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taken up long ago from the example of David (Ps. cxix. 164] and Daniel (vi. 10), and a compunction and shame that I had omitted it so long, when I heedfully read of the custom of the Mahometans to pray five times in the day.
“ To pray and magnify God in the night, and my dark bed, when I could not sleep: to have short ejaculations whenever I awaked ; and when the four o'clock bell' awoke me, or my first discovery of the light, to say the collect of our liturgy, Eternal GOD, Who hast safely brought me to the beginning of this day', &c.
“ To pray in all places where privacy inviteth; in any house, highway, or street ; and to know no street or passage in this city which may not witness that I have not forgot God and my Saviour in it : and that no parish or town, where I have been, may not say the like.
“ To take occasion of praying upon the sight of any church, which I see or pass by, as I ride about.
"Since the necessities of the sick, and unavoidable diversions of my profession, keep me often from church, yet to take all possible care that I might never miss Sacraments upon their accustomed days.
“To pray daily and particularly for sick patients, and in general for others, where oever, howsoever, under whose care soever ; and at the entrance into the house of the sick, to say, The peace and mercy of God be in this place.
“After a sermon, to make a thanksgiving, and desire a blessing, and to pray for the minister.
“In tempestuous weather, lightning and thunder, either night or day, to pray for God's merciful protection upon all men, and His mercy upon their souls, bodies and goods.
“Upon sight of beautiful persons, to bless God in His crea. tures, to pray for the beauty of their souls, and to enrich them with inward graces to be answerable unto the outward ; upon sight of deformed persons, to send them inward graces, and en. rich their souls, and give them the beauty of the resurrection."
' A bell which tolls in pursuance of the will of a person, who, having lost his way in a winter night's storm, and wandered about for a considerable time on Mousehold Heath, near Norwich, was at length directed to the city by the tolling of a bell in the Church of St. Peter, Mancroft, near Sir T. B.'s house.
P. 105, I. 14. though in my mirth] A, B, and the MSS. add, and at a tavern.
P. 105, 1. 15. departing spirit] A has departed spirit.
P. 105, l. 28. the story of the Italian] “who, after he had inveigled his enemy to disclaim his faith for the redemption of his life, did presently poyniard him, to prevent repentance, and assure his eternal death.” (Pseud. Epid. vii. 19, $ 3.) The story is to be found in Bodin, De Republ. v. 6, p. 608 B., ed. Paris, 1586.
P. 106, 1. 3. severor] securer, A, B, and the MSS.
I am one, &c.] plainer in the Latin translasion, “Unus mihi videor, haud aliter ac mundus unus est.”
P. 106, 1. 22. passion against reason) passion against passion, A to D. This is one of the Errata in c.
P. 106, 1. 25. that's angry with me, not found in A, B.
P. 106, l. 28. so soft] This is one of the Errata in c, which was first corrected in Q, all previous edd. having too soft.
P. 107, 1. 3. general, om. A to D. This is one of the Errata P. 107, 11. 9-22. For there are
any of these, not found in A, B, and the MSS.
P. 107, 1. 13. the temper of that lecher] The story is told by Pliny, Hist. Nat. xxxvi. 4, § 5.
P. 107, 1. 14 Nero] viz. the Emperor Tiberius. See Tacitus, Annal. vi. I.
P. 107, 1. 25. of myself, om. A to D. This is one of the Errata in c.
P. 107, I. 26. Mortality] A, B, and the MSS. add, “ that I detest mine own nature, and in my retired imaginations cannot withhold my hands from violence on myself.”
P. 108, 1. 2. our great selves, the world] the whole visible world or macrocosm, opposed to man the microcosm. See Index in Microcosm.
P. 108, 1. 5. by their particular discords] Most of the edd. connect this clause with what precedes, but the Latin translator has et privatis suis inimicitüs pacem publicam tuentes, which seems to be the better sense.
P. 108, l. 12. not only of man, but of the devil] A, B, and the MSS. have, not of man, but of devils.
P. 108, 1 14. not circumscribed] A to D om. not. This is one of the Errata in C.
P. 109, 1. 14. Cheapside] This was the great herb-market in Browne's day. (MS. Note by Gardiner.)
P. 109, 1. 18. the opinion of Socrates] Moltke refers to Plato, Apol. p. 21, and Diogenes Laërtius, in Vitâ Soer. sect. 16, $ 32.
P. 109, l. 20. Homer pined away, &c.] The story is found in the lives of Homer attributed to Herodotus (8 35) and Plutarch ($ 4); and is noticed by Sir T. B. in Pseud. Epid. vii. 13.
P. 109, 1. 20. fishermen] some edd. have fisherman.
P. 109, l. 21. Aristotle . Euripus] In Pseud. Epid. vii. 13, Sir T. B. treats at length of the cause and manner of Aristotle's death, and also of the tides of the Euripus or Negropont.
P. 109, 1. 26. unteach] A, B, and the MSS. have teach.
P. 109, 1, 27. doth but] E and some later edd. have doth not. This is one of the few cases in which the reading in E is inferior to that in D,
P, 110, 1. 15. endeavour at] This is one of the Errata in c, that was first corrected in K, the previous edd. having endeavour all.
P. 110, 1. 22. once] Wilkin (T) and other modern edd. add [married ] in order to render the sentence grammatical.
P. 110, l. 22. commend ] C, D, have commend not. This is one of the Errata in c.
P. 110, 1l. 22, 23. and commend .. twice] A, B, and the MSS. have and am resolved never to be married twice.
P. 110, 1. 25. some times and, om. A, B, and the MSS.
P. 110, 1. antep. I could be content] I could wish, A, B, and the MSS.
P. 111, l. 4. cool'd imagination] cold imagination, A, B; im. agination coold, C, D. This is one of the Errata in c.
P. III, 1. 14. sound] A, B, and the MSS. have vocal sound.
P. III, l. 25. from my obedience] A, B, and the MSS. have for my Catholick obedience.
P. III, 1. 26. I do embrace it] A, B, and the MSS. have I am bound to maintain it.
P. III, 1. 30. the First Composer] A, B, and the MSS. have my Maker.
P, 112, 1. 4. God] A, B, and the MSS. add the following sentence, which Gardiner (w) has introduced into his text :“It unties the ligaments of my frame, takes me to pieces, dilates me out of myself, and by degrees, methinks, resolves me into Heaven.”
P. 112. 1. 9. all are naturally inclined unto Rhythme] Wilkin refers to several persons who have collected instances of verses being written unconsciously, to which may be added Fabricius, Biblioth. Lat. lib. ii. c. 21, § 3. The two following instances deserve a place in any similar collection that may hereafter be made. In the Ist ed. of Whewell's Mechanics (Cambr. 1819) we find at p. 44:-- “Hence no force however great / can stretch a cord however fine | into an horizontal line which is accurately straight.” And Charles Lamb writing to Charles Cowden Clark (Feb. 25, 1828) says :-“If I get out, / I shall get stout, I and then something will out :--you see I rhyme insensibly.”
P, 112, 1, 1o. Tacitus] “ Urbem Romam in principio reges habuere.''
(Note by Sir T. B.) P. 112, l. 11. Cicero] “In quâ me non inficior mediocriter esse.” (Note by Sir T. B.)
P. 112, l. 23. put out of temper, E, J, L (and probably the intermediate edd.); out of temper, D (and perhaps A, B, C).
P. 113, 1. 5. any way, om. L, and some other edd.; Q has any of them.
P. 113, 1. 13. as Aristotle oft-times the opinions of his prede. cessors] A, B, and the MSS. have as Aristotle the fourth pgure [in Logic), and this is the reading criticized by Sir Kenelm Digby in his Observations, p. 484 (ed. Bohn). P. 113, 11, 15, 23.
shall obey] Wilkin (T) and some others read they were not they shall obey.
P. 113, 1. antep. the Sun's] the Sun, A, B, and the MSS. ; Suns, J.
P. 113, l. antep. with all men] without all men, A, B, and the MSS.
P. 114, 1. 15. in nature] J has in natures, and the Latin translation in rerum aliarum naturis.
P. 114, 1. 23. not the contagion] A, B, and the MSS. have and the contagion.
P. 114, 1. 26. the man without a navel] “ Adam, whom I conceive to want a navel, because he was not born of a woman.'' (Note in one of the MSS.) See Pseud. Epid. bk. v. ch. 5.
P. 114, 1. 26. yet lives in me] “ Adhuc, proh dolor! vivit in me vetus homo."
(De Imit. Xti. iii. 34 $ 3.) P. 114, 1. 28. Defenda, &c.] Jer. Taylor says, (Serm. 6, vol, iv. p. 418, ed. Eden.) “ Custodi, libera me de meipso, Deus, it was St. Augustine's prayer ; 'Lord, keep me, Lord, deliver me from myself.'
P. 115, 1. 15. their natures] the natures, A, B, C. This is one of the Errata in c.
P. 115, 1. 22. thirty years] Hence, as Sir T. B. was born in 1605, the Religio Medici was written about 1635. See p. 4, 1. 8, and p. 66, l. 4. P. 115, 1. ult.
I am above Atlas his shoulders) Meaning, I am a world in myself. The following sentences ending with alphabet of man (p. 116, 1. 18) are wanting in A, B, and the MSS.
P. 116, 1. 6. I take my circle, &c.] “hoc est, ambitu et circumferentia totius terrarum orbis non contineor : illa enim continet ccclx gradus.” (Moltke.)
P. 116, 1. 19. I am as happy as any) A, B, and the MSS. have, I am the happiest man alive, with the following addition :“I have that in me that can convert poverty into riches, adversity into prosperity: I am more invulnerable than Achilles ; Fortune hath not one place to hit me." P. 116, 1. 27
realty] Q and the other modern edd. have realily ; but realty is a genuine word, used by Henry More. See Latham's Johnson.
P. 116, 1. 29. senses] A, B, and the MSS. add here, “with this I can be a king without a crown, rich without royalty, in heaven though on earth, enjoy my friend and embrace him at a distance; without which I cannot behold him." There is an interesting paper on Dreams by Sir T. B., vol. iii. p. 342, ed. Bohn.
P. 117, I. 18. watery] This is one of the Errata in c, that was first corrected in K, the earlier edd. having earthly, and the Latin translation, terrenus.
P. 117, 1. ult. Aristotle .... hath not throughly defined it] referring perhaps to De Somno, c. 1. p. 131, ed. Tauchn., where he calls sleep årivnoía Tis, a certain immobility or quiescence.
P. 118, 1. 3. Galen seems to have corrected it] viz. Aristotle's definition ; alluding perhaps to a passage pointed out by Moltke (De Motu Muscul., ii. 4, vol. iv. p. 435 sq.) where he says that the muscles are not always at rest during sleep.