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SCARCE TRACTS, WITII EXTRACTS AND ANALYSES OF

SCARCE BOOKS.
It is proposed in future to devote a few Pages of the Monthly Moguzine to the

Inscrtion of such Scarce Tracts us are of an interesting Nature, with the Use
of which we may be favoured by our Correspondents; and under the same Head to
introduce also the Analyses of scarce und curious Books.
THE following Latin Oratorio has Inter flores gaudia teneo,
been copied from an ancient ma.

Lætor simul, et ignoro,
nuscript, found, some years ago, in

fon Cælum pictum floribus,

An terra clara stellis,
the library of Marquis Scati at Milan.

Violæ quoque solis æmula
It was performed for the first time at.

Quietem animi componunt,
Milan while Milton was there; and is

Reclinabo super lilia.
the famous original so inuch talked of by

Ad murmur auræ tremula the learned, which gave himn the hint of

Rosa ridet Solis filia. his Poem.

Lucif. Claude lumina,

Te volo
Protoparentum Crimen et Pæna. Orato- Morte quidem punitum ;
rium Musicis Expressis Modulis, A. D. Si pugnando amisi Cælum

Restat adhuc illud telum,
Cajetano Furlonio Cithareda, cujus Fi-
dibus commisit, S. Poeta cantans vobis Quo me impia allexit sors ;
Divinu, decimo secundo Kal. Aprilis.

Vindicta pulchrior erit tua mors.

Adam.-Aura silete,
INTERLOCUTORES,

Satis lusistis :
ADAM,

Minimum quietis rogo
HEVA,

Æther amicum ?
LC1FER

Lucif. Æther ridet dum serenum

Vocant lumina sopores,
ORATORIUM.

Inter piscidos horrores
Mildan.- QUOCUMQUE fert ocellus,

Bibes tu dulce venenum.
Tui luminis favillam

Æther, &c.
Mei Creatoris Numinis,

Quæ nubes importuna
Sit unda, sive tellus,

Nunc obumbrat dormientem !
Recordor ; dum superbæ

Cor meum gelidus tremor cruciat,
Et simplices arbusculæ,

Timenda est procella :
Fere, animantia, et herbæ,

Dormientis lateri surgit puella,
Obediunt mihi, et stirpium minusculæ.

Quæ flavos crines explicat,
Origo rerum,

Unda ejus luce ridet,
Dierum auctor,

Ah, Aluctuat cor nieum,
Tui sum imago,

Hæc socia et uxor illi erit nunc data ?
Tua sum compago,

Adam.- Consors grata !
Et tamen favore

Quæ tanta pulchritudo
Imperii in imperio me vincis

Cor. in pectore inflammavit?
amore..

Hava.-Çæli favor incendia suscitavit,
Lucif.Quæ vox ? quis iste fragor?

Solatium animi
Heu ! in tenebras agor ;

Adam tu es,
Cito erumpite furiæ molestæ

Cordis unanimi
Umbræ infesta,

Tu cara spes
Cito nigrum induite velum :

Ut tibi indulgeam
Loto compactus homo eripit Cælum.

Quam cupiam scis
Quid timetis ? umbræ amatæ,

Effare ilagita,
Vos incendia si fovetis,

Pete quod vis?
Quid timetis ?

Adam. Quam pulchra, quam decora
Symudonia.

Mihi conjux tu es !
Turbo, nimbus evanescat,

Cara conjux,

Heva,--Vir amate,
Lampas luminum clarescat,
Mæstum æther serenate,

a 2. Dies refulgeat serena.
Adæ somnum concitate.

Adam. - Ardeat cor splendore victum,
Somni soror Mors nunc sit,

Heva.Cor amoris doleat strictumn
Tua lumina reconde,

a 2. Insulubili catena.
Adam dormi.

Cara, &c.

Adam, De meo latere
Symphonia placide.

Tu caro mea ?
Adam. -Ad murmur aura tremula

Heva.--Sponse fidelis,
Rosa ridet Solis filia,

Fidem tu serva.
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Adam.Tu serva amorem.

Hava.Astra lucida, quando Celi Hæva. Lignam vitae poma præbet ?

Per cæruleum vagamini, Adum.Ne tangámus.

Adx meo sponso fideli Hæva.Ne gustemus.

Cor e pectore furamini.
Adam.Decretum nobis vetat supremum,

Astra, &c.
Infelices

Luc:f.-Non opus est furiis,
Innocentiæ si perdimus candorem.

Ut cadet, et ruat
Hava-Solve timorem :.

Adamus cum prole.
Non me ducit insana cupido ;

Fæmina tegit rosis præcipitia,
Indelebilis erit, et lex,

Cum sit sopore nata,
Quod mihi, et tibi fido

Et sæpe blando vullu fovet vitia:
immineat dura nex.

Coli proles, qua læta vagaris,
Non me, &c.

Quare pomum, quod rubescit,
Lacif.- Ah invida sors !

Et in orbem statim crescit,
Iræ, furores lacerant cor,

Ut æmulctor Cælum rubore
Bella parentur dira

Non gustatis sub frondium virore?
Serientia forma, Numinis ira.

Cæli, &c.
Falleris Adam, falleris,

Adam.--Hocce pomum est amænum ;
Firma și credis gaudia.

Sed amaro succo conditum,
Tetra deliciæ,

Sapor ejus est venenum,
Uxoris blanditiæ

Ne tanganius.
Suscitabunt majores ardores.

Hævi.--Forsan tactus
Auge motum,

Franget legem vetantis.
In innocentia tua faciam te inquiefum. Adan. --Tangendo detinensur,
Adam. - Quid turbaris ?

Tenendo nos comprehendimur,
Quid vexaris ?

Præhendendo possidernur,
Häeva amata, cara mea,

Et possidendo vendimur.
Cessent metus,

Tangendo, &e.
Cessent fietus.

Lucif.-Insana lex deludit vos. pava.-Fulminate?

Adam -Legis decretum devinxit nos.
Contumacem vindicate,

Heva. Vir dilecte, tu times ?
Tunc me Astra si sim rea?

Adam.-Anguis latet, Heva, in hierba,
dam. Quid vexaris ? &c.

Cave, timeo pericula.
Væva.--Si culpa faralis,

Lucif.-Audite vcs mea verba.
Si error lethalis

Adan.Verba non sunt sed spicula.
Nos Cælum lædendo,

Sub hac arbore amoenissima
Et escam edendo

Nobis latel mors acerba.
Sævirer in me.

Hæva... Ejus monet rotunditas
Cor meum virtutis

Olympum cernere,
Abiret a spe.

Sic sapor ejus docet
Adam. In nulla Deus re

Cælum spernere.
Erit Adam contra le.

Sua quemque fert voluptas,
Java.- Deus salutis

Trahirque quo desiderat;
Si peccassem coram te

Homo se ipso prehenditur,
Cor meum virtutis

Leges nunc esse ruptas,
Abiret a spe.

Non curat, non considerat,
Finis primæ Partis.

Sua, &c.

Lucif.--Eritis instar Dei
SECUNDA PARS.

Bonuni scientes et malum,
Wava.--Aurx placidæ,

Adam sume tu quoque
Zephiri molles

Pamum gutturi gratum.
Per prata, per colles

Adum. --Hæva, sprevisti incauta Dei man.
Dulce murmur,

datum.
,Per frondas eflate,

Hava.--Dulcis est ori sapor.
Temperate

Alum.--Mihi videtur vapor.
Fiatu levi

Labioruna cantu,
Consortis ardorem,

Luminum planctu
Adem.--Vos odorem

Decipit
Alis roseis portate

InGcit
Aurr grata,

Amantis cor,
Et conjugis suspiria

Adam vitam despera,
Jan-dulciter lenire :

Res nimis vera
Suaviter spirate.

Querelz, dolores,
Suspiriorum aurip

Mendaces guores,
Tuorum luminum succedat sol,

Et lacrymæ viles,
Sic splendor visus terram frcundet,

Sunt noxiae blanditiæ fæmi.
Et oris fona gratiis redundei.

niles.

Havai

Hæva.Cæluni iras dat ultrices.
Adam.-Infelices

Montes operiant nos !
Lucif.- Nobis parta est victoria,

In cuna Lucifer tumulavit vos :
Incautos cæpi,
Cautos decepi,
Arte, versutia
Evomi venenum,
Mærore suspirant,
Dolore delirant,
Cortabescit angustiis plenum,
Arte, versuria

Evomi venenum.
Adam - Ah mei causa doloris !

Hæva, fuge!
Hava.-Sequar te,

Quæ vox clamat contra nos ? Adam. Siste gradus,

In cortice plantarum

Sententia scripta est. Heva.--Lege, Adam, coram me.

Adam. In frontis sudore

" Vescar infelix pane.
Hæva.-" Parturiam in dolore:
ridam.- Gradiecur anguis supra pectue

mane."
Heva, In duo flumina

Si sunt satis mea lumina
Largo fluctu,
Mesto luctu
Vos abite,
Fraude perdita serpentis
Fuit Häeva exitium genrís,
Nimis læsit Numen yitæ.
Vos abite
Mæsto luctu,
Largo fluctu -
Sisuot satis mea lumina

In duo flumina.
Adam.-66 Oh virtus magna lacrymce do.

lentis
Mollitur Cælum stilla pænitentis.”

A SCOTTISH PRAYER.

Extracts from the Port-folio of a Man of Letters.

Norfolk. The organist of the cathedral I

N the year 1979, a dicadful pestilence of Norwich was to open the organ. He this kingdom, insomuch that whole fami- the crowd for bis beau-like appearance, lies were swept away. During the height to which, being a young man, he bad 110 of this calamity, the Scots took the ad- objection. lle ascended the organ. vantage to enter the land, and carried gallery stairs; made a most consequenoff great spoils in small parties; but durst tial bow to the builder, who bowed most not stay long for fear of infectiou. Asko respectfully in return; placed himseli on ing some of the English the reason of so the stool, adjusted his long l'utiles, and great a mortality ainong them, and being drew out all the stops: stop diapit, told that it came " by the grace of son, open diapason; principal tweltiin, God," they therefore, by way of presère tierce, cornet sesquialtia, trumpet, and vative, used every evening and morning regretted that there was not a clarion. the following prayer, or charm :-"God, Atier keeping the audience in suspense and St. Manyo, St. Thomas, and St. for a reasonable tiine, his fingers dé. Andrew, shield us this day from God's scended on the full chord of D. Not a grace, and the foul deaths that English- note spoke ; the organ nas dumb. Eninen die upon,"

raged and disappointed at not producing

the intended grand effect, he stamped One of the grandees of Spain being at most furiously, as a signal to the blower the consistory at Rome, the pope pro- to adıninister that wind, without which claimed him King of Egypt. The prince, an organ, like a windmill, is a body with hearing the applauses of the assembly, out a soul. He had no doubt he heard and not understanding the Latin lan- the wind rusliing into the chest, ready to gnage, asked his interpreter what it be emitted most copiously; as grand beant. “Sir," says he, “the pope music in an organ consumes a greai deal has created you King of Egypt.”—1 of that necessary commodity. Again must not then be ungrateful,” said he ; le struck the full chord of D. Not a do you arise, and proclaim from me, sound was heard ; the organ, again, was the holy father Caliph of Bagdad."- dumb. Being a man of genius, and Mem. Vie. de Petrarch, vol. ii. p. 200. rather a fancitul imagination, though he IPE SURPRISE.

did not believe in the existence of Æolus, Some years ago, it matters not how yet he began to think there had been a many, an organ was erected in the conspiracy against him. He starer at Church at Aylsham, in the county of the builder in the utinost consternation,

DON SANCIO.

The

PAINTED GLASS.

1-19 E.xlracts from the Port-folio of a Man of Letters. [March 1,
The builder, whose eye sparkled with centrally representing an inaccessible
conceit, thus addressed hiin: “Don't glory, surrounded by festoons of cherubs
be alarmed, sir, you trave made a mis- and seraphs floating in varied attitudes
take."-"A mistake!” replied the terri- of adoration, who would not enter the
fied organist : “ what mistake?"-"Why, long hallowed precinct with augmented
sir, you have drawn all the stops."- awe and admiration?
“ To be sure I have; who ever heard of Of our writers on glass.painting, I
an organ's sounding when the stops were know none earlier than Walter Geddes :
undrawn?”_"Oh, sir, that is very true ;

“ The Manner how to anneal or paint in
but my organ, sir, is differently con- Glass :" London, 1616.-Of our artists, I
structed; when you wish it to sound, know pone more excellent than Jervis,
you must push'in all the stops." who executed the celebrated window at
--The organist, nstructed by this most Oxford.
eccentric and original builder, played as The application of painted glass in our
good a voluntary as the shattered state dwellings, to windows of rooms whose
of his wits aud nerves would allow; and inside should be invisible, as water-clo-
never forgot the opening of the organ at sets, or to windows of roois whose pro-
Aylshan.

spect is disagreable, which is often the

case at the back of town-houses, is a The art of producing pictures of co- luxury too much neglected. Joured glass is exercised two ways: (1.) In a Century of Epistles of Claud. Bart. Plates of stained glass are cut into the Morisoli, printed at Dijon, in 1656, an shape of figures, and joined by leaden attempt has been made to, prove, from outlines; and on these plates a shading, Seneca and Vopiscus Firdlus, that the is afterwards traced by the painter, ancients were acquainted with the art of which gives features to the faces, and folds painting on glass. The oldest preserved to the drapery :--(2.) Vitrifiable colours speciinens of the art are German, and are attached to places of white glass, of the eleventh century.-See Pezen's which are afterwards replaced in the Treasury of Anecdotes, p. 131.-Alberg oven, and thus converted into a trans- Durer painted much glass. parent enamelling. The first sort of painted glass is cheaper; but the shading Why do we pour over our lettuces a vears off by the insensible corrosion of mixture of oil, vinegar, and mustard ? the atmosphere. The second sort dehes The practice began in Judea; where, in every accident, except fracture; but order to render palatable the bitter the colour of ibe figures suffers in the herbs eaten with ihe paschal lamb, it

For small objects the first sort, was usual, (says Mloses Kotsensis) to for large objects the second sort, as sprinkle over them a thick slabvy sauce far as art is concerned, seems most called Karoseth, which was composed of adapted.

the oil drawn from dates, or from pressed Many gentlemen of fortune are at this raisin-kernels, of vinegar, and of musterd. time filling up their parish-churches with Maimonides adds a seasoning of salt and windows of painted glass. Armorial pepper, which shows that he had a good bearings are too often chosen as, the taste, and deserved to dress salad for theme of decoration. These are proper the prince of the captivity. in the vestibule, or guard-room, of a pillace; but they do not excite ideas corre- Gibbon, in the eleventh chapter of his sponding with the purpose of the temple. first volume, has related with his imFigures of borering angels, or personages pressive critical eloquence, the political included in the communion of saints, history of Zenobia. One question he such as Adam, Eve, Euoch, Noah, Abra. leaves undiscussed: What was the pere bam, Moses, Daniel, Ezra, Neliemiah, sonal religion of this heroine? Judas Maccahæus, Jesus, and Paul, are The describers of the ruins of Palmyra better adapted for church-windows; be- assume, that the chief temple was de cause they may naturally be supposed to dicated to the sun. Even in this case hover in our atmosphere, and to perch the alternative occurs :-(1.) Were the with delight on the parapet of the tem- sovereigns of Palmyra of the religion of ples where their memory is cherished, the Persian empire, monotheists, who and their actions are commemorated. If worshipped the sun merely as the emthe circular chasm, which admits the rain blem of God? or, (2.) were they idoof heaven into the pantheon of Rome, laters, who, among other gods, worhere closed by a ceiling of painted glass, shipped preferably Apollo, Bei, or Ela1

gabalus,

SALAD-SAUCE.

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ZENOBIA.

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gabalus, hy all which names the sun is more upon his descent from an ancient said to have been called in Syria? family, than upon becoming the founder

Basnage, in his bistory of the Jews, of a good one, he is a disgrace to what. (vi. c. 13, § 19,) says positively, that ever arnis he may bear. Zenobia was (3.) « Jewess; resting chiefly It bas been observed in general, that on a passage of Trebellius Pollio, which people who do not possess the distincshows, that she observed the directions tions of ancestry or rank, are apt to value given by Moses (Leviticus xv. 19–33) them most; and beconie so elated by any to married women. The passage is this: attentions they receive from men thus

Cujus ea castitas fuisse dicitur, ut ne virun endowed, as to disregard all the worth suum quidem sciret, nisi tentatis conceptioni- they have witnessed, and all the kindbus : nam quum semel concubuisset, expec- ness they have experienced, from persons tatis menstruis continebat se, si prægnans of inferior extraction and lower order. esset ; sin minus, iterum potestatem quæren- If only the ignorant and undiscerning dis liberis dabat,

paid this hoinage to adventitious circumI contend, that she was (4.) an unita- stances, it would create little wonder ; rian Christian. These are my reasons :

common minds are naturally dazzled by 1. All the Saracens, of whom Odena- appearances, and influenced by opinions ; tus was king, remained, until the time of but that men of abilities should 'alike be Mahomet, unitarian Christians; and subject to this weakness, and equally though they acknowleriged as prophets be flattered by adinission into the sociebotli Moses and Jesus, they neither ty of those whom high titles and hereadopted that dissection of deity into the ditary estates alone have set above thein, Father and the Logos, which the Alexan- selves, has excited the severest censures drian school, nor that further dissection of the moralist. Without meaning to de. of deity, into Father, Logos, and Spiritus fend this abatement of intellectual digSanctus, which the Roman school, ima, nity, perhaps some allowances may be gined.

made for buman trailty, even in instances 11, The Jewish manners of Zenobia so mortifying to the pride of human reado not prove, that she was not of the re- son. Men of genius, but more particularly ligion of her country; for the Jewish wo- men of tasle, are endowed with finer permen who became Christians, did, ne- ceptions than others : they have niore vertheless, persevere in the traditional imagination, more irritability. To such, neatness of their original sect.

coarse manners and the grossness of III. Zenobia gave the bishopric of An. vulgar habits are peculiarly disgusting; tioch to Paui of Samosata, who was an and when they gain access to circles 'avowed unitarian Christian, a follower where every wish is anticipated which of Arteinon.

delicacy could form, and every want The testimony of Athanasius, who supplied which fastidiousness could crecalls her a Jewess, is perhaps resolvable ate; whicre the desire to please, though into one of those hyperboles of contro- inculcated by art, appears propted by versy, according to which Sucinians are benevolence, and where the surrounding called Deists by the orthodox.

scenery is elegant and splendid; it rem BIRTH.

quires ascetic virtue rather than eminent Birth is of no other value than as it talents, to remain unenchanted by the implies the advantages of education, coli- glare, and uninfluenced by the delusion. nections, and behaviour;, and these, as

All the arts excepting poetry, (and they increase the powers of usefulness, poetry of the higher order alone excepte and add to the pleasures of the commu- ed,) have a tendency to strengthen the nity, are not to be cynically despised. impressions of the senses, and conse

Yet, it'a inan without birth atiains its quently to weaken the powers of the privileges, and is learned, courteous, and mind. benevolent, has acquired honourable The arts are chiefly cultivated in these friends and public confidence (possessing societies; and the effect of novelty addthe merit to have gained them by his con- ed to their bewitching nature, cannot duct, without the good fortune which but be great over men of exquisite orgastamped them bis inheritance), he is en, nization. titled to a greater share of respect than Lycurgus, who meant to form an inpedigree could have bestowed; and is flexible national character, was so aware higher in the order of moral beings, than of this tendency, that be banished the the name of any father could have placed arts from the commonwealth; and their him: and if he should esteem himself high degree of culture at Athens, intei.

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