Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853 a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc

Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853 a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc

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Excerpt: ... on the fly-sheet the name of "Mathieu Monton, religieux et celerier de l'eglise de ceans," with the following verses: "Qui ce livre cy emblera, Propter suam maliciam Au gibet pendu sera, Repugnando superbiam Au gibet sera sa maison, Sive suis parentibus, Car ce sera bien raison, Exemplum datum omnibus." An Ovid, printed in 1501, belonging to the Bibliotheque de Chinon, has the following verses: "Ce present livre est a Jehan Theblereau. "Qui le trouvera sy lui rende: Il lui poyra bien le vin Le jour et feste Sainct Martin, Et une mesenge a la Sainct Jean, Sy la peut prendre. "Tesmoin mon synet manuel, cy mis le xe jour de avril mil vc trente et cyns, apres Pasque." Here follows the paraphe. School-boys in France write the following lines in their books after their names, and generally accompany them with a drawing of a man hanging on a gibbet: "Aspice Pierrot pendu, Quod librum n'a pas rendu; Pierrot pendu non fuisset, Si librum reddidisset." English school-boys use these forms: "Hic liber est meus Testis est Deus. Si quis furetur A collo pendetur Ad hunc modum." This is always followed by a drawing of a gibbet. "John Smith, his book. God give him grace therein to look; Not only look but understand, For learning is better than house or land. When house and land are gone and spent, Then learning is most excellent." "John Smith is my name, England is my nation, London is my dwelling-place, And Christ is my salvation. When I am dead and in my grave, And all my bones are rotten, When this you see, remember me, When I am 'most forgotten." "Steal not this book, my honest friend, For fear the gallows should be your end, And when you're dead the Lord should say, Where is the book you stole away?" "Steal not this book for fear of shame, For under lies the owner's name: The first is John, in letters bright, The second Smith, to all men's sight; And if you dare to steal this book, The devil will take you with his hook." Honore de Mareville ....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236727665
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