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them the use of gold and silver, the virtues | ounces, was fifteen and a half inches in meaof plants, and the power of incantations.- sure about the edge, about the length above Ibid. p. 135.
thirteen, about the breadth almost thirteen.
-Wood's Athena. vol. 2, p. 326. ORIGIN thought that the bodies of the saints at the resurrection would be sphe. HOPLOCRISMA spongus, or a sponge to rical.-Ibid. p. 163.
wipe away the weapon salve; wherein is
proved that the cure taken up among us, As Mr. Clarke says of St. Jerome (Ibid. by applying the salve to the weapon,
is p. 485), “ the tone of reflection varies as his magical and unlawful, A. D. 1631, by W. own skilful hand draws forth the music of Foster. Dr. Richard Fludd answered him, a well strung mind, or as he allows his in- “not without some scorn ;" and Osborne tellect to be played on in submission to the also ridicules him in an Essay, “on such as higher, or wild, or rude performance of condemn all they understand not a reason another."
for."-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 573.
Upon a misinterpretation of Job xxv. WM. WHATELY, vicar of Banbury, who 5,“ Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight;" | laid the foundation of Puritanism there, it was affirmed by some of the old heretics published, A. D. 1624, A Care - cloth, or (Priscellianists, I believe,), that the stars Treatise of the Cumbers and Troubles of have rational souls, and are capable of sin. Marriage.--Ibid. p. 639. --CLARKE's Ecc. Lit. vol. 2, p. 30.
VICTOR, who wrote against Augustine, and held that unbaptized infants might be
Names. saved, asserted that the cause of their hap- Faunt the Jesuit “ altered his Christian piness or misery was “God's foreknowing name of Arthur, because, as his kinsman what works they would have done had they tells us, (W. Burton, in his Description of lived, and rewarding them accordingly.”— Leicestershire, p. 10,) no kalendar saint was Ibid. vol. 2, p. 39.
ever of that name." He assumed that of
Laurence. — FULLER's Church History, p. ELIZABETH's accession, English exiles. “I 213. knew one right well,” says FULLER, “whose father amongst them, being desperately dis- CLASSIFICATION of ships from A 1, to 01. eased, was presently and perfectly cured - Report on Manufactures, 1833, p. 232. with the cordial of this good news.”—Ch. Hist. p. 52.
SCRIMANSKY and George Stone were bears
in the days of the bear garden.—Grey, Hua Tho. Newton translated from the Latin dibras, vol. 1, p. 127. of Gul. Gratarolus, A Direction for the Health of Magistrates and Students, namely, SACKERSON, whom Master Slender had such as be in their consistent age, or near seen loose twenty times, and taken him by thereunto. A.D. 1574.
the chain.-Merry Wives of Windsor, act i. There are extracts from it in the British Bibliographer, vol. 2, p. 414.
In one of Wolsey's inventories, is one Nic. Byfield the Puritan died at forty- bed called the Infantelage, and another four of the stone, after fifteen years' suf- called the Sun.-Ellis's Original Letters, fering. It weighs more than thirty-three | vol. 2, p. 15.
sum abbreviare, imò abrumpere planè, præDiana de Poictiers.
termisso eo, quod et tunc quam maximè A son of the Count de Furstenberg killed scriptum volui, nunc otii plusculum nactus, at the battle of Censolles, is called Vulcan nescio quàm nervosè, verbosè certè decrevi by P. Jovius. But the editor of Brantome pertractare.”—CRANMER to Osianler. Cransupposes that this must mean Wolfgang. - MER’s Remains, vol. 1, p. 303. Ibid. vol. 5, p. 4.
The once celebrated physician, Sirenus ANDREA Dona had a gallery called La Sammonicus, prescribes the fourth book of Temperance.--Ibid. p. 60.
the Iliad to be laid under the patient's head,
for a quartan ague.- Preface to Grey's DR. AKAKIA, whose portrait is in the Hudibras, p. xliii. town hall at Chalons, sur Marne.
In the island of Desolation, South Georgia, HERR! Denck an
and South Shetland, the seals have already David
been almost destroyed.-P. 515, Report of Ps. 131, V. 1.
Manufactures, 8c. 1833.
MEN of whom the best that can be said
is, that they are “ of the better sort of 1809.
beasts."—Henry MORE, Th. W. p. 88. An innkeeper at Ulm thus notified his piety and his name on a slate-coloured gilt stone " It was said of one who, with more incrucifix.-Downe's Letters, vol. 2, p. 44. dustry than judgment, frequented a college
library, and commonly made use of the worst MARIA GLORIOSA, a bell at Erfurth, said notes he met with in any author, that he to be the largest in Europe.-Ibid. p. 443. weeded the library.”—FULLER, Holy State,
AMAIMON, according to Reginald Scott, is king of the east; but, according to Ran- COMMUNICATING with the dead by keepdle Holme, his dominion is on the north ing their memory alive.--ADAM LITTLETON, side of the infernal gulf. Barbatos is a great p. 62, Funeral Sermon. countie or earl; he is like a sagittary, and hath thirty legions under him.-SHAKSPEAR, DR. BEALE made “rests for water on the (BOSWELL) N. vol. 8, p. 91.
body of Kentish codlin trees, and caused
water to be frequently poured into those "One of the first calico printers in France cavities. The effect was, that the apples came to England expressly in search of grew to an extraordinary size, but were ideas for next spring. He has visited all very insipid, and many of them had parts the shops in London, and has gone home in appearances much like the pulp of lemons. well satisfied. I went to Paris three weeks Some he suffered to hang on the tree as long ago for the same purpose.”—James THOM- as they would, and these became full of spots son, Report on Manufactures, 1833. P. 240. of the colour of earth, or like the rottenness
of an apple."—Abr.Phil. Trans. vol. 1, p. 335. SAYING of Francis the First about a fine Suckling gooseberries. woman, a fine horse, and a fine greyhound. Holder's classification of the elements of -BRANTOME, vol. 2, p. 406.
speech.-Ibid. p. 352.
A way of dwarfing men, by anointing -This point which at that time, “coactus the back bones in their very infancy with the grease of moles, bats, and dormice ; When the king of Fetou was dying of together with an intimation of the art used consumption, at Cape Corse, the Fetishers at Bononia to dwarf their dogs, by often not only made several pellets of clay, which washing (from the first day they are whelped) they ranged in order in his room, and sprintheir feet and back bone, thereby drying kled them with blood ; but besides they eat and hardening those parts, and so hinder- several muttons to his good health. Phil. ing their extension.
Trans. Abr. vol. 4, p. 201. From a Miscellanea Curiosa Medica Phy- At Copenhagen, a perspective of the late sica, published at Leipsic, 1670 ; the com- king of Denmark's family, the queen's fare mencement of an intended series. — Ibid. being in the middle, and eight princes and vol. 1, p. 562.
princesses round her, yet all conspire to “ Jeremiah Horrox died 1640, in the form the king's face, when seen through the twenty-second year of his age; born at hole of a glass tube.— Ibid. vol. 5, p. 48. Toxteth, Lancashire, and began to study Increase of a turnip from its seed to its astronomy at fourteen. He was the first full growth.-Ibid. vol. 6, p. 404-5. who predicted or saw Venus in the sun, and made from it many useful observations, An English gentleman showed me once though he was not aware of the great use in Holland, in 1687, a cherrystone, with that was to be made of it. And his new 124 heads on the outside of it, so that you theory of lunar motions Newton made the might distinguish with the naked eye popes, groundwork of all his astronomy relative to | emperors, kings, and cardinals by their the moon.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 12.
crowns and mitres. It was purchased in Christian Adolphus Baldiunus, who acci- Prussia, where it was made, for £300 Engdentally discovered phosphorus, thought lish, and is now in London (1703), there that it contained the red spark, yea, the having been a law-suit not long since commost secret soul (secretissima anima) of the menced about it in Chancery.-Phil. O'ran. fire and light of nature, consequently the Abr. vol. 5, p. 49. innate and invisible fire of philosophers,
Dr. William Oliver. attracting magnetically the visible fire of the sun, and afterwards emitting and dif
LEUWENHOECK says, that in any quantity fusing in the dark the splendour of the same.
whatever of sand you cannot find two par-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 368.
ticles that are entirely alike. He gives One Signor Zagonius had a way of mak- drawings of them magnified. — Ibid. p. 94. ing out of the Bologna stone calcined sta
DERHAM (ibid. p. 394), says that some of tues and pictures, variously shining in the dark.-- Ibid. vol. 2, p. 382.
his observations on the motion of sound may be useful to the Echometrician. “ Several
learned men, both ancient and modern, have “ IF I keep a passion, I'll never starve it carefully examined into that ludicrous and in my service.”—DRYDEN, vol. 2, p. 307.
agreeable phenomenon of sound called echo. Mock Astrologer.
I am persuaded, though any reflecting ob
ject were capable of returning all the syllaConclude instead of finis, with
bles of the following verse, ΚΟΓΞ ΟΜΠΑ Ξ. .
Vocali nymphæ, quæ nec reticere loquenti, Two barbarous words with which the mys- yet it could not reflect all the syllables of teries were closed and the assembly dis- this other, because its pronunciation is a missed; “ shewing," says Warburton, “ the little longer, mysteries not to have been originally Greek." | Corpus adhuc Echo, non vox erat, et tamen -Ibid. vol. 1, p. 204.
66 but ap
and much less repeat all the rough and long WILLIAM MANUEL (Mansel ?) a Welsh syllables of the following verse, though prodigy, three and a half years' old, reads fewer in number,
Welsh and English fluently in the usual, or Arx, tridens, vostris, sphinx, præster, tor
in an inverted, or thwart position, rida, seps, strix.
pears to prefer reading upside-down."
Manchester Courier, February 15, 1834. “ A BARE clinch will serve the turn; a carwichet,' a quarterquibble, or a pun."— In an island near Bombay, a large Wild Gallant, DRYDEN, vol. 1, p. 12. snake was found dead with a porcupine in
its belly. The snake had seized the porcuA COLLECTION of Geometrical Flowers, pine by the head, and had so sucked it in. presented to the Royal Society by Guido
When it was quite in, the quills, which Grandi, Abbot of the Cameldales, and Pro
were flatted down while it was going in, fessor of Mathematics at Pisa, 1723.
rose, ran through the snake's belly and This handful or bouquet of geometrical killed it: so that there was a monstrous roses is a dissertation on certain curves
snake dead, with the quills of a porcupine geometrically described in a circle, of a sticking out of it in many places." — Phil. nature more curious and fanciful than any Trans. Abr. 9, p.
102. way useful.-Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 6, p. 664.
Pigeons for many ages built under the MR. DowNES bas observed in several
roof of the great church at Pisa ; their dung countries, distinguished by what he calls a local physiognomy, that it is most percep-church was consumed.-Ibid.
(spontaneously) took fire at last, and the
143. tible in the women.—Letters from the Continent, vol. 1, p. 202.
APPLES, as well as pears and coleworts, Half the diary of Philip the Fair, on
&c. are affected by their neighbours; so waxed wooden tablets, is in the library at
that it may be of importance to the curious Geneva. Queen Christina purchased the in fruits to take care how their trees are other half at Paris, and presented it to the sorted, and what company they keep.Vatican.-Ibid.
Ibid. p. 169. 248.
p. A Jew told the Ulm physician (Johan VIVIPAROUS animalculæ, ergo, all aniMarius) that by wearing a cap of beaver's malculæ are not produced from eggs. fur, anointing the head once a month with Ibid. p. 203. oil of castor, and taking two or three ounces The ergo not conclusive, because, as in of it in a year,
“ one's memory will be so the aphis, an impregnation might suffice for strengthened as to remember every thing many generations. one reads." The Dr. (Marius) conjectures that this notion might at first have brought An altar to Silvanus, erected by C. Tathe use of the beaver's fur into request for tius Veturius Micianus, Præf. Alæ Sebosihats.-Phil. Trans. Abr. 7, 642.
anæ, ob aprum eximiæ formæ captum, quem
multi Antecessores ejus prædari non potuAéyeral ön kaì öde o lóyos, époà uèr erunt. V.S. L. P. i. e. votum solvens lubens où me Javós."—HERODOTUS, Thalia, $ 3. posuit. “Silvano morato sacrum" is the first
line, and this makes the inscription com1 Not an uncommon word. NARES in v.
plete. It was found near Stanhope, in the quotes from BUTLER's Remains, “ He has all
bishoprick of Durham.—Ibid. p. 470. sorts of echoes, rebuses, chronograms, &c. be. sides caruichets, clenches, and quibbles.” Vol. ii. p. 120.-J. W. W.
The first anecdote relating to Sir Wil
liam Jones is, that at the age of three years The temple of Vesta, at Tivoli, was purand not quite nine months, he was weighed chased many years ago by an English nobefore the Royal Society against a dwarf, bleman, who meant to have it removed to John Coan by name. The dwarf weighed his own grounds. The Roman government thirty-four pounds, the child thirty-six. most properly issued a prohibition.— Ibid. The dwarf, with shoes, hat, and wig on, measured thirty-eight five-tenths inches ; the child, without any thing on his head, “The black shining sand which we throw thirty-seven seven-tenths.— Ibid. vol. 10, upon writing to prevent blotting is found
on the shore of the Canary Islands. It
seems to have been thrown out of volcanoes; 1753. Altar at York discovered, Matri- and is certainly the most perfect iron, for bus Africis, Italicis, Germanicis. — Ibid. p. the loadstone will lick up every grain. Ex317.
periments have been made without effect to
turn this sand into bar iron; yet I am The first rope-dancer had once been a credibly informed that a gentleman in Lonmonkey; the first who threw a somerset, a
don understands this secret, and has a cast tumbler pigeon.
of razors made of this same black, shining
sand.”—Glas. p. 271. Cornage' a better tenure for his Crispin than that by which Don Carlos's bootinaker EDUCATION of singing birds. — A robin held his office. “ Son cordonnier luy avoit sung three parts in four nightingale, the fait une paire de bottes très-mal faites : il rest of his song was what the bird-catchers les fit mettre en petites pieces, et fricasser call rubbish -- or no particular note whutcomme tripes de bæuf, et les luy fit manger ever.” Imitative poetry is of this kind.toutes devant luy, en sa chambre, de cette Phil. Trans. Abr. 13. p. 444. façon.”—BRANTOME, vol. 5, p. 134.
This might do for the last motto, The pain which our affections suffer from “Let's fairly part, my book; Time calls a solution of continuity.
And when Time calls, there's no excuse to BREECHING, the apanthroposis of a boy.
stay." It was like the change from grub to but
Being PARTRIDGE's Farewell to his terfly, without the intermediate aurelian
Almanack, 1686. state of torpidity.
What was the assumption of the toga to SEE Paracelsus de Meteoris, c. 3, for his this !
theory of “ tenebriferous stars, by whose in
fluence night is brought on, for that they Temple of Rediculus near Rome, sup- do ray out darkness and obscurity upon the posed to have been erected to the God of earth, as the sun does light." — SAUNDERS, Return after Hannibal raised the siege of 1686, December. the city.-DOWNEs, vol. 1, p. 407.
THERE could not, as Bishop Hacket has The first indication of Canova's genius shown (p. 1912), be a name of better omen was manifested at an inn, where he was ob- than D. none which contained so large a served modelling in butter.-Ibid. p. 500. number of happy significations, bearing a
! See suprà, p. 456. The term has been ex. plained before. See suprà, p. 206.-J. W.W.
? This extract is worked up from Bishop Hacket's words, not quoted exactly.-J. W. W