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Great Ganges, and immortal Euphrates,
Deep Indus, and Meander intricate,
Slow Peneus, and tempestuous Phasides,
Swift Rhene, and Alpheus still immaculate :
Oraxes, fear'd for great Cyrus' fate;
T'ybris, renown'd for the Roman's fame,
Rich Oranochy, though but knowen late;
And that huge river, which doth bear his name
Of warlike Amazons, which do possess the same.

Espousals of Medway.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

viu. Wm. Burkitt, 1650, Hitcham, Constantius Chlorus (Emperor), Cal. Northamptonshire.

A. D. 306. d. York Palace. 25.

Elizabeth Hamilton, 1758, Bel- Nicephorus 1st (Emperor),811. fast.

killed, Bulgaria.

Robert, Lord Willoughby, 1452. If he shall not lose his re- Thomas (Hammerkin), of Kemward, who gives a cup of cold pis, 1471. d. Mount St. Agnes, water to his thirsty neighbour, near Zwoll.

what will not be the reward of Philip Beroaldus, the elder,
those,-who, by putting good 1505. d. Bologna.
works into the hands of their Ferdinand 1st (Emperor), 1564.
neighbours, open to them the d. Vienna.
fountains of eternal life. Blessed Edward Chaloner, 1625. d. Or-
are the hands of such transcrib-

ford. (Chiswick.)
Thomas à Kempis. Sir John Spelman, 1643. buried,

Oxford.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Robert Fleming, 1694. d. Rot

terdam. St. James the Great, of Galilee, John Bernard Basedow, 1790. Apostle, Martyr (Easter), 43.

d. Magdeburg. St.Christopher, Martyr, 3d Cent. Frederick Baron Von Trenck, St. Cucufas, Martyr at Barce.

1794. guillotined, Paris. lona, 304.

William Romaine, 1795. died, Sts. Thea and Valentina (Vir- St. Anne's, Blackfriars.

gins) and St. Paul, Martyrs John Tweddell, 1799. d. Athens. at Gaza, d. 308.

Charles Dibdin, 1814. d. CamSt. Missen, Abbot and Patron

den Town. of Mountgarret, 5th Cent.

Wm. Sharp, 1824. Chiswick.

ers.

Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows ;
In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes. --The Bard.

Pursue the search, and you will find
Good sense and knowledge of mankind

To be at least expedient;
And, after summing all the rest,
Religion ruling in the breast

A principal ingredient.---Friendship.

Acts.

The Day of St. James, the Elder, of Bethsaida, on Gennesareth, called by Christ, together with his brother John, the Evangelist, Boanerges, or sons of thunder. These faithful Apostles witnessed, in the company of St. Peter, the Transfiguration, on the Mount, and our Saviour's agony in the Garden of Olivet. St. James was the first Apostolic Martyr, and suffered by the sword under King Herod Agrippa (grandson of Herod the Great, by Mariamne, and father of Agrippa and Berenice), at Jerusalem, A. D. 43.-See Acts xii.

The election of Constantine the Great, who was then at York, to the imperial purple, A. D. 306. His excellent parent and predecessor died fifteen months from his receiving the title of Augustus, and almost fourteen years and a half after his promotion to the rank of Cæsar. There were in the next year four Emperors, Constantine, Licinius, Maximianus Hercules (the rough colleague of Dioclesian), and his son Marentius, who was proclaimed at Rome.-See 28th October.

The battle of Ourique, beyond the Tagus, in which Alphonso I. of Portugal, vanquished five Moorish kings, 1139. Their barbaric heads (Saracens) compose the arms of the monarchy.

Philip Augustus restores peace to France, by overthrowing the Emperor Otho IV. at the memorable battle of Bouvines, near Tournay, 1214.

Robert de Courtenay presents a palfrey to King Henry III. for permission to hold an annual fair in his manor of Oakhampton on the vigil and feast-day of St. James the Apostle, which still continues, 1220.

The Greek Emperor, Michael Palæologus, expels the Latins from Constantinople, 1261.-See 12th April. The despicable Baldwin, Lord of Courtenay, retired to Italy, and died thirteen years after his deposition.

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple (standing) by, whom he loved, he saith to his mother,---behold thy son! then he saith to the disciple,-behold thy mother! and from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

St. John.

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My death is made the prologue to their play:
Beaufort's red sparkling eyes blab his heart's malice,
And Suffolk's cloudy brow his stormy hate ;
Sharp Buckingham unburdens with his tongue
The envions load that lies apon his heart;
And dogged York, that reaches at the moon,
Whose overweening arm I have pluck'd down,
By false accuse, doth level at my life.-G loricester.

Acts.

The Latin Furinalia while the great dog-star, Sirius or Sothis, raged.

The interview when the commercial treaty was renewed between Edward I. and the Count of Flanders, at Montreuil, in the presence of a deputation of the London merchants, and the Flemish lords, 1274.

Roger Bolingbroke, chaplain to Duke Humphrey, of Gloucester, and the associate of Mother Jourdain, being accused of necromancy, is exposed, with his instruments, to the public finger, at St. Paul's, 1441.

Charles V. takes the fort of the Goletta, at Tunis, by storm, 1535.

The marriage of Philip of Spain (then titular King of Naples), with Mary, Queen of England, is solemnized, at Winchester, with mirth and holiday, on this the festival of the patron saint of Spain, 1554.

Henry IV. formally renounces the Protestant faith at St. Denys, 1593.

A book is entered by James Roberts, called the Revenge of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, as it was lately acted by the Lord Chamberlain's servants, 1602. The first existing edition of this favourite drama, dated 1603, is entitled, “The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, by William Shake-speare, as it hath been divers times acted by his Highness' (the King's] servants in the city of London : as also in the two Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and elsewhere.”

The coronation of King James, during the great plague, 1603.

The chartered Expedition for the plantation of Virginia, commanded by Sir George Somers, consisting of seven ships and two pinnaces, sailed from Falmouth the 8th of June, 1609. " In the height of the Canaries, short of the West Indies one hundred and fifty leagues, on 'St. James's day,' a terrible TEMPEST overtook them, and lasted in extremity fortyeight hours.” The admiral-ship, Sea-Venture, which conveyed the Governor, was severed from the rest by the tail of a mighty hurricane ; but at length, after having drank to one another, 'as taking their last leaves, intending to commit themselves to the mercy of the sea, most luckily the ship was driven and jammed between two rocks.' See 28th July.

We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

Tempest.

Let greatness of her glassy sceptres vaunt,

Not sceptres, no, but reeds, soon bruis'd, soon broken ;
And let this worldly pomp our wits enchant,

All fades, and scarcely leaves behind a token.
Those golden palaces, those gorgeous halls,

With furniture superfluously fair,
Those stately courts, those sky-encount’ring walls,

Vanish all like vapours in the air.-Sir William Alexander.

Acts.

Alexander VII. acknowledges, by a papal brief, the King of France sovereign of the conquests and colonies which his subjects had made in the American Isles, 1659. Hitherto the court of Rome had preserved inviolate the universal grant of that infamous man Pope Alexander VI. in 1493, to his Catholic Majesty, the Spanish monarch.

The two ordinances of Charles X. founded on the report of his ministers, which produced the second French Revolution, are signed and counter-signed (Sunday), at St. Cloud, 1830. The first rescript ordains —that the liberty of the periodical press is suspended that no journal or periodical shall appear, either in Paris or in the departments, except by virtue of an authority first obtained from us respectively by the authors and the printer, to be renewed every three months, which may also be revoked-that the authority shall be provisionally granted and withdrawn, by the prefects, from periodicals published in the departments, and that writings published in contravention of the second article shall be immediately seized, and the presses and types sealed up or rendered unfit for use. The second ordinance decrees that the Chamber of Deputies shall consist only of deputies of departments, and reforms the operations of election in the colleges according to the principles' of the constitutional charter. The gendarmes proceeded to destroy the presses of the Parisian newspapers the neit day : and on the 27th the deputies assembled ; who, having protested against the royal ordinances as illegal and criminal, and declared their meeting permanent, Resolve that Charles Philippe Capet, heretofore called Count d'Artois, having placed himself above the law, had ceased to reign, and that Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans should be invited to execute the duties imposed upon him, and to concur in the establishment of a Constitutional Government.--See 27th.

Liberty never existed in a more gracious form than under a pious king.

Claudian.

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The virgin has her image in the rose,
Shelter'd in garden on her native stock,
Which there, in solitude and sweet repose,
Blooms, unapproach'd by shepherd or by flock.
For this earth teems, and freshening water flows,
And breeze and dewy dawn their sweets unlock.- Ariosto.

Day.
Births.

Beaths. vii. Bp. Stanislas, of Cracow, 1030. Roderic (of Spain), A.D. 711. Cal. Henry VII. (of England),1456. drowned, Guadalquivir. 26. Pembroke, South Wales. Ladislaus I. (of Poland), 1102.

Robert de Courtenay, 1242.

Paul II. (Pope), 1471.
I regard woman in her natu- George Talbot, Earl of Shrews.
ral state as one of those experi- bury, 1541.
mental tables I have formerly James Bonfadius, 1560. ere-
seen at Oxford. It is a board, cuted, Genoa.
on the plain of which is thrown Marechal Armand, Baron de
together a great number of co- Biron, 1592. killed, Epernai.
lours, as it appears, in the ut. Charles Emanuel the Great (of
most confusion and disorder, the Savoy), 1630. d. Savillon.
mostvisible work of chance. But, J. Wilmot, Earl of Rochester,
by applying to it a cylindrical 1680. d.Woodstock. Spilsbury.
steel mirror, there immediately Thomas, Duke of Leeds, 1712.

rises on its bosom a beautiful d. Easton.
reflected form, in all the just- Dr. John Freind, 1728. Hitch-
ness and artifice of design.

Warburton.

Dr. William Thomas, 1738.

Worcester.

George Wm. Richman, 1753. Obits of the Latin Church.

struck, Petersburgh.

J. Græme, 1772. d. Edinburgh. St. Anne, Mother to the Blessed Duc de Clermont Tonnerre, Virgin Mary. (See English

guillotined, 1793. Church Calendar.)

Hugh Worthington, 1813. d. St. Germanus, Bishop of Aur

Worthing.

am, Bucks.

John Emery, 1822. St. Andrew's. If happily a prudent husband be applied, he performs the office of this optical cylinder; the scattered lines are reduced in order, an elegance of design arises, and the reflected union of colours, and harmony of light and shadow, speak the workmanship divine.

Bishop Warburton. - 504 ...

erre, 448.

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