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the three roots which they attribute to music, - mirth, melancholy, madness." Ibid.

“ I am a labouring man, And we have seldom leisure to run mad, We've little wit to lose too."

“ I do believe her stedfastly, and know her
To be a woman-wolf by transmigration,
Her first form was a ferret's, under ground.”
Beaumont and FLETCHER,

Act iv. sc. v.

The tailor says,
“ O sleeve, O sleeve! I'll study all night,

To magnify your sleeve!"

Ibid. act v. sc. ii.

p. 423.

SOME have asserted “ that the same cro- “Are you not he that have been of thirty codile of Egypt is the lizard in Italy, and callings, yet ne'er a one lawful."— Ibid. the eft in our country.” — Nichols's Con- Martial Maid, p. 413. ference with a Theist, vol. 1, p. 165. He seems to believe this, using it as an

“ Thou comedy to men, argument in analogy.

Whose serious folly is a butt for all

To shoot their wits at." Ibid. Vulcan was conceived by the wind.BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 222. LUCIAN, de Sacri- EUPHUES begins his discourse upon eduficiis.

cation by requiring that the child be true

born, no bastard. “ Whosoever he be that Lipsiu-s's poem dedicating his pen to our

desireth to be the sire of an happy son, or Lady of Montaigne.—BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 340. the father of a fortunate child, let him ab

stain from those women which be either NICOLAS LE FEVRE, preceptor to the base of birth, or bare of honesty." Prince of Condé, and afterwards to Louis XIII.“eut le malheur de se crêver un wil • Wheat thrown into a strange ground en taillant une plume." — Coll. Mém. tom. turneth to a contrary grain : the vine trans53, p. 50, N.

lated into another soil changeth her kind.

Certes, I am of that mind, that the wit and Crow quills.-LADY LOXBOROUGH's Let- disposition is altered and changed with milk, ters, p. 73.

as the moisture and sap of the earth doth

change the nature of that tree or plant that MATTHEW HENRY's pen. — THORESBY, | it nourisheth. Wherefore the common byvol. 2, p. 151.

word of the common people seemeth to be

grounded upon good experience, which is, “YE fools that wear gay cloaths, love to be this fellow hath sucked mischief even from gaped at,

the teat of the nurse.”—Euphues. What are you better when your end calls on

“He should talk of many matters, not Will gold preserve ye from the grave ? or always harp upon one string; he that always jewels ?

singeth one note, without descant, breedeth Get golden minds, and fling away your trap- no delight : he that always playeth one part pings.

breedeth loathsomeness to the ear. It is Unto your

bodies minister warm raiment, variety that moveth the mind of all men." Wholesome and good : glitter within, and -Ibid.

you ?

spare not."


in the Mill, Act iii. Sc. i.

“ Such gross questions are to be answered with slender reasons, and such idle

heads should be scoffed with addle an- “Though many there have been so wicked swers."—Ibid.

to seek such means, yet was there never any

so unhappy to find them."-Ibid. “ The snail that crept out of her sbell was turned into a toad, and thereby was forced “ Young is the goose that will eat no to make a stool to sit on, disdaining her own oates, and a very ill cock that will not crow house."-Ibid.

before he be old, and no right lion that will

not feed on hard meat before he taste sweet " Why wit having told all his cards, milk.”—Ibid. lacked many an ace of wisdom."-Ibid.

Which I omit, lest I set before you “ So much wit is sufficient for a woman, coleworts twice sodden."2_Ibid. as, when she is in the rain, can warn her to come out of it."-Ibid.

“LET thy practice be law," says Euphues

to his friend ; " for the practice of physic is “ All things were made for man as a too base for so fine a stomach as thine, and sovereign, and man made for woman as a divinity too curious for so fickle a head as slave.”—Ibid.

thou hast."-Ibid.

“I SPEAK softly, because I will not hear myself." Philantus says this.—Ibid.

“ On obscure topics double light is necessary.”—PINKERTON. Corr. vol. 1, p. 442.

Au, fond Euphues, my dear friend, but

“ His means are little, a simple fool if thou believe now the cool. And where those littles are, as little comforts ing card (?)'; and an obstinate fool if thou Ever keep company." do not recant it." -Ibid.

Beaumont and FLETCHER, Night

Walker, vol. 8, p. 90. The supposed magician in Euphues says, “ It may be your strong imagination shall “ She is a woman; and the ways unto her work that in you, which my art cannot ; for Are like the finding of a certain path, it is a principle among us, that a vehement After a deep-fallen snow.” thought is more available than the virtue Ibid. Woman's Prize, act v. sc. i. of our figures, forms, or characters.”—Ibid.

“Take my word and experience upon it, ENCHANTMENTS in love.

doing nothing is a most amusing business." you

think that the mind, being cre- -GRAY, 2, 3. See, too, p. 348, ibid. ated by God, can be ruled by man, or that any one can move the heart but He that “ It is very possible that two and two made it? But such hath been the super- make four, but I would not give four farstition of old women, and such the folly of things to demonstrate this ever so clearly.” young men, that there could be nothing so

-Ibid. p. 8. vain but the one would invent, nor anything so senseless but the other would believe.

MORAL and intellectual improvement of animals, contrasted with that at which the

breeders and feeders aim. GIFFORD, in his Introduction to FORD's Works, says it means “a bolus.It is not un

The allusion is to the Greek proverb, Ais frequently used by our dramatic poets, e.g. Shaksp. 1 Henry VI. v.3, Beaumont & Fles: «páußn Bávaros ;-in the line of Juvenal, CHER, Faithful Friends, act ii, sc. ii., The Island

“ Occidit miseros crambe repetita magistros." Princess, act i. sc. iii.-J. W. W.

Sat, vii. 154.-J. W. W.

“ Do

P. 583.

CockCHAFFERS he thinks might be as that his mother longed for a library!-SALgrateful food as locusts, and their grub as GUES, vol. 1, p. 56. delicious as the groogroo, or palm caterpillar.—Darwin's Phytologia, p. 364.

The Egyptians made all the elements

male and female. Wind was male, a damp WATER rats in America destroyed in and relaxing air female. The sea, male; great numbers by the tape-worm. Could all other waters female. Only cultivated some of these diseased American rats, he earth female, and only innocuous fire.asks, be imported into this country, that

SENECA. Nat. Quæs. 1. 3, § 14, t. 2, p. 557. they might propagate their malady ?-Ibid.

“Woman, they say, was only made of man;

Methinks 'tis strange they should be so unThe broad-bottomed Adm. the imlogo- like! bapeis,--the heavy behinds.

It may be all the best was cut away

To make the woman, and the naught was left KEEPING a folly.

Behind with him."

Act üüj. sc. iii.
One may say of certain authors, with Ga-
rasse, Doc. Curieuse (p. 21),“Qu'il est per-
mis à un chacun de s'immoler à la risée

“ 'Tis an odd creature, full of creeks and publique; leurs fautes ne sont préjudiciables

windings; qu'à eux-mêmes ; leurs chimères n'ont au

The serpent has not more: for she has all

his, cune suitte; elles pourront servir de divertissement et de recréation aux gens d'hon. And then her own beside came in by her

mother." neur après un estude serieux."

Ibid. Wit at several Weapons, Among the writers who lead him to make

Act ïïi. sc. i. these remarks, he includes Copernicus.

CARDAN's notion of three orders of spirits Pliny says that an owl's egg, eaten in an or minds, which, combining with matter, omelette, will cure a drunkard of his pasform beasts, men, and prophets ; and why sion for wine.—SALGUES, vol. 1, p. 439. there can be no prophet near the poles, and must be many in Judea.—Ibid p. 25. Va- “Une princesse d'Allemagne entreprit nini's notion, p. 32. Plato's remark, p. 56. de rassembler un grand nombre de nains des

deux sexes ; elle les réunit en petits me“ Lorsque Cardan escrivoit ces sornettes, nages; elle essaye d'en multiplier l'espèce ; il n'estoit pas fort esloigné d'asnerie.”—Ibid. mais ses vues furent trompées, ils ne pro

duissèrent rien.”—Ibid. p. 474.

p. 26.

"Pour moy, je dis que la plus grande folie Some, of whom S. Augustine speaks in qui soit au monde, c'est de s'écarter du his Civ. Dei, thought that at the resurrecgrand chemin.”—Ibid.

tion all would rise males.—Ibid. vol. 3, p. 2. An Irish gentleman just now sentenced Ar the council of Mâcon (fifth century) to be hanged, as he richly deserved, said, it was debated whether Christ died for the “ This is an extremely awkward business!" | female sex, and determined in the affirma


tive.-Ibid. CARDINAL Du Perron's extraordinary memory has been accounted for by the fact GALL saw a man who had lost his memory

p. 468.

for all substantives, and he knew another | To bear the hammer; and the deeper still who had in like manner forgotten all adjec- We still arise more image of his will." tives.—Ibid. p. 279.

Verses upon an Honest Man's Fortune,

BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, vol. 10, “ Pious and ponderous men." Cobbler of Aggávam, 3.

D.D. DESCRIBED by Ennius.--ERASMUS, His “ sadness is a kind of mirth,

Adagia, p. 153.
So mingled as if mirth did make him sad,
And sadness merry."

The variety, or rather uncertainty, of

some seeds is remarkable, as contrasted with Beaumont and FLETCHER, Two Noble

the invariable character of others. Fruits Kinsmen, act v. sc. iii.

and flowers, e. g., compared with the oak, The age of all horses is dated from the elm, cedar, and other trees. 1st of May.

ACCIDENTAL defects may be propagated Custom of female inheritance in Lesbos.

in trees and in animals; but query whether (Calcutta Magazine, vol. 3, pp. 267, 339.)

it be not only by grafts in the former ?

TURNER the artist has seventeen cats, all “HANDSOME is, as handsome does ;" therefore is one of the ugliest fellows I know. accidentally had lost hers.

without tails, kittened by a favourite who The Ascrodupetes believed that the first

“ Such servants are oftenest painful and of the human race was not Adam, but Bar

good, beloth. Or did they believe that this was

That sing in their labour, as birds in the Adam's proper name ?-GARASSE, p. 232.


Tusser, p. 252. Eunomian baptism, to be dipt three times

An executioner complained, “ Qu'il dein warm water, head downward, and waist

ineuroit en une meschante ville, et qu'il y deep, “pour estre baptisé à profit.”—Ibid.

avoit long temps qu'il n'avoit pendu ni

fouetté personne.”—BOUCHET, vol. 2, p. 97. RAMON LULLS said to have said that a man might be made.--Ibid.


ODOROUS plants in a chamber occasion dreams.-Ibid.

p. 197. The Doctor's shoemaker held his custom by cornage tenure.

MELANCHOLY men likely to predict what

is to come.-Ibid. p. 200. MR. FARELL, who was G. Taylor's schoolmaster, lay down on the grass one day, and A story of resetting eyes that have been fell asleep. A hairy grub crawled over his plucked out, on Guicciardini's authority! face, and was found resting on one of his And a goat's eye instead of a human one, eyes. When he was awakened, the eye was if the real one has been injured. You will inflamed, and he lost the sight of it by this not see with this, but it will live and retain extraordinary cause.

its beauty, though not its use !—Ibid. p.

344-5. 'Αλλά ταύτα μεν ίσως εξωτερικωτέρας εστί GKEYEWS.-Arist. Pol. p. 8, 1. 1, $ 5.

Ronsard against learned women.—Ibid.

p. 481.

“ AFFLICTION, when I know it, is but this, A deep alloy, whereby man tougher is

Socrates' choice of a wife.-Ibid. p. 482.

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THERE are some who say that new-born “Good Jove! what a pretty foolish thing infants cry, not for pain, nor the sense of it is to be a poet.-Chloe in the Poetaster. sudden cold, “mais que c'est qu'ils se Ben Jonson, vol. 2, p. 469. plaignent de nos premiers parents, et que le fils crie A. A. comme se plaignent de "To play the fool by authority, is wisAdam, et la fille E. E. comme se plaignant dom.”—Ibid. p. 479. et voulant dire Eve.”—Ibid. p. 495.

“ To play the fool wisely, is high wis“ Hic nimis vivax queritur caducæ dom.”—Ibid.


Damna senectæ."

CUPID,—the little greatest god.
M. Ant. FLAMINIUS, l. 1, c. 42.

The Dance of Cupid.—Tancred and Gis-
“QUIPPE Imperia et aliæ res terrenæ, munda, Old Plays, vol. 2, p. 162.
similes sunt cælestibus ; sicut et res mari.
timæ rebus terrestribus. Unde inventus

“Why this indeed is physic! and outspeaks piscis episcopus, vitulus et calamarus (?); The knowledge of cheap drugs, or any use quandoquidem omnes ab ordine rationis

Can be made out of it! more comforting primæ, seu divinæ ideæ, quod Verbum æter Than all your opiates, juleps, apozems, num est, dependent.”—CAMPANELLA. De

Magistral syrups, or Mon. Hisp. p. 12.

Ben Jonson, Sejanus, vol. 3, p. 30. “Quia et Deus ipse rem omnem creavit

Law. in numero."-Ibid. p. 14.

- “ Would

have more?

I would no more,
“I can wear a horn, and blow it not."- Nor less; might I enjoy it natural,
Damon and Pithias, Old Plays, vol. 1, p. 238. Not taught to speak unto your present ends,

Free from thine, his, and all your unkind “THERE is no instance of any man whose

handling, history has been minutely related, that did Furious enforcing, most unjust presuming, not in every part of life discover the same

Foul wresting, and impossible construction." proportion of intellectual vigour.”—John

Ibid. p. 71.
Croker's Boswell, vol. 1, p. 11.
Vieyra is one, and (in my own know-

“ IL saggio ledge) C. C. another.

E' tetragono ai colpi di ventura" Douza had a pet hedgehog, and Lipsius

CHLABRERA, vol. 2, p. 246. wrote a poem upon its death.-Douza, p.

SEMINAL thoughts, compared with the 669.

Pantheistic and omnidependent system. STERCULUS,—a god mentioned by Prudentius. Lactantius also names him, " qui

in proportion as we think we can stercorandi agri rationem primus induxit." Control ourselves, ourselves we shall con

trol." Lloyd's London, p. 58.
“ Cogli viola, o gelsomino, croco,
E Rosa condannata a viver poco."

“ 'Tis pleasanter to paint effects,
CHIABRERA, vol. 2, p. 196.
Than flounder in the dark abyss of causes."

Ibid. p. 74.
The Italians had a sword-dance," il
ballo della spada." Chiabrera (vol. 2, p. HERACLIDES held that man fell from the
139) has a sonnet to a lady who danced it.



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