But why this vain advice? once published, books

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After 660—

*But why this hint—what author e'er could stop*

*His poems' progress in a Grocer's shop*.—[*MS. L*. (*a*).]

The trio are well defined in the sixth proposition of Euclid:—"Because, in the triangles D B C, A C B; D B is equal to A C; and B C common to both; the two sides D B, B C, are equal to the two A C, C B, each to each, and the angle D B C is equal to the angle A C B: therefore, the base D C is equal to the base A B, and the triangle D B C (Mr. Southey) is equal to the triangle A C B, the *less* to the *greater*, which is *absurd*," etc.—The editor of the *Edinburgh Register* will find the rest of the theorem hard by his stabling; he has only to cross the river; 'tis the first turnpike t' other side *Pons Asinorum*.^{[i]}

[*The Curse of Kehama*, by Robert Southey, was published 1810; *Arthur, or The Northern Enchantment*, by the Rev. Richard Hole, in 1789; *Alfred*, by Joseph Cottle, in 1801; *Davideis*, by Abraham Cowley, in 1656; *Richard the First*, by Sir James Bland Burges, in 1801; *Exodiad*, by Sir J. Bland Burges and R. Cumberland, in 1808; *Exodus*, by Charles Hoyle, in 1802; *Epigoniad*, by W. Wilkie, D.D., in 1757; *Calvary*, by R. Cumberland, in 1792; *Fall of Cambria*, by Joseph Cottle, in 1809; *Siege of Acre*, by Hannah Cowley, in 1801; *The Vision of Don Roderick*, iy Sir Walter Scott, in 1811; *Tom Thumb the Great*, by Henry Fielding, in 1730.

The *Courier* of July 16, 1811, reports in full the first stage of the case Sir F. Burdett *v*. William Scott (*vide ante*), which was brought before Lord Meadowbank as ordinary in the outer court. Jeffrey was counsel for the pursuer, who sought to recover a sum of £5000 lent under a bond. For the defence it was alleged that the money had been entrusted for a particular purpose, namely, the maintenance of an