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Enough: and leave the rest to fame.
Say, her soul was on Heav'n so bent,
No minute but it came and went ;
That ready her last debt to pay
She summ'd her life up every day;
Modest as morn; as midday bright;
Gentle as evening ; cool as night;
'Tis true: but all so weakly said;
'Twere more significant, she's dead.-An Epitaph.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

IV.

Albert I. (of Germany), 1289. Philip I. (of France), 1108. d. Cal.

Charles Ancillon, 1659, Metz. Melun. 29.

Chs. Duke of Richmond, 1672. Sebastian (of Portugal), 1578.
Chas. Mills, 1788, Greenwich. killed, near Tangiers.

Urban VIII. Maffeo Barberini
Augustus restored to the se-

(Pope), 1644. nate their ancient splendour, af- Gabriel Naudæus, 1653. died, ter having banished corruption ;

Abbeville, for he contented himself with a

Thomas Gataker, 1654. Rothermoderate power, which did not

hithe, afford him the liberty of doing Andrew Marvell, 1678. St. ill; but would have it absolute

Giles's in the Fields, when he treated of imposing Isaac Claude, 1695. d. Hague. upon others the necessity of do- Martin Poli, 1714, d. Paris. ing well. St. Evremond.

Simon, Lord Harcourt, 1727.

Andrew Campra, 1744. died, Obits of the Latin Church.

Versailles.
St. Martha, Virgin of Bethania, Benjamin Robins, 1751. died,
1st Century

Fort St, David's.
Sts. Simplicius and Faustinus, Hyacinth Theodore Baron,
Brothers, and Beatrice, their

1758.
Sister, Martyrs at Rome, 303. Dr. Adair Crawford, 1795. d.
St. Felix, Pope, Martyr. - Lymington.
St. Olaus, King of Sweden, d. Augustus William Ernesti,
Birca, 9th Century.

1801. d. Leipsic.
St. Olaus (or Olave, or St. Anna Selina Storace, 1814. d.

Tooley), K. of Norway, Mar- London.

tyr, 1030,

St. Wm., Bp. in Britany, 1234, Philosophy teaches us to endure, the Christian religion to triumph over misfortunes: like love, all other pleasures are not worth its pains.---St. Evremond,

Sing hymns to Bacchus then, with hands uprear'd;
Offer to Jove, who most is to be fear'd:

From him the Muse we have,

From him proceedeth
More than we dare to crave;

'Tis he that feedeth
Them, whom the world would starve; then let the lyre
Sound, whilst his altar's endless flames expire.-The Sacrifice.

Acts.

The festival of Martha and Mary, the two maiden sisters of Lazarus.

Henry V. begins the siege of Rouen, the capital of Normandy, 1418.

The college of St. John, at Cambridge, is first opened, 1516; founded eight years before, by Margaret Beaufort, the pious mother of Henry VII. The charter is dated the 9th of April, 1511.

A stage-play of the miraculous history of St. Olave is represented at night, in the Church dedicated to that Saint, in Silver Street, 1557. The compass of his life was shown in four hours. Olaus, King of Norway, was slain in the battle of Stichstadt.

The marriage of Queen Mary with Darnley is solemnized, when he } was proclaimed King of Scotland, 1565. Their infant son, James the Sixth (in his thirteenth month), was anointed and crowned the same day, 1567.

King James solemnizes his majority, by convening a parliament at Edinburgh, 1586. It was upon this occasion that he invited to a banquet all the Scottish nobility; "and having made them take hands, each with his mortal enemy, led them himself in procession from the palace of Holyrood House to the Cross of Edinburgh, where they were regaled with a splendid collation at the expense of the city, the magistrates and citizens looking on with great joy; while the lords, who had lately been in discord, drank pledges to each other, and his Majesty quaffed peace and happiness to them all.”

Lord Burleigh's Diary, which antedates the fact, 1588, that “the great navy of Spain was forced into the North Seas, and so with great wreck passed homewards about Scotland and Ireland.

The Privy Council addresses letters to both the Universities, dated Oatlands, 1593, prohibiting the common players from performing either in the Universities, or in any place within the compass of five miles, and especially (at Cambridge) in the village of Chesterton, on the water-side. Why is it that the Heathen struts, and the Christian sneaks in our imagination ?

Christian Hero.

With that there came an arrow keen out of an English bow,
Which struck Earl Douglas to the heart, a deep and deadly blow:
Who never spake more words than these, fight on, my merry men all ;
For why, my life is at an end ; Lord Percy sees my fall.
Then leaving life, Earl Percy took the dead man by the hand;
And said, Earl Douglas, for thy life would I had lost my land.---Ballad.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

III. Angelo Politiano, 1454, Monte Prince Crispus, A. D. 326. de-
Cal.
Pulciano, in Tuscany.

stroyed, Pola, in Istria. 30.

Benedict lst (Pope), 577.
Ladislaus I. (of Hungary),

1095.
Go to your Natural Religion :
lay before her Mahomet, and James, Earl of Douglas, 1388.

killed, Otterbourne. his disciples, arrayed in armour and blood, riding in triumph Lord William de Clinton, 1432.

over the spoils of thousands, who Thomas Able, 1540, erecuted, fell by his victorious sword.

Smithfield. Show her the cities which he Colonel (Charles) Cavendish, set in flames, the countries

killed, 1643. Derby. which he ravaged and destroyed.

Paul Tallemant, 1712. d. Paris. When she has viewed him in this W. Penn, 1718. d. Ruscombe.

Jordans, near Beaconsfield. scene, carry her into his retirement : show her the Prophet's Thomas Emlyn, 1743. Bunhill. chamber; his concubines and John Sebastian Bach, 1750. his wives ; and let her hear him

d. Leipsic. allege Revelation to justify his Theophilus Henry Stuck, 1787. adultery and lust. Sherlock.

When she is tired with this

prospect, lead her to the cross, Obits of the Latin Church. and ask her which is the Prophet Sts. Abdon and Sennen, of Per- of God? But seeing this scene sia, Martyrs, 250.

through the eyes of the CentuSt. Julitta, of Cæsarea, in Cap- rion, by him she spoke, and said, padocia, Martyr, 303.

Truly this man was the Son of God.

Sherlock.

Thus fell the young, the lovely, and the brave.
Strow bays and flowers on his honour'd grave.

Waller's Epitaph on Cavendish.

The Perse, out of Northumberland,

And a vow to God made he,
That he would hunt in the mountains

Off Cheviot, within days three,
In the mavger of doughty Douglas,
And all that ever with him be.- Original Ballad.

Acts.

The birth-day of the eyes of Orus, in Egypt, thirtieth of Epiphi.

The famous battle near the castle of Otterbourne, in Tynedale, was fought the twelfth year of Richard II., Thursday, between sun-rise and sun-set, “about the Lammas-tide,' 1388. The youthful combatants were nearly of the same age : Douglas was slain, the Earl of Moray mortally wounded, and the English Hotspur, with his brother, Ralph Percy, were taken prisoners. The ancient song, called the Hunting a' the Cheviat, of which Sidney said that it moved his heart more than with a trumpet, refers to a private conflict forty-eight years after the battle of Otterbourne, at Pepperden, between the son of Hotspur (Henry Percy, the Earl who fell at St. Albans) and the Earl William Douglas; but Richard Sheale, with the license of a ballad-poet, has mingled the two events together.

The Armada, dispersed by fire-ships and a storm from their harbours at Dunkirk, are discovered this morning along the coast from Ostend to Calais. A battle ensued between the two fleets at Gravelines during the day; in the evening the Spanish fleet (reduced to one hundred and twenty sail) was carried by the violence of the wind among the shallows and sand-banks, near the mouths of the Scheld. They now resolved to return to Spain, by way of Scotland and Ireland, whose shores the natives found covered with the fragments of their vessels. The Duke of Medina terminated this humiliating voyage early in September, at the port of St. Andero, in Biscay, 1588.-See 9th August,

The week's plague-bill in London, 1625, returns to-day, 2471.

At the Guildhall of Alnwick, 1649, the Corporation ordered "that the man which tryeth the witches in Scotland shall be sent for, and that satisfaction be given him by the Town in defraying his charges, and in coming hither; and that the Town shall engage that no violence be offered him by any persons within the Town.

Lord Camden receives the Great Seal, 1766.–Captain Cook sails from Deptford, in the Endeavour, upon his first great voyage, 1768. He returned from his second, and most important navigation, same day, 1775.

Then on the morn they made them biers of birch, and hazel gray;
Many a widow with weeping tears their makes they fetch away.

Ballad of Otterbourne.

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There at the foot of yonder nodding beech,

That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high,
His listless length at noon-tide wou'd he stretch,

And pore upon the brook that babbles by.
One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd hill,

Along the heath, and near his fav'rite tree;
Another came; nor yet beside the rill,

Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he.---Elegy.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Prid. Juliet Capulet, 1288, 0. S. St. Germanus, 448. Aurerre. Cal. Verona.

St. Neot, 877. Cornwall. 31. John Canton, 1718, Stroud, in Franciscus Philelphus, 1481. d. Gloucestershire.

Florence. Princess Augusta (of Bruns. Cardinal Francis Sfondrati, wick), 1737.

1550, d. Cremona. Bon-Adrien-Jeaunot Moncey, Ignatius Loyola, 1556. Rome. 1754, Besançon.]

Charles, Duke de Biron, 1602.

erecuted, Bastile. Those godlike geniuses were Martin Herbertson Van Tromp, well assured that Nature had not 1653. k. near Terel. (Delft.) intended men for a low-spirited Bishop (John) Moore, 1714. or ignoble being ; but bringing John V. (of Portugal), 1750. us into life, and the midst of this Thomas Gray, 1771. Stoke Powide universe, as before a mul- geis, near Eton. titude assembled at some heroic assembly.

Obits of the Latin Church. That we might be spectators St. Helen, of Sweden, Martyr, of all her magnificence, and 1160.

candidates high in emulation for St. Ignatius (or Inigo), of Loy- the prize of glory. She has there

ola in Spain, Founder and fore implanted in our souls an General of the Society of inextinguishable love of every Jesus, 1556.

thing great and exalted, of every St. John Columbini of Sienna, thing which appears divine be

Founder of the Order of Jesu- yond our comprehension.
ati, d. 1367.

Longinus.

He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend...- Epitaph.

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