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“ Can sick men play so nicely with their Names,

names ?" They said, in Scotland, that Rowland and he rejoinsHill rode upon the backs of order and de“ So I called one of my horses

No; misery makes sport to mock itself."

Act ii. sc. i. Order," said he," and the other Decorum, that they might tell the truth one way, if

CATHARINE DE MEDICI, changing the they did not in another.”Life, p. 191.

names of her three sons, in hope of mending RUMPELSTILZCHEN in the German Tales, their fortune.-BRANTOME, vol. 9, p. 468. might have kept his own secret in spite of his song, if he had had as many names as

By the Laws of the Twelve Tables, if a King Ferdinand and his brother.

man died intestate who had no near rela

tion, a man of his own name was to be his AJAX's Lamentation.-SOPHOCLES.

heir, and one who became mad or prodigal,

was, if he had no relation, to be put under Dr. HARSNET (afterwards archbishop of the care of a namesake.—Hook, vol. 2, pp. York) has a chapter on the strange names

313-4. of these devils, “ lest,” he says, “ meeting them otherwise by chance, you mistake

A. D. 1750. “I found an old newspaper them for the names of tapsters or jugglers." t'other day, with a list of outlawed smug-Note to King Lear, p. 195.

glers. There were John Price, alias Miss

Marjoram; Bob Plunder; Bricklayer Tom; Lady Macbeth's name was Gruach, or and Robin Cursemother, all of Hawkhurst, Grwok.-RITSON & WINTON.

in Hants."—H. WALPOLE, vol. 1, p. 223.

Evax, King of Arabia, dedicated his book THEODORE D'AGRIPPA D'Aubigne, haon precious stones to Nero, because there ving had an illegitimate son, born in the was an e in his name as well as in the Em- fourth year of her widowhood, speaks thus peror's :

of him in her will :-"Je le fis nommer “ Evax rex Arabum fertur dixisse

Nathan, et lui donnai pour surnom EngiNeroni, &c. (?)

band. Premièrement par le nom qui re

tourné se trouve de même à retourner, le Monthly Review, vol. 7, p. 133.

surnom aussi trouve celui du père. En seThe elephant which the King of Persia cond lieu, j'ai voulu que ce nom me fut un sent by Isaac the Jew to Charlemagne was Nathan, qui signifie donné, et que le nom called Abulabaz.-ZUINGER, p. 2444. du censeur de David representât mon ord

péché aux yeux et aux oreilles incessamAn ancestor of J. Wilkes, Edward Wilkes, ment." — Mem. de M. Maintenon, vol. 6, who resided in James I.'s reign at Leighton p. 47. Beausert (now Buzzard), had three sons and one daughter. The sons he christened NANESAKE feeling in the two Ajaces.Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and to come as CowPER, b. 17, v. 869. near John as he could, he called the daughter Joan.—Almon's M. vol. 1, p. 2.

The Lord Keeper North thought of inIn different branches of the family there troducing Nec-nons as well as Ac-etiams. have been Matthew and Mark to this time. -Vol. 1, p. 207.

When John of Gaunt harps mournfully upon his name, Richard II. replies.to him,

ODYSSEY.—Cowper, b. 8, v. 677-80.
Yet some savages have no names.

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sit upon the point of a needle." - Joux Неи.

GREGOIRE, p. 55, Ruscu de Inferno, referred “ VERISIMILE nimirum est manes collo- to. quiis assuetos esse, nihil est enim aliud quod apud inferos agunt, ubi igni perpetuò assi- “St. Austin might have returned another dent, nisi ut confabulentur. Atque hinc est answer to him that asked him, “What God fæminas plerumque veneficas esse, et cum employed himself about before the world dæmone consortium inire, quod hæ ipsum was made ?' 'He was making hell.' No magis promptè ac liberè alloquantur.”— such matter. The doctors in the Talmud Decl. ascribed to South, Opera Posthuma, say, “ He was creating repentance, or con

triving all the ways how he might be mer

ciful enough to the Man he is so mindful of, Rabbi Simeon Ben Lakisch said, “Non and to the Son of Man so much regarded erit infernus tempore venturo. Sed Deus by him.'”—John GREGOIRE, p. 135. Sanct. Benedict. educet Solem e thecâ suâ, facietque ut penetret radiis suis homines; et

MASTER HENRY GREENWood's Tormentimpii quidem judicabuntur per illum, justi ing Tophet (A. D. 1608), or, A terrible devero canabuntur per illum."

scription of hell, able to break the hardest To this they apply Malachi iv. 1.

heart, and cause it to quake and tremble." Avoda Sara, p. 16. - Monthly Review, vol. 68, p. 343-5. Some

just remarks. ST. JAMES. “ You must not mistake St. James's meaning. He does affirm that a sin

“ INFERNUS in futuro seculo non erit, sed gle breach of God's law deserves eternal

Sol æstu suo cruciabit impios, idemque exdeath, as well as ten thousand; yet he does bilarabit pios."— Avoda Sara, p. 16. not say that small and great offenders will have equal punishment. No: nighty sinners will be mightily tormented. Men's future torment will be suited to the num

Oaths. ber and the greatness of their crimes. Yet moderate offenders can have small consola

M.DE LA TRIMOUILLE was called, La vraye tion from hence, because the shortest punish

Corps Dieu, because that was his usual oath. ment is eternal, and the coldest place in hell

Bayard used to exclaim, Feste-Dieu Baywill prove a hot one."—BERRIDGE, Christian

ard. M. de Bourbon (the Constable), Saints World Unmasked, p. 27.

Barbe. The Prince of Orange, Saint Ni

colas (not the Prince). “Le Bon Homme, Monthly Review, vol. 48, p. 68, a striking

M. de la Roche du Maine juroit Teste Dieu passage from Henry Brooke's Redemption,

pleine de Reliques, (où Diable avoit il * praying God to preserve in me the princi

trouvé celuy-là ?) et autres que je nomineple divine !"

rois, plus saugreneux que ceux-là, mais il

vaut mieux les taire."-BRANTOME, vol. 6, “I have wondered much at the curiosity (how learned soever) of some who under

Quand la PasqueDieu deceda, take to set down the subterraneous geogra

Louis the Eleventh. phy of this place, and describing it so confidently, as if they had been there already ; not the gates and chambers of death only,

Sir WALTER Scott, in Quentin Duruard, but the very points of the compass in that the mouth of this mean and crafty prince.

has, with perfect propriety, put this oath into region and shadow, and how many souls may

J. W. W.

p. 129.

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Par le jour Dieu luy succeda:

delight; springing up, he placed one paw Charles the Eighth. on each of her shoulders, but the next moLe Diable m'emporte s'en tint près ; ment he fell backward, and instantly ex

Louis the Twelfth. pired.
Foy de Gentil-Homme vint apris."

“ M. de Candolle, Lecturer on Natural Francois the First. History of Geneva, related this story.”

Ibid. p. 277. O BRIEN's Round Towers of Ireland, p. 468.
Κακα δεννάζων ρήμαθ', ά δαίμων,
Κώδεις ανδρών, εδίδαξεν.-SOPH. Ajar.

[The Owl.]
v. 243-4.

ALL other birds except those of the

owl kind, worship the light."-HUTCHINSON, [Animals in Paradise.)

vol. 8, p. 92.

See his vituperation of the owl, which
HUTCHINSON (vol. 3, p. 105) maintains immediately follows.
that there were voracious and noxious crea-
tures in Paradise before the fall, because
“the parts of every creature shew how it

[Birds in the Bermudas.]
was to live, and much the greater part of
the species in the creation could not have

Birds in the Bermudas that burrow.-P. lived without eating others.” This is just 408. They lighted on the men's shoulders. begging the question.

-P. 412. See the passage.-- Boswell's
Shakspere, vol. 15.

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[Beasts examples to Men.]

JAMES GRANGER, vicar, preached a ser

mon October 18th, 1779, in the parish church Beasts examples to men, and designed of Shiplake, Oxfordshire, and published it for such.-HUTCHINSON, vol. 5, p. 69-70.

under the title of An Apology for the Brute “ They are still in the perfection of their Creation; or Abuse of Animals considered. nature;" a good passage, shewing what this

Will it be believed that this very sensible consideration ought to effect in pian.-Ibid.

(liscourse gave disgust to two considerable congregations, and that the mention of dogs

and horses was considered as a prostitution Jewish niceties concerning guilt in mis

of the dignity of the pulpit. This made chievous animals.-- Cur. of Literature, vol.

him publish it. He dedicated it to T. B. 1, p. 170-1.

Drayman, and addressing him as Neighbour
Tom, reminded him that he had seen him

exercise the lash with greater rage, and [A Tame Wolf.]

heard him at the same time swear more “A LADY near Geneva had a tame wolf, roundly and forcibly, than he had ever seen which seemed to have as much attachment or heard any of his brethren of the whip in to its mistress as a spaniel. She had occa- London. Should he find any hard words sion to leave home for some weeks; the wolf in the discourse, he told him that if he could evinced the greatest distress after her de- come to the vicarage, he would endeavour parture, and at first refused to take food. to explain them. And he warned him that During the whole time she was absent, he if he did not alter his conduct, he would remained much dejected.

On her return, take care to have him punished by a justice as soon as the animal heard her footsteps, of peace.--Monthly Review, vol. 47, p. 491-2. he bounded into the room in an ecstasy of

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“ What's to say ?
[A Newfoundland Dog.]


little little let us do,
Philip THICKNESSE had a Newfoundland And all is done."
dog, who had been taught a great many

Henry the Fifth, act iv. sc. ii. tricks on board a man-of-war ; and a puppy of hers, he says, “ inherited many of them “Porisso, senhor, callo, porque temo untaught.”—Ibid. vol. 48, p. 177.

De não chegar ao porto desejado

Por mais que alargue a vella, e aperte o [Cornish Game Cock.]

remo." Tue Cornish hatch the eggs of the

Diogo BERNARDES, O. Lyma, p. 139.

game cock breed under a magpie, because“

PETRARCH (vol. 1, p. 291, Son. 175,) dates magety pie is a desperate bird."--Polwhele.

the birth of his love, Vocabulary.

"Mille trecento ventisette appunto

Su l'ora prima, il di sesto d'Aprile,

Nel laberinto intrai; nè veggio ond' esca.” [Animals not morally responsible.] BERGMANN's Researches allow to animals “ Now masters all, here now I shall the powers of thinking, remembering, com- End there as I began.”—Sir T. MORE. paring and judging; but their actions not being directed to moral ends, he thinks that REARTRAIT of the author, for a Finis consequently they are not accountable and piece. proper subjects for reward or punishment in another world.—Ibid. vol. 74, p. 495. HERRICK, vol. 1, p. 116, penultimate ch.

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of a pinch of snuff. Our informant has Connoisseur, vol. 2, p. 110. LLOYD. J.
within these few days seen Billy masticate Hawkins Brown. Charles Lamb.
a large quid of pigtail with as much goût

T, the water poet.
as any Jack tar in his majesty's service. Cowper, Ep. to Bull. Greathead's life,
When he had finished the tobacco, a pinch p. 143.- Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 215-6,
of strong rappee was administered, which 265-6.
Billy snuffed without the least demur, and
curling up his olfactory organ, delivered one In a classification of trades (Times, 14th
of those charming solos so peculiar to his April, 1835), tobacco and snuff are placed
species. Billy is chiefly employed in car- among trades of food, because though they
rying milk from his master's farm to Bolo cannot, in the ordinary sense of the term,

and if Mr. Walton has any other bu- be considered as food, they bear some resiness to transact in the town, he can leave semblance to it, though a distant one: for Billy with security at the door of any cus- tobacco is food to the taste, and snuff food tomer, whence he will not budge an inch to the sense of smelling." until he hears his master's voice. Billy is invariably accompanied on his journies to RALEIGU's last “ unfortunate attempt Bolton by a small cur dog, which is so at- upon S. Thomé and Guiana, which was his tached to him that in the absence of Mr. own ruin and his son's death, yielded only Walton, he takes his station close to Billy, stinking tobacco, a commodity that could and will not suffer any stranger to come not be conveyed away, because of the bulk;

and his voyage proved much less than

smoke."--Monson, p. 242. WILLIAM ELLIS, once a farmer at Little Gaddesden, who in A.D. 1760, published The Norwegians call snuff, "næse-meel." Every Farmer his own Farrier, says, upon --PONTOPPIDAN. his own experience, that "half an ounce of tobacco at a time, given among a horse's VIRGINIA, Brazil, and Varinas tobacco, corn, and continued for a week, will pre- differ in favour ; each having its raciness, vent worms, cure greasy heels, and create a its smaak, what the French call le goût de fine coat."-Monthly Review, vol. 22, p. 156. terreau.-Dr. Douglass, Monthly Review,

vol. 13, p. 273. PRIOR speaks of " Portugueze" snuff.

RALEIGH's colony in Norambegu. A.D. 1641. A MISSION to the“Kionontateh

Though the situation, the climate, and ronou, ou Nation de Petun."—Rel.N.France, the natural soil, and the proof of the commotom. 5, p. 131.

dities the country yielded was able to give

encouragement for the prosecution of it, yet "A las aguas singulares de Sevilla deben for want of means and willing minds, which los Españoles la bondad de sus tabacos, los is the bane of all undertakings, it failed, and mas estimados del mundo.”—MASDEU, vol. produced nothing but tobacco, which has 1, p. 14.

brought a greater mischief to this kingdom The note says, “ La experiencia confirmó than the profit would have countervailed, la bondad dicha de estas aguas,


though it had proved successful."-Monson, procurado en vano os Ingleses imitar el tabaco Español, valiendose de artifices, que sobornados sacaron de la misma fabrica de GUIANA. “There have been many colonies Sevilla."

settled by one nation in that spacious country; yet I could never hear of any commo

P. 405.

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