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“ The ancients used to plant betony in
6 TRUE is it that divinest Sydney sung, church-yards, because it was held to be an O he is marr'd that is for others made." holy herb and good against fearful visions,
Nash. SUMMER's Last Will, did secure such places it grew in, and sanc
Old Plays, vol ix. p. 19, tified those that carried it about them.”— Ibid. p. 721.
TIMOTHY Bright is said to have been
the inventor of short hand.-Old Plays, p. Burton, p. 723, recommends his patients 9, N. 35. to the advice of good physicians and divines, which Navarrus calls “ contraventio Love," in a word the Spanish inquisiscrupulorum,”—men, whose words are as tion is not comparable to it."—Burton, p. flagons of wine.
6 FISMENUS non nasatus was, That continence came to him.
Upon a wager that his friends had laid, “Así hermoso, y de alegre luz vestido,
Hired to live in a privy a whole year." Que solo la pudiera ver dormido."
Nash. SUMMER's Last Will, p. 61, BABBUENA, tom. 2, p. 253.
Old Plays, ix. " Quo siempre los favores de fortuna,
“Bake Venus' doves in pies: drown Chloris' Crecen para menguar como la luna."
Cloe." ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, Ibid. tom. 1, p. 7.
Maid of Elvar, p. 133. Political music.—De Guignes, vol. 2,
“But on a round what wonder tho' things
roll, “Those vegetives And since within a circle, turn about ?". Whose souls die with them.”
LORD STERLINE, Julius Cæsar, MASSENGER, vol. iv. p. 476.
Sir J. Davies. “ Many are fortunate, but few are blest.” LORD STIRLING, p. 10.
EXCELLENCES of Swedish horses.-OLAUS'
Magnus, p. 665. “ I THINK the soul Hath by inheritance an heavenly power, “ Midnight visitors effectually destroyed Which some fore-knowledge gives of ill by C. Tiffin, bug-destroyer to his Majesty. and good,
He has made it his only study, and thus has But not the means to 'scape a fatal hour." succeeded in accomplishing that most de
Ibid. p. 17. sirable object, in which so many pretenders
fail. Orders executed with that attention “Not lip-sick-lover like, with words far which has secured the business to my fasought,
mily only, nearly 100 years."--Court JourWhose tongue was but an agent for his nal. July 7, 1832.
heart, Yet could not tell the tenth part that it
“Esso es lo que yo no sé thought." Ibid. p. 41.
Y saber quisiera."
CALDERON, Autos S. tom. 1, p. 8. GARASSE, Doct. Cur. p. 21, could have thought that some minds as well as bodies
" Ma non è cosa were made only to be laughed at.
Di si lieve momento
suspecting animal, would kill his neighbour Allegro insieme, ed innocente, e nuovo." if he were not afraid of the law.--Ibid.
Metastasio, Le Cinesi,
Black rats are tamed in Germany, and
a bell being put about their necks, they Coats of temperament, moral and phy- drive away other rats.—Ibid. siological armoury.-GWILLIM, p. 3.
“O Donna, BOARD of suicide.
Datemi aita, ed ambi duoi forami
Siatemi larga de l'orecchio vostre." DOMESDAY Book.–CADASTRE.
MAURO, Opere Burlesche,
tom. 1, p. 163. Names. Geo De Cusa; an Aaron and a Sharon. I have known a Hercules and a In Norway eagles dive into the sea, then Samson, a Job, a Shadrach, a Solomon, a roll in the sand, and afterwards destroy an Cupid, and a Psyche, no way connected ox by shaking the sand in his eyes, while with each other; (Cupid was a Carpenter), they attack him. a Damon, a Phillis, and a Cloe. A Julius, Sir R. Phil. Facts. Throwing dust in a Cæsar, and an Augustus.
eyes is indeed the way to destroy John Alexander every body knows.
DARWIN says that pigeons have an organ Brute Brown, Sir Fr. Drake's friend. in the stomach for secreting milk. “ Se 'l piè da l'orme mie non torcerete,
“All persons from convenience, economy Fia 'l cammin buono; e non vi farà mai
and feeling, ought to prefer metallic pens.”
TANSILLO, Il Podere, cap. 1.
The art of sailing, says this wiseacre, is
merely an imitation of the nautilus. Thus “De la memoria mai non vi se leve,
saying that there were some large species now extinct. He concludes that
man has Che nè poder nè altro che si cole, Comprar cupidamente unqua si deve.
exerted his power as the universal de
stroyer." Membratevi quest altre due parole,
Quando al vedere e al parteggiar voi siete
A SHOWER of crabs fell, with heavy rain,
in the summer of 1829, in the yard of the Ibid.
poor-house at Reigate, and were lively, DR. LETTSOM ascribed health and wealth weighing two ounces.- Ibid. to water, and happiness to small beer, and all diseases and crimes to the use of spirits: THERE is iron enough in the blood of making of the whole a moral thermometer. forty-two men to make a ploughshare weigh-SIR R. Ph. Facts.
ing about twenty-four pounds.—Ibid.
And brass enough in Mr. face. THE Abbé Galiani derives all crimes from And lead enough in Mr. brain. animal destruction ; thus treachery from angling and ensnaring, and murder from A chesnut tree at Tortworth planted (so hunting and shooting. He asserts that the said) A. D. 800, made a boundary in Steman who would kill a sheep, ox, or any un- phen's reign, 1135, and then called the great
chesnut tree ; bore in 1759 nuts which produced
The three gold-shoemakers of Britain.Cambro-Britan. vol. 2, p. 437-8.
Onion soup the best of all restoratives “ I have heard of a man, who having after fatigue.-Ibid.
given half of his estate to mend highways,
for the good of his country, said he would CONSTITUTIONS are perhaps as different willingly give the other half, that England
had never a ship, nor a merchant, nor a
dissenter belonging to it.”—Cato's Letters, " Music
vol. 1, p. 251. removeth cares, sadness ejects, Declineth anger, persuades clemency,
THERE was a mad monk at Heidelberg, Doth sweeten mirth, and heighten piety.
who was for knocking every man on the And is to a body, often, ill-inclined,
head that did not like Rhenish wine.-Ibid. No less a sovereign cure than to the mind." Ben Jonson, vol. 8, p. 238.
Drums and trumpets make men bold. " BEAUTY
And Marshal Biron, one of the bravest men That asks but to be censured by the eyes,
that ever lived, died like a coward for want And in those outward forms all fools are
of them.—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 278. wise."
Ibid. p. 283. COURT DE GEBELIN's Etymon of Etymo
Giles FLETCHER says that John Basilogy, vol. 3, p. 19, given in Cambro-Bri- lowitz sent to the city of Moscow to provide tan, vol. 1, p. 367.
for him a measure full of fleas, for a medi
cine. They answered that it was impossiChe fra noi vaglia a far la cose chiare, ble, and if they could get them, yet they Senza tanto stencarsi lo 'ntelletto."
could not measure them because of their Molza, Op. Burl. tom. 1, p. 317.
leaping out. Upon which he set a malct
upon the city of 7000 rubles.-Ibid. vol. 2, “E chi sa che 'l suo nome entro la Torre Di Babel non restasse impastojato,
" that when ConE là si stia, poich' altri nol soccorre ? Il qual perchè non fu poi ritrovato,
stantinople was taken by the Turk, the RoElla restò senza la propria voce,
mans said that all the destruction brought O fosse caso, o pur contrario fato." upon the Greeks by the barbarians, was but
Ibid. p. 312.
a judgment upon them for the destruction
of Troy."-Ibid. p. 326. “Ma se gli è antico, e se l'usar le genti
This if said, was said in jest.
" When we denominate a man mad, or Questo è bene un de' più profondi passi a fool, we mean only that he is more so than Che noi habbiamo ancora oggi tentato,
most other of his species, for all men at E non è mica da huomini bassi."
times have a mixture of both."-Ibid. vol. AGNOLO FIRENZUOLA, Op. Buri.
“ MADNESS too is undoubtedly to be “ Cu'a questi gran poeti dan le forme learned and acquired by habit and exercise, Da far sonetti petrarchevolmente." as well as covetousness, pride, ambition,
Mauro, Ibid. p. 223. love, desire of revenge, and other qualities,
4, p. 215.
all which carried beyond a certain degree, “He wore not the perriwig of other men's become madness."-Ibid.
Triana, or a threefold Romanza of Mari“MADNESS is a superabundance of vital ana, Paduana, Sabina, written by THOMAS spirits, which must burst their vessel, if FULLER, D.D. 1662. they do not overflow, or are let out by tapping; but which way soever they find their “ IL s'est trouvé des hommes, à qui la evacuation, they generally ferment first, and seule veuë de la médecine faisoit l'opéramake a terrible combustion within."-Ibid. tion.”—AMADIS, liv. xxiii. p. 66.
AFFECTIONS and dreams of dogs : “mais Wm. CHARLESLEY killed by Bow bell, tout cecy se peut rapporter à l'estroicte 13 April, 1604.—MALCOLM's London, vol. cousture, de l'esprit et du corps, s'entre2, p. 156.
communiquans leurs fortunes.”—Liv. xxij.
D'AMADIS, p. 66. A MOTHER and daughter both christened Britannia, are buried in Bow Church. The Sigus, former was daughter of Thomas Cole, Esq. “ Mudo idioma de los tristes and wife of Matthew Howard of Thorpe in Pues con el solo se entienden." Norfolk.- Ibid. p. 158.
CALDERON, El Magico Prodigioso. January 7th, 1771. “Mrs. THORPE, pew
“ ADOLESCENS fui olim, opener, and searcher of the parish of St. Solus mecum ibam, George the Martyr, aged 100 years and up
Tunc viis aberravi. wards, and her son, aged seventy, were found Ungr var ek fordum, dead together in the same room. The son Fór ek einn saman had never been separated from the mother Thá vard ek villr vega. from the day of his birth ;—and in death
Hava-Mál. Edda, vol. 3, p. 89. were not divided.”—Ibid.
Ibid. p. 93. Be not too wise. AMONG the accounts of Christ Church, St. Katharine, Aldgate, under the year 1564, HEAR, with Alexander, the answer the this entry occurs, “ Paide for a booke with musician gave him : “Absit, o rex, ut tu eight quire of paper, for to wright in the meliùs hæc scias, quàm ego.'_Ben Jonson, maryages, christnings, and burials, and bind- vol. 9, p. 155. ing, 6s. 8d.” — Malcolm's Londinium, vol. 3, p. 309.
“THERE are no fewer forms of minds than Also in the same year, “ Paid for an hour of bodies amongst us. The variety is increglass that hangeth by the pulpitt, when the dible. Some are fit to make divines, some preacher doth make a sermon, that he may poets, some lawyers, some physicians; some know how the hour passeth away."-Ibid. to be sent to the plough, and trades. There
is no doctrine will do good where nature is
wanting."-Ibid. p. 176. A.D. 1380. “ John NORTHAMPTON, then mayor, compelled the fishmongers to ac- “ THERE was not that variety of beasts in knowledge that their occupation was no the ark, as is of beastly natures in the mulcraft, and therefore unworthy to be reck-titude.”—Ibid. p. 186. oned among the other mysteries.”—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 426.
“NE' piccioli suggetti è gran fatica :
Ma qualunque gli esprime ornati e chiari, Giants. CATTABRIGA, Fallalbacchio. Non picciol frutto del suo ingegno coglie." Pulci, vol. 3, p. 35.
Rucellai, Le Api. P. Ital. xxiii. p. 147. Barigazzo.—Orl. Inn. vol. 4, p. 152.
COMMEMORATION of Handel. “ The king Horses. Knight of the Sun, vol. 2, p. 12; expressed his wonder that the full fortes of vol. 6, p. 246. His horse Cornelin, pp. 378, so vast a band, in accompanying the singers, 541-2. had never been too loud even for a single P.61. Rondart the next best in the world, voice; when it might so naturally have been which Rositles won when he slew the giant expected, that the accompaniments even of Mandraqui: “Il estoit si fort et si grand, the softest pianos in such plenitude, would qu'autre que luy n'eust pu porter le geant, have been overpowering to all vocal solos. ny soustenir ce grand corps, et ces grosses He had talked, he said, both with musical
et pesantes armes." people and with philosophers upon the subject, but none of them could assign a rea- Vol. 3, p. 24-5, 226. CORNEN carries douson, or account for so astonishing a fact." ble on an occasion. -Dr. Burner, Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 19. P. 227, 235-6. That which Lugande pro
vided for the Prince of Dace. “ Tuey received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and in the sixth place
Vol. 4. p. 184. ZEPHYR. he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh, speech, an interpreter of the
MATTAFELLONE was Gans, the good horse cogitations thereof."— Ecclesiasticus, chap. of a bad master.-Cont. of Orl. Fur. p. 345. xvii. v. 5.
SISIFALTO, Agramanti's.-See Orl. Inn. Good seed. I never purposely cast it
tom. 4, p. 85. among thorns, nor on stony places.
BRIGLIADOR.-Orl. Fur. tom. 1, p. 246. For atheists, he thought an appropriate
Batolda, Brandimartes. — Ibid. tom. 3, punishment after dark would be, to leave their immortal, sentient, and conscious soul to that nature and that chance in which
A story of horses running wild with fear. alone they had believed.
-Ellis's Original Letters, vol. 1, p. 217. " The thread of my life is drawn through the needle of necessity."--MASSINGER, Vir
SWORDS. Tassale, Agesilan of Colchos. gin Martyr, vol. 1, p. 67.
-AMAD. vol. 11, p. 672.
ALTACHIARA was Ulaviers. - Orl. Inn. “ Physic's hand As apt is to destroy as to preserve,
tom. 1, p. 182. If heaven make not the medicine."
Tranchera, Agricans.-Ibid. tom. 2, p. 26. Ibid.
Rodamonte had Nimrod's, but it has no
name.-Ibid. tom. 4, p. 38. BREECHING used to be the single day of glory in male life. “He put upon him perfect glory, and strengthened him with rich garments, with breeches." — Ecclesiasticus, Music. A woman might keep her temper chap. xlv. ver. 8.
in tune by attending always to the key in which she speaks.