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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.
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
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. have this commodity thereby, that they
correct."—Sacred Classics, vol. 5, p. 89. that have most lice be wholly freed from
MITHRIDATES compiled an Ephemerides the headache."
of his concubines' dreams." — RALEIGH, “ 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.
6 Yet they
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.
Watts thought that “our unrecollected was, that the man and maid-servants and useless dreams may possibly be as- “stript themselves quite naked, and so cribed to our fallen state; and that man in danced against one another a long time." a state of innocence might manage his sleeping ideas better by reason, and make them Ibid. vol. 11, p. 273. A Young woman some way serviceable to his wakeful ac- who in consequence of frequent convulsive tions."— Works, vol. 7, p.
spasms had lost her speech, after fourteen
months suddenly recovered it, after having Note. 0, p. 9. Bishop Sanderson. Use violently heated herself by four hours of Dreams.
dancing. The most extraordinary part of
this case is, that while she was speechless, WARBURTON says in a letter to Andrew she had also forgotten how to express her Baxter, “I have rambled for twenty years meaning by writing, owing to the injury together in dreams, in one certain country, her brain had received from the spasms,– through one certain road, and resided in but she recovered this at the same time. one certain country house, quite different as to the whole face of the country and si- ZUINGER, vol. 2, p. 1520. Girl at Geneva tuation of the place from any thing I ever who, by the Devil's help, made every one saw, awake; and the scene quite unvaried.” she touched dance, like a tarantula. He does not know, he says, whether any writer has observed anything like this.- “ Miss BLOFIELD, Professor of the TerpSt. James's Mag. vol. 2, p. 202.
sichorean Positions, exercises in families Some curious cases of warning in dreams and schools where dancing cannot be conare stated in this remarkable letter. scientiously admitted. Miss B. begs to
state that her system of exercises may be practised with perfect safety, on account of
the gentleness of the method pursued, no Dancing
coercion being made use of; the most laA woman having eaten hemlock roots mentable effects having been produced from with parsnips, was immediately seized with the use of gymnastic, calisthenic, and other raving and madness, talked obscenely, and violent exercises." Adv. – Evang. Mag. could not forbear dancing. — Phil. Trans. Feb. 1834. Abr. vol. 4, p. 183.
The common people say that old parsnips “ Locke himself thinks that children which have continued many years in the ought to be taught to dance as soon as they ground have this effect, and therefore they
are capable of learning it. “Nothing," he call them madnips. They supposed she observes, “ contributes so much to a behad eaten these.
coming confidence and behaviour, or raises
them sooner to the conversation of those Ibid. p. 295. A MAN near Penzance above their age. For, though dancing conmade a pie of the roots of the horned pop- sists merely in outward gracefulness of mopy, (Papaver corniculatum luteum), mis- tion, yet it gives children manly thoughts, taking them for sea-holly, or eringo roots.
and a proper carriage!"-SIR J. SINCLAIR'S Delirium was one of its effects; another
Code of Health, p. 257. Locke's Treatise
on Education, p. 67, quoted. | The recurrence of dreams I believe to be very common. For these twenty years, when “The art of Orchesography, or denoting the Archaus has been out of order, I have in. variably dreamt that I could not find the places the several steps and motions in dancing in church.-J. W. W.
by characters, was invented by M. Beau
champ, in the time of Louis XIV.; and the country to Rome, and delivered to the improved and perfected by M. Fouillet.” Senate a message with which Jupiter Ca-Hawkins' Hist. Mus. vol. 2, p. 132. pitolinus had charged him in a dream :
“That they must repeat the celebration of “ The Pavan, from pavo, is a grave and the public games, because in the last somajestic dance. The method of dancing it lemnity a bad dancer had led up the dances." was anciently by gentlemen drest with a He had neglected the vision he said, looking cap and sword, by those of the long robe upon it as a dream ; wherefore Jupiter had in their gowns, by princes in their mantles, killed one of his sons and taken away the and by ladies in gowns with long trains, the use of his limbs, which, however, he recomotion whereof in the dance resembled that vered as fast as he discharged his commisof a peacock's tail. It is supposed to have sion. Inquiry was made, and it appeared been invented by the Spaniards, and its that the first dancer was a slave, whom his figure is given, with the characters for the master just before the procession had caused steps, in the Orchesographia of Thoinet to be whipped through the crossways, the Arbeau. Every pavan bas its galliard,-a forum, and the circus, places through all lighter kind of air made out of the former." which the procession was to pass, and the -Ibid. vol. 3, p. 383.
slave had uttered imprecations and writhed
himself into painful postures at every stroke, Tue dancing-master in Molière says, - which Jupiter had justly considered to be “ Pour moi, je vous l'avoue, je me repais an improper and indecent prelude to so soun peu de gloire."—Vol. 5, p. 591. Le lemn à ceremony. The master was found, Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
and a decree past for repeating the games
more sumptuously.”—Hooke, vol. 2, p. 57. His proof that all the evils in public af- Livy, lib. 2, c. 36. Pull. in Coriol. D. fairs arise from want of proper instruction Hal, p. 67. in this art.—Ibid. pp. 600-1.
A GALLIARD in dancing is very different Pan, the dancing-master. ---SOPHOCLES. from T. Mace's. See SIR J. Davis. Ajax.
“ DANCING.–An Arrow against profane “Our temper differs somewhat from that and promiscuous dancing, drawn out of the of the ancient Jews. They would neither quiver of the Lord by the Ministers at Bosdance nor weep. We indeed weep not, if ton, New-England.” Boston, 1684. a man mourn unto us; but I must needs say, that, if he pipe, we seem disposed to
“ K. Henry.
Sweetheart, dance with the greatest alacrity.”—COOPER.
I were unmannerly to take you out, Corresp. vol. 1, p. 362.
And not to kiss you."
Henry the Eighth, act i. sc. iv. BRANTOME, vol. 9, pp. 250-1. In Barbadoes,“ most of the ladies," says between Custom and Verity, concerning the
Tous Steevens quotes from a dialogue DR. HILLARY, are so excessively fond of
use and abuse of dancing and minstrelsy : it, that, say what I will, they will dance on.”—M. Review, vol. 21, p. 370.
what fool would dance,
If that, when dance is done, A.U. C. 273. A. C. 489. TIBERIUS Ati- He may not have at lady's lip
That which in dance he won.” nius, or Titus Latinus, (for historians differ concerning his name), came in a litter from | And Ritson adds, “ in many, perhaps all
parts of the kingdom, when the fiddler | years (A. D. 1773). When Corelli's music thinks his young couple have had music was first published, our ablest violinists enough, he makes his instrument speak out conceived that it was too difficult to be pertwo notes which all understand to say kiss formed. It is now, however, the first comher."
position attempted by a scholar. Every
year also now produces greater and greater The Partridge run. A.D. 1796.-Miss prodigies on other instruments, in point of SEWARD's Letters, vol. 4, p. 244.
GALLINI's Treatise on Dancing.-M. Re- “ PHILOSTRATUS tells of one who desired view, vol. 26, pp. 347-9-56.
that his son might not be musical, and there
fore sent him to learn of the worst musicians A.D. 1764. The opera of Castor and in the city, that their scraping and jarring Pollux at Paris. “ On admire le dernier might put him out of liking with the art.”— ballet, qui vraiment est de génie. C'est le Bishop HACKET, Sermons, p. 275. systême de Copernic mis en action ; il est très bien exécuté: reste à savoir, pourquoi “ CONSIDERING the great influence which le systême de Copernic dans cet opéra.”
music bath over the minds of men, it is no BACHAUMONT. Mus. Lec. vol. 2, p. 14.
small policy in ecclesiastics to assign the use
of organs in churches, which gets men a The English nuns at Ghent told Mrs.
stomach to their devotion, whether it be Carter that country dances were one of good or bad." — Blount's Philostratus, N. their amusements, and that they had the newest from England.-Mem. vol. 1, p. 264.
This person says
women often decline - L'on dance plusieurs à la fois, se te- in modesty proportionably to the progress nant toutesfois deux à deux, et se prome- they make in music.”—Ibid. nant le long de la salle, sans avoir autre soucy, que de marquer an peu sentiment
FROBERGER, organist to the Emperor la cadence; l'on l'appelle le grand bal, et Ferdinand III. is said to have represented semble qu'il ne soit inventé que pour don- in an allemand the passage of Count Thurn ner une honneste commodité aux chevaliers
over the Rhine, and the danger he and his de parler aux dames." — Astrea. Part 3, army were in, by twenty-six cataracts, or
falls in notes; which, it seems, he was the
better able to do, having been present."“He does not mince it: he has not learnt Ibid. vol. 4, p. 183. to walk by a courant or a boree." (?)
Kuhnau represented in a sonata David's STEEL's Tender Husband, p. 29.
victory over Goliah.
Buxtehude represented the nature of the planets in a series of lessons for the harpsi
And Handel himself imitated the buzzing Wallis on the effects reported of it in of the flies and the hopping of the frogs in former times.—Phil. Trans. Abr. vol 4, p. the plagues of Egypt. — Sir J. HAWKINS, 309.
vol. 1, p. iii.
Ibid. vol. 13, p. 446. “ AMAZING improve- "ARIS ENUS expressly asserts th th ments in execution which both singers and foundation of ingenuous manners, and a players have arrived at within the last fifty / regular and decent discharge of the offices
of civil life, are laid in a musical educa- “ THALES cured a raging pestilence at tion."-Ibid.
Sparta by music; the oracle having so ad
vised."— HAWKINS, History of Music, vol. “ LUTHER says in an Epistle, 'scimus 1, p. 318. musicam dæmonibus etiam invisam et in- Hismenias the Theban cured many of tolerabilem esse :' and Dr. Wetenhall ap- sciatica by music. Hawkins thinks Boeplies this passage to the music of our thius takes this from Aulus Gellius, lib. 4, church, and on the authority thereof pro- c. 13, q. v. nounces it to be such as no devil can stand against."-Ibid. p. lxi. — . .
"I'll re you, I'll fa you ; do you note me?"
Romeo and Juliet, act iv. sc. v. “THE Pythagoreans," says STANLEY, “define music an apt composition of contra
Metastasio on the corruption of music, ries, and an union of many, and consent of and the effect of open theatres on that of differents ; for it not only co-ordinates the ancients, and consequently on church rythms and modulations, but all manner of music.— Tom. 10, p. 362-3. systems. God is the reconciler of things discordant, and this is his chiefest work,
6. THERE is somewhere in infinite space," according to music and medicine, to recon- says CowPER, a world that does not roll cile enmities. In music consists the agree within the precincts of mercy ; and as it is ment of all things, and aristocracy of the reasonable, and even scriptural to suppose universe. For what is harmony in the that there is music in heaven, in those disworld, in a city is good government, in a mal regions perhaps the reverse of it is family, temperance.-Ibid. p. 170.
found; tones so dismal as to make woe it.
self more insupportable, and to acuminate " Il Ciel parte del vanto
even despair." — HAYLEY's Life, vol. 2, p. Mi dia, che solo in questa unir poteo,
76. E a dite anch' io n'andrò senza paura O pur di Tebe a rinnovar le mura."
See in MACROBIUS, Som. Scip. for a pasMETASTASIO, tom. 8, p. 245. sage to prove that music
clemency and heals diseases." ALKHENDI compounded medicines in geometrical and musical proportions.-SPREN- An anonymous discourse upon the analogy GEL, vol. 2, p. 281.
between the seven planets and the chords
included in the musical septenary, says, RHAZES had been the most celebrated " that in the motion of the Earth F is made; professor of music at Bagdad. — Ibid. p. in that of the Moon, A; Mercury, B; Ve285.
nus, C; the Sun, D; Mars, E; Jupiter, F;
and Saturn, G; and that here the musical AMATUS LUSITANUS combined music and measure is truly formed."-HAWKINS, Hisnumbers in his system of physic, blending tory of Music, vol. 2, p. 215. thus the doctrines of Pythagoras and of the Cabalists.-Ibid. vol. 3, p. 157.
" THERE was once a musical herald who
undertook to show the analogy between STRUTH US plays to Sigismond II. King music and coat armour.”—Ibid. P.
247. of Poland, " explique le rhythme du pouls d'après les lois de la musique, et cherche à 4 PIETRO FRANCESCO VALENTINI gave le rendre sensible par des figures inintelli- Kircher a canon which he called Nodus gibles.”—Ibid. p. 169.
Salomones; which Kircher at first per