Зображення сторінки
PDF
ePub
[ocr errors]

RABBI PERIDA made it a rule to read M. RIVAROL says “C'est avec une ou and explain the same thing 400 times over deux sensations que quelques Anglois ont to his scholars; and when one of his pupils fait un livre.”—Monthly Review, vol. 71, p. was found utterly ignorant of one of these 581. lessons at last, he repeated it to him 400 times more. Upon this a voice came from He says, that " French is now no more heaven, saying, " Perida chuse whether to to be considered as the French language, live 400 years, or obtain innocence and but rather as the language of man ; the eternal life for thyself and thy posterity.” European powers employ it in their treaties He would have chosen the latter and better on this account, and also because, to speak reward, but his pupils exclaimed, “No! no! plainly, it is the only language that has a 400 years for Perida.”—PoLwHELE's Corn- character of probity attached to its very wall, vol. 5, p. 190.

genius.”—Ibid. p. 582.

Lovers says,

A CRITIC on the Conscio

“ PRACTICAL Benevolence; in a Letter 'perhaps it is dangerous to hold up for addressed to the Public, by a Universal distinguished admiration the performance Friend, to whom Persons of all Ranks and of mere duty. It weakens the influence of Denominations may have recourse for Adgoodness to tell mankind it is so rare among

vice in the most critical situations and most them."

delicate circumstances of Human Life. ls.

Murray. 1785. " THERE are hours, you know," says “The writer having gone through a great Tom, in the Conscious Lovers," when a lady variety of scenes in life, opens a shop of is neither pleased nor displeased, neither experience, where any one may purchase sick nor well; when she lolls or loiters; advice. He proposes to make up quarrels; when she is without desires, from having to give counsel in weighty undertakings; more of every thing than she knows what to afford assistance in writing letters on to do with."--P. 20.

delicate occasions; and to minister friendly

counsel in distress. In return, he expects MR. SEALAND, in the Conscious Lovers, a gratuity proportioned to the ability of says, “ Give me leave to say, that we mer- his client. " What my destiny,” says the chants are a species of gentry that have

author, “

may be preparing for me under grown into the world this last century; and this character, time alone can determine. are as honourable, and almost as useful, as If I reap from the employment of every you landed folks that have always thought moment of mine sufficient to support life yourselves so much above us ;-for your with decency, for the public good, it is all I trading, forsooth! is extended no farther desire ; and if my existence is found by than a load of hay, or a fat ox.”—P. 81. experience to produce that good, it will be

the interest of the public, as well as my “ APRIL 21, 1731. One William Peters own, to prolong it. Yet, however it may committed to jail in Ireland, being found happen, I have such sort of feelings about alive on a journey three days after he had my heart as seem to presage success ; for been cxecuted for horse-stealing."—Gent. to the honour of this country be it said, Mag. vol. 1, p. 172.

that whenever virtuous ends are pursued

by virtuous means, encouragement never “ JANUARY 3. A post-boy was shot by fails to accompany the attempt.- The Unian Irishman on the road near Stone in Staf- versal Friend, address me, 5 Dartmouth fordshire, who died in two days, for which Street, Westminster.—Ibid. vol. 73, p. 472. the gentleman was imprisoned.”—Ibid. p. 32.

66

CULLEY, the famous breeder, in his Ob- SORRY should I be to think " que os meus servations on Live Stock, recommends for escritos nað somente sao como arvore sem the road horses that have what is called a fructo, mas como folhas sem proveito, que little blood in them, that is, a small strain of servem so para o vento da vaidade.”—P. I the running breed; as such a horse, he says, | Ant. Das Chagas. Cartes, t. 1, p. 218. ! "will usually perform a pleasanter day's work, than one that has little or none of the In the advertisement to his Fashionable racing breed in him.” This is an opinion Lover, CUMBERLAND says, “ The level manvery generally admitted, though we are dis- ners of a polished country like this, do not posed to believe that it applies only in cer- supply much matter for the comic muse, tain cases, and is by no means universal." — which delights in variety and extravagance. Ibid. vol. 75, p. 130.

Wherever, therefore, I have made any at

tempt at novelty, I have found myself A Lady in one of Congreve’s comedies obliged either to dive into the lower class says, One's cruelty is one's power; and of men, or betake myself to the outskirts of when one parts with one's cruelty, one parts

ihe empire: the centre is too equal and with one's power.”— Way of the World, p. 47. refined for such purposes." So slaveholders seem to think.

LUTHER says, “ Sæpe recordor boni Ger“The Devil's an ass," says a jade in this sonis

, dubitantis num quid boni publice comedy. “ If I were a painter, I would scribendum et proferendum sit. Si scriptio draw.him like an idiot, with a bib and bells. omittitur, multæ animæ negliguntur, quæ

liberari potuissent; si vero illa præstatur, Man should have his head and horns, and

statim Diabolus præstò est cum linguis pes. woman the rest of him.”—Ibid. p. 62.

tiferis et calumniarum plenis, quæ omnia DRUNKENNESS. Mrs. Villiams said one

corrumpunt et inficiunt."-SENNERTUS, vol. day to Johnson, “ I wonder what pleasure men can take in making beasts of them

One of Alexander's flatterers, (Athæneus selves." " I wonder, Madam,” he replied, " that you have not penetration enough to

calls him Nicesius), “protested to him that

the very flies which sucked his blood besee the strony inducement to this excess ; for he who makes a beast of himself, gets

came more valiant, and gave stings more rid of the pain of being a man.”—PERCIVAL

courageously than other flies did.”—EveSTOCKDALE, vol. 2, p. 109.

LYN, Misc. p. 33.

Louis XIII, had among his guards 150 Angelica in Love for Love, when affect- horse musqueteers chosen from the first faing an indifference to Valentine which she

milies in France; and he was so physiog. does not feel, says, " Would any thing but a madman complain of uncertainty ? Un nomically punctual in their election, that it

is reported he would adnuit none who were certainty and expectation are the joys of

of a red hair.-Ibid. p. 63. life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possession of a wish disco

Tue abbey of St. Faron at Meaux. In vers the folly of the chase."--P. 116.

the midst of its refectory was a fountain,

that supplied their repasts. — Voyages de “The single word Pleasure, in a masculine Montaigne, Rome, 1774. sense, comprehends every thing that is cruel, every thing that is base, and every thing Tue inns must have been superb in his that is desperate."-School for Wives, p.87. | days. At Chalons he was served in silver,

1, p. 862.

and “ la pluspart des lits et couvertes sont “ CERTAIN it is that all that truth which de soie." 1580.

God hath made necessary, he hath also

inade legible and plain, and if we will open Among the Germans he remarks that it our eyes we shall see the sun." — JEREMY was respectful to get on the left side of a TAYLOR. gentleman, that the right arm might be free, and ready to lay on the sword.

" It is a most sure truth, and worth all

this world, that to an honest unbiassed “ It being now, methinks, a long time heart, it is a far easier thing to please God since these old walls have had the honour

than men.”—John Howe. to loop my lord, and the hour glass so often turned, since I enjoyed the happiness of bad master ; a very good inn, but a sad

“ This world is a good servant, but a your conversation." — STAFFORD, Letters, home; a comfortable bever, luncheon, or vol. 1, p. 17.

bait, but a sad inheritance."-HUNTINGDON,

S. s. “ THERE is a way Which the Italians and the Frenchmen use, “ Some men are wholly made up of pasThat is, on a word given, or some slight plot, sion, and their very religion is but passion, The actors will extempore fashion out put into the family and society of holy purScenes neat and witty."

poses.”—J. TAYLOR. MIDDLETON and Rowley's Spanish Gipsy, p. 187. Old Plays, vol. 4. CERTAIN acts of the saints he happily

calls “ excrescences and eruptions of holi“ We have but two sorts of people in ness." the house, and both under the whip; that's fools and madmen: the one has not wit

“ Our charging ourselves so promptly enough to be knaves; and the other not

with Adam's fault, whatever truth it may knavery enough to be fools."—Ibid. Changes have in the strictness of theology, hath ling. Ibid. p. 237.

(forsitan) but an ill end in morality." —

Ibid. Tædet it irketh, oportet it behoveth my

" ANGER is like the waves of a troubled wits to work like barme, alias yeast, alias

sea, when it is corrected with a soft reply sizing, alias rising, alias God's good.”—

as with a little strand, it retires, and leaves Lyly's Mother Bombie, ibid. vol. 1, p. 224. nothing behind but froth and shells, no

permanent mischief.”—Ibid. " We see the son of a divine Seldom proves preacher, or a lawyer's son “ FORTITUDE is a royal virtue; and Rarely a pleader, (for they strive to run

though it be necessary in such private men A various fortune from their ancestors).”

as be soldiers, yet for other men, the less Marston,' What you will. Ibid.

they dare the better it is, both for the vol. 2, p. 212.

Commonwealth and for themselves." —Be

hemoth. Human nature is a generic term, and has many specific distinctions. There is a “CONSTITUTIONS, whether of Church or of savage nature and civilized nature: Asiatic State, should be free, not only," as J. Tarand European, French and English, male LOR says,

“ from the indiscretions, but and female; and even after the division of (which is very considerable) from the scansex, difference of age constitutes another. dal of popularity."-Vol. 7, p. 287.

SS

[ocr errors]

“ Et croi que ce fut pour éviter la dé- the benefits of the victory not countervail pense. Hé qui ces petites mesnageries ap- the prejudices sustained in the combat. portent quelquefois de perte!"-Montluc, For goodness and virtue may often consist vol. I, p. 49.

with ignorance and error, seldom with strife

and discord.”—Ibid. p. 99. Even Montluc distinguishes between temerity and courage, and says, “ il n'est pas “ The bottom of gravity is nothing like mal séant d'avoir peur, quand il y a grande the top.”—Marston's Faun, p. 302. occasion."— Tom. 1, p. 238.

“ The unjust knoweth no shame."-ZEControversy, if I must engage in it

PHANIAH, üi. 5.
“ A la buon'ora,
Poichè così ha esser, così sia."

Barrow (vol. 3, p. 132), speaks well of
Orl. Innam. xxv. 39. unconscionable scruples, and hardhearted

pretences to tender consciences devised to
* Ils that begins without reason, hath baffle the authority of superiors."
reason enough to leave off, by perceiving
he had no reason to begin." — J. Tarlor, Is it Daniel or G. Wither who says,
rol. 12, p. 28.

“ Old age doth give by too long space

Our souls as many wrinkles as our face." " Br long ages and the silence of historions, places are as much subject to death nous attache plus de rides en l'esprit qu'au

The thought is from Montaigne. “Elle ** the men who resided in them.”—Bishop visage ; et ne se void point d'ames, ou fort Ressert.

rares, qui en vieillissant ne sentent l'aigre et

le moisi.”—Tom. 7, p. 185, liv. iii. c. 2. Replying to anonymous assailants** Ch'a quel modo combattere a lo scuro “ Il est impossible de traitter de bonne Cosa è da pazzo, e non da nom sicuro."

foy avec un sot."-—Ibid. tom. 8, p. 82. Orl. Innam. xxvii. p. 33.

“Somme, il faut vivre entre les vivants, Death. — “ It is but a point which di- et laisser la rivière courre soubs le pont. vides Adam and his remotest descendants." sans nostre soing, ou à tout le moins, sans -Douglas's East Coast of Scotland. nostre alteration."-Ibid. liv. iii. ch. 8.

Barrow calls envy " that severely just “ WHERE interests are irreconcileable, vice, which never faileth to punish itself." opinions will be so."-BARROW.

" A CHARITABLE man, or true lover of “ He fights with his own shadow, and men, will,” says St. Chrysostom,“ inhabit like a wanton whelp runs round after his earth as a heaven, every where carrying a own stern, dissembling his adversary's opiserenity with him, and plaiting ten thou- nion, and instead thereof substituting any sand crowns for himself. Trv vñv outws lame consectary which came suddenly into ως τον έρανόν oικήσει, πανταχα γαλήνης | his distempered fancy."-BRIAN WALTON, απολαύων, και μυρίους εαυτώ πλέκων σε- Reply to Owen. páver."-BARROW, vol. 2, p. 74.

THERE is, as S. AMBROSE, says, otio« The truth contended for may not be sum silentium as well as otiosum verbum."worth the passion employed upon it ; and | Ibid.

3

homo;

Il n'y peut avoir d'amitié, là ou est la Sets off so much the joys of Paradise cruauté, la ou est le desloyausté, la ou est That it employs as many fears as wishes." l'injustice. Entre les meschants, quand ils

Ibid. s'assemblent, c'est un complot non pas compaignie. Ils ne s'entretiennent pas, mais “ VERTUE is like pretious odours, most ils s'entrecraignent. Ils ne sont pas amis, fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed.” mais ils sont complices.” Estienne de la Boe-Bacon. tie, Montaigne's friend.-MONTAIGNE, tom. 9, p. 458.

“ SÆPE aliquas motus partes sensusque reApplicable to the party at Pisa.

linquunt,

Ambulat, heu monstrum! semicadaver “ Heu! hominum miseram sortem : quæ nomina leti

Mezentî superat furias, et corpore eodem Quasve nocendi artes, aut crimina sæva re- Conjungit vivis mortua membra lues. linquunt

Ast alios premit integrâ caligine torpor,
Intentata ?"

Et toto lethi pondere sæva quies.”
MAMBRUNI ConstatiNUS,

Plantarum. COWLEY.
sive Idololatria Debellata.

“Magna contemnens, miseransque magnos, “ Sederat ad fontem, tenui qui murmure

Invidens nulli, minimo invidendus, labens

Vive Coulei ; lege tuta parvâ Paulatim insinuat blandum per membra so

Littora cymba. porem.”

Ibid.

“ Hospitem cælorum, imitare alaudam,

Sis licet nubes super ire cantu " ACERBIS

Doctus, in terris humilem memento
Defunctos expurgat ubi vis flammea Manes

Ponere nidum," COWLEY.
Suppliciis, atque ipsa levis vestigia culpæ,
Ignibus ad purum lentis coquit usque ni-

“ De hum Rey potente somos, tað amado, torem

Taõ querido de todos, e bem quisto, Sordibus innatis. Veluti concreta refossi

Que nað no largo mar com leda fronte Gleba nitens auri vitium fornacibus omne

Mas no lago entraremos de Acheronte.”
Exuit, et labis sincero corpore floret."

CAMOENS.
Ibid.

“ Launch on the sea of death."

MADOC.

In Fenton's Voyage, Hakluyt's Collection, is a striking sailor-like account of a death at sea. " About ten a clocke in the fore. noone M. Walker died, who had bene weake and sicke of the bloodie flux six dayes; wee tooke a viewe of his things, and prised them, and heaved him over bord, and shot a peece for his knell."

Al Escurial,
“ Sacros, altos, dorados Capiteles,

Que à las nubes borrais sus arreboles,

Febo os teme por mas luzientes Soles,
Y el Cielo por Gigantes mas crueles.”

Gongora.

“ Passions are like thieves, That watch to enter undefended places."

Sir Robert HOWARD's Blind Lady.

“ Sacris tenebrescit odoribus aer."

COLUMBUS.

“How greedily I wish, yet fear to see her!

" Los naturalistas han reparado, que Like some poor votary, whose holy thoughts I quando el aguila cubre sus huevos, el que

« НазадПродовжити »