grand-daughter of Theodoric. It was a bitter disappointment

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in thy thoughts and actions, and live in one but for the other. He who thus ordereth the purposes of this life, will never be far from the next, and is in some manner already in it, by a happy conformity and close appre- hension of it.

grand-daughter of Theodoric. It was a bitter disappointment

1. It was a proverb, "Ubi tres medici duo athei." 2. A Latinised word meaning a taunt (impropero.) 3. The synod of Dort was held in 1619 to discuss the doctrines of Arminius. It ended by condemning them. 4. Hallam, commenting on this passage, says--"That Jesuit must be a disgrace to his order who would have asked more than such a con- cession to secure a proselyte--the right of interpreting whatever was written, and of supplying whatever was not"--Hist. Eng- land, vol. ii. p. 74. 5. See the statute of the Six Articles (31 Hen. VIII. c. 14), which de- clared that transubstantiation, communion in one kind, celibacy of the clergy, vows of widowhood, private masses, and auricular confession, were part of the law of England. 6. In the year 1606, when the Jesuits were expelled from Venice, Pope Paul V. threatened to excommunicate that republic. A most violent quarrel ensued, which was ultimately settled by the media- tion of France. 7. Alluding to the story of OEdipus solving the riddle proposed by the Sphynx. 8. The nymph Arethusa was changed by Diana into a fountain, and was said to have flowed under the sea from Elis to the fountain of Arethusa near Syracuse.--Ov. Met. lib. v. fab. 8. 9. These heretics denied the immortality of the soul, but held that it was recalled to life with the body. Origen came from Egypt to confute them, and is said to have succeeded. (See Mosh. Eccl. Hist., lib. i. c. 5. sec. 16.) Pope John XXII. afterwards adopted it. 10. A division from the Greek [Greek omitted]. 11. The brain. 12. A faint resemblance, from the Latin adumbro, to shade. 13. Alluding to the idea Sir T. Browne often expresses, that an oracle was the utterance of the devil. 14. To fathom, from Latin profundis. 15. Beginning from the Latin efficio. 16. Galen's great work. 17. John de Monte Regio made a wooden eagle that, when the emperor was entering Nuremburg, flew to meet him, and hovered over his head. He also made an iron fly that, when at dinner, he was able to make start from under his hand, and fly round the table. --See De Bartas, 6me jour 1me semaine. 18. Hidden, from the Greek [Greek omitted]. 19. A military term for a small mine. 20. The Armada. 21. The practice of drawing lots. 22. An account. 23. See Il. VIII. 18--

grand-daughter of Theodoric. It was a bitter disappointment

"Let down our golden everlasting chain, Whose strong embrace holds heaven, and earth, and main." --Pope, Il. viii. 26.

grand-daughter of Theodoric. It was a bitter disappointment

24. An argument where one proposition is accumulated upon another, from the Greek [Greek omitted], a heap. 25. Alluding to the second triumvirate--that of Augustus, Antony, and Lepidus. Florus says of it, "Respublica convulsa est lacerataque." 26. Ochinus. He was first a monk, then a doctor, then a Capuchin friar, then a Protestant: in 1547 he came to England, and was very active in the Reformation. He was afterwards made Canon of Canterbury. The Socinians claim him as one of their sect. 27. The father of Pantagruel. His adventures are given in the first book of Rabelais, Sir Bevys of Hampton, a metrical romance, relating the adventures of Sir Bevys with the saracens.--Wright and Halliwell's Reliquiae Antiquae, ii. 59. 28. Contradictions between two laws. 29. On his arrival at Paris, Pantagruel visited the library of St. Victor: he states a list of the works he found there, among which was "Tartaretus." Pierre Tartaret was a French doctor who disputed with Duns Scotus. His works were republished at Lyons, 1621. 30. Deucalion was king of Thessaly at the time of the deluge. He and his wife Pyrrha, with the advice of the oracle of Themis, repeopled the earth by throwing behind them the bones of their grand- mother,--i.e., stones of the earth.--See Ovid, Met. lib. i. fab. 7. 31. St. Augustine (De Civ. Dei, xvi. 7). 32. [Greek omitted] (St. Matt. xxvii. 5) means death by choking. Erasmus translates it, "abiens laqueo se suspendit." 33. Burnt by order of the Caliph Omar, A.D. 640. It contained 700,000 volumes, which served the city for fuel instead of wood for six months. 34. Enoch being informed by Adam the world was to be drowned and burnt, made two pillars, one of stone to withstand the water, and one of brick to withstand the fire, and inscribed upon them all known knowledge.--See Josephus, Ant. Jud. 35. A Franciscan friar, counsellor to the Inquisition, who visited the principal libraries in Spain to make a catalogue of the books op- posed to the Romish religion. His "index novus librorum pro- hibitorum" was published at Seville in 1631. 36. Printing, gunpowder, clocks. 37. The Targums and the various Talmuds. 38. Pagans, Mahometans, Jews, Christians. 39. Valour, and death in battle. 40. Held 1414-1418. 41. Vergilius, bishop of Salzburg, having asserted the existence of Antipodes, the Archbishop of Metz declared him to be a heretic, and caused him to be burnt. 42. On searching on Mount Calvary for the true cross, the empress found three. As she was uncertain which was the right one, she caused them to be applied to the body of a dead man, and the one that restored him to life was determined to be the true cross. 43. The critical time in human life. 44. Oracles were said to have ceased when Christ came, the reply to Augustus on the subject being the last--

"Me puer Hebraeus divos Deus ipse gubernans Cedere sede jubet tristemque redire sub Orcum Aris ergo de hinc tacitus discedito nostris."

45. An historian who wrote "De Rebus Indicis." He is cited by Pliny, Strabo, and Josephus. 46. Alluding to the popular superstition that infant children were carried off by fairies, and others left in their places. 47. Who is said to have lived without meat, on the smell of a rose. 48. "Essentiae rationalis immortalis." 49. St. Augustine, De Civ. Dei, lib. x., cc. 9, 19, 32. 50. That which includes everything is opposed to nullity. 51. An inversion of the parts of an antithesis. 52. St. Augustine--"Homily on Genesis." 53. Sir T. Browne wrote a dialogue between two twins in the womb respecting the world into which they were going! 54. Refinement. 55. Constitution another form of temperament. 56. The Jewish computation for fifty years. 57. Saturn revolves once in thirty years. 58. Christian IV., of Denmark, who reigned from 1588-1647. 59. AEson was the father of Jason. By bathing in a bath prepared for him by Medaea with some magic spells, he became young again. Ovid describes the bath and its ingredients, Met., lib. vii. fab. 2. 60. Alluding to the rabbinical tradition that the world would last for 6000 years, attributed to Elias, and cited in the Talmud. 61. Zeno was the founder of the Stoics. 62. Referring to a passage in Suetonius, Vit. J. Caesar, sec 87:-- "Aspernatus tam lentum mortis genus subitam sibi celeremque optaverat." 63. In holding

"Mors ultima poena est, Nec metuenda viris."

64. The period when the moon is in conjunction and obscured by the sun. 65. One of the judges of hell. 66. To select some great man for our ideal, and always to act as if he was present with us. See Seneca, lib. i. Ep. 11. 67. Sir T. Browne seems to have made various experiments in this subject. D'Israeli refers to it in his "Curiosities of Literature." Dr Power, a friend of Sir T. Browne, with whom he corresponded, fives a receipt for the process. 68. The celebrated Greek philosopher who taught that the sun was a mass of heated stone, and various other astronomical doctrines. Some critics say Anaxarchus is meant here. 69. See Milton's "Paradise Lost," lib. I. 254--


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