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Folly of expense in eating.– Tooke's “The sense of taste is the most neces
Lucian, vol. 1, p. 28. sary of all our senses, it being that by which all animals live, and take in their food and The athletæ great beef-eaters, in order nourishment, and therefore has in it a power to increase their muscular strength.-Ibid. to judge what is grateful and convenient vol. 1, p. 67. Like our pugilists. to the nature of each kind, what not.”— Adam LITTLETON, p. 85; HEZEKIAH's Return of Praise.
Their praise. Adam Littleton, pp. 57-9.
Funeral Sermon. supplied to him the want of sleep, for he scarcely slept four hours in the twenty-four,
“ That toy, a woman, and then hunger awoke him.-See the Me
Made from the dross and refuse of a man. moirs of De Tuou, Coll. Mem. tom. 53, p.
Heaven took him sleeping when he made 240-2. The prodigious eater of Wittenberg.
Had man been waking, he had ne'er con
sented." Monthly Rerieu, vol. 21, p. 339.
Dryden. Spanish Fryar, vol. 5, p. 75. “ Some choice spirits, to the number of five-and-twenty, agreed to dine at White's,
MADAME DE Thou, Thuanus's mother, and the orders were, “ Get a dinner as ex
used to say, “qu'elle auroit volontiers donné
la moitié de son bien, pour pouvoir être pensive as you can possibly make it:" which was punctually performed, and to their great homme." She was a woman of masculine surprise and mortification, they found that
courage and mind.—Coll. Mem. t. 53, p. the most luxurious dinner amounted to no
227, N. more than £10 a man. Tl is served to convince them that eating was .mean pal- Plato ranked them between men and try enjoyment, and only fit for cits and al- | brutes, and Minerva was feigned to have dermen, to whom they left it, because it sprung from the head of Jupiter, " pour cost so little, and therefore confessed the signifier que la sagesse ne vient pas des supremacy of gaming, which they embraced femmes.”—CRESPET, de la haime du Diable, as their summum bonum, for the contrary p. 165. reason. A.D. 1759."—Hull's Select Letters, vol. 1, p. 248.
Lodovico DOMENICHI, La Nobilta delle
Donne, ff. 99. Because we learn to talk from EFFECTS of food and climate upon cha- our mothers and nurses,“ la natura, conracter.—Masdeu, vol. 1, p. 59.
cesse al sesso Donnesco che poche, o nessuna
Donna mutola non si trovi." Irish labourers, “when working for others, or not closely overlooked, work in Ibid. ff. 106. We read in Scripture of a manner the most languid and indolent; “ molti huomini condannati alle pene dell' their mode of living, perhaps, totally on Inferno; et di nessuna Donna non si ritrova vegetable food, produces a general debility, questo." which must have powerful motives to overcome it.”—Tighe's Survey of Kilkenny; One reason why women are less inconWAKEFIELD, vol. 1, p. 520.
stant than men is, that they have not the
same opportunities to be so. Where women Bodinus gives this reason why there are only coquette, men play fast and loose with more women than men in the world, “
patheir affections, because they can do it with rum honestè et prudenter de naturâ et foesafety.
minis sentiens, quod in naturæ universitate
rerum deteriorum major sit affluentia quam “ WERE I a woman,
pretiosarum."-SENNERTUS, t. 3, Dedication. (As Nature only huddles into the world When she sends forth a man.") SHIRLEY. Erample, vol. 3, p. 301.
Shape of Utensils. A DISCOURSE upon Religion. 8vo. 58.
The Duke de Friar, who came ambassaEdinburgh, 1772.
dor to England to conclude the peace with Monthly Review, vol. 46, pp. 189-90, show- James I., drank the king's health to the ing that Adam began to fall before the crea- queen "out of the lid of a beautiful dragontion of Eve, otherwise it would have been shaped vessel of crystal set in gold. Her good for him to be alone. See the passage, majesty pledged him, and the dragon was which is whimsical enough. 190. M. Bour- replaced on the queen's cupboard.”—ELLIS. ignon's notion is taken up by this writer, Original Letters, second series, vol. 3, p. 213. without acknowledgment.
URGanda's ship. “If a man must endure the noise of words
Miss Barker's sugar-stork. without sense, I think the women have more
In the church at Arth. is the silver drinkmusical voices, and become nonsense bet
ing-horn of Charles the Bold, forming with ter."—CONGREVE. Double Dealer.
his goblet part of the spoils taken at Morat.
The horn is in the shape of a whale; on its ORDER of Blue Stockings. Lives of the
scales were recorded the duke's battles, and North, vol. i. p. 61.
there is a little figure of Jonah within the
mouth."— Downes's Letters, vol. 1, p. 130. In the Samoa (Navigator's) Island, where men buy their wives, Williams saw one for LAMPs in Friburg cathedral “ wrought whom her husband had given the amazing into the form of swords, with an escutcheon price of more than 200 pigs, beside a quan- attached to each.”—Ibid. p. 206. tity of siapo, or native cloth.-Miss. Enterprizes, p. 538, WILLIAMS.
Rabelais, vol. 8, pp. 388-9. BREVIARIES
made to hold liquor, &c. à-la-mode chess and Travels of Cyrus, vol. 1, pp. 72-4. Tue backgammon books. Lycians governed by women, and found it the easiest and most convenient form of In the Daily Advertiser (A. D. 1754) the government. Their queens had a council public might learn whether Mr. Stephen of senators, who assisted them with their Pitts was not the best qualified to furnish advice. The men proposed good laws, but gentlemen's and ladies' libraries with tea the women caused them to be executed. chests in octavo, and close stools in folio. The sweetness and mildness of the sex pre- | Connoisseur, vol. 1, p. 237. vented all the mischiefs of tyranny; and the counsel of the wise senators qualified Mr. Harvey, of Ickwell, a village about that inconstancy with which women are re- four miles from Biggleswade (A. D. 1757), proached.
whom Perceval Stockdale describes as an
old and merry bachelor, living upon an esILEARNE's Journey, p. 55.
tate of £2000 a year at that time, weighing
Ba 2* "arva 4.7oi.
A.D. 1759 Cala Flawisted- A ko's*"X-L p. 415.
Sne of the Search and Sois by Dr.
Ske. Dr. Lay, JL:. Poctari ardi ober
Histhartbesce after dea:h.
ir neliels returns to the exercise of an Honeze wanfospitosis
, that heeschis, and partition, if thug te *-1 d.cnetratele sile, the manica bis, which se
utiseaccizei is a serepared new wild te, as certain as the mathema:ica: 21. comedates the daaring spirit, unclothed he wrote a brusk to bure that there is as of its mortal and corruptle one-Montiy Joss unrıttainty and falsity in the writinze Reties, vol 19, p. 3:3. of mathematicians than there is in thrine of naturalista, maliets, and prsliticians. This was buis treatise " De Principiis et Ratiocic Where it goes out.
JEAN D'ESPAGNE. Shibboleth, p. 123. natione (ermetrarum,contra fastum profes. motum (sessmetria." In this book he says; naculo Animarum), and till all these shall
All unborn souls are in Guph (i.e. reti· Forum qui de iisdem rebus inecum aliquid have been born into the world, the Jews hold cdiderunt, ant solus insanio Ego, aut solus that the Messiah cannot come. non innanio, tertium enim non est, nisi (quod
“ Animæ quæ sunt in Guph retardant dicet forte aliquis) insaniamus omnes.”—
adventum Jlessiæ; animæ, inquam, illæ in Phil. Tran. Abridg. vol. 1, pp. 85-6.
Guph, quas ego feci; quando quidem Messias non antè est adventurus, quam omnes
animæ e Guph exierint in corpora."—Avoda The Soul.
Sara. p. 28. Isaac Vossius wrote an essay to show that the soul of animals is nothing but fire.
Is Loango the royal family think a cer. In the same treatise he denies that there tain number of souls belong to them, and are any pores in the skin. — Abr. Phil. always continue in the family, passing from Transact. vol. 1, p. 118.
the dead to the newly born.- Parallels, vol.
1, p. 725. Willis thought that “ certain animal spirits constituted the being of the corporeal " The angels, they stand at our elbows, soul, and were the immediate instruments that so soon as a saint departeth, they may of all animal motions, producing them by a
with all speed immediately transport his kind of explosion, or shooting ; upon which soul into heaven.”—PERkins, vol. 1, p. 93. elastic or explosive power he establishes his whole doctrine of convulsions.”—Ibid. 215.
A woman affected with chlorosis had a
longing to suck the wind out of a bellows, WHERE it makes its exit when a man is which as often as she could she received with hanged.-GARMANNUS, p. 180.
open mouth, blowing with her own hands
the inverted bellows.-Abr. Phil. Trans. vol. with reference to the Study of Learning and 1, p. 201.
Knowledge, pp. 45-6. It was thus that Jeremy B. suckled his disciples.
Shaw. Minerva's Triumph, or Grammar
and Rhetorick, personated by Youths in LOUIS DE Bils, or Bilsius, a Flemish no- Dramatick Scenes in a Country School, calf, bleman, whose passion was anatomy. One 68. 12mo. 1682. of his treatises was De Anatomia Incruenta, though he kept secret his art of dissecting, and of preserving or embalming bodies without effusion of blood. He had a large col
Theatre. lection of bodies thus prepared, and set a
Tate WILKINSON, vol. 1, p. 184. Saturvery high price on them; but in process of day, no material distinction in the nights at time they became putrid, and he died of Doncaster and Wakefield. consumption, induced, it is said, by the fetor emitted from them.-Ibid. p. 283, N.
Vol. 2, p. 191. Mrs. JORDAN, at York, See Sprenger, vol. 4, p. 227.
in 1786, playing at £1. 11s. 6d. a-week. The London performers who saw her thought
her acting really very clever ; but all said Speech.
it would not do
them. Isaac Vossius affirmed “ that if we em- He is “compelled to declare, that Mrs. ployed as much labour and time in learning Jordan, at making a bargain, the pantomimical art as we do in learning for the cunningest devil of us all.” a language, we might possibly come to express our mind and thought as clearly by T. DAVIES married his "
very pretty that way as now we do by the aid of a lan- wife at York, where he acted, and her faguage; nor does he think that mankind would ther also." Yarrow was her name.—Malsuffer anything by it if the pest and confu- COLM GRANGER, p. 69. sion (these are his own words) of so many tongues were banished, and instead of them Vol. 3, p. 119. “A FARCE, if it possesses this sole art of the pantomimes were known true humour, will be greatly relished and by all mankind, and men explained every applauded in London. In the country, thing by signs, nods, and gestures; on ac- very possibly the same piece, (even decently count of which he thinks the condition of acted), shall be termed vile, low, vulgar, brutes to be much better than that of men,
and indelicate. The Love for Love of seeing they signify without an interpreter Congreve, The Trip to Scarborough, The their sense and thought more readily, and Way of the World, The Confederacy, and perhaps better, than any man can do." !— others, are in London attended to as plays Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 2, p. 63.
of wit and merit, (witness their constant See Puttenham, p. 119, for something repetition), but in the country not permitquite as good in its way.
ted; or, if permitted to appear, not upon
any account fashionable, which is just as “ What am I the better," says Norris, bad.” " for being able to tell what 'tis o'clock in Vol. 4, p. 18. Provoked Wife. See the several languages ? How great a folly must place. it needs be to place learning in that which is one of the greatest curses upon earth, and Vol. 3, p. 127. Custom of begging supwhich shall utterly cease in heaven !"-Re- port at a benefit abolished by Tate Wilflections upon the Conduct of Human Life | kinson.—Vol. 4, p. 65.
Vol. 3, p. 130. Drum and trumpet to Ibid. p. 401. A. D. 1733. At Lee and proclaim a play at Norwich and Gran- Harper's booth-Bartholomew (or Souththamn.
wark) Fair. Jephthah's Rash Vow, or The
Virgin Sacrifice; with the Comical HuVol. 4, p. 13. The adventures at York
mours of Captain Bluster and his man Didwith Mr. Aprice. 1765.
At the same booth—The True and AnIbid. p. 17. LADY BINGLEY, who had great cient History of Bateman, or The Unhappy sway in that town and country, settled £200 Marriage; with the Comical Humours of a-year on Giordani, — who had a concert Sparrow, Pumpkin, and Slice; and a Dithere.
verting Scene of the Midwife and Gossips Ibid. p. 33. Frodsham, P. 48.
at the Labour.
“The bravest nations in the world, when ter. A. D. 1765.
they have been at the height of their em
pire, have took more pride and delight in Ibid. p. 60. BAKER, who built the new
theatrical shows and magnificent spectacles theatre, “a painter of eminence. His know
of triumphs, than in any other pomps; for ledge and taste in drawing will ever speak
the satisfaction of the eye, when it meets for him while one of his remaining prints
with a right object, is above any other pleaof York or Lincoln Minsters is to be seen."
sure.”—Bishop Hacket. Sermons, p. 443. Vol. 3, p. 65. Mrs. BAKER, the York
“ The history of the stage ought to be heroine, in 1768-9.
written with the same accuracy as the hisIbid. p. 84. Countess OF BRANDOs used tory of England." ---English Stage, vol. 4, to patronize Mossop at Dublin, and then beggar him at cards.
Foote (1747) had a morning entertain
ment, and invited his friends to drink a dish Ibid. p. 144. First spring meeting at
of chocolate at twelve at the Haymarket; York. A. D. 1763. York theatre.
but the time was found inconvenient, and Vol. 4, p. 86. His York wardrobe.
was soon changed for tea at half-past six.
-Ibid. p. 226. 88-9.
SOME Account of the Early Stage, vol. 1, Kelly the singer had heard King assert p. 187. The author says of Shadwell's that Wilkinson, ugly as he was, could make Libertine (Don Juan), “ Common sense is his face resemble that of Mrs. Woffington. set at defiance by the introduction of devils This induced Kelly to request Wilkinson and ghosts, the nodding and speaking of the to make Mrs. Woffington's face for him. statue, &c." Booby! It is common sense Wilkinson good-naturedly did so; and to that is appealed to.
Kelly's astonishment, really made a hand
some one.-Ibid. vol. 6, p. 521. Ibid. p. 220-1. RYMER's remarks on Shakespeare.
WILKINSON is said to have been a very
kind manager, and to have assisted young Vol. 3, p. 254. Joun HIGHMORE—anoth performers of merit in getting a London enRomeo Coates, just such another case of gagement, instead of keeping them back.vanity and folly.
Ibid. p. 520.