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John JACKSON, the Arian, Master of A.D. 1812. A SERVANT of Williamson, the Wigstow Hospital, Leicester, when his eyes horsedealer of York, was trying a horse on began to fail, was immoderately fond of the road toward the High Street, Doncaster, cards, and devoted every evening to the when it took fright between the Rein Deer quadrille-table. “ The seven o'clock bell and Ram inns, and leaped through the shop at the hospital called him to evening prayer window of Mr. Whalley, shoemaker. The in the midst of a dispute at the game, and rider crouched, or he must have been killed, he crossed St. Martin's churchyard in great the height from the ground to the under haste to his constant duty. As soon as part of the beam being only seven and a prayers were over, he returned to the card- | half feet. He was thrown upon the countable, and said “I am confident I was right ter, which, being near the window, preas to that card.' 'I submit,' replied his vented the horse from getting wholly into opponent,' for you have had leisure to con- the shop. The window was of course shisider the state of the game attentively.'—A vered, but neither horse nor man much inreply at which he took no small offence."- jured.-Edinburgh Annual Register, p. 61. CRADOCK's Works, vol. 4, p. 88.

TUORESBY, (Diary, vol. 2, p. 13,) speaks Mrs. Bray.—DR. VIAL, vol. 3, p. 200.

of a delicate parsonage-house at Cromwell, His father was Vicar of Doncaster, and thought to be one of the best in England,

(1708): It was built by Mr. Thwaits, a he, who was born at farm-house, Sensey, Yorkshireman, (formerly schoolmaster at near Thirsk, was educated at Doncaster, Doncaster), at the expense of £1000, on where Dr. Bland, after head master of Eton,

the road from Leeds to Grantham. dean of Durham, and provost of Eton, was master. He was born 1686 ; and studied

Martin LISTER. Ilebrew under Simon Ockley at Cambridge.

Dean Waddilove. Warburton said of him, that he had spent

Sterne. his days in the republic of letters, just as

Hall Stevenson. vagabonds do in London, in one unwearied course of begging, railing, and stealing.

“ Voici un dogme fort choquant ; c'est Nichols, vol. 2, pp. 519-31.

que les choses qui n'ont jamais été, et qui

ne seront jamais, ne sont point possibles. C'a In Defoe's time there was a great manu- úté sans doute le sentiment d'Abelard ; et je facture of stockings, gloves, and knit waist

ne vois pas que ceux qui disent que Dieu est coats there.

déterminé par sa sagesse infinie à faire ce Wish that Drayton and Barnabee had qui est le plus digne de lui puissent nier said more of it.

sans inconséquence la doctrine de ce philo

sophe."-BAYLE, tom. 3, p. 335. Hunter in his History of the Deanery of Doncaster, says, “ it is distinctly related by Philippus CAROLUS, a commentator upon Bede, that the church at Doncaster was Aulus Gellius, says, after the Hebrews, “que founded by Edwin, under the auspices of ceux qui auront été mal mariés, seront abPaulinus."

sous devant Dieu, sans comparoître devant

son tribunal.”—Ibid. p. 450. 66 We have notable fellows about Doncaster; they'll give the lie and the stab “Nescio quomodo nihil tam absurdè dici both in an instant."—WEBSTER, vol. 3, p. potest, quod non dicatur ab aliquo philoso186.

phorum.”—Cic. de Divinat. I. 2, c. 58. Kate, the innkeeper's daughter, says this.

“ Nemo ægrotus quicquam somniat tam

" METHINKS a marble infandum, quod non aliquis dicat philoso- Lies quieter upon an old man's head phus."—Varro in Eumenid. apud Nonium. Than a cold fit of the palsey."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, At Hurdenberg, in Sweden, M. Huet

Captain, act i. sc. iii. says the mode of choosing a burgomaster is this : the persons eligible sit with their TRAVELLED gentlemen beards upon a table, a louse is put in the “Those that went out men, and good men, middle of the table, and the one in whose

They look like poached eggs, with the souls beard he takes cover is the magistrate for sucked out, the ensuing year.-BAYLE, vol. 3, p. 484.

Empty and full of wind : all their affections

Are baked in rye-crust to hold carriage JACOBUS GADDIUS must have been an odd From this good town to t'other, and when fellow, for he thought the “Batrachomyo- they are opened machia, nobilior, propriorque perfectione” They are so ill-cooked and mouldy.' than the Iliad or Odyssea.-H. N. COLE- Ibid. Queen of Corinth, act ii. sc. iv. RIDGE, Intr. p. 184.

“ The root out of which the fruits of the LAISSEZ nous faire

earth do grow, is above, in heaven : the What is it men do when this maxim is genealogy of corn and wine is resolved into acted upon ?

God."--BISHOP REYNOLDS, vol. 3, p. 203. Soldiers before exchanges were in use, or parole granted.

“ For such great overthrows Privateers.

A candle burns too bright a sacrifice, Quacks.

A glow-worm's tail too full of flame." Cotton manufacturers.


Bonduca, act i. sc. i. Post office è contrà, as compared with posting and carriers choosing religions. “ Or dare your vamping valour, goodman

cobler, The Malays have so great a prejudice Clap a new sole to the kingdom." against a great book, that though they now

Ibid. act i. sc. ii. ask for the Englishman's Koran, they are literally afraid to receive so large a book,

“ Out, ye flesh flies, and invariably refuse to take it, though

Nothing but noise and nastiness." they will accept any portion of it. The

Ibid. Bible Society has therefore been asked to publish it in parts.

“ All other loves are mere catching of dot

trels, “ This is most certain. God had rather

Stretching of legs out only, and trim lazihave his trees for fruit, than for fuel."

Ibid. act iv. sc. ii. Bishop REYNOLDS, tom. 2, p. 365.


I One of the commonest allusions in our old “For God will not suffer his gospel to

authors, — dramatic or other. See the well be cast away, but will cause it to prosper known 'lines of Drayton, in the Polyolbion, unto some end or other; either to save those | Song twenty-fifth :that believe, or to cumulate the damnation “ The dotterels which we think,” &c. of those that disobey it !"-Ibid. p. 271.

J. W. W.

“ IF himself

Street, Grosvenor Square, so far back as (I dare avouch it boldly, for I know it) the 20th of February, 1801, and who was Should find himself in love,

then supposed to be only fifteen months Surely his wise self would hang his beastly old, and his linen marked with the letter C, self,

will apply personally, or by letter, post paid, His understanding self so maul his ass-self." to Mr. Jordan, solicitor, 7, Lincoln's Inn Ibid. act y. sc. ii. Fields, they will hear of something greatly

to their advantage. " No owl will live in Crete.”—Euphues.

ST. JEROME. Old Merrythought's advice to his son is,

“ Infans eram, nec tum scribere noveram: “ Be a good husband ; that is, wear ordi- Nunc, ut nihil aliud profecerim, saltem Sonary clothes, eat the best meat, and drink

craticum illud habeo, Scio quod nescio."the best drink; be merry, and give to the

Bishop REYNOLDS, vol. 3, Ded. poor, and believe me, thou hast no end of

“ Do you not,” Bishop SANDFORD asks, thy goods."— Kt. of the B. Pestle, p. 378.

“ find yourself continually inclined to forget

that inanimate things have no volition ?" “ PLUSIEURS blâmeront l'entassement de

“ Yes," he answers bimself, “ I do, but so passages que l'on vient de voir ; j'ai prévu did Dean Swift, a wiser man than I, who leurs dédains, leurs dégoûts et leur cen

used to say that nothing was more prosures magistrales, et n'ai pas voulu


voking than the perverseness of inanimate égard.—BAYLE, vol. 4, p. 461.

things.”Remains, vol. 1, p. 216.

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P.Caussin's sympathy with the sun, which “I REMEMBER,” says Bishop SANDFORD, he called "son astre, et duquel il ressentait (vol. 1, p. 205,) once hearing old Dr. W. des opérations fort notables. Tant au corps with the mild appearance of an old lion torqu'en l'esprit, selon ses approches et ses mented with the tooth-ache, utter this chaéloignemens, et à proportion qu'il se mon- ritable wish,—I wish,' said he, 'that more trait, ou qu'il était couvert de nuages."- people would die of diseases in the spleen, Ibid. p. 612.

that we might know what purposes the

spleen is intended to answer.' Nothing The tongue made less for language than would have tempted me to trust myself in for taste,-beasts the proof, and that men

the old Ogre's hands. I never heard a can speak without tongues.”—Ibid. vol. 5, wish so truly professional." p. 15. Cerisantes. Theban Legion. SIR J. Malcolm's Sketches of Persia.

“ Je ne crois pas que l'on ait pensé dans

ce siècle rien de grand et de délicat, que “ PLURA proponere est tutius; ne una

l'on ne voie dans les livres des anciens. definitio parum rem comprehendat, et, ut

Les plus sublimes conceptions de métaita dicam, formula excidat." — SENECA, de

physique et de morale que nous admirons Benef. vol. 1, p. 283.

dans quelques modernes, se rencontrent

dans les livres des anciens philosophes.”— Occasional drunkenness advised by Se

BAYLE, vol. 5, p. 295. neca.-Ibid. p. 229.

CURION, the Piedmontese reformer, who August 18, 1830.—If the parents or next found a place of refuge in Switzerland, pubkin of a boy who was left in the passage of lished a treatise de Amplitudine beati regni the Coach and Horses public-house, Mount Dei,—“où il tâcha de montrer que le nombre


des prédestinés est plus grand que celui ANIMALS not reflective.-Ibid.


461. des réprouvés. Il y a lieu d'être surpris The Dr. doubted that they were. qu'il osât prêcher cet évangile au milieu des Suisses ; car une telle doctrine est fort Ibid. vol. 4, p. 32.—“ Truth and knowsuspecte aux véritables réformés ; et je ne ledge, which is the possession of truth. pense pas qu'aucun professeur-là pût sou- Knowledge a virtue.” tenir aujourd'hui en Hollande impunément." -Ibid. p. 346.

The Hebrew word which signifieth to

praise or applaud, signifieth also to infatu“Dum dubitat natura, marem faceretne pu- ate or make mad.”—Ibid, vol. 3,


213. ellam, Factus es, ô pulcher, penè puella puer." " Thou web of will, whose end is never Doret so greatly admired this epigram of


SYDNEY. Ausonius, that he insisted a demon must have been the author of it.-Ibid. p. 426.

“ INFECTED minds infect each thing they

Ibid. THERE was a law at Abdera, that he who had dissipated his patrimony should not be

“ Tue arrow being shot from far doth give the smaller blow."

Ibid. interred in the burial place of his fathers." -Ibid. p. 460.

" THEY say those roses are sweetest In old times state promotion was a bur

which have stinking weeds grow near then upon a wise man's head, and not a them.” 1-Reynolds, vol. 5, p. 192. feather in a coxcomb's cap.

“ PHILOSOPHERS use to reckon but eight “ He was a copious subject,” what Aris- steps to the highest and most intense degree totle describes as avrip terpáyuvos, a four of a quality.”—Ibid. p. 276. square man that had in every capacity, -place him how and where


would “NAMQUE coquus domini debet habere a basis of honesty and integrity to fix

gulam,'—the cook must dress the meat to upon.” And yet no rough diamond, no

his master's palate, not to his own.”—Ibid. angular sharpness about him ; but teres atque rotunulus in his virtue, “ in his disposition made up of love and sweetness; of a

Perfect polity in insect communities ;balsamic nature; all for healing and help- and this always under absolute laws. fulness."-Bishop REYNOLDS, vol. 4, p. 474.

As the scale of intellect rises, there is

nothing of these individual affections which “ Tuis a jewel of a book.” Fuller and

show themselves, — with all their evil and Reynolds. See my extract inserted in John

their good. son. Joya is of Arabic extraction. See the Post-Arab. Lexicon. We have the

In our likings and dislikings there are word, as children look on fine gays.

moral as well as physical idiosyncrasies. BARROW, vol. 2, p. 271.

To the Editor of the Times. “INNOCENCE and indolency do ever go

Sir,-I observe a paragraph in your together, both together making Paradise : journal of yesterday, stating that Grub perfect virtue and constant alacrity are inseparable companions, both constituting be

"I quite recollect when a boy to have seen atitude."--Ibid. p. 447.

Rue planted under the double yellow Rose.

J. W.W.

p. 527.

Street has thought proper to lay claim to be | Though roughly, yet most aptly, into anger." the birth-place of Milton. If your suppo

Act iii. sc. ii. sition be founded upon the circumstance of the street in question being now called A HUGE fellow. Milton Street, I beg to inform you, that -“ that gross compound cannot but diffuse “Milton” happens to be the name of a very The soul in such a latitude of ease respectable carpenter who has lately taken As to make dull her faculties and lazy." à lease of the whole street, and who is Ibid. Maid in the Mill, act ii. sc. i. swayed by the very pardonable ambition of perpetuating that fact. I am, sir, your very

“For my part, sir, obedient servant,

The more absurd, I shall be the better wel. Sept. 10. A Constant Reader.


Ibid. act ii. sc. ii.

But since my thoughts in thinking still are spent."


“ Ces discours je faisois d'une pensée gaye, Ne pensant point adonc que la suite en fust

vraye; Mais à mes propres cousts j'ay du depuis

apris Que bien souvent le vray se loge dans le

ris." PASQUIER, tom. 2, p. 871.

A FOUNDER of new fashions, The revolutions of all shapes and habits Run madding through his brains.”

Ibid. act ji. sc. ïi. This, which Beaumont and Fletcher say of a tailor, may be parodied to a constitution-fashioner of these days.

“ KNAVE is at worst of knave When he smiles best." Ibid. p. 258.

One of those happy men who have been “ The eagle dieth neither for age, nor “ anointed with the oil of gladness above with sickness, but with famine.”—Euphues. their fellows."

“ Though the tears of the hart be salt, yet I shall not administer to thee "a drachm

the tears of the boar be sweet." - Ibid. of Ovid's art, nor a grain of Tibullus's drugs, nor one of Propertius's pills.” — “ The adamant, though it be so hard that Euphues.

nothing can bruise it, yet if the warm blood

of a goat be poured upon it, it bursteth."Chinche, in Spanish, signifies a stinking Ibid. wall louse, says Theobald in a note upon Beaumont and Fletcher, vol. 7, p. 9. He “ The breath of the lion engendereth as then did not know the name of bug.

well the serpent as the ant.”—Ibid.

• The canker soonest entereth into the

“ The eagle at every flight loseth a feawhite rose.”Euphues.

ther, which maketh her bald in her age.”—

Ibid. " I know, sir, Both when and what to do without direc

“ The stone Pantura draweth all other tions,

stones, be they never so heavy, having in it And where and how."

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Love's It is very well known that few of LILLY'S
Pilgrimage, act ii. sc. ii. similies are to be relied upon, - but I have se-

veral instances of this old notion, which, as this

sheet passes through the press, I cannot lay my “And as occasion stirr'd her, how she started, | hand upon.-J. W. W.

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