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Jehovah, with the cabalistical interpretation over above, withouten that men take fro thereof, and presently did fly into the air. withinne.”—The Voiage and Travaile of Sir Adam plaining his case, God sent three John Maundevile. angels after her, Senoi, Sensenoi, Sanmangeleph, either to bring her back, or denounce unto her, that a hundred of her children
Images.' should die in a day. These overtook her over the troublesome sea, where one day fruit tree like a shower of snow.
APRIL 23. The blossoms swept from the the Ægyptians should be drowned, and did
The wood was in the shade, but a few tree their message to her. She refusing to obey, tops peered into the slant beam. Their they threatened her drowning ; but she be light heads rose like plumes of verdure. sought them to let her alone, because she
The daw below sailed unseen, till the was created to vex and kill children on the light fell upon his glossy wings. April 22, eighth day if they were men ; if women
the Rocks.' children, on the twentieth day. They never
April 24. The brown young leaves of the theless forcing her to go, Lilis swore to
walnut scarcely distinguishable from the them, that hensoever she should find the
boughs. name or figure of those angels written or
There is some tree, perhaps the aspin or painted on schedule, parchment, or any dog-wood, whose large buds shine like silthing, she would do infants no harm, and that she would not refuse that punishment leaves.
ver, showing only the under part of the to lose a hundred children in a day: and
In a wet day, I observed that the smoke accordingly a hundred of her children or
rose brighter. On remarking this to Tom, he young devils died in a day. And for this
told me that in dull days the white flags cause doe they write those names on a scroll
were very bright; in clear weather, the dark of parchment, and hang them on their in
colours shone most visibly. fants' necks. Thus far Ben Sira.
May 14. The ash is still unfoliaged, ex“ In their chambers always is found such a picture, and the names of the Angels of its sharp young leaves spread in tufts like
cept at the extremity of every spray, where Health (this office they ascribe to them) are
stars. written over the chamber door. In their
The oak still reddish with its opening book Brandspiegel, printed at Cracovia, buds. 1597, is shewed the authority of this history, collected by their wise men out of those rously; they droop and hang loosely.
May 18. The oak unfolds its leaves timowords, “Male and female created he them,”
I observed the motion of the corn most compared with the forming of Eve of a rib
like the sparkling of a stream in the sun. in the next chapter ; saying that Lilis, the
In Norfolk they call the flat country the former, was div ced from Adain for her
Broads." It presents a kind of ocean impride, which she conceived because she was made of earth as well as he, and God gave
| The Rocks, near Ucfield in Sussex. This him another, flesh of his flesh.”—Ibid. was therefore written probably in 1796, when
he again visited his friend, T. P. Lamb, Esq. at Mountsfield Lodge, near Rye. See Life and
Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 290. Some very Stone that produces Water.
curious letters of this date are still in existence.
J. W. W. " Ar Costantynoble is the vesselle of ? I think this is a mistake. I certainly alston, as it were of marbelle, that men clepen ways heard the word used in the sense given by
Forby in his Vocabulary of East Anglia, i. e. a Enydros, that evermore droppeth watre, and
lake formed by the expansion of a river in a flat fillethe himself everiche zeer, till that it go country, in v.-J. W. w.
mensity, the same circular distance, the
Barbarous Superstitions. same bending down of the horizon.
“ The Patagonians regard the milky way as the hunting forest where departed souls
delight themselves in hunting ostriches."— From FILICAIA.
FALKNER, p. 115. “ ITALY! Italy! oh thou whom Fate Gifted with beauty, an unhappy gift,
“ The Kamtshadales make of the rainA deadly dower of infinite miseries,
bow a new garment for their aerial spirit, Whose traces by the hand of Sorrow traced edged with fringes of red-coloured seal skin, Furrow thy front! oh that thou wert less and leather thongs of various gaudy dies. fair,
They explain the nature of storms by the Less beauteous, or more strong, that they shaking of the long and crisped hair of their who now
aerial spirit."-STELLER, p. 64. With feigned endearments of their love beguile
“ The Kopts break out into exultation Thy life, might love thee less, or fear thee at the appearance of an earthquake, as they
imagine that heaven is opened, and that Then should we not behold the hostile hosts every celestial blessing is going to alight on In armed squadrons rushing down thy Alps,
the land of Egypt."— Pococke, vol. 1, p. 195. Nor Gallic herds upon the banks of Po, Drinking the blood-stain'd waters. Italy ! “ The Kamtshadales account for earthWe should not see thee, with a sword not quakes by the driving of an infernal deity thine,
beneath the earth ; the earth is shaken, they Girt for the war, and from a foreign bow say, when the dog that draws the sledge of Shooting thine arrows, when the war has this infernal deity scratches his fleas or ceased,
shakes off the snow from his hide."-STELVictor or vanquish'd still to be a slave.”
LER, p. 267.
“ The Calmues hold the lightning to be
the fire spit out of the mouth of a dragon, From FILICAIA.
ridden and scourged by evil Dæmons, and " WHERE is thine own right arm, O) Italy? the thunder they make to be his roarings." Why dost thou use the stranger's ? he who -PALLAs, vol. 1, p. 343.
aids, He who attacks thee are Barbarians both, “ RESPECTING storms, the people of Chili Now both thine enemies, both once thy slave. are of opinion that the departed souls are Thus then it is that thou rememberest returning from their abode beyond the sea, Thine old illustrious empire! this thy faith, to be able to assist their relations and Thy plighted faith to Valour! Go, divorce friends. Accordingly, when it thunders That honour'd husband-go, and wed thyself over the mountains, they think that the To Sloth! Adultress, amid blood and groans souls of their forefathers are taken in an And hissing arrows take thy sleep-sleep on engagement with those of the Spaniards. Till the sword wake thee, drowsy as thou art, The roaring of the winds they take to be the And naked in thy paramour's embrace, noise of horsemen attacking one another ; Till the avenging sword awake and strike." the howling of the tempest for the beating
of drums, and the claps of thunder for the discharge of muskets and cannons. When the wind drives the clouds towards the
possessions of the Spaniards, they rejoice If they are graces who attend
For faith and constancy they blend
To show the tyranny of power
Alone the straw's pale hue.
A constant and an ardent love
In fiery tints is seen, which once in a hundred years visited the
And hope, that makes affection sweet sepulchre; though others say this bird is ani
Displays itself in green. mated by the soul of him that is unjustly
The mingled red and white display slain, and continually cries Oscâni, Oscûni,
A love triumphant there; i. e. give me to drink, meaning of the mur
The copper's cankerous verdure speaks therer's blood, till his death be revenged ;
Love, envy, and despair. and then it flies away."-SALE.
A faithful and devoted heart, “ Mohammed having hung up his arms
The girdle's circling white, on a tree, under which he was resting him- And thus a simple ribband speaks self, and his companions being dispersed A woman's heart aright. some distance from him, an Arab of the The hue of burnish'd gold, so bright, desart came up to him and drew his sword, That emulates the flame, saying, " Who hindreth me from killing
emblem shines thee?" to which Mohammed answered,
Of power and love and fame.
O sovereign beauty, you whose charms
To all superior shine !
May, 16, 1798.
The Love Language of Colours.
DE SALAZAR Y TORRES.
All other charms surpass,
Except your looking glass.
know the sun bestows The borrowed rays of night.
aces they, for sure That title they obtain,
[Ancient London Pastimes.] “ The youths of this city also have used, on holidays, after evening prayer, at their masters' doors, to exercise their wasters' and bucklers, and the maidens, one of them playing on a timbrel, in sight of their masters and dames, to dance for garlands hanged athwart the streets. Which open pastimes in my youth being now suppressed, worser practises within doors are to be feared.”—Stow.
For well we
A choir of
1 i. e. cudgels. See Nares' Glossary in v. who quotes this very passage from Stow's London.
J. W. W.
marchethe to tho mountaynes, and often it The Ten Tribes.
bathe befallen, that sume of the Jewes han " In that same regioun ben the moun- gon up the mountaynes, and avaled' down taynes of Caspye that men clepen Uber in to the valeyes; but gret nombre of folk the contree. Betwene tho mountaynes the ne may not do so, for the mountaynes ben Jews of ten lynages ben enclosed, that so hye and so streght up, that thei moste men clepen Gothe and Magothe, and their abyde there, maugre hire myghte, for thei mowe not gon out on no side. There mowe not gon out, but be a littille issue, weren enclosed 22 kynges with hire peple, that was made be strengthe of men, and it that duelleden betwene the mountaynes of lastethe wel a 4 grete myle; and aftre is Sythye. There Kyng Alisandre chacede there zit a lond alle desert, where men hem betwene tho mountaynes, and there be may fynde no watre, ne for dyggynge, ne thoughte for to enclose hem thorghe werk for non other thing, wherfore men may not of his men. But whan he saughe, that he
dwellen in that place : so is it fulle of myghte not don it, ne bryng it to an ende, dragounes, of serpentes and of other venyhe preyed to God of Nature, that he wolde mous bestes, that no man dar not passe, parforme that that he had begonne. And
but zif it be strong wyntre. And that alle were it so, that he was a Payneme and streyt passage, men clepen in that contree not worthi to ben herd, zit God of his grace Clyron ; and that is the passage that the closed the mountaynes togydre; so that Queene of Amazoine makethe to ben kept; thei dwellen there, alle faste ylokked and and thoghe it happene, sum of hem, be forenclosed with highe mountaynes alle aboute, tune to gon out, thei conen no manner of saf only on o syde; and on that syde is the langage but Ebrow, so that thei can not see of Caspye. Now may sum men asken, speke to the peple. And zit natheles, men sithe that the see is on that o syde wherfore seyn, thei schulle gon out in the tyme of Ango thei not out on the see syde, for to go tecrist, and that thei schulle maken gret where that hem lykethe ? But to this slaughtre of Cristene men, and therfore alle questioun Ischal answer, that see of Caspye the Jewes, that dwellen in alle londes, lergothe out be londe, undre the mountaynes nen alle weys to speken Ebrew, in hope and renneth be the desert at o syde of the that whan the other Jewes schulle gon out, contree; and aftre it strecchethe unto the that thei may undirstonden hire speche, endes of Persie. And all thoughe it be and to leden hem into Cristendom, for to clept a see, it is no see, ne it touchethe to destroye the Cristene peple. For the Jewes non other see, but it is a lake, the grettest seyn that thei knowen wel, be hire propheof the world. And thoughe thei wolden cyes, that thei of Caspye schulle gon out putten him into that see, thei ne wysten and spreden thorghe out alle the world, and never, where that thei scholde arryven, and that the Cristene men schulle ben undre hire also they conen no langage, but only hire subjeccioun als longe as thei han ben in owne, that no man knowethe but thei, and subjeccioun of hem. And zif that zee wil therefore mowe thei not gon out. And also wyte how that thei schulle fynden hire weye, zee schulle undirstonde, that the Jewes after that I have herd seye, I schalle telle han no propre lond of hire owne for to
In the time of Antecrist, a fox dwellen in, in alle the world, but only that schalle make there his trayne, and mynen an lond betwene the mountaynes. And zit thei zelden tribute for that lond to the
1 i. e, descended. See MENAGE in v. Avaller. Queen of Amazoine, the whiche makethe It is an old Anglo-Norman word made up from hem to ben kept in cloos fulle diligently, the Latin. Spenser and Chaucer both use it. that thei schalle not gon out on no syde, “Such a rain from heaven 'gan availe." but the cost of hire lond, for hire lond Troil, and Cress. Book ii.-J. W. W.
hole, where Kyng Alisandre leet make the playn that highte Megon, anon this cursed zates; and so longe he schalle mynen and Emperor mett with hem with his hoost, for perce the erthe til that he schalle passe to have slain hem and hewen hem to peces. thorghe, towardes that folke; and whan thei And anon the Cristene men kneleden to the seen the fox, theischulle have gret marveylle grounde and made hire preyeres to God to of him, because that thei saughe never suche sokoure hem, and anon a gret thikke clowde a best; for of alle othere bestes thei han cam and covered the Emperor and alle his enclosed amonges them, saf only the fox, hoost, and so thei enduren in that manere, and thanne thei schullen chasen him and pur- that thei ne mowe not gon out on no syde; suen him so streyte, tille that he come to and so schulle thei ever more abyden in the same place that he came fro, and thanne darknesse tille the day of dome, be the mythei schullen dyggen and mynen so strongly, racle of God. Also zee schulle understonde tille that thei fynden the zates that Kyng that out of that lond of derknesse, gothe out Alisandre leet make of grete stones and a gret ryvere, that schewethe wel, that passynge huge, wel symented and made there ben folk dwellynge be many redy stronge for the maystric, and tho zates thei tokenes, but no man dar not entre in to it." schulle breken, and so gon out, be fyndynge -Ibid. of that issue.”—MAUNDEVILLE.
Province of Darkness.
The Faery Falcon. “ In the kyngdom of Abcaz is a gret
“ In the contree of litille Ermonye is an marvaylle; for a provynce of the contree,
old castelle, that stont upon a rocke, the that hathe wel in circuyt 3 jorneyes, that which is cleped the castelle of the sparremen clepen Hanyson, is alle covered with hawk, that is bezonde the cytee of Layays, derknesse, withouten ony brightnesse or
beside the town of Pharsipee, that belonglight; so that no man may see ne here, ne
ethe to the lordschepe of Cruk, that is a no man dar entren in to hem. And natheles riche lord and a gode Cristene man : where thei of the contree seyn, that som tyme
men fynden a spare-hauk upon a perche men heren voys of folk, and hors nyzenge, righte fair, and righte wel made, and a and cokkes crowynge, and men witen wel, fayre lady of Fayrye that kepethe it, and who that men dwellen there; but thei knowe not
that wil wake that sparhauk 3 dayes and 3 what men, and thei seyn that the derknesse nyghtes (or 7) withouten companye and befelle be myracle of God; for a cursed
withouten sleep, that faire lady schal zeven Emperor of Persie that highte Saures, pur- him whan he hathe don, the first wyssche suede all Cristene men to destroye hem, and that he wil wyssche of erthely thinges, and to compelle hem to make sacrifises to his that hath been proved often tymes. And o ydoles; and rood with grete host, in alle that tyme befelle that a Kynge of Ermonye, that ever he myghte, for to confounde the Cris- was a worthi knyght, and doughty man, and And thanne in that contree,
a noble prince woke that hauk som tyme, dwelleden manye gode Cristene men, the
and at the ende of 7 days and 7 nyghtes, whiche laften hire godes, and wolde han fied
the lady cam to hym, and bad him wisschen, ir to Grece: and whan they weren in a
for he had wel disserved it; and he an
swered, that he was gret lord ynow, and " It is hardly necessary to say that this is wel in peece, and hadde ynowghe of worldly the old form for gates. It is a corruption of the ricchesse, and therfore he wolde wisshe non Anglo-Saxon 7 and y, as may be seen in the next
other thing but the body of that faire lady, extract, and is not said to be found except in MSS. written after the twelfth century.
to have it at his wille ; and sche answered J. W. W. hym, that he knew not what he asked, and