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the inverted bellows.-Abr. Phil. Trans. vol. with reference to the Study of Learning and 1, p. 201.
Knowledge, pp. 45-6. It was thus that Jeremy B. suckled his disciples.
Shaw. Minerva's Triumph, or Grammar
and Rhetorick, personated by Youths in Louis de Bils, or Bilsius, a Flemish no- Dramatick Scenes in a Country School, calf, bleman, whose passion was anatomy. One 68. 12mo. 1682. of his treatises was De Anatomia Incruenta, though he kept secret his art of dissecting, and of preserving or embalming bodies without effusion of blood. He had a large col
Theatre. lection of bodies thus prepared, and set a Tate WILKINSON, vol. 1, p.
184. Saturvery high price on them; but in process of day, no material distinction in the nights at time they became putrid, and he died of Doncaster and Wakefield. consumption, induced, it is said, by the fetor emitted from them.-Ibid. p. 283, N.
Vol. 2, p. 191. Mrs. JORDAN, at York, See Sprenger, vol. 4, p. 227.
in 1786, playing at £1. 11s. 6d. a-week. The London performers who saw her thought
her acting really very clever; but all said Speech.
it would not do among them. Isaac Vossius affirmed " that if we em- He is "compelled to declare, that Mrs. ployed as much labour and time in learning Jordan, at making a bargain, is too many the pantomimical art as we do in learning for the cunningest devil of us all." a language, we might possibly come to express our mind and thought as clearly by T. DAVIES married his
very pretty that way as now we do by the aid of a lan- wife at York, where he acted, and her faguage; nor does he think that mankind would ther also." Yarrow was her name.—MALsuffer anything by it if the pest and confu- COLM GRANGER, p. 69. sion (these are his own words) of so many tongues were banished, and instead of them Vol. 3, p. 119. “A FARCE, if it possesses this sole art of the pantomimes were known true humour, will be greatly relished and by all mankind, and men explained every- applauded in London.
In the country, thing by signs, nods, and gestures; on ac- very possibly the same piece, (even docently count of which he thinks the condition of acted), shall be termed vile, low, vulgar, brutes to be much better than that of men, and indelicate. The Love for Love of seeing they signify without an interpreter Congreve, The Trip to Scarborough, The their sense and thought more readily, and Way of the World, The Confederacy, and perhaps better, than any man can do." !— others, are in London attended to as plays Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 2, p. 63.
of wit and merit, (witness their constant See Puttenham, p. 119, for something repetition), but in the country not permitquite as good in its way.
ted; or, if permitted to appear, not upon
any account fashionable, which is just as “ What am I the better," says NORRIS, bad." for being able to tell what 'tis o'clock in Vol. 4, p. 18. Provoked Wife. See the several languages ? Ilow great a folly must place. it needs be to place learning in that which is one of the greatest curses upon earth, and Vol. 3, p. 127. Custom of begging supwhich shall utterly cease in heaven !"-Re- port at a benefit abolished by Tate Wilflections upon the Conduct of Human Life: kinson.—Vol. 4, p. 65.
Vol. 3, p. 130. Drum and trumpet to proclaim a play at Norwich and Grantham.
Vol. 4, p. 13. The adventures at York with Mr. Aprice. 1765.
Ibid. p. 401. A. D. 1733. At Lee and Harper's booth--Bartholomew (or Southwark) Fair. Jephthah's Rash Vow, or The Virgin Sacrifice; with the Comical Humours of Captain Bluster and his man Diddimo.
At the same booth-The True and Ancient History of Bateman, or The Unhappy Marriage; with the Comical Humours of Sparrow, Pumpkin, and Slice; and 2 Diverting Scene of the Midwife and Gossips at the Labour.
Ibid. p. 17. LADY BINGLEY, who had great sway in that town and country, settled £200 a-year on Giordani,-- who had a concert there.
Ibid. p. 33. Frodsham. P. 48.
“The bravest nations in the world, when ter. A. D. 1765.
they have been at the height of their em
pire, have took more pride and delight in Ibid. p. 60. BAKER, who built the new
theatrical shows and magnificent spectacles theatre, “a painter of eminence. His know
of triumphs, than in any other pomps; for ledge and taste in drawing will ever speak the satisfaction of the eye, when it meets for him while one of his remaining prints with a right object, is above any
other pleaof York or Lincoln Minsters is to be seen."
sure."—Bishop Hacket. Sermons, p. 443.
SOME Account of the Early Stage, vol. 1, KELLY the singer had heard King assert p. 187. The author says of Shadwell's that Wilkinson, ugly as he was, could make Libertine (Don Juan), “ Common sense is his face resemble that of Mrs. Woffington. set at defiance by the introduction of devils This induced Kelly to request Wilkinson and ghosts, the nodding and speaking of the to make Mrs. Woffington's face for him. statue, &c." Booby! It is common sense Wilkinson good-naturedly did so; and to that is appealed to.
Kelly's astonishment, really made a hand
some one.-Ibid. vol. 6, p. 521. Ibid. p. 220-1. RYMER's remarks on Shakespeare.
WILKINSON is said to have been a very
kind manager, and to have assisted young Vol. 3, p. 254. John HIGHMORE—another performers of merit in getting a London enRomeo Coates, just such another case of gagement, instead of keeping them back.vanity and folly.
Ibid. p. 520.
WHEN Miss Frodsham was once acting at Peterborough, the Bishop (Hinchcliffe, I
Marriage. suppose), showed her some civilities, as bav
Newton, pp. 264-5, 218. ing been at Westminster schoo with her father.—English Theatre, vol. 6, p. 289. PONTOPPIDAN says, that till the middle
of the last (17th) century, when a NorweKEMBLE at Wakefield and York, 1778. gian peasant's family was invited to a wed-Ibid. p. 294.
ding, the wife generally took her husband's
shroud with her. Mrs. JORDAN and Knight's escape there. The men used to buckle themselves to-Ibid. p. 374-5.
gether by the belts, and fight with their
knives till one was mortally wounded.The clergy of the Established Church
Monthly Review, vol. 13, p. 45. in Scotland who at any time frequent the theatre, are said to make a point of doing
JEREMY TAYLOR's Sermon, vol. 5, p. 249, so in Lent, to show their contempt for that
&c., the Marriage Ring. remnant of Popery.
By the laws of Geneva, a widow must
not engage in a promise of marriage till six KEAN was engaged at Glasgow to play
inonths after her husband's decease. six nights in Passion Week. He acted lago
A woman who is not above forty is not on the Friday, • If Kean and the good
allowed to marry a man more than ten people of Glasgow do not go to the Devil,
years younger than herself; but if she bath it will be a hard case." Such is the re
past her fortieth year, her husband must be mark of the coarse-minded scoffer who com
within five years of her own age. piled the two volumes of the English Stage.
A man after his sixtieth year cannot -vol. 7, p. 136.
marry a woman that is not half as old as
himself. KEATE's Account of Geneva.A good remark concerning Edwin." He
Monthly Review, vol. 24, p. 215. A. D. 1761. required to have parts written expressly for him. When an old comedy was revived, ACCORDING to the precepts of the book there was generally a part in it for Quick Li Ki, the Emperor of China, besides his and Parsons; but not one for Edwin.”- wife, may have 130 concubines, of whom Ibid. vol. 7, p. 384.
three are Toug-in, nine are Pin, thirty-se
ven Chi-Fou, and eighty-one Yu-Tsi.-Ibid. The author of the English Theatre says,
vol. 60, p. 503. (vol. 8, p. 320), that after the young Roscius bad acted Hamlet (1812), it might hurling for her, that the winner may marry
IRISH custom of horsing a girl, and then be said without any scruple, he was the her.-Ibid. vol. 63, p. 102. ARTHUR Young. worst actor who ever came before the pubic, (except in a part for trial), as a first- An ill-conditioned pair. “ If they are rate performer.
together, two people may lead an uneasy
lite, to be sure; but it will, in all probaJ. TAYLOR'S Sermons, p. 125.
bility save four from being in the like con
dition."–J. BAILLIE. The Match, p. 377. Ibid. vol. 3, p. 544. MILLER, who was a favourite actor for thirty years, (1709– The Savoy marriages were put a stop to 1738), could not read. It was said that his by the transportation of Wilkinson, and principal object in marrying was to have a Grierson his curate.-Burns's Fleet Marwife who could read his parts to him. riages, p. 19.
Wilkinson began his trade on the pass- A man, in CUMBERLAND's Natural Son, ing of the Marriage Act, before which there when he is told that the woman whom he had been no clandestine marriages there. wishes to marry has a
vengeance of a He conceived himself authorized to grant temper," replies, “ Never mind that, mine licences, as a privilege annexed to the Sa- will serve for both." voy, of which he was “ his Majesty's chaplain.” Of 1190 of his marriages in 1755, Rev. Thomas Cooke, minister of St. the clerk deposed on his trial that 900 of Bennets, Paul's Wharf, who died in 1731, the women came out of the country, en- had married about 13,000 couple there, ciente.--Ibid. p. 94-5.
“ being situated near the commons." (?)
G. Magazine, vol. 1, p. 221. Keith, of May Fair, says in his pamphlet, “ . Happy is the wooing, that is not In 1784, a Key to the Three First Chaplong a-doing,' is an old proverb, and a very ters of Genesis was published. This world As I have married many thou
was formed out of the wreck of Satan's sands, and consequently have on those oc- kingdom, and given to Adam as his princicasions seen the humour of the lower class pality, all that was in it being very good, of people, I have often asked the married and to continue so as long as he continued pair how long they had been acquainted; in his innocence. The necessity of tilling they would reply, some more some less, but the soil began when he began to fall, and the generality did not exceed the acquaint- the mist that arose to water the ground ance of a week, some only of a day, half a
was the first indication that evil had enday.”—Ibid. p. 99.
tered. Then there grew up the noxious
tree. Till then, Adam and Eve had been “ Ruth. Have you a month's mind to literally one, but upon eating of this fruit this gentlewoman, Mrs. Arbella ?
they were divided, increasing thus the im“ Abel. I have not known her a week yet.” perfection of human nature, and ensuring Committee, p. 23.
the propagation of it to their offspring
M. Review, vol. 71, p. 233-4. Sir Thomas HANMER (the Speaker, and editor of Shakespeare),“married an old woman for love, and a young one for money,
Animalcule and Insects. and was not very fortunate in either of
LEUWENHOECK says, the number in the them." – YORKE's Royal Tribes of Wales,
scurf of a man's teeth are so many, that he p. 112. N.
believes they exceed the number of men in
a kingdom. For, examining a small parcel In Astrea, (P. iv. 1. 8, p. 767), it is said, of it, no thicker than a horse-hair, “I found " les femmes la première fois se marient par
so many living animals in it, that I guess obeyssance, et la seconde par
there might have been a thousand in a quanThe remark is true of D'Urfé's age, not
tity of matter no larger than the hundredth of the time in which he lays his romance.
part of a sand.”—Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 3, THREE marriages decided by blind-man'sbuff in Astrea.-P. v. I. 4, vol. 9, p. 326. One of Jacob Abbott's scholars being
called upon, Prejudice, which was the “moAUTHORESS of Caroline de Litchfield mar- ral exercise for the day," produced the folried for her book.—Miss Seward's Letters, lowing theme. “I am very much prejudiced vol. 1, p. 210.
against spiders and every insect in the
known world, with scarcely an exception. | self as my acquaintances have received from There is a horrid sensation created by their them; which, however, I esteem accidental.” ugly forms, that makes me wish them all Notes to Philost. p. 29. to Jericho. The butterfly's wings are pretty, but he is dreadful ugly. There is no
HISTORIANS say that the inhabitants of affectation in this, for my pride will not
the Atlantic Isles, who feed on nothing that permit me to show this prejudice to any
hath been slain, never dream. great degree ; when I can help it, I do not fear the little wretches, but I do hate them.”
The ancients used to sleep in the temple Anti-Spider Sparer.---Teacher, p. 150.
with laurel about their heads, and sacrifice
to Brizo, the goddess of dreamers.— Ibid. AMONG those philosophers who would explain the actions of animals by mere corporeal feeling, without any assistance of the demon, and of Serapis in Egypt.-Ibid.
So in the Temple of Pasithea in Lacemind, Mylius held that pain alone produces demon, and of Serapis in Egypt.—Ibid. many of those actions which we attribute to
Bishop Hall says of the Christian, “his design; for example, that a fit of the cholic
very dreams, however vain or troublesome, forces the caterpillar to form its cone, and spin in its contortions of suffering!—M. they serve to bewray not only his bodily
are not to him altogether unprofitable, for Review, vol. 45, p. 536.
temper but his spiritual weaknesses, which
his waking resolutions shall endeavour to WURTZUNG, p. 50. Lice.
" Yet they correct.” — Sacred Classics, vol. 5, p. 89. have this commodity thereby, that they that have most lice be wholly freed from
MITHRIDATES compiled an Ephemerides the headache."
of his concubines' dreams." – RALEIGH, p.
175. “ The flea is a vile, troublesome, and bloodthirsty little beast.”—Ibid. 696.
“ DE Thou s'imaginoit souvent en dor
mant qu'il voyageoit tantôt en Italie et en Why vermin exist.— SENNERTUS, vol. 3, Espagne, tantôt en Allemagne, en Flandres
et en Angleterre; que là il voyoit ou con
sultoit les hommes les plus savants, qu'il Dreams.
visitoit les plus fameuses bibliothèques. Il
eut toute la vie de ces songes agréables, “- I BUONI e gli scienziati sono, eziandio
surtout avant qu'il eut voyagé dans ces difquando dormono migliori e piu vi savi, che
férens pays.”—Coll. Mem. pp. 53, 44, N. i rei, e che gl' idioti.”—Casa. Galateo, p. 48. Indications of pre-existence in dreams.
De Thou never saw Adrien Turnébe
but once, and “ se l'imprima si fortement, Patients going to the Temple of Æscu
que l'image de cet homme célèbre, qui moulapius at Epidaurus, were there informed
rut peu temps après, lui demeura toûjours in their sleep what remedy would cure
dans l'esprit, même en dormant.” — Ibid. them. STRABO and JAMBILIChus referred to.
- I must for my own part acknow- POMPEY found a treatise on the interledge,” says Blount, “ that the last super- pretation of dreams among Mithridates' stition from which I disengaged myself, was effects ; he had it translated, with his memy resentment of dreams, by reason of the moirs also, by his freedman Lenæus. many strange predictions, that, as well my- | SPRENGEL, vol. 1, p. 489.