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To the minds of most men the word Nor- | national eye in newspaper columns. It is a folk is suggestive merely of turkeys, par- quiet, homely, regular-living province, decidwidges, and the four-course shift of hus- edly open to the reproach of being some bandry; while to the ladies it conjures up modicum of years behind-hand. It is little visions of crapes, bombazines, lustres—all visited, except for straightforward business the endless combinations of cotton, wool, and purposes. A few summer immigrants come silk. With those ideas there is an end of from the adjoining inland counties, for the Norfolk to the world at large. This corner sake of Yarmouth jetty and its sandy beach. of Old England has no landscape of renowned The musical festival brings down some outbeauty or grandeur to attract the tourist; landish amateurs, who, while in the fine old though in the wild, the curious, and even city of Norwich, doubtless fancy themselves the romantic, it may be richer than is sus- at the frxata zdovos; and who would find pected. It has not the thinnest vein of sub- their impression remarkably confirmed if they terranean wealth resembling that which con- had the courage to penetrate as far as the verts a sweet little Welsh valley, or a breezy unfrequented line of coast—lo Winterton, Scotch upland, into a seeming Pandemonium. Horsey, Salthouse, or Snettisham. An exIt is not enriched on the fiendish condition of cursion thither is a most complete and exhilhaving to breathe an atmosphere of diluted arating escape from the cut-and-dried wellsoot and coal-dust as a fine-certain on the behaved people whom Eöthen describes as continuance of its prosperity, but is for weeks “the sitters in pews.”
Should any stranger wish really to explore the white-lights of the Opera are but as the sister provinces once so dear to Sir shadows. Nor has it been made the scene Thomas Browne, he cannot get on without of any remarkably glorious “demonstration," some knowledge of their language, and therewhich would bring it prominently before the fore we have placed on our list two glossa
* Sir Thomas Browne's Works, including his ries, both careful and also spirited works Life and Correspondence. Edited' by S. Wilkin, for even glossaries may show life. Moor's F.LS. 4 vols. 1836.
was put together with great zeal and goodVOL XXV. NO. I.
will, under the vivid impressions of a return the very language of Ben Jonson, Shak-
unpretending, old-fashioned yeoman, who has Browne had made a slight beginning in been unmercifully rallied upon his Norfolk or his “Tract viii.--Of Languages, and partic- Suffolk talk, lighting by chance upon this ularly of the Saxon Tongue.” In the course book, and discovering that he speaks a great of it he observes :—“It were not impossible deal more good English than either he or his to make an original reduction of many words corrector Bestius was aware of. Some of of no general reception in England, but of the Norfolk talk, however, is very tolerable common use in Norfolk, or peculiar to the French. Thus, paryard, the yard by the East Angle countries ; which to effect, the barn-door where the farm-animals are kept, Danish language, new and more ancient, may though derived by Forby from par, an enprove of good advantage.” But he uses closed place, is clearly the pailler, or strawsome local terms passim, as snast, the burnt yard, which some Norman brought into the portion of the wick of a candle (iii. 178). country. He could not mistake about planForby is only to be blamed for having spoken cher, a boarded floor, and refers us to the of his subject in an unduly apologetic tone. planched gate in “Measure for Measure.” If, as he truly asserts, after much prolix and Some words in his list strike us as scarcely elaborate criticism by the annotators on the dialectic ; e. g., poorly, in the sense of ailing, old poets, and especially Shakspeare, "a dif- and onto—upon. Others fascinate by their ficulty often remained as it was found, which apt expressiveness, as plumpendicular ; lalan East Anglian clown would have solved at drum, an egregious simpleton a fool and a first sight or hearing”—he should bave seen half; mush, guardedly silent; pample, to no need to anticipate a cold reception--as if, trample lightly. A child pamples upon a " being merely oral, and existing among the bed in a garden newly raked, or upon a floor unlettered rustics of a particular district, pro- newly washed. A heavy-heeled fellow slods vincial language were of little concern to over either. Some expressions seem to be general readers, of still less to persons of re- Malapropic rather than Icenic :-2.9., refuge fined education, and much below the notice potatoes, a currency of air, and circulating of philologists.' But the truth is, that Eng- windows. To terrify is not to frighten, but lishmen, instead of being proud of their to tease, to annoy. Sheep are 'nationly terricouety vernacular, as they ought, are mostly fied by the flies. A young woman, on som ashamed of it. An Italian, although he may proposition being made to her, replies, "Sir, use a perfect boccu Romanu in polite society, I ha' n't no projections. Another suitor would en no account forget his home dialect, gains a hearing by the promise that he will whether it be the vocalie Venetian, the harsh not contain you long. An entired tradesman and aspirated Tuscan, or the Neapolitan mish- inclines having anything more to do with mash of transplanted"roots.” Dialectic Ital. business: he 'oon't be bull-ringled, nor yet ian is not thought low and vulgar; it has its made a hoss-fair on no longer—that he oon't. dictionaries, its standard works, and the pa- One grand characteristic of the East Angtronage of the upper classes; but an educated lian dialect, which cannot be divested of its Englishman, instead of being proud to con- ludicrousness even by classical authority, is verse with his rustic neighbors in their own the system of abbreviation, by which certain idiom, would have it thought that he was phrases are compressed almost into nothingborn nowhere. If, in the warmth of debate, ness. A farmer's spouse will procustize my a phrase, or tone, indicative of his native spot husband down to m’usban. Lord Wodeescapes his lips, he blushes like a school-girl; house must submit to have his title smoothed as if he had uttered naughty words, and not l into Wuddus. We can call to mind numer
ous utterances of Forby's examples, such as Mr. Wilkin is a very treasury of provincial muckup for muck-heap, sidus for sideways, antiquities, manners, and natural history. wammel-cheese for one meal (of milk) cheese,
of the edition of Sir Thomas Browne, shunt for should not, cup for come up, and which cost Mr. Wilkin the labor of nearly k’ye thinder for look ye yonder. " Howstrew?" twelve years, Southey often expressed his (How is it true ?) asks a skeptical listener: very warm approbation-and more than once "Strewsgodsin’evn !" is the profane reply. he promised a reviewal, but died re infecta. But Shakspeare uses dup for do ope. Doff were not the multiplicity of the laureate's and don are still great staples with the mod- tasks so well known, we might wonder, as ern-antique melodramatists. “But all these," well as regret, that he did not execute his says Forby, "are tight, compact condensa- project. His mind would have thoroughly tions of two, or at most three short words. sympathized with Browne's in all that related Some are on a larger scale.” Take this. A to the dulce est desipere in loco. Both of girl employed on a task commonly allotted to them would assuredly interpret locus to be boys, called herself a galcobaw—a word which any passage or subject around which it was might puzzle the most learned East Anglian their pleasure to gambol and curvet. The philologist. It was found to mean a girl. “Doctor,” in one of his freakish moods, cow-boy.
would receive with an approving grin, rather Although it is now more than two hund-than sift with stern criticism, Sir Thomas's red years since Browne settled in Norwich, speculation whether painters and sculptors bis name is still inseparable from much that are not wrong in representing Adam with must ever be of interest to both the city and the usual umbilical dimple—“ seeing that he the county. Besides his examples of the was not born of woman,' and, therefore, respectable if not venerable Icenic phraseol- could not be impressed with the scar that is ogy, there is his “ Account of Birds found in so ornamental to all the rest of mankind. Norfolk” (iv. 313), enabling the naturalist to Nor would he have quarrelled with the list discover what species have been driven off of empirical remedies for the gout, which by cultivation and increased population. Browne drew up for the use of those “unThus “ Cranes are often seen here in hard satisfied with the many rational medicines ;" winters, especially about the champian and —such as “Wear shoes made of a lion's fieldy part ;” now, they never make their ap- skin,” and “Try the way of transplantation ; pearance. His Ichthyological Discourse is give poultices taken from the part unto dogs, worth referring to, if only for the record, and let a whelp lie in bed with you;” nor “Salmon no common fish in our rivers, though with “Musæum Clausum, containing rarities many are taken in the Ouse; in the Bure, or of several kinds, scarce or never seen by any North river ; in the Waveny, or South river ; man now living :" the very first of hich, as in the Norwich river but seldom, and in the a fair specimen, is “A poem of Ovidius winter. But four years ago, fifteen were Naso, written in the Getick language ; found taken at Trowse Mill, at Christmas.”(iv. 384.) wrapt up in wax, at Sabaria, on the frontiers It is of some interest to know that two hund of Hungary, where there remains a tradition red
years have not altered the character of that he died in his return towards Rome from certain local species. “Oysters, exceeding Tomos, either after his pardon or the death large, about Burnham and Hunstanton, of Augustus.”—'Tis sweet to trifle now and whereof
many are eaten raw ; the shells be- then : Southey's trifling with Browne would ing broken with cleavers ; the greater part have been a perfect Saturnalia of learned pickled, * and sent weekly to London and misrule. other parts.” That he made even a brief list Sir Thomas, then, though born in London of Fossil Remains (iv. 454) shows that he (1605), belongs eminently to East Anglia. was in advance of an age which supposed After a liberal education at Winchester and such things to be Nature's abortive failures. Oxford, he settled at Norwich as a physiHis Hydriotaphia arose out of " The Sepulcian, in 1636, and retained an extensive chral Urns lately found in Norfolk.” The practice in the city and county to the end of Vulgar Errors have been enriched by native his life. In 1641 he married “ Mrs. Dorothy materials ; and the correspondence given by Mileham, of a good family in Norfolk.” In
1642, his Religio Medici was surreptitiously * As thus : "Two neat pickles may be contrived, printed, and therefore there appears to us a the one of oysters stewed in their own vinegar, with slight anachronism in Dr. Johnson's remarks Rhenish wine, elder vinegar, three or four pickled
“ This marriage could not but draw the cucumbers."-iv. 453.
raillery of contemporary wits upon a man,