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twenty stone, and hunting almost every day, QUEEN OF NAVARRE, looking for the exit
and moreover as an affectionate and gene- of one.—BRANTOME.
rous uncle to his nephews, who lived with
him, had a glass barrel with a silver cock, Warts's error in supposing that “ this
bunches of grapes cut on the barrel, and a mind (soul) might have been paired with
silver Bacchus mounted on it. It turned on any other human body, or this body with
a pivot, and his butler used to fill it with a any other mind.”—Vol. 7, p. 309.
magnum bonum of claret.- Perc. Stock-
DALE, vol. 1, p. 416. See the chorus of his A.D. 1758 Cales FLEMING published" A
hunting song.—Ibid. p. 415.

Survey of the Search after Souls, by Dr.
Coward, Dr. S. Clarke, Mr. Baxter, Dr.

Sykes, Dr. Law, Mr. Pockard, and others. [Opinion of Hobbes.]

His notion was, “that the soul, after death, Hobbes was of opinion that physics, ethics, active consciousness, in a well-prepared new

immediately returns to the exercise of an and politics, if they were well demonstrated, vehicle, the resurrection body, which acwould as certain as mathematics; and

commodates the departing spirit, unclothed he wrote a book to show that there is no less uncertainty and falsity in the writings Review, vol. 19, p. 353.

of its mortal and corruptible one."-Monthly of mathematicians than there is in those of naturalists, moralists, and politicians. This

JEAN D'ESPAGNE. Shibboleth, p. 123. was his treatise “ De Principiis et Ratioci

Where it


out. natione Geometrarum, contra fastum profes

All unborn souls are in Guph (i.e. retisorum Geometriæ.” In this book he says, naculo Animarum), and till all these shall “ Eorum qui de iisdem rebus mecum aliquid have been born into the world, the Jews hold ediderunt, aut solus insanio Ego, aut solus

that the Messiah cannot come. non insanio, tertium enim non est, nisi (quod dicet forte aliquis) insaniamus omnes.'

“ Animæ quæ sunt in Guph retardant

adventum Messiæ ; 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.

In Loango the royal family think a cerIn 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

“ Tue 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. I, p. 93. elastic or explosive power he establishes his whole doctrine of convulsions.”—Ibid. p. 215.

A WOMAN affected with chlorosis had a

longing to suck the wind out of a bellows, WHERE 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

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the inverted bellows.-Abr. Phil. Trans. vol. 1 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 Bus, or Bilsius, a Flemish no- Dramatick Scenes in a Country School, calf, bleman, whose passion was anatomy. One 6s. 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 among 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, is too many 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 66

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.—Marsuffer 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 Wil. flections 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. Ar Lee and proclaim a play at Norwich and Gran- Harper's booth--Bartholomew (or Souththam.

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,

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Ibid. p. 48. Tate WILKINSON at Doncas

“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 his

tory of England."-English Stage, vol. 4, Ibid. p. 84. COUNTESS OF BRANDON used to patronize Mossop at Dublin, and then beggar him at cards.

Foote (1747) had a morning entertainIbid. p. 144. First spring meeting at ment, and invited his friends to drink a dish York.

of chocolate at twelve at the Haymarket; 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. 88-9.

-Ibid. p. 226.

p. 220.

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

-Ibid. vol. 6, p. 521.
Ibid. p. 220-1. RYMER's remarks on

WILKINSON is said to have been a very

kind manager, and to have assisted young Vol. 3, p.254. JOHN HIGHMORE~another performers of merit in getting a London enRomeo Coates, just such another case of gagement, instead of keeping them back. vanity and folly.

some one,


p. 520,

WHEN Miss Frodsham was once acting at Peterborough, the Bishop (Hinchcliffe, I

Marriage. suppose), showed her some civilities, as hav

NEWTON, pp. 264-5, 218. ing been at Westminster school with her father.—English Theatre, vol. 6, p. 289. PONTOPPIDAN says, that till the middle

of the last (17th) century, when a NorweKEMBLE at Wakefield and York, 1778.

gian peasant's family was invited to a wed-Ibid. p. 294.

ding, the wife generally took her husband's

shroud with her. Mrs. JORDAN and Knight's escape there. The men used to buckle themselves to-Ibid. p. 374-5.

gether by the belts, and fight with their

knives till one was mortally wounded.The clergy of the Established Church

Monthly Review, vol. 13, p. 45. in Scotland who at any time frequent the theatre, are said to make a point of doing JEREMY TAYLOR'S Sermon, vol. 5, p. 249, so in Lent, to show their contempt for that &c., the Marriage Ring. remnant of Popery.

By the laws of Geneva, a widow must KEAN was engaged at Glasgow to play months after her husband's decease.

not engage in a promise of marriage till six six nights in Passion Week. He acted Iago

A woman who is not above forty is not on the Friday. “ If Kean and the good allowed to marry a man more than ten people of Glasgow do not go to the Devil

, years younger than herself; but if she hath it will be a hard case.” Such is the re

past her fortieth year, her husband must be mark of the coarse-minded scoffer who com

within five years of her own age. piled the two volumes of the English Stage.

A man after his sixtieth year cannot -vol. 7, p. 136.

marry a woman that is not half as old as

himself. KEATE's Account of Geneva.A good remark concerning Edwin." He Monthly Review, vol. 24, p. 215. A. D. 1761. required to have parts written expressly for him. When an old comedy was revived, ACCORDING to the precepts of the book there was generally a part in it for Quick Li Ki, the Emperor of China, besides his and Parsons; but not one for Edwin."- wife, may have 130 concubines, of whom Ibid. vol. 7, p. 384.

three are Toug-in, nine are Pin, thirty-se

ven Chi-Fou, and eighty-one Yu-Tsi.— Ibid. The author of the English Theatre says,

vol. 60, p. 503. (vol. 8, p. 320), that after the young Ros

Irish custom of horsing a girl, and then cius had acted Hamlet (1812), it might hurling for her, that the winner may marry be said without any scruple, he was the ber.-Ibid. vol. 63, p. 102. ARTHUR YOUNG. worst actor who ever came before the public, (except in a part for trial), as a first- An ill-conditioned pair. “If they are rate performer.

together, two people may lead an uneasy

life, to be sure; but it will, in all probaJ. TAYLOR'S Sermons, p. 125.

bility save four from being in the like con

dition."–J. BAILLIE. The Match, p. 377. Tbid. vol. 3, p. 544. MILLER, who was a favourite actor for thirty years, (1709– The Savoy marriages were put a stop to 1738), could not read. It was said that his by the transportation of Wilkinson, and principal object in marrying was to have a Grierson his curate.-BURNS's Fleet Marwife who could read his parts to him. riages, p. 19.

Wilkinson began his trade on the pass- A MAN, in CUMBERLAND's Natural Son, ing of the Marriage Act, before which there when he is told that the woman whom he had been no clandestine marriages there. wishes to marry has a vengeance of a He conceived himself authorized to grant temper," replies, “ Never mind that, mine licences, as a privilege annexed to the Sa- will serve for both.” voy, of which he was “ his Majesty's chaplain.” Of 1190 of his marriages in 1755, Rev. Thomas Cooke, minister of St. the clerk deposed on his trial that 900 of Bennets, Paul's Wharf, who died in 1731, the women came out of the country, en

had married about 13,000 couple there, ciento.-Ibid.


being situated near the commons.” (?)—

G. Magazine, vol. 1, p. 221. Keith, of May Fair, says in his pamphlet, “ • Happy is the wooing, that is not In 1784, a Key to the Three First Chaplong a-doing,' is an old proverb, and a very

ters of Genesis was published. This world true one. As I have married many thou

was formed out of the wreck of Satan's sands, and consequently have on those oc- kingdom, and given to Adam as his princicasions seen the humour of the lower class pality, all that was in it being very good, of people, I have often asked the married and to continue so as long as he continued pair how long they had been acquainted; in his innocence. The necessity of tilling they would reply, some more some less, but the soil began when he began to fall, and the generality did not exceed the acquaint- the mist that arose to water the ground ance of a week, some only of a day, half a

was the first indication that evil bad enday.”—Ibid. p. 99.

tered. Then there grew up the noxious

tree. Till then, Adam and Eve had been Ruth. Have you a month's mind to literally one, but upon eating of this fruit this gentlewoman, Mrs. Arbella?

they were divided, increasing thus the im“ Abel. I have not known her a week yet." perfection of human nature, and ensuring Committee, p. 23.

the propagation of it to their offspring.

M. Review, vol. 71, p. 233-4. Sir Thomas Hanmer (the Speaker, and editor of Shakespeare), “married an old woman for love, and a young one for money,

Animalculæ and Insects. and was not very fortunate in either of them.” – YORKE's Royal Tribes of Wales, scurf of a man's teeth are so many, that he

LEUWENHOECK says, the number in the p. 112. N.

believes they exceed the number of men in

a kingdom. For, examining a small parcel In Astrea, (P. iv. I. 8, p. 767), it is said, of it, no thicker than a horse-hair, “I found “les femmes la première fois se marient par

so many living animals in it, that I guess obeyssance, et la seconde par élection."

there might have been a thousand in a quanThe remark is true of D'Urfé's age, not tity of matter no larger than the hundredth of the time in which he lays his romance.

part of a sand.”—Phil. Trans. Abr. vol. 3, THREE marriages decided by blind-man'sbuff in Astrea.-P. v. I. 4, vol. 9, p. 326. One of Jacob Abbott's scholars being

called upon, Prejudice, which was the “moAUTHORESS of Caroline de Litchfield mar- ral exercise for the day,” produced the folried for her book.—Miss SEWARD's Letters, lowing theme. “I am very much prejudiced vol. 1, p. 210.

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