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TIE, vol. i.
Johnson's character of him.-CROKER'S “ RICHARDSON's works are more admired Boswell, vol. iii. p. 91.
by the French than among us.
To the ge
nerality of readers, if characters are ever “IRECOLLECT an anecdote (says Sir John so naturally drawn, they will not appear to HERSCHEL, in the opening address to the sub- be so, if they are improperly drest. Foscribers to the Windsor and Eton public reigners, who are not acquainted with our library, of which the learned knight is pre- language and our customs, are unprejudiced sident) told me by a late highly respected by Richardson's defect in expression and inhabitant of Windsor, as a fact which he manners, which are so very striking to ourcould personally testify, having occurred in selves as to conceal much of his very great a village where he resided several years, and merit in other respects.”—Mrs. CARTER to where he actually was at the time it took Mrs. M. vol. ii. p. 322. place. The blacksmith of the village had got hold of Richardson's novel of 'Pamela, BEATTIE allows that many parts in the or Virtue Rewarded,' and used to read it first volumes of Clarissa, which seem weaaloud in the long summer evenings, seated risome, and he had almost said nauseating on his anvil, and never failed to have a large repetitions, might possibly please, upon a and attentive audience. It is a pretty long- second or third reading, when we are acwinded book; but their patience was fully quainted with all the characters and all the a match for the author's prolixity, and they particulars of the story. But few, he says, fairly listened to it all. At length, when can afford leisure for this.—Life of Beatthe happy turn of fortune arrived which
p. 29. brings the hero and heroine together, and sets them living long and happily, according H. WALPOLE stopped at the fourth vol. to the most approved rules, the congrega- of Sir Charles Grandison. “I was so tired tion were so delighted as to raise a great of sets of people getting together, and sayshout, and, procuring the church keys, ac- | ing, ‘Pray, miss, with whom are you in love? tually set the parish bells a ringing." and of mighty good young men, that convert
-s in the twinkling of a serTue Card, 2 vols. 1755. Monthly Review, mon.”—Letters, vol. i. p. 322. No. xii. 1755, p. 117, a satire upon Rich- Ibid, vol. ii. p. 100. The town called a ardson chiefly.
child of Mrs. Fitzroy's, at whose house the The History of Sir Charles Grandison, great loo parties were held, Pam-ela. spiritualised in part, a Vision; with Reflex- The natural of modern novel, H. Walpole ions thereon, by Theophila. — Ibid. Sept. said, was a kind of writing which RichardNo. Ix. vol. xxiii. p. 255.
son had made to him intolerable.-Ibid. BROOKE in his Juliet Grenville, says of vol. iii. p. 27. Pamela and its title : “ Can virtue be rewarded by being united to vice ? Her mas- “Nous en avons un modèle prodigieux ter was a ravisher, a tyrant, a dissolute, a dans le roman Anglais de Clarisse, ouvrage barbarian in manners and principle. 'I qui fourmille de génie ; tous les personadmit it,' the author may say; 'but then he nages qu'on y sait parler ou écrire, ont leur was superior in riches and station. In- style et leur langage d'eux, qui ne ressemdeed, Mr. R. never fails in due respect to blent nullement aux autres. Cette différsuch matters; he always gives the full value ence est observée jusque dans les nuances to title and fortune.”—Ibid. No. 1.
les plus fines, les plus délicates, les plus imBrooke blames him for “undressing the perceptibles ; c'est un prodige continuel aux sex."
yeux du connaisseur ; aussi Clarisse est peut-être l'ouvrage le plus surprenant qui
your Mr. M
soit jamais sorti des mains d'hommes, et il | That ocean-terror, he that durst outbrave n'est pas étonnant que ce roman n'ait eu Dread Neptune's trident, Amphitrite's qu'un succès médiocre. Le vrai sublime wave." n'est fait que pour être senti de quelques
His lost finger. 54. 106. âmes privilégiées ; il échappe aux yeux de la multitude, s'il ne lui est indiqué ou 55. “ For
if transmis par tradition.”—Grimm. Corres
I'm sure all game is free, pondance Littéraire, tom. i. p. 14.
Ileaven, earth, are all but parts of her
great royalty." Randolph.
56. To Ben Jonson,
“ Wilt thou engross thy store Story of a plagiarism from him. Lady
Of wheat, and pour no more, M. W. Montagu. 4. 194.
Because their bacon-brains have such a task P. 37.“ Live well, and then how soon so
As more delights in mast ?” e'er thou die, Thou art of age to claim eternity."
“ Thou canst not find them stuff
That will be bad enough 91. “ yonder man of wood that stands To bound the limits of the parish lands."
To please their palates." Ilis brother Robert, noticing his origin
121. " Iniquity aboundeth, though pure ality, says,
zeal " Here are no remnants tortured into rime, Teach, preach, huff, puff, and snuff at it, To gull the reeling judgement of the time;
Still it aboundeth."
Muses' Looking-Glass. 4.“ Thou several artists dost employ to
“ Had we seen a church, show
A new-built church, erected North and The measure of thy lands, that thou mayst
It had been something worth the wondering How much of earth thou bast; while I do
123. “ It was a zealous prayer, My thoughts to scan how little 'tis in all." I heard a brother make concerning play22. Bulls' guts must bend their bows.
houses. _"intendunt taurino viscere nervos."
Bur. For charity what is it?
That the globe, Was it so ?
Whereon, quoth he, reigns a whole world
of vice 42. “ Hath Madam Devers dispossest her Had been consumed: the Phænix, burnt spirit ?"
to ashes, Davies it should be, the never so mad
The Fortune, whipt for a blind whore; lady, of whom so good a story is told by
Black Fryars, Peter Heylyn.
He wonders how it scaped demolishing 43.“ My physiognomy two years ago I'the love of Reformation. Lastly, he wish'd By the small-pox was marr'd, and it may be The Bull might cross the Thames to the A finger's loss hath spoil'd my palmistry.” Bear Garden 47. Ward, the pirate,
And there be soundly baited."—Ibid. _" he that awed the seas,
“ There was a time, Frighting the fearful Hamadryades ; (And pity 'tis so good a time had wings
To fly away !)—when reverence was paid Randolph died in his 27th year. 1634. To a gray head.”—Ibid. 150. “ Thou man of sin and shame, that sewest cushions
WEBSTER. Unto the elbows of iniquity !”—Ibid.
There is in his Appius and Virginia a 151.
“ Fond fools Promise themselves a name from building
fine example of the passionate use of famichurches,
liar expressions. Virginius describing the
privation suffered in the army, says Or any thing that tends to the Republic; "Tis the Re-private that I study for.”
“ This three months did we never house Ibid.
But in yon great star-chamber ;-never 157. “ There is not
bedded Half so much honour in the pilot's place
But in the cold field beds." As danger in the storm. Poor windy titles
Old Plays, v. 364. Of dignity and offices that puff up The bubble pride till it swell big and burst,
If you be humane, and not quite given What are they but brave nothings ?
To furs and metal."-Ibid. 366. 184.
“ All our thoughts Are born between our lips. The heart is made
Fulk GREVILL, LORD BROOKE. A stranger to the tongue, as if it used His papers were left to his friend Mr. A language that she never understood." Michael Malet, an aged gentleman in whom
Ibid. he most confided, who intended, what the “Wit is grown a petulant wasp
author purposed, to have had them printed And stings she knows not whom, nor where, altogether ; but by copies of some parts of nor why."-Ibid.
them which happened into other hands, some
of them came first abroad, each of his works 188. “Now verily I find the devout Bee having had their fate, as they singly merit May suck the honey of good doctrine thence, particular esteem, so to come into the world And bear it to the hive of her pure family, at several times." Whence the prophane and irreligious spider
Upon Mr. Malet's death, the trust deGathers her impious venom."—Ibid. volved on Sir J. M. and he gave the li
193. Fiction of the Muse's Looking Glass. censed copy of the Poems of Monarchy and 206. Languages of birds.
Religion to the Editor, who signs himself 324. Wordsworth's Pedlar.
H. H. and who says “ that the Reader may 344-5. Commendatory verses in Latin and be more fully informed of the Author and English by Edward Hide, — to the Jealous his workings, and how they are related to Lovers. Is this Clarendon ?
each other, we must refer to that, wherein
besides his friend Sidney's life, he gives ac352. “ I have lived a dunghill wretch,
count of his own, and of what he had writGrown poor by getting riches, mine own
117. Northern kings, he thinks, ought to A rust unto myself as to my gold.
trust to their own inheritances, the staple Jealous Lovers.
rent of their demesnes ; at least they must 355.
“ Hereafter I will never supply their necessities by Parliaments; if Wear any thing that jingles, but my spurs." | they taxed the people (i. e. by their own
Ibid. authority) they would be easily overthrown.
121. He thinks foreign ambassadors an | to Sir Fulk Greville for Speed's Works."unnecessary charge to the state, and an im- Malcolu's Londinium, vol. 3, p. 299.? proper imitation “Of that long-breathed encroaching Court death of the late Honble Sir Fulke Gre
“ A MOTRNING Song of six parts, for the of Rome.”
ville, Knt. composed according to the rules 144. “ That many-headed separation, of art, by M. P. Batch. of Music. 1639.”Which irreligious being, yet doth bear
Hawaiss' H. Music, vol. 4, p. 28.
D'ISRAELI says the pages cancelled in his Becomes the ground for each ambitious
original volume, contained a poem on Reli
gion, and that Laud ordered this expurgathought, And shadow of all actions that be naught. glad to find there has been nothing lost.
tion. He states not his authority. I am Her name being dearer far than peace and
H. WALPOLE (Letters, vol. 2, p. 72)“ wealth, Hazard for her of freedom, life, and goods; of Sir Fulke Greville's father and mother."
a very good and perfect tomb at Alcester Welcome as means to everlasting health, Hope, with no mortal power to be withstood."!
FORD. Puillips speaks of a third tragedy, Marcus Tullius Cicero, and says truly that in mendatory verses, says
His friend Wu. SINGLETON in some comall his works " is observable a close, mysterious, and sententious way of writing ; with “ I speak my thoughts, and wish unto the out much regard to elegancy of style, or
stage smoothness of verse."
A glory from thy studies ; that the age
May be indebted to thee, for reprieve When Buckingham in the fifteenth year
Of purer language." of James, wished to be Lord High Admiral, in place of Nottingham, then very old, Sir ? It is due to honest old Fuller to give the ex. F. Greville, afterwards Lord Brooke, and
tract following: “ John Speed was born at Sir John Cooke, afterwards Secretary of daughter hath informed me; he was first bred
Farrington, in this county (Cheshire), as his own State, projected to do great service to the
to a handicraft, and, as I take it, to a Taylor. I King, by introducing a new model of the write not this for his, but mine own disgrace, when office of the navy under the new admiral.
I consider how far his Industry hath outstript In the preface to Charnock's Naval Ar
my Ingenious Educution. Sir Fulk GREVILLE,
a great favourer of learning, perceiving how his chitecture, is a full account of this scheme wide soul was stuffed with too narrow an occupaof reform, the effect of which was to put an tion, first wrought his enlargement, as the said end to one system of shameful jobbery by Author doth ingeniously confess (in his Deintroducing another that was just as bad.
scription of Warwickshire, Margin), 'Whose merits to meward I do acknowledge in setting
this hand free from the daily employments of “The world is in great measure indebted a manual trade, and giving it his liberty thus to
express the inclination of my mind, himself being Other numerous extracts from Lord Brooke's
the procurer of my present Estate.'”_Worthies,
p. 181. Folio.-J. W. W. poems are interspersed amongst Southey's nu. merous Common-Place Books. He considered him the most thoughtful and the most difficult of our poets,-an opinion in which I altogether cincur.-J. W. W.
torts au monde, que l'on veut debattre par Florisel de Niquea and the latter books of raison, et quelquefois a tort contre droit, Amadis.
moyennant les promesses que les Chevaliers THERE cannot be a worse book than this font souvent, sans sçavoir quoy ne com
ment." in point of style, but in point of lofty and generous sentiment, there can hardly be a
ff. 128 in the original, better.
“ Señor Cavallero, (to Florisel) bien coWe may form a more impartial judgment
nozco segun vuestras palabras, que con mas of these romances than Cervantes did. They razon os paresce venir vos a mi demanda, had certainly become a pest in his age. que yo para la defender puedo tenermas They have now acquired a value from time, assi son las cosas deste mundo que muchas and form a curious part of literary history,
sinrazones son con mas razon guardadas que not as relating to Spain alone, but to all se quieren offendes, y muchas vezes. Mas Europe.
los cavalleros por no quiebrar sus palabras, Whenever I have had opportunity of defienden lo que con mal titulo sus obras comparing the French with the Spanish, quieren llevar adelante." I have found that all which is indecent is French 87, Spanish 138. King Arthur in French.
his enchanted state.
126. The best cosmetic was that with L. ix. ff. 353. AFTER much ill has been
which Urganda provided Amadis, and which prophesied, the princes who have been dis
he used every day. enchanted, say, “ Puis donques que nous n'y
228. in a tempest—" le pire de la pouvons mettre remede, nous ne devons de- trouppe estoit lors fort bon Chrestien.” sister à nous resjouir a faire bonne chere, et 239.“ Mes Seigneurs, le Dieu souverain quand il plaira à Dieu il nous fera entendre
architecte de ce monde, nous y fait jouër sa volonté."
les tragedies tristes et sanglantes quand There is nothing of this in the Spanish. il luy plaist, puis les comedies et farces joyIt is a French feeling.
euses, quand son divin vouloir le porte." Sp. ff. 98. Anaxartes slips a letter into
Not in the Spanish. Oriana's sleeve.
265. The kings who could not come to Fr. 416. “ Tels inconveniens avons veu
Constantinople to be present at the maravenir de nostre temps; je m'en raporterois
riage of Florisel Lucida, Filangis and Anaxbien à plusieurs peres & meres qui ont mis artes, at the Emperor of Rome, sent their leurs enfans trop jeunes en Religion, pen- effigies. . sant les divertir des affections mondaines, mais parvenus en aage, ont bien monstré Book xi. Rogel and Agesilan of Colchos. qu'ilz en estoyant plus desireux qu
24. The breed went on improving in qui ne bougent ordinairement des bancquets
natural course. et mondaines assemblées." Not in the Spa
197. When Niquea is lost, Amadis of G. nish.
thinks it impossible she should have died
without his receiving some notice of it from L. x. ff. 62. HERE is Joseph Hume's her spirit, or from some heavenly influence. phrase, “ A ce que je voy Darinel, dit il, 277. Agesilan better fitted to personate vous nous rendez à tous nostre change."
because his hand was "blanche et ff. 68. Falangis, .“ Il se fait plusieurs mollette."
417. From time to time the Sages conSee Dunlop's History of Fiction, vol. 2, p; “ El deceno libro de Amadis, que es el
veyed Amadis to the Fountain of Youth.
585. Means used by Alquif and Urg Cronica de Don Florizel de Niquea, hijo de Ama
nd dis de Grecia.” Valladolid, 1532.-J. W.W. to prolong the lives and vigour of the race.