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Notes and Queries, Number 30, May 25, 1850   By:

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"When found, make a note of." CAPTAIN CUTTLE.

No. 30.] SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1850 [Price Threepence. Stamped Edition 4d.



NOTES: Dr. Johnson and Dr. Warton, by F.H. Markland. 481 Spenser's Monument. 481 Borrowed Thoughts, by S.W. Singer. 482 Folk Lore: Easter Eggs A Cure for Warts Charm for Wounds Fifth Son Cwm Wybir. 482 Bartholomew Legate, the Martyr. 483 Bohn's Edition of Milton's Prose Works. 483 Reprint of Jeremy Taylor's Works. 483 Dr. Thos. Bever's Legal Polity of Great Britain. 483

QUERIES: Dr. Richard Holsworth and Thos. Fuller. 484 Queries upon Cunningham's Handbook of London. 484 On a Passage in Macbeth. 484 Minor Queries: As throng as Throp's Wife Trimble Family "Brozier." 485

REPLIES: The Dodo Queries, by S.W. Singer. 485 Abbey of St. Wandrille. 486 Origin of the Word "News." 487 Replies to Minor Queries: Dr. Whichcot and Lord Shaftesbury Elizabeth and Isabel Trunck Breeches Mercenary Preacher Abdication of James II. Toom Shawn Cattie Wotton's Poem to Lord Bacon "My Mind to Me a Kingdom is" Gesta Grayorum Marylebone Gardens Mother of Thomas à Becket Dr. Strode's Poem Lord Carrington Esquires and Gentlemen Early Inscriptions American Aborigines Vox Populi Dutch Language Salting, &c. 488

MISCELLANIES: Bishop Burnet as an Historian Dance Thumbkin King's Coffee House Spur Money. 493

MISCELLANEOUS: Notes on Books, Catalogues, Sales, &c. 494 Books and Odd Volumes wanted. 494 Notice to Correspondents. 494 Advertisements. 495



Amongst the poems of the Rev. Thos. Warton, vicar of Basingstoke, who is best remembered as the father of two celebrated sons, is one entitled The Universal Love of Pleasure , commencing

"All human race, from China to Peru, Pleasure, howe'er disguised by art, pursue." &c. &c.

Warton died in 1745, and his Poems were published in 1748.

Johnson's Vanity of Human Wishes appeared in 1749; but Boswell believes that it was composed in the preceding year. That Poem, as we well remember, commences thus tamely:

"Let observation with extensive view, Survey Mankind from China to Peru."

Though so immeasurably inferior to his own, Johnson may have noticed these verses of Warton's with some little attention, and unfortunately borrowed the only prosaic lines in his poem. Besides the imitation before quoted, both writers allude to Charles of Sweden. Thus Warton says,

"'Twas hence rough Charles rush'd forth to ruthless war."

Johnson, in his highly finished picture of the same monarch, says,

"War sounds the trump, he rushes to the field."




In the Lives of English Poets , by William Winstanley (London, printed by H. Clark for Samuel Manship, 1687), in his account of Spenser, p. 92., he says, "he died anno 1598, and was honourably buried at the sole charge of Robert, first of that name, Earl of Essex, on whose monument is written this epitaph:

"Edmundus Spenser, Londinensis, Anglicorum poetarum nostri seculi fuit princeps, quod ejus Poemata, faventibus Musis, et victuro genio conscripa comprobant. Obiit immatura morte, anno salutis 1598, et prope Galfredum Chaucerum conditur, qui foelicisime Poesin Anglicis literis primus illustravit. In quem hæc scripta sunt Epitaphia.

"Hic prope Chaucerum situs est Spenserius, illi Prominens ingenio, proximum ut tumulo Hic prope Chaucerum Spensere poeta poetam Conderis, et versud quam tumulo proprior, Anglica te vivo vixit, plausitque l'oesis; Nunc moritura timet, te moriente mori... Continue reading book >>

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