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“nondimeno il peso dell' arme havra fatta | tement proprement vestue et par especial l'operation sua su le carni et su l'ossa de manches serrees et estroictes portoit, parElisandro."

quoy les aultres la nommerent la pucelle aux 245. “ La salsa de S. Bernardo". manches estroictes." phrase for hunger.

30. “ Le superlatif du tournoy." 250. All the women fall in love with the 44. Arthur's mother turns out to be alive inexorable Tristan at first sight, and one of in this romance, living in a castle, where them dies of love in the course of an hour or Gavain by great adventure discovers her. two.

Mother and son, however, meet afterwards with great unconcern.

67. Gawain cut off a man's head—“ acPerceval le Galloys.

taignit ung de telle sorte que la teste envoia Tue Preface calls it “ ung ancien livre par terre, qui si doulcement et vistement intitule Lhystoire de Perceval le gallois fust decollé, que bien petit ne sentit lesfaict en ryme et langaige non usité, les- pee." quelz ilz avoient faict traduyte de ryme 71. “ Tristan qui jamais ne rist." en prose et langaige moderne pour im- 112. After a long battle,—“ il est assez a primer.”

croire et a considerer que les deux chevalThe prologue states that Philip, Count of liers furent lors fort foibles et petit vertueux, Flanders, gave orders to bring to light the car tant avoient de sang perdu qua grand life and chivalrous deeds of Percival “suyvant peine se soubstenoient." le chronique diceluy Prince et traictie du S. 126. A chapter begins thus—“ Icy fine et Graal.” Both he and his chronicler died be- fault le compte delescu,”—but no tale of a fore this could be accomplished; and a long shield has been told. time after Madame Jehanne, Countess of 133. A chess board, where one set play Flanders, seeing the beginning of the Chro- themselves. It seems they were made at nicle, and knowing the intention of Count London. Philip her “ayeul,” ordered “ung sien fa- 146. Fighting with a knight whose sword milier orateur" named Mennessier "traduire breaks, Perceval throws away his own sword, et achever" this work. The which he did, and proposes to finish the battle with fists, but because his language and that of his so they set to and box, knock one another's predecessor is not in usage in our common helmets off (not considering the knuckles), French but "fort non acoustumete estrange," and then hammer away at the face and the to satisfy the desires, pleasures, and will of teeth, till the knight loses his wind and the princes, lords, and others following the yields. This is the only boxing match I mother tongue of France, I have employed have met with. myself “ a traduire et mectre de Rithme en There are no regular squires in these roprose" the book, following closely according to my possibility and power the sense of my 155. Ne peult homme estre du Dyable predecessor-translators.

deceu du jour quil le graal veu aura; ne Was the metrical Romance then in Flem- sçauroit telle voye tenir quil puist faire ung ish or in Walloon?

peche mortel.” P. 71-2. “ Le Roy commande que les 157. A huntsman “ bien botté dugnes mangonneaulx que vault a dire les pion- bottes dengleterre." niers."

175. “Le beau descongneu is Guiglaius," Perceval in this romance is without one of son of Gavain. the virtues which the S. Greall imputes to 177. “ Gauchier de Doudain qui ceste him.

hystoire nous a commemoree." ff. 28. A lady at a tournament" fort coin- 196. Here we have the Dame de Male




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thou art,

hault, whose brother is here made the king
of the hundred knights.

“Thy composure 196. “Les oysillons chantent en leur latin

Is spirit and immortal; thine inclosure divers mottetz en leur ramage.”

In walls of flesh is, not to make thee debtor
At the end Perceval has a brother called For house-room to them, but to make them

Agloal—the author forgetting that all his
brothers had been killed at the beginning.


Take notice of thine heart. He turns hermit, and when he dies the

Such as that is, the rest is, or will be, Graal and the Lana and “le digne tailloir Better or worse, blame-worthy, or faultdargent" are carried up to heaven with his

There are some good adventures of Ga-

10. The serpent says,
van, whose history takes up as great a part

“ The knowledge thou hast got of good of the work as Perceval's. One of these

and ill, represents him as behaving very ill. This

Is of good gone and past, of evil present still." story is grossly inconsistent, strangely so; but on the whole the author considers him 16.“ Oh that thou didst but see how blind as a perfect knight.

Perceval is by no means a hero who at- And feel the dismal darkness of thy heart." tracts the reader; he is far too indifferent to his plighted Blanchefleur.

17.“ How wouldst thou hate thyself, if

thou didst know The baseness of those things thou prizest so.” 19.

“ 'Tis as good forbear, QUARLES.

As speak to one that hath no heart to hear.” “The darling of our plebeian judgements i

21.“ Stretching their strength, they lay that is, such as have ingenuity enough to

their weakness bare."
delight in poetry, but are not sufficiently
instructed to make a right choice and dis-

“ That glittering crown tinction."-PHILLIPS.

On which thou gazest, is not gold, but Phillips erroneously says that the em- grief; blems are a copy from Hermannus Hugo's That sceptre, sorrow.” original.

35.“ The whole round earth is not enough

to fill School of the Heart.

The heart's three corners, but it craveth

“Turn in, my mind, and wander not abroad, Only the Trinity, that made it, can
Here's work enough at home.”

Suflice the vast triangled heart of man."
“Self-knowledge 'twixt a wise man and a fool 40. “ And antedate my own damnation
Doth make the difference."

by despair.” “ Hast thou an ear

56. “ The stains of sin I see To listen but to what thou shouldst not Are oaded ? all, or dyed in grain.”

heai ?"

2 Woaded.-R. S. (I had noted another inNo chronological order is observed in these stance of this word, but as this sheet goes extracts, but they are given as they appear to through the press I cannot find it. have been written..-J. W. W.

J. W. W.]


did assuage

65. "The sacrifice which I like best, is such 40. The king of Nineveh. As rich men cannot boast, and poor men “ He rear'd his trembling corps again, need not grutch.”

His hair all filthy with the dust he lay in." 72.“ Some things thou knowest not; "Respectless of his pomp." misknowest others;

40-1. Popish austerities and Puritan And oft thy conscience its own knowledge

cant. smothers."

63. " it no'te avail." 96. A stanza describing the lily ends thus,

78. Mors Tua. “ Can there be to thy sight A more intire delight ?"

Esther. 144.“ He that doth fear because he loves, P. 105. “ The city wonders when a body will never

names thee." Adventure to offend,

110.“ When time, that endeth all things, But always bend His best endeavours to content his friend."

The burning fever of Assuerus’ rage, 151. Play upon vowels, consonants, &c. And quiet satisfaction had assign'd

Delightful julips to his troubled mind." 154. “ And ergos, drawn from trust and confidence,

111. “ those kingdoms be but ill beTwist and tie truths with stronger conse

blest quence

Whose rule's committed to a young man's Than either sense or reason; for the heart,

breast." And not the head, is fountain of this art."

112. An exultation for the peace and

prosperity of Britain ! QUARLES. Feast for Worms. 1642.

115.“When God had with his all-produc

ing blast To the Reader. “My mouth's no diction- Blown up the bubble of the world.” ary; it only serves as the needful interpreter of my heart."

124.“ 'Tis not the spring-tide of an high

estate P. 10. “What mister word is that ?"

Creates a man (though seeming) fortunate : 13." Then all was whist, and all to prayer The blaze of honour, Fortune's sweet exwent."


Do undeserve the name of happiness. 24. Charity.

The frown of indisposed Fortune makes “ Chill breasts bave starved her here, and Man poor, but not unhappy. He that takes she is driven

Her checks with patience, leaves the name Away, and with Astræa fled to heaven."

And lets in Fortune at a backer door. 26. “ Thus all on sudden was the sea

Lord, let my fortunes be or rich or poor, tranquill,

If small, the less account, if great, the The heavens were quiet, and the waves

more." were still."

131.“ The way to bliss lies not on beds 30. Argument,

of down, “ Within the bowels of the fish

And he that had no cross deserves no Jonah laments in great anguish."


of poor,

Here, I think, Penn found his title. vided into short sections, followed each by

a meditation. Job.

Samson. P. 179. Satan's account of his employ

JUSTIFICATION in the preface of certain ment on earth. A stroke of satire, hardly

passages at which “extreme severity might to have been looked for here.

shock." 185. Alexander.

P. 268. “ Even when her bed-rid faith “Wouldst thou by conquest win more fame than he ?

was grown so frail,

That very hope grew heartless to prevail." Subdue thyself; thyself's a world to thee." But this whole Meditation is impressive

276. — “some false delusion that possest as well as characteristic.

The weakness of a lonely woman's breast." 206. Meditation 8.

278. “ her breathless tongue disjoins 213. “What refuge hast thou then, but

Her broken words." to present

282. A catalogue of birds, &c. in the manA heart inricht with the sad complement

ner of Chaucer and Spenser. Of a true convert, on thy bended knee

“ The cuckoo, ever telling of one tale." Before thy God, t'atonethy God and thee."

313. Luxuries of the table. 234.“ To Athens, gown'd, he

Viper-wines mentioned as aphrodisiacs. and goes,

827. Some of his oddities in the descripfrom that school Returns unsped, a more instructed fool.”

tion of Samson killing the Philistines.

355. “ Where Heaven doth please to 234.“ The swelling of an outward for

ruin, human wit tune can

Must fail, and deeper policy submit; Create a prosperous, not a happy man.

There wisdom must be fool'd, and strength A peaceful conscience is the true content,

of brain And wealth is but her golden ornament."

Must work against itself, or work in vain.” 234. “ I am to God, I only seem to man."

“the silly ass's bone, All these scriptural poems of his are di

Not worth the spurning.”

365. Gold,—why so rarely produced by 1 The title alluded to is his No Cross no

nature. Crown, &c. 1682. 8vo. It is Jeremy Taylor 381. Here is Cowley's conceit, speaking that says (I quote memoriter), .“ Every person of the temple which Samson pulled down, shall in some sort bear his cross, and it is not

the ruins, he well with those who do it not."

says, 2 This is the old sense of the word. I in.

“ with an unexpected blow, stance the following, not found in Nares' Gloss. Gave every one his death and burial too." or elsewhere, “Which union must all divers things attone,” &c.

382. The concluding Meditation. LORD BROOKE, Treat. of Monarchie.

Sion's Sonnets. “ And if some kind wight goe not to attone My surly master with me, wretched maid,

This is a paraphrase of Solomon's Song, I shall be beaten dead.”

cut into shreds of four couplets, in which I BROWNE, Britannia's Pastorals. have not found a single line or expression

J. W. W. worth noting

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He uses went for gone. Fruits of War, Sion's Elegies, wept by Jeremie the

61, Prophet.

“ Is wit now went so wandering from thy This is a paraphrase of the Lamentations,

mind ?" in elegies of six couplets. And he follows the Hebrew form, by beginning them al- As in the first edition of his “ Hundred phabetically.

sundry Flowers, 1572," the account of his P. 445.“ My joys are turn'd to sorrows, shipwreck is called “last voyage into Holbackt with fears,

land in March," it appears that he had And I, poor I, lie pickled up in tears.” visited that country before. An Alphabet of Elegies upon Dr. Ailmer. In the same form as the Lamentations,

Tirall Poetry concluded with an alphabetical epitaph, -in which, however, he leaves out X and Z,

Preface. and makes I and U stand each, as in the To some persons this volume will aldictionary, for two letters.

ways be interesting; in some libraries it

will always preserve a place; to some famiElegy on Dr. Wilson of the Rolls. lies it will always be precious."

P. 7. On the death of a child, -
The dedication, to Robert, son of Sir
Julius Cesar, is very striking.

“God created such immortal flowers P. 505. “My passion has no April in her

To grow in his own paradise, not ours.' eyes.

37. A good specimen of continuous tripI cannot spend in mists ; I cannot mizzle; lets. My fluent brains are too severe to drizzle

57. A glass-bell in a pendant. This Slight drops, my prompted fancy cannot seems (if I understand the verses) to have shower

been really worn as an ear-ring, and as a And shine within an hour."

lover's gift. “ let such perfume

65. A glass concave on one side, convex

on the other,-a sportive piece of furniture. Suspicious lines with skill, whilst I presume On strength of nature.”

100.“ Is this the house to which none Spirit and evil he uses as monosyllables.

Unwilling or unwelcome.” Mildreiados. To the Memory of Mildred,

MRS. THIMALBY. Lady Luckyn.

140.“The dead man's thumb of azure blew." In this poem he has imitated the manner

What meadow-flower is this? of Phineas Fletcher. The epitaph is in shape of an hour-glass. 218.“ Long waiting Love doth passage find

Into the slow-believing mind.”

The affair in which he was taken prisoner These lines bear a religious application
must be that which is so misrepresented in also.
Grimestone's History, p. 558. See also P.

221. so highly happy in his love." Bor. i. 504, where, though still with an injurious suspicion, the matter is better ex.

· The poetry, of course, takes its name from plained. And the Commentarios of D. Ber

the place. It was edited by Arthur Clifford, nardino de Mendoza, ff. 250.

Esq. Edinb. 1813. 4to.-J. W. W.

ever came


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