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a Maunchet at our Panaty Barr, a Galon QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY. of Ale at our Buttrye Barr, and half a
Galon of Wyne at our Seller Barr.
Item, evry_mornyng at our Woode..
yarde, foure Tall Sliyd, and twoo FagThis hymn is inserted in a volume of
gotts. devotional poetrv, written and adapted to
Item, at our Chaundrye Barr in Wynthe weekly Church Service of the year, ter evry night, oon preket, and foure by the late Right Reverend Reginald He
Syses of Waxe, wt eight Candell white ber, D. D. Bishop of Calcutta.
Lyghte, and oon Torche.
Item, at or Picherhouse, Wokely, Six The day of wrath, that dreadful day,
Itemn, at evry tyme of our remoeving, Whom shall be trust that dreadful day? oon hoole Carte for the Carriage of hir
Stuff. And these our Lres sbal be yonr When shriv'lling like a parched scroll,
sufficient Warrant and Discharge, in this The flaming heav'ns together roll; When, louder yet, and yet more dread, behalf, at all tymes hiraster. Swells high the trump that wake the dead. Yeven under our Signet at our Manour
of Esthampstede, the xvjih day of July, Oh, on that day, that wrathful day, When man to judgment wakes from clay,
the xiiijth yere of our Reigne Be thou, oh Christ! the sinner's stay,
HENRY. Though heaven and earth shall pass away.
To the Lord Steward of our Household,
the Treasurer, Comptroller, Cofferer,
Clerk of our Grene Clothe, Clerks of CURIOUS
the Kechyn, and to all others our Hed GRANT OF HENRY THE EIGHTH. Officers of our sayd Household, and to (For the · Olio.)
evry of theym.
The following is a copy of an Original Grant under the sign manuel of King
Glossary ic the above. Henry the Eighth, to a Lady Lucye, who Allewe, i. e. allow.
Hinsforth-henceforth. appears to have been a maid of Honor to
Dyat-diet. his Queen. The original is preserved in Oon-one the Chapter-house, Westminster, and was Kechyn-kitcbin. discovered about four years since, by the
Chete Loff--means a poor loaf or one ol
coarse quality. present learned Keeper of the Records :
Mauncheii-the smallest or finest sort
of bread, By the King,
Dyner-diner, We wol and comande you to allewe Pese-piece. dailly from hinsforth unto our Riglit Stroke of Rusle-implies the beef was to Dere and Welbilovede the Lady Lucye, be a cute of roasted beef.
Messe-mess. into hir Chambre the Dyat and fare her
Sliyd--from slidded, the old word for after ensuying.
falieu, ás used here it means four Jarge pieces Furst, evry mornyng at Brekefast oon of wood roin felled or fallen timber. chyne of Beyf, at our Kechyn, oou
Chauudryemchandlery, small ware.
White Lyghte--caurides of tallow.
Item, at Dyner, a Pese of Beyfe, a Stroke of Roste, and a Reward at our said Kechyn, a cast of Cliete Bred at our
The incredible success of the Beggar's Item, at afternone, a Manchet at our Opera was supposed to be entirely owiug Panatry Barr, and half a Galon of Ale at to the squibs that it played off against the our Buttrye Barr.
court. Many of these, though let off by Item, at supper a Messe of Porage, Gay, who was a disappointed candidate a Pese of Mution, ana a Reward at our for court favour, were charged by Pope, said Kechyn, a cast of Chete Brede at our whose wit ignited into a fiercer fire. Panatry, and a Galon of Ale at our But- The song of Peachum, as written Ly trye.
Gay, was less severe, until Pope altered Item, at after supper, a Chete Loff and the two last lines :
The Priest calls the lawyer a cheat, dignities of the nobleman, or the increasThe lawyer be-knaves the Divine,
ing wealth of the merchant, that happiness And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his trade is as honest as mine.
can be found, if such advantages are not
accompanied by a proudly joyous consciThese stood in Gay's manuscript
ousness of superiority which condenses and
combines all that is most precious in fame, And there's many arrive to be great
riches, or sovereignty itself. Nature, By a Trade not more honest than mine. alike generous to all, bestows this happy
temperament, this substantial sense of The still more audacious verses, which tangible greatness, as freely in one situathe “ Wasp of Twickenham” could claim tion of life as another; and although our entirely as his own, in the song of northern climate and calculating habits Macheath, after his being taken, were, forbid the buoyant spirit of happy con
ceitedness_to appear frequently amongst Since Laws were made for every degree, To curb vice in others as well as in me, us, yet English pride will sometimes I wonder we han't better company
furnish an adınirable, perhaps an enviaUpon Tyburn Tree,
ble specimen. These, it appears, were not noly Pope's, dealer, tallow chandler, and general
Jonathan Honeywood, grocer and tea. but most of the satirical parts pointed at the court and the courtiers, which make dealer, in the populous village where I so considerable a part of the opera, were
resided some five and twenty years ago, contributed by his epigrammatic pen.
always appeared to me, not only the most The opera of Polly, a sequel to the Beg; have ever seen, heard,
or read of. There
contented, but the most blissful man I gar's Opera, and still more satirical and daring, the lord chamberlain would not
was nothing shadowy, or unreal in his permit to appear on the stage. Rich, the felicity, nothing vapoury or mutable in manager, who had engaged to bring
it out lished on a perfect conviction, that his
his sense of enjoyment; for it was estabat Covent Garden, was sadly chagrined at this prohibition, as he had reckoned
own wisdom, knowledge, wealth, and much upon its success.-Angelo's Rem.
importance,-in one word, his greatness was unparalelled.
Mr. Honeywood, when I first knew
him, was a hale man, on the right side TO MARY.
of fifty, well to do in the opinion of his
neighbours, and, in his own conception, (For the Olio.)
uniquely, and even magnificently situated;
his form resembled one of his own sugar Oh, once it was a pleasure
casks, elongated to five foot six, and his To gaze upon thy charms, I fondly deemed a treasure
round, full, yet handsome face, in its exWas destined for my arms ;
pression partook the character of the conBut false, alas ! I found thee,
ients. Oh! what a mantling, creaming To one who lov'd thee well; And tho' heav'nly charms surround thee,
glow of self-complacency illuminated his I bid them all farewell.
countenance, when he welcomed his first
customers, who generally smiled in Go revel on in madness,
return, though there were not wanting If happier thou canst be,
among them the cold, the critical, and the And remember not the sadness That thou hast shed o'er me.
ascetic, who The links of love that bound us Without a sigh I sever,
“ Seldom smiled, or smiled in such a sort, No more to wreath around 18,
As if they mocked themselves." We part-and 'tis for ever.
or, in this case, mocked their proud and bustling neighbour. Far happier, how
ever, were those who partook his self-saCOMFORTS OF CONCEITEDNESS. the assurance, (constantly given them,).
tisfaction, and listened with greedy ears to By Mrs. Hofland.
that his teas grew on the finest spot of
ground in all China, and were reserved " SOME men
are born great, some by the East India Company for his espeachieve greatness, and others have great cial demand. His sugars he might call ness thrust upon them ;” but he who incomparable, for the canes were cultienjoys happiness as the consequence of vated in a peculiar manner, and the exhis greatness is distinct from all three. I: traction conducted by a chemical prois not in the triumph of the warrior, the cess used only for him, as the best cuspower of the statesman, the ancestral tomer of the Colony ; his nutmeys were
grown in the most beautiful garden in exploit of any British hero formed the Ceylon, by an old school-fellow, who subject of his eulogizing relation. I have would not sell them to any other purcha- seen him twirl his pyramidal papers, and ser, and, as for his soap and candles he lay them down one after another, with would say, rising two inches perpendicu- the air of a conqueror, whilst he descanlarly as he spoke, “they need no com- ted on the fire and the feelings of Nel. mendation—I make them myself. son, or protested that Sir Sydney Smith
A stranger might mistake this for the had managed the Pasha of Jaffa, as well enipty boast of a shop-keeper eager for as he could have done it himself; and gain, no such thing ! Mr. Honeywood had much do I question whether either of persuaded himself long ago, that it was these great men had more satisfaction in all true, and was merely a part of that their achievements than he had. This greatness which environed and pervaded happy adaptation of another's talents, or all things connected with him, and of rather power, he possessed of diffusing course, with that business, which he did himself into the minds of others, thus inreally manage with ability. In like man. spiring them with wisdom and valour, ner his family was, so far as he could was, indeed, a gift the proudest might judge, the very finest in the county ; at envy. any rate, the parish could show nothing Often would he address the school. like it. True! his eldest was a little master, or the exciseman, with, “Welt wild, but youth was the season for en. any friend, have you seen the paper tojoyment, and for his part he liked John's day? I find that Mr. Pitt has acted spirit. There were people who thought exactly as I advised, and Admiral Jarvis James idle; but, in point of fact, he was has fulfilled my wishes to a T. They are only studious, he was really proud of his going to make him a peer-that is right genius. The younger brats were only I said it must be done, and I shall illumidenominated « dear little angels," des- nate for his victory in such a manner as pite of greasy faces and dirty pinafores; will make the Squire and the Parson look and his daughter pronounced " incom- about them." parable.” The defect in her shape Notwithstanding such acts of occasional really a mercy, for a perfect beuuty was rivalry, Mr. Honeywood was always on a source of endless anxiety, he should the best terms with both these gentlemen ; have quite enough to do, as the guardian for the former was a very unpretending of so sweet a creature."
man of ancient family, whose history the " As for his wife,”—Mr. Honeywood grocer knew better than himself, being, generally dropt into a soft, but neither indeed proud of the antiquity of the Honeytimid nor nielancholy cadence, when he woods, who were originally retainers at touched upon this tender topic, “my the Hall. The latter had much of that wife I may say, is that is, no persons quiet humour, which could not fail to be can live better together than myself, and amused with the peculiarities of one who Mrs. Honeywood."
was at once ludicrous and estimable, and This fact was indisputable, for his own who, being a staunch churchman, an good temper neutralized the acidity of upright and humane overseer, was frehers, his industry supplied her extrava-' quently admitted to his study, or met in gance, and his activity superseded her his vestry. In every other point wherenegligence ; to all which failings his self- in Mr. Honeywood could exhibit his pase love rendered him blind, for how could sion for display, on these occasions he his helpmate escape imbibing his perfec. wisely omitted none, (for he observed, tion; by the force alone, of contiguity ? " that he loved to be appreciated proIt is true, that, as he was the most loyal perly by a learned man and a gentleman)" of men, he was in the habit of referring but there was no point on which he made much of his connubial felicity to his pos- his importance so absolute, as that which session of the same virtues and tastes belonged to the military character, it which characterized 'the good old king.' was probably, that which the clergyman On these occasions, he affected a know. would feel the most strongly. ledge of the sovereign's habits and person, 'Tis true, Mr. Houeywood, as a memretailed his conversations, or dilated on ber of the Yeomanry Cavalry, (that corps his domestic virtues, with the familiarity
which he assured all his customers, of a groom of the household, altogether Buonaparte himself deemed invincible,) surprising to those who were aware that could not, at that time, be deemed fit he had never approached within a hund for efficient service. He was now,“ more dred miles of the royal person.
fat than that chief beseemed,"his straight The same happy intimacy with his sub- jacket pinioned those mighty arms, which ject dilateil his roliind forin, and anima. should have restored peace to Europe, and ted his boinbastic eloqnence, when the his narrow buck-skins and piuching boots
forbaile return to his equestrian exercises; so very severe in his punishments towards but the consciousness that he had been a highwaymen, that hardly any that were soldier," bore his spirits up.” If he had taken and tried by him escaped without not “' mounted i' th’ imminent deadly hanging. The exercise of such severity, breach," yet it is certain, that he had made the fraternity resolve upon making “ j' th' elegant lively review," when a an example of his worship, which they real general was present; and this glorious executed according to the manner here recollection was crowning moments for his given : they lay in wayte for him not self-approbation. It rendered his loyalty, far from Tyburne, as he was lo cume courage, competence, industry and ability, from his house at -, Backs; had a incontrovertible; “ If he could not argue halter in readiness, brought him under the at a vestry-meeting, decide at the poorgallowes, fastened the rope about his house, and carry all before him at the neck, his hands tied behind him, (and - Wheat-Sheaf,' who could ?"
servants bound,) and then let him to the Fare thee well, honesl old Honeywood. mercy of his horse, which he called Ball. Age must have reduced thy loud sonorous So he cried, Ho Ball! Ho Ball! Ho pipe, ere this, to “ childish treble ;" thou Ball ! and it pleased God that his horse canst no longer (despite of summer's heat stood still till somebody came along, and winter's frast,) place th“ broad shoule which was half a quarter of an hour or ders against the buttress, and protest that more. He ordered this horse, for the serthou wilt support the church, and thence vice he had been to him in his need, to harangue on the necessity of erecting new be well kept as long as he lived; which stocks, and erasing new principles. order was performed to the letter.”
If death hath levelled thee with the statesmen, whom thou applauded, and the heroes whom thou lauded, let it not As cunning as, or as deep as Old Nick, be forgotten, that, with all thy haimless is an old proverb, and accounted for in and happy conceit, thou wert ever the the following way by Dr. Cocchi, who poor man's friend, and that, whilst baran- says, that it alludes to old Nicholas Maguing, in magisterial tones on the fate of chiavel, and so came afterwards to. be nations, many a time hast thou dropped perverted to the devil. an unbought parcel into the basket of the aged widow, or refreshed, with a draught of thy best ale, the parched lips of the This term is derived from pollice trunweary mendicant.
cato, from a practice of cutting off the Friendship's Offering. thumb, to avoid military service, of
which St. Mark, according to Jerome,
set the example. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY.
Owen says the word honour is derived It is the hour of morning's prime,
from the Hebrew word hon (riches), and The young day of the year,
the French or (gold). Bion the philosoThe day of days, before the time When brighter hopes appear;
pher says, that riches are the nerves of It is the time of early love,
all human actions, and that neither vaWheo suns but faintly shine;
lour nor ability could subsist without It is the day, all days above,
And not a leaf is green,
ced in our last number illustrates a subSo darker days the brightness show of thine, St. Valentine,
ject derived from the wars in Palestine, New Monthly. which form so striking a feature in the
early centuries of history, we think we can
not do better than devote a small portion ORIGINS.
of our work to some account of the orders
of knighthood, which arose out of those (For the Olio.)
The first order that originated when the WHOA BALL, ADDRESSED TO THE HORSE, Holy Land began to grow famous by the
Is said to have arisen thus :-Sir Miles expeditions of Christian Princes, was the Fleetwood, once recorder of Loudon, was Knights Hospitallers, which took place
about the year 1099, under Girard or miry in the stream. As these hospitallars Girardus ; but more anciently it is stated, grew rich, they unlaced themselves from there were Hospitalars under John the the strictness of their first institution, and Patriarch of Alexandria, who for his li- fell into all kinds of licentiousness. Their berality to the poor was surnamed Elee- poverty was a cozenage of the world, for mosynarius ; but these were not Knights, whilst their order sued in forma pauperis, out poor Alıns-men, who resided in the they were possessed of nineteenthousand Hospital of St. John Baptist at Jerusalem, manors in christendom. St. Bernard, in they were under rules or orders without speaking of their chastity, said that their naving any honour annexed to them, and time was mostly spent between lewd were supported by the charity of the mer- women and banquets. And it is not lo chants of Amalfi, a city of Italy. The be wondered at if their forced virginity Hospital that these Alms.men resided in was the parent of great uncleanness, for was afterwards enlarged and rebuilt by in common, those who vow not to go the Girard, who took the same saint for the high way of God's ordinance, often frepatron of their order. After this transaction quent base and unwarrantable bye paths." they became possessed of wealth and The ceremonies observed in the creation lands, and about the year 1100, Jordan of these Knights were as follows, a sword Brisset, a rich and religious man, built with a cross hilt, is in the first place delithem a house and endowed it with lands, vered to them, as a token that they must near St. John-street, West Smithfield, part be valiant, and defend the cause of reliof which is now standing, and known by gion ; with this sword they are struck the name of St. John's Gate, which buildthree times over the shoulder to teach ing belonged to one of the priors of St. them patiently to suffer for Christ, the John of Jerusalem, and from their appa- sword is then wiped, to denote that their rently great austerity in living, they ob- life must be undefiled. Gilt spurs are tained vast possessions in England, espe. then put upon them, because they are to cially in the county of Warwick, where scorn wealth at their heels; they then they had lands in Grafton, Chesterton, take a taper in their hands, which is typiPreston, Bagot, Whitmarsh, Newbold cal that they are to light others by their Pacie, Bilney, and numerous other places. exemplary lives; after this they heard The qualifications to obtain the highest mass, and their formalities were ended. order of this Knighthood, were that the In the year 1291, Sultan Serapha drove party must be eighteen years old, and them from their possessions in Palestine, not less, of an able body, and well des- and compelled them to take refuge in cended from worshipful parentage, not Cyprus, leaving in their haste all their born of Jewish or Turkish parents. No wealth behind hidden in a vault, which one of base birth, except the illegitimate was fetched for them three centuries afterson of a Prince, could be admitted, Fuller wards by the gallies of Malta. Twenty says “ there being honour in that dis- years after their flight into Cyprus, they honour.” The habiliments of this order fitted out a fleet under Pulke de Viderer, was a red belt with a white cross, and a their grand master, and obtained possesblack cloak or mantle having thereon a sion of the Island of Rhodes for their seat ; white cross of Jerusalem, or a but this place of resort also, after many crossed, which is five crosses together, in sturdy assaults was won by the Turks in memory of our Saviour's five wounds. 1523. Upon the loss of Rhodes they Their statutes were devised by Raimondis went to Nice in Piedmont, which city was de Padis, their first master. Fulier ob- granted to them by Charles Duke of serves there was some difference between Savoy. From this place they went to their habit in peace and in war.' Their Syracuse in Sicily, where they fought profession was a religious vow to fight valiantly to defend the country for Charles against infidels, to entertain and protect V; but this monarch not liking their pilgrims coming to the Holy Sepulchre, residing in his dominions, he assigned and to live in poverty, chastity, and obe- to them the isle of Malta, to be hulden by dience. Their second master made many them upon their grand masters paying additions to their rules, ordering, that yearly, by way of tenure, a falcon as an they should receive the sacrament three acknowledgment that they held it of him, times a year, and hear mass once a day if at which place they now continue under possible, and abstain from dealing in the appellation of Knights of Malta. merchandize, and also refrain from be- The order in England was suppressed coming usurers, to avoid fighting duels, by the Eighth Henry, when he dissolved and to stand neuter in the quarrels of the Monastic Institutions ; his daughter princes.
Mary, during her reign attempted to restore “ But it is given to most religious them, but they lost all during the reign of orders, to be clear in the spring, and her successor Elizabeth.