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He was half brother to Bishop Wilkins, had feeling enough to admire and study the and one of the first fellows of the Royal So- great masters of the art. Though one of ciety. His publications were numerous and nine children, he had the misfortune to be unimportant; but his Old Man's Wish is the last of his family. one of those ballads which are never likely The metre of the ode in these selections to lose their estimation and popularity. is singular.
One of his works deserves mention, his Moral and Political Fables, ancient and modern ; done into measured Prose, inter- Knightley Chetwood.—Coventry, 1720. mixed with Rhyme. 1698. By measured
Dr. CHETWOOD was chaplain to James II. prose, blank verse is meant, in which a
who nominated him Bishop of Bristol, but couplet is occasionally introduced. Daniel
abdicated the kingdom before his election had done this before him, and done it far better.
passed the seals. He was made Dean of
Gloucester, and went abroad with MarlI have seen also the same thing in Spanish.
borough as chaplain to the English forces. Nichols, vol. 1, p. 173.
The Dissertation prefixed to Dryden's Vir
The Old Man's Wish.
gil in 1697, is his. But see, if possible, for the enlarged edition, in twenty stanzas, published in folio, 1693, under the title of the Wish.
Charles Dryden.-1704. Dryden's eldest son. He was usher of
the palace to Pope Clement XI. and was William Duncombe.-1689-1769.
drowned in the Thames, near Windsor. He published, 1. a translation of Racine's Athaliah. 1722. 2. Lucius Junius Brutus, a Tragedy. 1735. 3. The Works of Horace,
Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget.—1742. in English Verse, by several Hands. 1757, 2 vols. 8vo. A second edition in four vo
He died before his father, the first Earl lumes appeared in 1762. He edited the
of Uxbridge. He published an Essay on Works of Mr. Needler in 1724. 2. The
Human Life, which was printed in a supPoems of Hughes, his brother-in-law, 1735. plement to Pope's Works, 1757; and is said 3. The Miscellanies of Jabez Hughes. 4.
by Mr. Park to be perhaps the closest imiThe Works of Samuel Say, 1745 ; and, 5.
tation of that poet's ethical essays. And a Seven Sermons, by Archbishop Herring.
volume of Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, 1741.
Joseph Spence.-1768. Author of the Canons of Criticism. In
A VERY amiable man, who was drowned the dark age of English poetry, Edwards
in his own fish pond. In the Tales of the
Genii his character is drawn under the aware of."--Choleric Man. This passage is else. where referred to by Southey. I may add from
clumsy name of Phesoi Ecneps, i. e, Jothe Gull's Horn-Book, “Come, come; it would seph Spence read backwards. be but a bald world, but that it wears a periwig.” p. 48. Reprint by J. N. 1812.
J. W. W.
CHARACTERISTIC ENGLISH ANECDOTES, AND
FRAGMENTS FOR ESPRIELLA.
Door brass for the servant's fingers, the Letters from England by a Spaniard. clean custom of a dirty people.
FAR better mode of exposing Novel prospects. Hedges. Hay-making.
shall be given with characteristic the English good mutton. minuteness, in a lively stile and full of all the I have heard two instances of the misanecdotes that I have collected. They will chief done by wasps; the one in Herefordderive a Spanish cast, from drawing general shire,-a gentleman and his wife in a oneconclusions from single circumstances, and horse chair were attacked in a bye-road by from the writer's wish to find the English a nest of these insects. They were overas much upon a level with his own country- turned, and escaped with little injury. The men as he can.
horse died in consequence of the stings. Thus the theatre affords him an oppor- Mr. Rowe knows a lady who with her child tunity of retaliating the contempt exprest was attacked in the same way; her bosom by Englishmen of the Spanish stage. A was full of them, but she recovered. Mystrolling play may equal my Coruña exhi- self once suffered five stings at once. An bition.
odd circumstance happened at Mr. Lamb's! The Catholic may in his turn deride re- wasp's nest was taken by the usual meformed worship, the vital Christianity cant. thod of suffocation, and brought into the The Quaker silence may be described as parlour to show the family. They went out striking him with awe-till a speaker rose. to walk, and left it there. By the time they
Astonishment at the taxes. Stopt win- returned, the wasps were recovered, and dows.
they found them all flying about the Heretical intolerance. Elizabeth's persecution of the Puritans. Birmingham riots. Dr. Hunter's Museum. I can borrow Apostle Spoons.
Carlisle's book. Horses' tails and ears.
Crimping. Pressing. Wall bills in London. Persons lost. Re- State of the poor. Laws of settlement. wards for apprehending murderers. Quack Universities. The seminaries of our clerbills. Debating societies, &c. &c.
gymen. Fashions. The pudding cravatts invent- Excellent roads in England; their dised to hide a poultice. Two watches. Many advantages not obvious. The servants who under-waistcoats and the coat at the same go to summerize in the country with their time dragged back over the shoulders. Hands in the coat-pockets. Bandalores.
| This was his early friend, T. P. Lamb, Esq. Padded coats to look broad-breasted. of Mountsfield Lodge, near Rye.--J. W. W.
masters, corrupt the women. An emulation | fully there, and are very effectual, being of folly and extravagance is excited. The sown and planted by the Romans for chiprovisions are carried to the great towns, rurgical uses.—R. B. Adm. Curios. and thus rendered scarce and dear on the spot.
Gondomar bade a Spanish post who was The Catholics' defence of relics, of cere- returning to his own country remember him monious worship, of regulated convents, of to the sun, for it was a long time since he purgatory, of a cheerful Sunday. Prayers had seen him here, and he would be sure to for the dead, do they not produce a good find him in Spain.—R. B. effect upon the living? Protestant absolution.
Fanatics at Newbury. — Adm. Curios., The English have no business to abuse p. 12. Spanish oppressions and cruelty. The East Indies. The West. The scalping in Ame
GARSTANG.–Cyclopædia. rica. Ireland. Never let them abuse Alva.
“Regnum Diabolorum,” was a phrase apBesides, English atrocities have been always perpetrated by petty rascals; there plied to England, and common in unconhas been nothing to counterbalance it in sidering foreigners' mouths. — Preface to
MOLESWORTH's Account of Denmark. their character, as in Cortes—even in Pi. Wyoming. Glencoe.
LONDON consumes butcher's-meat to the The remarkable instance of honour in the
amount of seven millions sterling annually. Spanish prisoner, in Richard II.'s reign. Fox-hunting.
A CALF fed for the London market is said Stone the plumbs. If this were a dead language, said a Frenchman to me, -- what hundred weight of cheese.
to consume as much milk as would make a would an antiquarian make of that phrase ?
THERE is a Committee of Art or of Taste “What is thy disease—a consumption ?
who decide upon the designs sent in for indeed a certain messenger of death ; but public monuments. The best artists will not know, that of all the bayliffs sent to arrest
enter into such a competition, very properly us for the debt of nature, none useth his
not chusing to trust their reputation to the prisoners with more civility and courtesie." opinion of men whom they may not deem -FULLER. Sermon-Life out of Death.
competent judges. An inferior one will send
in several designs, speculating upon the MEMORANDUM.—Dr. Fothergill intended doctrine of chances, and the speculation anto leave “a pretty large collection of Quaker
There is a monument to Captain Tracts to the Meeting to which he then be
in St. Paul's, of which the history is longed, in Peter's Court, Westminster."
this. Ross sent in several designs. The Nichols's Anecdotes.
Committee pitched upon one, which was not the best; fixed upon one figure, also not the
best of the design which they had chosen; ESPRIELLA.
and then desired him to put just such anoSome empiric chirurgians in Scotland ther figure on the other side,-so then they take a journey to the Picts Wall the be- are like an admiral's two supporters ! ginning of every summer; to gather vulnerary plants, which they say grow plenti- Mrs. Wilson? remembers the time when
It is not necessary to note what is worked up in the Letters referred to.-J. W. W.
2 The kind friend of the children before mentioned.-J. W. W.
the people of this place did not know what TURNER knew a Londoner who had kept an almanack was. She knew the parties. a retail spirit-shop, and retired into the Two men at work were accosted by an ac- adjoining county when he had made a forquaintance, who told them he was going to tune, to enjoy himself. This man used to Kendal on purpose to see an almanack, which amuse himself by having one puncheon filled was to tell every thing about the weather. with water, and measuring it off by pints They desired him to let them know when into another. he came back what sort of thing it was ; He knew another retired cit who used and his account on his return was : every day to angle in his round wash-hand“ Why, why, I know not;—it maffles and basin sized fish-pond for gold-fish. One talks: howsoever I'se been considering that fish he knew, because it had once lost its eye Collop-Monday will be on a Tuesday next in being caught,—and he used to say, “Curse year."
that fellow, this is the fifth, sixth, &c. time
that I have caught him this season.” It used If a man be found at work in the Christ
to provoke him. mas week in Kendal, his fellow-tradesmen lay violent hands on him, and carry him on Ar Bishop's Middleham a man died with a pole to the alehouse, where he is to treat the reputation of a water-drinker; and it them.
was discovered that he had killed himself
by secret drunkenness. There was a Roman CROKER told me that some of his coun- Catholic hiding-place in the house, the entrymen brought a man before the magi. trance to which was from his bed-room; he strate for murder, because one with whom converted it into a cellar; and the quantity he had quarrelled and fought, died in the of brandy which he had consumed was ascercourse of the same evening. It appeared tained. upon enquiry that the deceased had complained of a pain in his bowels, and that
VALENTINE's Day. Two hundred and they to relieve him had determined upon fifty valentines delivered at Keswick from spreading the gripe. The way this was the post-office, 1813. The post-woman is effected was by laying the patient on his given their produce as a gratuity, (they are back, and then putting a plank on bis belly one penny each), and last year she received upon which all the company stood and fifty shillings. In London they are said to jumped.
double the receipt of the twopenny post on
that day. Long Nanny," the postwoman, has Palm Soap,—which Patey, Butts and a whole box-full, which were either directed Co. recently removed from Ball-Alley, Lom
to persons who have left Keswick, or were bard Street, to No. 12, Three Kings Court, refused to be taken in. in the same street, think it an indispensable part of “their duty to inform their friends
Of the Arundel marbles, many were stoand the public that they have brought this
len while they lay at Arundel House in the preparation to the utmost zenith of excel
Strand, or cut and worked up by masons. lence. It is manufactured wholly from
Theobald cut some into slabs for his house Palm Oil, which is so vinous and nutritious
at Lambeth, and converted part of a column that the natives of Asia take it internally into a roller for his country house in Berkfrom choice."
shire. A colossal Apollo (whose head is at
Oxford) and an entire small obelisk, are said WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, when he was in Rome, skaited on the Tyber, to the great
" This was the post-woman of the day, as astonishment of the Romans.
might easily be inferred. --J. W. W.
to be buried under the houses in Arundel “John Bell of Brekenbrow ligs under this Street. The upper part of the Parian Chro- stean, nicle, containing forty-five lines, is believed Four of mine een sons laid it on my weam.' to have been worked up in repairing a I liv'd all my days but (without] shirt or chimney.
I was man of my meat, and master of my Sie HUDEBRAND Jacob had a pleasant
wife. mode of travelling in the earlier part of his If thou'st done better in thy time than I life (1735). As soon as the road became
have done in mine, tolerably good, and the fine weather began Take the stean off o' my weam, and lay it to set in, he and his man set off with a portmanteau, and without knowing whither they were going. Towards evening, when they Mr. Beaupre Bell sent to the Antiquarian came to a village, they inquired if the great Society a Latin version, which is truly a man loved books, and had a good library: masterpiece of mistranslation,—that is, of and if the answer was in the affirmative, Sir that sort of translation which effectually deHildebrand sent his compliments, that he stroys the life, spirit, and essence of an oriwas come to see him ; and then he used to ginal. stay till he was disposed to move farther.
“ Ipse Caledoniis Bellus bene notus in oris In this manner he travelled through the Mole sub hâc, nati quam posuere, cubo. greatest part of England, scarcely ever
Mensa parata mihi, mihi semper amabilis sleeping at an inn unless when town or vil
uxor, lage did not afford one person civilized
Et placidæ noctes, et sine lite dies. enough to be glad to see a gentleman and a
Heus, bone vir! siquid fecisti rectius istis, scholar."-NICHOLS's Anecdotes.
Hoc marmor tibi do quod tegat ossa li
bens." The appointment of the four canon residentiaries of York Cathedral is in the gift There is in the Bodleian atract describing of the dean, who is obliged by statute to give
“ The most dangerous and memorable adthe vacant canonry to the first man he sees
venture of Richard Ferris, one of the five after the vacancy capable of taking it.- ordinary messengers of her Majesty's chamIbid.
ber, who departed from Tower Wharf on The day after Mr. Robins's murderer was
Midsummer day last past, with Andrew Hill hanged near Stourbridge, a noted party of and William Thomas
, who undertook in a plunderers assembled under bis gibbet, and
small wherry boat to row by sea to the city drank his health! The first Sunday, more
of Bristowe, and are now safely returned." than 100,000 persons came to see him hang- Upon accomplishment of this voyage, “The ing in chains; and a kind of wake continued mayor of Bristow, with his brethren the alfor some weeks for ale and gingerbread, &c. dermen, came to the waterside, and wel“For the information of Rosanna, who is
comed us most lovingly, and the people came sadly disconcerted at remaining in ignorance in great multitudes to see us, in so much of what all the country knows but herself,
as, by the consent of the magistrates, they I have made a drawing of the scene; but I
took our boat from us, not suffering us once am sorry to say she would rather see the original.” Rosanna is an old servant, too
Stick him i' tweam, is a common expres.
sion in Cumberland. The etymology of the old to go six miles to see the sight.
word is the same as that of Womb. Iceland,
Vömb. Dan. Vom See SCHILTER's Thesaur. in Ar Farlam, near Naworth Castle, was
v. Wamba, Junii Gloss. in Evangel. Vers. Goth. this epitaph:
and Kiliana in v. Wambeys.-J. W. W.