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tempt them. But surely as to animals, he WHEN a Venetian ambassador, endeais wrong.

vouring to dissuade Louis XII. from making

war upon Venice, spoke of the wisdom of The leagues Docteur Boucher, preaching that republic, Louis replied, “ J'opposerai in the church of Notre Dame at Paris, 1593, un si grand nombre de fous à vos sages, que affirmed that the words of the Psalm lxviii. toute leur sagesse sera incapable de leur réor lxix. “Eripe me, Domine, de luto, ut non sister.—Note to M. DU BELLAY, from FERinfigar," were a direct and positive prophetic RON. command to the French de se debourbouner, and not to receive a king of that family,

The proprietor of the Imperial Magazine however Catholic he might appear to be. assures the public “that its type and paper

will not shrink from the most rigorous in

spection." Sermons. "I NEVER yet knew a good tongue that “As the strokes in music answer the notes wanted ears to hear it." -0. FELTHAM.

that are prickt in the rules, so the words of “ 'Tis a wonder to me how men can preach the mouth answer to the motions and affecso little and so long ;-so long a time, and tions of the heart. The anatomists teach so little matter. As if they thought to that the heart and tongue hang upon one please by the inculcation of their vain string. And hence it is, that as in a clock tautologies.”—Ibid.

or watch, when the first wheel is moved, the “ If we out of copper, lead, or pewter hammer striketh, so when the heart is moved preaching can extract pure gold, 'tis no im- with any passion or perturbation, the hampeachment to our wise philosophy.”—Ibid. mer beats upon the bell, and the mouth

sounds.”—FEATLEY. Clavis Mystica. p. 867. OPIATE sermons; drastic, laxative, alterative, sedative, carminative, corroborent.

A WOMAN named Nanny Wilkey, seventy “For you must know strange things in having at different times been afflicted with

years of age, living in St. James's-street, pulpits

inflammation, was told that if she carried Are told to please the listening dull pates." about her person a coffin ring? which had Hudibras, Redivivus, i. 12.

been dug up from a grave, it would prevent

a recurrence of her complaint. The old WHEN the elder Sheridan advertized his

dame, placing the fullest reliance on the Attic Morning Entertainment, that it

charm, has carried a ring of that description might answer some purposes of all as well for the last five years, during which time as amusement, he proposed to read part of she has been free from her old complaint. the Liturgy, and to deliver a sermon, with strictures upon the manner in which those acts of public worship are usually pero | wings) is both pleasant and wholesome nou

“A corrected pigeon (let blood under both formed.”—CHURCHILL, vol. i. p. 43. N.

rishment."-FULLER's Worthies, vol. ii. p. 158.


Libertin, says the Jesuit Garasse, signifies a Huguenot and a half.

| The rings and screws of coffins have been supposed to possess virtue from PLINY's time to our own, who tells that “ prodest præfixisse in limine è sepulchro avulsos clavos adversus nocturnas lymphationes,” lib. xxxiv. c. 15.

J. W. W.

Le cueur leur devint foye, et se rendirent.”-MARTIN DU BELLAY.

“Cuckoo time and hot weather. When LAWYERS. mad brains are most busy."

“These are small devils,

They care not who has mischief, so they M. Le Cat was of opinion that taste is

make it; not confined to the mouth, but that mouth, They live upon the mere scent of dissention." cesophagus, and stomach are one continued FLETCHER. Elder Brother, act iii. sc. 1. organ, and taste, hunger, and thirst only modifications of the same sensation.

“You give good fees, and those beget good




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Dr. Short says that punch is a notable cooler in hot weather, and a preservative Live full of money, and supply the lawyer, in an infectious air.

And take your choice of what man's lands “ Tue prawn or shrimp was (and perhaps What pleasures, or what profits, what re

you please, Sir. is) believed in some unknown way to be

venges, necessary to the production of soles,-act

They are all your own." ing as a sort of nurse or foster-parent to

Beaumont and FLETCHER, the spawn.”Monthly Review, vol. 9, p. 369.

Spanish Curate, act iii. sc. I. STEPHEN WESPREMI, a Hungarian, wrote

“We surgeons of the law do desperate cures, to advise inoculating for the plague.






Evans's Analysis of the Middle British

“She plays and sings too, dances and disColonies.

courses, REDEMPtion for animals.—Bishop Rey- Begins to piddle with philosophy.”

Comes very near essays,-a pretty poet,NOLDS, vol. 1, pp. 21, 297-8.

Beaumont and FLETCHER, Wit

without Money, act i. sc. 2. When any great and noble qualities are observed in a woman, the poet says it

“THERE be three kind of fools :" drives into a stound The amazed shepherd, that such virtue can

An innocent, a knave fool, a fool politic.” Be resident in lesser than a man."

Ibid. act ii, sc, 2. Faithful Shepherdess, act ii. sc. 2.

" You've a tongue, 1775. Tell Mrs. Damer,” says HORACE

A dish of meat in your mouth, which, if WALPOLE, “that the fashion now is, to erect

'twere minced, the toupée into a high detached tuft of hair, Would do a great deal better.” like a cockatoo's crest; and this toupée they

Ibid. act iii. sc. 1. call la physiognomic, - I don't guess why." -Letter IV. p. 32.

“ PHYSICIANS at Damascus are paid no

fee unless the patient recover.” — Pisgah An absurd respect to the direct line of Sight, p. 9 (2nd paging). descent is shown by St. Jerome, when he supposes that God delayed the flood till after

“For sure sometimes, an oath Methusalem's death, because there was then Being sworn, thereafter is like cordial broth." an end of Seth's generation, so that none of BEAUmont and FLETCHER, Knight of the it suffered in the vengeance.—Van SCRI

B. Pestle, act ii. sc. 1. ECK, 2.


“ About sixteen years ago, I met, on the | Nash, of Bath, to the ringers of the abbey banks of the Danube, with a work in four there, is contained in a codicil to his will, volumes, entitled, “L'Art de la Guerre," proved in Doctors' Commons :-'I do hereby a Colonel Faesch, a Saxon officer. The by give and bequeath to the mayor, the seauthor like every other German collector, nior alderman, and town clerk of Bath for had culled his treatise from all the books the time being, the sum of £50 per annum, that had been written upon the subject; in trust, payable out of the Bank Long Anand he had the honesty to name them. Inuities, standing in my name at the Bank was forcibly struck with one passage, in which of England, for the use, benefit, and enjoyhe sums up the qualities of a good officer, ment of the set of ringers belonging to the and which the present subject has recalled Abbey Church, Bath, on condition of their to my recollection. He says that an able ringing, on the whole peal of bells, with officer ought to be a sound mathematician, clappers muffled, various solemn and doleful a good lawyer, an acute surgeon, an excel- changes (allowing proper intervals for rest lent historian, a good judge of beef, pork, and refreshment), from eight o'clock in the and mutton, and a sound divine! Although morning until eight o'clock in the evening, his ingredients of an officer combine much on the 14th day of May in every year, betaste with science, I will not go so far as ing the anniversary of my wedding day ; to assert that all these qualifications are ne- and also the anniversary of my decease, to cessary to a British, however proper they ring a grand bob major and merry mirthfuil may be to a German officer. But I will ven- peals unmuffled, during the same space of ture to affirm, that an uninstructed lad of time, and allowing the same intervals as sixteen years of age, whose mind is inca- above mentioned, in joyful commemoration pable of commanding himself, is not fit to of my happy release from domestic tyranny command others."

and wretchedness, and for the full, strict,

and due performance of such conditions, "M. ANTONIUS, Triumvir, corporis ex- they, the said ringers, are to receive the sum crementa non nisi vasis aureis excipiebat.” of £50 per annum, in two payments of £25 -TEXTOR. Pref. ad Cornucopiam. each, on those respective days of my marHe loved Erasmus, because Erasmus, divine man (to use Mrs. Nash's own words)

riage and my decease. And now that dear writing to Daniel Benedictus of Milan, says

the Rev. of to him, “Dictus est Daniel vir desideriorum,

-, may resume his quid itaque mirum si desiderius Deside- amatory labours, without enveloping himrium desideras ?"-Ep. p. 908.

self in a sedan chair for fear of detection.

I further will and direct that the aforesaid TAMERLANE used to boast that he was ringers do enter upon office (for the first descended from the tribe of Dan.”—R. B. time only) the very next day following after Mem. Remarks concerning the Jews, p. 29. my interment, and to receive £25, one half

year's dividend, for so doing. Written with " Ba-Ba, black sheep, have you any wool ?"

my hand, this 14th May, 1813.—THOMAS Applied to a wicked book, from which some

Nasu.'" good may be extracted.

The report of an Irish society tells us Lud. Are his wits safe? is he not light of that Lord Chesterfield's Letters are often

brain ?" met with among the books used in the low Iago. “He is, that he is :Irish schools. Munster is the part spoken of. What he might be,—if what he might, he

is not, “Of two Evils CHOOSE THE LEAST.-The I would to Heaven he were !" following singular bequest, made by Thomas

Othello, act iv. sc. 1.



IMITATIVE talent is, I believe, as com" Here is my journey's end, here is my butt, mon, as creative genius is rare. When And very sea-mark of my utmost sail."

Columbus had once broken the egg, there Ibid. act iv. sc. 2. were plenty of gentlemen who could all do

it. ANECDOTES relating to some of the books The imitative poems, good in their kind, in my possession, would supply matter which are continually produced by persons enough for an amusing paper.

incapable of producing any thing good of ANNALS of G. Hall. The great little

their own, prove this. events that have occurred there ;

Thus too we have mimics, who can perBursting the oven.

sonify the best actors, but would be utterly Night attack on the windows.

incapable of acting any one of their parts. The great wet.

Avellaneda’s Don Quixote is perhaps the The blowing open the door in the night.

best example of a good imitative work ;-as Putting up the roof.

to conception I mean, for what the style Invasion of the pig.

may be, I have no means of judging, never Invasion of the cows.

having seen the original. It shows also Invasion of the sheep.

what not unfrequently accompanies this taInvasion of the asses.

lent, a base mind, a low vile envious desire Falling in of the trap door.

of depreciating his original; having beyond

all doubt its root in a consciousness of inFiring out of the window.

feriority, and an ambition with no worth to Carrying away the seat of the commodité."

support it. Lord Byron is another instance

of this. Misfortunes among the maids. Catching the foremost.

It is very much to the credit of the Spa

niards that Avellaneda's talents have not in Catching eleven rats. Mice in my cupboard.

any degree saved him from the disgraceful

fame that he deserves.
Derwent swallowing the money.
The great snow.

TomFoolites, or Noodelitarians.
The great rime.
Owl in the church.

The new press gang.
Wedding in service time.

A black fellow, who had been in the Mr. Fisher's cow. And my opinion of the guards. man who kept his cow.

An old waterman. The bums.

Smearing them with printer's ink, and Crazy woman at Musgrave's.

tossing them in wet sheets. Northern lights.

OLD Cob, sometimes called the sergeant, Hartley splashing his hat.

and sometimes the bone-stealer, having once Harry's shoe.

been engaged in the resurrection trade, is Shirt island.

now, in consequence, employed as bully in Holly bush and beak.

the house of an infamous old woman, well Buonaparte's cuirasse.

known by the name of Mother Scarlet. Dancing bears. My reputed prophecies.

The Jerry Bedlamites. These fellows The strange fish.

have the same sort of dislike to black that The Irish clergyman.

bulls have to scarlet. ' A portion of this list has appeared before.

COLBURNE's gang, who go about with belThis is an amended one.-J. W. W.



And Jeremy B., with his riff-raff.

MR. Cut-and-come-again, the surgeon. And there is the mill, that grinds nothing Dr. Drastic, and his apothecary, Mr. but chaff.

Doseum. There is Jamie the great, and Jeffrey the small.

GENERAL civilization missionary society, And there is Lord the nothing at in which all religious denominations and all all.

parties may join. “But I am proof against their flashy stuff;

“ Do

you say rash or tisha when you And for their scornings, I have scorn

sneeze ?" said Isabel just now. enough."—WITHER, To the King. B. Remembrancer.

“A GENTLEMAN now resides near Exeter, " And I am willing to be thought

who has not washed his face or hands for A fool, that they more wisdom may be forty years, and speaks of the circumstance taught."--Ibid.

with pleasure. He is about four-score years

of age, strong, and in good health. Though "I am no statesman ;

he does not apply water in cleansing his But being set on such a middling height,

skin, he is, however, in the daily habit of When I (by God's permission) have the

dry rubbing himself.” sight Of many things, which they shall never

“ Quod ad omnes res veniat dicta est see,

Venus." She was worshipped also as the Who far above, or far below me be.

eldest of the Parcæ, and goddess of death, What I observe, I ponder and compare; by the name of Libitina. And what I think may profit, I declare."


They have a good fashion in Valencia of “ Nis. Ay, concerning his being sent I making the chairs of unequal heights, so as

to accommodate persons of different statures. know not whither. Dor. Why then he will come home I

Never trust the heart of any man who know not when.

wears it on the outside of his waistcoat ; for You shall pardon me, I will talk no more

what he has within his sternum or its stead, of

is sure to be either as hard as a pippin, or This subject, but say the gods be with him

as hollow as a pumpkin. Where'er he is, and send him well home again.

The morality and duty of merriment.For why he is gone, or when he will return,

Th. Jackson's Works, vol. 3, p. 125.
Let them know that directed him."

RABBA saith a man is bound to make
Revenge, act ii. sc. 3.

himself so mellow on the feast of Purim,

that he shall not be able to distinguish be“ They say that we tailors are Things that lay one another, and our geese

tween “Cursed be Haman,” and “ Blessed

be Mordecai." Hatch us."-Ibid. act iv. sc. 3.

The Rabbis

say “they were sweetened," EFFECT of diet.—SiR WILLIAM TEMPLE, for they got drunk.- LIGHTFOOT, vol. 8, vol. 1, p. 52.

They say a demon called Cordicus posVINUM Theologicum.-HOLINSHED, vol. 1, sesses them, who are drunk with new wine.

-Ibid. p. 377.


p. 376.

p. 281.

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