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ceased towards the close of September. ing sickness in England was in 1551, Caius enumerates many causes of the when in Westminster it carried off one disease, but chiefly shows why it attacks hundred and twenty in a day, and the the English more than any other nation. two sons of Charles Brandon, both “ The reason is none other than the Dukes of Suffolk, died of it. " evil diet of the country, which destroyeth “ This is a short outline of the treatise more meats and drinks, without all of Caius upon this singular disease.'' order, convenient time, reason, or necessity, than either Scotland, or all other Next is a passage on Harvey's Discountries under the sun, to the great covery of the Circulation of the Blood. annoyance of their own bodies and wits, Harvey's work cost him twenty-six hindrance of those which have need, years to bring it to maturity ; his disand great dearth and scarcity in the covery was ill received, most persons commonwealth. Wherefore if Escula- opposed it, others said it was old, very pius, the inventer of physick, the saver few agreed with him. He had, indeed, of men from death, and restorer to life, his admirers; witness, for example, should return again to this world, he certain verses which were addressed could not save those sorts of men.” In " To the Incomparable Dr. Harvey, on corroboration of this, he remarks, “ that his Book of the Motion of the Heart those who had the disease, sore with and Blood,” in which these lines peril or death, were either men of occur :wealth, ease, and welfare; or of the
There didst thou trace the blood, and first bebold noorer sort, such as were idle persons, What dreams mistaken sages coined of old. good ale drinkers, and tavern haunters For till thy Pegasus the fountain brake, the laborious and thin dieted escaped." The crimson blood was but a crimson lake,
Which first from thee did tyde and motion gaine, “ The symptoms of the sweating sick
And veins became its channel, not its chaine. ness were as follows:-it affected some With Drake and Ca'ndisha bence thy bays are particular part, attended with inward curl'd,
Fam'd circulator of the lesser world. heat and burning, unquenchable thirst, restlessness, sickness at stomach and But the epithet circulator, in its Latin heart (though seldom vomiting,) head- invidious signification (quack,) was apache, delirium, then faintness and drow. plied to him by many in derision, and siness; the pulse quick and vehement, his researches and discoveries were and the breath short and labouring. treated by his adversaries with contempt Children, poor and old women were less and reproach. To an intimate friend he subject to it-of others scarce any es himself complained, that after his book caped the attack, and most died ; in of the circulation came out he fell con. Shrewsbury, where it lasted seven siderably in his practice, and it was bemonths, about a thousand perished. lieved by the vulgar that he was crackEven by travelling into France, or Flan- brained: all his contemporary physicians ders, the English, according to Caius, were against his opinion, and envied did not escape; and what is stranger, him the fame he was likely to acquire 66 even the Scotch were free, and abroad, by his discovery. That reputation he English only affected, and foreigners did, however, ultimately enjoy ; about not affected in England.” None re- twenty-five years after the publication covered under twenty-four hours. of his system, it was received in all the
“ It has been mentioned before that it universities of the world—and Hobbes first showed itself in England in 1485— has observed, that Harvey was the only it appeared again in 1506-afterwards man perhaps who ever lived to see his in 1517, when it was so violent that it own doctrine established in his lifetime. killed in the space of three hours; so “ The original MSS. of Harvey's lec, that many of the nobility died, and of tures are preserved, it is said, in the the vulgar sort in several towns half British Museum, and some very curious often perished. It appeared also in 1548, preparations, (rude enough as compared and proved mortal then in the space of with the present ingenious methods of six hours ; many of the courtiers died preserving parts of the human body,) of it, and Henry VIII. himself was in which either he himself made at Padua, danger. In 1529, and only then, it in- or procured from that celebrated school fested the Netherlands and Germany; of medicine, and which most probably in which last country it did much mis- he exhibited to his class during his chief, and destroyed many, and parti- course of lectures on the circulation, cularly was the occasion of interrupting are now in the College of Physicians ; al conference at Marpurgh, between they consist of six tables or boards, Luther and Zuinglius, about the Eucha- upon which are spread the different rist. The last appearance of the sweat- nerves and blood-vessels, carefully dis..
sected out of the body; in one of them about forty years, but he did not reside the semilunar valves of the aorta are on either of his rectories, as there was distinctly to be seen. Now, these valves, no parsonage-house fit for the accomplaced at the origin of the arteries, modation of his family. He lived at must, together with the valves of the Wrexham, in Derbyshire, of which veins, have furnished Harvey with the parish he was Curate under Dr. Shipley, most striking and conclusive arguments the late Dean of St. Asaph, and fatherin support of his novel dectrines. in-law of the excellent Bishop Heber."
“The interesting relics just mentioned With so amiable an example in his had been carefully kept at Burleigh-on- own family, Mr. Lloyd appears to have the-hill, and were presented to the discharged his duties as tutor of a colCollege by the Earl of Winchilsea, the lege and a parochial minister with the direct descendant of the Lord Chancel zeal and benevolence which adorn the lor Nottingham, who married the niece christian character; and though his life of the illustrious discoverer of the cir- presents but few stirring incidents, it is culation of the blood."
grateful to contemplate such a man “in
the calm and even," though important. The Memoir of Sir Thomas Browne « tenor of his way.” It would not be is rather an account of his works than difficult for us to illustrate what we have of his Life, and as all our readers may said by a quotation from the Memoir ; not be acquainted with the writings of but as possessing more interest for the this eccentric man, we shall hereafter general reader, and better displaying quote the “ Family'' editor's account of the cultivated talent of the deceased, we one of the most curious of Sir Thomas's extract a page from an “ Essay on the works.
Literary Beauties of the Scriptures,', We can say but little of the remain in the same volume ing Biographies. In that of Sydenham «The declarations of Scripture inspire is an interesting account of the Plague, the most exalted sensations that we are rendered somewhat familiar by the re- capable of, and fill the soul with pleas. cent publication of Evelyn's and Pepys's ing wonder and astonishment. We need Diaries. Radcliffe and Mead's Me- only examine them as they present to moirs have many thrice-told anecdotes; us the Supreme Being, in order to be and Jenner's Life has so lately been be- convinced of this. Are we terrified at fore us
the giant strides of Homer's Neptune, There are four plate portraits, and “under which the mountains trembled," wood-cuts of the London College of or at the nod of his Jupiter, “ by which Physicians, Caius's Tomb, and Syden the whole heavens were shaken ?'. With ham's Birthplace. The vignette of the what superior awe and dignity does JeCollege is a wretched performance. hovah rise upon us, either when first in
troduced to us in the wonderful works LITERARY BEAUTIES OF THE SCRIP- of creation, saying, “ Let there be light TURE.
and there was light;" or when he bowed FAMILY Biographies are usually the the heavens and came down to Mount most valuable records of human charac- Sinai, “ and it quaked greatly, and the ter. They acquaint us with the habits smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a and peculiarities of individuals, which, furnace !” Pindar's Jove “sits enthroned probably would not otherwise reach us; on clouds,” but “ does he inake his and they give us a better insight of the pavilion round about him with dark mind and heart than could reasonably waters, and thick clouds of the sky.?": be expected from other sources. Is he « clothed with light as with a
To this class of works belongs “A garment ?'. Hath “ he stretched out Memoir of the Rev. Thomas Lloyd, the heavens as a curtain, and laid the M. A., late Vicar of Lois-Weedon, beams of his chambers in the waters ?” Northampton, and formerly Fellow and It is not easy to collect and enumerate Tutor of King's College, Cambridge.” , all the grand representations of God in It is written by the Rev. R. Lloyd, Rec- Scripture. ' " He is the high and lofty tor of St. Dunstan in the West, and one that inhabiteth eternity,” in whose brother of the lamented subject of the sight a “ thousand years are but as ; Memoir. The latter was the eldest son yesterday ;" so pure and holy, that of the Rev. John Lloyd, who was for the very heavens are unclean before fifty years Rector of Thorp, Derby- him ;'! so powerful, that “ he killeth shire, so celebrated for that picturesque and maketh alive;'' of such omniscience, and romantic vale called Dove-dale. that he knoweth the thoughts of man “He had also a living in Montgomery- afar off;" and of such mercy and goodshire, of which he was the Incumbent ness that “ he waiteth to be gracious
and to forgive.” In this presence as it different professions, and relative adwere of the true and living God, how vantages and disadvantages of each, Parr does the whole system of Pagan supers said, the inost desirable was that of phystition melt away as mist, before the. sic, which was equally favourable to a morning sun! These descriptions of man's moral sentiments and intellectual bim as far transcend the descriptions of: faculties. One of the party reminded Jupiter and Olympus, which the poets him of his first interview with Dr. give us as the thunder and lightning of Johnson. “I remember it well,” said the heavens do the rattling and flashes Parr; “I gave him no quarter,—the of Salmoneous. The idol set up by subject of our dispute was the liberty of poetical invention is no longer reverenc- the press. Dr. Johnson was very great: ed, and only serves to show how unable whilst he was arguing I observed that he man was to form any just and proper stamped; upon this I stamped. Dr. conceptions of his Creator.
Johnson said, Why do you stamp, Dr.
Parr ?" . I replied, “Sir, because you “But with what a superior dignity and stamped, and I was resolved not to give simple grandeur is the diction of the you the advantage even of a stamp in evangelical Prophet fraught ! In what a the argument.'" rich garment, 'how thickly crowded with bright images, tropes, and figures, are
UEEN'S BOOTS. his truly sublime and vigorous ideas In Rutlandshire is the ancient village of habited ! Æschylus is no longer bold Ketton. Its tenure is by knight's sér. : and daring in his expressions, when vice; and it is a curious fact, that the compared with Isaiah, who rolls them sheriffs of the county collect annually a' on in rapid and continued succession, rent of two shillings from the inhabitwhilst the other at intervals only breaks ants, “ pro ocreis reginæ,” which (says forth into them; and what are they in Brewer) can only be translated “ for the the Grecian, but faint and sickly glim- queen's boots."
P.T.W. merings of light, that cast a transient gleam over the sky, before the sun arises M. Paris tells us, that at the funeral of upon the morn ? But the Jewish writer, Henry II. the body was dressed in the like the noon-day sun, shines forth in royal robes, a gold crown on the head, full brightness and splendour; nor need and shoes wrought with gold on the we look further than to the difference of feet. In this manner it was shown to · their subjects, in order to see the reason the people, with the face uncovered. why that fire of imagination, which has subjected the tragedian to some cen- Queen Mary, wite of James VU. was sure, blazes out in the prophet with so not crowned with the imperial crown of general applause and approbation : it is England ; but there was a new one of because the sense of the one seems , gold made on purpose for her, worth often overstrained, and will not bear the 300,0001. sterling, and the jewels she image applied; whereas so great and had on her were reckoned to a million. glorious is the matter of the other, that to treat it in a less exalted manner would
WILLIAM IV. be to disgrace it, and the only danger Our present King was the first Prince was, lest throughout the whole range of of the Blood Royal that ever landed in diction no words could be found strong North America or Ireland, 1781-1788. enough to convey an adequate sense of
P. T. W. his conceptions.”
Funeral of George XV,
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Funeral Procession . DR. Gooch.
till the mildle of the ensuing week. This EnIn the autumn of 1822 Gooch made a graviug will contain upwards of Four Hundred
Figures; and the labour requisite for their comtour through · North Wales ; and on his pletion will, we trust, apologize for the present return passed a day in the company of delay. In consequence also of the above arDr. Parr, at Warwick. They had pre
rangement, the View of St. GEORGE'S CHAPEL
will be given in No. 445—to be published Aug. 7; viously met in London ; and Gooch
but the No.(444) of Saturday next will contain a afterwards gave an account of these two Large Engraving of collateral interest. interviews in a lively paper, which was printed in Blackwood's Magazine, and d Printed and Published by Ý LIMBIRD, 143, entitled, Two Days with Dr. Parr. On Strand, (near Somerset House,) London ; sold
by ERNEST FLEISCHER, 626, New Market, this occasion, when speaking of the Leipsic; and by all Newsmen and Booksellers,