Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences of Professor Porson and Others, Volume 1

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Contents

Wilkes ib 16 Balaams ass ib 17 The Retort
15
An Epitaph
16
Anecdote of a little girl
17
Lord Mansfield
18
Lord Erskine and Dr Parr
19
The Bow and Arrow Colleges
20
Curran
21
Sterne
22
Letter to Lord Spencer
25
On the Use of the Hissing Letter in Collins and Pope
26
Epitaph on Sir Uvedale Price
29
Newton
30
Latitudinarians ib 44 Letter from Godfrey Higgins
31
From the same
32
Letter from Boissonade
34
BentleyWalkerPope
35
Letter from Godfrey Higgins
43
Cholera ib 51 Fragment of a letter Boswells John son
46
Sir Wm Jones Porson e 9
49
Epitaph on Shakespeare
50
Dr Cogan
51
Gaisford Burgess c ib 56 Sharp Teddell 33
52
or A Dialogue between Jest and Earnest concerning the Times Numb 72 Tuesday June the 13th 1682
53
Miss Brasse
58
Rebus three names
59
Dreams
60
Porson
61
Memory
62
Jekyll Pryme Cumberland c
63
The King of Clubs
64
Dr White c
65
Scudamore ib 70 Chinese imitation
66
Scaliger
67
A smart retort
69
Somersetshire dialect
70
Clothes in Heaven
71
84 The Mayor and Corporation
72
Verses upon Sir George Mackenzie
73
Memory
74
Hurd
75
Rev T Barker
76
An old pamphlet on ecclesiastical power
77
Murder detected by a dog
82
Witty replies c
83
Circassia
84
Spots on the sun
85
The Army
86
Wellington and Soult
87
Dr Desaguliers c May 3 1837 ib 107 Ellenborough Porson
89
Gilliland Sheridan c
90
Sir F Burdett H Tooke c
91
Annas grave
92
Spectacles Orthodoxy
94
SmithCarran
95
Anecdotes of the Rev T Barker
98
Tigerboy c
99
Ripa non creditur
100
To get forward c ib 118 Sheridan
101
A sermon on the word Malt preach ed in an hollow tree
103
Epigram on Elphinstones Translation of Martials Epigrams
104
Suetonius
105
PercivalShepherd c
106
The Burial of Sir J Moore
108
Mrs Clark c
109
Black Prince c
110
Dr Mountague
111
Fox and Pitt
112
Extracts c
114
ChambersSymmons
115
W Phillips Chambers
116
On a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford
118
Translation from the Greek by the Reverend R Patrick
119
Gratitude ib 143 Latin verses
121
Utere quæsitis sapiens
122
146 The fate of genius
123
Satans visit to Birmingham
124
General Danican c
129
Slander
130
An Arabic Elegy by Mir Mohammed Husain before his journey
131
Sonnet
132
Epitaph
133
Alliteration
134
Sun and Moon
149
O P Riots ib 171 The PrizePoem
150
171 Ode to Peace by W Cowper Esq
153
Soldiers Adieu by Mr Dibdin
154
Riddles Charades c
155
An Account of the Extraordinary Escape of Athenian Stewart
158
Heretics
161
Toland
162
Charades by Mr Eyre of Solihull Warwickshire
163
Original letter of Mazzini
165
Charades c ib 180 A scene from the Frogs of Aris tophanes adapted to the present times
168
18 Lord Eldon
171
Dr Hawker
172
The Ambassador ib 186 Loggerheads ib 187 Lace
173
Bond and Cromwell
174
Wholesale and Retail
175
Brevity ib 200 Arms ib 201 Castles
176
Sheridan and the Coal cellar
178
Erskine c ib 204 A N
179
Effect of Mustard and Ashes on the stomach
180
Challenging the jury
183
Curious effects of large empires
184
Crabbe
186
The stocks
187
Medicine ib 217 Learning
188
Colman ib 21 Rogers
189
Note of Admiration
190
Dr Parr
192
The Butterfly
194
Diamond
196
Payne Knight c ib 33 Fox and Burke
197
Jekyl ib 35 Reflections on the Population of China and its Causes
198
The sun
201
Curran ib 38 Clothmachinery
202
Mr Montgomery
203
Alfred M c
211
Intrepidity of a Mother
212
Beau Nash
215
Regia Theca c
216
Epitaph ib 54 The Eddystone Lighthouse
217
The Irish Footman
220
The Landlord and Tenant
221
Boileau ib 65 The brothers
222
Snow
223
Letter from Theodore Hook concern ing the Devils walk
224
Strenua Inertia translated
225
Starvation in the Fleet c
227
Billy Taylor c
228
The bookworms wife
229
Swearing c ib 81 Tithes in France and in England
230
Emma and Jane
231
Malta Buonaparte c
232
Green and Tallents
240
Tight skin
241
Sternhold and Hopkins
243
Canonicals
244
Sagacity of the dog
245
Junius ib 98 SellisGeo IVCarpue
246
A Soldiers wife
247
Coral islands
248
Bulwer
251
On arborescent figures an original paper by Sir A Carlile
252
Nelson Huskisson Rothschild
255
St Johns Head
256
Waiters ib 312 The apothecary and the Irish woman
257
Funeral ib 317 Shall and will
258
Ænigmas
259
Churching
260
A brief notice of Mr Thomas Taylor the celebrated Platonist with a com plete list of his published works
261
Memory Jan 30 1839
274
329 Satyrs and Satires
275
Disney the Bigamist
276
Marbles Used in Killing Oxen
279
Wine ib 333 Inscription
280
The two thieves 822
282
The Deaf man
283
A small house
284
Appetite
285
Diogenes ib 340 Grimanus ib 341 Short memoranda
286
JekyllLord Kenyons spit
287
Aristides
288

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Page 108 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 109 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed, And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow. Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's gone, And o'er his cold ashes upbraid him,— But little he'll reck, if they let him sleep on In the grave where a Briton has laid him.
Page 153 - Nor riches I nor pow'r pursue, Nor hold forbidden joys in view ; We, therefore, need not part. Where wilt thou dwell^ if not with me, From av'rice and ambition free, And pleasure's fatal wiles? For whom, alas ! dost thou prepare The sweets, that I was wont to share, The banquet of thy smiles...
Page 97 - My stockings there I often knit, my kerchief there I hem ; and there upon the ground I sit — I sit and sing to them. And often after sunset, sir, when it is light and fair, I take my little porringer, and eat my supper there.
Page 193 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 98 - And when the ground was white with snow, And I could run and slide, My brother John was forced to go, And he lies by her side". "How many are you, then, "said I, "If they two are in heaven?
Page 97 - Then did the little maid reply, "Seven boys and girls are we; Two of us in the churchyard lie Beneath the churchyard tree.
Page 96 - She answered, Seven are we ; And two of us at Conway dwell, And two are gone to sea. Two of us in the churchyard lie, My sister and my brother ; And in the churchyard cottage I Dwell near them with my mother.
Page 108 - Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried ; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried.
Page 142 - Lost time is never found again, and what we call time enough always proves little enough.

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