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for all his pains, only the mean present of two copies thereof. Mr. Gawler had this information from Dr. Ward's own mouth.
Pope Sixtus IV., although he increased the Vatican collection with
many valuable MSS., and encouraged the historian Platina by making him its librarian, had yet very little taste for learning and science, which the following story will sufficiently testify: Theodore Gaza, one of those literati who had fled from the barbarous conquerors of Constantinople, presented Pope Sixtus a translation of Cicero's works into the Greek language; the Pope, who having been a Cordelier full fifty years, enjoyed more pleasure from the questions of a Duns Scotus than the effusions of Tully, received the books coldly, cast them carelessly into a corner, and then ordered his chamberlain to give the author a sum by way of remuneration, which scarcely reimbursed him for the money he had expended in purchasing the parchment whereon his work was written. “ Fool that I was,” exclaimed the Greek in his own tongue, “to think that such an ass had a relish for any other food than thistles!” Luckily for the proverbialist, the good Pope knew nothing of the Greek language.
(0) I shall now wind up my annotations with some specimens of the puff direct, which are so common in this land of trade and universal speculation.
Since I feel that with scribes nought on earth can so
grieve 'em, As thus in a darkness Cimmerian to leave 'em ;
My strain thus I terminate, trusting their fury To Nick will not hurl me without judge or jury:
The Battle-Boots,—the Stage-Boots,-
I strive all others to excel,
A single pair will best shew proof
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Their praise is my due, not their censure I swear,
The Don Cossacks. When these heroes arrived in town, and were apprised of our liberal subscriptions for the relief of the suffering Russians, their iron countenances were bedewed with tears of gratitude. Observing a number of persons crowding into No. 9, Charing Cross, and being informed that it arose from the eagerness of the public to secure their fortunes in the state lottery, they instantly sent for two tickets, resolving to add their prizes to the above-mentioned subscriptions. When told that every ticket would be drawn a prize on the 6th of May, they exclaimed-Hurrah! Bish for ever !!
T. DAVISON, Lombard-street,
his style, point, and metre, his own
whole body of, gulled
modern, a substitute for
the, a pattern of wisdom
a hymn relative to