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font une agréable musique, les mousquets | Cators, Cinques, Bobs-royal, and Bobsun bruit horrible : les cloches ouvrent le maximuses were invented by the worshipful ciel, les mousquets l'enfer : les cloches dis- company of Barbers, to distinguish the vasipent le tonnerre et les nuages, les mous- rious orders of perukes ; as the sounds seem quets élèvent les nuages et imitent le ton- rather consonant to them than to the musinerre."-Ibid. p. 170, N.
cal art of bell-ringing. This, however, is His book was published A.D. 1557. certain, that they contribute nothing to
wards harmonizing the harsh blank verse What the bells of Varennes said con- of this laboured poem.”—Ibid. cerning Panurge's marriage. — Ibid. vol. 4, pp. 262-273.
FOEDOR I. the last Russian prince of the
race of Rourik, passed the eleven years of In Queen Elizabeth's journies from Hat- his inglorious reign in bell-ringing.-Ibid. field to London, as soon as she drew nigh the vol. 71, p. 551. LE CLERC. town, Shoreditch bells, which were much esteemed for their melody, used to strike up in honour of her approach. She seldom
Family Pride. failed to stop at a small distance from the
DIFFERENT degrees of relationship to church, and amid the prayers and acclama
Adam. tions of the people, would listen attentively to, and commend the bells.—Hawkins's H. Music, vol. 3, p. 458.
That phrase concerning Melchisedec,
which has given occasion to such fancies, It is a common tradition, that the bells simply means that his pedigree is not known. of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, were
áyevealóyntos. “Nullis majoribus ortos.”
-HORACE. taken by Henry V. from some church in France, after the battle of Agincourt. They were taken down some years ago, and sold
Franklin's progressive diminution of to Phelps the bell-founder in Whitechapel
, consanguinity. who melted them down.-Ibid. vol. 4, p. 154.
“Les anciens Romains étoient aussi fous, IN A.D. 1684, Abraham Rudhall of Glou- qu'on l'est aujourd'hui sur le chapitre des
genealogies. De combien de familles ne cester brought the art of bell-founding to
disoient-ils pas qu'elles descendoient, ou great perfection. His descendants in succession have continued the business of cast
d'un compagnon d'Hercule, ou de quelque ing bells; and by a list published by them
autre personnage des tems fabuleux."
Bayle, vol. 2, p. 274. it appears that at Lady Day 1774, the family, in peals and odd bells, had cast to the
“ Great families," says Sir Egerton B. amount of 3594. The peals of St. Dunstans, St. Brides, and St. Martins, were among in a course of generations, yet always break
" though they have many obscure periods them.-Ibid.
out at intervals, and show their brilliant “. CAMPANALOGIA, a poem in praise of lights." —Autobiography, vol. 1, p. 275. ringing. By the author of The Shrubs of Parnassus. Folio, 1s. 1d.”—Monthly Review, 1761, vol. 25, p. 478.
Bishop Hall, enquiring“ in what point “One would imagine such strange terms the goodness of honour consisteth," and if as Grandsire triples, Bobs, Bob-majors, I it is “in high descent of blood,” says—“ I
could think so, if nature were tied by any ex optimo vero sanguine optimus et purislaw to produce children like qualified to simus spiritus."—Vol. 1, p. 451. their parents. But, although in the brute creatures she be ever thus regular, that ye shall never find a young pigeon batched in an eagle's nest ; yet in the best creature,
Colombia. which hath his form and her attending BAYLE, vol. 2, p. 100. On Hobbes. qualities from above, with a likeness of face and features, is commonly found an unlike- LICENCES for suicide. ness of disposition; only the earthly part follows the seed : wisdom, valour, virtue, Criminals, some inclosed experimentally, are of another beginning."-Sacred Clas- like toads in artificial stone, or hermetically sics, vol. 5, pp. 45-6.
sealed up in bottles.
In the time of the League –“ On érigea A Land, not in Mesopotamia, but in Meen axiome de droit public, qu'il n'y avoit salethpseudea, or Mesetumopseudea. plus de parenté au dixième degré, et qu' ainsi la descendance du Roi de Navarre Tue Alethomoian species of history, étoit un être de raison. Les Théologiens et les Publiastes se réunirent pour démon- “ It will become our wise senators, and strer au Cardinal de Bourbon que la succes- we earnestly expect it, that they would consion linéale en fait de parenté finissoit in- sult as well the state of the natural as the clusivement à sa personne." A book was politic body of this great nation.—EVELIX. written to prove this point; and an answer Misc. p. 239. was written which“
prouva que la succes. sion linéale s'étendoit à l'infini." This letter, by Pierre Belloy, is printed in the Memoires de la Ligue.-Coll. des Mem. t. 50,
Dogs. “The strangest thing that I have read of
in this kind (portents) being certainly true, Amadis, vol. 11, p. 24. Breed of heroes was, that the night before the battle at improving from generation to generation. Moscow, all the dogs which followed the
French army ran from them to the Switzers, A CONTRARY opinion.—Cowper's Odys- leaping and fawning upon them, as if they sey, vol. 1, p. 37.
had been bred and fed by them all their
lives : and in the morning following, Tri. JARROLD's Instinct and Reason, pp. 241. valzi and Tremouille, Generals for Louis 135.
XII., were by these Imperial Switzers ut
terly broken and put to ruin."-RALEIGH, Breed of Chiefs. Physical superiority b. 4, p. 153. secured by breed and feeding.-Williams' Missionary Enterprizes, pp. 512-3.
KÆMPFER, vol. 1, p. 265.
“Docuit Hippocrates lib. de flatib. t. 39. “ Sense and fidelity are wonderful reNihil inter omnia quæ in corpora sunt, ad commendations; and when one meets with prudentiam conferre, quam sanguinem, in- them, and can be confident that one is not primis cum in constanti habitu persistit.” | imposed upon, I cannot think that the two SENNERTUS adds — “ Nam qualis sanguis, additional legs are any drawback. At least talis spiritus ; qualis spiritus, talis animus; 1 I know that I have had friends who would
never have vexed or betrayed me, if they | higher than my head, and shall eat all day had walked on all fours.”—H. WALPOLE, long, and there won't be a single mosquito 344.
to annoy me.”—TURNER’s Sac. Hist. vol. 3,
vol. 4, p.
SULLY, vol. 1, p. 79. He once found Henry, then King of Navarre, in his cabi- “ Ir man had never fallen, he should net. “L'espée au costé, une cappe sur les have laboured in the garden, but so as he espaules, son petit toquet en teste, et un should never have been wearied therewith." pannier pendu en escharpe au col, comme Wearisomeness in labour was part of his ces vendeurs de fromages, dans lequel il y curse.—PERKINS, vol. 1, p. 151. avoit deux ou trois petites chiens pas plus gros que poing."
Parr fond of bull-baiting. “ You see," Paradisiacal State.
said he,“ pulling up his loose coat-sleeve.
above his elbow, and exposing his vast, Watts, vol. 3, p. 375. Nothing but man was created with a telescopic and mi- muscular, and hersute arm to the gaze of croscopic sight, and all sense of hearing, taurine man, and must therefore be natu
the company, you see that I an
am a kind of feeling, and smelling, in proportional supe- rally addicted to the sport.” — WARNER’s riority.
Rec. vol. 2, p. 187. Ibid. p. 378. And without any principle of decay or death in him.
[Quickness of Sight.] Ibid. p. 424. They might have been THERE were two boys belonging to the translated, like Enoch.
Artificer's Company at Gibraltar during
the siege possessed of such extraordinary Ibid. p. 437. “ It is very probable, quickness of sight that they could see the though Adam and Eve had no garments in enemy's shot almost immediately as it quittheir state of innocency, yet they were not ted the gun. They were constantly placed entirely naked, but were covered with a therefore on some of the works to observe bright shining light, or glory, as a token of the enemy's fire, and give notice. Their their own innocence, and of the Divine fa- namos were Richardson and Brand. The vour or presence : such glory as angels former was reputed to have the best eye.sometimes appeared in, and such as Christ DRINKWATER, p. 227. wore on the holy mount: such as arrayed him like a bright cloud at his ascent to heaven, and such as saints shall put on at the resurrection, when they shall be raised in
Progressive Life. power and glory.” 1
“ SOME delight in low and wanton jests,
and their satisfaction lies in foolish merriCapt. MARRYAT asked a Burman soldier ment, in mean and trifling conversation, a what was his notion of a future state. “I little above the chattering of monkeys in a shall be turned into a buffalo," he replied; wood, or the chirping of crickets upon a " and shall lie down in a meadow of grass hearth, but not always so innocent."
Watts, vol. 3, p. 405.
LYCANTHROPY-SPRENGEL, vol. 2, p. 174,
N. vol. 3, p. 147. Salgues, vol. 1, p. 334. | LORD MONBODDO held that there are four Pliny, vol. 8, c. 22. See in Plautus, vol. 1, distinct minds in man; the elemental, the
vegetable, the animal, and the intellectus,
and that these form the Tetractys of the Pr. PREMATURE old age when not occasioned thagoreans. Pythagoras he thought was of by any ascertainable, or likely cause, owing an intermediate nature between divine and to the shorter term of life through which human, and that there were many such beings Archeus in his stages has past.
in ancient times, who were revered as be
roes and demigods.-Monthly Review, vol. A RACE of inferior creatures in the other 72, p. 355. worlds, upon which no curse has fallen.
TRANSMIGRATION. CLAUDIAN, in Rif. “ Art thou a man? thy form cries out, lib. 2, v. 482, et Plato de Rep. lib. x. in
fine.-Ibid. vol. 76, p. 206. Thy tears are womanish ; thy wild acts denote
The Druses hold that the soul of a Druse The unreasonable fury of a beast; who dies in ignorance and libertinism, passes' Unseemly woman, in a seeming man, into the body of a man destined to live in Or ill-beseeming beast, in seeming both.” indigence and a low station ; but that the Romeo and Juliet, act iii. sc. iii. soul of a persevering spiritualist enters into
that of an Emir Sheik, a rich husbandman, Dr. KirkPATRICK in his Analysis of In- in expectation that the last appearance of ventation says,
we have a manifest vege- God and their prophet will recompense him tative principle inherent in our fabric.”
in a more glorious manner.-Ibid. vol. 76, Monthly Review. Feb. 1754. p. 114.
Ferdinand says of Miranda,
A crazy, or foolish Archeus explains “ You, O you
Watts thinks it “highly probable that
the damned will exist in a perpetual expecThus it is that man sometimes
tation and dread of new and increasing pu“ Will have a wild trick of his ancestors,"
nishment without end, and that such an
increase will be their portion; for as the As Shakespeare says of a fox, though
capacities of the saints to take in new scenes “ — ne'er so tamed, so cherished, and lock'd and new degrees of pleasure will be enup."—Henry IV. part 1, act v. sc. ii. larged as their knowledge and their love
increases, so the increasing sins, the grow. The war cry of the Melek Nazr ad Deen ing wickedness, and mad rebellion of damned was, “I am a bull, the son of a bull.” — spirits, may bring upon them new judgHoskins, p. 45.
ments and more weighty vengeance."—Vol.
5, p. 645. Times, Friday, 3 July, 1835.
" A man about fifty years of age lately “ PERHAPS as the wicked of this world died in the hospital at Arras of spontaneous when they die, have left evil and pernicious hydrophobia, a disease of the rarest occur- examples behind them, or bave corrupted rence."
the morals of their neighbours by their en.
ticements or their commands, or by their “ Con que se castigarà dignamente el
If one of the damned were to drop one princes, or cruel persecutors of religion.”—
tear, once in a thousand years, in time he Ibid. p. 646.
would have shed more in quantity than all
the waters of the flood ! “Why may he not suppose that their
If the worst pain of hell were no more bodies shall be raised with all the seeds of than the prick of a needle, think what that disease in them, like the gout or the stone, would be, if it were eternal.-Ibid. p. 35. or any other smarting malady,—that God The flames of Nebuchadnezzar's furnace will create bodies for them of such an un
rose to the height of forty-nine cubits, not happy mould and contexture as shall be fifty, because fifty would have tokened a another perpetual source of pain and an- jubilee, a time of remission, and the furguish."-Ibid.
nace was to be a type of hell.-Ibid. p. 36. "Some writers, elder and later, have held
What a support would he have had that the vast numbers of indifferent persons, for his theory which places hell in the sun, who have neither been evidently holy, nor if he had known that "Hoc is derived from evidently wicked, shall be sent to a new state the oriental hel, briller, and no doubt brûler of trial in the other world.”—Ibid. p. 647. also ?--C. DE GEBELIN, Calendrier, p. 43.
He does not name those writers; and can find no hint of them in the Bible except
“ Which to believe, 1 Peter iii. 19, about Christ preaching to Must be a faith, that reason without miracle the Spirit of those who were drowned in the Could never plant in me.” flood, —"an obscure text” which may be
King Lear, act i. sc. i. construed to another sense with truth and justice.
If certain doctrines were true, it might
indeed be said,
“ As flies to wanton boys are we to the bodies may be made immortal to endure the
gods, smart and torture without consuming. Did
They kill us for their sport." not this God by his Almighty power and
Ibid. act iv. sc. i. mercy preserve the bodies of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the burning fiery “ A CLEAR distinction between true and furnace of Nebuchadnezzar, so that the fire | false religion, tried and proved by an infalhad no power to consume or destroy them? lible test of religious truth; and by which And cannot his power do the same thing the truth of eternal punishment is asserted under the influence of his justice, as well as and proved; and the doctrine of eternal of his mercy ? When the power and the torment confuted and condemned, as not wrath of a God unite to punish a creature, barely atheistical, but the blasphemous dochow miserable must that creature be!"- trine of incarnate devil."— Printed at BirIbid. p. 619.
mingham, A. D. 1751.