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“ 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.
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,
Begone, dull Care.”
From Play ford's Musical Companion, 1687.
And to be noble we'll be good.*
And when with envy time transported,
Shall think to rob us of our joys,
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.
Your success and happiness
Ja. Bobart, Oxford. I
* “Howe'er it be, it seems to me,
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.” *
FROM THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER.
In Adam's fall
My Book and Heart
Verses for Children.
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.
Spenser, Faerie Queene. II. viii. 14.
Note 3, page 49.
Sophocles, Ajax, 1. 824.
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.
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.
Isaac Watts, Against Lying.
Note 8, page 122.
“As sweet and musical
Love's Labor 's Lost, Act iv. Sc. 3.
Note 9, page 135.
Barton Booth, p. 209.
Note 10, page 141.
Byron, Don Juan, Canto iv. St. 2.