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and the next day, when this worthy per- ential classes of the community, is not sonage would have taken his morning, sufficiently extended to unite in cooperhe found the cask completely emptied !” ation by way of example and instruction.
Conduct, or rather misconduct, such as Industry is essential to happiness, and this, is very natural in a country wherein the unemployed will be either playful or social feelings are cultivated; wherein vicious. We say of children, capital is not employed; and wherein the them something to do, or they will be in knowledge of principles among the influ- mischief;" this is equally true of men.
This gentlemen died on the 12th of so he called his bookseller, to whom he May, 1791; he was son of Francis Grose, was a steady and affectionate friend, esq. jeweller at Richmond, who fitted though he says, in one of his letters, “ he up the coronation crown of George II. never did any one thing I desired him." He was a captain in the Surrey militia, His“ Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar an eminent antiquary, and a right worthy Tongue,” Mr. Nichols says, “it would man. His “ Antiquities of England and have been for his credit to have suppressWales, Scotland and Ireland," are more
ed.” The truth of this observation is palgenerally known perhaps than other topo- pable to every one who is not sophisticatgraphical works of more profound inquiry. ed by the wretchedly mischievous line, that They were commencent in numbers, and “ Vice, to be hated, needs but to be seen." published by “ Master Samuel Hooper," A more mischievous sentiment was
never promulgated. Capt. Grose's “ Olio" cellent" likeness; a copy of which we is a pleasant medley of whimsicalities. have given in the preceding page. AdjoinHe was an excellent companion, a hu- ing it is another of him, a whole length, morist, and caricaturist : he wrote“ Rules standing, from an engraving by Bartolozzi, for drawing Caricatures," and drew and after a drawing by Dance. The sleeping etched many, wherein he took consider- portrait is attributed to the rev. James able liberties with his friends. Yet he Douglas, one of his brother antiquaries, eems to have disliked a personal repre- who dedicated the print to their “ devoted sentation of himself sleeping in a chair, brethren" of the society. Beneath it were which Mr. Nichols pronounces “ an ex- inscribed the following lines :
“ Now Grose, like bright Phæbus, has sunk into rest,
Lest Apollo should frown, and Bacchus should weep.'
St. John the Silent, Bp. A. D. 558. St. have been, the idlest fellow living, even
Peter Regulati, A. D. 1456. St. Serbefore I had acquired the load of adventi- vatus, Bp. of Tongres, A. D. 384. tious matter which at present stuffs my doublet.” On the margin of this letter Mr. Granger wrote, “ As for the matter that stuffs your doublet, I hope it is all Common Comfrey. Symphetum offigond stuff, if you should double it, I shall
cinale. call it morbid matter and tremble for you.
Dedicated to St. John the Silent. But I consider it as the effect of good digestion, pure blood, and laughing spirits, coagulated into a wholesome mass by as much sedentariness (I hate this long St. Boniface, A. D. 307. Si. Pachomius, word) as is consistent with the activity Abbot, A. D. 348. St. Pontius, A. D. of your disposition.” In truth, Grose 258. St. Carthagh, or Mochudu, Bp. of was far from an idle man; he had great Lismore, A. v. 637 or 638. mental activity, and his antiquarian knowledge and labours were great. He was fond bowever of what are termed the Common Piony. Peonia officinalis. pleasures of the table; and is represented
Coralline Piony. Peonia corallina. in a fine mezzotinto, drawn and engraved
Dedicated to St. Pontius. by his friend Nathaniel Hone, with Theodosius Forrest, the barrister, and Hone himself, dressed in the character of monks, St. Peter, Andrew, and Companions,
Map 15. over a bowl, which Grose is actively preparing for their carousal., He died of
Martyrs, A. D. 250. St. Dympna, 7th
Cent. St. Genebrard or Genebern. apoplexy in Mr. Hone's house in Dublin, at the age of fifty-two. In reference to
For the Every-Day Book. his principal works, the following epitaph, quoted by Mr.Nichols in his “ Anecdotes,"
SEASONABLE STORY." was proposed for him in the “St. James's 'Tis hard, you'll tell me, but tis trueChronicle :"
Thanks to that heathen dog, Mahomet
In Turkey if you want to woo-
But, by the bye, you'd best keep from it-
The object of your love must hide
Her face from every idle gazer-
A wholesome check on female pride
I thiuk; and what's your notion, pray sir ? FLORAL DIRECTORY.
" Where beechen boughs their shade diffuse"
'Twas once my lot to hear a ditty, German Fleur de lis. Iris Germanica. Fill'd with such stuff as lovers use Dedicated to St. Germanus.
To melt the maiden heart with pity,
Recited by a Turk : 'twas queer
said, Let us see from whence this little I thought that one like him, who never spring doth issue forth. It may be the Had seen his mistress, should appear place is more fresh and cool thereabouts : In “puft” and “ eulogy" so clever.
if not, or if we cannot finde out the foun“Two swains were smoking," tales, you know, taine from whence it flowes, we will reOf love begin and end in vapour
turn here.' It liked his company well, “ Beside a purling stream, when lo ! and so they desired him to lead the way.
By came a maiden, slim and taper. Everie place and part of all the brooke Her eyes were like two stars at night”
upwards invited them to pleasant rest; No matter how I came to know it
but, when, at length, after much perplexThe one beholds her with delight
itie, resulting from the very abundance And all at once becomes a poet.
and luxurie of their choice, they were Why sits thy soul within those eyes ?" about to lay themselves downe, they sawe The other asks, “ resume your smoking,"
that with greater quantitie of waters and The lover hears him with surprise
fresher shades of green trees the brooke And answers, “ Set aside all joking,
ran up higher, forsaking its right course The pipe has now no charms for me ;
towards the left hande, where our comMy heart is, as a fig, transported To the thick foliage of some tree,
panie discovered a great thicket and spring And there a bright-eyed bird has caught it." of divers trees, in which they saw a very
narrow entrance, and somewhat long, Now hear a moral ! Love's a sly
whose sides were not of walls fabricated And roguish fellow,: look about ye Watch all he does with careful eye,
by artificiall hand but made of trees by Or else 'tis ten to one he'll flout ye.
nature, the mistresse of all things. For Give him an inch he'll take an ell;
there were seene the deadly Cypresse, the And, if he once make conquest o'er ye, triumphant laurell, the hard oke, the low Then sense, wit, reason, will, farewell ! sallow, the invincible palme, the blacke Thus ends this seasonable story,
and ruggie elme, the olive, the prickie A chestenut, and the high pine-apple, one
amongst another, whose bodies were bound FLORAL DIRECTORY.
about with greene ivie and the fruitfull
vine, and beset with sweet jesmines and Welsh Poppy. Papaver Cambricum. Dedicated to St. Dympna.
redolent flowers, that grew very thicke together in that place. Amongst the which many little birds (inhabitants of that wood) went leaping from bough to
bough, making the place more pleasant St. John Nepomucen, A. D. 1383. St. with their sweet and silver notes. The
Simon Stock, A.D. 1265. St. Ubaldus, trees were in such order set together that A. D. 1160. St. Honoratus, Bp. A. D. they denied not the golden sunbeames to 660. St. Abdjesus, or Hebedjesus, Bp. have an entrance, to paint the greene St. Abdas, Bp. St. Brendan the Elder, ground with divers colours (which reverAbbot of Clonfert, A. D. 578.
berated from the flowers) that were never Last day of Easter Term, 1825; it com- steadie in one place, by reason that the menced 20th of April.
moveable leaves did disquiet them. This narrow way did leade to a little greene, covered all over with fine grasse, and not
touched with the hungrie mouthes of deFrom the “ Diana” of George of Mon- vouring flockes. At the side of it was the temayor, 1598, there is an extract in the fountaine of the brooke, having a care that Literary Pocket Book sweetly descriptive the place should not drie up, sending forth, of a placid scene in nature. It begins on every side her flowing waters.” with « When the joyous companie arrived thus far, they saw how a little heart will court retreat to such a scene of
The season is coming on wherein the brooke, covered almost all over with
natural beauty. sweet and smelling herbs, ran gently thorow a greene meadow amongst a ranke of divers trees that were nourished and maintained by the cleere water; under Great Star of Bethlehem. Ornithogalum the shadowes of which, as they were now
Umbrellatum. determined to rest themselves, Syrenus Dedicated to St. John Nepomucen.
A PASTORAL RECESS.
times mayor of the borough; and a ma
gistrate of the county, for which he also St. Paschal Babylon, A. D. 1592. St. served the office of sheriff in 1784. His
Possidius, Bp. of Calama, in Numidia, name is here introduced to commemorate A. D. 430. St. Maden, or Madern. St.
an essential service that he rendered to his Maw. St. Cathan, 6th or 7th Cent. country, by his mild and judicious conduct St. Silave, or Silan, Bp. A.D. 1100. during the inutiny at Spithead, in the CHRONOLOGY.
spring of 1797. The sailors having lost 1817. Died at Heckington, aged sixty- resistance made to their going on board
three of their body in consequence of the five, Mr. Samuel Jessup, an opulent gra- the London, then bearing the flag of zier, of pill-taking memory. He lived in admiral Colpoys, wished to bury them in a very eccentric way, as a bachelor, withKingston churchyard, and to carry them out known relatives; and at his decease in procession through the town of Portspossessed of a good fortune, notwithstand- mouth. This request was most positively ing a most inordinate craving for physic, refused them by the governor. They then by which he was distinguished for the last applied to sir John Carter to grant their thirty years of his life, as appeared on a request, who endeavoured to convince the trial for the amount of an apothecary's governor of the propriety and necessity bill, at the assizes at Lincoln, a short time of complying with it, declaring that he before Mr.Jessup's death, wherein he was would be answerable for the peace of the defendant. The evidence on the trial af- town, and the orderly conduct of the fords the following materials for the epi- sailors. The governor would not be pretaph of the deceased, which will not be vailed on, and prepared for resistance ; transcended by the memorabilia of the life and resistance on both sides would most of any mạn:-In twenty-one years (from probably have been resorted to, had not 1791 to 1816) the deceased took 226,934 the calmness, perseverance, and forbcarpills, supplied by a respectable apothecary ance of sir John Carter at length comproat Bottesford ; which is at the rate of mised the affair, by obtaining permission 10,806 pills a year, or twenty-nine pills for the sailors to pass through the garrieach day; but as the patient began with
son of Portsmouth in procession, and the a more moderate appetite, and increased bodies to be landed at the Common Hard it as he proceeded, in the last five years in Portsea, where the procession was to preceding 1816, he took the pills at the join them. rate of seventy-eight a day, and in
So great was sir John Carter's influence year 1814 he swallowed not less than
over the sailors, that they most scrupu. 51,590. Notwithstanding this, and the lously adhered to the terms he prescribed addition of 40,000 bottles of mixture, and to them in their procession to the grave. juleps and electuaries, extending altogether Two of their comrades having become “a to fifty-five closely written columns of an little groggy" after they came on shore, apothecary's bill, the deceased lived to they were carefully locked up in a room aitain the advanced age of sixty-five years. by themselves, lest they should become
quarrelsome, or be unable to conduct themselves with propriety. It was a most
interesting spectacle. Early Red Poppy.. Papaver Argemone companied them himself through the
John acDedicated to St. Paschal Babylon.
garrison, to prevent any insult being offered to them. At the Common Hard he was joined by Mr. Godwin, the friend
and associate of his youth, and also a St. Eric, King of Sweden, A. D. 1151. most worthy magistrate of this borough.
St. Theodotus, Vintner, and Seven They attended the procession till it had Virgins, Martyrs, A. D. 303. St.Venan- passed the fortifications at Portsea : every tius, A. D. 250. St. Potamon, Bp. of thing was conducted with the greatest Heraclea, in Egypt, A. D. 341.
decorum. When the sailors returned,
and were sent off to their respective ships, CHRONOLOGY.
two or three of the managing delegates 1808. Sir John Carter, knt. died at came to sir John, to inform him that the Portsmouth, his native town, aged sixty- men were all gone on board, and to
He was an alderman, and nine thank him for his great goodness to them.
Sir John seized the opportunity of in- nor was he ever deterred by personal quiring after their admiral, as these dele- difficulties or inconveniences from a faithgates belonged to the London. “Do you ful, and even minute attendance on his know him, your honour?” “Yes; I have widely extended duties. The poor in him a great respect for him, and I hope you ever found a friend, and the unfortunate will not do him any harm.” “No, by a protector. The peace, comfort, and G-d, your honour, he shall not be hurt." happiness of others, and not his own It was at that time imagined admiral interest, were the unwearied objects of Colpoys would be hung at the yard-arm, his pursuit. Never was there a character and he had prepared for this event by in which there was less of self than in his. arranging his affairs and making his will. In this will he had left to the widows of
MANURES. the three men who were so unfortunately
Rambling in cultivated spots renders killed an annuity of 201. each. The next one almost forgetful of cultivating friends. morning, however, the admiral was pri- On the subject of “ manure,” the editor vately, unexpectedly, and safely brought of the Every-Day Book has no competent on shore, though pursued by a boat from knowledge; he has not settled in his own the Mars, as soon as they suspected what mind whether he should decide for "long was transacting. The delegates brought straw or short straw," and as regards himhim to sir John Carter, and delivered self would willingly dispose of the imhim to his care : they then desired to have portant question by“ drawing cuts ;" all a receipt for him, as a proof to their he can at present do for his country readers, comrades that they had safely delivered is to tell them what lord Bacon affirms; him into the hands of the civil power; his lordship says that “muck should be and this receipt he gave.
The admiral spread.” This would make a capital text himself, in his first appearance at court or vignette for a dissertation; but there is afterwards, acknowledged to the king that no space here to dissertate, and if Messrs. he owed his life to sir John Carter, and Taylor and Hessey's London Magazine, assured his majesty that his principles for May, had not suggested the subwere misinterpreted and his conduct mis- ject, it would scarcely have occurred. represented, and that he had not a more There the reviewer of “Gaieties and faithful and worthy subject in his Gravities” has extracted some points from dominions. Notwithstanding this, the that work, which are almost equal to the duke of Portland, then secretary of state quantity of useful information derivable for the home department, received a very
from more solid books—here they are:strong letter against him, which letter his
Gaieties. grace sent to sir John, assuring him at “ Residing upon the eastern coast, and the same time that the government placed farming a considerable extent of country, the utmost confidence in his honour, in- I have made repeated and careful expetegrity, and patriotism, and concluded by riments with this manure; and as the proposing to offer a large reward for the mode of burial in many parts of the discovery of the writer: this, with a dig- Continent divides the different classes nified consciousness of the purity of his into appropriated portions of the church conduct, sir John declined; though, from yard, I have been enabled, by a little some well-founded conjectures, the dis- bribery to sextons and charnel-house men, covery might possibly have been easily to obtain specimens of every rank and made. This inestimable consciousness character, and to ascertain with precision enabled him to meet with the greatest their separate qualities and results for the composure every effort of party rage to purposes of the farmer, botanist, or comsully his reputation and destroy his in- mon nurseryman. These it is my purfluence. So pure were his principles, pose to communicate to the reader, who that when in the year 1806 he was offered may depend upon the caution with which a baronetage by Mr. Fox, he declined it the different tests were applied, as well on the ground that he believed the offer as upon the fidelity with which they are to have been made for his undeviating reported. attachment to Mr. Fox's politics; and « A few cartloads of citizens' bones that, to accept it, would be a manifest gave me a luxuriant growth of London departure from his principles. In every pride, plums, Sibthorpia or base moneypublic and domestic relationship he was wort, mud-wort, bladder-wort, and mushuniformly mild, impartial, and upright; rooms; but for laburnum or golden