Imágenes de páginas

no sabe el preso que guarda,

“ PLOTINUS-animas quasdam esse dixit, con ser su consejo proprio.

quas non alieno vocabulo sulphuratas nomiCALDERON. Caballos de Absalon. nari posse existimabat, quod ob egregiam

indolis morumque consensionem statim priThe trull in CALDERON's play, El Gar- mo congressu altera alterius amore inordesrote mas bien dado, says

cat." -Ibid.


242. “ bien se sabe que yo

“CowsLIP water is good for the mebarbada el alma naci."

mory."—WEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 146. “Lycurgus dedicated an image to Laugh- DR. GREGORIUS LAMPRECHTER, Chanter, which he made a god, or at least would cellor of Wirtemberg, and afterwards of have to be worshipped for a god, to make Charles the Fifth's Council, used to say that the people merry at their public feasts and every prince should have two fools, one meetings."—HAKEWELL, p. 312.

whom he might hear, and the other who

might hear him. “ Einen den er vexert, “No let, no stay, nor aught perturberance den andern der ihn vexert."_FLOGEL. Ges. Shall cause me to omit the furtherance chicte der Hofnarren, p. 7. Of this my weighty charge."

Apius and Virginia. Old Plays, The Silesian baker. — Ibid. p. 5. Like vol. 12, p. 360.

the Poet Laureat of Trowbridge.


“Ego in re tantâ non ex animo loquar ?"

FloGEL thinks that in France the Court TERENTIUS Xtn. Naaman, p. 11. poet was also Court fool by virtue of his

office. “ Fou du Roi en titre d'office"-SO “Go break me up the brazen doors of dreams, that the epigram upon Cibber might in that And bind me cursed Morpheus in a chain, country have been a mere truth.— Ibid. p. 4. And fetter all the fancies of the night." Rob. GREENE, vol. 1, p. 114.

FABLE that when Prometheus made a

man, he took something from every beast “Et siquis quærat, cur hæc proferre more- to make up the heterogeneous compound;

timidity from the hare, cunning from the Tuta juvant; nulli delituisse nocet. fox, pride from the peacock, fierceness from Non duros ungues, morsusque verentur ini

the tiger, &c. Horace, lib. 1. Ode 16.quos,

FLOGEL. Komisch Litterat. vol. 1, p. 103. Sub lare privato quæ sibi quisque canit. Hîc mihi sum judex, hîc sum mihi lector, et

“ I REMEMBER asking the pilot the name

of a very beautiful island, and the answer Omnia; nec plausu si qua merentur, egent.

was 573, the number assigned to it in the Ilîc mea me positis dum pascunt otia curis, hydrographical survey, and the only name Quid possit voto plenius esse meo ?"

by which it was known."-Capt. HAMILTON. WALLius, p. 180.

Men and Manners, vol. 2, p. 197.

On the Mississippi. -“ Ut quimus quod aiunt; quando ut

“Here is overmuch wit in good earnest.” volumus non licet." — TERENTius Xtn. Ne

GREENE, vol. 2, p. 112. hemias, p. 9.

“ The wine runs trillill down his throat, “ PRODUNT animorum semina vultus."- that cost the poor vintner many a stamp Wallius, p. 59.

before it was made."-Ibid.


p. 240.

“The greatest clerks are not the wisest; / and to have had extremities. But the thigh and a fool


dance in a hood, as well as and leg did not exceed eight feet in length, a wise man in a bare frock.”—Ibid. p. 115. while the foot extended to six feet,-a pro

portion, altogether, which implies that the “ Make you a why of that?"

extremities assisted the animal to crawl, Ibid. vol. 2, p. 7. rather than they were capable of bearing

its weight."- BELL's Bridgewater Treatise, “ The thirsty earth is broke with many a

gap, And lands are lean where rivers do not run." In the catechism of the Diocese of Bruges,

Ibid. p. 139. one of the questions was “ Où est l'enfer ?"

And the answer was “L'enfer est au centre “Let all men know

de la terre, et il y a précisement quinze That tree shall long time keep a steady foot, cens lieues d'ici."- Amusemens d'Aixla ChaWhose branches spread no wider than the pelle, vol. 2, p. 369. root."—WEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 124.

PROPHECIES from arms, badges, and “The Egyptian mummies which Cam

Statutes, Henry VIII, vol. 3, p. byses or time hath spared, avarice now con

850. sumeth: mummy is become merchandize; Mizraim cures wounds; and Pharaoh is sold

W. Austin's Hæc Homo; wherein the for balsam." - SIR THOMAS BROWNE. Urn

excellency of the creation of woman is deBurial.

scribed. Dedicated to Mrs. Mary Griffith, “Such unnatural and horrid physic."

1639. Two portraits. Perhaps of the auWEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 10.

thor and the lady. “ We seldom find the misseltoe

WHOLESOME luxuries, which are the Sacred to physic, or the builder oak

magnalia of humble life, and the titivilitia Without a mandrake by it."— Ibid. p. 56. "In cold countries husbandmen plant vines,

Ram Runer.—“Runas acerbas, vel amaAnd with warm blood manure them." ras," the magic Rune are called. Olaus



67. Wormius, 2.


of the great.

-“LIKE those which, sick o'the palsy, and

Cannon and Ordnance. Odd, the double retain

meaning of both words. Il-scenting foxes 'bout them, are still shunned

“Et forte mi bisognera ragionar un poco By those of choicer nostrils." — Ibid. p. 96. piu diffusamente che non si conviene, ma

questo sara quanto io posso dire."--N CorLYONNET reckoned 4061 muscles in the tegiano, vol. 1, p. 45. caterpillar that feeds on the willow; and wrote “ as goodly a volume upon these as

“ VIDETE la musica, l'armonie della quale has ever been dedicated to the human myo- hor son grave, e tarde, hor velocissime et di logy." He was I think, says Sir Charles novi modi, et nientedimeno tutte dilettano, Bell, a lawyer with little to do.

ma per diverse cause.”—Ibid. p. 53.

“ An iguanadon discovered by Mr. Man- CUVIER himself designed the patterns for tell is estimated to have been 70 feet long, the embroidery of his court and institute

p. 247.

coats; invented all the costumes of the " It was wholesome advice that one gave University, and drew the model for the his lewd friend, that he should hang the uniform of the council, which drawing ac- picture of his grave and serious father in companied the decree by which it was esta- the room where he was wont to celebrate blished.

his debauches ; imagining that the severe

eye of the good old man, though but in In one of Webster's plays (vol. 1, p. 148), effigy, could give a check to the wanton aghost enters in his leather cassock, breeches, sallies of the intemperate youth."—Scott's and boots.

Christian Life, vol. 1, p. 100." “ AND, O contemptible physic! that dost ARISTOTLE commends Archytas for his take

invention of rattles, because children, by So long a study, only to preserve

playing with them, are kept from breaking So short a life, I take my leave of thee !" vessels of use.—Ibid. p. 108. WEBSTER, vol. 1, p. 154.

-Et aussi pour fuir la trop grande pro" True, my lord, I myself have heard a lixité, pour laquelle certes je me sens trèsvery good jest ; and have scorned to seem

capable."-BRANTOME, vol. 1, p. 120. to have so silly a wit as to understand it." -Ibid. p. 182.

- FoR to know it, is to be resolved of

it; and to be resolved of it, is to make no “ He had worn gunpowder in his hollow question of it; and when a case is out of tooth, for the toothach.”—Ibid.

the question,—what was I saying?"-WEB

STER, Northard Ho. vol. 3, p. 147. “The robin-redbreast and the nightingale Never live long in cages.”—Ibid. p. 267. SOME one has written the “ Life and

Death of Adam !" 12mo. 2s. 6d. 1811. “ PHYSICIANS are like kings, They brook no contradiction."-p. 292. “The Hebrew conjugations, Pihel and

Puhal, signify to do a thing diligently, ear“ Give it me in a breath ! They that think long, small expedition win, nestly, fervently, &c.

, and are only distinBut musing much o’ the end, cannot begin.” | jugation Kal, which simply states that the

Ibid. p. 295.

thing is done.”—ADAM CLARKE, Chron. Suc. NORFOLK's correspondence with the Bi- of Sacred Literature, vol. 1, p. 23. shop of Ross, Leicester, and Throckmorton

CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS advises white was carried on by letters which were sent in ale bottles.—Camden's Elizabeth, p. 132. raiment, and condemns dies of every kind

as useless and unbecoming.-Ibid. " It makes me smile in scorn,

He recommends women to wear shoes That wise men cannot understand them

that should cover the upper part of the foot selves,

as well as the sole.—Ibid. Nor know their own proved greatness." WEBSTER, vol. 2, p. 150. Appius



that the apostate angels and Virg.

when they fell in love with women, taught “ The soul,

| This refers to the folio edition. Southey

thought very highly of J. Scott's works. They Whose essence, some suppose, lives in the

were reprinted at the Clar. press in 1826. blood." Ibid. p. 243.

J. W. W.

p. 119.

them the use of gold and silver, the virtues ounces, was fifteen and a half inches in meaof plants, and the power of incantations. sure about the edge, about the length above Ibid. p. 135.

thirteen, about the breadth almost thirteen.

–Wood's Athenæ. vol. 2, p. 326. Origin thought that the bodies of the saints at the resurrection would be sphe. HOPLOCRISMA spongus, or a sponge to rical.-Ibid. P. 163.

wipe away the weapon salve; wherein is

proved that the cure taken up among us, As Mr. Clarke says of St. Jerome (Ibid. by applying the salve to the weapon, is p. 485), “ the tone of reflection varies as his magical and unlawful, A.D. 1631, by W. own skilful hand draws forth the music of Foster. Dr. Richard Fludd answered him, a well strung mind, or as he allows his in- “ not without some scorn;" and Osborne tellect to be played on in submission to the also ridicules him in an Essay, “on such as higher, or wild, or rude performance of condemn all they understand not a reason another."

for.”—Ibid. vol. 2, p. 573.

Upon a misinterpretation of Job xxv. WM. WHATELY, vicar of Banbury, who 5, “ Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight;" | laid the foundation of Puritanism there, it was affirmed by some of the old heretics published, A. D. 1624, A Care - cloth, or (Priscellianists, I believe,), that the stars Treatise of the Cumbers and Troubles of have rational souls, and are capable of sin. Marriage.—Ibid. p. 639. -CLARKE's Ecc. Lit. vol. 2, p. 30.

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Names. and held that unbaptized infants might be saved, asserted that the cause of their hap- Faunt the Jesuit “ altered his Christian piness or misery was “God's foreknowing name of Arthur, because, as his kinsman what works they would have done had they tells us, (W. Burton, in his Description of lived, and rewarding them accordingly."— Leicestershire, p. 10,) no kalendar saint was Ibid. vol. 2, p. 39.

ever of that name." He assumed that of

Laurence. — FULLER's Church History, p. ELIZABETH's accession, English exiles. “I 213. knew one right well,” says FULLER, “whose father amongst them, being desperately dis- CLASSIFICATION of ships from A 1, to 01. eased, was presently and perfectly cured -Report on Manufactures, 1833, p. 232. with the cordial of this good news.”—Ch. Hist. p. 52.

SCRIMANSKY and George Stone were bears

in the days of the bear garden.-GREY, HuTuo. Newton translated from the Latin dibras, vol. 1, p. 127. of Gul. Gratarolus, A Direction for the Health of Magistrates and Students, namely, SACKERSON, whom Master Slender had such as be in their consistent age, or near seen loose twenty times, and taken him by thereunto. A.D. 1574.

the chain.-Merry Wives of Windsor, act i. There are extracts from it in the British Bibliographer, vol. 2, p. 414.

In one of Wolsey's inventories, is one Nic. BYFIELD the Puritan died at forty- bed called the Infantelage, and another four of the stone, after fifteen years' suf- called the Sun.-Ellis's Original Letters, fering. It weighs more than thirty-three | vol. 2, p. 15.

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sum abbreviare, imò abrumpere planè, præDiana de Poictiers.

termisso eo, quod et tunc quam maximè A son of the Count de Furstenberg killed scriptum volui, nunc otii plusculum nactus, at the battle of Censolles, is called Vulcan nescio quàm nervosè, verbosè certè decrevi by P. Jovius. But the editor of Brantome pertractare."-CRANMER to Osiander. CRANsupposes that this must mean Wolfgang.- MER’s Remains, vol. 1, p. 303. Ibid. vol. 5, p. 4.

The once celebrated physician, Sirenus ANDREA Dona had a gallery called La Sammonicus, prescribes the fourth book of Temperance.--Ibid. p. 60.

the Iliad to be laid under the patient's head,

for a quartan ague.-Preface to GREY's DR. AKAKIA, whose portrait is in the Hudibras, p. xliii. town hall at Chalons, sur Marne.

In the island of Desolation, South Georgia, HERR! Denck an

and South Shetland, the seals have already David

been almost destroyed.-P. 515, Report of Ps. 131, V. 1.

Manufactures, &c. 1833.
und Elisabeth

Men of whom the best that can be said

is, that they are “ of the better sort of 1809.

beasts."—HENRY MORE, Th. W. p. 88. An innkeeper at Ulm thus notified his piety and his name on a slate-coloured gilt stone “It was said of one who, with more incrucifix.-Downe's Letters, vol. 2, p. 44. dustry than judgment, frequented a college

library, and commonly made use of the worst MARIA GLORIOSA, a bell at Erfurth, said notes he met with in any author, that he to be the largest in Europe.-Ibid. p. 443. weeded the library.—FULLER, Holy State,

p. 149.

AMAIMON, according to Reginald Scott, is king of the east; but, according to Ran- COMMUNICATING with the dead by keepdle Holme, his dominion is on the north ing their memory alive.—ADAM LITTLETON, side of the infernal gulf. Barbatos is a great p. 62, Funeral Sermon. countie or earl; he is like a sagittary, and hath thirty legions under him.-SHAKSPEAR, Dr. BEALE made “rests for water on the (BoswELL) N. vol. 8, p. 91.

body of Kentish codlin trees, and caused

water to be frequently poured into those “One of the first calico printers in France cavities. The effect was, that the apples came to England expressly in search of grew to an extraordinary size, but were ideas for next spring. He has visited all very insipid, and many of them had parts the shops in London, and has gone home in appearances much like the pulp of lemons. well satisfied. I went to Paris three weeks Some he suffered to hang on the tree as long ago for the same purpose."-James Thom

as they would, and these became full of spots son, Report on Manufactures, 1833. P. 240.

of the colour of earth, or like the rottenness

of an apple."—Abr. Phil. Trans. vol. 1, p. 335. Saying of Francis the First about a fine Suckling gooseberries. woman, a fine horse, and a fine greyhound. Holder's classification of the elements of -BRANTOME, vol. 2, p. 406.

speech.-Ibid. p. 352.

A way of dwarfing men, by anointing –Tuis point which at that time, “coactus | thuis back bones in their very infancy with

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