under the auspices of the new Roman Emperor, and who now

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

under the auspices of the new Roman Emperor, and who now

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--

under the auspices of the new Roman Emperor, and who now

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

under the auspices of the new Roman Emperor, and who now

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--

"The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."

"Hic Acherusia fit stultorum denique vita."--iii. 1023.


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