion. “ Mens sana in corpore sano." How good in thee, and had it not been for the often might a kingdom be saved by helleforbidden root, among all the generations bore ? Bile corroborants.-See p. 56. of Adam none would have excelled that."

Evlias's, “my compliments to you." A Causes and consequences.-Actions more chapter upon the proper understanding beprolific than herrings or insects.

tween author and reader, and the courtesy Advice to princes who will read this opus. due from one to the other.

Reward asked for the pleasure they derive.

Oom maunee paimee oom.

.-TIBET. Conjectures guard the author.

" AQUINAS was once asked with what Sly the any churchman, and Sophist the compendium a man might best become true churchman, and Smooth the all church- learned ? He answered, “By reading of one man, and Sour the no churchman, — and book,'—meaning that an understanding enSavage the no king man, and Stiff the high tertained with several objects is intent upon churchman,and Supple the moderate church- neither, and profits not.”—J. TAYLOR. man, and Sneak the low churchman.

The title-page must turn over, for the Dove's foot is another name for gera- sake of the long mottos. nium. Something should be said of dove-tailing. THERE are hindermates as well as help

mates in marriage. Nomancy, or onomatoncy. 'Ovouarrela ? Thus an even number of vowels in the name Hall says that Henry VII.“ signified an imperfection in the left side of farre in the Frenche Kynges brest as hys

An odd number indicated it in the physicion did in his uryne." right.

Ways and means. The body of Moses, according to the Rabbis, was so pure and holy, that no fly DANIEL DANCER warming the stewed dared to settle on it. — MICHAELIS, vol. 4, trout by putting it under him in bed.



a man.

p. 385.

Every man his own fulling mill in Iceland.-HORREBOW.

December 29, 1819. SERIOUSLY proposes hay tea as a beverage for the fasting and evening refection, as much superior to the dry leaves of China, as gold or silver are superior to copper and lead.

" The Hebrew, then, appears to be the most ancient of all the languages in the world; at least it is so with regard to us, who know of no older.

" Some learned men have asserted it to be the language spoken by Adam in Paradise; and that the saints will speak it in

The skin is wise, and the stomach is wise, and the heart is wise. The head is generally the most foolish part.

heaven; alleging that it is so concise, and yet They estimate distances in Holstein by so significant, so pathetic, and yet so free pipes of tobacco. To such a place it is two from levity or bombast, as of all languages pipes, or a pipe and a half. The barrister to approach nearest to that of spirits, who who made a speech at Kendal forty miles need no words for conveying their ideas to long. each other."

A Scotch laird and his tail. Suns and Some Frenchman has written upon the stinkards of the Natches. Limb of a dog Chimie du gout et de l'odorat, and illus- in Ceylon. Criados. trated it with plates.

SEPHER Aothiioth. Liber literarum. A “ As 'tis in nature with those loving hus

mystical application of the alphabet. bands

There is another MS. with the same title, That sympathize their wives' pains, and which poetically describes a contest for sutheir throes,

premacy among the letters. When they are breeding; and 'tis usual too,

ELDAD HADDANI, i. e. Danita de Tribu We have it by experience."

Beaumont and FLETCHER, Wife
for a Month, act iii. sc. 1.

How the tribe of Dan forsook Jeroboam

and retired into Ethiopia.-BERTOLACCI, Fred. TAUBMAN published Columbæ Poe

vol. 1, p. 108. ticæ, 1594.

Some of them in Paris. Effect of tea in promoting scandal. In what a different temper must the old maids

In the days of the Messiah the Jewish and Mrs. Candours of old have talked over

women are to lie in every day. their strong beer.

In a late number of an Edinburgh meNovalis.

dical periodical, a case is given of a young " Philosophy is properly home sickness; gentleman about thirteen years old, who -the wish to be every where at home.

had been affected with constant sneezing “ We are near awakening when we dream

for three weeks; at first in rather violent that we dream.

paroxysms with intervals of many minutes, “ Every beloved object is the centre of but afterwards occurring from three to sis a paradise.”—Foreign Review, vii.

times every minute, each occasioning a slight

degree of bodily agitation, and accompanied ERASMUS says,

“ nihil fere tam fædum with a forcible expulsion of air between the quod non aliquando niteat ætate." — Adag. nearly closed teeth, producing the sound 148.

“tchee." He had been taking considerable

quantities of magnesia on account of conHis notions of cookery. The Escurial stant acidity of stomach. The sneezing was worthily built in form of a gridiron. always suspended during sleep, but recom

menced immediately on waking, as he someThe Gorgon's eye.

times seemed to awake sneezing. He was

cured by blisters, purging, injecting olive Advantage of reticules.- Col. M‘Don-oil into the nostrils, followed by carbonate of nel's widow, coming from Lisbon, as she iron and gradual exposure to the cold air. stepped from the packet into the boat, in her trepidation dropped one into the sea, HUMANITY made him sometimes doubt containing one hundred six-mil-fours. whether those men really had souls, who for

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