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O dull conceited Dido! that till now
Didst never think Æneas beautiful!
I'll make me bracelets of bis golden bair;
His glist'ring eyes shall be my looking-glass,
His lips an altar, where I'll offer up
As many kisses as the sea hath sands.
Instead of music I will hear him speak,-
His looks shall be my only library.---Marlowe.


The dedication of the Church, at Rome, of St. Mary ad Nives', 435.

Cicero lands from Durazzo, at Brundusium, and is met there by his excellent daughter, on the anniversary of her birth, B.C. 57.

The inauguration of Henry I. surnamed Beauclerk, at Westminster, (Sunday), 1100. He instantly granted a churter to the nation, restoring the laws of Edward the Confessor to the same state in which they had been settled by the Conqueror; and drove from his court the 'effæminati' with all their enormous and disgusting train.

Charles VI, of France, surnamed the well-beloved, is seized with a mental distemper, which, as it deprived him of the sovereign authority, afterwards led, in bad hands, to the ruin of his kingdom, 1391.

The peace and league of Cambray, by land, sea, and fresh water,' is concluded between the Emperor Charles and. Harry the Eighth : it was ratified by the latter on the 27th of November, and acceded to by the Archduchess of Austria, on the 6th of December, 1529.

Queen Elizabeth visits Cambridge (Saturday), 1564 : "after having been welcomed with a speech and presents, she went to King's College Chapel, and thanked God, that had sent her to this University, where she, altogether against her expectation, was so received, that she thought she could not be better. The next evening her Majesty was entertained in the chapel with the • Aulularia' of Plautus ; on Monday night with the

Dido,' in Latin, of Edward Haliwell; and on Tuesday, with Udall's
English play of • Ezechias.' She departed the next day.

Gilbert takes possession of St. John's in Newfoundland, 1583.
Edward White enters a new ballad of • Romeo and Juliet,' 1596.

The Anniversary of the deliverance of King James from the Gowrie conspiracy (Tuesday), 1600. It was even observed in 1684.

Eugene defeats the Vizier Coumourgi, at Peterwaradin, 1717.
Old St. James's Day brings with it the legal season of oysters.

Well, I am a pimp; the common bane of youth, a perjurer, a public nuisance, I confess it: yet I never did you wrong.--- No, that's to come. Terence.

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Where springs the pleasant west-wind to unfold
The fresh leaves, with which Europe sees herself
New garmented; nor from those billows far,
Beyond whose chiding, after weary course,
The sun doth sometimes hide him; safe abides
The happy Callaroga, under guard
Of the great shield, wherein the lion lies
Subjected and supreme. And there was born
• The loving minion of the Christian faith.'--Del Paradiso.


vin. Archbishop (Matthew) Parker, Henry the Lion (of Saxony),
1504, Norwich.

1195. d. Brunswick. 6.

Bulstrode Whitelock, 1605, Saint Dominic de Guzman,
Fleet Street, London.

1221. d. Bologna. (Rome.)
Nicholas Malebranche, 1638, Anne Shakspeare, 1623. Strat-

ford upon Avon.
Francis Fenelon de la Motte, O rare Ben Jonson, 1637. d.
1651, Fenelon Castle, Peri-

Westminster. (Abbey.)

Don Diego Velasquez de Silva,
Edward Holdsworth, 1688,

1660. St. John's, Madrid.
North Stoneham.

Abp. Francis de Harlay, 1695.
Bartholomew Camille de Bois-Ulric Obrecht, 1701. Strasburg.
sieu, 1734, Lyons.

John du Hamel, 1706. d. Paris.
John Baptist Bessieres, 1768, Thos. Rawlinson (Tom Folio),
Preissac, in Lot.

1725. d. Aldersgate Street.
Dr. David Wilkins, 1745.

Christian VI. (of Denmark),
Where the lion's skin falls N. S. 1746.
short, it must be eked out with D. Allan, 1796, d. Edinburgh.
the fox's.

Lysander. James Pettit Andrews, 1797.

d. Brompton.

Marie Eliezer Block, 1799. d.
Obits of the Latin Church.

St. Xystus II. (or Sixtus) Pope, Thomas Twining, 1804. died,
Martyr, 258.

Sts. Justus and Pastor, Bro-Frederica, Duchess of York,

thers, (children) Martyrs in 1820. Weybridge.
Spain, 304.

James Mitan, 1822. d. London.

A thousand authors he in vain has read,
And with their maxims stuff’d his empty head. - Boileau.

Lo! hand in hand they decently advance,
With smooth and equal measures dance;

Till all gentle notes be drown'd

In the last trumpet's dreadful sound :
That to the spheres themselves shall silence bring,

Untune the universal string :
Then all the wide-extended sky,
And all th' harmonious worlds on high,
And Virgil's sacred work shall die.---The Resurrection.


THE TRANSFIGURATION. It is a holy festival observed by the Latin church, commemorating the miraculous change of Christ's appearance on Mount Tabor, in Galilee, in the presence of the three apostles.

The great day at Marathon, on the sixth of Boëdromion (sixteenth day of the moon), B.C. 490, ten years preceding Salamis. Æschylus, in his thirty-sixth year, was present. See 28th September.

Geoffrey, Earl of Brittany, father of the unhappy Prince Arthur, receives knighthood from Henry II. in the palace of Woodstock, 1178. It was a few days after, in the preceding year, that the · Fair Rosamond' Clifford died, as is now generally supposed, at Godstow.

The bull of Pope Nicholas procured by the curates of London, 1453, commanding every householder within the city and liberty that is in the rent of 10s. by the year, to pay to God and his curate, every offering-day, one farthing ; and so by that scale for the more wealthy inhabitants.

John Huniades raises the first siege of Belgrade, 1443.

Lionel Ducket, the Lord Mayor, transmits to Lord Burleigh an act of the Common Council, forbidding the venison feasts in the halls of the city, which we understand to have been offensive to her Majesty, 1573.

Davis, the navigator, reaches the strait which now bears his name, casting his anchor in Exeter Bay, beneath that brave mount, the cliffs whereof were orient as gold, 1585. He called it · Mount Raleigh.'

Dugdale notes, 1657, the new market-place for herbs in St. Paul's Churchyard (North) is opened,--paved with the ruins of the Chapter House and cloister. Maynwaring's · Medley' terminates, 1711.

Francis II. by a formal act resigns his titles of ' Emperor of Germany' and King of Rome, and annexes his possessions in Germany to the Austrian empire, 1806. The millennium of the Empire, founded by Charlemagne, fell upon the holiday of Christmas, 1800.

I'll hide the rest, and grieve for what hath been,
Who made me known, must make me live unseen.

Complaint of Rosamond.

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Now hear what blessings temperance can bring :
(Thus said our friend, and what he said I sing)
First health : the stomach (cramm'd from every dish,
A tomb of boil'd and roast, and flesh and fish,
Where bile, and wind, and phlegm, and acid jar,
And all the man is one intestine war),
Remembers oft the schoolboy's simple fare,
The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air..--Satires.




VII. Id. 7.

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Adam Bartsch, 1757, Germany. Leonidas, B.C. 480. slain, Ther-
Princess Amelia, of England, mopyla.
1783, St. James's.

Herod Agrippa (of Palestine),

A.D. 44. d. Cæsarea.
Saint Afra, 304. d. Rhetia.

Julius Majorian (Emperor) 461.
Cæsar frequently confessed to

assassinated, near Tortona.
me, 'that the greatest actions of Lothaire (of Lorraine), 869. d.
his own life were not equal, by

Placentia. many degrees, to the glory of

Henry IV. (Emperor), 1106. d. taking it away.' I had the ho

Liege. (Spire.) nour to have much conversation

Sir Richard Verney, 1630.
with Brutus; and was told,

" that his ancestor, Junius, So- John Smith, 1652. Cambridge.
crates, Epaminondas, Cato the Michael Maittaire, 1747.
younger, Sir Thomas More, and

Dr. Henry Gally, 1769.
himself, were perpetually toge- John Daniel Schoepflin, 1771.
ther:' a sextumvirate, to which

d. Strasburgh. all the ages of the world cannot

Thomas Linley, the younger, add a seventh. Gulliver.

1778. drowned, Grimsthorpe.
Francis Blackburne, 1787, d.

Richmond, Yorkshire.
Obits of the Latin Church,

W. Edwards, 1789. Eglwysilan.

John Bacon, 1799. (Quo?)
St. Donatus, Bp. of Arezzo, and Elizabeth Smith, 1806.

St. Hilarinus, Monk, Martyrs, Queen Caroline, 1821. d. Ham-

mersmith. (Brunswick.)
St. Cajetan, of Thienna, d. 1547.

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What I was as an artist, seemed to be of some importance while I lived ; but what I really was as a believer in Christ is the only thing of importance to me

Monumental Inscription.


This day, O Grecians! countrymen, and friends,
Your wives, your offspring, your paternal seats,
Your parents, country, liberty, and laws,
Deinand your swords. You gen'rous, active, brave,
Vers'd in the various discipline of Mars,
Are now to grapple with ignoble foes
In war unskilful, nature's basest dross,
And thence a monarch's mercenary slaves. ---Leonidas.



The seventh day of Elul, is a feast with the Jews, in memory of the dedication of the wall (city) of Jerusalem, by Nehemiah, son of Hachaliah, in the twenty-first year of Artaxerxes Longimanus, B. C. 445.

The immortal action in the pass of THERMOPYlæ is placed upon this day; corresponding with (according to Herodotus) the time of the Olympic and Carneian games, in the year when Euripides was born, B.C. 480. There was a skirmish also with the Grecian fleet, at Artemisium. Diodorus fixes the victory of Gelon, under the walls of Himera, in Sicily, upon the same day. Herod Agrippa, the great builder, whose expenses exceeded his in

for his generosity was boundless, saith Josephus; but his death (like his grandfather's) was terrible, and his departure commemorated with libations, A.D. 44. Even the images of his daughters (their persons, saith Photius) were most indecently abused by the objects of his loose prodigality. The scourges of mankind have evidently been cut off with their vices.

Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, lands at Milford Haven, 1485.

Dr. Matthew Tindal, the infidel, by his will, 1733, signed before the woman in whose house he was living, and Samuel Tuckey, a servant of his legatee, bequeaths to Eustace Budgell, the sum of £2,100, and all his MSS. that his great talents may serve his country.' The miserable catastrophe of Budgell is well known.

The French Chamber of Deputies assemble, and taking into consideration the existing situation of the kingdom, the result of the 'heroic resistance at Paris, DECLARE, that the French throne was at that moment vacant de facto et de jure ; and that, upon condition of accepting the provisions of the Constitutional Charter, which the late King bad violated, the universal and pressing interest of the people had called to the throne Philippe, Duke of Orleans, and his male descendants for ever, 1830.

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

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