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Go break this lute on my coach's wheel,
farewell To all earth's joy; and so your master tell.
Nic. I'll do your commendations.
Mrs. Fra. O no:
may preserve my life : I never will nor smile, nor sleep, nor rest. But when my tears have wash'd my black soul white,
Sweet Saviour ! to thy hands I yield my sprite.
Mountford, Mr. Malby, and other of her husband's friends.
Mrs. Fra. Sick, sick, O sick: give me some air. I pray
me, oh tell me, where is Mr. Frankford. Will he not deign to see me, e'er I die ?
Mal. Yes, Mrs. Frankford: divers gentlemen
to us his faith to follow us; And sure he will be here immediately.
Mrs. Fra. You have half reviv'd me with the pleasing news :
cheek? Is not my crime there ? tell me, gentlemen.
Char. Alas! good mistress, sickness hath not left you Blood in your face enough to make you blush.
Mrs. Fra. Then sickness like a friend my fault would hide.
husband come ? my soul but tarries His arrival, then I am fit for heaven.
Acton. I came to chide you, but my words of hate
Mr. Fronleford enters.
Mrs. Fran. And is he come? methinks that voice I know.
Mrs. Fran. Well, Mr. Frankford, well; but shall be better, I hope within this hour. Will you
Fran. This hand once held my heart in faster bonds
Mrs. Fra. Amen, Amen.
Fran. As freely from the low depth of my soul
All. So we do all.
Fran. Even as I hope for pardon at that day, When the great judge of heaven in scarlet sits,
So be thou pardon'd. Tho' thy rash offence
Char. Then comfort, mistress Frankford;
Susan. How is it with you?
Fran. I see you are not, and I weep to see it.
Mrs. Fra. Pardoned on earth, soul, thou in heaven art free
“ The Lancashire Witches,” which Heywood wrote, in conjunction with Brome; and “ Fortune by Land and Sea,'' a delightful comedy, in which he was assisted by William Rowley; have been purposely omitted in this notice, partly on account of their not being wholly the productions of Heywood, and partly in consequence of the length to which the article has extended without them.
Art. VIII.-IPOTYMNAEMATA.—The Inn-Play; or, Cornish
Hugg Wrestler. Digested in a Method which teacheth to break all Holds, and throw most Falls muthematically. Easie to be understood by all Gentlemen, &c.; and of great use to such who understand the Small-Sword in Fencing. And by, all Tradesmen and Handicrafts, that have competent knowledge of the use of Stilliards, Bar, Crove-Iron, or Lever, with their Hypomochlions, Fulciments, or Baits. By Sir Thomas Parkyns, of Bunny, Baronet.
Luctamur Achivis doctius unctis.
Hor. Ep. Lib. 2. Ep. 1. ad Aug.
The Second Edition corrected, with large additions. Nottingham: Printed and Sold by William Ayscough, in Bridlesmithgate,
and Timothy Goodwin, Bookseller, over against St. Dunstan's
Sir Thomas Parkyns, Bart. of Bunny Park, Nottingham-
Before we enter into the merits of this little work upon
in their leaden coffins.
“Rure morans quid agam, respondeo pauca rogatus,
famulos post arva reviso;
VOL. XI. PART I.
Stringo libens, animo gaudens, ac fænore liber;
“ So soon as this epigram of Martial's became my lesson under Dr. Busby, at Westminster school, and that I had truly construed and exactly parsed every word, as we did all our authors, that they might be the better understood, easier got memoriter, and without book for our future benefit; and I searching in “Godwin's Roman Antiquities" for the meaning of oleo corpusq; frico, I found that wrestling was one of the five Olympic games, and that they oiled their bodies, not only to make their joints more supple and pliable, but that their antagonist might be less capable to take fast hold of them. This, with running, leaping, quoiting, and whorle bars, were the famous and most celebrated games of Greece, continued with great solemnity for five days, in honour of Jupiter Olympius, from whence the Romans borrowed their Pentathlum, which was composed of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing, and boxing; likewise it gave me a curiosity, when I found the famous poet Martial, my author, was proud of the account he gives of his country life, after his orisons to his god, Agriculture, and his family business he had directed, and, with his book, had stirred up his muse, that he prepared himself for this heroic exercise of wrestling, which they always performed before their full meal, being their supper, when all exercises were over, for you never meet with, in that poet, ad prandium, but always ad cænam vocare."
From Westminster, Sir Thomas, after a due course of little-to-do, and Busby, went to Trinity College, Cambridge, and read the mathematics, as we afterwards gather, for the chief purpose of accomplishing himself as a scientific wrestler. It appears, by his own account, that Sir Isaac Newton observed in him a singular love for the sciences,-or, as he himself calls
an inclination that way,”—for he invited him to his lectures, although a fellow commoner,-a distinction shewn to few of that rank.
“ I advise all my scholars never to exercise upon a full stomach, but to take light liquids of easy digestion, to support nature and maintain strength only. Whilst at Westminster I could not learn any thing, from their irregular and rude certamina or struggles ; and when I went to Cambridge, I then, as a spectator, only observed the vast difference betwixt the Norfolk Out-Players, and the Cornish Huggers, and that the latter could throw the other when they pleased. I do confess the small knowledge I shew to have in my several pieces of architecture, &c. with my useful hydraulics, and the use and application of the mathematics here in wrestling, I owe to Dr. Bathurst my tutor, and Sir Isaac Newton, Mathematic Professor, both of Trinity College in Cambridge. The latter, seeing my inclinations that