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shire, p. 426) and “it is quite a treat to fresh stomach."—Hope's Origin and Prosperity land to sow clover upon it.”—Ibid. p. 427. of Man, vol. 2, p. 130.
“ Clover is not charged with “ tiring or sickening' the milder species of clays." “ Poultry are fed for the London marIbid. p. 428.
ket by mixing gin and even opium with “ Certain crops sown with a view of rest- their food, and keeping them in the dark ; ing the soil.”—Ibid. p. 433.
but they must be killed as soon as they
have fattened, or they soon become weak VANCOUVER (Devonshire, p. 357), calls and emaciated like human drunkards.”— pigeons “ those voracious and insatiate ver- DARWIN, Phytologia, p. 337. min, for in no other light can they possibly be viewed or considered by the agricultu- “ The first law of organic nature might rist.” He calculates 1,125,000 pair of dove be expressed in the words 'Eat or be eaten!' pigeons in England and Wales, consuming It would seem,” he says “ to be one great 157,500,000 pints of corn annually, to the slaughterhouse, one universal scene of ravalue of 1,476,5621. 10s.
pacity and injustice." But looking for " a
benevolent idea to console us," he finds it “ An ingenious observer of nature con- in “ the happiness which organised beings veyed water on a dunghill in the summer acquire from irritation only ;” and among months in such quantity, as to make a kind consolatory reflections observes that, in of fermenting chaos, for the purpose of ani- consequence of this eat or be eaten law, mating the whole mass. It became full of “ before mankind introduced rational soinsects, and was used in the autumn as ciety, and conquered the savage world, old manure; and he believed with much greater age was unknown on earth.”—Ibid. 556-7. powers than it would otherwise have pos- “That sort of superstition which may be sessed.”—Darwin's Phytologia, p. 240. called Theophobia."
Darwin recommends that dunghills be thus watered for the purpose of encourag
THEOPHILE de Garancières imputes“ cette ing the propagation and nourishment of triste et noire mélancolie, cette sombre conmyriads of insects, and be thus used as ma- somption qui devore le peuple Anglois," to nure! Beast that he was !
the great use which they make of sugar.In a not much better spirit (p. 243) he SALGUES, Erreurs, 8c. vol. 1, p. 370. would have“ burial grounds divided into two Physiognomy of oysters. compartments; the earth from one of which saturated with animal decomposition should Let there be no skull and cross-bones be taken away, once in ten or twenty years, carved upon my tomb-stone. for the purposes of agriculture; and sand, Were I a recluse or a hermit, a skull or clay, or less fertile soil brought into its should be no part of the furniture of my place. Nor would the removal of this earth, cell. if the few bones which might be found, hermit's might be a very agreeable were again buried for a further decompo- | life, provided he had a good Mrs. Hermit, sition, be likely to shock the relations of the and a due number of chubby-cheekedy
d young deceased ; as the superstition concerning Hermits playing about his hermitage. Place the earth from which we rose, and into it then, if you will, far in a wild, unknown which we return, has gradually vanished to public view, let them have some halfbefore the light of reason !"
dozen such hermitages within needful and
social reach, and the climate be good, and “ Of insentient entities, of mere vegeta- no wild beasts there, and no savages, and bles, none yet pretend to the honour of a his only care to provide the subsistence
which Nature affords in such climates for very
little labour- and then methinks one need desire no circumstances in which one could, with more ease and contentment, “ Serve God, and be cheerful."
gouster. Nous ne demandons pas ce que vous en pensez, mais ce qui vous en plaist." -Ibid. p. 360.
Motto for the 2nd vol. of D.D.-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 539.
BECAUSE there is no portrait of D. D. A Sailor on board of one of his Majesty's therefore in this world it exists only ideally, ships, who had been for several years on a and probably only in my mind. His per- foreign station, and had hardly ever been fect likeness no doubt there is, or will be, on shore, asked leave last week to have a the number of archetypal faces not being trip by land, and accordingly proceeded to infinite.
Alverstoke, where, for the first time in his Treating portraits with disrespect, was life, he witnessed a funeral. He was eviin his mind, as bad as outraging a monu- dently very much surprised at the ceremoment.
nial, and when he returned on board at I cannot have it painted from memory, night, could talk of nothing but what he and cannot delineate it myself. Mason's had seen in the churchyard. “Why, what Gray. And what can description effect. d'ye think they does with the dead corpseses See how little! Let a dozen artists paint ashore ?" said he to a shipmate. such eyes and nose and mouth as are here should I know," said the other. “ Why described—and there will be no resemblance then, Bill, may I never stir," replied Jack, between any two of the countenances.” “but they puts 'em up in boxes and directs
'em." “ TOUSJOURS pouvons-nous bien dire ce qu'avons teu et non pas taire ce qu'avons
“ J'ay tousjours ouy dire qu'il y avoit publié."-BOUCHET, 12 Seree, ff. 377.
cette difference entre ce que disoient les The horse said to be the most rational
Predicateurs et les Medecins. Il faut faire of all beasts,“ à cause du temperament de
ce que ceux-là disent, sans s'arrester à ce son cerveau.”—Ibid. p. 358.
qu'ils font; et de ceux-cy, faire tout ce A man wagered “ qu'il failloit dire la
qu'ils font, et ne rien faire de ce qu'ils digueule à toutes bestes, et qu'il n'y avoit que
sent."—La Pretieuse, vol. 2, p. 51. l'homme qui eust bouche;" but the judge
A COMPERE of Louis XIII._"Comme il who was appealed to for deciding the wager n'avoit point de Terre ny de seigneurie qui determined “qu' à cause de l'excellence du
pût former un titre glorieux, il s'avisa de cheval, il falloit dire la bouche.” The wa
se qualifier Seigneur de Dix sept cens mil ger began about a horse.”—Ibid. 9 Seree,
escus.”—Ibid. p. 510. “ L'ame du Mary defunct est contristee
A QUESTION commonly asked at table: par les secondes nopces de sa femme—si " Qui est le plus gourmand ; ou celuy qui nous voulons croire le paragraphe Nos igi- se brûle, ou celuy qui souffle, ou qui attend" tur en l'authent. de nuptiis.”—Ibid. 5 -Ibid. p. 538. Seree, p. 174.
"J'Ay servy ma passion à plusieurs mets; “Nous nous contenterons de sçavoir que il n'est point de ragoust d'injures dont je vous la lisez, et nous vous permettons de n'aye repû ma colere."-Ibid. croire et de penser tout ce qui vous plaira, et mesme de n'y penser pas."—Epistle Ded. " – Vous ne connoissez
l'autheur de to La Pretieuse, 1 part.
ce livre. Il ne craint rien, et fait son livre " Il n'est pas question de juger, mais de aux dépens de tout ce qui luy tombe dans
l'esprit. Il n'est pas si fou que de se don- AND the reader is ready to sayner une peine chagrine, ni d'en faire un
“ Thou shalt be my Æsculapius, travail fâcheux. Il se divertit luy-meme Thy image shall be set up in pure gold, en hazardant de vous plaire. Il est le pre- To which I will fall down and worship it.” mier à le censurer, à s'en railler, et à con
BEAUMONT and FLETCHER, Thierry damner sa façon d'écrire. Il n'en fait pas
and Theod. act i. sc. i. un fonds de gloire, ou il vueille faire naistre ny subsister sa reputation. Il n'a pour It would be no useless or contemptible que de se plaire en deplaisant à ce qui luy knowledge to bedeplait.”—Ibid. vol. 4, p. 68.
“ Well read, and deeply learned, and
throughly grounded “POTENTIFICANS, Potentificatum et Poten- In the hidden knowledge of all sallads, and tificabile,
Pot-herbs whatever." Sapientificans, Sapientificatum et Sapienti- Ibid. Woman Hater, act i. sc. iii.
ficabile, Bonificans, Bonificatum et Bonificabile.”
SENSITIVE authors. REMA LULLY's Ilustration of the Trinity.
a man so lost GARASSE. Doct. Cur. 118.
In the wild ways of passion, that he's sensible
Of nought but what torments him."
Ibid. Nice Valour, act i. sc. i. happy if my Essay was destined, one day or other, to throw into the dark and oblivion
THERE's no jesting with edge tools the eighty works I have a mind to consult.”
- I say 'tis better jesting than to be -T. RODD's Cat. of MSS.
In earnest with them."
Ibid. Honest Man's Fortune, act ii. sc. i. " SCIENDUM est Quid, Quando, Quare, Quomodo vult et agit.” HOBBES, Hist. Eccl. p. 2.
FISHER, an American friend of Brissot,
thought that the activity of a people might “ Natura homines rarò facit ipsa be estimated by the rapidity of their rivers, Egregiéve bonos, egregieve malos,
and the variations of their atmosphere :Egregie stultos, aut egregió sapientes;
" II voyoit la lenteur et l'indecision des Perficit inceptum quodque magister
Virginiens dans la lenteur de la Potomack, opus."
tandis que le courant rapide des rivières du
nord lui peignoit l'activité des AngleterH. HALL. “ Heaven Ravished, a Ser- riens." —Brissot. Voyage dans les Etats mon preached before the House of Com
Unis, vol. 2, p. 125. 1644.
“ DREAMING on nought but idle poetry, “ ADVIERTE,
That fruitless and unprofitable art, que las malas historias son novelas, Good unto none, but least to the profesy las buenas novelas son historias."
Ben Jonson, vol. 1, p. 8. LOPE DE VEGA. Corona Tragica, 157. Vol. 4.
Causing “it to rain on the earth, where
no man is ; on the wilderness wherein there “ LET no man think me a fool; if other- | is no man, wise, yet as a fool receive me :
“ To satisfy the desolate and waste “ For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye ground; and to cause the bud of the tenyourselves are wise."
der herb to spring forth.”—Job, chap. 38, 2 Corinthians, xi. 16, 19. ver. 26, 7.
“Who provideth for the raven his food, our friends are at hand, but also their when his young ones cry unto God.”—Ibid. thoughts when they are very distant." verse 41.
“ POTORIBUS atque Poetis Women.
Quidlibet audendi semper fuit æqua po-
366. ORLANDO Innamorato. See vol. 2, p. 97. Canto 18.
Why women are thirstier than men.Cowper's praise of them.-Corresp. vol.
“ C'est que rien n'altere tant que le beau2, p. 270-1-9.
coup, souvent et vehement parler, que nous
disons babiller, dont les femmes se sçavent CAN
fort bien escrimer."— BOUCHET. Serees, t. “ Smile, and wave a chair with comely
3, p. 13. grace too, Play with our tassel gently, and do fine
- pour ce que l'esprit de tout homme things
est grandement recreé, oyant et voyant chose That catch a lady sooner than a virtue."
plaisante et agreable à l'oreille et à l'æil." Beaumont and FLETCHER, Nice
A HOUSE at Athens in which all who were “On Heaven, how gracious had creation
born were fools, for which reason it was been
pulled down by order of the State.-Ibid. To women, who are born without defence, If to our hearts there had been doors,
T. Poole tells me that he has a tame through which Our husbands might have looked into our
nightingale, which, twice a year at the time thoughts,
of migration, is agitated in a remarkable And made themselves undoubtful.”
manner, moving its wings and its head on Ibid. Honest Man's Fortune, act i. sc. ii. its perch, as if instinctively restless, and flut
tering as if it would fain be on its flight. Musical Morals.-—“ Keep the voice in tune, and there will then be no discord in the New friendships to be looked out for.house."
CROKER's Boswell, vol. 1, p. 283.
Why women from their civil condition Johnson said that insanity had grown are more liable to consumption than men. more frequent since smoking had gone out -Brissot. Voyage, vol. 2, p. 133.
of fashion. This was because he had a
high opinion of the sedative influence of MORAL effect which man may produce smoking.—Ibid. p. 305. on animals.
“ SÆPE feras dextræ pennipotentis THOROUGH knowledge of an individual opem."
Douza, p. 427. character is what nothing but thorough intimacy can give.
Johnson said that in his whole life he
was never capable of discerning the least Poole's grandfather used to say that we possess senses of which we are not con
It is hardly necessary to say that this is a scious ; and that through some subtle ether paraphrase of Hor. A. P. v. 9. The quotation
is from the fifth Sat. of Douza, ed. 1609. which affects us, we not only discover when
J. W. W.
resemblance of any kind between a picture Rio lusinghier di vanitate altrui,
" Son polve “Nothing," said JOHNSON, “is little to him that feels it with great sensibility, and
Nostre speranze. Io lacrimando scrissi
Amaramente queste note, e prego a mind able to see common incidents in their real state, is disposed by very common
Ogni anima gentil, che amaramente incidents to very serious contemplation.”—
Non meno lagrimando anco le legga.
Ibid. p. 185. Ibid. p. 360.
“ MAL vive uom che non beve." The bite of a gnat may produce erysi
Ibid. p. 188. pelas and death in certain states of the constitution.
“ GRAVISSIMA bestemmia
Prenda l' uom, che fa l'arte Essay on the future life of brute crea- Di ministrare a Marte tures, by Rd. Deane, Curate of Middleton.
Micidiale acciajo. A. D. 1768.
Sia felice il Bottajo ;
Ei sol fabbrica in terra, “ WHEN some one peculiar quality L'arche, dove si serra Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw Di Bacca il bel tesoro, All his effects, his spirits and his powers, Bello vie più che l'oro."-Ibid. p. 189. In their confluctions all to run one way, This may be truly said to be a humour.” “ SFORTunato, sventurato Ben Jonson. Every Man out of his Bestemmiato Humour, vol. ii. p. 16. Ben nel mondo è quel terreno,
Nel cui sen non si produce “A WELL-TIMBERED fellow; he would have Questa luce, made a good column, an he had been thought | Questo nettare terreno.”—Ibid. p. 209. on when the house was a building.”—Ibid.
Animallegratore."-Ibid. p. 215. “ O CHE volubil fiume Di ben scelte parole egli spandea
HE “ only shakes his bottle head, and Dal cor profondo."
out of his corky brain squeezeth out a CAIABRERA, vol. 2, p. 177.
pitiful learned face, and is silent."— BEN Jonson. Cynthiah Revels, vol. 2, p. 229.