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of the flute.”—Men. concerning China, | his chamber, if he must needs be there Monthly Review, vol. 60, p. 563.

staked down purely to the drudgery of the

law, whether in study or practice.” – Vol. “ BEFORE the Reformation the music in 1, p. 15. all countries kept pace, being applied to one language only, and only of one kind."'. MILLER, A. D. 1784, published a sixpenny Burney, Monthly Review, vol. 68, p. 40. pamphlet in behalf of the profession of

music, recommending country musicians to LE SIEUR BLAVET. “ Il avoit montré à | the benevolence of those who had set on jouer de la flûte à un grand Prince, mais foot the Commemoration of Handel. This très mediocre en cet art, au point que toutes

was ill-naturedly reviewed, Monthly Review, les fois qu'il jouoit, un chien qu'il aimoit, vol. 71, p. 389. 479. Reply to a country aboyoit et faisoit des hurlemens effroyables. fiddler who remonstrated against their A peine Blavet embouchoit-il son instru- greater town severity. ment, l'animal se calmoit, entroit insensiblement dans une agitation voluptueuse, et

“In Russia the female gipsies (Rommavenoit lécher les pieds du nouvel Orphee." ny, they call themselves) have from time This they call “ le plus grand éloge qu'on

immemorial cultivated their vocal powers puisse faire de son talent.”—BACHAUMONT, to such an extent, that, although in the Mem. Sec. vol. 4, p. 165.

heart of a country in which the vocal art

has attained to greater perfection than in “The gobbling of a turkey cock seems to any other part of the world, yet the princius to be quite contrary to true melody; pal gipsy choruses in Moscow are allowed and yet the female of that bird may,

from to be unrivalled."— TURNER, Sac. Hist. vol.
a particular organization of nerves, find
these notes enchanting music." Lælius
and Hortensia, Monthly Review, vol. 68, p. 15. Herrick, vol. 1, p. 131. - To music to

becalm his fever.
None of the first French refugees in
South Carolina, though a most meritorious
race, “ could boast of any great success,

Medical Botany.
except one man who taught the Indians
dancing and music, for which arts they dis- Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 6, p. 459. A GOOD
covered an amazing fondness, and liberally paper. The first inference was, that plants
rewarded him for his instructions." —Hist. of resemblant growth must have resemblant
of S. Carolina, vol. 1, p. 139.

qualities, then those of resemblant taste and

smell. Darwin's scheme for setting pictures to music.- Miss SEWARD's Letters, vol. 2, p. Ibid. vol. 9, p. 43. No safe criterion this, 266.

for the roots of carrots, parsnips, and many

other of the umbelliferous plants, are daily “ I have heard him (LORD KEEPER used as food; but the water hemlock and Nortu) say that if he had not enabled Lobel's Ænanthe, though of the same class, himself by these studies, and particularly are most certain poisons. his practice of music upon his base, or lyra viol, (which he used to touch lute fashion, Ibid. vol. 13, p.283. THERE are two Saxon upon bis knees) to divert himself alone, he had never been a lawyer. His mind was so See Johnson's GERARDE's Herbal, p. 1060. airy and volatile, he could not have kept | He calls it Filipendula Aquatica.-J. W. W.

3, p. 260.

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herbaries in the Bodleian, and two in the especial manner characterize certain famiHarleian Collections, the one being a trans- lies of plants; these principles are for the lation from Lucius Apuleius of Medaura. most part very powerful medicines, and are

in fact the essential ingredients on which Watts, vol. 3, p. 382. He thinks that the medical virtues of the plants depend.“ “ no noxious plants or fruits of mortal and -HERSCHEL on Nat. Phil. p. 345. malignant juice would have been appointed to grow without some plain signal mark or “ Such plants as are insipid to the taste caution set upon them, if man had continued and smell, have generally little virtue; those in his innocent state."

with the most fragrant smell and sharpest

taste, have the greatest virtues, of whatever Serapion Mesue, a disciple of Avicenne, kind. In general, those with a strong but native of Maridin on the Euphrates, and agreeable taste are the most valuable; and who lived at Cairo, judged of the virtue of on the contrary when a very strong taste is plants by their qualities, and even by touch. also a very disagreeable one; or when the By colour also, in which he approaches Lin- strong odour of a plant has something heavy, næus. He observed that soil and situation and disagreeable, or overpowering in it, there produce a marked effect upon them. And is mischief in the herb. The few poisonous he held they communicate some of their pro- plants of this country are for the most part perties to each other when they grow near. thus characterized."- Monthly Review, vol. This Sprengel says is entirely paradoxical. 11, p. 416. Useful Family Herbal. - SPRENGEL, vol. 2, p. 325.

There is said to be a plant in Norway, BAPTISTA Porta held the doctrine of which, if the cattle eat, their strength decays, signatures.-Ibid. vol. 3, p. 239. Claude as if their bones were mollified ; so that Aubery de Trecourt defended it.— Ibid. p. without administering the bones of other 371.

cows, which those affected eat with the ut

most greediness, they quickly die.”—PorAccording to Mizaud, the Arabs used TOPPIDAN. Monthly Review, vol. 12, p. 458. to medicate fruit, either by sowing medical herbs round the tree, or inserting drugs in PONTOPPIDAN says that the root of the its pith.—Ibid. vol. 3, 257.

Selsnæpe, which the Monthly Review supIle appeals to Belon for this fact.

poses to be the Apium Raninum, or water

parsley, is the best medicine for swine, but Du CHESNE (Henri IV.'s physician) car- poisonous for sheep and men; that exter. ried the notion of signatures so far, that he nally used, it cures the gout, and that a man thought the male plant best suited to men, who was impatient under an inward weakthe female to women.-Ibid. p. 374. ness, took it inwardly and was cured.—Ibid.

204.

Everli, the Armenian Saddleback, near “ Tous Mr. Hastings, who takes his place Erzervom, “ abounds in medicinal herbs, in the Biography of Eccentrics, often drank particularly in the Tootia flower, the scent of which perfumes the air. Oculists go thi

" See Norges Naturlige Historie, tom. i. p. ther to collect this plant, and cure with it the

eyes of people who have been diseased Ibid. p. 201. The words in the Monthly for forty years."—Evlia EFFENDI. Review are only a translation from the original.

“Dens Navn Er af Stedet Sels-Nape. – Det

samme som de Tydskes Wasser Eppich." - In “ DISCOVERIES have been lately made of

pp. 202-3, it is called Apium Raninum. peculiar proximate principles, which in an

J. W. W.

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syrup of gilliflower in his sack, and had al- | the Botrys, or Jerusalem oak.-Monthly
ways a tun-glass standing by him, holding Review, vol. 71, p. 499.
a pint of small beer, which he used to stir
with rosemary."--Connoisseur, vol. 2, p. 189. A SERMON is annually preached at St.

Leonards, Shoreditch, on the religious uses Rue was called herb of grace, because it of botanical philosophy, pursuant to the will was used in exorcisms; rosemary, remem- of Mr. Fairchild, a gardener at Hoxton, who brance, as a cephalic.—WARBURTON. N. 1. died 1729. The Royal Society appoint the SHAKESPEARE. Rich. II. act. üi. sc. iv. preacher. Jones of Nayland preached se

veral of these sermons. MATRICARIA suaveolens, sweet feverfew. “ A woman who could keep nothing on her HERBALDOWN, about a mile from Canter. stomach, and was perishing for mere want of bury, where there is one of the three arnourishment, cured by this flower, the yellow chiepiscopal hospitals. “ The spot is redilks clipt into boiling water. It was the marked to have been peculiarly healthful, most grateful bitter that could be tasted. and herbalists are said to come every year Her stomach, that abhorred gentian and the to collect medicinal plants which grow only like, bore this, and by persevering in its use, at that particular place.”—Ibid. vol. 75, p. she was cured.”1_Hill's Virtues of British 23. Herbs. Monthly Review, vol. 44, p. 414.

Tea made of pear-tree leaves cured a The root of the male fern, two or three family who had been poisoned by mushdrams in powder, a specific for the tape

rooms at Ghent. The ancients knew this worm.?- Monthly Review, vol. 57, p. 314. property in the wild pear.—Ibid. p. 535. " A L'EGARD de l'étude des plantes, per

Williams's Missionary Enterprizes, p. mettez, Madame, que je la fasse en Natu- 495. raliste, et non pas en Apothécaire; car, outre que je n'ai qu'une foi très médiocre à

Handling a Subject. la médecine, je connois l'organisation des

A LITERARY bravura this.-METASTASIO, plantes sur la foi de la Nature, qui ne ment

vol. 10, p. 341.
point, et je ne connois leurs vertus médi-
cinales que sur la foi des hommes, qui sont

“ CONFEsso non essermi caduto in mente menteurs. Je ne suis pas d'humeur à les

che la varietà de' gusti contraddicesse punto croire sur leur parole, ni à portée de la vé

alla costanza della simplicità ; potendo otrifier. Ainsi, quant à moi, j'aime cent fois timamente andar variando quelli, senza mieux voir dans l'émail des prez des guir- cambiamento di questa."—Ibid. p. 367. landes pour les bergères, que des herbes pour les lavemens.”

“ Chi scorger si vanta ROUSSEAU, in a letter to Madame la Pré

Qual merto e maggiore, sidente de Verna, of Grenoble.-Mem. Se

Fra tanto splendore, crets, t. 17, p. 310.

Fra tanta beltà ?"

Ibid. vol. 11, p. 208. Plan for generating saltpetre by planting

“The mirth whereof so larded with my matGERARDE says “it fully performeth all that

ter, bitter things can do.”—p. 653.

That neither singly can be manifested ? “ As Dioscorides writeth," are the words

Without the show of both." in GERARDE. Ed. Johnson ut suprà, p. 1130.

J. W. W.

Merry Wives of Windsor, act iv. sc. vi.μεταβολή πάντων γλυκύ."

EURIPIDES. Orestes, v. 237.

as the countenance, as whether they have had paws or claws, hoofs or talons.

66

p. 126.

388.

MANNER of narration in the Italian ro- WOMEN have more of the bird in them mance poems. B. Tasso altering his Ama- light and airy, volatile and loquacious. digi.

“PYTHAGORAS and the Egyptians, from “ Like Tristram Shandy I could write

whom he learnt this doctrine, reversed the From morn to noon, from noon to night,

notion of transmigration, supposing that the Sometimes obscure, and sometimes leaning souls of bad men passed into the bodies of A little sideways to a meaning,

some congenial brute." Blount's Philes. And unfatigued myself, pursue

tratus, p. 3. This civil mode of teazing you.” Lloyd. Magazine, vol. 1, p. 229.

“ When thou wert form'd, Heaven did a

man begin, A MATTER to be treated at large,

But the brute soul by chance was shuffed * Λέγουμ' άν ήδη τα μακρά των σμικρών

in." λόγων

Auringzebe to Moreb. DRYDEN, vol. 4, 'Επιπροσθέν έσι, και σαφή μάλλον κλύειν." EURIP. Orestes, vv. 633-4.

“ Thy face itself, DOUBTFUL whether to relate or not, - Half minted with the royal stamp of man,

" «έσι δ' ού σιγή λόγου And half o'ercome with beast." Κρείσσων γένοιτ' άν, έτι δ' ού σιγής λόγος."

DRYDEN, vol. 4, p.
Ibid. vv. 631-2.

SHAKESPEARE says, Ajax had “ robbed «« Ο μύθος δ' ου μακρος μακρών πέρι.many beasts of their particular additions ;

Ibid. v. 751. he is as valiant as the lion, churlish as the

bear, slow as the elephant."Troil. and “ All things thought upon,

Cres. act i. sc. ii.
That may with reasonable swiftness, add
More feathers to our wings.”

Great huge hulky fellows, unlucky.-
Henry V. act i. sc. v.

Soph. Ajax, v. 769-73.

DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE's Poems, p.

There may be rational creatures in the Scale of Beings.

world which we can neither see nor hear, In vegetables no conceivable proportion

nor apprehend by any of our senses. between the seed and the plant in size.Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 10, pp. 8, 9.

Inoculation. SIMPLICIUS calls man « ζύνδεσμος ζωτι- “MR.PORTER, our ambassador at ConstanKÒS TWV te úvw kui Twy kárw,"—the vital tinople, A. D. 1755, thought it had its rise joint that clasps together the upper and from mere superstition. A most ignorant lower world."--Scott. Christian Life, vol. fellow, a Georgian, and physician by prac. 1, p. 283.

tice, told him it was the tradition and reli

gious belief of his countrymen that an angel Some indications of the former stages may presides over this distemper; and that to be inferred from the hands and feet, as well show their trust in him, and invite him to

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p. 136.

be propitious, they take a pock from the The name for fool seems to be original sick person, and by a scarification insert it in every language. in one in health, generally between the fore finger and thumb. To attract the angel's

“ In comedy," says Swift, “ the best acgood will more effectually, they hang the tors play the part of the droll, whilst some patient's bed with red cloth or stuff, as a second rogue is made the hero or fine gencolour most agreeable to him.”—Phil. Trans. tleman. So in this farce of life, wise men Abr. vol. 10, p. 584.

pass their time in mirth, whilst fools are In England patients have been swathed only serious.” — Monthly Review, vol. 35, in red flannel.

Conduct of our royal family, A. D. 1736.
-Ibid.

p.
690.

“ METEOR-LIKE, of stuff and form perplext,
Whose what and where in disputation is."

COWLEY. Silence.

"QUICQUID recipitur, recipitur in modum When Don Silves de la Selva had won recipientis." How this is received. one of the five castles in the greatest of his adventures, two ancient men came before Placing the reader in puzzledom; pleahim, “ et commencerent à debattre et dis- sures of this state. puter ensemble, sur lequel estoit meilleur, le parler, ou le taire. Mais parceque celuy Way no reason should be given for what qui tenoit pour le silence, mit en avant de I chuse to do.—Jones of Nayland, vol. 5, plus fortes et pregnantes raisons, le nouveau triomphateur (D. Silves) leur commanda qu'ils se teussent, et donna sentence que la NATURAL propensity to laughter. - Ibid. taciturnité estoit la vraye vertu.”—L. 14, vol. 4, p. 117.

p. 295.

p. 262.

“ I vow and protest there's more plague than pleasure with a secret ; especially if a

Philosophy of Nonsense. Morosophy. body mayn't mention it to four or five of Best learnt by talking to children and one's particular acquaintance."--Betty in the cats. Clandestine Marriage.

“ GAUDET stultis Natura creandis “Tanto custa ao acautelado e secreto o Ut malvis, atque urticis, et vilibus herbis." receio com que guarda e esconde o segredo,

PALINGENIUS, p. 262. como a hum palreiro e impaciente a força

John HENDERSON and J.C. J. there is com que o dissimula."-Francisco RodriGUES LOBO, t. 4, p. 104. O Desengañado.

nothing without a meaning.

“Non que je me meille impudentement

exempler du territoire de folie ; j'en tiens Use of Mystification.

et en suis, je le confesse. Tout le monde Omne ignotum pro magnifico.

est fol.”—RABELAIS, vol. 5, p. 119. Every unknown for a friend : at least not to be treated as an enemy, as Jeffrey “ PANTAGRUELISME. Vous entendez que did James Grahame.

c'est certaine gayeté d'esprit confite en meLet me be the mysterious unknown, or pris des choses fortuites.”—Ibid. tom. 6, p. the odd, the quaint, the erudite, &c. 24.

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