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WHEN Miss Frodsham was once acting at Peterborough, the Bishop (Hinchcliffe, I
Marriage. suppose), showed her some civilities, as bav
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 not engage
in a promise of marriage till six Kean was engaged at Glasgow to play months after her husband's decease. 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 Rose cius had acted Hamlet (1812), it might hurling for her, that the winner may marry
Irish custom of horsing a girl, and then be said without any scruple, he was the her.-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. Ibid. 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 Mar. wife 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 be 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 “ liis 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, ciente. - Ibid. p. 94-5.
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 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 had enday."— Ibid. p. 99.
tered. Then there grew up the noxious
tree. Till then, Adam and Eve had been “ Ruth. Ilave 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. Sır Tuomas Hanmer (the Speaker, and editor of Shakespeare),“married an old woman for love, and a young one for money,
Animalcula and Insects. and was not very fortunate in either of
LEUWENHOECK says, the number in the them." - YORKE's Royal Tribes of Wales,
scurf of a man's teeth are so many, that he 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
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, Turee marriages decided by blind-man’sbuff in Astrea.-P. v. l. 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.
against spiders and every insect in the
known world, with scarcely an exception. self as my acquaintances have received from There is a horrid sensation created by their them; which, however, I esteem accidental.” ugly forms, that makes me wish them all Notes to Philost. p. 29. to Jericho. The butterfly's wings are pretty, but he is dreadfal ugly. There is no HISTORIANS say that the inhabitants of affectation in this, for my pride will not the Atlantic Isles, who feed on nothing that permit me to show this prejudice to any
hath been slain, never dream. great degree; when I can help it, I do not fear the little wretches, but I do hate them."
The ancients used to sleep in the temple Anti-Spider Sparer.-Teacher, p. 150.
with laurel about their heads, and sacrifice
to Brizo, the goddess of dreamers.—Ibid. Among those philosophers who would explain the actions of animals by mere corporeal feeling, without any assistance of the
So in the Temple of Pasithea in Lacemind, Mylius held that pain alone produces demon, and of Serapis in Egypt.-Ibid. many of those actions which we attribute to
Bishop Hall says of the Christian, “his design; for example, that a fit of the cholic
very dreams, however vain or troublesome, forces the caterpillar to form its cone, and
are not to him altogether unprofitable, for spin in its contortions of suffering !-M.
they serve to bewray not only his bodily Review, vol. 45, p. 536.
temper but bis spiritual weaknesses, which
his waking resolutions shall endeavour to WURTZUNG, p. 50. Lice.
correct.”—Sacred Classics, vol. 5, p. 89. have this commodity thereby, that they that have most lice be wholly freed from
MITHRIDATES compiled an Ephemerides the headache."
of his concubines' dreams.” — RALEIGH, " THE flea is a vile, troublesome, and bloodthirsty little beast.”—Ibid. 696.
“ De Thou s'imaginoit souvent en dor
mant qu'il voyageoit tantôt en Italie et en Way vermin exist.- SENNERtus, vol. 3, Espagne, tantôt en Allemagne, en Flandres
et en Angleterre; que là il voyoit ou con
sultoit les hommes les plus savants, qu'il Dreams.
visitoit les plus fameuses bibliothèques. Il
eut toute la vie de ces songes agréables, " — I BUONI e gli scienziati sono, eziandio
surtout avant qu'il eut voyagé dans ces difquando dormono migliori e piu vi savi, che
férens pays.”—Coll. Mem. pp. 53, 44, N. i rei, e che gl' idioti."—Casa. Galateo, p. 48. Indications of pre-existence in dreams.
De Trou never saw Adrien Turnébe
but once, and se l'imprima si fortement, Patients going to the Temple of Æscu
que l'image de cet homme célèbre, qui moulapius at Epidaurus, were there informed
rut peu temps après, lui demeura toûjours in their sleep what remedy would cure
dans l'esprit, même en dormant." -- Ibid. them. STRABO and JAMBILICHUS referred to.
“ Yet they
I must for my own part acknow- POMPEY found a treatise on the interledge,” says Blount, “ that the last super- pretation of dreams among Mithridates' stition from which I disengaged myself, was effects ; he had it translated, with his memy resentment of dreams, by reason of the moirs also, by his freedman Lenæus. many strange predictions, that, as well my- SPRENGEL, vol. 1, p. 489.
Watts thought that " our unrecollected was, that the man and maid-servants and useless dreams may possibly be as- stript themselves quite naked, and so cribed to our fallen state; and that man in danced against one another a long time." a state of innocence might manage his sleeping ideas better by reason, and make them Ibid. vol. 11, p. 273. A YOUNG woman some way serviceable to his wakeful ac- who in consequence of frequent convulsive tions.”— Works, vol. 7, p. 533.
spasms had lost her speech, after fourteen
months suddenly recovered it, after having Note. O, p. 9. Bishop Sanderson. Use violently heated herself by four hours of Dreams.
dancing. The most extraordinary part of
this case is, that while she was speechless, WARBURTON says in a letter to Andrew she had also forgotten how to express her Baxter, “I have rambled for twenty years meaning by writing, owing to the injury together in dreams, in one certain country, | her brain had received from the spasms, through one certain road, and resided in but she recovered this at the same time. one certain country house, quite different as to the whole face of the country and si- ZUINGER, vol. 2, p. 1520. Girl at Genera tuation of the place from any thing I ever who, by the Devil's help, made every one saw, awake; and the scene quite unvaried." she touched dance, like a tarantula. He does not know, he says, whether any writer has observed anything like this.- “ Miss BLOFIELD, Professor of the TerpSt. James's Mag. vol. 2, p. 202.
sichorean Positions, exercises in families Some curious cases of warning in dreams and schools where dancing cannot be conare stated in this remarkable letter.
scientiously admitted. Miss B. begs to
the gentleness of the method pursued, no
coercion being made use of; the most laA woman having eaten hemlock roots mentable effects having been produced from with parsnips, was immediately seized with the use of gymnastic, calisthenic, and other raving and madness, talked obscenely, and violent exercises.” Adv. – Evang. Mag. could not forbear dancing. - Phil. Trans. Feb. 1834. Abr. vol. 4, p. 183.
The common people say that old parsnips “ Locke himself thinks that children which have continued many years in the ought to be taught to dance as soon as they ground have this effect, and therefore they are capable of learning it. “ Nothing," he
all them madnips. They supposed she observes, “ contributes so much to a be. had eaten these.
coming confidence and behaviour, or raises
them sooner to the conversation of those Ibid. p. 295. A MAN near Penzance above their age. For, though dancing conmade a pie of the roots of the horned pop- sists merely in outward gracefulness of mopy, (Papaver corniculatum luteum), mis- tion, yet it gives children manly thoughts, taking them for sea-holly, or eringo roots.
and a proper carriage!"—Sir J. SINCLAIR'S Delirium was one of its effects; another
Code of Health, p. 257. Locke's Treatise
on Education, p. 67, quoted. " The recurrence of dreams I believe to be very common. For these twenty years, when “The art of Orchesography, or denoting the Archæus has been out of order, I have invariably dreamt that I could not find the
places the several steps and motions in dancing in church.-J. W. W.
by characters, was invented by M. Beau
champ, in the time of Louis XIV.; and the country to Rome, and delivered to the improved and perfected by M. Fouillet.” | Senate a message with which Jupiter Ca-HAWKINS' Hist. Mus. vol. 2, p. 132. pitolinus had charged him in a dream :
That they must repeat the celebration of “ Tue Pavan, from pavo, is a grave and the public games, because in the last somajestic dance. The method of dancing it lemnity a bad dancer had led up the dances." was anciently by gentlemen drest with a He had neglected the vision he said, looking cap and sword, by those of the long robe upon it as a dream ; wherefore Jupiter had in their gowns, by princes in their mantles, killed one of his sons and taken away the and by ladies in gowns with long trains, the use of his limbs, which, however, he recomotion whereof in the dance resembled that vered as fast as he discharged his commisof a peacock's tail. It is supposed to have sion. Inquiry was made, and it appeared been invented by the Spaniards, and its that the first dancer was a slave, whom his figure is given, with the characters for the master just before the procession had caused steps, in the Orchesographia of Thoinet to be whipped through the crossways, the Arbeau. Every pavan has its galliard, forum, and the circus, places through all lighter kind of air made out of the former." which the procession was to pass, and the -Ibid. vol. 3, p. 383.
slave had uttered imprecations and writhed
himself into painful postures at every stroke, The dancing-master in Molière says, - which Jupiter had justly considered to be “ Pour moi, je vous l'avoue, je me repais an improper and indecent prelude to so soun peu de gloire.”—Vol. 5, p. 591. Le lemn a ceremony. The master was found, Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
and a decree past for repeating the games
more sumptuously.”—Hooke, vol. 2, p. 57. His proof that all the evils in public af- Livy, lib. 2, c. 36. PHIL. in Coriol. D. fairs arise from want of proper instruction Hal, p. 67. in this art.—Ibid. pp. 600-1.
A GALLIARD in dancing is very
different Pan, the dancing-master.-SOPHOCLES. from T. Mace's. See SIR J. Davis. Ajar.
“Dancing.–An Arrow against profane “Our temper differs somewhat from that and promiscuous dancing, drawn out of the of the ancient Jews. They would neither quiver of the Lord by the Ministers at Bosdance nor weep. We indeed weep not, if ton, New-England.” Boston, 1684. a man mourn unto us; but I must needs say, that, if he pipe, we seem disposed to
“ K. Henry.
Sweetheart, dance with the greatest alacrity.”—COOPER.
I were unmannerly to take you out, Corresp. vol. 1, p. 362.
And not to kiss you."
Henry the Eighth, act i. sc. iv. BRANTOME, vol. 9, pp. 250-1. In Barbadoes,“ most of the ladies," says between Custom and Verity, concerning the
Thus Steevens quotes from a dialogue DR. HILLARY, are so excessively fond of
use and abuse of dancing and minstrelsy : it, that, say what I will, they will dance
what fool would dance, on.”—M. Review, vol. 21, p. 370.
If that, when dance is done, A.U. C. 273. A. C. 489. TIBERIUS Ati
He may not have at lady's lip
That which in dance he won.” nius, or Titus Latinus, (for historians differ concerning his name), came in a litter from | And Ritson adds,“ in many, perhaps all