When at Rome, do as the Romans do." St. Augustine was in the habit of dining upon Saturday as upon Sunday; but being puzzled with the different practices then prevailing, (for they had begun to fast at Rome on Saturday,) consulted St. Ambrose on the subject. Now at Milan they did not fast on Saturday, and the answer of the Milan saint was this:

“ When I am here, I do not fast on Saturday; when at Rome, I do fast on Saturday.”

“Quando hic sum, non jejuno Sabbato : quando Romæ sum, jejuno Sabbato.” — St. AUGUSTINE, Epistle xxxvi. to Casulanus.

“ When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.” — Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Pt. iii. Sec. 4, Mem. 2, Subs. 1.

Sir Patrick Spens.
I saw the new moon, late yestreen,

Wi’ the old moon in her arms.

Mr. James Dixon, in his volume of Scotch Ballads, printed for the Percy Society, says that Lady Wardlaw is now known to have been the author of Sir Patrick Spens.

From Song No. 7, Ravenscraft's " Deuteromela," 1609.

Nose, nose, nose, nose,
And who gave thee that jolly red nose ?
Sinament and Ginger, Nutmegs and Cloves,
And that gave me my jolly red nose.

Begone, dull Care.
Begone, dull Care, I prithee begone from me;
Begone, dull Care, thou and I shall never agree.

From Play ford's Musical Companion, 1687.

[Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry.]
We'll shine in more substantial honors,

And to be noble we'll be good.*

And when with envy time transported,

Shall think to rob us of our joys,
You 'll in your girls again be courted,

And I'll go wooing in my boys.

Lines Written in the Album of David Krieg. [Among the collection of Albums in the British Museum.t]

Virtus sua gloria.
Think that day lost whose [low] descending sun
Views from thy hand no noble action done.

Your success and happiness
is sincerely wished by

Ja. Bobart, Oxford. I

* “Howe'er it be, it seems to me,
”T is only noble to be good.”

TENNYSON, Lady Clara Vere de Vere. † Nichol's Autographs in the British Museum.

| Jacob Bobart was a son of the celebrated botanist of that name. He died about 1726.

From Miscellaneous Works of George Duke of Bucking

ham, edited by Tom Brown, 1704. Some has got two commands by land and sea, Which one might safely swear might one be free, They ’re neither flesh, nor fish, nor good red herring: 50

Sir HENRY SHEERS, Satyr of the Sea Officers.

From the Prologue written for the Opening of the Play

house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796.” *
True patriots all; for be it understood,
We left our country for our country's good.


In Adam's fall
We sinned all.

My Book and Heart
Must never part.

Verses for Children.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Martyrdom of Mr. John Rogers. His wife with nine small children and one at the breast.

* Barrington's “New South Wales,” p. 152.


Note 1, page 22. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Φθείρουσιν ήθη χρήσθ' ομιλίαι κακαί. .

Menander.* “Bonos corrumpunt mores congressus mali.”

* Tertullian, Ad Uxorem, Lib. I. c. 8.

Note 2, page 37.

All that glisters is not gold.
“Yet gold all is not that doth golden seeme.”

Spenser, Faerie Queene. II. viii. 14.

Note 3, page 49.
Double, double, toil and trouble.
Πόνος πόνο πόνον φέρει.

Sophocles, Ajax, 1. 824.
Note 4, page 60.
Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just ;
And he but naked, though locked up in steel, etc.
“I'm armed with more than complete steel,
The justice of my quarrel.”

Marlowe, Lust's Dominion.

* Dübner's edition of his Fragments, appended to Aristophanes in Didot's Bibliotheca Græca, p. 102, 1. 102.

Note 5, page 96.
Neither rhyme nor reason.

As You Like It, Act iii. Sc. 2.

Note 6, page 97.

Comparisons are odious. See Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Pt. III. Sc. 3, Mem. I. Subs. 2.

Note 7, page 102.
Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
“ And he that does one fault at first,
And lies to hide it, makes it two."

Isaac Watts, Against Lying.

Note 8, page 122.
But musical as is Apollo's lute.

“As sweet and musical
As bright Apollo's lute.”

Love's Labor 's Lost, Act iv. Sc. 3.

Note 9, page 135.
True as the dial to the sun,
Although it be not shined

“ True as the needle to the pole,
Or as the dial to the sun.

Barton Booth, p. 209.

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Note 10, page 141.
This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
“ The precious porcelain of human clay.”

Byron, Don Juan, Canto iv. St. 2.

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