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212 Population of the principal towns The ring
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THOMAS CORIAT was born at as hard knocks as it received, his Odcombe, near Ewel, in Somerset- bluntness repaying their abusiveshire, and bred at Oxford, where ness.” Prince Henry, king James' he attained to a considerable profi. son, allowed him a pension, and reciency in the Greek and Latin tained him in his service ; and Cori. tongues. Having a great desire to at was constantly introduced with travel. he visited several parts of the dessert at all court entertainEurope, and, at his return, after six ments. Amongst others that writ months' absence, printed, in the year mock commendatory verses upon 1611, an acount of what he had seen,
“Coriat's Crudities” was John Tayunder the title of “ Coriat's Crudilor, who, being a waterman, was callties.” This book, which had a pro- ed the Water Poet. These verses digious sale, was, according to the gave great offence to Mr. Coriat, fashion of the times, ushered into who complained of them to king the world with no less than sixty en
James. They were those which comiums in verse, penned by the
ed by the follow : most celebrated wits of the times. These poems were written in an
What matters for the place I came ironical style; but Coriat was proud
from, of them, and understood them in a
I am no dunce-combe, coxcomb, Odliteral sense. Indeed, he appears to
comb Tom ; have been a man of excellent parts
Nor am I like a woolpack cramm'd
with Greek, and learning, but of weak judgment, and therefore has been said to be And at my back return to write a vo.
of weak juggment, Venus in Venice minded to go seek ; the anvil on which the courtiers in
lume the reign of James I tried their In memory of wit's Gargantua column, wits; but it is added, “ this anvil The choicest wits would never $Q sometimes returned their hammers adore me,
VOL. VIII. NO. XLIX,
Nor like so many lacquies run before
Tea-urns. me : But, honest Tom, I envy not thy state, Tea-urns pass for a modern and There's nothing in thee worthy of a British invention : their appli. my hate;
cation only is new. There is Yet I confess thou hast an excellent among the finds at Pompeii, pre
wit, But that an idle brain doth harbour
served in the museum of Portici, an
urn containing a hollow metallic it; Fool thou it at court, I on the Thames,
cylinder, for the insertion of red hot So farewell Odcomb Tom, God bless
iron, in which water was thus kept king James !
boiling. The whole apparatus in form and structure closely resembles our own utensils. Hero, in his
Pneumatica, describes this machine Taylor, the Water Poet.
by the name anthepsa. Cicero
mentions it in his oration for RosIt is well known that James I
cius Amerinus as of Corinthian ori. was ambitious of being considered as sin
ous of being considered as gin. The Chinese have it not ; for the Solomon of the age he lived in. in Kien Long's Ode to Tea he desJohn Taylor, a watermangmap the cribes a kettle on the fire. Thames and a poet, and therefore al. ways stiled the Water Poet, laid hold on this to flatter the monarch on the
Tobacco. following occasion : Having offend. ed Coriat by his writings, that ce
The Marrow of Compliments lebrated traveller presented a peti.
(Lond. 1654) contains the following tion to king James, praying that Taylor might be punished for his inso
song in praise of tobacco : lence. Taylor followed the com- Much meet doth gluttony procure plaint with a counter-petition, con. To feed men fat like swine ; ceived in the following sonnet : But he's a frugal man indeed
That with a leaf can dine. Most mighty monarch of this famous He needs no napkin for his hands, isle,
His fingers' ends to wipe, Upon the knees of my submissive That hath his kitchen in a box, mind,
His roast-mcat in a pipe.
The Dunmow Bacon.
This whimsical institution, it Your high displeasure on my head to should seem, was not peculiar to bring;
Dunmow. There was the same in And well I wot the sot his words can Bretagne :- A l'abbaie Sainct
Melaine, près Rennes, y a plus de In hope my fortunes headlong down six cens ans sont, un costé de lard to fing.
encore tout frais et ordonné aux The king whose wisdom through the
premiers, qui par an et jour ensemworld did ring
ble mariez ont vescu san debat, Did hear the case of two offending harlots;
grondement, et sans s'en repentir.”
Contes d'Entran, t. ii. p. 161. .. So I beseech thee, great Great Bri.
During the celebrated controverTo hear their suits, as Solomon sy betwixt Mr. Boyle and Dr. Bent• heard whores.
ley, on the subject of the Epistles of