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till Trinity Sunday.”—CRANMER's Remains, fices were suffered to be raised.-HOOKE, vol. I, p. 236.

vol. 1, p. 43. Livy, lib. 1, c. 44, referred

Rabbits making way for a sand flood in A politic provision.
Suffolk, by which much land was lost.
Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 1, pp. 264-5.

MONCK MASON derives Bachelor from

Bas Chevalier,—the title Sir being still apThe Queen of Corinth, in the Grand propriated to Bachelors of Arts in the UniCyrus, said to have been intended by Scu-versity of Dublin.—SHAKESPEARE, vol. xix. dery for Queen Christina.—DRYDEN. Pre- p. 203, N. face to Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen.

Monthly Review, October 1764.-A HarA LATIN translation of the New Testa

mony of the Gospels, in Welsh, by John

Evans, A. M. Bristol. ment in hexameters, with dedications, one to the Holy Trinity, another to King James, conceive how any subject can be harmonized

All the reviewer says is, “ We cannot preface, index to the gospels, and variæ lectiones, all in hexameters. 1604.

by being treated in Welch. However as So says a Catalogue.

the poor Welchmen have souls to be saved

as well as other people, we have no objecAn advocate of Poictiers, Le Breton by tion to their receiving the assistance of good name, took up the cause of a widow and books, in whatever language they can read.” her child. He lost it both there and at

Ibid. vol. 32. May 1765. P. 395. Paris. But, being strongly persuaded that though law was against him, all justice was The Freemasons' Quadrille, with the Soon his side, he sought to reform the law, litary, printed by order of the Prince of presented himself before Henry III. and Conti, Grand Master of the Lodges in addressed him upon the subject. The France; and revised by M. de Bergeron, King treated him with contempt, (probably Advocate in Parliament, and Perpetual Seas a madman), so did the Dukes of Guise cretary of the Royal Lodge at Versailles ; and Mayenne, and the King of Navarre in French and English ; with the Free would not hear him. He returned to Paris Masons' Minuet and Country Dance. — and printed a book containing the case, and 12mo, 18. his efforts afterwards, and interspersed it The free masons of some of the principal with “ a thousand injuries and calumnies lodges in France, in order to take off a against the King and the Parliament.” M. scandalous imputation, were politic enough Seguier, the Lieutenant-Civil, seized the to admit their wives into their assemblies book and the author, brought him to trial, and societies; and this quadrille is indebted and he was hanged in the Court of the Pa- to the female masons for its establishment. lace, about twenty paces from the grands | The rules are nearly the same as those of degrez, and his book burnt before his face. the other quadrilles played in France; but

This execution“ fut un des plus specieux there is a variation in the names of the prétextes qui prirent les Seize, de parler cards, which have been changed, in order contre le Roy et la justice.”—PALMA Cayet. to conform to the terms of masonry. Col. Gen. vol. 55, pp. 76-7.

Mathematics and absence of mind runThe Pomarium was that space of ground ning in a family. Sir Isaac Newton bad both within and without the walls which an uncle, Ayscough by name, a clergyman, the augurs at the first building of cities who when he had any mathematical prosolemnly consecrated, and on which no edi- blems or solutions in his mind, would never

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sively.-mthly Rerieu, vol. 60, p. 508. In the Kartrhat al translation of the From the Hist. Gen. de la Chine. Lurd's Prayur, the piztuagen-forgive us our trouprav#, and lead us not into temptation, The vilest wretch may become an object are omitted. M. Kra heninnikow assigning of the best feelings in others. When Wilas a reason, that the Kamtchadales could liam Coxe was at Moscow, there was a gennot be made to conprehend the meaning of | tleman confined there in the prison of the the terms.--- Monthly Review, vol. 41, p. 443. police; and he alone of all the prisoners

was denied the privilege of ever coming out. An enquiry into the subject of suicide, | His crime was, having used several of his published by some Mr. Moore, in 1790, is peasants so cruelly that they died. Close! said to prove that no cause has produced it to the door of his prison, his nurse, then yo frequently as gaming,-probably in the about seventy years of age, had built a miproportion of nine cases out of ten. serable shed which scarcely protected her

The editor of Mrs. Carter's Letters calls from the weather, and there she lived in it a copious and elaborate enquiry.

order to render him all the services in her

power,--services which could have no other Monthly Review', vol. 65, p. 313.- Triumph possible motive than affection ; for it was of Dulness, a poem, against this Grace.

certain that his punishment would be, as it A. D. 1781. A Grace past at Cambridge deserved, for life. Upon Coxe's giving her to prevent those who either directly or in- a small piece of money, she immediately directly had the assistance of private tutors gave it to the prisoner.—Monthly Rericu, for the two years preceding their degree, vol. 64, p. 383. from receiving those honours to which they would otherwise have been entitled. The Spegut's (Rachel) Mouzell for Melastoground was, that it increased the expenses of | mus, the Cynical Bayter, and foul-mouthed

Barker against Evah's Sex, and Ansuere as to protect the interior from the effects of made to Jo. Swetnan's Arraignment of Wo- the weather. The boys having removed men, 4to. with many MS. Notes, half russia, these tiny slabs, discovered an aperture 98. 6d., sold for £1. 11s. 6d. at Gordonstoun | about twelve inches square, in which were sale. 1617.

lodged seventeen Lilliputian coffins, form

ing two tiers of eight each, and one on a “ In ancient Rome, when the empire was third, just begun! Each of the coffins concome to its height, and learning and arts tained a miniature figure of the human form were grown into reputation among them, it cut out in wood, the faces in particular being was the fashion for such as aimed at the pretty well executed. They were dressed credit of being accomplished gentlemen, to from head to foot in cotton clothes, and defrequent conferences, and entertain the com- cently " laid out" with a mimic representapany with discourses of philosophy, and all tion of all the funereal trappings which other specimens of study and wit. In con- usually form the last habiliments of the sequence to this it happened, that others dead. The coffins are about three or four who had neither parts nor industry to ac- inches in length, regularly shaped, and cut complish themselves on this manner, and out from a single piece of wood, with the yet were ambitious to have a share in every exception of the lids, which are nailed down thing that made men look great, made it with wire sprigs or common brass pins. their practice to buy some learned slaves The lid and sides of each are profusely out of Greece, and to carry those about studded with ornaments, formed with small with them into company; and then what- pieces of tin, and inserted in the wood with soever wit or learning the slaves could pro- great care and regularity. Another reduce, that the masters looked upon as their markable circumstance is, that many years own, and took the glory of it unto them- must have elapsed since the first interment selves.” – Young (the father's), Sermons, took place in this mysterious sepulchre, and vol. 1, p. 97.

it is also evident that the depositions must

have been made singly, and at considerable Times, 230 March, 1836.-Wax and com- intervals—facts indicated by the rotten and position casts from the heads of Fieschi, decayed state of the first tier of coffins, and Lacenaire, Avril, and David, exhibited at their wooden mummies, the wrapping cloths the Cosmorama in Regent Street; in ap- being in some instances entirely mouldered pearance like so many heads just separated away, while others show various degrees of from the bodies by the guillotine. And to decomposition, and the coffin last placed, make them more complete, the hair and with its shrouded tenant, are as clean and whiskers are those of the murderers them- fresh as if only a few days had elapsed since selves!

their entombment. As before stated, there

were in all seventeen of these mystic coffins; July, 1836. STRANGE Discovery.—“About but a number were destroyed by the boys three weeks ago, while a number of boys pelting them at each other as unmeaning were amusing themselves in searching for and contemptible trifles. None of the learned rabbit burrows on the north-east range of with whom we have conversed on the subArthur's Seat, they noticed, in a very rug- ject can account in any way for this singuged and secluded spot, a small opening in lar fantasy of the human mind. The idea one of the rocks, the peculiar appearance of seems rather above insanity, and yet much which attracted their attention. The mouth beneath rationality; nor is any such freak of this little cave was closed by three thin recorded in the Natural History of Enthupieces of slate-stone, rudely cut at the up-siasm. Our own opinion would be, had we per ends into a conical form, and so placed not some years ago abjured witchcraft and demonology, that there are still some of the “Young men are as apt to think themweird sisters hovering about Mushat's Cairn selves wise enough, as drunken men are to i or the Windy Gowl, who retain their an- think themselves sober enough. They look cient power to work the spells of death by upon spirit to be a much better thing than entombing the likenesses of those they wish experience, which they call coldness. They to destroy."-Scotsman.

are but half-mistaken; for though spirit

without experience is dangerous, experience “ ALBAQUE puniceas interplicat infula without spirit is languid and defective."cristas."--Statius. Theb. lib. 4, v. 218.

Ibid. p. 308.
This is plainly the origin of the line which
Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to say Can-

Their own interest he calls, “ a solid sening, in one of his prize poems made up curity with knaves, but none with fools."— from Politian, through the Gradus.

Ibid. “ Alba coloratos interstrepit unda lapillos."

That Alderman Venables who qualified * Candida purpureos

interfluit unda la- himself for the Geographical Society by the pillos."

exploratory voyage which he happily pero

formed from London to Oxford during his Cibber, in She Would and she Would Not

, mortal account was published by his chap

mayoralty, of which voyage a full and immakes Trappanti ask the Host at Madrid, lain and historiographer, but who cannot be “ Have ye any right Galicia ?" and is an- admitted a member of the Travellers' Club, swered, " The best in Spain, I warrant it.” because of the illiberal base upon which Galicia growing no wine.

that society has been established !

p. 379.


“ The half-taught and therefore the dou- Anong the members who voted for the bly ignorant classes.".-RICKMAN.

bill, we read the name of Calcraft, John

by G.! “Voila une abdication sans les trois jours !" was what one of the French minis.

Too surely may the scripture be applied ters said, upon hearing of the Reform Bill. to the government and constitution at this

time," he that is not with me is against Garasse, whose most uncharitable wri. tings belie his own nature, as his death proves, came to this charitable conclusion,

He looks at things with an evil eye, and “que la pluspart des fautes se committent when the “eye is evil, the body also is full par sottise, et qu'il y a plus de sottise au

of darkness." monde que de malice.".

Doct. Concup. p. 196.

There are times when it may be " impossible but that offences will come, but

woe unto him through whom they come." Taking a Licentiate's degree in the University of malice.—Ibid.


CALVINISTIC teachers. Deuteron. xvü.

20-2. “Every man," says Swift, “ knows that he understands religion and politics, though FEMALE B. Soc. By far the most delihe never learned them." — CHESTERFIELD, cate branch of the B. Soc. system, “it vol. 1, p. 125.

scarcely needs to be intimated of how great importance it is that all the duties attached

to it should be regulated with a more than became the more degraded and corrupt in
ordinary regard to propriety and decorum." | their national religion.”
-Owen. Hist of B. Soc. vol. 2, p. 529.
See vol. 3, pp. 154-5.

“It is no bad maxim, where there are

two handles, to take hold of the cleanest."How the B. Soc. may be looked at by its Major Doyle. Irish Debates, vol. 7, p. 225. friends.-Ibid. vol. 1, p. 44.

“When the payment of the clergy by “What truth, what knowledge, tithes in kind was instituted, the landlord What any thing but eating is good in her ? was also paid in kind. The clergy were 'Twould make a fool prophecy to be fed paid by the produce of the land, to be concontinually ;

sumed upon the land ; and the landlord was Inspired with full deep cups, who cannot also paid by the produce for the use of his prophecy ?

land.”—MR. BROWNE. Ibid. p. 349.
A tinker, out of ale, will give predictions."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. “COARSE expressions—which men are apt
Prophetess, p. 115. to bring forth, when they are pumping in

vain for strong ones.”—MR. BURKE. Ibid.
Bp. REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 201.— Wish for vol. 11, p. 327.
a Bible in every family,--for education and Lords B. and Nugent to wit.

“ Après avoir creusé les fertiles sillons, Ibid. vol. 4, p. 268.—Church and State. Qui reçoivent le grain, espoir de nos moisPlato.

sons, The Jesuits divide them,-agreeing here Si chaque jour le soc repasse sur la terre, with the schismatics.

Au lieu de l'abondance il produit la misère,

Et detruit aujourd'hui ce qu'il a fait hier. Ibid. pp. 290-1.—How unity is to be pre- Tel est le mouvement dont le siecle est si served — unquiet—and in the end uncomfortable singularities.

Le talent naturel s'éteint dans la lecture,

Et l'esprit est sterile à force de culture." “The very philosopher could say that wickedness doth putrify the principles of “D'un ton fier, en vrai gentilhomme de the mind,' and that such as are men's lettres,” said of Chateaubriand in this MS. courses of life, such likewise are the dispo- satire. sitions of their minds towards practical truth.'”—Ibid. p. 303.

Nov. 1786. A MEETING of lawyers at

Lord Mansfield's to take into consideration Κακία φθαρτική αρχής. ARIST. Eth. the alarming growth of perjury, which had lib. 6, c. 5.

become so very rife in our courts of jus

tice, as to threaten the most dangerous conΑι ακροάσεις κατά τα έθη συμβαίνουσιν. sequences :' it was determined at this meetως γάρ ειώθαμεν, ούτως αξιούμεν λέγεσ- | ing that nothing short of capital punishment Oai.-Ibid. Metaphys. Min. lib. 1, c. 3. was sufficient to deter persons from the

commission of this crime, and it was agreed " It is curious to observe,” says GODFREY that a bill should be prepared to make perHiggins, (Celtic Druids, p. 207) “that the jury in any court of justice, &c. a capital more elegant, polite, and learned these offence, punishable with death.” Lady's people became, in the same proportion they | Magazine, vol. 17, p. 667.

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