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Because I breathe not love to ev'ry one,
Nor give each speech a full point of a groan;
The courtly nymphs, acquainted with the moan
He cannot love: no, no; let him alone.--Astrophel.
Prid. Joseph Justus Scaliger, 1540, Louis III. (of France), 882.
Agen upon the Garonne. Martin 3d (Pope), 946. 4.
Thomas Blackwell, 1701, Aber- Henry I. (of France), 1060. d.
Vitry en Brie.
cester, 1265. Evesham Abbey.
Tennstadt, in Thuringia. 1456. d. Zemplin.
Sir Wm. Cecil, Lord Burghley,
1598. Westminster Abbey.
Abp. (George) Abbot, 1633. d.
Nathan Wright, 1721. d. Cal.
John Gilbert, 1797. d. Worsley.
Admiral Adam Duncan, 1804.
Are you not asham'd, to make yourself a woman, when nature has made you a
Aristotle to an Athenian Fop.
Mourn, all ye loves and graces; mourn,
Ye wits, ye gallant, and ye gay;
Her much-lov'd Sparrow's snatch'd away.
For he was fond, and knew my fair
Flew to her breast, and nestled there.- Lesbia.
then to say:
Noah releases the dove a second time, who returns in the evening with an olive-leaf in her mouth-a sign that the waters had abated.
The decree recalling Cicero from banishment, which passed the full senate-house, consisting of four hundred and seventeen members, is ratified in the field of Mars, by a vote of all the centuries, which was nearly the last genuine public act of Roman liberty, B. C. 57.
The first Philip ascends the throne of France, A. D. 1060.
The victory at Evesham, was a great day for Edward's reputation, as it unfolded that over-reaching policy of head and legs, for which he was afterwards so distinguished as a sovereign, 1265. Leicester descried the hostile banners of his imprudent boy from an eminence, and was heard
“ The Lord have mercy on our souls, for our bodies are Prince Edward's.” There was no quarter, and the poor aged king in the medley only received his life by an unwonted energy of mind, exclaiming to his antagonist: Hold, fellow, I am Harry of Winchester.
The conquest of Calais, by the third Edward, when the six citizens with halters round their necks surrendered the keys of their independence, 1347. Their condemned lives were spared through the tears and intercession of Philippa. It was during this famous siege that St. GEORGE' of England was first invoked in the battle. The marines and archers on foot received 3d.; the Black Prince, ll.; and the Bishop of Durham (with the Earls) 6s. 8d. per day. That invaluable station and harbour the Queen Mary lost ingloriously 22d of January, 1558.
Richard III. receives a petition from the University at Oxford, 1483.
Bartholomew Columbus, the Admiral's brother, lays the foundation of the city of St. Domingo, on the river Azama, in Haïti, or Hispaniola, near the villa of the Cazica (princess) Catalina, 1496.
The most knowing man in the course of the longest life will always have much to learn; and the wisest and best, much to improve.
Diff'ring flowers in the wreath I send,
Dear maid, unite;
The scarlet, and the white:
The other's fiery tints pourtray
Maximilian I. of Germany subscribes his famous despatch (ratified with the papal seal) to the ‘Kaysar of all the Russias,' Vassili Ivanovitch, confirming a treaty of alliance against Sigismund, King of Poland, 1514. That Emperor's singular destiny was a surfeit of melons.
The birth of Joseph Scaliger, the inventor of the “ Julian Period,” which he first promulgated to the world in his Opus de Emendatione Temporum, printed 1583. It consists of seven thousand, nine hundred, and eighty years, a number which is formed by multiplying 19, 28, and 15, the cycles of the sun and moon, and the Roman indiction; so that dividing a given Julian year by any of these, the fraction will show of each the current year. The Christian era commences with the year 4713 of this imaginary period, and with the year 4005 of our mundane period—the date of the world. The solar cycle, which consists of twentyeight years, is simply that revolution when the Sundays through the year will return to the same days of the month. This is the nineteenth current year. The indiction of fifteen years was an arbitrary fiscal era established for certain payments by Constantine the Great, in 312. It is 3. The Dominical or Sunday letter for the present year, 1830, is-C.
Mary of Scotland is removed to the manor of Chatsworth, 1570.
The birth-day of Drayton's mistress, ‘Idea,' in the Mich-park Street, at Coventry. We remember with a variety of feeling the 'Himera,' of Stesichorus ; the Lycoris,' of Gallus; the · Myrto,' of Theocritus; the 'Cynthia,' of Propertius; Farquhar's ' Penelope,' and the Althea,' of Lovelace ; the • Rosalind,' a royal mistress of Spenser; the 'Geraldine,' of Surrey ; Glapthorne's ' Lucinda ;' Jonson's Celia ;' and Sidney's Stella ;' the · Pancharis,' of Bonnefons ; Major André's · Ho
ra ;' Ronsard's · Cassandra ;' Tibullus his · Delia ;' Ovid's · Corinna ;' and the • Olivia,' of Du Bellay—a galaxy of loves.
The generons, who is always just, and the just, who is always generous, may, announced, approach the throne of heaven.
Sincere was Amri, and not only knew,
Sir Heneage Finch (Earl of Nottingham), reads his argumentative discourses in Inner Temple Hall, respecting the Crown debts, during eleven days, 1661. These celebrated lectures by that great man were eagerly attended by all the considerable personages in the kingdom. King Charles was received in state upon the last day.
A disastrous hurricane in the West Indies began six in the evening at Guadaloupe, 1666. Lord Francis Willoughby perished with his fleet of fifteen sail. The poor fellows who escaped the wreck were seized with exultation by the French; but they broke their colours.
On August 4th, 1775 (observes White, of Selborne), we surprised a large viper, which seemed very heavy and bloated, as it lay in the grass, basking in the sun. When we came to cut it up, we found that the abdomen was crowded with young, fifteen in number; the shortest of which measured full seven inches, and were about the size of full-grown earthworms. This little fry issued into the world with the true viper spirit about them, showing great alertness as soon as disengaged from the belly of the dam : they twisted and wriggled about, and set themselves up, and gaped very wide when touched with a stick, showing manifest tokens of menace and defiance, though as yet they had no manner of fangs.
Entries of books at Stationers' Hall, 1600: “ As You Like It,"
Henry the Fifth,"_" Every Man in his Humour,”—and Much Ado about Nothing.” The lively and polished comedy of · Benedick and Beatrix' was performed at Hampton Court, 20th May, 1613.
La Bedoyere is condemned by a military commission, 1815.
Charles, the Ex-king of France, retires from the chateau of Rambouillet, and proceeds with his family, suite, and moveables, to Cherbourg.
The Harrow scholars, archer-wise, shoot for the silver-arrow.
It is now middle-summer at Greenland, sixty-six degrees north latitude. The greenfinch, chloris, drops about this time his little fife.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. — Much Ado.
Come hither, and give me moist kisses,
Dear girl, such as none ever gave!
And ask me how many I'll have ?
The waves when in ocean they roar,
The sands on the surge-beaten shore.-Martial.
Non. Tulliola Cicero, B. C. 78. Xerxes the Great, assassinated, 5.
Edmond Plantagenet, Earl of B. C. 465.
Kent, A. D. 1301,Woodstock. John Holland, Duke of Exeter, Guichard Joseph du Verney, A.D. 1447. 1648, Feurs in Forez. Sir Reginald Bray, 1503. Wind
Nicholas Everard, 1532. died, Adanson, in his will, re- Mechlin. quested as the only decoration John, Earl of Gowrie, 1600. of his grave, a garland of flow
transitory image of the more James Gibbs, 1754.
Richard, Earl Howe, 1799.
Obits of the Latin Church.
He was a man of admirable shop and Apostle of Chalons, talents, of general knowledge, of d. (after) 290.
a versatile understanding, fitted St. Afra, Patroness of Ausburg,
for every sort of business, of inand Companions, Martyrs in
finite wit and pleasantry, of a Rhetia, 304.
delightful temper, and with a
mind most disinterested. St. Oswald, King of Northum
Burke on Lord North. berland, Martyr, 642.
Urbanity comprehends not only the innocent refinements and elegancies of social converse, but acuteness and appropriateness of observation. Opposed to this are obscenity (the filthiness of the mind), and double meanings. --- Milton.