Зображення сторінки

p. 12.

masters, corrupt the women. An emulation fully there, and are very effectual, being of folly and extravagance is excited. The sown and planted by the Romans for chiprovisions are carried to the great towns, rurgical uses.

5.-R. B. Adm. Curios. and thus rendered scarce and dear on the spot.

GONDOMAR bade a Spanish post who was The Catholics' defence of relics, of cere- returning to his own country remember him monious worship, of regulated convents, of to the sun, for it was a long time since he purgatory, of a cheerful Sunday. Prayers had seen him here, and he would be sure to for the dead, do they not produce a good find him in Spain.-R. B. effect upon the living ? Protestant absolution.

Fanatics at Newbury. - Adm. Curios., The English have no business to abuse Spanish oppressions and cruelty. The East Indies. The West. The scalping in Ame

GARSTANG.–Cyclopædia. rica. Ireland. Never let them abuse Alva.

“Regnum Diabolorum,” was a phrase apBesides, English atrocities have been al

plied to England, and common in unconways perpetrated by petty rascals; there has been nothing to counterbalance it in

sidering foreigners' mouths. — Preface to

MOLESWORTH's Account of Denmark. their character, as in Cortes—even in Pizarro. Wyoming. Glencoe.

LONDON consumes butcher's-meat to the The remarkable instance of honour in the

amount of seven millions sterling annually. Spanish prisoner, in Richard II.'s reign. Fox-hunting.

A CALF fed for the London market is said Stone the plumbs. If this were a dead

to consume as much milk as would make a language, said a Frenchman to me,—what

hundred weight of cheese. would an antiquarian make of that phrase?

THERE is a Committee of Art or of Taste “What is thy disease-a consumption ? who decide upon the designs sent in for indeed a certain messenger of death; but public monuments. The best artists will not know, that of all the bayliffs sent to arrest

enter into such a competition, very properly us for the debt of nature, none useth his not chusing to trust their reputation to the prisoners with more civility and courtesie." opinion of men whom they may not deem -FULLER. Sermon-Life out of Death.

competent judges. An inferior one will send

in several designs, speculating upon the MEMORANDUM.—Dr. Fothergill intended doctrine of chances, and the speculation anto leave“ a pretty large collection of Quaker

There is a monument to Captain Tracts to the Meeting to which he then be

in St. Paul's, of which the history is longed, in Peter's Court, Westminster."

this. Ross sent in several designs. The Nichols's Anecdotes.

Committee pitched upon one, which was not the best ; fixed upon one figure, also not the

best of the design which they had chosen; ESPRIELLA.

and then desired him to put just such anoSome empiric chirurgians in Scotland ther figure on the other side, ,—so then they take a journey to the Picts Wall the be- are like an admiral's two supporters ! ginning of every summer; to gather vulnerary plants, which they say grow plenti- MRS. WILSON? remembers the time when


[ocr errors]

" It is not necessary to note what is worked up in the Letters referred to.-J. W. W.

The kind friend of the children before mentioned.-J. W. W.


the people of this place did not know what TURNER knew a Londoner who had kept
an almanack was. She knew the parties. a retail spirit-shop, and retired into the
Two men at work were accosted by an ac- adjoining county when he had made a for-
quaintance, who told them he was going to tune, to enjoy himself. This man used to
Kendal on purpose to see an almanack, which amuse himself by having one puncheon filled
was to tell every thing about the weather. with water, and measuring it off by pints
They desired him to let them know when into another.
he came back what sort of thing it was ; He knew another retired cit who used
and his account on his return was : – every day to angle in his round wash-hand-

Why, why,-I know not;—it maffles and basin sized fish-pond for gold-fish. One talks: howsoever I'se been considering that fish he knew, because it had once lost its eye Collop-Monday will be on a Tuesday next in being caught,--and he used to say, “Curse year.”

that fellow, this is the fifth, sixth, &c. time

that I have caught him this season.” It used If a man be found at work in the Christ

to provoke him. mas week in Kendal, his fellow-tradesmen lay violent hands on him, and carry him on Ar Bishop's Middleham a man died with a pole to the alehouse, where he is to treat the reputation of a water-drinker; and it them.

was discovered that he had killed himself

by secret drunkenness. There was a Roman CROKER told me that some of his coun- Catholic hiding-place in the house, the entrymen brought a man before the magi. trance to which was from his bed-room; he strate for murder, because one with whom converted it into a cellar; and the quantity he had quarrelled and fought, died in the of brandy which he had consumed was ascercourse of the same evening. It appeared tained. upon enquiry that the deceased had complained of a pain in his bowels, and that

VALENTINE's Day. Two hundred and they to relieve him had determined upon fifty valentines delivered at Keswick from spreading the gripe. The way this was the post-oflice, 1813. The post-woman is effected was by laying the patient on his given their produce as a gratuity, (they are back, and then putting a plank on his belly

one penny each), and last year she received upon which all the company stood and fifty shillings. In London they are said to jumped.

double the receipt of the twopenny post on

that day. Long Nanny,' the postwoman, has Palm Soap,—which Patey, Butts and

a whole box-full, which were either directed Co. recently removed from Ball-Alley, Lom- to persons who have left Keswick, or were bard Street, to No. 12, Three Kings Court, refused to be taken in. in the same street, think it an indispensable part of “their duty to inform their friends

Or the Arundel marbles, many were stoand the public that they have brought this

len while they lay at Arundel House in the preparation to the utmost zenith of excel

Strand, or cut and worked up by masons. lence. It is manufactured wholly from Theobald cut some into slabs for his house Palm Oil,—which is so vinous and nutritious

at Lambeth, and converted part of a column that the natives of Asia take it internally

into a roller for his country house in Berkfrom choice."

shire. A colossal Apollo (whose head is at

Oxford) and an entire small obelisk, are said
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, when he was in
Rome, skaited on the Tyber, to the great

1 This was the post-woman of the day, as astonishment of the Romans.

might easily be inferred.-J. W. W.

upon thine."

to be buried under the houses in Arundel “John Bell of Brekenbrow ligs under this Street. The upper part of the Parian Chro- stean, nicle, containing forty-five lines, is believed Four of mine een sons laid it on my weam. to have been worked up in repairing a I liv'd all my days but [without] shirt or chimney.


I was man of my meat, and master of my Sir HILDEBRAND Jacob had a pleasant

wife. mode of travelling in the earlier part of his

If thou'st done better in thy time than I life (1735). As soon as the road became

have done in mine, tolerably good, and the fine weather began Take the stean off' o' my weam, and lay it to set in, he and his man set off with a portmanteau, and without knowing whither they were going. Towards evening, when they Mr. Beaupre Bell sent to the Antiquarian came to a village, they inquired if the great Society a Latin version, which is truly a man loved books, and had a good library : | masterpiece of mistranslation, —that is, of and if the answer was in the affirmative, Sir that sort of translation which effectually deHildebrand sent his compliments, that he stroys the life, spirit, and essence of an oriwas come to see him ; and then he used to ginal. stay till he was disposed to move farther.

“ Ipse Caledoniis Bellus bene notus in oris In this manner he travelled through the

Mole sub hâc, nati quam posuere, cubo. greatest part of England, scarcely ever

Mensa parata mihi, mihi semper amabilis sleeping at an inn unless when town or vil

uxor, lage did not afford one person civilized

Et placidæ noctes, et sine lite dies. enough to be glad to see a gentleman and a

Heus, bone vir! siquid fecisti rectius istis, scholar."-Nichols's Anecdotes.

Hoc marmor tibi do quod tegat ossa li

bens." The appointment of the four canon residentiaries of York Cathedral is in the gift There is in the Bodleian a tract describing of the dean, who is obliged by statute to give

“ The most dangerous and memorable adthe vacant canonry to the first man he sees

venture of Richard Ferris, one of the five after the vacancy capable of taking it.- ordinary messengers of her Majesty's chamIbid.

ber, who departed from Tower Wharf on The day after Mr. Robins's murderer was

Midsummer day last past, with Andrew Hill hanged near Stourbridge, a noted party of and William Thomas

, who undertook in a plunderers assembled under his gibbet, and small wherry boat to row by sea to the city drank his health! The first Sunday, more

of Bristowe, and are now safely returned." than 100,000 persons came to see him hang- Upon accomplishment of this voyage, “The ing in chains; and a kind of wake continued

mayor of Bristow, with his brethren the alfor some wecks for ale and gingerbread, &c. dermen, came to the waterside, and wel“ For the information of Rosanna, who is comed us most lovingly, and the people came sally disconcerted at remaining in ignorance in great multitudes to see us, in so much of what all the country knows but herself, as, by the consent of the magistrates, they I have made a drawing of the scene; but I

took our boat from us, not suffering us once am sorry to say she would rather see the original.” Rosanna is an old servant, too

| Stick him i? t weum, is a common espres. old to go six miles to see the sight.

sion in Cumberland. The etymology of the word is the same as that of omb." Iceland.

Vömb. Dan. Vom See SCHILTER's 'Thesaur, in At Farlam, near Naworth Castle, was

v. llamba, Junii Gloss. in Evangel. Vers. Goth. this epitaph:

and Kiliana in v. Wambeys.-J. W. W.

to meddle with it, in respect that we were along, and knocked him down. The other all extreame weary, and carried our said got up and coolly said, “Who the devil boat to the high cross in the city ; from sent you to London without a martingale ?" thence it was convayed to the Town House, there locked safe all night. And on the £100 was sent to a Mr. Averell in Irenext morning the people of the city gather- | land, anonymously, to be laid out according ed themselves together, and had prepared to his judgment among the poorest missiontrumpets, drums, fyfes, and ensigns, to go aries who instructed the people in Irish. It before the boat, which was carried upon came from a Quaker, by the language. Avemen's shoulders round about the city, with rell, who had been pestered with anonymous the waites of the said city, playing orderly letters, not knowing the hand, refused to in honour of our rare and dangerous attempt take it in. It was returned to the Dead atchieved. Afterwards we were had to Letter Office, and being in due time opened Maister Maior's, to the aldermen and she- there, was again returned to him. riffs' houses, where we were feasted most royally, and spared for no cost at the time None but the wearer can tell where the that we remained there." - British Biblio- shoe pinches, says the proverb. In like mangrapher, vol. ii. p. 552.

ner, none else can tell where it fits.

WHEN the Sunderlins were on Mont An- The age of puberty is the dangerous age ver (?), passing the day at Blairs Tower (?) in colonies as well as in individuals. to see the Mer de Glace, up came Lord Paget, the Marquis of Worcester, and his bro- It is a good anecdote of histrionic feeling ther, Lord C. Somerset, in dresses made for that Booth hated Cato the most of all the the excursion. They looked at the glacier, Romans.-Aaron Hill, vol. ii. p.

364. agreed nem. con. that it was

“ damn'd curious," turned on their heels, and walked GEORGE Smith Green, a watchmaker at down again.”

Oxford, published, somewhere about 1750

60, a specimen of a new version of Paradise There were in the room of an officer at Lost, into blank verse (?), “ by which that an inn at Durham, twenty-four pair of boots, amazing work is brought somewhat nearer twelve pair of shoes, and four pair of slip- the summit of perfection." pers.

Locusts, why so numerous? Other creaAr Leyburn I saw written up over a tures lay as many eggs, and yet do not mulshop, “Bride cakes and funeral biscuits.” tiply to the annoyance of mankind. Is the

link destroyed that should have checked At Bentham, a village on the road from them ? Settle to Lancaster, “ Leeches sold here," at the bakers and pastry cooks.

The blood of the Jews, like that of the

Goths, is a strong blood. For wherever A dog at Congreve went regularly every there is a cross of it, the cast of the Mosaic Sunday to Penkridge church, during a whole features predominates. year that the church was under repair, and if he could get in, past the proper time in Johnson once heard a fisherman who was the family pew.

skinning an eel, curse it because it would

not lie still. He noticed it as a striking inA man who held his head remarkably stance of human insensibility and inconsihigh, walked against one who was hurrying | deration.

* Johnson tells a story of a man who was with his digestion, I did not learn, but his standing in an inn kitchen with his back to doubts were satisfied, and he became from the fire, and thus accosted the person next that time a zealous professor. him :

“Do you know, Sir, who I am ?"- Josiah Conder once heard Huntington “ No, Sir," said the other, “I have not that the S.S. in the pulpit examine St. Paul and advantage.”—“Sir," said he, "I am the St. James concerning their imputed differgreat Twalmley, who invented the new flood- ence of doctrine. “My dear Paul," he gate iron,"—that is, the box-iron with the said, “and my dear James," and so carried sliding door, or ironing box, flat heaters on the imaginary dialogue in a colloquial alone having till then been used, or possibly and familiar style, suited to his congregathe box-iron with the door and bolt. tion, but never bordering upon vulgarity.

At last the examiner brought St. James to The cross by the wayside a memento, a point which gave him occasion to exclaim, which, often as it is passed with indifference, 'Why you are of the same opinion as Paul must often excite a salutary thought; and after all !”. “ To be sure I am," replied he who condemns it as a superstitious me- James ; “the only difference is, that we morial, would do well to examine whether were speaking to different persons, under there is not in his own frame of mind more different circumstances." of sectarianism than of Christianity.

In 1815 I saw written on the walls in “The heathens,” says South,"attributed London, “ God save Napoleon! No ima kind of divinity or godhead to springs, posing kings by a foreign army!”—“No because of that continual inexhaustible ema- commissioners of hackney coaches !" in annation from them, resembling a kind of in- other place. finity."— Vol. ii. p. 539.

Among the odd things in the streets at

that time, was an eagle at the corner of Our common laurel was first brought into Pall Mall and St. James's Street,-a beggar the Low Countries, 1576, (together with the walking with a ship on bis head, -and anhorse-chesnut) from Constantinople, as a other mendicant without legs or thighs, present from David Unguad, the Imperial drawn in a low cart by two dogs abreast, ambassador in Turkey, to Clusius the bo- and a monkey playing upon a tambourine. tanist. It was sent to him by the name of 1815. Waterloo gown pieces,-in which Trabison-Curmasi, i. e. the Date of Trebi- the word made the pattern, or the pattern sond, but he named it Lauro-Cerasus.—MA- (rather) the word. SON, Note to the English Garden.

* Wellington door-knocker, designed by

Bray, ironmonger, of Cranbourn Street, Josiau Conder knew a man who began Leicester Square, claims the attention of to doubt the Scripture in general, because the nobility and gentry, as well deserving he did not think it possible that Nebuchad- notice, by bearing a public tribute of respect nezzar could have lived seven years upon to the hero of Waterloo. grass. And to ascertain this point, he set about grazing himself, and persevered in it,

I HEAR of a goose feeder, who has made by his own account, a whole week, —which

a large fortune. was six days longer than Edward Williams, -but then the bard's was only a politico- Among the carriages which are going out economical experiment. How it agreed to Hayti, according to order, is one for some

duke who has chosen two hyenas for his * All the Anecdotes I have marked with an asterisk have been used up either in Espriellu's supporters. Letters, or The Doctor, &c.-J. W. W.

« НазадПродовжити »