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nounced as the debtor, as in the case of Anstey Bid Ireland's Londonderry's Marquess show versus Smollett.
His parts of speech.
(p. 268. St. 49.
NOTES TO CANTO X.
Would scarcely join again the "reformadoes."
[p. 273. St. 13. [p. 251. St. 8. “Allah! Ho!" is properly the war - cry of the Bradwardine, in Waverley, is authority for
“Reformers," or rather“Reformed." The Baron Mugsulmans, and they dwell long on the last the word. syllable, which gives it a very wild and peculiar effect.
The endless soot bestows a tint far deeper
Than can be hid by altering his shirt. "Carnagem (80 Wordsworth tells you) is God's
(p. 273. St. 15. daughter
[p. 251. SL 9.
Query suů 2-PRINTER'S DEVIL.
Balgounie's Brig's black wall. (p. 273. St. 18.
The brig of Don, near the “auld toun" of
Aberdeen, with its one arch and its black deep
day. I still remember, though perhaps I may A fact; see the Waterloo Gazettes. I recollect pagse to cross it, and yet lean over it with a remarking at the time to a friend :-“There is the mother's side. The saying as recollected by
childish delight, being an only son, at least by fame! a man is killed, his name is Grose, and they print it Grove." I was at college with the since I was nine years of age :
me was this-but I have never heard or seen it deceased, who was a very amiable and clever man, and his society in great request for his “Brig of Balgounie, black's your na'; wit, gaiety, and "chansons à boire."
Wi' å wife's ae son and a mear's ae foal,
Doun ye shall fa'!" 'Tis pity "that such meanings should pave Hell."
[p. 252. St. 25. The Portuguese proverb says that “Hell is
Oh, for a forty-parson-power to chaunt
Thy praise, Hypocrisy ! (p. 275. St. 94. paved with good intentions."
A metaphor taken from the "forty-horse-power"
of a steam-engine. That mad wag, the Reverend NOTES TO CANTO IX.
S. S., sitting hy a brother-clergyman at dinner,
observed afterwards that his dull neighbour had Humanity would rise, and thunder "Nay!
& "twelve-parson-power" of conversation.
(p. 263. St. 1. Query, Ney ?-PRINTER's Devik.
To strip the Saxons of their hydes, like tannero.
(p. 275. St. 36. And send the sentinel before your gate
"Hyde." - I believe a hyde of land to be a A slice or two from your luxurious meals. legitimate word, and as such subject to the tax
(p. 264. St. 6. of a quibble. “I at this time got a post, being sick for fatigue, with four others. — We were sent to break big Was given to her favourite, and now bore his. cuit, and make a mess for Lord Wellington's
[p. 276. St. 49. hounds. I was very hungry, and thought it a The Empress went to the Crimea, accompanied good job at the time, as we got our own fill by the Emperor Joseph, in the year-I forget while we broke the biscuit , - a thing I had not which. (It was 1787.) got for some days. When thus engaged, the Prodigal Son was never once out of my mind; Which gave her dukes the graceless name of and I sighed, as I fed the dogs, over my humble
(p. 271. St. 58. situation and my ruined hopes." - Journal of a In the Empress Anne's time, Biren, her favourSoldier of the 71st Regt. during the War in Spain. ite, assumed the name and arms of the “Birons"
(p. 266. Si. 33. of France, which families are yet extant with
that of England. There are still the daughters Because he could no more digest his dinner. of Courland of that name; one of them I reHe was killed in a conspiracy, after his temper member seeing in England in the blessed year had been exasperated, by his extremo costivity, of the Allies – the Duchess of S. - to whom the to a degree of insanity.
English Duchess of S-t presented me as a
namesake. And had just buried the fair-faced Lanskoi.
(p. 268. St. 47.
Eleven thousand maidenheads of bone,
The greatest number flesh hath ever known.
(p. 277. St. 62. “Lanskoy."
St. Ursula and her eleven thousand virgins
were still extant in 1816, and may be so yet as *) To wit, the Deity's. This is perhaps as much as ever. pretty a pedigree for Murder, as ever found out by Garter - King-at-Arms. - What Who butcher'd half the earth, and bullied l'other. would have been said had any free - spoken
[p. 279. St. 81. people discovered such a lineage ?
NOTES TO CANTO XI. ing Plutarch, spelling oddly, and writing qualntly;
and what is strange after all, his is the best Who on a lark, with black-eyed Sal (his blowing), modern history of Greece in any language, and So prime, 80 swell, so nutty, and so knowing?
he is perhaps the best of all modern historians
(p. 282. st. 19. whatsoever. Having named his sins, it is but The advance of science and of language has fair to state his virtues-learning, labour, rerendered it unnecessary to translate the above search, wrath, and partiality. I call the latter good and true English, spoken in its original virtues in a writer, because they make him write purity by the select nobility and their patrons. in earnest. The following is a stanza of a song which was very popular, at least in my early days :
A hazy widower turnid of forty's
(p. 292. St. 31. “On the high toby-spice flash the muzzle, This line may puzzle the commentators more In spite of each gallows old scout;
than the present generation. If you at the spellken can't hustle,
You'll be hobbled in making a Clout. Like Russians rushing from hot baths to snows. Then your Blowing will war gallows haughty,
(p. 295. St. 73. When she hears of your scaly mistake,
The Russians, as is well known, run out from She'll surely turn snitch for the forty, their hot baths to plunge into the Neva; a pleaThat her Jack may be regular weight." sant practical antithesis, which it seems does
them no harm. If there be any gem'man go ignorant as to require a traduction, I refer him to my old friend
The world to gaze upon those northern lighte. and corporeal pastor and master, John Jackson,
(p. 296. št. 82. Esq., Professor of Pugilism; who I trust still retaing the strength and symmetry of his model of the polar region and native country of the
For a description and print of this inhabitant of a form, together with his good humour, and Aurora borealis, see PARRY'S Voyage in search athletic as well as mental accomplishments.
of a North-West Passage. St. James's Palace and St. James's “Helle."
[p. 283. St. 29.
[p. 296. St. 86. “Hells," gaming-houses. What their number may now'be in this life, I know not. Before I la statue of Alexander, with a city in one hand,
A sculptor projected to hew Mount Athos into was of age I knew them pretty accurately, both and, I believe, a river in his pocket, with "gold" and "silver." I was once nearly called various other similar devices. But Alexander 's out by an acquaintance, because when he asked gone, and Athos remains, I trust ere long te me, where I thought that his soul would be found look 'over a nation of freemen. hereafter, I answered, “In Silver Hell."
And therefore even I won't dnent mis subject quote.
(p. 284. St. 43. NOTES TO CANTO XIII. “Anent" was a Scotch phrase, meaning "concerning"-"with regard to." It has been made Also there bin another pious reason. English by the Scotch Novels; and, as the
[p. 299. St. # Frenchman said—“If it be not, ought to be English."
With every thing that pretty bin,
My Lady sweet arise.--SHAKOPBARE. The milliners who furnish "drapery misses."
[p. 284. St. 49. “Drapery misses"—This term is probably any
His bell-mouth'd goblet makes me feel quite
(p. 303. St. 12. thing now bat a mystery. It was however
almost 80 to me when I first returned from the East in Catalogue of Nations “exquisite in their drinking."
If I err not, “Your Dane" is one of lago's 1811-1812. It means a pretty, a highborn, a fashionable young female, well instructed by her friends, and furnished by her milliner with a Even Nimrod's self might leave the plains of wardrobe upon credit, to be repaid, when married,
(p. 304. St. 78. by the husband. The riddle was first read to
In Assyria. me by a young and pretty heiress, on my praising the drapery" of an “untochered" but pretty
That Scriptures out of church are blasphemies. virginities" (like Mrs. Anne Page) of the then
[p. 306. St. 96. day, which has now been some years yesterday:
“Mrs. Adame answered Mr. Adams, that it - he assured me that the thing was common in was blasphemous to talk of Scripture out of London ; and as her own thousands, and bloom-church." This dogma was broached to her husing looks, and rich simplicity of' array , put band-the best Christian in any book. See Joany suspicion in her own case out of the ques- seph Andrews, in the latter chapters. tion, I confess I gave some credit to the allegation. If necessary, authorities might be cited,
The quaint, old, cruel cotcomb, in his gullet in which case I could quote both “drapery" and
should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it. the wearers. Let us bope, however, that it is
(p. 307. Śt. 106. now obsolete.
It would have taught him humanity at least.
This sentimental savage, whom it is a mode to 'Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle,
quote (amongst the novelists) to show their syrShould let itself be snuf d out by an article.
pathy for innocent sports and old songs, teaches
(p. 285. St. 60. how to sew up frogs, and break their legs by “Divinæ particulam eura."
way of experiment, in addition to the art of angling, the cruellest, the coldest, and the stopidest of pretended sports. They may talk about
the beauties of nature, but the angler merely NOTES TO CANTO XII. thinks of his dish of fish; he has no leisure to
take his eyes from off the streams, and a single Gives, with Greek truth, the good old Greek bite is worth to him more than all the scenery the lie.
(p. 290. St. 19. around. Besides, some fish bite best on a rainy See MITYORD'S Greece. “Græcia Verat." His day. The whale, the shark, and the tunny great pleasure consists in praising tyrants, abus- 1 fishery have somewhat of noble and perilous in
them; even net-fishing, trawling, are more ho- tain quantum of births within a certain number mane and useful—but angling!-No angler can of years; which birthe (as Mr. Hulme observes) be a good man.
generally arrive “in a little flock like those of “One of the best men I ever knew—as humane, a farmer's lambs, all within the same month perdelicate-ininded, generous, and excellent a crea- haps." These Harmonists (80 called from the ture as any in the world-was an angler: true, name of their settlement) are represented as a he angled with painted flies, and would have remarkably flourishing, pious, and quiet people. been incapable of the extravagances of I. Walton." See the various recent writers on America.
The above addition was made by a friend in reading over the MS.—“Audi alteram partem"
Nor canvass what "80 eminent a hand" meant. I leare it to counterbalance my own observation.
[p. 320. St. 38. Jacob Tonson, according to Pope, was ac
customed to call his writers "able pens"—“perNOTES TO CANTO XIV. 8ons of honour," and especially "eminent hands."
While great Lucullus' (robe triomphale) mufflesAnd never craned, and made, but few (There's Fame)—young Partridge-fillets, deck'd [p. 310. St. 33.
with truffles. [p. 323. St. 66. Craning.-"To crane is, or was, an expres dish “à la Lucullus. This hero, who consion used to denote a gentleman's stretching out quered the East, has left his more extended cehis neck over a hedge, “to look before he leap: Tebrity to the transplantation of cherries (which ed:"-a pause in his “vaulting ambition, which in the field doth occasion some delay and clature of some very good dishes ;-and I am
he first brought into Europe) and the nomenexecration in those who may be immediately be- not sure that (barring indigestion) he has not hind the equestrian sceptic. “Sir, if you don't done more service to mankind by his cookery choose to take the leap, let me"-was a phrase than by his conquests. A cherry-tree may weigh which generally sent the aspirant on again ; and against a bloody laurel : besides, he has conto good purpose : for though “the horse and trived to earn celebrity from both. rider"
might fall, they made a gap, through which, and over him and his steed, the field But even sans "confitures," it no lesa true is, might follow.
There's pretty picking in those "petite puits.
(p. 323. St. 68. Go to the coffee-house, and take another.
(p. 312. St. 48. classical and well-known dish for part of the
“Petits puits d'amour garnis de confitures," a In Swift's or HORACE WALPOLE'S Letter: 1 flank of a second course. think it is mentioned, that somebody regretting the loss of a friend, was answered by an universal Pylades : “When I lose one, I go to the
For that with me's a "sine qua.” (p. 324. St. 86.
Subauditur “Non;" omitted for the sake of
In short, upon that subject I've some qualms very a member, he was observed to look melancholy.
Like those of the Philosopher of Malmabury.
(p. 325. St. 96. “What is the matter, Sir William ?" cried Hare, of facetious memory. "Ah! replied, Sir W. "I that compliment to the souls of other people as
Hobbes : who, doubting of his own soul, paid have just lost poor Lady D." "Lost! What at- to decline their visits, of which he had some Quinze or Hazard?" was the consolatory rejoinder of the querist.
apprehension. And I refer you to wise Oxenstiern.
(p. 313. St. 59. NOTES TO CANTO XVI. The famous Chancellor Oxenstiern said to his son, on the latter expressing his surprise upon the great effects arising from petty causes in the I from a shell-fish or from cochineal. presumed mystery of politics : "You see by this,
[p. 326. St. 10. my son, with how little wisdom the kingdoms whether from a shell-fish, or from cochineal, or
The composition of the old Tyrian purple, of the world are goverued.“
from kermes, is still an article of dispute ; and
I say nothing
For a spoil'd carpet-but the “Attic Bee."
(p. 330. St. 43. (p. 318. St. 18. I think that it was a carpet on which Diogenes As it is necessary in these times to avoid an- trod, with—“Thus 1 trample on the pride of biguity, I say, that I mean, by “Diviner still," Plato!“–“With greater pride," as the other Christ. If ever God was Man-or Man God replied. But as carpets are meant to be trodden he was both. I never arraigued his creed, but upon, my memory probably misgives me, and it the use or abuse-made of it. Mr. Canning mighi be a robe, or tapestry, or a table-cloth, one day quoted Christianity to sanction Negro- or some other expensive and uncynical piece of Slavery, and Mr. Wilberforce had little to say furniture. in reply. And was Christ crucified, that black men might be scourged? If so, he had better With “Tu mi chamas's" from Portingale, been born a Mulatto, to give both colours an To soothe our ears, lest Italy should fail. equal chance of frecdom, or at least salvation.
(p. 330. St. 45.
I remember that the mayoress of a provincial When Rapp the Harmonist embargoed marriage town, somewhat surfeited with a similar display In his harmonious settlement. (p. 320. St. 35. from foreign parts, did rather indecorously break
This extraordinary and tourishing German through the applauses of an intelligent audience colony in America does not entirely exclude ma- -intelligent, 1 mean, as to music,--for the words, trimony, as the “Shakers" do ; but lays such besides being in recondite languages (it was restrici ions upon it as present more than a cer- some years before the peace, ere all the world
had travelled, and while I was a collegian) They erptis merely what is cald mobility. were sorely disguised by the performers ;-this
(p. 335. St. 97. mayoress, I say, broke out with, “Rot your Ita In French “mobilité." I am not sure that lianos! for my part, I love a simple ballad!" mobility is English ; but it is expressive of a Rossini will go a good way to bring most people quality which rather belongs to other climates, to the saine opinion, some day. Who would though it is sometimes seen to a great extent in imagine that he was to be the successor of Mo- our own. It may be defined as an excessive zart? However, I state this with diffidence, as susceptibility of immediate impressions at the 8 liege and loyal admirer of Italian music in same time without losing the past; and is, though general, and of much of Rossini's: but we may sometimgs apparently useful to the possessor, say, as the connoisseur did of painting, in the most painful and unhappy attribute. Vicar of Wakefield, “that the picture would be better painted if the painter had taken more Draperied her form with curious felicity. pains."
(p. 336. St 102.
“Curiosa felicitas,"_PETRONIO. Por Gothic daring shown in English money.
A noise like to wet fingers drawn on glass.
[p. 331. St. 59. “Ausu Romano, ære Veneto" is the inscription
(p. 339. St. 114. (and well inseribed in this instance) on the sea Prince Charles of Saxony raised by Schroepfer
See the account of the ghost of the uncle of walls between the Adriatic and Venice. The
“Karl-Karl-was-wolt mich ?"
How odd, a single hobgoblin's non-entity
identity! [p. 337. St. 120. “Untying" squires "to fight against the
“Shadows to-night churches."
(p. 332. St. 60. Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Though ye untie the winds and bid them fight Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers," Against the churches.—Macbeth.,
NOTES TO THE ISLAND.
The foundation of the Story will be found 1 was removed by medical advice into the Highpartly in the account of the Mutiny of the lands. Here I passed occasionally some summers, Bounty in the South Seas (in 1789), and partly and from this period I date my love of mountainin “Mariner's Account of the Tonga Islands." ous countries. I can never forget the effect a
few years afterwards in England, of the only How pleasant were the songs of Toobonai. thing I had long seen, even in miniature, of a
(p. 341. mountain, in the Malvern Hills. After I returnThe first three sections are taken from an ed to Cheltenham, I used to watch them every actual song of the Tonga Islanders, of which a afternoon at sunset, with a sensation which I prose translation is given in MARINER'S Account cannot describe. This was boyish enough ; but of the Tonga Islands. Toobanai is not, however, I was then only thirteen years of age, and it one of them; but was one of those where Chris- was in the holidays. tian and the matineers took refuge. 1 have al. tered and added, but have retained as much as Than breathes his mimic murmurer in the skell. possible of the original.
If the reader will apply to his ear the seaBeyond itself, and must retrace its way. (p. 342. shell on his chimney-piece, he will be aware of Lucullus, when frugality could charm,
what is alluded to. If the text should appear Had wasted turnips in his Sabine farm. Pope. obscure, he will find in “Gebir" the same idea
better expressed in two lines.—The poem I Had form'd his glorious namesake's counterpart. never read, but have heard the lines quoted by
(p. 342. a more recoudite reader-who seems to be of a The Consul Nero, who made the unequalled different opinion from the Editor of the Quarmarch which deceived Hannibal, and defeated terly Review, who qualified it, in his answer to Asdrubal; thereby accomplishing an achievement the Critical Reviewer of his Juvena), as trash almost unrivalled in military annals. The first of the worst and most insane description. It is intelligence of his return, to Hannibal, was the to Mr. Landor, the author of Gebir, so qualified, sight of Asdrubal's head thrown into his camp. and of some Latin poems, which vie with MarWhen Hannibal saw this, he exclaimed, with a.tial or Catullas in obscenity, that the imma
sigh, that "Rome would now be the mistress of culate Mr. Southey addresses his declamation 4 the world." And yet to this victory of Nero's against impurity!
it might be owing that his imperial namesake
(p. 345. eclipsed the glory of the other. When the name Hobbes, the father of Locke's and other phiof "Nero" is heard, who thinks of the Consul? losophy, was an inveterate smoker,-even to But such are human things.
pipes beyond computation. And Loch-na-gar with Ida look d o'er Troy. “Right," quoth Ben, "that will do for the
(p. 346. When very young, about eight years of age, “That will do for the Marines, but the sailors after an attack of the scarlet-fever at Aberdeen, I won't believe it," is an old saying, and one of
the few fragments of former Jealousies which | ance of bread to two-thirds, and caused the water still survive (in jest only) between these gallant for drinking to be filtered through drip-stones, services.
bought at Teneriffe for that purpose." I now
acquainted the ship's company of the object of No less of human bravery than the brave. the voyage, and gave assurances of certain pro
[p. 347. motion to every one whose endeavours should Archidamus, King of Sparta, and son of Age- merit it. On Tuesday the 26th of February, we silaus, when he saw a machine invented for the bent new sails, and made other necessary precasting of stones and arts, exclaimed that it parations for encountering the weather that was was the “Grave of Valour.' The same story to be expected in a high latitude. Our distance has been told of some knights on the first ap- from the coast of Brazil was about 100 leagues. plication of ganpowder; but the original anec On the forenoon of Sunday the 2d of March, dote is in Plutarch.
after seeing that every person was clean, divine
service was performed, according to my usual Whore only portal was the keyless wave. [p. 350. custom on this day; gave to Mr. Fletcher of this cave (which is no fiction) the original Christian, whom I had before directed to take will be found in the 9th chapter of MARINER'S charge of the third watch, a written order to Account of the Tonga Islands. I have taken the act as lieutenant. The change of temperature poetical liberty to transplant it to Toobonai, the soon began to be sensibly felt, and, that the last island where any distinct account is left of people might not suffer from their own negliChristian and his comrades.
gence, I supplied them with thicker clothing, as
better suited to the climate. On a complaint The fretted pinnacle, the aisle, the nave. (p. 350. made to me by the Master, I found it necessary
This may seem too minute for the general to punish Matthew Quintal, one of the seamen, outline (in MARINER'S Account) from which it is with two dozen of lashes, for insolence and mutaken. But few men have travelled without tinous behaviour, which was the first time that seeing something of the kind-on land, that is there was any occasion for punishment on board. Without adverting to Ellora, in Mungo PARK'S We were off Cape St. Diego, the eastern part last journal (if my memory do not err, for there of the Terra de Fuego, and, the wind being unare eight years since I read the book) he nen- favourable, I thought it more advisable to go tions having met with a rock or mountain so round to the eastward of Staaten-land than to exactly resembling a Gothic cathedral, that only attempt passing through Straits le Maire. Storms, minute inspection could convince him that it attended with a great sea, prevailed until the was a work of nature.
12th of April. The ship began to leak, and re
quired pumping every hour, which was no more He tore the topmost button of his vest. (p. 352. than we had reason to expect from such a conIn THIBAULT'S Account of Prederic II. of tinuance of gales of wind and high seas. The Prussia, there is a singular relation of a young decks also became so lcaky that it was necessary Frenchinan, who, with his mistress, appeared to to allot the great cabin, of which I made little be of some rank. He enlisted and deserted at use except in fine weather, to those people who Schweidnitz; and, after a desperate resistance, had not births to hang their hammocks in, and was retaken, having killed an officer, wbo at-by this means the space between decks was less tempted to seize him after he was wounded, by crowded. With all this bad weather, we had the discharge of his musket loaded with a button the additional mortification to find, at the end of his uniform. Some circumstances on his court of every day, that we were losing ground; for, martial raised a great interest amongst his jud- notwithstanding our utmost exertions, and keepges, who wished to discover his real situation ing on the most axlvantageous tacks, we did little in life, which he offered to disclose, but to the better than drift before the wind. On Tuesday King only, to whom he requested permission to the 22d of April, we had eight down on the sick write. This was refused, and Frederic was filled list, and the rest of the people, though in good with the greatest indignation, from baffled cu- health, were greatly fatigued ; but I saw, with riosity or some other motive, when he under- much concern, that it was impossible to make a stood that his request had been denied.-See passage this way to the Society-1slands, for we THIBAULT's work, vol. 11.—(1 quote from memory.) had now been thirty days in a tempestuous
ocean. Thus the season was too far advanced
for us to expect better weather to enable us to EXTRACT FROM THE VOYAGE BY double Cape Horn; and, from these and other CAPTAIN BLIGH.
considerations, I ordered the helm to be put a
weather, and bore away for the Cape of Good On the 27th of December 1787 it blew a se- Hope, to the great joy of every one on board. vere storm of wind from the eastward, in the We came to an anchor on Friday the 23d of course of which we suffered greatly; it was not May, in Simon's Bay, at the Cape, after a towithout great risk and difficulty that we were Jerable run.
The ship required complete caulkable to secure the boats froin being washed ing, for she had become so leaky, that we were away. A great quantity of our bread was also obliged to pump hoorly in our passage from damaged and rendered useless, for the sea had Cape Horn. "The sails and rigging also required stove in our stern, and filled the cabin with repair, and, on examining the provisions, á conwater. On the 5th of January, 1788, we saw the siderable quantity was found damaged. island of Teneriffe about twelve leagues distant, Having remained thirty-eight days at this place, and next day, being Sunday, came to an anchor and my people having received all the advantage in the road of Santa-Cruz. There we took in that could be derived from refreshments of every the necessary supplies, and, having finished oor kind that could be met with, we sailed on the business, sailed on the 10th. I now divided the 1st of Jaly. people into three watches, and gave the charge A gale of wind blew on the 20th, with a high of the third watch to Mr. Fletcher Christian, sea; it increased after noon with such violence, one of the mates. I have always cousidered this that the ship was driven almost forecastle under, a desirable regulation when circumstances will before we could get the sails clewed up. The admit of it, and I am persuaded that anbroken lower yards were lowered, and the top-gallant
not only contributes much towards the mast got down upon deck, which relieved her health of the ship's company, but enables them much. We lay to all night, and in the morning more readily to exert themselves in cases of bore away nnder a reefed foresail. The sea still sudden emergency.
As I wished to proceed to running high, in the afternoon it became very Otabeite without stopping, I reduced the allow - unsafe to stand on ; we therefore lay to all