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When the loud cry of trampled Hindostan
Arose to Heav'n in her appeal to man,
His was the thunder, his the avenging rod,
The wrath-the delegated voice of God!
Which shook the nations through his lips, and blaz’d,
Till vanquish'd senates trembled as they prais'd. - Byron.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Non. Cæsar Chesneau du Marsais, Romulus, A. U. C. 38. B. C. 7. 1676, Marseilles.

715, missed near Rome. William Benson Earle, 1740, Eugenius III. (Pope), A. D. Shaftesbury.

1153. d. Tivoli, The Emperor Nicholas, 1796.] Edward I. (of England), 1307.

d. Burgh on Sand. (Abbey.) J. Huss, 1415. burn. Constance.

J. Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, With us the soldier is brave, 0. S. 1453. k. Castillon, near the lawyer learned ; we proceed Bourdeaur. (Whitchurch.) no farther. With the Romans, John Talbot, Viscount Lisle, the gownman was brave, and 1453. killed, Castillon. the soldier learned.-- Bruyere. Sigismund Augustus II. (of Po

land), 1572. d. Knyssin. James Baroszio Vignola, 1573.

Rotunda (Pantheon), Rome. Obits of the Latin Church. Dr. John Eachard, 1697. Cathe

rine Hall, Cambridge. St. Pantænus of Sicily, Father

Conrad Schurtzfleisch, 1708.
of the Church (before), 216.
St. Felix, Bishop of Nants, 584. Bishop (Henry) Compton, 1713.

Fulham Churchyard.
St. Edelburga, Virgin, 7th Cen-

Jere. Markland, 1776. Dorking. tury.

Dr. Thomas Blacklock, 1791. St. Hedda, Bishop of the West

d. Edinburgh. Sarons, d. 705.

Wm. Curtis, 1799. d. Chelsea. St. Willibald, Bishop of Aich-Cor. de Paauw, 1799. d. Zanten. stadt, 790.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1816. St. Benedict XI. Pope, died,

d. Saville Row. (Westminster 1304.

Abbey.)

Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematic subtiles; natural philosophy deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend; way, there is no impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by fit studies. Bacon.

The elders from the gate bave ceased,

The young men from their music;
The crown is fallen from our head,

Woe! woe! that we have sinn'd.
'Tis therefore that our hearts are faint,

Therefore our eyes are dim :
For Sion's inountain desolate,

The foxes walk on it.-Jeremiah.

Acts.

The disappearance of Romulus on the 'Nones' during the Quirinalia, in a chariot of fire, patriis equis, as the king was reviewing his people, B. C. 715. There seems no other way of explaining this fable, than that he was the victim of some two or three of the elements. The festival of the servant-maids, at Rome, commemorates the birth of King Servius.

The city of Jerusalem, with the temple, walls, and palaces, is rated to the ground; the inhabitants are carried into captivity, and the entire Israelitish monarchy terminates (after it had stood four hundred and sixtyeight years, from the accession of David), in the eleventh year of the unhappy Zedekiah, on the seventh day of the Hebrew month, Ab, B.C.587. --See 11 Kings xxv. 8. It is still commemorated as a day of lamentation.

The battle of Chæronea on the Cephisus (the birth-place of Plutarch), celebrated for the defeat of the Athenians and Thebans, by Philip, the seventh of Metagitnion, corresponding with the 2d of August, B. C.338. Isocrates died not many days after of a noble disease. Archidamus, the Spartan, was overthrown and slain with all his army, the same day and year, in Lucania. This day of the Athenian month is also memorable for the joint victory of Antipater and Craterus, near the walls of Cranon, in Thessaly, B.C. 322.

The relics of Thomas à Becket are enshrined, 1220.-See 29th December.
The French evacuate Leith, under articles of treaty, 1560.
The death of Sigismund, and extinction of the Jaghellon race, 1572.

The national anthem, “GOD SAVE THE KING," written by Ben Jonson, and composed by Dr. Bull, is first vocalized in Merchant Taylors' Hall, by the choir of the Royal Chapel, the King being present, 1607.

The usurpation of Tomaso Aniello, the fisherman of Naples, 1647.

Admiral Sir John Harman destroys the entire French fleet, at Martinico, thirty-three sail, leaving them to rot on the strand, 1667.

The three estates of the realm offer public thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the restoration of a glorious peace, 1814.

How solitary doth she sit, the many peopled City!
The Queen among the provinces, how is she tributary !

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Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind,
And to party gave up what was meant for mankind;
Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;
Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit;
For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient;
And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient.
In short, 't was his forte, unemploy'd, or in place, sir,
To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor... Goldsmith.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

vill. John de la Fontaine, 1621, Cha- Cleombrotus (of Sparta), B. C. Id. teau Thierry.

371, killed, Leuctra. 8.

Henry Stuart, Duke of Glou- Princess Joan (Maid of Kent), cester, 1640, Oatlands.

A. D. 1385. Stamford. Gregory XV. (Pope), 1623.

Dr. Robert South, 1716. WestIf a man's wits be wandering John Peter Niceron, 1738. d.

minster Abbey. let him study the mathematicks ;

Paris. for in demonstrations, if his wit

Torbern Bergmann, 1784. d. be called away never so little, he

Medui, near Upsal. must begin again. Bacon.

Edmund Burke, 1797. Beacons

field, Buckinghamshire.

Bishop (Thomas) Middleton, Obits of the Latin Church.

1822. d. Calcutta.
St. Procopius, Martyr at Ce-

sarea, in Palestine, 303.
Sts. Kilian, Bishop, Colman,
and Totnan, Martyrs in Ire-

No man cau have religion, land, 688.

without mixing some prospect St. Withburge, of Dereham, of advantage with it; nor can Virgin, 743.

we heartily serve and adore a St. Grimbald, Abbot of Win. Being, of whose justice and chester, d. 903.

kindness, we have not a good Theobald, Abbot of Vaux de opinion.— I pictetus.

Cernay, 1247.
St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal,

1336.

So that, by making it onr business to regulate our desires and our aversions, and direct them to worthy and proper objects; we do at the same time, most ef. fectually secure oor piety.

Epictetus.

And in the far-resounding verse
The manly Victor's praise rehearse,
And tune the hymn to awful Jove;
Who, midst the sapphire-plains above,
Bids the bright-gleaming lightning fly,
And darts the thunder through the trembling sky:
While placent Luna poors her argent light
Fall-orb’d, and cheers with rays the gloomy shades of night.

Pindar's Olympia.

Acts.

BEFORE the time of Solon, the Athenian year consisted of twelve months of thirty days, or three complete decades, beginning with this day ; supposed by observation to be the solstice.-See 27th June.

A Roman day of prank, led by Vitula, a mad deity and a merry.

The Isle of Thia, one of the scattered cluster called the Sporades, rose brightly from the sea (enatus) upon this day, A. D. 17.

Henry II. performs severe penance before the shrine of Thomas à Becket, in the cathedral of Canterbury, 1174. It might, perhaps, be useful for those who falsify the acts of the dead to know whether unembodied souls are vagrant and capable of reminiscence and sensation ?

A curious statute enacts, that those who dwell at the stews, in Southwark, shall not be impannelled, nor keep any Inn, except there, 1433.

The Indian expedition of Emanuel, King of Portugal, consisting of three vessels, commanded by Vasco de Gama, sails this day from the Tagus, 1497. They doubled the Cape on the 20th November. “Vast objects now presented themselves. The human mind, roused and interested by the prospect, engaged with ardour in pursuit of them, and exerted its active powers in a new direction.”

King Charles I. deputes an agent to attend the sale at Venice of the paintings, called Bartolomeo della Stane's collection, with instruction to purchase for the use of himself and three gentlemen in equal shares, 1634.

The memorable siege of Gibraltar defended by Elliott, 1779.

In the Olympic games there were six exercises : the foot-race, wrestling, the cestus, the chariot-race, darting, and throwing the discus. At this institution, Hercules erected sir altars : the first was dedicated to Jupiter and Neptune, the second to Juno and Minerva, the third to Mercury and Apollo, the fourth to Bacchus and the Graces, the fifth to Diana and Alpheus, and the sixth to Saturn and Rhea. The Mount Olympus, their mansion, overlooked the stadium.-See 11th July.

There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Hamlet.

Whether on Ida's shady brow,

Or in the chambers of the east,
The chambers of the sun, that now

From ancient melody have ceas'd;
Whether in heaven ye wander fair,

Or the green corners of the earth,
Or the blue regions of the air,

Where the melodious winds have birth;
Fair Nine! how have ye left the ancient love ?-The Muses.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

vii. Walter, Lord Aston, 1584, Anastasius I. (Emperor), A. D. Id. Charlecote.

518. 9.

Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Archbishop (Stephen) Langton,

1634, Kilkenny Castle. 1228.d.Slindon.(Canterbury.)
Alexis Piron, 1689, Dijon. Leopold II. (of Austria), 1386.
Charles Stephen Pesselier,1712, killed, Sempach.
Paris.

Cardinal Anthony Duprat,1535.
Gaspard de Beaurieu, 1728, St. d. Nantouillet.
Paul, in Artois.

David Bouchard, 1598. killed,
Ann Radcliffe, 1764, London. Lisle, in Perigord.

John Oldmixon, 1742. died,

Bridgewater. They are reckoned amongst Philip V. (of Spain), 1746. St. hidden things ; nor is that to be Ildefonso. wondered at, seeing the nature General Braddock, 1755. killed, and power of the air is unknown, Du Quesne, N. A. whom the winds do serve and William Strahan, 1785. flatter, as Eolus doth Juno in the poets.—The Winds.

The winds gave wings to men; Obits of the Latin Church.

for by their assistance men are

carried through the air and fly St. Ephrem, of Edessa, Doctor

upon the sea.

They are not of the Church, c. 378.

primary creatures, nor any of St. Everildis, l'irgin in England, the six days' works, but after d. 7th Century

born.

Bacon. Sts. The Martyrs of Gorcum, d.

1572.

All the world is our Pan's quire.--Marvel.

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