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SIMSON, or SYMSON, Andrew. ginta Hebdomadum Explicatio et Rudimenta Grammatices. Edinb. Vaticinii Jacobi Interpretatio, et 1587, 8vo.

Disquisitio de Vaticiniis Sibyllinis. Mentioned in Rnddiman's Catalogue, Oxon. 1652, folio, 7s.6d. 1757. Several times reprinted without

With portrait of the author, æt. 73.the author's name.

Ad Comitem Fermelodunensium Car- Lug. Bat. 1729, folio, 10s, 6d. men. Edinb. 1610, 4to.

Matt. The present State of Andrew. Lexicon Anglo- Scotland, by Matt. Symson. Lond. Græco-Latinum Novi Testamenti. 1738, 8vo. Lond. 1658, folio.

Some copies are anonymous. A work of prodigious labour, but in Patrick. The Historie of the manner useless, by which, according to the Church since the Days of our SaGreek and Latin, English and Latin, and viour Jesus Christ untill this preGreek and English.'

sent Age, by Patrick Symson. Lond. Andrew, Minister of Kirken. 1624, 4to. per, and afterwards printer in

Gordonstoun, 2069, 4s. 6d. — Again,

Lond. 1634, folio. Edinburgh. Large Description of

This work was originally published in Galloway, from the Sibbald and separate parts, as follows: 1. A Short Macfarlane MSS. Edited by T. Compend of the Historie of Persecutions Maitland. Edinb. 1823, small 8vo. 1613. II. A Short Compend of the Arian

Tripatriarchichon, or the Lives of the and Eutychian Persecutions comprised in Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the iv. v. and vi. Centuries, etc. Edinb. Verse. Edinb. 1705, 8vo.

A. Hart, 1615. III. A Shorte Compend of For an account of this strange book, the Growthe of the Romane Antichrist see Campbell's Introduction to the History comprised in the vu. viii. and ix, Cenof Poetry in Scotland, p. 143,

turies, etc. Edinb. Hart, 1616, small 4to. De Gestis Gulielmi Vallæ, Scotiæ olim Gordonstoun, 2 vols. 2068, 5s. Inglis, 1389, Custodis, Collectanea varia. Edinb. 1705, vol. i. 14s. Nassau, pt. ii. 1186, Gs. 12mo.

According to Dr. M'Crie, 'The works Unio politico-poetico-joco-seria, in En- of Patrick Simson contain a succinct his. glish Verse. Edinb. 1706, 4to.

tory of the Christian Church, written in a Archibald. Hieroglyphica style, which, though not correct, is spirit. Animalium Terrestrium, &c. &c., ed, and breathes a classical air. quæ in Scripturis Sacris inveniun

Rob. M.D. Opera quædam tur. Edinb. 1622-4, 4to. 4 parts.

Geometrica, post Mortem ejus, imThe object of this curious work is to pensis Philippi Comitis Stanhope illustrate the various subjects of natural impressa. Glasg. Foulis, 1776, history mentioned in the Scriptures. 4to. Constable, 1063, 16s. A Sacred Septenarie, or Exposition on 11. 6s.

Hibbert, 7519, 10s. 6d. Constable, 1065, the vii Psalms of Repentance, viz. 6, 25,

Sectionum Conicarum Libri V. Edinb. 32, 38, 51, 130, 143. Lond. 1638, 4to. Exposition on the second Epistle of treatise. –Edinb. 1750, 4to. LARGE PAPER.

1735, 4to. An accurate and valuable St. Peter. Lond. 1632, 4to.

Constable, 1064, 11. David. A genealogical and Elements of the Conic Sections, the historical Account of the illustrious first three Books, translated from the Name of Stuart, from the first Ori- Latin Original, for the Use of Students of

Mathematics. Edinb. 1775, 8vo. - New ginal to the Accession to the Im- edition, revised. Glasgow, 1817, 8vo. perial Crown of Scotland. Edinb.

Treatise concerning Porisms: trans1712, 8vo.

lated from the Latin, by John Lawson. Reed, 5714, 6s. 6d. Lloyd, 1161, 85.- Canterbury, 1777, 4to. Reissued, with a new title, 1713, 8vo. Account of the Life and Writings of

Ed. Chronicon, Historiam Dr. Robert Simson, by William Trail, Catholicam complectens, ab Orbe LL.D. Lond. Nicol, 1812, 4to. puh. 159 condito ad An. Christi 71 ; septua- pp. 756-7.


SIMSON, William. De Accentibus cies and varieties. Privately printed at Hebraicis breves et perspicuæ Re- the

expense of the Duke of Bedford.

Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis, or an gulæ. Lond. 1617, sm. 8vo. account of the results and experiments

This work is curious, as the first pro- of the produce of nutritive qualities from duction on Hebrew literature which ap- different grasses, &c. used as the food of peared in Scotland.'— Orme.

Domestic Animals. Lond. 1824, royal 8vo. SINCLAIR, George. Hydrosta- 60 plates, pub. at 11. 10s.,. or coloured, ticks, or the Force, Weight, and lication, with additions, of the folio work, Pressures of fluid Bodies made with lithographic plates instead of dried

- Fourth edition, considerably evident by physicall and sensible specimens.

abridged, but revised, and with the addi. Experiments ; together with some tion of a chapter on the Weeds of Agrimiscellaný Observations, the last culture. Lond. 1838, 8vo, with 45 coloured whereof is a short History of Coal. plates, pub. at 11. 10s. Edinb. 1678, 4to.

Sir John, Bart. Statistical With a frontispiece and plates. Gor. Account of Scotland, drawn up donstoun, 2121, 11s. Some copies were reissued with a new title, Natural Phi- from the Communications of the losophy, improved by new experiments, Ministers of the different Parishes. 1681, 4to.

Edinb. 1791-99, 8vo. 21 vols. Ars Nova et Magna Gravitatis. Roter. dami, 1669, 4to. A bitter attack on this

A most valuable publication, in which work appeared under the title of The Sir John records, that he had united the great and new Art of weighing Vanity, in one work. Sotheby's, in April, 1823,

labours of above nine hundred individuals or a Criticism on Sinclair's Hydrostaticks.

81. 13s. By Patrick Mathers, Arch-Bedal of S. Andrews, (i.e. James Gregory). Glasg. Lond. 1782, 8vo. Bindley, pt. iii. 668,

Observations on the Scottish Dialect. 1672, 18mo.

4s, 6d. Horne Tooke, 651, 178. Satan's invisible World discovered; or

The History of the Public Revenue of a choice Collection of Relations anent the British Empire. Lond. 1785, 9, 90, Devils, Spirits, Witches, and Apparitions. 4to. 3 parts. — Third edition, 1803-4, 8vo. Edinb. 1755, 12mo. Stanley, 753, 11. 7s. 3 vols. Best edition. This work was long a favourite with the

The Code of Health and Longevity, or a lower classes, and has been frequently concise View of the Principles calculated reprinted,

for the Preservation of Health, and the George Sinclair, who was Professor of Attainment of long Life. Being an AtPhilosophy in the University of Glasgow, tempt to prove the Practicability of conpublished several other treatises on Ma- densing, within a narrow Compass, the thematics, &c.

most material Information hitherto accuGeorge. Hortus Gramineus mulated, regarding the different Arts and Woburnensis. With numerous Edinb. 1807, 8vo. 4 vols.

Sciences, or any particular Branch thereof.

Strettell, 1306, dried specimens of Agricultural 15s.6d. Duke of York, 4767, 198. An Grasses cultivated by the Duke of abridgement of this work has been pubBedford. Lond. 1816, royal folio, Sixth Edition is, Lond. 1844, 8vo. portrait,

lished in one volume in 8vo., of which the 151. 159.

11. reduced, 7s. This volume contains an account of Code of Agriculture, including Obser: the results of experiments on the pro- vations on Gardens, Orchards, Woods, duce and nutritive quality of different and Plantations. Lond. 1819 8vo. 11. 1s. GRASSES, and other plants, used as the

Account of the Systems of Husbandry food of the more valuable domestic ani. adopted in the more improved Districts mals; instituted by John

Duke of of Scotland.

Edinb. 1812, 8vo. 2 vols, Bedford. It is illustrated with dried

portraits and plates.- Third edition, 1814, specimens of the plants upon which these 8vo. 2 vuls. experiments have been made, and prac

Memoirs of the Life and Works of Sir tical observations on their natural habits, and the soils best adapted to their John Sinclair, Bart., by his son, Arch

deacon Sinclair. growth; pointing out the kinds most

Lond. 1837, post 8vo. profitable for permanent pasture, irrigated 2 vols. 11. 1s., reduced, 7s. meadows, dry or upland pasture, and the The Correspondence of Sir John Sinalternate husbandry ; accompanied with clair, from 1780 to 1830; with Reministhe discriininating characters of the Spe- cences of the Most Distinguished Charac

or, the

ters who have appeared in Great Britain, SION IN DISTRESS ; and in Foreign countries, during that Groans of the Protestant Church period. Lond. 1831, 8vo. 2 vols. portrait, and facsimiles of 200 Autographs. Pub for many years past. The second at 11. ss., reduced, 10s. 6d.

Edition corrected and amended. Sir John Sinclair has published many Lond. 1682, 12mo. other works on Agriculture, Finance, &c.

Pp. 128. Bibl. Anglo-Poet, 701, 16s. — SINCLAIR, John G.

Celebrated 1681, with a folding plate. Bindley, pt. Causes and interesting Occurrences. iii. 854, 138. 6d. Heber, pt. ii. 118. 1802, 18mo. 3 vols.

SION COLLEGE. Bibliothecæ SINGER, Samuel Weller. Re- Cleri Londinensis in Collegio Sionsearches into the History of Play- ensi Catalogus, duplici Forma coning Cards ; with Illustrations of cinnatus. Auctore Gulielmo Readthe Origin of Printing and Engrav. ing. Lond. 1724, folio. ing on" Wood. Lond. 1816, 4to.

A well.arranged catalogue, in two parts, 31. 38.

systematical and alphabetical.- Per J.

S(pencer). Lond. 1650, 4to. This origiOf this valuable and interesting work nal catalogue by Spencer contains some two hundred and fifty copies were printed. books which are not described in ReadBrockett, 2848, morocco, 31. 3s. Hibbert, ing's later edition. See READING, Wm. 7522, 31. 13s. 6d. Bindley, pt. iii. 1829, 21. 129. 60. Strettell, 1457, 31. 4s. Utter SIRINUS, Tho. See FLEMING, son, in 1860, 21. 19s, Holland, 1860, 21. 15s. Patrick.

Some Account of the Book printed at Oxford, in 1468, under the title of Expo- Historical View of the Literature

SISMONDI, J. C. L. Simonde de. sicio Sancti Jeronimi in Simbolo A postolorum, considered to be the first book of the South of Europe, translated printed in England. Lond. 1812, 8vo. with Notes, by Thomas Roscoe, Fifty copies printed for private distribution. Brockett, 2769, 8s.

Hib- Esq. Lond. 1823, 8vo. 4 vols. bert, 7422, 10s. 6d. Bindley, pt. iii, 723, Published at 21. 16s. 13s. 6d. Gutch, 1858, 8s. In this volume Sotheby's, March, 1844, 4 vols. 21. 2s.-Mr. Singer advocated the authenticity of Second edition, with all the Notes of the long-controverted date of this famous the last French edition. The Specimens Oxford book, but he soon after changed of Early French, Italian, Spanish, and his opinion, as he acknowledged to Dr. Portuguese Poetry, translated into EnDibdin. He has since recanted more for- glish verse by Cary, Wiffen, Roscoe, and mally in a letter printed in Sotheby's others, including extracts from Byron's Principia Typographica, vol. 3, page 19. unpublished translation of Casti's Novelle A copy of the said book was sold at Galanti. With a new Memoir of the Alle Sotheby's, March 19, 1862, for 801. See thor, and an enlarged Index. Lond. (Bohn's JEROME, St., p. 1198.

Standard Library), 1846, post 8vo. 2 vols. Remarks on (Sir F. Madden's] Glossary 78. to the Ancient Metrical Romance of Considerations sur Genève dans ses Havelok the Dane. (Lond. 1829), 4to. Rapports avec l'Angleterre et les Etats Privately printed.

Protestants. Lond. 1814, 8vo. Wayland Smith; a Dissertation on a History of the Crusades against the Tradition of the Middle Ages, from the Albigenses, in the 13th century, with an French of G. B. Depping and Francisque Introductory Essay by the Translator, Michel, with Additions, by S. W. Singer. Lond. 1826, 8vo. 88. Lond. Pickering, 1847, 12mo. 46. 6d. The History of the Battles of Cressy and Tradition of Wayland Smith and his cave Poictiers, with interlineal translation in forms one of the incidents in Sir Walter English. Lond. 1831, 12mo. Scott's “ Kenilworth."

A Review of the progress of Religious The Text of Shakespeare Vindicated. Opinions during the nineteenth Century. See p. 2335.

Translated from the French, by T. B. R. Early English Poets. See POETS, p. 1900. Lond. 1826, 8vo. 3s. 6d.

See CAVENDISA, Geo. (Life of Wolsey). Political Economy, and the Philosophy HOMER, (Hymns by Chapman), p. 1099. of Government; with an Historical SELDEN, Jolin, (Table Talk). SUAKE- N tice of his Life and Writings. By M. SPEARE, Wm. SPENCE, Joseph.

Migne. Lond. 1841, 8vo. 128.-1849, 8vo.

6s. SINGLETON, Captain. See DEFOE,

There is a long article on Sismondi and Daniel,

his Works in Quarterly Rev. vol. 72.

p. 257.


Sisson, Joseph Lawson. Historic Translated ont of Latin by A. P. Lond. Sketch of the Parish Church, Wake- by lohn Wolfe, 1590, 4to.

Life of Pope Sixtus V. See LETI, field. Lond. 1824, 4to. 158. Gregorio, p. 1347. LARGE PAPER, 11. 10s.


SKEFFINGTON, Sir John, Knt. and The Brvtish Thvnderbolt: or rather feeble Fier.Flash of Pope Sixtus the fift, Bart. The Heroe of Lorenzo, or the against Henrie the most excellent King Way to Eminence and Perfection, of Nauarre, and the most noble Henrie

a Piece of serious Spanish Wit, Borbon, Prince of Condie, togither with a Declaration of the manifold Insufficiencie originally in that Language writ. of the same. Translated out of Latin into ten. Lond. 1652, 12mo. English by Chr. Fetherstone, Minister

A translation from the Spanish, with of God's Word. Lond. by Arnold Hat additions and address to the Reader, field, for G. B. and R. Newberry, 1586, by I. W supposed to be Izaak Walton. Svo.' Contains 321 pages, besides dedica- Heber, pt. ii. 5553, 1s. Sotheby's (Picktion to the Earl of Leicester, address to ering), pt. ii. 3324, 31. 35. Bliss, pt. i. the reader, and the blessings of Pope 21. 12s. 6d. See Notes and Queries, vol. ii. Sixtus V., likewise the declaration, &c. at the end. Reed, 508, 7s. 6d.

Sir Lumley St. George. A Declaration of the Sentence and Deposition of Elizabeth the Usurper and Songs to the Sleeping Beauty, a pretended Quene of Englande. 1588. Melo-Drama. Lond. 1805, 8vo. BROADSIDE, consisting of 81 lines. Print Besides the Sleeping Beauty, which ed a sheet measuring nineteen had a great run at Drury Lane, this inches by seventeen and a half. This gentleman was the author of Maids and scurrilous Excommunication is in sub- Bachelors and various other successful stance the famous Bull of Pope Sixtus V., dramas; but we believe the above is the but with considerable and remarkable only one of his productions which has apvariations. It was intended to be posted peared in print. Sir Lumley was an ec

the walls throughout England, if centric man and a notorious fop, but very the Armada had been successful, and amiable, and received into the best society. sets forth the reasons why Elizabeth He was frequently caricatured, and is is not worthy of wearing the Crown of quizzed by Byron in his English Bards England, or even to live; and threatens and Scotch Reviewers. He died Dec. 9, with Excommunication and corporal 1850, at the advanced age of 82.

The punishment all persons who after this writer of this (H. G. B.) knew him well, Notice shall yield obedience to, or in any and has given an account of him in his way assist her; and it promises to all letter-press to Gillray's Caricatures, pp. those who will lend assistance to the 456-7. cause, Plenary Indulgence, and pardon for all their sins. It describes her as 'an

SKELDON HAUGHS; or, the Sow heretike, 'a bastard, conceyved and is flitted. 1818, 4to. borne by incestuous adultery,' ' an unjust Printed at the Auchinleck private press 11surper,''a perjurer,' 'a murtherer,' and of Sir Alex. Boswell, Boswell, 3070, 11. with other similar epithets. On the Eyton, May, 1848, 7s. failure of the Expedition this broadside was so studiously suppressed and de SKELTON, John. Poetical Works. stroyed, that its very existence has been (Now first accurately printed from denied. printed at Antwerp, and, although attri- existing Manuscripts and ancient buted to Cardinal Allen, is considered editions.) With Notes, and some to have been really penned by Father Account of the Author and his Robert Parsons. The only copy known was marked in Mr. Henry &. Bohn's Writings, by the Rev. Alexander Guinea Catalogue at 51, 58., and lingered Dyce. Lond. T. Rodd, 1843, 8vo. there for more than a year. The same 2 vols. published at 1l. 12s. resold at Sotheby's, Dec. 1st, 1862, produced 311.

Gutch, 1858, 195, THICK PAPER. 25

copies printed. Bandinel, Aug. 1861, An Oration of Pope Sixtus V. upon 21, 11s. An Addenda to Vol. 2, pages 485, the Death of the late French King Henrie was delivered after the publication, but III. with Anti-Sixtus a Confutation. in some copies is wanting.


SKELTON- continued.

by Richard Pynson, printer to the Kyngs There is a long notice of this edition most noble grace. n. d. 4to. 10 leaves. in Gent.'s Mag. N.S. vol. 22, p. 227, and in Heber, pt. viii. 2655, with the two preQuiarterly Rev. vol. 73, p. 510.

vious articles, in morocco, by Lewis, 301. For notices respecting this poet and his 10s. Of the above three pieces these are publications, see Wood's Athen. Oxon. by the only perfect copies of these known. Bliss, Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannica, Merie Tales, newlye imprinted, and Warton's History of English Poetry, made by Master Skelton, Poet-Laureat. Sect. xxxiii. Ritson's Bibliographia Po


by Thomas Colwell, n. d. 12mo. etica, Brydges' Censura Literaria, and BLACK LETTER. Warton gives the date Retrospective Review.

of 1575 to these Tales (Hist. Eng. . The power, the strangeness, the volu- Poetry, vol. ii. p. 336), Mr. Dyce says, bility of his language, the audacity of his

upon what authority I know not." Steesatire, and the perfect originality of his vens, 1079, 51. lös. 6d. Heber, pt. ix. 251. manner, made Skelton one of the most

10s, extraordinary writers of any age or

Magnyfycence, a goodly interlude and country,'--Southey (Common-Place Book). a mery deuysed and made by Mayster

Pithy, pleasaunt and profitable Workes Skelton, late deceasyd. [Imp. by John of Maister Skelton, Poete Laureate. Rastell,] fol. xxx folios. A copy is in the Nowe collected, and newly published. University Lib. at Cambridge, and anAnno 1568. Lond. by Tho. Marshe, 12mo. other, imperfect, is in the British Mu. BLACK LETTER. Strettell, 1349, morocco, seum.-Lond. 1821, 4to. Presented to the 161. 59. 60. Sir M. M. Sykes, pt. iii. 261, | Members of the Roxburghe Club by Mr. mor. 191. 88, 6d. Lloyd, 1144, mor. 241. 38. Justice Littledale. Boswell, 3061, 3i. 19s. Roxburghe, 3263, 321. 11s. Heber, pt. iv. Dent, pt. ii. 1219, 21. 3s. Eyton, 1275, 13s. 61. 16s. 6d. Singer, pt. iii. last leaf fac. simile, 41. 8s.

A ryght delectable tratyse upon a Reprinted, Lond. 1736, 12mo. An goodly Garlande or Chapelet of Laurell, imperfect and carelessly edited edition. by mayster Skelton, Poet laureat, studyA preface is prefixed, containing some ously dyuysed at Sheryfhotton Casteil. account of the author's life. Nassau, pt.

In ye Foreste of Galtres, &c. Impriuted ii. 482, 11. 1s. Sir M. M. Sykes, pt. lii.by me Rycharde Faukes, 1523, 4to. 26

leaves. 362, uncut, 11. 8s. Reed, 7652, 17. 12s.

On the title-page is a portrait Hibbert, 1428, morocco, il. 12s. Gough, of Skelton seated in his study, and in the 8281, 11. 13s. Bindley, pt. iii. 1133, 11. 14s.

verso a whole-length figure of a man White Knights, 3862, 21. Roxburghe, holding a branch in one hand and a flower 3264, 21. 6s. Bibl. Anglo-Poet. 687, 31.

in the other, with the words at the top

Skelton Poeta.' Heber, pt. iv, 21. 108.

A copy of the work is Skelton's Poems will be found in the se

in the Library of K. George II. now in cond volume of Chalmers' Edition of the

the British Museum. In this piece Poets.

Skelton enumerates many of his compoThe Nigramansir, a morall Enterlude sitions which are no longer extant. and a pithie, written by Maister Skelton, A lytell treaty se named the Bowge of Laureate, and plaid before the King and Courte. Lond. by W. de Worde. 4to. other Estatys at Woodstoke, on Palme ten leaves. On the title-page is a woodSunday. Lond. by W. de Worde, 1504, cut of three men and a woman. 4to. Described in Warton's History of is among Bishop More's hooks in the English Poetry, vol. ii. pp. 360-61, 4to. public library at Cambridge.- Emprynted But the existence of the work is denied at Westmynster by me Wynkynthé by Ritson.

Worde, n. d. 4to. On the title-page is a Skelton Laureate agaynste & comely wood-cut of a fox and a bear, Coystrowne, that curyowsly chawated Collyn Clout. Lond. by Thomas Godand curyshly cowntred, And madly in hys fray, sm. 8vo. Quoted in Dibdin's Typ. Muskkys mokkyshly made Agaynste the Antiq. vol. 3, p. 71. - Lond. by Jolin ix Musys of polytyke Poems & Poettys Wyghte, 12mo. D6, in eights, pp. 60, matryculat. (Richard Pynson) 4to, 4 BLACK LETTER. Steevens, 1078. Bibl. leaves, wood-cut of Skelton on the title Anglo-Poet. 686. Heber, pt. iv. Bl. Ss. page.

Bright, 51, 58.-Lond Abr. Veale, 12mo. Here folowythe dyvers Balettys and -Lond. A. Kytson, 12mo. Sir P. ThomDyties solacyous devysyd by Master son, 667, 61. 25. 6d. Heber, pt. iv. 2362, Skelton, Laureat. (Richard Pyoson), 4to. | 31. 155. ; 2361, with Why come ye not to 4 leaves, wood-cut of Skelton on the title Court, A. Kytson, Phillip Sparow, Abr. page.

Veale, Certaine bokes, Jhon Daye, the A Replycacion agaynst certayne yong last imperfect, 81. 185. 'A copy is in the scolers abiured of late, &c. Imprinted British Museum.-Lond. by me Rych

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