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tur ab illâ. Nova Philosophia, novus · quicquid est amici sinceri et ex animo bestilus oratorius, nova Epistolographia, nevolentis, utpote qui sum novus genius una cum novis liquoribus
Tuissimus G. C.” (antea inauditis) animos invasit Academia Summatim ut dicam, nihil non no
THE ORIGIN OF KISSING.
VORGIAS held the opinion, that quàm Epimenides post diutinum somnum vix tandem expergefactus. Nos humili
women were not to be honoured olim et in terra repente stilo utebamur; according to their form, but their vos autem Dædaleis alis ad cælum usque fame, preferring actual virtue before subvolatis, et pernici volatu inter nubila superficial beauty ; to encourage caput conditis. Quanta enim, quania which in their sex funeral orations calami volubilitate, quanto sermonis le- were allowed by the Roman laws to pore, quanta (in seculo tam vili) Sublimis be celebrated for all such as had been tate, quantâ in salebrosâ rotunditate usus either precedents of a good and comes? Quantus es in excusando scribendi
mendable life, or otherwise illustrious tarditatem ? quantus in ingratitudinem for any noble or eminent action. And tuam in isto munere exaggerando? Quan
therefore (lest the matroos or virgins tus in meritis in te meis, quæ quidem of Rome, the one should divert from nulla agnosco (nisi bene qui voluit dica. tur promeruisse) recensendis ? Qualia
their staid gravity, or the other from
amine their virgin professed integrity,) the autem, qualiacunq' fuerant, vel eo nomine mibi, tibique gratulor, quod tam amplam
use of wine was not known amongst tibi rhetoricandi materiam suppeditarunt. them, for that woman was taxed with Et proinde literas tuas lætus lubensque immodesty whose breath was known lego perlegoque, pro Cimelio habiturus. to smell of the grape. Plioy, in bis Certè literæ tanta animi sinceritate, tanta Natural History, saith that Cato was elegantiâ, tantà ejusdem materiæ varie. of opinion, that the use of kissing tate, tanta verborum rotunditate, tantâ
first began betwixt kiosman and kinsgratitudine refertæ et conscriptæ raro ad
woman, however near allied or far huc ad maous meas volitárunt. Hiccine est Clarci mei Genius ? siccine Sophomo- their wives, daughters, or pieces, bad
off, only by that to know whether rum, siccine Psittacum tam brevi temporis tasted any wine; to which custom spatio suum xaõpe proferre docuit ? Tantumne rudem Scholasticam disciplinam Juvenal seems to allude in his Satires; tantillo tempore promovit et provexit?
as if the father were jealous of bis Macte juvenis, virtute, pietate, et honestis daughter's continence; or if by kissing studiis, cum animalculo illo, formicâ, in her, he perceived she had drunk wine. dies acervo addas. Herculeas nunquam
But kissing and drinking both are in stadio literario columnas tibi figas, nec now grown to a greater custom among cesses discere, donec didicisse pænituerit. us, ihao in those days with the Ro. Meo nomine Richardum Belasys et Jo
mans. Nor am I so austere to forbid hannem Bristow per te salutatos velim :
the use of either, though both may Anle oinnes autem Tutorem tuum Mrum
be abused by the vicious; yet at Clarcum, de quo nihil tam magnificè unquam dicam quin majora longe mereatur,
customary meetings, and laudable salutandum tibi propino. Cui tot nomi banquets, they, by the nobly-disposnibus debeo, ut solvendo nunquam sum
ed, and such whose hearts are fixed futurus. Vobis omnibus læta omnia et upon honour, may be used with much felicia animatus exoptat,
modesty and continence. Vestrum omnium studiosissimus,
W.R. Geo. CAUNT. Houghtoniæ in le Spring,
ILLUSTRIOUS Queens, AND THE ORICalend'. Septemb'. Anno 1670.”
GIN OF THE LOMBARDS. “ Impolitas hasce literulas ad limam EMIRAMIS was Queen of the revocare et ursinam hanc prolem relambere aliquandiu in animo fuit; tandem vero
Assyrians; Camilla, of the Volcum per Hydræ capita repullulantia, per Saba) of the Æthiopians : Athalia, of
scians ; Nicuella (whom some call negotiola quædam subinde nascentia, non vacaret : implumi huic aviculæ avola
the Hebrews; Thomiris, of the Scy. randi potestatem feci. Taptum est, ne tu
thians; Hesther, of the Persians; Clesinistrâ manu accipias, quod ego dextrâ opatra, of the Egyptians; Zenobia, of porrigo. Si qua in re tuis commodis sub- the Palmyrians; Amalasemtha, of servire potero, non maria nun montes pol- the Goths ; Theolinda, of the Loogolicebor, sed reapse (Deo volente) præstabo bards, or Lombards. This oation first
dwelt in Papnomia, and were govern- " To these Long Beards then, whom ed by the King Albinus; the reason thou hast named, let the victory bapwby they were first so called, was peo.” Thus saith the bistory. this : in the time that Justipus, sir- Rhodegondis was Queen of France, named the Less, wore the Imperial but after her not any. Now, some purple, Narses the eunuch had fought may demand the reason, why the Sa. under him many brave aod victorious lic law was made, by which all wobattles against the Goths, who had men were made incapable of succesusurped the est part of Italy, sion in the principalities, which (as from whence he expelled them, slew Polgeronicon relates) was this :--The their King, and freed the whole coun- Crown lineally descending to a Printry from many outrages. Notwith- cess of the blood, whom, for mostanding his great good service, he desty's sake, he forbears to name, or was calumniated to the Emperor, at least their Chronicles are loath to and so hated by the Empress Sophia, publish ; this lady, having many that she sent him word," that she princely suitors, neglected them all, would make him lay by his sword and fell in love with a butcher at and armour, and with a distaff spin Paris, whom she privately sent for, wool amongst her maids ;” to which and as secretly married ; since which message be returned answer, “ that time, all of that sex were, by an irhe would make such a thread to put revocable decree, disabled of all Soin her loom, that all the weavers in vereignty. the em pire should scarce make good Cassiope, was the famous Queen cloth o n." Upon this ground he sent of Æthiope: Harpalice, of the Amato Albinus, King of the Huns, who zons; Hippolite, of Magnesia; Teuca, then inhabited Pannomia, asking him of the Illyrians. Amongst whom, let why he would dwell in the barren me pot be so unnatural to merit, or so cootinent of Pannomia, when the ungrateful to my country (tbrice most fertile country of Italy lay blest and divinely happy in her most open to his invasion? Albinus, ap- fortunate reign) as not to remember prehending the encouragement from that celebrated Princess Elizabeth of Narses, in the year 668 made his first England; she was the Saba for her incursion into the Emperor's con. wisdom, an Harpalice for her magfines, of which he having intelligence, Danimity, a Cleopatra for her bounty, caused all the women to untie their a Camilla for her chastity, an Amabair, and fasten it about their chins, Jasemtha for her temperance, a Zethereby to seem men and make the pobia for her learning and skill in number of his army appear the greater. language ; of whose omniscience and The spies observing them, wondered goodness all men heretofore have amongst themselves, and asked wbat spoken too little, no inen hereafter strange people these were with the can write too much. To her suclong beards Aod from hence their ceeded (though not in her absolute names were first derived, which hath monarchy, yet a Princess of unspotsince been remarkable as the most ted fame, incomparable clemency, pleasant and fertile climate of all
mnatchless goodvess, and most reItaly from them called Lombardy. markable virtue) Queen Anne, whom Others say, that when they went to all degrees honoured, all nations fight against the Vandals, ihere was loved, and no toogue was ever heard a man that had the spirit of prophecy, to asperse with the least calumny. whom they besought to pray for Yours, &c.
W.R. them, and their good success in the battle; when the prophet went to bis orisons, the Queen had placed herself and her women just against Mr. URBAN,
Queen-sq. Blooms. the window where he prayed, with
bury, Dec. 10. their bair disposed as before men- ON
NE asking a Lacedemonian, tioned ; and just as he ended his devo
" What had made him live so tions, they opened their casements long?” He answered, “ The ignorand appeared to him, who presently ance of physick.” said to himself, what be these Long
The Emperor Adrian continually beards? To whoin the Queen replied, exclaimed, as he was dying, “ that
the crowd of physicians had killed had bought a Morisco slave, believhim *.”
ing that his black complexion was An ill wrestler turned physician: accidental in him, and occasioned by “ Courage,” says Diogenes io him, the ill usage of his former master, “ thou hast done well, for now thou caused him to enter into a course of wilt throw those who have formerly physick, and with great care, to be thrown thee t.” But physicians have often bathed and drenched : it bapthis advantage, according to Nicocles, pened, that the Moor was nothiog “ That the sun gives light to their amended in his tawny complexion, success, and the earth covers their but he wholly lost his former health.” miscarriages." Plato 5 said, “ that physicians were
Two pleasant Stories. the only men that might lie without The Baron of Caupene in Chalogne controul, since our health depends and another, had between them the upon the vanity and falsity of their advowson of a benefice of great expromises."
tent at the foot of the mountains Æsop | pleasantly represents the called Labontan. It was with the tyrannical authority physicians usurp ivhabitants of this apgle, as it is over poor creatures, weakened and said of those of the vale of Angrovdejected by sickness and fear; he gue. “ They lived a peculiar sort of says, “ that a sick person being asked life, had particular fashions, clothes, by his physician what operation he and manners,” and were ruled and found of the medicines he had governed by certain particular laws given him?" “ I have sweat very and usages, received from father to much,” says the sick man ; “that is son, to which they submitted, withgood,” says the physician; another out other constraint than the revertime, having asked him, “ How he ence due to custom. This little es. felt himself after his physick?” “I tate bad continued from all antiquity have been very cold, and have had a in so happy a condition, that no great shivering upon me,” said he; neighbouring Judge was ever put to
that is good, replied the physician: the trouble of inquiring into their After a third dose, he asked him quarrels, no advocate ever retained again, “ How he did ?". “ Why, I to give them counsel, nor stranger find myself swelled and puffed up," ever called in to compose their difsaid he, “as if I had the dropsy." ferences ; nor was ever any of them “ Better still,” said the physician; seen so reduced as to go beggiog. one of his servants coming presently They avoided all alliances and traffick after to enquire,“ how he felt bini- with the rest of mankind, tbat they self: "Truly, friend,” said he, " with might not corrupt the purity of their being too well, I am about to die.” own government; till, as they say, There was a law in Egypt, by
“ one of them, in the memory of which the physician, for the three their fathers, having a mind spurred first days, was to take charge of his on with a noble ambition, contrived, patient at the patient's own peril and in order to bring his name into credit fortune ; but those three days being and reputation, to inake one of his passed, it was to be at his own. sons something more than ordinary,
A physician boasting to Nicocles I and, baving put him to learn to write, " that his art was of great authority;" made him, at last, a brave scrivener “ It is so, indeed," said Nicocles, for the village : this fellow beiog “ that can, with impunity, kill so grown up, began to disdain their many people."
ancient customs, and to buzz into the Æsop ** tells a story,“that one who people's ears the pomp of the other
* Liphilinus on Epitome Dionis Vitå Adriani.
Chap. 146, of the Collection of the Monks Antonius and Maximus.
De Repub. lib. iii. || Fab. xliii.
q P. 652, chap. 146, of the Collection of the Monks, Antonius and Maximus; printed at the end of Stobæus. Barbeyrae thinks this Nicocles, who here banters a certain quack, is the famous King of Salamina, lo whom Socrates addressed one of his Orations. * Fab. lxxv.
parts of the nation : the first prank Baron, has frequently changed its he played was, to advise a friend of possessoro : it was antiently in the bis, whom somebody had offended by hands of the Blounts, and others, sawing off the horns of one of his she until it was possessed by the Stonor goats, to make his complaint of it family, whose arms are on the North to the King's Judges thereabouts, window of the Chancel, and thus and so he went on in this practice blazoned. till be spoiled all."
Azure, two Bars Dancettée Or, In the progress of this corruption a chief of the last. It was an Oxthere happened another of wore con- fordshire family of considerable ansequence, by means of a physician tiquity, and remarkable for its landwho fell in love with one of their ed properly, which at time daughters, had a mind to marry her, reached from Watlington to Readand to live amongst them.-" This ing, in length at least 15 miles; but man, first of all, began to teach them the greatest part of the estate is now the names of fevers, rheums, and im- in possession of the neighbouring postumes, the seat of the heart, liver, gentry by purchase. and intestines,-a science, till then, John Stonore, whose tomb yet reutterly unknown to them, and instead mains in Dorchester Church, was of garlick, in which they were wont Chief Justice of the King's Bench in to cure all manner of diseases, how 1330, vid. Kennet Par. Aptiq. fol. painful or extreme svever, he taught 403. 465.6. 474. - Tho8. de Sionore them, though it were but for a cough, was witness to a grant of a manor, or any little cold, to taste slraoge mix- lands, &c. from Sir Robt. de Poynyntures; and began to make a trade; not ges, &c. to Joan, relict of Sir R. only of their healths, but of their lives. Camoys in the year 1416, vid. ut su-They swearthat, tillthen, they never pra, fol. 561-677. - In Wood's MSS. perceived the evening air to be offen. at Oxford, No. 8465, may be found sive to the head, nor that to drink the Pedigree of Stonor, as collected when they were bot was hurtful, nor and fairly transcribed by Mr. Sheldon that the winds of autumn were more of Beoley (co. Warwick), who was uuwholesome than those of the the greatest Collector of Genealogic spring; that since this use of pbysick and Heraldic matter that perhaps they find themselves oppressed with
ever lived. a legion of unusual diseases, and that The Manor was sold free by Thos. they perceive a general decay in their Stonor, esq. in the year 1663, to Mr. wonted vigour, and their lives are cut White, who disposed of it to Mr. shorter by the half.”
W. R. Richard Blake, whose son Henry in
the year 1778, sold it to John BaDudcore, or Didcot, in the Hundred ker, esq. of Morton, co. Berks.
The Church, which is a strong IT 'T was supposed by an ingenious An. Norman edifice, was probably dedi
tiquary in its neighbourhood cated to St. Michael, from the feast (Mr. Matthews, Attorney at Law of being on the Sunday next after MiWallingford) to borrow itsetymology chaelmas. from Thud, in the Saxon language, or The Register commences in the Toud in English ; he having observed that many, if not most, of the villages The Living is a Rectory, with no in its peighbourhood, derive their appropriation of tithes but to the names from animals; such as Moales- locumbent. Its antiquity appears in ford, or Malesford ; Starwell, or an extract from an aotient valuation Starewell ; Stagbourn, from Stage, of the benefices in Berks (an old Maa Serpent, and a multitude of others. nuscript, in folio, in the Archives of
The extent of the Village is two the Public Library at Oxon), entitled, miles and a half in length, one inile “ Liber Taxationum omnium beneand a quarter in breadth, six miles ficiorum in Anglia,” supposed to have and a half in circumference, and con- been compiled ann. 20 Edw. I. 1292. tains eleven hondred and sixteen acres. Decanalus de Abendon, Ecclesia de
The number of houses in it are Dudecole, 15 marcs. twenty-seven, which contain about 5 Sept. 1689, 1st W.and M. Robert two bundred inbabitants.
Lydall, Citizen of London, and FishThe Manor, which holds a Court inonger, and Richard Matthew, of
Thour in the following paper,
Hamsted Norris, in co. Berks, gent. which it commences, suggesting no for the sum of 4301. sold to the Prin- favourable idea of its situation. cipal and Fellows of Brasen Nose The air of it is healthy, and the College the perpetual patronage and general longevity of its iohabitants ad vowson of Dudcote after the death Do small recommendation in its fa. of Jobo Cawley, D. D. the present Incumbent, and Rector of Henley io In 1777 was buried Joan, wife of Oxon.
Frances Sayer, aged... 15 £. d. In the same year was buried Apu In Lib. Reg......20 12 6
Prater, aged..... Yearly Tenths ... ? 1 3 Iu 1779 was buried Jane Garlick,
83 After the death of Dr. Cawley,
the College presented
lo 1780 was buried Francis Sayer, aged
77 in 1709, John Hyde, B.D.
In 1781 was buried Wm. Beezley, in 1711, Henry Newcome, M.A.
72 io 1750, Thomas Cawley, M. A. in 1768, Ralph Nicholson, M.A. Io the year 1775, when the foot.
Mr. URBAN, Malvern, Oct. 13. way to the Church was new laid, a
THERE is so much truth and hu. discovery was made in takiog up the old one, which may not unusefully which has accidentally fallen into my employ the skill of an Antiquarian. hands, that I presume you will think Two broad stones, which filled up
it worth preserving in your publica. one part of the causeway, were
B. found, on the reverse, to cootain the The OLD Maid's THERMOMETER. effigy of an Abbot or Bishop, and a At 15, anxious for coming out, close search supplied the legs and and for the attention of the men. feet of the same, with a pastoral 16. Begins to have some idea of staff or crosier, the top of which was the tender passion. broken off, so that it is not an easy 17. Talks of love in a cottage, and matter to ascertain whether the sub- disinterested affection. ject of it was a Mitred Abbot, or 18. Fancies berself in love with otherwise. - lo the Supplement to some handsome man who has flatter• Dugdale's Monasticon," by Stevens, ed her. there is a Catalogue of the Abbots 19. Is a little more difficult, in conof Dorchester, the third of which (to sequence of being noticed. the best of my recollection, for I 20. Commences fashionable, and have no opportunity of consulling dashes. the book) is Radulphus de Dudecote, 21. Still more confidence in her aland in Browne Willis's “ History of tractions, and expects a brilliant esta. Abbies,” vol. II. p. 175, “ Ralph de blishment. Dudecole occurs Abbot. He died
22. Refuses a good offer, because ann. 1294, and was succeeded by he is not a man of fashion. William Radford.”
23. Flirts with every mao she meets Now, it is not impossible, without with. incurring the censure of a laugh, 24. Wonders she is not married. with which these inquiries are gene- 25. Rather more circumspect in rally attended, to suppose that the her conduct. above Ralph of Dudecote might be 26. Begins to think a large fortune interred in the place of his nativity, not quite so indispensable. and his monument, long beld in ve- 27. Prefers the conversation of raneration, was only removed when its tiopal men to flirting. decay suggested it, al the time when 28. Wishes to be married in a quiet the Church was new seated, from way with a comfortable income. whence the materials of the good 29. Almost despairs of enteriog the Abbot's monument might with no marriage state. great impropriety fill up, as far as 30. Rather afraid of being called it went, the Church-way.
an old maid. I cannot conclude this imperfect 31. An additional love of dress. sketch of the Village, without an 32. Professes to dislike balls, findanimadversion on the Etymology with ing it difficult to get a partner.