Page images

Romans, and had a joint temple consecrated to king in his wars. For the same reason, there. them at Rome: but afterwards each of them had fore, that honors are in the disposal of the king, separate temples, which were so placed that no offices ought to be so likewise; and, as the king one could enter the temple of Honor without may create new titles, so may he create new passing through that of Virtue; by which the offices; but with this restriction, that he cannot Romans were continually put in mind that virtue create new offices with new fees annexed to is the only direct path to true glory. Plutarch them, nor annex new fees to old offices; for this tells us that the Romans, contrary to their usual would be a tax upon the subject, which cannot custom, sacrificed to Honor uncovered; per- be imposed but by act of parliament. Wherehaps to denote, that, wherever honor is, it wants fore, in 13 Hen. IV., a new office being created no covering, but shows itself openly to the by the king's letters patent for measuring cloths, world.

with a new fee for the same, the letters patent Honor, in the beau monde, has a meaning were, on account of the new fee, revoked and materially different from the above, and which it declared void in parliament. Upon the same is easier to illustrate than define. It is however or like ground the king has also the prerogative subject to a system of rules, called the laws of of conferring privileges upon private persons : honor, constructed by people of fashion, calcu- such as granting places or precedence to any of lated to facilitate their intercourse with one his subjects, or converting aliens, or persons another, and for no other purpose. Consequently born out of the king's dominions, into denizens; nothing is considered as inconsistent with honor, whereby some very considerable privileges of but what tends to incommode its intercourse. natural born subjects are conferred upon them. Hence, as Paley very properly states the matter, Such also is the prerogative of erecting corporaprofaneness, neglect of public worship or private tions; whereby a number of private persons are devotion, cruelty to servants, rigorous treatment united together, and enjoy many liberties, powers, of tenants or other dependents, want of charity and immunities in their political capacity, which to the poor, injuries done to tradesmen by in- they were incapable of in their natural. solvency or delay of payment, with numberless Honor, Maids of, are young ladies in the examples of the same kind, are accounted no queen's household, whose office is to attend the breaches of honor; because a man is not a less queen when she goes abroad, &c. In Britain agreeable companion for these vices, nor the they are six in number, and their salary is £300 worse to deal with in those concerns which are

a year each. usually transacted between one gentleman and Honor Point, in heraldry, is that next above another. Again, the law of honor being consti- the centre of the escutcheon, dividing the upper tuted by men occupied in the pursuit of plea- part into two equal portions. sure, and for the mutual convenience of such Honors of War, in a siege, is when a govermen, will be found, as might be expected from nor, having made a long and vigorous defence, the character and design of the law-makers, to is at last obliged to surrender the place to the be, in most instances, favorable to the licen- enemy for want of men and provisions, and tious indulgence of the natural passions. Thus makes it one of his principal articles to march it allows of fornication, adultery, drunkenness, out with the honors of war; that is, with shoulprodigality, dueļling, and revenge in the extreme; dered arms, drums beating, colors flying, and all and lays no stress upon the opposite virtues. the baggage, &c.

The king is styled the fountain of honor, as being Honors, MILITARY. All armies salute the source of honors, dignities, &c. See Pre- crowned heads in the most respectful manner, ROGATIVE. Although the origin of all sovereignty drums beating a march, colors and standards is in the people, yet it is absolutely impossible dropping, and officers saluting. Their guards that government can be maintained without a pay no compliment, except to the princes of the due subordination of rank. The British consti- blood; and even that by courtesy, in the absence tution has therefore entrusted the king with the of the crowned head. To the commander in sole power of conferring dignities and honors, chief the whole line turns out without arms, and in confidence that he will bestow them only the camp-guards beat a march, and salute. To upon such as deserve them. Hence all degrees generals of horse and foot, they beat a march, of nobility, of knighthood, and other titles, are and salute ; lieutenant-generals of ditto, three received by immediate grant from the crown: ruffs, and salute; major-generals of ditto two either expressed in writing, by writs or letters ruffs, and salute; brigadiers of ditto one ruff and patent, as in the creation of peers and baronets; salute; colonels of ditto, rested arms, and no or by corporeal investiture, as in the creation of beating. Sentinels rest their arms to all fielda simple knight. From the same principle also officers, and shoulder to every officer. All arises the prerogative of erecting and disposing governors that are not general officers, in all of offices; for honors are in their nature convert- places where they are governors, have one ruff, ible and synonymous. All offices under the with rested arms; but for those who have no crown carry, in the eye of the law, an honor commission as governors, no drum beats. Lieualong with them; because they imply a superi tenant-governors have the main-guard turned ority of abilities, being supposed to be always out to them with shouldered arms. The admiral filled with those who are most able to execute or commander-in-chief of his majesty's fleet, is to them. In fact all honors, in their original, bad rank with a field-martial of the army. The adduties or offices annexed to them; an earl, comes, mirals, with their flags on the main-top-mastwas the conservator or governor of a county; head, are to have rank with generals. Vice-adand a knight, miles, was bound to attend the mirals are to have rank as lieutenant-generals

Rear-admirals are to have rank as major-gene HONORIUS, the second son of Theodosius rals. Commodores, with broad pendants, are to the Great, was associated in the empire with his have rank as brigadier-generals.

brother Arcadius, A. D. 395. See Rome. He Captains commanding post ships, after three died at Ravenna, A. D. 423, aged thirty-nine. years from the date of their first cominission for HONTHEIM (John Nicholas de), a learned a posi ship, are to have rank as colonels. All author, born at Treves in 1700. He was made other captains, commanding post ships, are to suffragan to the archbishop elector, and was a have rank as lieutenant-colonels. Captains of man of great taste and erudition. He wrote, 1. his majesty's ships or vessels, not taking post, Historia Trevisensis Diplomatica et Pragmatica, are to have rank as majors. Lieutenants of his 3 vols. folio. 2. A Supplement to it, in 2 vols. majesty's ships are to have rank as captains. folio. 3. De Præsenti Statu Ecclesiæ Liber

The rank and precedence of sea officers, in the Singularis, 5 vols. 410. He died in 1790. classes above-mentioned, are to take place ac HOOD, in composition, is derived from the cording to the seniority of their respective com- Sax. þad ; in Germ. heit; in Dut. heid. It demissions.

notes quality; character; condition; as, knightNo land officer is to command any of his hood; childhood ; fatherhood. Sometimes it is majesty's squadrons or ships, nor any sea-officer written after the Dutch, as maidenhead. Someto command at land; nor shall either have a times it is taken collectively: as, brotherhood, a right to demand military honors due to their confraternity; sisterhood, a company of sisters. respective ranks, unless they are upon actual Hood, n. s. & v.a. Sax. pod, probably service.

Hood'MAN-BLIND, n. S. from he pod, head. All guards and sentinels are to pay the same Hoop'wIN K, v. a.

S The upper covering of compliments to the officers of the royal navy as a woman's head; a monk's cowl; a covering put are directed to be paid to the officers of the over the hawk's eyes when he is not to fly; an army, according to their relative ranks.

ornamental fold that hangs down the back of a The compliments above directed are to be graduate, to mark his degree: to hood, to dress in paid by the troops to officers in the service of a hood ;to blind; to cover : hoodman-blind a play any power in alliance with his majesty according in which the person hooded is to catch another, to their respective ranks.

and tell the name; blindman's buff: hoodwink, The honors paid by sentinels to the officers to blind with something bound over the eyes; to when encamped, or in garrison, are-Field-mar- cover; hide; deceive; impose upon. shals; two sentinels, with ordered firelocks, at A white cote and a blew hode wered he. their tent or quarters. Generals of horse or foot;

Chaucer. Prologue to Cant. Tales. two sentinels, one with his firelock shouldered,

While grace is saying, I'll hood mine eyes the other ordered. Lieutenant-generals; one, Thus with my hat, and sigh, and say, Amen. with firelock ordered. Major-generals; one,

Shakspeare. with firelock shouldered. The first battalion of

What devil was't, guards go under arms to the king only; not to That thus hath cozened you at hoodman blind? stand by, nor draw up in the rear of their arms

Id. to any other; nor to give sentinels to foreigners. Be patient ; for the prize I'll bring thee to,

Shall hood-wink this mischauce.

Id. Second and third battalions draw up behind their

We will bind and hood-wink him so, that he shall arms to the princes, and to field-marshals; but when on grenadier guards, or out-posts, they suppose he is carried into the leaguer of the adver

Id. turn out, as other guards do, to the officers of

So have I seen, at Christmas sports, one lost, the day. They give one sentinel with shouldered

And houd-winked, for a man embrace a post. arms to the princes of the blood, and to field

Ben Jonson. marshals when they lie alone in garrison.

Then might ye see, HONORABLE, a title conferred on the youngest Cowls, hoods, and babits, with their wearers tost, sons of earls, the sons of viscounts and barons ; And fluttered into rags. Milton's Paradise Lost. as also on such persons as have the king's com

She delighted in infamy, which often she had used mission, and upon those who enjoy places of to her husband's shame, filling all men's ears, but his, trust and honor. Members of the king's privy with reproach ; while he, hood-winked with kindness, council are styled right honorable.

least of all men knew who struck him. Sidney. HonorarÝ is often applied to persons who They willingly hood-winking themselves from seeing bear some title or office merely for the name's his faults, he often abused the virtue of courage to sake, without performing any of its functions, defend his foul vice of injustice.

Id, or receiving any advantage from it; such as An hollow crystal pyramid he takes, honorary counsellors, honorary fellows, &c.

In firmamental waters dipt above; HONORIACI, in antiquity, an order of sol Of it a broad extinguisher he makes, diery in the eastern empire, who introduced the

And houds the flames that to their quarry strove. Goths, Vandals, Alani, Suevi, &c., into Spain.

Dryden. Didymus and Verinianus, two brothers, had,

In velvet, white as snow, the troop was gowned : with great vigilance and valor, defended the

Their hoods and sleeves the same.

Id. passages of the Pyreneans against the Barbarians for

Prejudice so dexterously hood-winks men's minds as some time, at their own expense; but, being at

to keep them in the dark, with a belief that they are more in the light.

Locke. length killed, the emperor Constantius appointed

Must I wed Rodogune? the honoriaci to defend those passages, who, after Fantastick cruelty of hood-winked chance ! laying thein open to all the nations of the north

Rowe then ravaging the Gauls, joined those nations Satan is fain to hood-rink those that start. themselves.

Decay of Piety



The cobler aproned, and the parson gowned, traction or narrowness of the horn of the quarters, The friar hooded, and the monarch crowned. which straitens the quarters of the heels, and often

Pope. tires makes the borse lame. A hoof-bound horse has 1 Ou high, where no hoarse winds or clouds resort, a narrow heel, the sides of which come too near one The hood-winked goddess keeps her partial court. another, insomuch that the flesh is kept too tight, and

Garth. has not its natural extent. Farrier's Dictionary. He undertook so to muffle up himself in his hood,

And long upon my startled ear that none should discern him.


Rung his dark courser's hoofs of fear.
Let due civilities be paid,

Byron. The Giuour.
The wall surrender to the hooded maid. Gay.

HOOFT (Peter Cornelius Van), an eminent The lacerna came, from being a military habit

, to historian and poet, born in Amsterdam in 1581. be a common dress : it had a hood, which could be He was lord of Muyden, and judge of Goyland. separated from and joined to it.


He died at the Hague in 1647. He wrote, 1. Then she who hath been hood-winked from her birth, History of the Netherlands, from the Abdication Doth first herself within death's mirrour see.

of Charles V. to the year 1588. 2. Several Davies.

Comedies, and Poems. 3. Historia Henrici IV. Hood (Robert, or Robin), a famous outlaw for which Louis XIII. made him a knight of St. and deer-stealer, who chiefly harbored in Sher

Michael. 4. A Translation of Tacitus into wood forest, in Nottinghamshire. He was a man Dutch. of family, which, by his pedigree, appears to have had some title to the earldom of Hunting- author, born at Leyden in 1712.

HOOGEVEEN (Henry), a learned Dutch

His parents, don; and lived about the end of the twelfth though poor, gave him a good education, and century. He was famous for archery, and for in 1732 he became assistant master in the acabis treatment of all travellers who came in his demy of Gorcum, and in 1738 removed to Cuway, levying contributions on the rich, and re- lemburg. In 1745 he settled at Breda ; in 1761 lieving the poor. Falling sick at last, and re- at Dort; and in 1764 at Delft, where he died in quiring to be blooded, he is said to have been 1794. His works are 1. An Edition of Vigerus betrayed, and bled to death. He died in 1247, de Idiotismis Linguæ Græcæ. 2. Doctrina Parand was buried at Kirklees in Yorkshire, then ticularum Linguæ Græcæ, 2 vols. 4to. 3. Sevea Benedictine monastery, where his gravestone ral Latin Poems, &c. 4. Dictionarium Analois still shown.

gicum Græcum. Cambridge 1800. Hood (Samuel Lord Viscount), an English

HOOGHLY, or Saatgong, a district of Benadmiral, entered as a midshipman in the navy in gal, situated between 21° and 23° of N. lat., and 1740, and six years after was promoted to a lieu- extending on both sides of the river Bhagarutty. tenancy; in 1754 he was made master and com

The coast is swampy and overgrown with jungle; mander, and in 1759 post-captain. His father, but the northern part is fertile. It is intersected we believe, was a clergyman in Devonshire. In by rivers, and contains two extensive salt manu1778 he had the office of commissioner of Ports. factories, as well as all the principal towns of the mouth dock-yard bestowed on him, but resigned European nations settled in Bengal, on the Bhait two years after, and was employed in the West

garutty. Indies, where he preserved the išle of St. Chris

Hooghly, or Golin, a town of Bengal, once the topher's from being taken by count de Grasse, and was a rear-admiral at the defeat of that ofi- capital of the foregoing district. It is supposed

to have been founded and fortified by the Portucer by Rodney, April 12th 1782. His services were now rewarded with an Irish peerage. In irade from Saatgong. In the middle of the

guese in the year 1538, and soon drew away the 1784 he was M.P. for Westminster; but vacated his seat in 1788 on obtaining the appointment who was irritated against the Portuguese attack

seventeenth century the emperor Shah Jehan, of a lord of the admiralty. In 1793 he signal- ed this place, and after a siege of three months ised himself by the taking of Toulon, and after- and a half it was taken. In this siege not less wards Corsica; in reward for which he was

than 1000 men of the Portuguese were killed, made a viscount, and governor of Greenwich and 4400 men, women, and children, taken prihospital. He died at Bath in 1816.

soners. On its capture 500 of the best looking HOOF, n. s.

Sax. þof; Dut. hoef; young persons were sent to Agra ; the girls being Hoof'ed adj.

Teutonic huff The hard distributed among the harems of the emperor and Hoof'-BOUND, adj. S horny substance on the nobility, and the boys forcibly made Mahommefeet of graminivorous animals. Hoofed, furnished dans. Hooghly now became an imperial port: with hoofs. Hoof-bound, a disease to which and a special governor was appointed, who, in horses are subject.

the course of time, became independent of the With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down provincial authorities. A few years after the all thy streets.

Ezek. xxvi. 11.

English and Dutch obtained permission to erect The bull and ran know the use of their horns, as factories here; when the former imprudently well as the horse ot his hoofs.


built theirs in the town ; but the Dutch made Among quadrupeds, the roe-deer is the swiftest; choice of a spot two miles down the river. cf all the hoofed the horse is the most beautiful ; 'of

Hooghly, under the name of Bukhshy Bunder, all the clawed the lion is the strongest. Grew.

became at this period the emporium of the greatNow I behold the steed curvet and bound, And paw with restless hoof the smoking ground.

est part of the trade carried on between Europe, Gay.

Persia, Arabia, and India. The duties were leA horse is said to be hoof-bound when he has a pain vied ad valorem at two per cent. from Mahomin the fore-feet, occasioned by the dryness and con- medans, and three and a half from all others

except the English, who only paid 3000 rupees terdam in 1658. He published, 1. Poems in annually on the whole amount of their trade. At Latin. 2. Poems in Flemish. 3. A Latin Flelast (1686) a dispute occurred between the im- mish Dictionary. 4. Notes upon Nepos and perial troops and the English soldiers, when both Terence. 5. A fine edition of Phædrus, for the parties had recourse to arms. During the con- prince of Nassau, in the style of the classics in flict, our admiral Nicholson opened a cannonade usum Delphini. In the evening of Nov. 13th, on the town, which burnt 500 houses, and the 1724, he fell into a canal, and, though immeBritish factory, valued at £300,000 sterling. The diately taken out, died within eight days after, nabob, who resided' at Dacca, was so highly in- from the cold and fright. censed at this, that he ordered all the English HOOK, n. s. & v. a. Sax.hoc; Bel. hoeck; factories and property to be confiscated. He Hook'ed, adj.

Teutonic hoeke. Any also sent a force to expel them from Hooghly; HOOK'EDNESS, n. s.

thing bent so as to catch but the English in the mean time embarked all HOOK'NOSED, adj. hold: as a shepherd's their property and dropt down the river to Chut- hook, and pot-hooks; the curvated wire on which tanutty, the present Calcutta. At the peace of the bait is hung for fishes; a snare; an iron to the following year, the nabob wished the English seize the meat in the caldron, called a flesh-hook; to return to Hooghly; but they declined the offer, a sickle; an instrument to lop branches of trees; and established themselves at Chuttanutty. In the part of the hinge fixed to the post: hence the 1696 Hooghly was taken and pluudered by the saying off the hooks' for in disorder or out of rebels Soobha Sing and Rehim Khan, but was temper. Hook, a field sown two years running : soon after recovered by the Dutch and restored hook-or-crook, one way or other. To hook, to to the Mogul government.

catch; entrap; fasten; draw out, whether by Hooghly was governed from this period to the force or artifice. Hooked, bent; curvated. Hookmiddle of the last century by foujdars, under the nosed, having the aquiline nose-rise in the midnabob of Bengal; and, as it was a place of consi- dle. derable importance and emolument, they always

Among the ropes, ran the shering hokes ; appointed one of their particular friends. On the 10th of January 1757 it was taken by the British ; and after retaken by the nabob Seraje He sticketh him upon bis speres ordes : ad-dowleh: in the month of June it was again taken He rent the saile with hokes like a sithe : possession of by the British. They nevertheless He bringeth the cuppe and biddeth hem be blith. afterwards permitted the nabobs Meer Jaffier

Chaucet. Legende of Good Women. and Cossim Aly to appoint the foujdars; but in

Successours to Peter ben these 1765, when the East India Company was ap

In that, that Peter Christe forsoke, pointed by the emperor dewan or collector of

That leven had Gods love to lese the revenues of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, they

Than shepherde had to lese his hoke ;

He culleth the shepe as doth the coke transferred the port duties from Hooghly to Cal

Of hem seken the woll to rende, cutta : since this period the former has declined. The site of the old English factory is occupied

And falsely glose the Gospell boke;

God for his mercy hem amende ! by a handsome jail. Long. 80° 28' E., lat. 22°

Chaucer. The Plowmannes Tule. 24' N.

Then came to them a good old aged syre, Hoogily River, or the Bhagirutty is a Whose silver lockes bedeckt his beard and hcd, river of Bengal, formed by the junction of the With shepheard's hooke in hand in fit atlyre. Ganges, the Dummooda, and Roopnarain rivers.

Spenser's Faerie Queene. The entrance is extremely dangerous and diffi About the caldron many cooks accoiled, cult, by reason of the sand-banks, frequently With hooks and ladles, as need did require ;

Id. shifting; and which it would be the height of The while the viande in the vessel boiled. folly in the captain of any ship to attempt to

Like unto golden hooks,

That from the foolish fish their baits do hide. pass without a pilot. The spring tides run up

Spenser. with great violence, advancing at the rate of fifteen miles an hour, and frequently overset boals. undermined it, they assayed with great hvoks and

This falling not, for that they had not far enough The effect is called by the natives Hooma. It

Knolles. gives notice of its approach by a rumbling noise: strong ropes to have pulled it down.

My bended hook shall pierce and the mode of escaping its fury is by getting Their slimy jaws.

Shakspeare. into deep water, and facing it. The tide does

I may justly say with the hooknosed fellow of Roine not extend more than thirty miles above Calcutta. there, Cæsar, I came, saw, and overcame. There are several kinds of good fish caught in

Id. Henry IV. this river ; but it also abounds with crocodiles and A shop of all the qualities that man sharks. At Calcutta it is about three quarters of

Loves woman for, besides that hook of wiving. a mile broad; but at the mouth eight or ten

Fairness, which strikes the eye. Shakspeare. miles wide. Few rivers have a more extensive

But sbe

I can hook to me. Id. Winter's Tale. commerce than it carries on; but it is only na

Though divine Plato thus of pleasures thought, vigable for ships as high as the tide reaches. It is esteemed by the Hindoos the most sacred They us with hooks and baits, like fishes caughi.

Denham. branch of the Ganges : and those who cannot Which he by hook or crook had gathered, afford to burn their dead, throw their bodies into And for his own inventions fathered. Hudibrar. it.

Gryps significs eagle or vulture ; from whence the HOOGSTRATTEN (David Van), professor epithet grypus, for an hooked or aqui of belles lettres at Amsterdam, was born at Rot




Now thou threatenest, with unjust decree, very costly nature, being of silver, and set with To seize the prize which I so dearly bought : precious stones: in the better kind, that tube Mean match to thine ; for still above the rest, which is applied to the mouth is very long and Thy hooked rapacious bands usurp the best.

pliant, and is termed the snake; people who use Dryden.

it in a luxurious manner, fill the vessel through He would bring him by hook or crook into bis quar- which the smoke is drawn with rose-water, and rel.

Id. She was horribly bold, meddling, and expensive,

it thereby receives some of the fragrant quality easily put off the hooks, and monstrous hard to be of that fluid. They are now becoming common pleased again.


in this country, and may be had at every tobaccoPease are commonly reaped with a hook at the end nist's. of a long stick

Mortimer. HOOKE (Nathaniel), author of a well known Caterpillars have claws and feet : the claws are Roman History, was a Roman Catholic by prohooked, to take the better hold in climbing from twig fession, and much attached to the doctrines of to twig, and hanging on the backsides of leaves. quietism and mysticism taught by Fenelon. The


only particulars of his early life now known are The huge jack he had caught was served up for the furnished in the following letter to the earl of first dish : upon our sitting down to it, he gave us a Oxford, dated October 7, 1722: "My lord, the long account how he had hooked it, played with it, first time I had the honor to wait upon your foiled it, and at length drew it out upon the bank.


lordship since your coming to London, your Let me less cruel cast the feathered hook

lordship had the goodness to ask me, what way With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,

of life I was then engaged in ; a certain mauvaise Silent along the mazy margin stray

honte hindered me at that time from giving a And with the fine-wrought dy delude the prey.

direct answer. The truth is, my lord, I cannot

Gay's Rural Sports. be said at present to be in any form of life, but Not that I'd lop the beauties from his book, rather to live extempore. The late epidemical Like flashing Bentley with his desperate hook.

distemper seized me (alluding to the unfortu

nate adventure of the South Sea Scheme); 'I While Sheridan is off the hooks,

endeavoured to be rich; imagined for a while that And friend Delany at his books.


I was, and am in some measure happy to find Hooks of A SHIP are all those forked timbers myself at this instant but just worth nothing. If which are placed directly upon the keel, as well your lordship, or any of your numerous friends, in her run as in her rake. Can-hooks are those have need of a servant, with the bare qualificawhich being made fast to the end of a rope with tions of being able to read and write, and to be a noose (like that which brewers use to sling or honest, I shall gladly undertake any employments carry their barrels on), are made use of for slings. your lordship shall not think me unworthy of. Loof-hooks are å tackle with two hooks; one to s have been taught, my lord, that neither a man's hitch into a cringle of the main or fore sail, in natural pride, nor his self-love, is an equal judge of the bolt-rope at the leech of the sail by the clew; what is fit for him; and I shall endeavour to reand the other is to hitch into a strap, which is member, that it is not the short part we act, but spliced to the chess tree. Their use is to pull the manner of our performance, which gains or down the sail, and succour the tackles in a large loses us the applause of Him who is finally to desail and stiff gale, that all the stress may not bear cide of all human actions. My lord, I am just upon the tack. It is also used when the tack is now employed in translating from the French a to be seized mo secure, and to take off or put History of the Life of the late archbishop of Camon a bonnet or drabbler.

bray; and I was thinking to beg the honor of Hook (James), a musician of Norwich, was your lordship's name to protect a work which born 1746, and studied the science which he will have so much need of it. The original is afterwards professed under Garland, organist to not yet published. It is written by the author the cathedral of that city. His musical produc- of the Discourse upon Epic Poetry, in the new tions amount to more than 140 complete works. edition of Telemaque. · As there are some pasOf these the principal are The Ascension, an sages in the book of a particular nature, I dare oratorio, 1776: Cupid's Revenge, a pastoral, not solicit your lordship to grant me the favor I 1772; Lady of the Manor, 1778; Jack of New- have mentioned, till you first have perused it. bury, 1795; Wilmore Castle, 1800; Soldier's The whole is short, and pretty fairly transcribed. Return, 1805; Operas. Tekeli, a melodrame; If your lordship could find a spare hour to look The Siege of St Quentin ; Music Mad; and se- it over, I would wait upon your lordship with it, veral other dramatic pieces, besides upwards of as it may possibly be no unpleasing, entertain2000 songs.

I should humbly ask your lordship's parHOOKAH, in eastern customs, a pipe of don for so long an address in a season of so peculiar construction, through which tobacco is much business. But when should I be able to smoked. Out of a small vessel, of a bell or glo- find a time in which your lordship's goodness is bular form, and nearly full of water, issue two not employed ? I am, with perfect respect and tubes, one perpendicularly, on which is placed dnty, my lord, your lordship’s most obliged, most the tobacco; the other obliquely to which the faithful, and most obedient humble servant, person who smokes applies his mouth; the Nathaniel Hooke.' The translation here spoken smoke by this means, being drawn through water, of was afterwards printed in 13mo, 1723. From is cooied in its passage and rendered more grate this period till his death Mr. Hooke enjoyed the ful. The hookah is known and used throughout confidence and patronage of men not less distinthe East; and it is frequently an implement of a guished by virtue than by titles. He published


« PreviousContinue »