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“ Noi eravam lungh' essol mare anchora,
Come gente ch'aspetta su camino, Che va col cuor, et col corpo dimora."
“ Wuy, we must fight, I know it, and I long
fort, It was apparent in the fiery eye Of young Verdone; Beaupre look'd pale and
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. The
Little French Lawyer.
“ Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness." -Proverbs, chap. xiv. 13.
Bishop Hall' has stolen from Hugo de
“ On trouve dans le livre de Quesnel (ce Anima. QUARLES' Emb. p. 51.
“ The heart
livre tant condamné,) une comparaison charis a small thing, but desireth great matters.
mante. L'âme du juste est, dit-il, comme It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet le printems; cette saison, qui nous paroit the whole world is not sufficient for it."
charmante, ne produit rien : elle n'est agréable que par les espérances qu'elle nous
donne : c'est ainsi qu'est la vie de l'homme “ Ah! where's that pearl portcullis that juste.”—Mad. NECKER.
La Colombiade. “ El canonizar los yerros, y los defectos, es cerrar la puerta a su correccion.”—Bib- D'étonnement, d'effroi, peint ses regards bril
“ L'aspect imprévu de tant de Castillans, lioteca Española.
lans; Ses mains du choix des fruits se formant une
étude, “Heaven is the Magazin wherein He puts Demeurent un moment dans la même attitude." Both good and evil; Pray’r is the key that
“ Ici, d'un verd brillant le jour peignoit les And opens this great treasure : 'tis a key
nues ; Whose wards are Faith and Hope and Charity.
Là, des colonnes d'eau dans les airs soute
nues, Wouldst thou prevent a judgement due to sin ?
Portant les flots aux cieux, retomboient dans les mers."
Ibid. Turn but the key and thou mayest lock it in. Or woulilst thou have a blessing fall upon
“ Pour en combler les væux, le Ciel, qui me thee?
seconde, Open the door and it will shower on thee."
Fait planer sur les airs un peuple né dans
I'onde : " AMBITION hath now sent
Et ces hôtes des flots, en oiseaux transformés, Thee on her frothy errand; Discontent
Qui fuyoient, par essains, nos Pêcheurs afPays thee thy wages."
Comme un nuage épais dans leurs filets s'a"See suprà, p. 219.-J. W.W.
“ ENTREPRENDRE un projet sans peser les of the enemy beyond the Meander, which hazards,
slew all those who appeared before them, D'un vulgaire génie annonce l'imprudence; his ardour abated, and he sought a place Craindre des maux prévus est manquer de where he might pass the stream with less constance."
Ibid. danger. Finding none fordable, he placed
himself in his buckler, as in a boat, making « SOUDAIN les cheveux blancs du vieillard use of his sword for a rudder, and holding qu'elle suit,
the bridle of his horse, who swam behind, Brillent, comme un phosphore au milieu de gained the other side of the river.”—Unila nuit."
Ibid. versal History.
“ Tes montagnards fougeux, leur casque où
[Night in Egypt.] Des Vautours enchainés rendent un cri ter
“ La nuit avoit abaisse ses ombres sur rible, Troublent de l'Espagnol le courage invin- la terre; mais ici elles ne sont point épaisses, cible."
impénétrables. C'est un voile transparent qui ne couvre les objets qu'à moitié. On
apperçoit à travers, l'azur d'un ciel serein "O! Quid solutis est beatius curis et un nombre infini d'étoiles qui brillent au Cum mens onus reponit, ac peregrino
firmament. Elles ont une lumière plus éclaLabore fessi, venimus larem ad nostrum
tante, et paroissent plus grandes que dans Desideratoq; acquiescimus lecto!”
les climats tempérés. La nuit en Egypte a
CATUL. mille charmes que nous éprouvons rarement This motto might serve for another Hymn couvrent son front. Le souffle des tem
en Europe. Jamais d'épaisses ténébres ne to the Penates.
pêtes n'en trouble point la tranquillité. Des déluges d'eau ne la rendent point l'image
du chaos. “ EL fulminante acero resplandece,
Le vent tombe ordinairement Que trino el fuerte braço al pecho aplica, calme parfait. C'est alors que l'homme qui
avec le soleil. La nature demeure dans un Qual lengua de serpiente, que parece, Que el movimiento en tres la multiplica.”
aime la contemplation, peut se livrer sans
trouble a l'étude de son être; c'est alors EL MACABEO.
que l'astronome qui lit dans les cieux, jouissant de la vue d'un firmament sans nuages,
peut suivre le cours des astres à travers [Novel way of crossing a River.] l'immensité de l'espace."—Savary. “ The Turks having been attacked in a place where they were much exposed, Atapakus charged the Romans at the head of
[Sherbet.] his bravest soldiers, to give the others time “ SORBET vient du mot Arabe chorbé, qui to cross the river. He gave eminent proofs
signifie breuvage. C'est le nectar des Orienfor a while of his courage and conduct: but
taux. Il est composé de jus de citron, de when he saw that there was another army
sucre et d'eau, dans laquelle on a fait dis
soudre des pâtes parfumées, composées avec The portion of Ideas and Studies furnished
les excellens fruits de Damas. On y mêle me by Mrs. Southey ends with this extract. The date of the volume is August 10, 1798, but
ordinairement quelques gouttes d'eau rose. many extracts of more recent date are inter
Cette boisson est tres agréable." spersed.-J. W. W.
could appear on horseback in the field. In [Produce of the Desert.)
the fertile and famous vale of Beder, three “ Cette étendue ne présente aux regards stations from Medina, he was informed by qu'un sable sterile. On rencontre seulement his scouts of the caravan that approached dans les enfoncements des rochers, et sur le on one side, of the Koreish, 100 horse 850 bord des torrens d'hiver, un peu de verdure, foot, who advanced on the other. After a des acacias qui produisent la gomme ara
short debate, he sacrificed the prospect of bique, le sémé, du bois de scorpion, dont la wealth to the pursuit of glory and revenge; racine tortueuse est renommée contre la and a slight intrenchment was formed to piqûure de cet insecte, et quelques autres cover his troops and a stream of fresh water plantes. Les autruches, les chamois, les that glided through the valley. O God," gazelles et les tigres, qui leur font une he exclaimed, as the numbers of the Koreish guerre continuelle, habitent les antres des descended from the hills, · O God, if these rochers et bondissent à travers ces sables, are destroyed, by whom wilt thou be wor. où ils trouvent à peine quelques brins shipped on the earth ?-Courage, my child'herbe. On y rencontre des cailloux de dren, close your ranks; discharge your diverses couleurs, rouges, gris, noirs, bleus, arrows, and the day is your own.' At these et tous d'un grain extrêmement fin ; leur words he placed himself, with Abubeker, surface exposée a l'air est ondée et rabo- on a throne or pulpit, and instantly deteuse : celle qui repose sur le sable est polie manded the succour of Gabriel and 3000 et brillante."
angels. His eye was fixed on the field of battle ; the Mussulmans fainted and were pressed : in that decisive moment the Pro
phet started from his throne, mounted his [The Flight of Mahomet. ]
horse, and cast a handful of sand into the “ Perhaps the Koreish would have been air ; . Let their faces be covered with concontent with the flight of Mahomet, had fusion. Both armies heard the thunder of they not been provoked and alarmed by the his voice; their fancy beheld the angelic vengeance of an enemy, who could intercept warriors; the Koreish trembled and tied ; their Syrian trade as it passed and repassed seventy of the bravest were slain, and seventy through the territory of Medina. Abu So- captives adorned the first victory of the phian himself, with only thirty or forty fol- faithful. The dead bodies of the Koreish lowers, conducted a wealthy caravan of were despoiled and insulted; two of the 1000 camels: the fortune or dexterity of most obnoxious prisoners were punished his march escaped the vigilance of Maho- with death, and the ransom of the others, met ; but the chief of the Koreish was in- 4000 drams of silver, compensated in some formed that the holy robbers were placed in degree the escape of the caravan. But it ambush to wait his return. He dispatched was in vain that the camels of Abu Sophian a messenger to his brethren of Mecca, and explored a new road through the desert they were roused by the fear of losing their and along the Euphrates ; they were overmerchandize and their provisions, unless taken by the diligence of the Mussulmans, they hastened to his relief with the military and wealthy must have been the prize, if force of the city. The sacred band of Ma- 20,000 drams could be set apart for the homet was formed of 313 Moslems, of whom fifth of the Apostle.”—GIBBON. seventy-seven were fugitives, and the rest In the stony province the camels were auxiliaries : they mounted by turns a train numerous, but the horse appears to have of seventy camels (the camels of Yathreb been less common than in the Happy or the were formidable in war): but such was the Desert Arabia. poverty of his first disciples that only two
[Second Fight of the Koreish.]
Marathon. “ The resentment of the public and pri- “ In these plains the neighings of horses vate loss stimulated Abu Sophian to collect are heard every night, and men are seen a body of 3000 men, 700 of whom were fighting; and those who purposely come as armed with cuirasses and 200 were mounted hearers or spectators into these plains suffer on horseback: 3000 camels attended his for their curiosity ; but such as are accimarch, and his wife Henda, with fifteen dentally witnesses of these prodigies are not matrons of Mecca, incessantly sounded their injured by the anger of the dæmons." timbrels to animate the troops, and to mag- PAUSANIAS. nify the greatness of Hobal, the most popular deity of the Caaba. The standard of God and Mahomet was upheld by 950 be
[Ebony.'] lievers; the disproportion of numbers was “ I have heard from a certain Cyprian not more alarming than in the field of Be- botanist, that the ebony does not produce der, and their presumption of victory pre- either leaves or fruit, and that it is never vailed against the divine and human sense
seen exposed to the sun; that its roots are of the apostle. The second battle was
indeed under the earth, which the Æthiofought on Mount Ohud, six miles to the pians dig out, and that there are men among north of Medina ; the Koreish advanced in them skilled in finding the place of its conthe form of a crescent, and the right wing cealment.”—Ibid. of cavalry was led by Caled, the fiercest and most successful of the Arabian warriors. The troops of Mahomet were skilfully posted (Perversion of Etymology by the Meccans.] on the declivity of the hill; and their rear was guarded by a detachment of fifty arch
“ The idolatrous Meccans deduced the ers. The weight of their charge impelled names of their idols from those of the true and broke the centre of the idolaters, but God; deriving, for example, Allât from in the pursuit they lost the advantage of Alla ; al Uzza from al Aziz, the mighty; their ground, the archers deserted their and Manat from al Mannan, the bountiful.' station, the Mussulmans were tempted by
-SALE. the spoil, disobeyed their general and disordered their ranks. The intrepid Caled
[Dew Water of Ferrea.] wheeling his cavalry on their flank and rear, exclaimed with a loud voice, that Ma- “Of these Islands (the Canaries) the last homet was slain. He was indeed wounded is called Ferrea, in which there is no other in the face with a javelin, two of his teeth water that may be drunke, but onely that were shattered with a stone; yet in the is gathered of the deawe, which continually midst of tumult and dismay, he reproached distilleth from one onely tree, growing on the infidels with the murder of a prophet, the highest banke of the iland, and falling and blessed the friendly hand that staunched into a rounde trench made with man's his blood and conveyed him to a place of hand.”—Peter Martyr. safety. Seventy martyrs died for the sins of the people : they fell,' said the apostle, | This is used up on the lines in Thalaba : * in pairs, each brother embracing his life- “ The Ethiop, keen of scent, less companion. Their bodies were man
Detects the ebony, gled by the inhuman females of Mecca, and
That deep inearth'd and hating light,
A leafless tree and barren of all fruit, the wife of Abu Sophian tasted the entrails with darkness feeds its boughs of ravin grain." of Hemza, the uncle of Mahomet.”—Ibid. First Book, 22. Poems, p. 217.-J. W. W.
by the winds, came at length to Temessa [IIuman Faggots.]
with his ships. Here one of his associates “ In Guadaloupe.- Entering into their having ravished a virgin, in consequence of inner lodgings, they found faggottes of the being heated with wine, he was stoned to bones of mens armes and legges, which they death by the inhabitants for the action. reserve to make heades for their arrowes, But Ulysses, who considered his death as because they lack iron.”—P. Martyr. of no consequence, immediately set sail and
left the place. The dæmon, however, of
the murdered man did not at any time [Death of Timanthes.]
cease from cutting off the inhabitants of “ The statue of the Cleonæan Timanthes, ordered them to propitiate the slain hero,
Temessa of every age, till the Pythian deity who contended with men in the Pancratium,
to consecrate a temple to him, and devote and was victorious, was made by the Athe
to him every year the most beautiful virgin nian Myron. They report that Timanthes
in Temessa. When all this was performed died in the following manner : after he had agreeable to the mandate of the god, they withdrawn himself from athletic exercises,
were no longer afflicted through the wrath on account of his age, he used every day to
of the dæmon. But Euthymus, who hapbend a large bow, for the purpose of making pened to arrive at Temessa at the time in trial of his strength. Happening, however,
which they sacrificed after the usual manner to take a journey, he omitted this exercise during his absence from home, and on his lars of this affair, requested that he might
to the dæmon, having learned the particureturn attempted to bend his bow as usual, be admitted within the temple and behold but finding that his strength failed him, he
the virgin. His request being granted, as raised a funeral pile and threw himself into
soon as he saw her he was at first moved the fire."-PAUSANIAS.
with pity for her condition, but afterwards fell in love with her. In consequence of
this, the virgin swore that she would cohabit [Story of Euthymus.]
with him if he could rescue her from the ** The country of Euthymus was Locris impending death : and Euthymus, arming in Italy, near the promontory Zephyrium, himself, fought with the dæmon, conquered and his father was called Astycles ; though him, and drove him out of the country; and the natives of this place affirm that he was afterwards the hero vanished and merged born of the river Cæcinas, which bounding himself in the sea. They farther report, Locris and Rhegium, affords a wonderful that in consequence of the city being freed circumstance with respect to grasshoppers, through Euthymus from this grievous calafor the grasshoppers within Locris, as far mity, his nuptials were celebrated in a very as to the river Cæcinas, sing like other splendid manner. I have likewise heard grasshoppers, but in the parts beyond this still farther concerning this Euthymus, that river they do not sing at all.
he lived to extreme old age, and that having Euthymus was crowned in boxing. His avoided death, he departed after some other statue was the work of Pythagoras, and is manner from an association with mankind. worthy of inspection in the most eminent Indeed, I have even heard it asserted, by a degree. Euthymus, after this, passing over seafaring merchant, that Euthymus is alive into Italy, fought with a hero, of whom the at present at Temessa, and such are the following particulars are related. They say reports which I have heard: but I also rethat Ulysses, during his wanderings after member to have seen a picture, which was the destruction of Troy, among other cities painted very accurately after an ancient of Italy and Sicily, which he was driven to original. In this picture there were the