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similitude which will increase into many to believe, that the nightingale often sings applications. It is animal fæcundum, a bird till she bursts !! of a most teeining fertility; whether any
that flies doth breed oftener I am not certain, I
This man says,
“Man is nothing but selfbelieve not many.
Such fecundity then is | interest incarnate," the philosophy of an inalways in a lively faith. It hath no gall, fidel.” — Ibid. p. 150. And nowhere is it or, if Aristotle hath observed it better than more broadly stated. What makes the Engothers, so small a one that it can scarce lish, he says, enjoy that liberty and probe perceived ; now the gall is the draught perty which other neighbouring subjects of cholerical matter in man's body, out of want, but our own happy ill nature, ibid. ; which distemper proceed anger, revenge, and he proceeds to show (p. 151) that might and malice. Notable, too, is this bird's is right, and nothing can be unjust ! See harmlessness; it hath neither beak nor talons p. 221, ibid. for more of this philosophy! to tyrannize over smaller creatures, sine armis extra, sine felle intus. The smallest But he might well wonder how those men flies or gnats may hum about it, and take no “who by their hard censures of the Almighty harm, for it devours nothing wherein there make salvation seem almost impossible, is life. And it is a cleanly feeder; not should ever marry,-since, according to their pecking like crows and vultures upon car- belief, it is above ten thousand to one that rion, but picking up grains of corn, and the the children they may have will be damned.” purest fruits of the field. And it is a bird –P. 159. of strong flight.
It is impossible to teach a dove to sing a OPINIONS concerning the body of Moses. cheerful tune, for Nature hath engrafted in - Bishop Hacket, p. 429. it a solemn mourning, gemitus pro cantu. Here the parallel failed in D.'s case. "Αρισος μεν άρισος is held in these days
for a truer axiom than Pindar's. “ Such wits as delighted in holy ingenuity have applied the several parts of
Image was a word of Dryden's, at least Christ's merits and sufferance and passion often used by him in his prefaces. Then unto us in the notions of physic and chi
came idea ; now we have emanation. What rurgery.— There was no disease of sin
next? effluences, perhaps. whereof we were not sick, there was no kind of cure to be invented which was not prac
Prologo Galeato, the title party-colourtised to restore us.” But the conceit is pur- ed, because the book is motley ; red letters, sued in a manner rather to cause displeasure because a holy day book. than edification.-Bishop Hacker, p. 241.
The mixture of the work like Punch.
Difference between tragi-comedy in Nons are said to be sealed of the tribe Shakespeare and in Otway. of Dan. Bishop Hacket (p. 402) approves
Cramp rings were blest by the King on the interpreter who explains that the reason
Good Friday. They were put in a bason, why Ephraim and Dan are not in the list, was because they were the first, after the death of Moses, who let in idolatry, in the
Nightingales and bullfinches, it is well
known, will over-sing themselves. We all rematter of Micah ; and therefore their names
collect VINNY BOURNE's Stradæ Philomela, are not in the blessing of that book of life. Tuque etiam in modulos surgis Philomela :
Viribus, heu impar, exanimisque cadis.” Blount (Philost. N. 134) says, and seems
J. W. W.
the King was to pass his hands over them, tection.". SIR EGERTON BRYDGES, Autob. or into them, and say a prayer ; they were vol. 2, p. 13. to be sprinkled with holy water.
" Kent's style of architecture predomi“ That Paradise Lost of Milton's," says nated during his life, and his oracle was so RYMER, " which some are pleased to call a much consulted by all who affected taste,
that nothing was thought complete without
his assistance. He was not only consulted QUARLES.
for furniture, as frames of pictures, glasses, “ Small store of manners when the King chairs, &c. but for plate, for a barge, and says come
even for a cradle. And so impetuous was And feast at court, to say I've meat at fashion, that two great ladies prevailed on home.”
him to make designs for their birthday Not if the King has dirty cooks, who spoil gowns. The one he dressed in a petticoat
the good meat. It is better then to take of decorated with columns of five orders; one's own cold fragments at home, or even
other like bronze, in copper-coloured satin, to dine with the Duke.
with ornaments of gold. He was not more
happy in other works to which he applied All persons after sixty ought to wear a his genius."—Biographical Sketches of Emiwig, says Sir John Sinclair, Code of nent Artists. Health, p. 455.
What a physician ought and ought not
- RABEWEARING a wig is an excellent practice
to be in appearance and manners.-for the old, the tender, and the studious.
LAIS, vol. 8, p. 428-9. Ibid.
PHALLAS, the horse which Heraclius rode
in his great victory, the battle of Nineveh, “ The abilities and the eloquence of that
and who, though wounded in the thigh, branch of the Pitt family who were created
“ carried his master safe and victorious Earls of Chatham and Lords Camelford was owing to a fortunate connection they made rians.”—GIBBON, vol. 8, p. 249.
through the triple phalanx of the barbawith a Miss Innes of Redball, in the Highlands of Scotland. And the talents of the
HALL, p. 582.- Horses in a pageant ill family of Dundas of Arniston have also
named. been attributed to the marriage of one of their ancestors with a Miss Sinclair, of the “ Ano. You gave those ships most strange, family of Stevenson, in East Lothian."
most dreadful, and Ibid. Appendix, p. 11.
Unfortunate names ; I never look'd they'd This is given in proof that “ the talents
prosper. and structure of the mind are derived from Rom. Is there any ill omen in giving the mother, and that the abilities of many names to ships ? families may be traced to one distinguished Ano. Did you not call one The Storm's female who introduced talent into it, or,
Defiance ? according to a common expression, mother Another The Scourge of the Sea ? and the wit.”—Ibid. p. 11.
The Great Leviathan ? “ I BELIEVE they call a provincial horse, Rom.
Very right, sir. not known on the great arena of New- Ano. Very devilish names, market, a blind horse, whose pedigree and All three of them; and surely I think they history may be falsified, without easy de
Curst in their very cradles, I do mean
Boyle describes a colt with one double
Nisgan horses the largest and best. — eye in the middle of the forehead; the two STRABO, lib. xi. orbits being united into one very large round one, into which there entered one
On the ides of December the Romans pretty large optic nerve.-Phil. Trans. Abr. sacrificed a horse to Mars. vol. 1, p. 29.
THE Sportsman's Calendar, by Reginald The horses of Asios Hyrtacides? (N. xii
. Heber, Esq. 97), which Homer calls ailwves, are called by
? "After reading a portion of Homer in our
daily studies, he would make me read aloud the · The passage alluded to is, “Tøç dè Ngaiss same portion in every translation he possessed, in taç olc éxpwvto of Baoilsíc đpiotoic soi cai Pope, Cowper, Chapman, and Hobbes.” Life Meyiotois, K. T. č." p. 525, C.-J. W. W. and Correspondence, vol. vi. p. 241.-J. W.W.
she struck her bonnet against the roof of the HE Quixote Bowles frequently porch at our lodgings; the blow would not visited at Christ Church. I have have injured a butterfly's wing, but she deheard of him from Biddlecombe clared that it was Providence who had made
and the Jacksons. This man's her put on a bonnet that morning, which for memory was unco
ncommonly strong ; Grose, many months she had not worn. There is who loved to play upon his eccentricities, an idiot in the workhouse at Christ Church: would often affirm that he quoted wrongly. what is very singular his forehead shows no This used to irritate Bowles, he would offer marks of idiotcy, or any of his countenance to wager that he was right, rise from din
but his eyes; they have an open wild look, ner, bring the book, and prove to Grose, but it is the wildness of folly not of madwhat he never doubted, that he was exact The old countess believes like the to a word in his quotation.
Turks that all idiots are inspired, and she Bowles had a great love for pigs; he sent for this poor fellow to know whether thought them the happiest of all God's crea- her husband Bowes would live another tures, and would walk twenty miles to see
year. one that was remarkably fat. This love ex- I had some difficulty in understanding tended to bacon, he was an epicure in it, her toothless tone, but she began by hoping and whenever he went out to dinner took a I was very loyal, and expressed a very great piece of his own curing in his pocket, and respect for men of letters : and yet after she requested the cook to dress it.
had been listening one day to a conversa
tion upon Sir I. Newton, she suddenly exCrowe was going to Jersey in a smug- claimed, and what is Sir Isaac Newton gling vessel, he smoaked and drank with the compared to a nobleman!' crew, and pleased them with his conversa- I am told that she speaks Italian and tion. It chanced that they were becalmed Spanish with great fluency and elegance : on a Sunday, and he stood up and preached I am certain, however, that she knows very an extempore sermon. This completely de- little of the literature either of Spain or lighted the smugglers ; ever after they and Italy. She told me Lope de Vega was her their acquaintance were glad to treat the favourite author; that the translation of smuggling parson with his passage. Don Quixote was one of the best in our
language, and that it was ridiculous to talk Soon after my arrival at Christ Church of the great superiority of the original
. the old Countess of Strathmore paid me a Hannah More observed to me once that she visit. This is a strange woman, every cir- never knew the excellence of Don Quixote cumstance that occurs to her is miraculous; till she read it in Spanish. I add this as as the servants lifted her into her carriage connected with this subject, not to blaspheme Hannah More by a comparison with I saw Major Cartwright (the sportsman, Lady Strathmore.
not the patriot) in 1791. I was visiting with Bowles used to say that if every
other the Lambs at Hampstead, in Kent, at the book were bad, we might learn every use- house of Hodges his brother-in-law; we ful art and science from Don Quixote. had nearly finished dinner when he came in.
He desired the servant to cut him a plate A Mrs. Morgan lived with Lady Strath
of beef from the side board; I thought the more; she had been useful to her in her
footman meant to insult him ; the plate was difficulties, and though they were always piled to a height which no ploughboy after quarrelling the old Countess appeared in all
a hard day's fasting could have levelled ; the parade of grief upon her death. Her
but the moment he took up his knife and carriage was covered with black, and she fork and arranged the plate, I saw this was intreated Jackson to let her have a key to
no common man. A second and third supthe church, that she might indulge her feel-ply soon vanished : Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, who ings and visit the grave at midnight when
had never before seen him, glanced at each she pleased. Rickman picked up an elegy other; but Tom and I with school-boys' priwhich she had been trying to compose upon vilege, kept our eyes riveted upon him with this occasion; it began • There are, who, what Dr. Butt would have called the gaze though they may hate the living, love the
of admiration. “I see you have been lookdead, and two or three vain attempts fol. ing at me (said he when he had done); I lowed to versify this. Common-place ideas have a very great appetite. I once fell in were given in a language neither prose nor
with a stranger in the shooting season, and poetry; but the most curious part was a memorandum written on the top of the sheet: leg of mutton which he did not touch, I
we dined together at an inn; there was a • The language to be rich and flowing.'
never make more than two cuts of a leg of With all this ostentatious sorrow, six weeks
mutton, the first takes all one side, the seafter the death of Mrs. Morgan she turned
cond all the other; and when I had done her daughter out of doors because she was
this I laid the bone across my knife for the attached to a country apothecary.
marrow.' The stranger could refrain no LORD Bute was uncommonly haughty longer-By God, Sir, (said he) I never towards his equals and superiors. Gustavus
saw a man eat like you.' Brander called on him one morning, “ My
This man had strength and perseverance Lord, (said he) the Archbishop of Canter- charactered in every muscle. He eat three bury is in this neighbourhood, and requests
cucumbers with a due quantity of bread and
cheese for his breakfast the following mornpermission to see High Cliff.” Bute looked sternly up—“ I don't know him, Sir!" ing. I was much pleased with him, he was Jackson, then Curate of Christ Church, good humoured and communicative, his long begged the same favour for one of his friends, residence on the Labrador coast made his and the reply was, “I have business at Ring- conversation as instructive as interesting; wood and may as well do it to-morrow; your
I had never before seen so extraordinary a friend may see the house then."
man, and it is not therefore strange that my
recollection of his manner, and words, and Gustavus BRANDER was walking with countenance should be so strong after an Emanuel Swedenburg in Cheapside, when interval of six years. the Baron pulled off his hat and made a I read his book in 1793, and strange as it very respectful bow. Who are you bowing may seem, actually read through the three to? said Brander. You did not see him, quartos. At that time I was a verbatim replied Swedenburg. It was St. Paul, I reader of indefatigable patience, but the knew him very well.
odd simplicity of the book amused me; the