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Thirteen letters, exactly the same as in the name of Horatio Nelson, which forms a happy coincidence and allusion; for had he been christened Horace, or Horatius, the anagram could not obtain; and farther, had he not gained the victory of the Nile, it still would have been defective; but as it is, it is, perhaps, the happiest and most complete that ever was produced; and it is justly attributed to the ingenious and learned Dr. Burney, of Greenwich. Had this anagram been previously discovered, it would have been a motto for his lordship's arms, equally, if not more in point than the present:
“Palmam qui meruit ferat.”
“Let him bear the palm who has deserved it.”
ANECDOTE OF REMBRANDT.
Rembrandt, being in want of money, and finding his works of heavy vent, put into the newspapers that he was dead, and advertised a publick sale of the finished and unfinished paintings in his house. Crowds flocked to the auction, eager to possess one of the last efforts of so great a master. The meanest sketch sold at a price, which entire pictures had never fetched before. After collecting the proceeds, Rembrandt came to life again; but the Dutch, who resent improbity even in genius, never would employ him after his resurrection.
.Anecdote of sir Christofther Wren and king Charles II. Sir Christopher Wren was a man of small stature. When king Charles II. came to see the hunting palace he had built at Newmarket, he thought the rooms too low. Sir Christopher walked about them, and looking up, replied: “Sir, and please your majesty, I think they are high enough.” The king squatted down to sir Christopher's height, and creeping about in that posture, cried: « Aye, sir Christopher, I think they are high enough.”
THF, MASKED JEW.
At one of the masquerades lately given at the Margate theatre, a gentleman, who appeared in the character of a Jew, came up to an officer, and asked to purchase his sword. The officer indignantly replied: “Be careful, sir; that sword will fight of itself.” The humorous Israelite rejoined: “ That is the sword that just suits you.”
MILANESE PHYSICIAN. A physician at Milan, who took care of insane persons, on their being guilty of any irregularity, used to have them placed up to the chin,
or knees, in a stinking pond, ac
cording to the degrees of their fault. One of these persons who had undergone this discipline, and was allowed to walk about the yard, meeting a gentleman with his hounds coming through, he addressed the sportsman: “What are those dogs for?” “To catch hares,” replied the gentleman. “And what do they cost you by the year * “Two hundred pounds, including servants and horses.” “And what is the value of the hares you kill in a twelvemonth * “About forty pounds, perhaps, or less,” replied the gentleman. “Ride away, then, as fast as you can,” said the madman, “for if the doctor finds you here, you will soon be in that pond up to your chin.”
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