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Or Labeo's poems, or base Lolio's pride,
- carping Aquine's spright. Meaning Juvenal, who was born at Aquinum, a town in Campania. EDITOR. The thought of Juvenal's rising from the tomb to survey Papal Rome, night perhaps originate with Spenser's lines when figuring the Ruins of Rome;
" O that I had the Thracian Poet's harp
For to awake out of th' infernal shade
St. 25. E.
Lozell-"A lazy lubber, a slothfull booby”. Phillips's New World of Words
137 To raise the leud rent to their lord accrewes.
The relative is omitted. 138 Who, with ranke Venice, doth his pompe advance
By trading of ten thousand curtezans. • Scorta Romæ Julium 'nummum solvunt Pontifici: exhinc census illius annuus excedit 40,000 Ducatos. Paul iii. in Tabellis suis habuit Meretrices 45,000". See Note at p. 201 of this volume.
134 Like to a fulse dissembling Theatine. Friars thus named, from Teate in the kingdom of Naples. Their history may be found in the Dictionaries of the French Academy and of Moreri. E.
The whiles the likerous priest spits every tryce i*
some sowre Jacobite. A Jacobite, or Jacobin, was a Grey Friar. E. 141 Or golden offers of an aged foole,
To make his coffin some Franciscan's coule. How highly a cowl was prized to keep away Demons, may be seen in Pennant's London, under Christ Church, Newgate Street. E.
142 Or his BARRETTA, or his TOWRED FELT. The Bireta was a covering for the head; the bireta coccinea was a Cardinal's Hat; and the birretum album the covering worne by Serjeants at Law. See Spelman under the word Birrus. The towred felt must mean a high crowned hat. 143 To see a lasie dumh Acholithite;
&c. &c. This was an inferior part of the Acholite's office; whose chief busincss was
to deli. ver the water vessels and candlesticks to the Priest. The Form of the Peacock Fan may be seen in Bp: Carleton's Remembrance, p. 37, where it occurs in the head-piece to chap. iv. E. Weever says,
“'The Acoliles or Acoluthites were to follow and serve the Bishop or chief Priest, to provide and kindle the lights and lamps of the Church, and to register the names of such as were catechized". See Mason's Supplement to Johnson. 144 The whiles the likerous priest spits every trice,
&c. &c. “ Thi sort of ridicule iş improper and dangerous. It has a tendency, even with 10.
Which he réres up quite perpendiculare,
When his new rage would aske no narrower rooms ? out an entire parity of circumstances, to burlesque the celebration of this awful solemnity in the Reformed Church. In laughing at false religion, we may sometimes hurt the true. Though the rites of the Papistic Eucharist are erroneous and absurd, yet great part of the ceremony, and above all the radical idea, belong also to the Protestant Communion". This is Mr. Warton's Note on the passage; which I wished not to suppress, though I think his censure of the Satirist, in great part at least, misplaced. The satire is directed, not against any circumstance to be found in the simple and dignified celebration of the Protestant Communion, but singly against the unscriprural and ridiculous custom of the priest appropriating all the wine to himself and distributing wafers only to the other communicants, EDITOR. I* Would he not laugh to death, when he should heare
The shamelesse legends of S. Christopher,
Or of his daughter good S. Petronell ? Among the MSS. which Bishop Fell presented to the Bodleian are four volumes of great antiquity, entitled Viiæ et Passiones Sanctorum.” In these may be found the legends here allu:led to. E.
The story of Petronella, the daughter of St. Peter, seems, in part at least, to have been believed by our author. See Works, vol. ix. pp. 137, 143. 34 But had he heard the Female Father's grone,
Yeaning in mids of her procession. Alluding to the story of Pope Joan.
147 Should he cry out on Codro's tedious tomes – The edition of 1599, followed by the Oxford, reads toombes; with manifest impropriely, as the Satirist alludes to the opening lines of his favourite Juvenal:
Semper ego auditor tantùm? nunquamne reponam,