“S + T This is Bagnigge Hovse neare The Pinder a Wakefeilde 1680.”
The gardens were first opened for the accommodation of persons who partook of the mineral springs; subsequently, amusements were added; and in Bickham’s curious work, The Musical Entertainer (circa 1738), is an engraving of Tom Hippersley mounted in the “singing rostrum,” regaling the company with a song. About half a century after this date, a regular orchestra was erected, and the entertainments resembled Marylebone Gardens and Vauxhall. The old house and gardens were demolished in 1842, to make room for several new streets.
Edward F. Rimbault.
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NOTES ON COLERIDGE’S AIDS TO REFLECTION
(2nd Edition, 1831)
Introductory Aphorisms, No. xii., p. 7.:
“Tertullian had good
reason for his assertation, that the
simplest Christian (if indeed a Christian) knows more than the
most accomplished irreligious philosopher.”
The passage referred to is in the Apology, c. 46:
“Deum quilibet opifex Christianus et invenit et ostendit et exinde totum, quod in Deo quaeritur, re quoque assignat; licet Plato affirmet factitatorem universitatis neque inveniri facilem et inventum enarrari in omnes difficilem.”
Note to Aphorism xxxi., p. 30.:
“To which he [Plato]
may possibly have referred in his phrase
[Greek: theoparadotos sophia].”
Possibly Coleridge may have borrowed this from Berkeley’s Siris, Sec. 301., where [Greek: theoparadotos philosophia] is cited from “a heathen writer.” The word [Greek: theoparadotos] occurs in Proclus and Marinus (see Valpy’s Stephani Thesaurus), but not in Plato.
The motto from Seneca, prefixed to the Aphorisms on Spiritual Religion, is from the fourty-first Epistle of that writer.
The question from Tertullian in the Comment on the eight of those Aphorisms,
“Certum est quia impossibile est.”—p. 199.
is from the De Carne Christi, cap. v.
Aphorism iv., p. 227.:
“In wonder all philosophy began.”
See Plato’s Theaetetus Sec. 32., p. 155. Gataker on Antonin, i. 15. Plutarch de EI Delph. cap. 2. p. 385 B. Sympos, v. 7., p. 680 C. Aristot. Metaph. 1. 2. 9.
In the “Sequelae” annexed to this Aphorism, it is said of Simonides (p. 230.), that
“In the fortieth
day of his mediation the sage and philosophic
poet abandoned the problem [of the nature of God] in despair.”
Cicero (de nat. Deor. i. 22. Sec. 60.) and Minucius Felix (Octav. 13.) do not specify the number of days during which Simonides deferred his answer to Hiero.
Aphorism x. On Original Sin. (note, p. 252.) [Greek: sunetois phonun], &c., from Pindar, Olymp. ii. 85. (152.)