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ing to the generality of readers. Indeed the or first day, that after supper the instruments period of Provençal poetry is most interest were called in, when the queen for the day ing to literature, and the melody to which it was ordained that there should be a dance; and, sung is a subject of curious enquiry; for it is after one had been led off by Lauretta, Emilia generally allowed that the Troubadours, by sing- sung a song, in which she was accompanied by ing and writing in a new tongue, occasioned a Dion, a gentleman of the party, on the lute.? revolution not only in literature but the human There is nothing new or extraordinary in this mind. And, as almost every species of Italian quotation. But in Italy, whence all the poetry is derived from the Provençals, so air, the liberal arts have travelled to the rest of Europe, most captivating part of secular vocal melody, it is curious to know in what rank music was seems to have had the same origin. At least the held at this early period. And here a writer, most ancient strains that have been spared by justly celebrated for the exactness with which he time, were such as are set to the songs of the has described the customs of his contemporaries Troubadours.

in all situations, tells us, that in an assembly of Songs seem to belong hy universal consent to persons of birth and education, who passed ten the language of Italy. The ancient Romans days together during summer in a constant sucwere no great songsters; and by what degrees cession of innocent amusements, each evening the Latin language became Italian would be a was closed by dance and song; in which the tedious and difficult enquiry. But that it was whole company, consisting of seven ladies and most importantly smoothed and polished by three gentlemen of different characters and acDante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio is clear: the quirements, were able to perform their parts. Italian language has been allowed to be more When we are told that the lady who sang was musical in itself when merely spoken with purity, accompanied by the lute, we know not of what than any other in Europe.

this accompaniment consisted, whether it only Maffei allows the Provençal, French, Spanish, fortified the voice-part by playing the same and Italian languages, to be descendants from melody, or more elaborately furnished a base the Latin, but denies that the ancient inhabitants and a different treble, arising out of its harmony. of Italy adopted any words from the Goths or On the second day we find that, one of the Huns. The genius of the German, Francic, or company leading off a carol, a song was sung by Teutonic language, which was spoken by the another, which was answered in a kind of chorus Lombards, was so diametrically opposite to that by the rest. At the close of the second day of the Italians, that it seems incredible there Boccaccio says, that after the song, of which he should have been any exchange or union of dia- gives the words, had been performed, many lects, he thinks, between them: the one being as others were sung, and many dances danced to remarkable for its numerous consonants and different tunes, by which we may gather that harsh terminations, as the other for its open besides carols and ballads, the singing of which vowels and mellifluous endings. As it is the marked the steps of a dance, there were at this 'opinion of this critic that the Romans had always time songs without dances, and tunes without a vulgar dialect, less grammatical and elegant than songs. that of the senate and of books, he supposes the Whoever reads the history of the CambroFrench, Spanish, and Italian languages to have Britons will find innumerable instances of the been different modifications of this rustic, ple- reverence which they paid to their poet-musicians, beian dialect. But it is as difficult to assign a the bards both of Pagan and Christian times; reason for all these daughters of one common and songs of very high antiquity have been premother being so dissimilar, as it is to account served in the Welsh language, though not all the for the little resemblance that is frequently found tunes to which they were sung. between other children of the same parents. We are told (Miscel. Antiq. vol. ii. p. 8) that And why the French language should have sosir Thomas Wyatt was the first who introduced many nasal endings, the Spanish so many Italian numbers into English versification. This sibillating, and the Italian alone have none but may have contributed to improve our lyric poevocal terminations, can only have been occasion- try; but to confess the truth, from the few parts ed by some particular and radical tendency of the first class throughout Europe, who, at the in the vulgar and plebeian language of each beginning of the sixteenth century, condescended country from very high antiquity.

to write madrigals and songs for music, it seems While the modern language was forming, no that the rage for canon, fugue, multiplied parts, music seems to have been cultivated in Italy, and dissimilar melodies, moving at the same except the canto firmo of the church; and, time, had so much employed the composers, and unluckily, no written melody can be found to weaned the attention of the hearers of these the Canzoni of Dante, the sonnets of Petrarca, learned, or, as some call them, Gothic contrior the songs of Boccaccio, the three great foun- vances, from poetry, that the words of a song ders of the Italian tongue. Yet these, we are seem to have been only a pretence for singing ; told, were all set to some kind of music or other, and, as the poets of the two or three last centuries and sung even in the streets. See the biogra- were in little want of music, musicians, in their phical articles of these lyric poets, particularly turn, manifested as little respect for poetry; for, that of Boccaccio; whose Decamerone has always in these elaborate compositions, the words are been regarded as a natural and faithful delinea- rendered utterly unintelligible by repetitions of tion of the manners and customs of Italy, at the particular members. of a verse; by each part time when it was written.

singing different words at the same time; and Boccaccio says, at the end of his prima giornata, by an utter inattention to accent. In the Fasays

on Song-writing, published with a collection of which was educated under him, that the notes English songs, there are many judicious and reducible to our intervals of the octave were excellent reflections; and the songs are admirably always precisely the same. Most people, who selected, and form the best collection in our have not attended to the notes of birds, suppose language.

that every species sing exactly the same notes The Song of Birds is defined by the honor- and passages: but this is not true, though there able Daines Barrington to be a succession of three is a general resemblance. Thus the London or more different notes, which are continued bird-catchers prefer the song of the Kentish goldwithout interruption, during the same interval, finches and Essex chaffinches; and some of the with a musical bar of four crotchets in an adagio nightingale fanciers prefer a Surry bird to those movement, or whilst a pendulum swings four of Middlesex. Of all singing birds the song of seconds. It is affirmed that the notes of birds the nightingale has been most universally adare no more innate than language in man, and mired : and its superiority consists in the folthat they depend upon imitation, as far as their lowing particulars : its tone is much more melorgans will enable them to imitate the sounds low than that of any other bird, though at the which they have frequent opportunities of hear- same time, by a proper exertion of its musical ing: and their adhering so steadily, even in a powers, it can be very brilliant. Another supewild state, to the same song, is owing to the riority is its continuance of song without a nestling attending only to the instruction of the pause, which is sometimes twenty seconds; and parent bird, whilst they disregard the notes of when respiration becomes necessary it takes it all others that may be singing round them. with as much judgment as an opera singer. The Birds in a wild state do not commonly sing sky-lark in this particular, as well as in compass above ten weeks in the year, whereas birds that and variety, is only second to the nightingale. have plenty of food in a cage sing the greatest The nightingale also sings with judgment and part of the year: the female of no species of taste. Mr. Barrington says that his nightingale birds ever sings. This is a wise provision, be- began softly like the ancient orators, reserving cause her song would discover her nest. In the its breath to swell certain notes, which thus had same manner we may account for her inferiority a most astonishing effect. He adds that the in plumage. The faculty of singing is confined notes of birds, which are annually imported from to the cock birds; and accordingly Mr. Hunter, Asia, Africa, and America, both singly and in in dissecting birds of several species, found the concert, are not to be compared to those of Eumuscles of the larynx to be stronger in the night- ropean birds. He also constructed the following ingale than in any other bird of the same size; table to exhibit the comparative merits of the and, in all those instances where he dissected British singing birds, wherein twenty is the point both cock and hen, the same muscles were of perfection. stronger in the cock. It is an observation as ancient as the time of Pliny that a capon does not crow. Some ascribe the singing of the cock in the spring solely to the motive of pleasing his mate during incubation ; others, who allow that it is partly for this end, believe it is partly owing to another cause, viz. the great abundance of plants and insects in spring, which are the pro Nightingale

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divine allegory, representing the union of the The Sonnet, in poetry, must contain fourteen Messiah with his church, it would never have verses, viz. two stanzas or measures of four verses found a place in the sacred canon; and our Sa- each, and two of three, the first eight verses beviour himself, when on earth, would have ex- ing all in three rhymes. claimed against it, and denounced it as he did SONNINI DE MANONCOURT (Charles Nichothe corrupt traditions of the Pharisees. His fre- las Sigisbert), a modern French traveller and quent censures of these traditions, and his general naturalist, was born at Luneville, February 1st, approbation of the Old Testament Scriptures, by 1751. He was the son of a gentleman of Roman frequently quoting them without any censure, descent, who was counsellor and treasurer to afford us the most decisive authority and security Stanislaus I. of Poland, and studied under the of trusting to them as genuine, and holding them Jesuits at Pont-à-Mousson. Before he was sixsacred.

teen he received the degree of doctor in philosoSONIF'EROUS, adj. Lat. sonus and fero. phy; but, being designed for the magistracy, he SONORIF'IC,

Giving or bringing went to Strasbourg as a student of law. In 1768 SONO'ROUS,

sound : producing he was admitted an advocate of the court of SONOROUSLY, adv. sound : sonorous is Nanci. Being of an active disposition, he af

SONOROUSNESS. n. S. loud sounding : the terwards relinquished the law for the army, and adverb and noun substantive corresponding. was in 1772 sent to Cayenne. Previously to All the while

this he had been acquainted with Buffon. He Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds;

now travelled over various parts of Guiana, and, At which the universal host up sent

after a voyage made to the western coast of A shout that tore hell's concave.

Africa, returned to France in 1775, with a colMilton's Paradise Lost. lection of birds for the cabinet of natural history. Enquiring of a maker of viols and lutes of what He passed part of the years 1776 and 1777 at age he thought lutes ought to be, to attain their full Montbard, where he drew up for Buffon that in some twenty years would be requisite, and in part of his Natural History which relates to fo

reign birds. In 1779 he went to Greece and others forty:

Boyle. The Italian opera, amidst all the meanness and Egypt, and returning home the following year, familiarity of tne thoughts, has something beautiful employed himself in the cultivation of science and sonorous in the expression. Addison on Italy.

till the commencement of the Revolution. For The vowels are sonorous.

Dryden.

some time he was administrator of the departThis will appear, let the subject matter of sounds ment of La Meurthe; but was imprisoned durbe what it will; either the atmosphere or the ethe- ing the reign of terror. After this he went to rial part thereof, or soniferous particles of bodies. Paris, and published an account of his travels in

Derham. Greece and Egypt; and occupied himself in If he should ask me why a clock strikes, and other literary undertakings. Under the consupoints to the hour; and I should say, it is by an in- lar and imperial governments he was unable to dicating form and sonorific quality, this would be un

obtain any office notwithstanding the patronage satisfactory

Watts's Logick.

of Lucien Buonaparte, who in vain endeavoured SONNA, a book of the Mahometan traditions, to overcome the prepossessions of Napoleon which the orthodox of the mussulmans are re- against Sonnini, on account of his remarks on quired to believe.

the Egyptian expedition. In 1805 he was diSONNERATIA, in botany, a genus of plants rector of the college of Vienne, which however belonging to the class of 'icosandria, and to the he was soon after forced to resign. He had subseorder of monogynia : cal. is cut into six seg- quently a prospect of an establishment in Molments; the petals are six : CAPs. multilocular davia; but was again destined to meet with disand succulent; and the cells contain many seeds. appointment; and, after travelling thither, reThe only species is, S. acida.

turned to Paris in December 1811. His death SON'NÈT, n. s. ? Fr. sonnet ; Ital. sonnetto. took place there May 29th, 1812. His chief

SONNETTEER'. A short poem, of which the works are Voyage dans la Haute et Basse Egypt, rhymes are adjusted by a particular rule. It has 1799, 6 vols 8vo.; Voyage en Grèce et en Turnot been used by any man of eminence since quie, 1801, 2 vols. 8vo. ; besides which he pubMilton, according to Dr. Johnson; but this will lished the seventh edition of the Natural History be doubted at the present day: a sonnetteer is a of Buffon in 127 vols. 8vo.; assisted in the Dicwriter of sonnets.

tionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle, in 24 vols. 8vo. ; Let us into the city presently,

and was conductor of the Bibliothèque PhysicoTo sort some gentlemen well skilled in musick; économique. The Egyptian travels of Sonnini I have a sonnet that will serve the turn. Shakspeare. were translated into English by Dr. Henry Hun

Assist me, some extemporal god of rhime ; for ter, 1799, 3 vols. 8vo.; and his Travels in I am sure I shall turn sonnetteer.

Greece appeared in an English dress, 1801, 2 Id. Love's Labour Lost.

vols. 8vo. There are as many kinds of gardening as of poetry: SONNITES, among the Mahometans, an your makers of parterres and flower-gardens are epigrammatists and sonnetteers in this art.

appellation given to the orthodox mussulmans or Spectator.

true believers; in opposition to the several hereWhat woful stuff this madrigal would be,

tical sects, particularly the Shiites or followers of In some starv'd hackney sonetteer or me!

Aii. See SHIITES. But let a lord once own the happy lines,

SONORA, an intendancy or province of Mexico, How the wit brightens! how the style refines ! very thinly peopled, and extending along the

Pope. gulf of California, for more than 280 leagues or

DOOS,

from the bay of Bayona, or the Rio del Rosaria, about 6000 inhabitants. The island being to the mouth of the Rio Colorado. The breadth small, for its number of inhabitants, they study is by no means uniform. From the tropic of agriculturc more than do those of the adjacent Cancer to 27°, it scarcely exceeds fifty leagues; islands. The Sooloos plant rice; but the crop but farther north, towards the Rio Gila, it in- cannot be depended on, as they are not sure of creases so considerably that on the parallel of rain. They therefore cultivate many roots, the Arispe it is more than 128 leagues.

Spanish or sweet potato, the clody or St. Hil. This intendency of Sonora comprehends the lano yam, the China yam, both red and white; three provinces of Cinaloa, Ostimury, and Sonora sending to Mindano for what rice they consume. Proper. The first extends from the Rio del Rosaria They have great variety of fine tropical fruits; to the Rio del Fuerto; the second from the Riodel their oranges are full as good as those of China. Fuerto to the Rio del Mayo; and the province of They have also a variety of the fruit called jack Sonora includes all the northern extremity of the or nanka, durians, a kind of large custard apple intendancy. The intendancy is bounded on the named madang, mangoes, mangustines, rambus. west by the sea, on the south by the intendancy tines, and a fruit called bolona, like a large of Guadalaxara, and on the east by a very uncul- plum or mango, white inside. They enjoy also, tivated part of New Biscay. Its northern limits in great abundance, an innocent and delicious are very uncertain. The villages de la Pimeria fruit, called lancey. The Sooloos having great Alta are separated from the banks of the Rio connexion with China, they have learned the art Gila, by a region inhabited by independent In- of ingrafting and improving their fruits, while dians, of which neither the soldiers stationed on the fruits at Magindano have remained indifferent. the military fort in that quarter, nor the monks They have a very good breed of horses, which of the neighbouring missions, have been hitherto they train to trot fast, seldom suffering them to able to make any conquest.

gallop, and abundance of diminutive cocatoes The three most considerable rivers are the and small green parrots. There is no spice tree Mayo, Culiacun, and Yaqui or Sonora; chief but the cinnamon. Here are wild elephants, town Arispe.

which seem to avoid meeting with horned cattle; SOODĖRA, or Soopers, in Indian mytholo- though not shy of horses. Sooloo has spottgy and polity, the fourth caste; or the lowest ed deer, abundance of goats and black caitle class of the people. See Gentoos and Hin- (but the people seldom milk their cows), and

The Parias are the lowest class of the of wild hogs. After harvest the Sooloos hunt Sooders : but there is still a more degraded class the elephants and hogs. Sooloo formerly was of the Parias, called Seriperes, who are miserably visited by vessels from Japan, Java, Sumatra, despised. See Paris. What monstrous dis- Ceylon, and the coast of Coromandel, with vatinctions human pride has invented in all coun- luable cargoes. At present two Chinese junks tries !

arrive annually from Ainoy. Their cargoes cogSOOLOO Isles, a group of islands which ex- sist of iron articles, of brass salvers, sugar candy, tend in a north-east and south-west direction, silk, black nankeen, white linen of a strong fafrom the north-eastern extremity of Borneo to bric, kangans, quallis, a thin iron pan three feet the western extremity of Magindano, and are in diameter, china-ware, flowered silks, besides comprehended between 4o and 7° N. lat. There tea, cutlery, and other hardware, brass wire, are several good harbours among them, particu- gongs, beads of all colors, little swan shot, firelarly at Bewabewa, Tavitave, Tappool, Secassee, works, &c. &c. In return they bring back to between Boobooan, and Tappearitana, south of China biche de mer, black and white, wax, pearl, Basselan. The harbour before Bewan, the Sooloo oyster-shells, birds' nests, and tortoise-shell, alsó capital, is not good, except during the south-west agal, a sea weed used as gum or glue, and many

The island of Sooloo, from which the other articles, such as Carooang oil, clove bark, rest are named, is situated in long. 119° E. from black wood, ratans, sago, various bárks for dveGreenwich, and lat. 6° N. It is thirty miles long, ing, cassia, pepper, native camphire, sandal-wood, twelve broad, and is said to contain 60,000 in- curious shells for grottoes, pearls, and spices. habitants.

Country ships from India occasionally visit these Lying midway between Borneo and Magindano, islands, import cutlery, brasiery, cloth, gunpowthis island affords a fine prospect from the sea, der, glass-ware, guns of various sizes, hardware, on every side, and the hills on it not being very iron in bars, ironmongery, looking-glasses, opium, high, nor consequently the clouds stopped by them, piece goods, salt petre, shot of all sorts, swords, it has no certain rainy season. It enjoys a per- tin-ware, tobacco, sugar, vermilion, and watches. petual summer. Up the country it is cool, es From the north-east coast of Borneo, the intabitpecially under the shade of the teak trees, whichauts import sago, biche de mer, cowries, and torare numerous. There is no such difference in toise-shell. From Magindano they receive rice, the wetness of the seasons, or monsoons, as on for which they usually pay with Chinese goods. continents or very large islands; but the south- The Buggesses also trade with these islands. west monsoon brings most rain. Much falls at At the Sooloo islands is a famous pearl fishery, a the change of the monsoons, especially the au source both of wealth and of maritime power. tumnal. The capital of the island, Bewan, or The dredges for the oyster are generally made of as others call it Sooloo or Soong, is on the north- bamboo, very slight, and sunk with a stone. west coast. It is of considerable size ; the houses The large pearls are the property of the nobility are built after the manner of the Malays, elevated on whose estates they are found; they also exabout four feet om the ground with bamboos, tend their claim to the pearls found on the banks, of which the floors are also made. It contains as well as on the dry land. The Chinese mer.

monsoon.

Law.

chants, however, contrive, by their underhand You must obey me, soon or late ; dealing, to purchase from the fishermen pearls Why should you vainly struggle with your fate ? of great value.

Dryden. The sovereignty of the island descends to the

Nor was his virtue poisoned, soon as born, eldest son of the sultan; but the government is with the too early thoughts of being king. Id.

I would as soon see a river winding through woods partly monarchical and partly aristocratical. The legislative power resides in an asseinbly whimsical figures at Versailles.

and meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many composed of fifteen datoos or nobles, and of the

Addison's Guardian. sultan, who has two votes. The heir apparent Feasts and business, and pleasures, and enjoyhas also two votes, if he sides with the sultan; ments, seem great things to us, whilst we think of bui, if he takes part against him, he has only one. nothing else ; but, as soon as we add death to them, There are two representatives of the people, they all sink into an equal littleness. called Manteries, like the military tribunes of the Romans. The common people, it is said, in the province of North Canara, situated be

SOONDA, a district and town of Hindostan, enjoy great freedom; but the vassals are often used in a tyrannical manner.

tween 14° and 15° N. lat. Formerly the coun

The manners of the nobles are remarkably dissolute. The Soo- ber and pepper : but it was laid waste by Hyder

try was well cultivated, and produced fine timloos seldom go in their own vessels to foreign Aly in 1763; on which occasion the rajah made parts, except on predatory excursions to make slaves among the Philippines. They depend the sea and the mountains, for a stipulated pen

over to the Portuguese all the country between chiefly on the lance, sword, and dagger, at the sion. In 1799 the Soonda district became the use of which they are very dexterous ; and, being of a martial disposition, at an early period property of the British. they had subdued not only all the adjacent small attendint who carries a silver bludgeon in his

SOONTABURDAR, in the East Indies, an isles, but a great part of Borneo. The men ge, hand about two or three feet long, and runs benerally go dressed in white waistcoats buttoned fore the palanquin. He is inferior to the chubdown to the waist, and white breeches. The dar; the propriety of an Indian newaury requirladies wear a fine white waistcoat fitted close, ing two soontaburdars for every chubdár in the and a petticoat over drawers. The Sooloos as

train. The chubdar proclaims the approach of sert that their island once formed part of an ancient Bornean empire, founded by the Chinese, staff, about five feet long, in his hands; and

visitors, &c. He generally carries a large silver On the other hand, the inhabitants of the island of Magindano assert , that the Sooloos were for- among the nabobs he proclaims their praises

aloud as he runs before their palanquius ! merly subject to them. They have been accus

SOOSOOHOONAN, a district of Java, on the tomed to carry on an unceasing warfare with the Spanish colonies planted in the Philippines. north coast, and including the territories of Che

south side of the island, formerly extending to the Prior to the year 1746 the Spaniards attacked ribon, and the greatest part of the island, under them with a fleet of thirty ships, and obtained the title of the empire of Java; but it is much possession of Bewan, the capital. attacked a settlement belonging to the East In fallen from its ancient grandeur.

SOOT, n. s.

Sax. sor; Island. soot. dia Company, on the island of Balambangan,

Soot'Ed, adj.

Condensed or embodied and drove the settlers on board their vessels. They are in the practice of attacking and plun- signify covered with or abounding in soot: and

Sooʻry, adj. & v. n. I smoke: the adjectives both dering the ssels which visit them.

SOON, adv. 7. Sax. sona ; Goth. sun. Early; Chapman uses sooty for to make black with

Soon'ly. I before long time be past; shortly after any assigned or supposed time; readily ; Soot, though thin spread in a field, is a very good

Bacon. willingly: used as an adjective by Sidney and compost. others: hence the adverb soonly; speedily:

Then (for his own weeds) shirt and coat all rent,

Tanned and all sootied with noisome smoke How is it that you are come so soon to-day? She put him on; and over all a cloke. Chapman.

Er. ii. 18.

There may be some chemical way so to defecate As soon as he came nigh unto the camp, he saw this oil, that it shall not spend into a sooty matter. the calf and the dance. Er. Xxxii: 19.

Wilkins. Do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. If the fire be not kept within the tunnel of the

Heh. xiii.

chimney, and some appointed to sweep down the He hath preserved Argaius alive, under pretence soot, the house will be in danger of burning, of having him publicly executed after these wars,

Howel. of which they hope for a soon and prosperous issue.

Oft they assayed,

Sidney. Hunger and thirst constraining ; drugged as oft O boy! thy father gave thee life too soon, With hatefullest disrelish, writhed their jaws, And hath bereft thee of thy life too late.

With soot and cinders filled.
Shakspeare. Henry VI.

Milton's Paradise Lost. The earlier stayeth for the later, and not the later All the grisly legions that troop cometh sooner.

Bacon's Natural History. Under the sooty fag of Acheron; A mason meets with a stone that wants no cut- Harpies and Hydras, and all monstrous forms.

Milton. ting, and, soonly approving it, places it in his work,

More. Our household gods, that droop upon our hearths, Nor did they not perceive their evil plight,

Each from his venerable face shall brush Yet to their general's voice they soon obeyed. The Macedonian soot, and shine again. Miltor.

Dryden's Cleomenes,

soot.

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