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body nor the mind should be kept to the Fear has been called by Dean Young same food; variety not only gratifies the (the father) " that most treacherous of all taste but quickens the appetite.”. LADY vices, entangling men into such necessities Hervey's Letters, p. 149.

of sinning, that the fearful are therefore

set by St. John at the head of all those who “ In general I have observed that those have their part in the fiery lake” (Rev. xxi. who live in town think too little, and those 8.)-Sermons, vol. 1, p. 174. who live in the country think too much : the one makes them superficial, the other “ In matters of duty, our power is always sour.”—Ibid.

the measure of our obligation."-Ibid. p. 209.

“ One of young Beattie's lectures was

“I heartily pity the people, however an account of Raymond Sully's mill for

wise, who are destitute of the pleasures making books, alluded to by Dr. Campbell which arise from a vivid imagination : for in the Philosophy of Rhetoric. He got Raymond's book in the College Library, sense.”—Mrs. Carter, vol. 3, p. 40, Vesey.

surely nothing is so dull as uncoloured and made the mill exactly according to the author's directions ? in pasteboard. The

“ To make one's mind easy with regard model was exhibited at the lecture.”Life

to the situation of others, it is quite necesof Beattie, vol. 2, p. 213.

sary to be persuaded of a very certain truth;

that the odd kind of something which Boswell had in his youth one Mr. S. for

human creatures substitute for happiness, an acquaintance,-a riotous old humourist, who used to rank all mankind under the depends on the particular turn of every

individual imagination.”—Ibid. Letters


p. general denomination of Gilbert.between ERSKINE and Boswell, p. 73.

“ Few people give themselves time to be “ The Morleechians (inlanders of Dal- friends,-a natural consequence of a more matia) have in their ritual a service for the general maxim, that few people give themsolemn union of two friends, male or female.

selves time to be as wise, as good, and as Posestre (half sisters) the sworn female happy as Heaven designed them, even in friends are thus made ; the men (Pobra- the present mortal state.”—Ibid. p. 245. timi) half-brothers, their duties are to assist and avenge each other. A quarrel between “ I REMEMBER," says Cooke, the actor, two thus sworn is talked of all over the coun- hearing a reverend gentleman of Newtry as a scandal, unheard of in former times, castle (Mr. Wanilaw, a Roman Catholic), and owing only to the depravation which an say, that when a person on being asked intercourse with the Italians has brought what he was thinking of, replied nothing, on."

Fortis's Travels, Monthly Review, he was then thinking of a multitude of vol. 59, p. 41.

things, but not any thing distinctly. I have

often, he adds, experienced the remark to Arthur Young says,

66 that about the be just." - Dunlop's Memoir of G. F. year 1760, perch first appeared in all the Cooke, vol. 2, p. 12. lakes of Ireland and in the Shannon at the same time.”l-Monthly Review, vol. 63, p. A NOTABLE argument against suicide. 103.

· Car si l'homicide d'un frère, et le parri| Yarrel does not mention this,-but simply may be traced through the southern, eastern, states, “ In the various historical and statistical and northern districts from Cork to Londonaccounts of the countios of Ireland, the perch derry."'-- British Fishes, vol. 2, p. 2.-J. W.W.

cide sont de grandes fautes parce que le STERNE probably called his Corporal père et le frère nous sont proches, quel doit Trim after Trim in the Funeral. “M. Geestre le meurtre de soy-mesme, puis que neral Trim-no, pox, Trim sounds so very nul ne nous peut estre si proche que nous short and priggish. That my name should nous sommes ?"-Astrée, tom. 5, p. 525. be a monosyllable! But the foreign news

will write me, I suppose, Monsieur or CheraJacobus BERGAMENSIS, or de Bergamo, lier Trimont. Signor Trimoni, or Count says, " that Noah planted the vine because Trimuntz in the German army, I shall perhe saw a goat in Sicily eat some wild grapes, haps be called.”—P. 71. and afterwards fight with such courage that Noah inferred there must have been virtue

Donne to Sir H. Wotton. in the fruit. He planted a vine therefore,

“Let me tell you the good nature of the and wherefore is not said, manured it with executioner of Paris, who, when t'atan (?) the blood of a lion, a lamb, a swine, and a

was beheaded (who dying in the profession monkey or ape." — Conde de Mora To- of the religion, had made his peace with God

in the prison, and so said nothing at the LEDO, tom. 1, p. 59.

place of execution) swore he had rather Ibid. p. 163.—“HORSE and chariot races

execute forty Huguenots than one Catholic;

because the Huguenot used so few words, won by the help of the devil.” Cassiodorus

and troubled him so little, in respect of the and Amm. Marcellinus quoted.

dilatory ceremonies of the others in dying."

- Letters, p. 122. TITEA MAGNA was the name of Noah's wife. Pandora was Shem's. Noala, or ac

“ WHEN abjuration was in use in this cording to others Cataflua, Ham's. Noegla, land, the state and law was satisfied if the Funda, or Afia, Japhet's.-Ibid. p. 57-8.

abjuror came to the seaside, and waded into

the sea when winds and tides resisted." Nasu, in his Collections for Worcester



121. shire, shows that the name of Percy has been spelt twenty-three different ways. — “ I am now like an alchemist, delighted Monthly Review, vol. 67, p. 339.

with discoveries by the way, though I attain

not mine end."—Ibid. p. 172. “Bishop KIDDER and his wife were killed in their bed in the palace of Bath and Wells, “ HALLER's catalogue of medical and chiand yet his heirs were sued for dilapida- rurgical writers, notwithstanding numerous tions!"—Horace WALPOLE, vol. 4, p. 146. omissions, amount to more than 30,000

names or titles of authors or their works, A. D. 1787. “Old Madam French, who much the greater part having belonged to lives close by the bridge at Ilampton Court, the last 300 years." - Monthly Rerier, vol. where between her and the Thames she 68 (1783), p. 465. had nothing but one grass plot of the width of her house, has paved that whole plot A watch tower in Sicily, where there with black and white marble in diamonds, once stood a temple of Castor and Pollux exactly like the floor of a church ; and this (Polluce) is now called Torre del Pulci, no curious metamorphosis of a garden into a doubt properly enough.-Ibid. p. 596. pavement has cost her £340. A tarpaulin she might have had for some shillings, which PINKERTON (Lett. of Lit. p. 179) quotes would have looked as well, and might easily the Abbé du Bos as saying, “ Different ideas have been removed.”—Ibid. p. 426.

are as plants and flowers, which do not grow equally in all climates. Perhaps our terri

tory of France is as iinproper for the Egyp- | rick said, Austria and Russia aimed at su. tian modes of reasoning as for their palm preme dominion on the land, England at trees ; and, without going so far, perhaps sea, France now in the air, so that the only the orange trees, which do not flourish here so element left for him was fire." Monthly easily as in Italy, denote that there is in Italy Review, vol. 70, p.

408. a certain turn of mind, which we have not in France. It is however certain, that by “ NEOCLES of Crotona maintained that the reciprocal connection and dependance the women in the moon lay eggs, and that that exists among all the parts of the ma- the men children hatched from them grow to terial world, the difference of climate, per- five times our stature." — Athenæus Deip. ceivable in its effects upon plants, ought also lib. 2, p. 57. Turner's Sacred History, vol. to extend its influence to the powers of the 3, p. 18, N. human brain."

“ ARCHIMEDES is said to have raised four “ MLLE. D'Osmond, à laquelle on avoit

columns at Syracuse, and to have placed défendu de faire des vers, en faisoit dans upon each a bronze ram, so ingeniously le cabinet secret."

constructed that the wind made them bleat, The Duc de Bourgoyne thus alludes to

and so placed that the ram which bleated

denoted what wind blew. M. Houel thought this in some verses to his wife.

he had identified two of these weather-rams “ O toi Latonien, descends du sacré mont, in the Viceroy of Palermo's palace (about Fais éclore de ma pensée

1780), for he observed small holes in their Des vers, tels que tu sçais sur le chaise

flanks, near the thigh, and in other parts, percée

and by blowing in them, a sound like bleatDicter à la belle Osmond."

ing was produced.” — Monthly Review, vol. Mem. de M. Maintenon, tom. 6, p. 133.

72, p. 515.


p. 181.

The two things in the world of which

A story of Theocritus, that when some there seems to be the greatest waste, are

one who had been reading some of his good advice, and good intentions.—R. S.

verses to him, desired to know which he “ The time shall come that the oak which liked best, he replied, “ all that you were

so kind as not to read.” — Ibid. vol. 74, p. is beaten with every storm shall be a dining

457. table in the Prince's hall." - DR. DEE's Relation, p. 153, said by Gabriel.

UNDER the article Amusements in Dr.

TRUSLER's London Adviser and Guide, he “ Tue Turks say a man is to

No only say

ranks as one to the devil.”—Lives of the Norths, vol. 3, the atmosphere in balloons.” A. D. 1786.

occasional floating through

DR. SEDGWICK. A little, pale clergyOYSTER mouse trap.-Britton's Devon

man, Master of Queen's, Cambridge, always shire, p. 26.

stood by the fire at Morgan's Coffee-house,

without speaking to any one; so splenetic, Will any great effects be produced that he fancied his nose to be loose in his again in Christendom, as in former times, by face, and consulted Palmer upon it, who religious delusion, or imposture? The failure of the St. Simonians does not prove it to be

1 It were hardly worth the statement,-but impossible.

in the original of Athenæus, instead of five, it

is fifteen-πεντεκαιδεκαπλασίονας ημών είναι, , “ In the first days of balloons, ord Frede- in loc.-J. W. W.

convinced him of his error (if any body is rules. Clemens Alexandrinus says, “ the to be convinced) by giving it a pull. statue of Jupiter Olympus was made of the

bones of an elephant.” (Sed qy. ivory ?) " Le Massinahigan, c'est à dire le Livre -Hooke, vol. 1, p. 23. qui enseigne comme il se faut bien comporter."Rel. de N. France, 1640-1, p. 55. A SUSPICION that Pallas derived name

and origin from the Palladium, that statue In a Declamation ascribed to South, the which represented a young man, armed spectre which appeared to Brutus at Phi- from head to foot, having been given by lippi, is called “

Spectaculum sanè unico Pallas, King of Arcadia, to his daughter Cyclopis oculo congruum."

Chrysé when she married Dardanus.

Ibid. p. 23, N. “ As our comprehensions are not infinite, the more ideas a man has of things “ The Flamen Dialis, or Priest of Jupiwhich concern not the matter in hand, the ter, might not ride on horseback, nor be abless room he will have for those that are sent a night from Rome; but he had the necessary."--Hutchinson, vol. 10, p. 3. privilege of wearing a hollow or pierced

ring, wearing a splendid robe (the præterta) Hutchinson's chapter on steam.- Vol. and sitting in the senate in a curule chair ; 10, pp. 42, 49, 58, 297-8 ; vol. 11, p. 69. none but a freeman might cut his hair ;

and the clippings, and the pairings of his His reasons why man's health is less con- nails, were to be buried 'subter arborem festant than that of beasts.—Vol. 10, p. 270- licem.'” – Ibid. p. 115, N. 2-3, overlooking all moral causes.

“ Hor ristringendomi sotto i panni de la “ There is occasions and causes why and patienza." — PIETRO ARETINO, Letters, vol. wherefore in all things." Fluellen, Henry 1, p. 23. V. act v. sc. i.

“Quis enim potest crastinum videre so" I REMEMBER Mrs. Iliggons used to say lem ? aut quis imaginem hominis nondum Lady Clarendon had such a power over her nati depingere ?"-South as Terre Filius. understanding, that she might persuade her she was a fish."

A. D. 1748, Countess of “ Triste de quem assi sua vida passa." Hertford (afterwards Duchess of Somerset)

Diogo BERNARDES, Lyma, p. 143. to Lady Luxborough.-Hull's Select Letters, vol. 1, p. 81.

Quanto o silencio val, sabese tarde."
Antonio FERREIRA, ibid.


168. WHISTLER telling Shenstone of his brother's marriage, says,

“I had rather have a “Ορθώς μ' έρωτάς, κείς αγων’ έρχει λόrelative than a friend married, for the last ywv." EURIPIDES, Phænisse, v. 944. is always entirely lost.”—Ibid.


« Ου γαρ ο μη καλόν, ούποτ' έφυ καλόν." A BARBER expressed his regret to Mr.

Ibid. v. 828. Hoskins (p. 59), “ that the prophet had " It is not and it cannot come to good." only promised them rivers of milk in his

Hamlet, act i. sc. ij. paradise instead of bouza."

In an Eclogue of Drogo BERNABDES, Tutelar ilols are supposed to have Alcido, who was chosen by two poetical been talismans made according to magical shepherds,

“ Por ver qual a vitoria levaria,

“ Non a caso è virtute; anzi è bell' arte." Como juiz (que foi) deo por sentença



106. Que nað-avia entr'elles differença.”

Lyma, p. 23.

περισσοι πάντες οι ν μέσω λόγοι.”

EURIPIDES, Medea, v. 815. “ PROMETO, De nað me ficar isso no tinteiro,

“ HEARKEN to me and I will tell you,Que de fallar verdades naõ me pejo." touch whom it may touch, hurt whom it

Ibid. p. 99.

may hurt, feel it who that may feel it.”— “ Tal frutto nasce di cotal radice."

Golden Book, G. 2.
PETRARCH, vol. 1, p. 247.

“ In verities he was very veritable."JUAN GONZALEZ, a Catalan optician,

Ibid. under D. Antonio Gimbernet's direction

The Twelve Tables say, when they order (then Professor of Anatomy at Barcelona) temples to those commendable qualities by made artificial eyes,—that is, eyes on the which heroes obtained heaven, such as unretina of which objects were reflected ac

derstanding, virtue, piety, fidelity, say, “But cording to the laws of optics. — Masdeu, let no worship ever be paid to any vice.”— vol. 1, p. 93, N.

Hooke, vol. 2, p. 322. “ Thou art a blessed fellow to think as

“ MR. DARBY.-I might call him the reevery man thinks ; never a man's thought ligious printer. He goes to heaven with the in the world keeps the road way better than Anabaptists, but is a man of a general chathine."Henry IV. part ii. act ii. sc. ii.

rity.”—J. Dunton, p. 247.

“ Whose wife was chaste as a picture The russetine, or brown russet, is called

cut in alabaster; whose son John was a buff-coat in Devonshire.

very beauty of a man, and a finished Chris

tian to boot, and for his daughter in Corn“ SELF-Love, my liege, is not so vile a sin

hill, she bore away the bell from all the As self-neglecting."

booksellers' wives in London."-Ibid. Henry V. act ii. sc. iv.

" Duchess. Why should calamity be full ** Io non l'intesi allor: ma or sì fisse

of words? Sue parole mi trovo ne la testa

Q. Eliz. Windy attorneys to their client Che mai più saldo in marmo non si scris

PETRARCH, vol. 2, p. 153. Airy succeeders of intestate joys,

Poor breathing orators of miseries !
So too the Nobila Donna, before whom

Let them have scope, though what they do Love and Petrarch plead, after listening to

impart them, concludes,

Help nothing else, yet do they ease the “ Piacemi aver vostre questione udite :

heart." Richard III. act iv. sc. iv. Ma più tempo bisogna a tanta lite."

Ibid. p. 133. “ HUMPHREY hour" calls upon every one.

Richard the Third, act iv. sc. iv. Some who appeal to posterity may be told,

· This, I suspect, has reference to dining “ Che così lange

with “ Duke Humphrey,”—a well known ex

pression ;- but not, as far as I remember, to be fiamma

luce non viene."

found in Shakspeare, unless in this passage. Ibid. p. 158.

J. W. W.


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