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CONTENTS. NOTES:

Nates.

Page Music of the Spheres

165

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES. Origin of various Books

167

“How sweet the moon-light sleeps upon this bank! Monumental Brasses abroad, by W. Sparrow Simpson . 167 Notes on Old London

Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music

169 Proverbs from Fuller

169

Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night, Misprint in Prayer-books, by W. Sparrow Simpson

Become the touches of sweet harmony.

170 Minor Notes : - Remarkable Epitaph - Deferred Exe

Sit, Jessica: Look how the floor of heaven cution in Spain - More Gold Meaning of “ Nugget

Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold ; - Acrostic on the Napoleon Family-Literati-Names of Places

170

There's not the smallest orb, which thou behold'st,

But in his motion like an angel sings,
QUERIES :-
Heraldic Queries, by Reginald de Melmerby

171

Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins : Passages in Bingham, by Richard Bingham, Jr.

172

Such harmony is in immortal souls; Two Full Moons in July

172

But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Another Dodo Query, by W. Pinkerton

172 Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.” Minor Queries:- Etymolosy of “ Quarrel "- Relics of

Merchant of Venice, Act V. Sc. 1. Charles I. - Lady Gerrard's second Marriage "To be in the wrong Box" - Sir Kenelm Digby Was

For anything I know to the contrary, PythaSir Kenelm Digby a Painter ?--St. Mary of the Lowes, goras was the first who advanced this doctrine of or De Lacubus - Peleg in Germany - Public Whip. ping of Women in England Henry Mortimer

the music of the splieres ; and Fenton, in his obPassage in Jeremy Taylor - Locke on Romanisin servations appended to Tonson's edition of Waller's Lancashire Sayings - Passage in the Somnium Sci

Poems (page xcii. Lond. 1730), supposes him to pionis-Walter Parsons, Porter to James 1.- Furye Family

173 have grounded his belief on the words of Job Misor QUERIES ANSWERED:- Barefooted Friar – Lord literally understood: “When the morning stars Delamer - British Critic or Theological Review Psalm-singing at Paul's Cross - George Thomason

sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Thomas Goffe - Beef eaters

175 joy," chap. xxxviii. 7. I shall have to refer to REPLIES :

Milton more than once; but his “ Christmas A Paser ge in the" Merchant of Venice," Act III. Sc. 2., Hymn" is here quite to my purpose : by S. W. Singer

176 Lunar Occultations

176

XII. Serpent Eating

177

“ Such music (as 'tis said) Cowper or Cooper

177

Before was never made,
Mogal Arms in Churches, by Wm. Sydney Gibson, &c. 178 But when of old the sons of morning sung,
The Gregorian Tones, by Matthew Cooke and William

While the Creator great
Sparrow Simpson, B.A..

178

His constellations set, The True Maiden-hair Fern

180

And the well-balanc'd world on hinges hung, * The Good Old Cause"

180 Mémoires d'une Contemporaine

181

And cast the dark foundations deep, Fishing by Electricity, by W. Fraser

131 And bid the welt'ring waves their oozy channel koop. Maturin Laurent, by James Cornish

181

XIII. Replies to Minor Queries :- The Man in the Moon

“ Ring out ye crystal spheres, Collar of SS. - Reverence to the Altar - Spanish

Once bless our human ears,
Vessels wrecked on Irish Coast - Dress of the Clergy
Virgilian Lots - General Lambert-"Sic transit

(If ye have pow'r to touch our senses so ;) gloria muodi"-Lines on the Succession of the Kings

And let your silver chime of England - Aghindle or Aghendole - Sinking Fund

Move in melodious time, - Punch and Judy - Rhymes on Places - Sleep like a Top - More recent Corruptions - Knightsbridge

And let the base of Heaven's deep organ blow; Wedgwood Famils-“ Vox populi, vox Dci "_" Dieu

And with your ninefold harmony et mon Droit" - Coral Charins, &c.

182 MISCELLANEOCS :

Make up full consort to th' angelic symphony." Books and Odd Volumes wanted

186 Milton speaks also of the “mystical dance" of Notices to Correspondents

186 the spheres, and further adds : Advertisements

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“ And in their motions harmony divine

So smooths her charming tones, that God's own ear Vol. VI. - No. 147.

Listens delighted.”Par. Lost, lib. v. 620.

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294. I remember also a passage in Buchanan :

“ With that the musick of the spheres burst out, “Quid solem loquar aut lunam ? quid cætera cæli

Pouring a deluge of soul-ravishing layes : Sidera, quæ peragunt non æquo tramite cursum,

With which a while tho' David's fingers fought, Inque chori ludunt speciem, et nunc lumine juncto

His mortal strings so high he could not raise ; Mutua conspirant, spatiis nunc dissita longis,

• My harp must yield,' he cry'd, .but yet my heart Quæque suum servant diversa lege tenorem?"

Shall in your loftiest accents bear her part.'
De Sphæra, lib. i. p. 420.
Amstelædami, 1687, 12mo.

295.

“ Indeed those airs are so refin'd, that none Cowley also sings :

But purest hearts' spiritual strings can be Quales (crediderim) divum edidit auribus oliin Stretch'd to their chords' full compass; this alone Concentus mundi sacer, et dulcissimus ordo,

That consort is, to which the melody Cum lites elementorum Natura diremit,

You with the name of musick honour here
Disposuitque modis divinitus omnia justis."

Is only learned gratings of the ear."
Planturum, lib. v, page 306. Lond. 1688, 8vo.

Page 241. Cambridge, 1702, folio. And though in the notes to his Pindaric “Odle I have one quotation more to make, but it must on the Resurrection " he seems to think such be a long one, as it seems to contain almost all that Pythagorean ideas as more befitting poetry than

can be said upon the subject. It is from Bishop sound philosophy, I must adduce a very quaint Martin Fotherby, and includes the opinions of the passage from his Davideis likewise :

more ancient writers, as well as of Bede, St. An

selm, Boethius, and Du Bartas. It is strange to “ Th' ungovern'd parts no correspondence knew,

find such an argument pressed into the controversy An artless war from thwarting motions grew ; with atheists : but the whole chapter is worth Till they to number and fixt rules were brought

reading. He says: By the Eternal Mind's poetique thought : Water and Air be for the Tenor chose,

“ And therefore, divers of them, as they ascribe a Earth made the Base, the Treble Flame arose, rythmical motion unto the starres; so doe they an To th' active Moon a quick brisk stroke he gave,

harmonicall unto the heavens; ymagining that their To Saturn's string a touch more soft and grave. inoving produceth the melodie of an excellent sweete The motions strait, and round, and swift, and slow, tune. So that they make the starres to be dancers, And short and long, were mixt and woven so,

and the heavens to be musitians. An opinion which Did in such artful Figures smoothly fall,

of old bath hung in the heads, and troubled the braines As made this decent measur'd Dance of all.

of many learned men : yea, and that not onely among And this is Musick.”—Lib. i. p. 13. 1668, folio.

the heathen philosophers, but also even among our

Christian divines. The first author and inventor of In the notes to Grey's edition of Hudibras there which conceited imagination was the philosopher is some learning collected in a short compass, and Pythagoras. Who broclied his opinion with such some references are given on the subject. The felicitie and happinesse, that he wonne unto his part reason assigned by Butler for our not hearing the divers of the most ancient and best learned philosophers, music of the spheres is this :

as Plutarch reporteth. Plato, whose learning Tullie “ Her voice, the music of the spheres,

so much admireth, that hee calleth hin The God of all So loud, it deafens mortals' ears ;

Philosophers, Deum Philosophorum, he affirmeth of the As wise philosophers have thought,

heavens, that evěry one of them hath sitting upon it a And that's the cause we hear it not."

sweet-singing syren, caro ing out a most pleasant and Part II. canto i. 1. 617. vol. i. PP. 316-7.

melodious song, agreeing with the motion of her ow: Dublin, 1744.

peculiar heaven, Which syren, though it sing of itselfe

but one single part, yet all of thein toge her, being Shaks

sspeare, as alreadly quoted, has assigned a eight in number (for so many heavens were onely held different reason; and Milton closely follows him by the ancients) doe make an excellent song, consisting in the " Arcades."

of eight parts: wherein they still modulate their songs,

agreeable unto the motions of the eight celestial “ After the heavenly tune, which none can hear

spheres. Arist., I. ii. De Colo, c. ix. to. i. p. 588.; Of human mould, with gross unpurged ear.'

Cic., I. iii. De Nat. Deor., p. 2.9.; Plut., l. De Musica, Indeed Milton had written an academic exercise to. ii. p. 707. ; Cic., I. ii. De Nat. Deor., p. 205.; at Cambridge, “ De Concentu Sphærorum,” in

Plato, I. x. De Rep., p. 670. Which opinion of

Platoes is not only allowed by Macrobius (lib. ii. which he explains the theory of Plato. Thomas

De Som. Scip., e. iii. p. 90.), but he also affirmeth of Warton gives much additional information in his notes upon the “ Arcades," and illustrates Milton praise of God. "Yea, and he proveth bis assertion out

this syren's song, that it is a psalme composed in the by himself: he gave some further description of

of the very name of a syren: which signitieth (as he this music, Par. Lost, lib. vii. 558.

And as

saith) as much as Deo cúnens, A singer unto God. But Beaumont's Psyche is less known, I may as well Maximus Tyrius (Serm. xxi. p. 256.) he affirmeth of extract a passage from it:

the heavens, that (without any such helpe of these

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