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syrup of gilliflower in his sack, and had al- the Botrys, or Jerusalem oak.--Monthly ways a tun-glass standing by him, holding Review, vol. 71, p. 499. a pint of small beer, which he used to stir with rosemary.”--Connoisseur, vol. 2, p. 189. A SERMON is annually preached at St.

Leonards, Shoreditch, on the religious uses Rue was called herb of grace, because it of botanical philosophy, pursuant to the will was used in exorcisms; rosemary, remem- of Mr. Fairchild, a gardener at Hoxton, who brance, as a cephalic.—WARBURTON. N. 1. died 1729. The Royal Society appoint the SHAKESPEARE. Rich. II. act. iii. sc. iv. preacher. Jones of Nayland preached se

veral of these sermons. MATRICARIA suaveolens, sweet feverfew. “A woman who could keep nothing on her HERBALDOWN, about a mile from Canter. stomach, and was perishing for mere want of bury, where there is one of the three arnourishment, cured by this flower, the yellow chiepiscopal hospitals. “The spot is redilks clipt into boiling water. It was the marked to have been peculiarly healthful, most grateful bitter that could be tasted. and herbalists are said to come every year Her stomach, that abhorred gentian and the to collect medicinal plants which grow only like, bore this, and by persevering in its use, at that particular place.”—Ibid. vol. 75, p. she was cured."

"L_Hill's Virtues of British 23. Herbs. Monthly Review, vol. 44, p. 414.

Tea made of pear-tree leaves cured a The root of the male fern, two or three family who had been poisoned by mushdrams in powder, a specific for the tape

rooms at Ghent. The ancients knew this worm.Monthly Review, vol. 57, p. 314. property in the wild


p. 535.

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“ A L'EGARD de l'étude des plantes, per

Williams's Missionary Enterprizes, p. mettez, Madame, que je la fasse en Natu- 495. raliste, et non pas en Apothécaire ; car, outre que je n'ai qu'une foi très médiocre à

Handling a Subject. la médecine, je connois l'organisation des

A LITERARY bravura this.-METAstasio, plantes sur la foi de la Nature, qui ne ment

vol. 10, p. 341. point, et je ne connois leurs vertus médicinales que sur la foi des hommes, qui sont

" CONFEsso non essermi caduto in mente menteurs. Je ne suis pas d'humeur à les che la varietà de' gusti contraddicesse punto croire sur leur parole, ni à portée de la vé- alla costanza della simplicità; potendo otrifier. Ainsi, quant à moi, j'aime cent fois timamente andar variando quelli, senza mieux voir dans l'émail des prez des guir- cambiamento di questa.”—Ibid. p. 367. landes pour les bergères, que des herbes pour les lavemens.”

“ Chi scorger si vanta ROUSSEAU, in a letter to Madame la Pré

Qual merto e maggiore, sidente de Verna, of Grenoble.—Mem. Se

Fra tanto splendore, crets, t. 17, p. 310.

Fra tanta beltà ?"

Ibid. vol. 11, p. 208. Plan for generating saltpetre by planting

" The mirth whereof so larded with my mat' GERARDE says “it fully performeth all that ter, bitter things can do."-p. 653.

That neither singly can be manifested ?“ As Dioscorides writeth," are the words in GERARDE. Ed. Johnson ut suprà, p. 1130.

Without the show of both."
J. W. W.

Merry Wives of Windsor, act iv. sc. vi. * μεταβολή πάντων γλυκύ."

EURIPIDES. Orestes, v. 237.

as the countenance, as whether they have had paws or claws, hoofs or talons.

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p. 126.

MANNER of narration in the Italian ro- WOMEN have more of the bird in them, mance poems. B. Tasso altering his Ama- light and airy, volatile and loquacious. digi.

“ PYTHAGORAS and the Egyptians, from “ LIKE Tristram Shandy I could write

whom he learnt this doctrine, reversed the From morn to noon, from noon to night,

notion of transmigration, supposing that the Sometimes obscure, and sometimes leaning souls of bad men passed into the bodies of A little sideways to a meaning,

some congenial brute.” — Blount's PhilosAnd unfatigued myself, pursue

tratus, p. 3. This civil mode of teazing you." Lloyd. Magazine, vol. 1, p.


“ When thou wert form'd, Heaven did a

man begin, A MATTER to be treated at large,

But the brute soul by chance was shuffled «Λέγουμ' άν ήδη τα μακρά των σμικρών in." λόγων

Auringzebe to Moreb. Deyden, vol. 4, 'Επιπροσθέν έσι, και σαφή μάλλον κλύειν.” EURIP. Orestes, vv. 633-4.

“ Tuy face itself, DOUBTFUL whether to relate or not,- Half minted with the royal stamp of man, « έσι δ' ού σιγή λόγου

And half o'ercome with beast." Κρείσσων γένοιτ' άν, έσι δ' ού σιγής λόγος.

DRYDEN, vol. 4, p. 388. Ibid. vv. 631-2.

SHAKESPEARE says, Ajax had “ robbed «Ο μύθος δ' ου μακρος μακρων πέρι.many beasts of their particular additions ;

Ibid. v. 751. he is as valiant as the lion, churlish as the

bear, slow as the elephant.”Troil, and “ All things thought upon,

Cres. act i. sc. ii.
That may with reasonable swiftness, add
More feathers to our wings."

GREAT huge hulky fellows, unlucky-
Henry V. act i. sc. v.

Soph. Ajax, v. 769-73.

Duchess OF NEWCASTLE's Poems, p. 44.

There may be rational creatures in the Scale of Beings.

world which we can neither see nor hear,

nor apprehend by any of our senses. In vegetables no conceivable proportion between the seed and the plant in size.Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 10, pp. 8, 9.

Inoculation. SIMPLICIUS calls man « ζύνδεσμος ζωτι- “MR.Porter, our ambassador at ConstanKÒS TWY te dva kui Twy kátw,"—the vital tinople, A. D. 1755, thought it had its rise joint that clasps together the upper and from mere superstition. A most ignorant lower world."-Scott. Christian Life, vol. fellow, a Georgian, and physician by prac1, p. 283.

tice, told him it was the tradition and reli

gious belief of his countrymen that an angel Some indications of the former stages may presides over this distemper; and that to be inferred from the hands and feet, as well show their trust in him, and invite him to

p. 136.

be propitious, they take a pock from the The name for fool seems to be original sick person, and by a scarification insert it in every language. in one in health, generally between the fore finger and thumb. To attract the angel's " In comedy," says Swift," the best acgood will more effectually, they hang the tors play the part of the droll, whilst some patient's bed with red cloth or stuff, as a

second rogue is made the hero or fine gencolour most agreeable to him.”—Phil. Trans. tleman. So in this farce of life, wise men Abr. vol. 10, p. 584.

pass their time in mirth, whilst fools are In England patients have been swathed only serious.” — Monthly Review, vol. 35, in red flannel.

Conduct of our royal family, A. d. 1736. -Ibid. p. 690.

“ METEOR-LIKE, of stuff and form perplext, Whose what and where in disputation is.”

COWLEY. Silence.

“Quicquid recipitur, recipitur in modum When Don Silves de la Selva had won recipientis." How this is received. one of the five castles in the greatest of his adventures, two ancient men came before Placing the reader in puzzledom; pleahim, “ et commencerent à debattre et dis- sures of this state. puter ensemble, sur lequel estoit meilleur, le parler, ou le taire. Mais parceque celuy

Why no reason should be given for what qui tenoit pour le silence, mit en avant de I chuse to do.- Jones of Nayland, vol. 5, plus fortes et pregnantes raisons, le nouveau triomphateur (D. Silves) leur commanda qu'ils se teussent, et donna sentence que la NATURAL propensity to laughter. — Ibid. taciturnité estoit la vraye vertu.”—L. 14, vol. 4, p. 117.

p. 295.

p. 262.

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“ I vow and protest there's more plague

Philosophy of Nonsense. Morosophy. than pleasure with a secret; especially if a body mayn't mention it to four or five of Best learnt by talking to children and one's particular acquaintance."Betty in the cats. Clandestine Marriage.

“ GAUDET stultis Natura creandis “ Tanto custa ao acautelado e secreto o Ut malvis, atque urticis, et vilibus herbis." receio com que guarda e esconde o segredo,

PALINGENIUS, p. 262. como a hum palreiro e impaciente a força

John HENDERSON and J.C. J. there is com que o dissimula."-Francisco RODRIGUES Lobo, t. 4, p. 104. O Desengañado.

nothing without a meaning.

“ Non que je me meille impudentement

exempler du territoire de folie ; j'en tiens Use of Mystification.

et en suis, je le confesse. Tout le monde Omne ignotum pro magnifico.

est fol."-RABELAIS, vol. 5, p. 119. Every unknown for a friend : at least not to be treated as an enemy, as Jeffrey “ PantaGRUELISME. Vous entendez que did James Grahame.

c'est certaine gayeté d'esprit confite en me. Let me be the mysterious unknown, or pris des choses fortuites.”—Ibid. tom. 6, p. the odd, the quaint, the erudite, &c. 24.


Not satisfied till he is “tout esperruquan- “ Your Cupid looks as dreadfully as death." cluzelubelouzerirelu- morrambouzevezangouzequoquemorguatasachacquevesinemaf- The Signora Emilia says, “ Estimo io fresse, morcrocassebizassenezassegrigue- adunque, che chi ha da esser amato, debba liguoscopapopoudrille," with so many such amare, et esser amabile."--Il Cortigiano, “ morderegrippipiotabirofreluchamburelu - p. 269. cecoquelurintimpanemens,” till he shall be from head to foot completely “trepigne

Ibid. p. 272-3. - How love comes from mampenillorifrizonoufressure." - Ibid. p. the heart to the eyes, and so into other eyes, 213-4-5.

and to the heart again. “ Upon this passage I shall remark, or Parnaso Ital. vol. 6, p. 268.--A SONNET of rather call in a learned and very able divine Cariteo's, which is perhaps the original of to remark for me, that when men speak | Desportes, p. 49. or write, they must do it so as to be understood, unless they will do it to no purpose:

“ Her tears, her smiles, her every

look's a and therefore they must take such words as

net, are to be had, and are intelligible to those Her voice is like a syren's of the land, for whose benefit they write ; and they And bloody hearts lie panting in her band." must be contented too with such gramma

DRYDEN, Granada. act ii. sc. i. tical construction, as well as with such words, as shall be found expedient to the

" Love shot, and shot so fast ends for which they write.' Sometimes it | He shot himself into my breast at last." may be necessary for them to frame new

Almanzor, act iii. sc. 1. words, 'to express the propriety of a foreign idiom ;' and in all respects they must acco

“ As in some weather-glass my love I hold, modate themselves to their subject, and to

Which falls or rises with the heat or cold." the capacities of those for whom they un

Lyndaraxa, act iv. sc. ii. dertake to discourse upon it.” JENKIN'S Reasonableness of Christianity, vol. 2, p. 46.

“I can preserve enough for me and you ;

And love, and be unfortunate for two." The various sophy's--cosmosophy, ker

Benzayda, act v. sc. i. dosophy

“ Ir was your fault that fire seized all your I WILL not say that any one has been

breast; knighted, to whom an honest man would be You should have blown up some, to save the more likely to say Sirrah than Sir; but I rest." Almahide, act. y. sc. ii. will say that men have been raised to the peerage, and advanced in it, who were dis- “ Ye gods, why are not hearts first pair'd qualified for it in every possible way, ex

above; cept by their possessions.

But some still interfere in other's love!

Ere each for each by certain marks are Jests in sadness. LYDGATE, Shake

known, speare, vol. 8, p. 246, N.

You mould 'em up in haste, and drop 'em


Conquest of Gran. pt. ii. act . sc. 1. Love. To some of the poets a verse which Dry- * Ou amanti, oh quanto poco den puts into the mouth of Cortes may be Basta a farvi sperar !" applied,

METASTASIO, tom. 6, p. 34, Zenobia.


“ E DALL' amore all'ira

Two kinds. Animal magnetism and moral Lungo il cammin non è."

magnetism. Ibid. p. 200, Antigono.

" ESPINHADAS de amor, nað ja feridas." MOLIERE, tom. 3, p. 466, Le Misantrope.

Fer. Ruce Lobo, tom. 3, p. 14. -Lovers find beauty in their mistresses, be they what they may.

The Dead. “ O ANYTHING, of nothing first create !

SPEAKING of the cemeteries at HamO heavy lightness! serious vanity!

burgh, which are all without the city, MR. Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms,

Downes says,

“ It is in such situations, reFeather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick

mote from the bustle of a city, and shaded health,

with trees, that a communion may be conStill waking sleep, that is not what it is." Romeo and Juliet, act i. sc. i. ceived to exist between departed spirits

and those whom affection or devotion may

have led to visit their retreats; that the “ Mrs. CARTER was for half an hour one

cemetery becomes a sanctuary, wherein the evening entirely in love with a Dutchman; living, as well as the dead, are screened and the next morning she took a dose of from the world and its jarring intercourses." algebra fasting, which she says entirely - Letters from the Continent, vol. 2, p. 295. cured her.”—Memoirs, vol. 1, p. 36-7. On the tombstones here is inscribed the

word Ruhe-Statt or Ruhe Platz. “Que nos sages Gaulois sçavoient bien ta coustume,

DAVID VAN DER Becke's material theory dire aymer,


pronon- of ghosts much like Gaffarils. - SPRENGEL, çoient amer?

vol. 5, p. 113. Amers sont bien tes fruits, et pleines d'amer

Tuere is a contemporary poem upon Sont toutes les douceurs qu'on a pour some of the Gunpowder traitors, in which bien aimer."

their heads and their ghosts hold a converAstrée, pt. iv. 1. 9, p. 916. sation.—Restituta, vol. 3, p. 331.

Lors que pour


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MARRIAGE of Isidro de Madrid and Ma

“ When the corpse of Eloisa was deporia de la Cabeza.

sited in Abelard's tomb, the dead Abelard " Fueron a vistas los dos,

raised his arms, opened them, and clasped y fue aquello suficiente,

his beloved in death.”—Curiosities of Liteque cada qual se contente;

rature, vol. 1, p. 213. Porque lo que está de Dios se executa facilmente."

I SEE no

wilful bad taste" in the device Lope de Vega, tom. 11, p. 32.

for the text Pulvis et umbra sumus, which

represented a shadow walking between two SIR KENELM DIgby, in his Private Me- ranges of urns, in a vault, the floor of which moirs, makes a lover say, “I will go to the was covered with dust. -Ibid. vol. 2, p. 82. other world to preach to damned souls that their pains are but imaginary ones, in re

AFTER giving a good guess at the milky spect of them that live in the hell of love." | way, Manilius asks, -P. 38.

“ An fortes animæ, dignataque nomina Calo Corporibus resoluta suis, terræque remissa

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