Imatges de pàgina

without recollecting to respect the feelings of an excruciating pimple, with which it is infested.

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Sen. Rather thoughtless, indeed ; — the « vellit aurem” ought certainly to have followed the “ admonuit," instead of preceding it, as you and the poet have arranged it.

14. (T.) Having this kind of tooth drawn by instalments.


See here !—I have kept all the fragments, along with these pretty pieces of wreck from the jaw, that bore them company—that they might serve as inementos, in case I should ever find myself in the humour of parting with any more




15. (T.) Battering your own knuckles, or jarring the touchy part of your elbow, against the edge of the table, as if with a hearty good-will.

16. (T.) Having some cutaneous complaint, of which the principal feature is a furious and constant itching—yet being rigidly interdicted the use of

your nails.

17. (T.) After having, with great labour, succeeded in dragging on a new and very tight boot-receiv. ing strong and incessant hints from a hornet at the bottom, that he does not like his confinement :- no boot-jack at hand to second your anxiety to relieve him!

18. (S.) The face or hands becoming suddenly and unaccountably begrimed with that mysterious sort of filth, which, as soon as you have, with great difficulty, scoured it away, returns again and again more liberally than ever.

19. (S.) Your real sensations, during the pretended indifference with which you sit to be tickled, by a celebrated tickler, in the most sensitive parts of the body.

20. (S.) On standing up, and stretching yourself, after sitting long over books or papers—the sudden rush of blood to the head, and consequent giddiness and staggering, with which you are punished for your sober excess.

21. (S.) The ends of your finger-nails becoming rough and ragged, so as to catch, and pull away, the wool, or threads, of worsted, cotton, &c.

22. (S.) After having been long reclining, with every limb disposed in some peculiarly luxurious manner-being suddenly routed from your lounge; then endeavouring in vain to re-establish yourself in your former posture, of which you have forgotten the particulars, though you recollect the

enjoyment-every new attempt leaving a certain void in your comfort, which nothing can supply :

.66 in ev'ry varied posture, How widow'd ev'ry thought of ev'ry joy !”

Young. 23. (S.) Trying in vain to tamper with an approaching fit of the cramp, by stretching out your limbs, and lying as still as a mouse.

24. (S.) In sickness—the tender persecution which you undergo from your female friends, while, after a restless night, you are beginning, towards the evening, to drop into a delicious 'doze in your chair; but which they will, on no account, suffer you to enjoy, settling it with 'each other that you are to be carefully shaken, and well tora mented, every half minute, -one crying “Don't go to sleep!”-another, “ you had better go to bed!”—a third, “ you'll certainly take cold !" -a fourth, “ you'll spoil your rest at night," &c. &c.

Ned Tes.

66 alterius sic Altera poscit opem, et conjurat amice."


25. (T.) Labouring in vain to disentangle your medi. cine-scales ; till, after fretting, twisting, and twirling half the morning, to no purpose, you are, at last, obliged to weigh as you can, with all the strings in a Gordian knot-one scale topsyturvy, and the other turvy-topsy, &c.

Sen. Yes; and all this, as it often happens, when the medicine is of so very ticklish and critical a nature, that, “ If thou tak’st more or less, be it but so much As makes it light, or heavy, in the substance, Or the division, of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple-nay, if the scale turn But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest!"

Merch. of Ven.

26. (S.)

The interval between the dentist's confession

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