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mention, for the sake of stage effect : The following is the Epilogue :when Simo calls for the slave Dromo to
SIMO. DAVUS. take the pert and cunning lacquey Davus
D. Pro certo audivi, Simo, tres venere Bri
tanni off the stage, and bind him hand and foot, Terram hanc visuri, suntque Geologici, in order to subject him to the lash, why Saxa legunt, lateresque lavant, in viscera terræ
Tentant ire. S. Bene est, effodientur opes. was not Dromo, as of old, a hideous
D. Carbones, here, pro thesauro; fossile quidswarthy Moor? There was nothing terrible
dam, about him the other night but his cat of Monstri aliquid, quoddam prodigiosum nine tails, in default of which he might
animal. have been taken for a toged consul. The
S. Perplexė loqueris ; non herclè intelligo,
Dave, introduction of Glycerium's infant on the Quid sit; sed Glyceri jam crepuere foresstage occasioned much merriment: there Quis prodit ? D. Mysis. s. Quo tendit?
D. Nescio; forsan was evidently an application of the inci.
Ad portum, S. Ad portum ? D. Forsitan. dent by the audience to a late auspicious
S. Hem revoca. event. The presence of Prince Albert was D. Mysis. M. Quid ? D. Rodeas! M. Nolo.
S. Parere necesse est. expected, but the expectation was not realised.
O Mysis, durum vincat iter pietas!
M. Quid vis? cunctari nolo, Simo; totæ in The Prologue and Epilogue, which we
aquà sunt subjoin, were rapturously encored. The Lesbia et Archylis. S. Hui ! Somnia ! aquamne
bibunt hit at the geologic seers, who desire by
Hæ compotrices ? M. Potant furialiter ambæ the evidence of fossil remains to ante-date
Nil nisi aquam.
S. Hem ! M. Quidni? fit the Mosaic creation, was peculiarly happy.
medicina merum. The company must at least have amounted S. Crede merum est medicina. D. Acheloia
pocula forsan to five hundred persons. As we passed to
Miscent ancillæ zinziberi aut piperi. the theatre at the upper end of the dor- M. Forsan sed raro his opus est; furit intus mitory, we observed the huge pyre of wood, which, in the true style of the Elizabethan Currunt, et saltant, vixque videntur anus !
L. Tu caveas, Mysis-mulier formosa supernè age, blazed upon the ample hearth, and
Desinat in piscem. D. Si bibat assiduè. diffused a cheerfulness and warmth that
M. Missa, Simo, hac facias, quid vis? Cur defied the competition of modern econo
S. Quo? M. Quo ? S. Scire velim. M. Parce mists of caloric, whether Chunk or Ar
rogare, vale, nott.
Davus adest præsto, mirum est hunc posse
tacere. The following is the Prologue, spoken S. Non tacuit sanè, nil tamen explicuit, by Mr. Somerset :
Davi, haud Edipodis partes agit. M. Estne
ita, Dave ? PROLOGUE.
D. Vera quidem dixi, nec mihi credit herus.
S. Vera! mihi potius suntægri somnia! monstro Hodie auspicato fas, avete, dicere !
Narrat. M. Ohe! teneo-se fore quadruSalvere Vos jubemus-et lætamini;
pedem Quando solutus populus anxio metu,
Somniat: at Crito adest; hic nostra arcana Jam vota fundit gratus, et divinam spem
resolvet Matri precatur atque proli regiæ.
Ne dubitato, Geo- est nempe logista ;-vale ! O quis futuri arcana pandet temporis,
[Exit. Sortesque magnas oro veridico canet?
Enter Crito with a marrow-bone. En illa, quæ nunc inscia in cunabilis
C. Paryum est; sed magni constat; mirabile ! Infans recumbit, mille regum filia,
at hic sunt Olim in senatu forsitan leges dabit,
Quinque minæ! Carum est; quinque minæ ! Vel bella pacemque imperabit gentibus.
nimium est. Sive illa matrem poterit augustam sequi,
Nollem emptum, nollem; at conabor vendere Seu grande columen et decus nostræ domas,
pluris : Elizabetham hic alteram mirabimur.
Ut narrant, stultum stultior insequitur. Infans beata! quicquid in terris boni
Sed Davum video,-fur est nebuloque; tacebo. Faustique prædicetur, illud sit tuum!
Expedit hoc. Specimen contegi. D. Abibo. Te nulla tangat mentis insolentia,
Crito, Sed eant decentes usque tecum gratiæ,
Salve ! C. Et tu salve, Dave; anne est Fæminea virtus, dignitasque regia.
Pamphilus intus ? (ille emere.
D. Non! C. Valı! namque habeo quod volet Et rite Alumni, familiæque principis
D, Hem! taceas. Simo adest. C. Pereat! Pars aliqua, herilem filiam nostramque heram
quidnam hic facit. D. Emit Impertiamus nos salute plurima.
Hydram Lernæam, semivirumque bovem. Nec muneris servilis hæc oblatio,
C. Somnium! D. At hoc verum est. C. Jubeo Quod unciatim' duriter .compassimus,'
salvere Simonem. Sed sponte prodit libero de pectore.
Talem hominem docto lætor inesse choro. Ergo hic agatur festus, ut decet, dies;
S. Mene ? quis hoc dixit tibi? C. Davus. S. Et quam damus nunc fabulam, spectate vos
Dave, caveto. Æquo, ut soletis, animo et indulgentiâ.
Tu, Crito, me noli, stultitiæ arguere.
C. Stultitiæ ! bona verba, Simo! Si dicere We may observe that the line “Eliza
pergas betham hic alteram mirabimur" has been
Quæ vis, quæ non vis, scilicet, accipies.
Stultitiæ ! S. Ignoscas; studiorum certior the constant signal for loud and hearty
Esse volo: indoctum me piget esse senem.
Ausculta ! nosti nihill at te multa docebo ? Hunter Christie, Esq., M.A. Foreign
Secretary-John Frederick Daniell, Esq. est orbis alius,
Other Members of the Council-George Os præadamatici principis ! S. Hem ! valeas. Biddell Airy, Esq. M.A., A.R.; Sir John C. Siste, Simo! S. Satis est, sumus ipsi Barrow, Bart. V.P.; Thomas Bell, Esq.; αυτόχθονες, et gens
William Thomas Brande, Esq.; Richard Arcadica hac luna dicitur esse prior; Ne tende ulterius. Præadamos nolo revelle
Bright, M. D.; Sir Benjamin Brodie, De pulmone tibi tam veteres avias.
Bart. ; The Earl of Burlington, V.P.; C. Irascor rursus, quid fert tamen iste tu- Bryan Donkin, Esq.; William Henry multus ?
Fitton, M.D.; Edward Forster, Esq. ; Cur tantum properat Mysis ? M. Ohe! perii ! O Crito, quid facies ? docti cessere Britanni,
The Very Rev. George Peacock, D.D., Plebs fürít, et terram non violasse putat. V.P.; Richard Phillips, Esq. ; The Rev. Sacrum hic omne solum est. Peregrinus es, Baden Powell ; Major Edward Sabine,
effuge. C. Quare ? M. Diceris os misero surripuisse coquo.
R.A., V.P.; Lieut.-Col. William H. C. Quinque minis hoc emi! M. Emptum
The Sykes; Rev. Robert Willis, M.A. negat invida turba;
Fellows whose names are printed in Italics I, fuge, ne pereas. C. Præcipitabo moras. Vos omnes valeatis. S. Abit. Quid, Dave,
were not Members of the last Council. triumphas? Quid rides ? D. Veteres non amo quisquilias;
BOTANICAL SOCIETY. Hoc curo quod adest. S. Quid si puerilla Nov. 30. The Anniversary Meeting nobis
was held, J. E. Gray, esq. President, in Sint curæ ? quid si nomine lætor avi? Si nato indulgere velim, teneroque nepoti ?
the chair.—The Report of the Council Num vis natalem concelebrare diem!
stated the number of members elected D. Vellem. S. Age, nam jubeo. D. O noster during the past session to be 23, making
Simo, jure vocaris
the total members of the society 128. The Vive avus atque atavus ! vere gaudebimus Report of the Curator announced the omnes,
British Herbarium to contain 1155 speNos verè lætos efficit hæcce dies."
cies, including 20,022 specimens, which are in the course of arrangement to be dis
tributed, in January next, to those conThe following distribution of medals tributing members (in proportion to their took place at the Anniversary Meeting on contributions) who are desirous of comthe 30th Nov.-One of the royal medals pleting their several herbaria. The fowas awarded to Sir John F. W. Herschel, reign specimens which have been preBart. V.P.R.S., for his paper, entitled, sented to the Society by Dr. Von Martius, “ On the Chemical Action of Rays of the Dr. Gavin Watson, Dr. Krauss, and Solar Spectrum, on preparations of Silver others, amount to between 13,000 and and other substances, both metallic and 14,000. The Reports were unanimously non-metallic, and on some Photogenic adopted.--The ballot for the Council for Processes,” published in the Philosophical the ensuing year returned Mr. J. E. Gray Transactions for 1840. The other royal (re-elected) as President, who thereupon medal was awarded to Charles Wheat- nominated Mr. J. G. Children and Mr. stone, Esq. F.R.S., for his paper, enti- Hewett C. Watson, Vice-Presidents; Mr. tled, “Contributions to the Physiology of J. Reynolds and Mr. D. Cooper were reVision,” published in the Philosophical elected Treasurer and Curator; and Messrs. Transactions for 1838. The Rumford Samson and Woodward were appointed medal was awarded to M. Biot, of Paris, Assistants to the Curator. For. Mem. R. S., for his researches in and connected with the Circular Polariza- INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS. tion of Light. The Copley Medal for the The Council of this Institution have present year was awarded to Prof. Liebeg, awarded the following Telford Premiums : For. Mem. R. S. for his discoveries in - medal in gold to Josiah Parkes, M. Organic Chemistry, and particularly for Inst. C. E., for his two papers his developement of the composition and Steam Boilers,” and “ On Steam Entheory of organic radicles. Another Cop- gines, principally with reference to their ley medal was awarded to M. Sturm, of consumption of steam and fuel.”
A meParis, For. Mem. R.S., for his Mémoire dal in silver, &c. to James Leslie, M. Inst, sur la Résolution des Equations Numé- C.E., for his “ Account of the Works of riques,' published in the Mémoires des Dundee Harbour,'' with plans and draw. Savans Etrangers for 1835.
ings of the works and the machinery emThe New Council is as follows:
ployed there. A medal in silver, &c. to Preident.—The Marquess of Nortlı- Robert Mallet, Assoc. Inst. C.E., for his ampton. V. P. f. Treasurer-Sir John paper
« On the Corrosion of Cast and William Lubbock, Bart. M.A. Secreta. Wrought Iron in water." A medal in ries--Peter Mark Roget, M.D.; Samuel bronze, &c. to Charles Bourns, Assoc.
Inst. C.E., for his paper « On Setting ings of Gothic architecture, showing that out Railway Curves.” A medal in bronze, several of the complications of that beau&c. to Henry Chapman, Grad. Inst. C.E., tiful order, which have usually been con. for his " Description and Drawings of a sidered unnecessary, were clearly designed Machine for describing the Profile of a by the early architects and masons as inRoad.” A medal in bronze, &c. to Henry creasing the stability of the structure. Renton, Grad. Inst. C.E., for his " De- Specimens of Potts's newly invented scription and Drawing of a Self-acting Rail Moulding, for the better hanging of Wasteboard on the River Ouse." Books pictures, were laid before the meeting, of the value of five guineas, to Eugenius and explained by Mr. Nottingham ; the Birch, Grad. Inst. C.E., for his “ Draw- simplicity, strength, and elegant combi. ings and Description of the Machine for nation of which, as an architectural corSewing Flat Ropes, in use at Huddart's nice moulding, was much admired and Rope Manufactory." Books of the value approved. of two guineas, to T. J. Maude, Grad. Inst, C.E., for his “ Account of the Re. OXFORD ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY. pairs and Alterations made in the Con- Dec. 2. A paper was read by Mr. M. H. struction of Menai Bridge, in consequence Estcourt, of Exeter College, on St. Giles's of the gale of January 7th, 1839." Church, Oxford, illustrated by a number Books of the value of two guineas, to An- of drawings and engravings. This Church drew Burn, Grad. Inst. C.E., for his was principally built by Saint Hugh, Bp. drawings of a Proposed Suspension of Lincoln, about the year 1200, and is a Bridge over the Haslar Lake.”
valuable specimen of the early lancet,
and the transition from the Norman style. The Polytechnic and Adelaide Galleries The north aisle and the chapel at the east have re-opened for the season. The old end of the south aisle (now the Vestry) attractions of each remain in full force, are particularly worthy of attention. The with various accessions. The Polytechnic east window of this chapel has been beauInstitution has largely increased its re- tifully restored by Mr. Grimsley, under sources-added no less than seven rooms, the directions of Mr. Derick. A draw. and a second theatre for experiments. ing of the proposed new east window of Among the recent additions to its models, the chancel was also shown ; it is very Hall's hydraulic belt, a steam-engine similar to the curious original east window on an improved principle, and a model of of the chancel of St. Mary Magdalen the Undercliff, Isle of Wight, must be Church, consisting of three lancet lights mentioned: among its works of art, copies under one arch, which is considered as on glass of pictures by Danby and Mar- the form best suited for stained glass. tin; the porcelain Table des Marechaux, The window in the tower is another cupainted for Napoleon ; and a porphyry rious specimen, being a very early exam
. table, manufactured in Sweden, and va. ple of an opening in the head of the winlued at 3,0001.
dow, on which the late Mr. Froude has
left an essay, showing the origin of Gothic ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRIT, ARCHITECTS. tracery, which was read to the meeting.
Dec. 9. The first meeting of the ses- A sketch of a still earlier window of Norsion was held at the rooms in Lower man character, round headed, with a Grosvenor-street, Earl de Grey, the Pre- small circular opening in the head, was sident, in the chair ; who, in some well shown by Mr. Simpson. expressed observations, declared the plea- Some extracts translated from the first sure he experienced at the prosperous chapter of the Rationale of Durandus, on state of the Institute, and the valuable the symbolical meanings attached to the additions to its portfolio; and invited different parts of a Church, were read by the assistance of the younger members to Mr. Simpson, of Oriel College. These contribute drawings and measurements of views, which would be called fanciful at celebrated works of art.
the present day, become interesting and Drawings and plans of a palace in the important from the fact of the work benorth of Europe, were presented by C. ing written previously to the year 1984, Tottie, Esq., and others, of an old man- and having always been considered a work sion-house, now existing in England, sup- of authority in the Church. It is, thereposed to have been built by Inigo Jones, fore, more than probable that the archiprior to the erection of the Banqueting- tects of Gothic Cathedrals and house, Whitehall, were exhibited, accom- Churches had such objects in their minds panied with a descriptive letter from C. J. when forming their designs. Richardson, Esq.
Professor Sewell made some remarks A very interesting paper was read by on the peculiarities of the Churehes of Mr. Poynder, illustrative of some draw. Ireland.
CAMBRIDGE CAMDEN SOCIETY. Lukis, Esq. B.A. Trin. Coll. on the Dec. 5. The President announced that churches of Guernsey, particularly the his Grace the Duke of Northumberland, chapel of St. Apolline, in which he enChancellor, and Lord Lyndhurst, High deavoured to show, as well from the rudeSteward of the University, had kindly ness of the architecture, as from the consented to become respectively Patron known date of certain churches in the and Vice-Patron of the Society. Thirty- same island, founded subsequently to three new members having been elected, this chapel, that its erection must be cara paper was read by M. H. Bloxam, of ried back to the eighth or ninth century. Rugby, Esq. on the tower of St. Bene- C. Colson, Esq. Fellow of St. John's dict's, in Cambridge, in which he de- College, read a short account of Little scribed the departments of Saxon work Gedding Church, which was erected by which have been revealed by its uncoat- Nicholas Ferrars. ing, and compared it with the tower of S. Charles, Esq. of Trinity College, Lavendon Church, Bedfordshire, and described the sepulchral brasses yet reothers of the same date,
maining in Cambridge, of which he preA paper was next read from W. C.
surrounded by a border of filagree in gold, SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES.
with four pearls. It was very difficult to Nov. 19. The Society reassembled for guess at the age of this gem by any comthe Season.
parison, as it is almost sui generis, but A communication was read from Mr. Mr. Smith considered it to be Saxon, of Vance, descriptive of some ruins excava- English workmanship, from a Byzantine ted at Crendi, in Malta.
model. Mr. Corner presented a sketch of the Dec. 10. Mr. Hamilton in the chair.Norman wheel-window, found at the Tem- Matthew Davenport Hill, esq. of Linple church, which is engraved in our pre- coln's Inn and Hampstead, one of her sent Magazine.
Majesty's Counsel learned in the law, was Nov. 26. Mr. Hamilton in the chair. elected a Fellow of the Society.
John Lee, esq. LL.D. exhibited A letter was read from Mr. Robert stone, purchased by him at Aleppo, carv- Fitch, describing the discovery of the reed on its six sides in intaglio, evidently in- mains of Sir Thomas Browne in the tended for casting ornaments in metal, church of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, perhaps for cannon. The designs are of together with an impression of the coffinthe cinquecento taste. Casts were pre.. plate, which bears the following inscripsented for the Society's museum. Charles Spence, esq. of Rochester
Amplissimus Vir exhibited the sepulchral brass of Tho- D'ns Thomas Browne Miles, Medicine mas Cod, fully described in our last num- Dr. Annos Natus 77. Denatus 19 Die ber, p. 611.
mensis Octobris Anno D'nj 1682 hoc The reading of Mr. Vance's descrip- loculo indormiens Corporis Spagytion of the ruins in Malta was concluded. rici pulvere plumbum in aurum Dec. 3. Mr. Hamilton, V.P. Sir John
Convertit. Rennie, of Whitehall Place, and John The coffin, which the inscription so Noble, esq. of Gloucester Place, Portman quaintly describes as converted into gold, Square, were elected Fellows of the So- was found actually converted into carciety.
bonate of lead, a transition unusual for a J. 0. Halliwell, esq. F.S.A. communi. period so comparatively short as 160 cated an old account of the confiscation
The bones were in good preservaof the estates of Roger Bigot, Earl of tion; the forehead low, the head long, the Norfolk, and the descent of the estates brain copious, and the hair profuse. The and earldom of Norfolk to the family of colour of the last corresponded with the Mowbray.
portrait of the learned physician which is C. R. Smith, esq. F.S.A. furnished a preserved in the vestry-room of the description of a very curious ouche, or church. brooch, in his possession, found in dig- David Jardine, esq. communicated some ging a sewer in Thames Street, nearly observations upon two letters supposed to opposite Dowgate Lane ; in the centre is relate to the Gunpowder Plot, communia crowned head, of which all the lines are cated last season by Mr. Bruce, and shewn by a fine gold thread, the interme. printed in the last part of the Archæolodiate spaces being filled with enamel, and gia. Mr. Jardine argued, from the contents of the first letter and the situation Whetham House, Wilts ; James Comerof the principal conspirators, that the ford, esq. of St. Andrew's Place, Re. date assigned to it, 12 Oct. 1605, could gent's Park; the Rev. William Jenkins not be correct, and proposed to attribute Rees, M.A. Rector of Cascob, co. Radit to the year 1602. With reference to nor, editor of the Liber Landavensis; the second letter, one from Lord Mont. and the Rev. George Cockaine Tomlineagle, (which will be seen in our last num- son, of Great Staughton, Huntingdonber, p. 632) Mr. Jardine shewed that Bath shire. was much resorted to by the principal Ro- Read, a paper by Mr. Halliwell on man Catholics during the reigns of Elizabeth the proper interpretation of the words and James, many of them having resi- δυο αρμονιας in the celebrated disputed dences there; and, arguing from that cir- passage in the 8th book of the Republic cumstance, and the total absence of a
of Plato, concerning the apłQuos of human date in the letter referred to, he con- generations. The writer stated that the tended that, although it was possible that interpretation of the words duo åpuovias the letter might refer to the Gunpowder by M. Vincent, in his explanation of this Plot, there was no evidence to show that
passage read before the French Instiit did so, any more than that it referred
tute, was erroneous, inasmuch as M. Vinto one of the other plots in which the
cent doubled instead of multiplying the same parties were acknowledged to have
ratio by ten. Mr. H. then showed, from been engaged, or, in fact, that it was not
parallel passages in Jamblicus and other a mere friendly invitation to the principal writers, that the word åpuovia was used conspirator to visit Bath, expressed in
by the philosophical writers in the sense high-flown language, but not referring to
of a cube ; and he then proved that the any plot whatever.
ultimate result was composed of a double Dec. 17. Thomas Amyot, esq. Trea- cube. surer, in the chair, Mr. Feister exhibited an antique bronze copies of three documents, addressed to
Sir Henry Ellis, Sec. communicated figure of a horse's head.
the University of Cambridge by Kings A. J. Kempe, esq. F.S.A. communi.
James I. and Charles I. cated a paper descriptive of a MS. trea
The meetings of the Society were adtise on Grammar, Astrology, and Medi- journed to the 14th of January. cine, preserved among the MSS. at Loseley House, Surrey, which had apparently been compiled by a monk of the 15th cen- ROMANO-BRITISH DISCOVERIES. tury. He remarked on the superstitious At the Roman villa at Bromham, Wiltbelief in planetary influence, which for so shire, the excavations have been conti. many ages regulated the practice of an- nued till the Baths were discovered and cient physicians. Chaucer's “Doctour completely exposed to view. Four of of Physike,” he observed, was well these are in excellent preservation, consigrounded “ in astronomie ; and he dering the many centuries they have been showed that the same opinions, as to imbedded in the earth. They are paved starry rulers of disease, continued to a with flat brick tiles, about a foot square, very late period ; even in our times, Vin. and lie four or five feet beneath the surcent Wing's Almanac designated the parts face. Other interesting parts of the of the body which were daily affected by building have been brought to light. the planets. He also quoted some re- The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos markable and ridiculous instances of an.. still continues the excavations of the Rocient quackery; and particularly alluded man villa at Fescote, Bucks, on the farm to certain of Lord Audley's prescriptions of Mr. Roper. Many interesting discofor Mr. Secretary Cecil, afterwards the veries have been made, amongst which is great Lord Burghley, which are preserved a wooden spout or tube, which, when unin her Majesty's State Paper Office, and covered at the top, threw up water the have been printed by Mr. Tytler, in his height of several feet. Oak piles have "Illustrations of the Times of Edward also been taken out, the wood of which is VI."
perfectly sound. Mr. Halliwell communicated a contem. Some labourers digging a vault in porary note of some events in the reign Fordington churchyard, near Dorchester, of Henry VIII. from the Harl. MSS. close to the north wall of the church, No. 6047.
found, immediately underneath the founDec. 24. W. R. Hamilton, esq. V.P. dation of the wall, the remains of a horse
The following gentlemen were elected with a bit in its mouth, a brass buckle, Fellows of the Society : George Alexan- and other relics of the bridle. As this der, esq., architect, of Adam Street, Adel- was the site of the burial ground of the phi ; James Stoughton Money, esq., of Romano-British city of Durnovaria, it is GENT. MAG, VOL. XV.