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Nothing can excel the sublimity of the Far, che nel corpo incrudelir sia merto, last three lines, or the absurdity of all the Far, che fuora in tempesta, e dentro in rest.

calma

Stiansi lo spirto, e in quel, che à sensi spiace, “ The happiest man is but a wretched thing, Trovi conforto, e compiacenza, e pace. That steals poor comfort from comparison.”

Young's Busiris.

“Ruvide vesti, e breve sonno, e vitto

Usar semplice e parco, e parchi accenti, “Your bright helm

Aitar l'oppresso, e consolar l'afflitto, Struck a distinguished terror through the

E insegnar, come Dio s'ami, e paventi, field;

E qual torto sentiero, e qual sia dritto,

E quai dietro al piacer vengan tormenti, The distant legions trembling as it blazed.”

Son di questi di Dio servi ed amici “ His tall white plume, which, like a high- L'opre men belle, e i piu volgari offici.”

Filicaia. wrought foam, Floated on the tempestuous stream of fight, Shewed where he swept the field.” – Ibid.

Moorish Princesses converted.

A. D. 1050. “Por este tiempo dos hijas de “Ferrau gli rispose in due parole,

dos Reyes Moros se tornaron Christianas, y

se bautizaron. La una fue Casilda, hija de Che farà quel che deve, e quel che suole.” Orlando Innamorato.

Almenon, Rey de Toledo : la otra Zayda, hija del Rey Benabet de Sevilla. Lá oca

sion de hazerse Christianas fue deste ma"I am compelled to suffer ornaments ;

Casilda era muy piadosa y compasTo put on all the shining guilt of dress; siva de los cautivos Christianos que tenian When 'tis almost a crime that I still live!" aherrojados en casa de su padre, de su grande

necessidad y miseria. Acudiales secreta“Just now I met him, at my sight he started, mente con el regalo y sustento que podia.

y Then with such ardent eyes he wandered o'er Su padre avisado de lo que passava, y mal me,

enojado por el caso, acecho a su hija. EnAnd gazed with such malignity of love,- contrò la una vez que llevava la comida para Sending his soul out to me in a look aquellos pobres; alterado preguntola lo que So fiercely kind, I trembled.”—Busiris. llevava? respondio ella que rosas, y

abierta la falda las mostro a su padre, por averse en

ellas convertido la vianda. Este milagro tan “ Accio che voi diman, piacendo a Dio, claro fue ocasion que la donzella se quisiChe sara Marte a vintidui d’Aprile.

esse tornar Christiana, que de esta suerte Partir possiate."

suele Dios pagar las obras de piedad que con Italia Liberata. Trissino, I. 2.

los pobres se hazen; y fruto de la miseriSEMPRE sempre

l'avea davanti agli occhi, cordia suele ser el conocimiento de la verRamemorando ogni suo minim' atto,

dad. Padecia esta donzella fluxo de sangre. Ed ogni suo costume, e sempre avendo

Avisaronla, fuesse por revelacion, o de otra Dentr' alle orecchie il suo parlar soave."

manera, que si queria sanar de aquella adoIbid. l. 3.

lescencia tan grande, se bañasse en el lago

de San Vicente, que esta en tierra de Bri“ Col triplice nemico in campo aperto

niesca. Su padre, que era amigo de los Pugnar sovente, e riportar la palma : Christianos, por el deseo que tenia de ver Vincer se stessi, e far, che premio certo sana a su hija, le embio al Rey D. Fernando,

Sia l'opra sempre al forte oprar dell' alma, para que la hiziesse curar. Cobro en ella

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en breve la salud, con bañarse en aquel la- | hazia mucha confiança del dentro y fuera go; despues recibio el bautismo, segun que de su casa. Una hija suya al tanto se le lo tenia pensado, y en reconocimiento de tales aficionò, y puso en el los ojos.

Pero como mercedes, olvidada de su patria, en un her- quier que ella fuesse casadera, y el moço mita que hizo edificar junto al lago, passo esclavo, no podian passar adelante como muchos años santamente. En vida y en deseavan : ca el amor mal se puede encumuerte fue esclarecida con milagros que Dios brir, y temian si el padre della, y amo del, obrò por su intercession ; la Iglesia pone lo sabia, pagarian con las cabeças. Acoren el numero de los Santos que reynan con

daron de huir a tierra de Christianos, resoChristo en el cielo, y en muchas Iglesias de lucion que

al
moço
venia mejor, por

bolver España se le haze fiesta a quinze de Abril. a los suyos, que a ella por desterrarse de La Zayda, quier fuesse por el exemplo de su patria : si ya no la movia el deseo de Santa Casilda, o por otra ocasion se movio hazerse Christiana, lo que yo no creo. Toa hazerse Christiana ; en especial, que en maron su camino con todo secreto, hasta sueños le aparecio S. Isidoro, y con dulces llegar al peñasco ya dicho, en que la moça y amorosas palabras le persuadio pusiesse en cansada se puso a reposar. En esto vieron execucion con brevedad aquel santo propo- assomar a su padre con gente de acavallo, sito. Dio ella parte deste negocio al Rey que venia en su seguimiento. Que podian su padre; el estava perplexo, sin saber que hazer, o a que parte bolverse ? que consejo partido debria tomar.

Por una parte no tomar? mentirosas las esperanças de los podia resistir a los ruegos de su hija, por hombres y miserables sus intentos. Acudiotra temia la indignacion de los suyos, si le eron a lo

que solo les quedava de encumdava licencia para que se bautizasse. Acordo brer aquel peñol, trepando por aquellos finalmente comunicar el negocio con D. A- riscos, que era reparo assaz flaco. El padre lonso, hijo del Rey D. Fernando. Concer- con un semblante sañudo los mando abaxar: taron, que con muestra de dar guerra a los amenaçava les sino obedecian de executar Moros, hiziesse con golpe de gente entrada en ellos una muerte muy cruel. Los que en tierra de Sevilla, y con esto cautivasse acompañavan al padre los amonestavan lo a la Zayda, que estaria de proposito puesta mismo, pues solo les restava aquella espeen cierto pueblo que para este efecto seña- rança de alcançar perdon de la misericordia laron. Sucedio todo como lo tenian trazado: de su padre, con hazer lo que les mandava, que los Moros no entendieron la traza, y la y echarsele a los pies. No quisieron venir Zayda llevada a Leon, fue instruyda en las en esto. Los Moros puestos apie acometicosas que pertenece saber a un buen Chris- eron a subir el peñasco: pero el

moço

les tiano. Bautizada se llamo D. Isabel. Los defendio la subida con galgas, piedras y mas testificam que esta señora adelante caso palos, y todo lo demas que le venia a la con el mismo. D. Alonso, en sazon quæ era mano, y le servia de armas en aquella desesya Rey de Castilla. D. Pelayo el de Oviedo peracion. El padre visto esto, hizo venir dize, que no fue su muger, sino su amiga.” de un pueblo alli cerca vallesteros para que - MARIANA.

de lexos los flechassen. Ellos vista su per

dicion, acordaron con su muerte librarse de De la Peña de los Enamorados. los denuestos y tormentos mayores que te“ Un moço Christiano estava cautivo en

mian. Las palabras que en este trance se Granada. Sus partes y diligencia eran tales, dixeron, no ay para que relatarlas. Finalsu buen termino y cortesia, que su amo mente abraçados entresi fuertemente, se

echaron del peñal abaxo, por aquella parte I See Poems in one vol. p. 440.

en que los mirava su cruel y sañudo padre. “The maiden through the favouring night From Grenada took her flight," &c.

Desta manera espiraron antes de llegar a lo The Lover's Rock.-J. W. W.

baxo, con lastima de los presentes, y aun

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con lagrimas de algunos y que se movian enterprize which he should appoint them,
con aquel triste espectaculo de aquellos as to murther any prince his enemy. For
moços desgraciados, y a pesar del padre, they feared not death, in hope of their Ma-
como estavan, los enterraron en aquel mis- humetical Paradise. But Haolon or Ulan,
mo lugar; constancia que se empleara mejor after three years' siege, destroyed him and
en otra hazaña, y les fuera bien contada la this his Foole's Paradise. About A. D. 1200.
muerte, si la padecieran por la virtud y en -PURCHAS. So also MAUNDEVILE, p. 336,
defensa de la verdadera religion, y no por and Marco Polo, Harris's Col. p. 599.
satisfacer a sus apetitos desenfrenados.”
Ibid.

Inhabitants of Jupiter.
ALOADIN's Paradise.

“THERE appeared to me a bald head, but “ BETWEENE Orpha and Caramit (in Me- only the upper part thereof, which was bony; sopotamia, now Diarbeth) was the Paradise and I was told that such an appearance is of Aladeules, where he had a fortresse, de- seen by those who are to die within a year, stroyed by Selim. Men, by a potion brought and that they instantly prepare themselves. into a sleep, were brought into this supposed | The inhabitants of that earth (Jupiter) do Paradise, where, at their waking, they were not fear death, except on this account, that presented with all sensual pleasures of mu- they leave their conjugal partner, their chilsicke, damosells, dainties, &c. which after, dren, or parents, for they know that they having had some taste of another sleepie shall live after death, and that in dying they drink, came again to themselves, and then do not quit life, because they go to Heaven; did Aladeules tell them, that he could bring wherefore they do not call it dying, but bewhom he pleased to Paradise, the place ing Heaven-made. Such amongst them as where they had bin, and if they would com- have lived in true conjugal love, and have mit such murders, or haughty attempts, it taken such care of their children as becometh should be theirs. A dangerous devise. Ze- parents, do not die of diseases, but in tranlim the Turke destroyed the place.” quillity, as in sleep; and thus they emigrate

“ In the N. E, parts of Persia there was from the world to heaven. The age to which an old man named Aloadin, a Mahumetan, the inhabitants live is, on an average, about which had inclosed a goodly valley situate thirty years, estimated according to years betweene two hilles, and furnished it with on our earth. It is by the providence of all variety which Nature and Art could the Lord that they die at so early an age, yeeld, as fruits, pictures, rilles of milk, lest their numbers should increase beyond wine, honey, water, pallaces, and beautifull what that earth is capable of supporting ; damosells richly attired, and called it Pa- and whereas when they have fulfilled those radise. To this was no passage but by an years, they do not suffer themselves to be impregnable castle: and daily preaching the guided by spirits and angels, like those who pleasures of this Paradise to the youth which are not so far advanced in age, therefore he kept in his court, sometimes would minis- spirits and angels seldom attend them when ter a sleepy drinke to some of them, and arrived at their thirtieth year. They come to then conveigh them thither, where being maturity also sooner than on our earth; even entertained with these pleasures four or five in the first flower of youth they connect days, they supposed themselves rapt into themselves in marriage, and then it is their Paradise ;

and then being again cast into a chief delight to love the partnerof such contrance by the said drink, he caused them to nection and to take care of their children. be carried forth, and then would examine Other delights they indeed call delights but them of what they had seene, and by this respectively external."-SWEDENBORG, CONdelusion would make them resolute for any cerning the Earths in our Solar System.

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Journey of the Jews after Death.

Sabbath of the Damned. “ Jacob desired to be buried in Canaan, “They begin their sabbath thus soon and not in Egypt, for three causes (sayth R. end it also later than the just time, in comSalomon Tarchi), because he foresaw that miseration of the purgatory souls, which of the dust of Egypt should be made lice; begin and end with them this sabbath's 2ndly, because the Israelites which die out rest, being the whole week besides torof Canaan shall not rise againe without mented in that fire. Judas himself, in homuch pain of their rolling through the deep nour of the Christian sabbath, obtained like and hidden vaults of the earth ; 3rdly, least | priviledge; witness S. Brandon in the legend the Ægyptians should make an idoll of him. (can you refuse him ?) who found him coolFor the better understanding hereof, let us ing himself in the sea, sitting upon a stone heare what is said out of the book Tanchum which he had sometime removed out of a (an Exposition of the Pentateuch) concern- place where it was needlesse into the high ing this subject. The Patriarchs (sayth he) way. So meritorious even in Judas is any desired to be buried in Canaan, because they even the least good work. There did Judas which are there buried, shall first rise in acquaint Brandon with this Sunday-refreshthe time of the Messias. And R. Hannaniah ing of the hellish prisoners, and desired his sayth, that they which die out of Canaan holy company to scare away the Devils, must endure two deaths : and the same ap- / when they should after Sunday evensong peareth Jer. 20, where it is said Pashur come to fetch him again, which for that time should go into Babel and should there die, Brandon granted and performed."-—Ibid. and there be buried. • What ?' quoth R. Simon, shall then all the just perish which die out of Canaan ?' 'No; but God will

The Bitterness of Death. make them Mechillos, that is, deep clifts “The Angel of Death,” say the Rabbis, and caves under the earth, by which they “ holdeth his sword in his hand at the bed's may pass into the land of promise, whither head, having on the end thereof three drops when they are come, God shall inspire into of gall. The sick man spying this deadly them the breath of life, that they may rise

Angel, openeth his mouth with fear, and again, as it is written (Ezek. xxxvii. 12), then those drops fall in, of which one kill. I will open your graves, and cause you to eth him, the second maketh him pale, the come out of your sepulchres,' &c. The like

third rotteth and putrifieth.”—Ibid. is written in their Targum, or Chaldæan

Possibly the expression to taste the bitterinterpretation of the Canticles : when thy

ness of death may refer to this.' dead shall rise, Mount Olivet shall cleave asunder, and the Israelites which have been dead shall come out of the same, and they

ADAM's first Wife. which have died in strange lands, coming

“ WHEN God had made Adam, and saw thither by holes under the earth, shall come forth. And for this cause, I myself,' sayth

it was not good for him to be alone, he made our author, have heard the Jews say, that

him a woman of the earth like unto him,

and called her Lilis. These disagreed for sometimes some of the wealthiest and devoutest among them goe into the land of

superiority. Lilis, made of the same mould, Canaan, that their bodies may there sleep,

would not be underling, and Adam would and so be freed from this miserable passage

not endure her his equal. Lilis seeing no under so many deep seas and rough moun

hope of agreement, uttered that sacred word tains.'"-PURCHAS.

" See 1 Sam. xv. 32, “ Surely the bitterness of death is past."-J. W. W.

Jehovah, with the cabalistical interpretation over above, withouten that men take fro thereof, and presently did fly into the air. withinne.”—The Voiage and Travaile of Sir Adam plaining his case, God sent three John Maundevile. angels after her, Senoi, Sensenoi, Sanmangeleph, either to bring her back, or denounce unto her, that a hundred of her children

Images. should die in a day. These overtook her

APRIL 23. The blossoms swept from the over the troublesome sea, where one day fruit tree like a shower of snow. the Ægyptians should be drowned, and did

The wood was in the shade, but a few tree their message to her. She refusing to obey, tops peered into the slant beam. Their they threatened her drowning ; but she be- light heads rose like plumes of verdure. sought them to let her alone, because she

The daw below sailed unseen, till the was created to vex and kill children on the

light fell

upon his glossy wings. April 22, eighth day if they were men; if women

the Rocks. children, on the twentieth day. They never

April 24. The brown young leaves of the theless forcing her to go, Lilis swore to

walnut scarcely distinguishable from the them, that whensoever she should find the

boughs. name or figure of those angels written or

There is some tree, perhaps the aspin or painted on schedule, parchment, or any dog-wood, whose large buds shine like silthing, she would do infants no harm, and that she would not refuse that punishment leaves.

ver, showing only the under part of the to lose a hundred children in a day: and

In a wet day, I observed that the smoke accordingly a hundred of her children or

rose brighter. On remarking this to Tom, he young devils died in a day. And for this told me that in dull days the white flags cause doe they write those names on a scroll

were very bright; in clear weather, the dark of parchment, and hang them on their in

colours shone most visibly. fants' necks. Thus far Ben Sira.

May 14. The ash is still unfoliaged, ex“ In their chambers always is found such

cept at the extremity of every spray, where a picture, and the names of the Angels of its sharp young leaves spread in tufts like Health (this office they ascribe to them) are

stars. written over the chamber door. In their

The oak still reddish with its opening book Brandspiegel, printed at Cracovia, buds. 1597, is shewed the authority of this history,

May 18. The oak unfolds its leaves timocollected by their wise men out of those rously; they droop and hang loosely. words, “Male and female created he them,"

I observed the motion of the corn most compared with the forming of Eve of a rib

like the sparkling of a stream in the sun. in the next chapter ; saying that Lilis, the

In Norfolk they call the flat country the former, was divorced from Adam for her Broads. It presents a kind of ocean impride, which she conceived because she was made of earth as well as he, and God gave

· The Rocks, near Ucfield in Sussex. This him another, flesh of his flesh.”—Ibid.

was therefore written probably in 1796, when he again visited his friend, T. P. Lamb, Esq. at Mountsfield Lodge, near Rye. See Life and Correspondence, vol. I, p. 290. Some very

curious letters of this date are still in existence. Stone that produces Water. “ At Costantynoble is the vesselle of ? I think this is a mistake. I certainly alston, as it were of marbelle, that men clepen ways heard the word used in the sense given by

Forby in his Vocabulary of East Anglia, i, e. a Enydros, that evermore droppeth watre, and

lake formed by the expansion of a river in a flat fillethe himself everiche zeer, till that it go country, in v:-J. W. w.

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