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Now as in witty torturing Spain,
The brain is vex'd, to vex the brain;
Where heretics' bare heads are arm'd
lo a close helm, and in it charm'd
An overgrown and meagre rat,
That piecemeal nibbles himself fat. - Lovelace.

Acts.

The Spartan Carneia closed at this point of the Julian year.–See 13th July. It was the anniversary at Rome of Ceres, and of the Tuscan Ops, the Rhea of the Greeks, who is seen holding a loaf in her left hand. She was the inventress of dancing, saith Lucian, an amusement so admired by the Spartans that statues by Thessalian artists were erected in memory of its professors. Pyrrhus gave his sounding name to a dance. The Hormus of Lacedæmon resembled the French brawl.

Oswin was idolized for his virtues, 651. The Scots of Galloway under Donal Duin (who died 665) were then tributaries to Northumbria.

William the Lion signs the treaty of homage with Henry 11, at York, to which he had, with his nobility, submitted at Falaise, 1175.

The Island of Madagascar is discovered by the Portuguese, 1506.

Ferdinand Magellan sails from Seville with five ships, the largest not exceeding 120 tons, carrying 224 men. He reached the mouth of the Plata on the 12th of January, and arrived in the port of St. Julian, about 48 degrees south of the line, where they wintered, the 31st of March, 1520.

Philip II. of Spain, by his general, the Duke of Savoy, defeats the French at St. Quintin, in Picardy, 1557. He founded the Escurial, in the shape of a gridiron, the instrument of the martyrdom of San Lorenzo, to commemorate a day of bloodshed and victory over the subjects of a Christian king, 1563. Philip's English auxiliaries, under the Earl of Pembroke, greatly distinguished themselves.

The French West India Company purchase, by contract, of the Order of Malta the Islands of St. Christopher, Santa Cruz, and St. Bartholomew, for 500,000 livres tournois, 1665. The treaties of peace and commerce are signed between Louis XIV. and the States General, at Nimeguen, 1678. The Royal Observatory, called Flamsteed House, in Greenwich Park (latitude fifty-one degrees, twenty-eight minutes, ten seconds), is founded this afternoon, 1675.

The Swiss Royal guards, are massacred by the Marseillois, 1792.

With the vulgar, and the learned, names have great weight; the wise use a writ of inquiry into their legitimacy when they are advanced as authorities.

Zimmerman.

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Happy the man, who his whole time doth bound
Within th' inclosure of his little ground.
Happy the man, whom the same humble place
(Th' hereditary cottage of his race)
From his first rising infancy has known,
And by degrees sees gently bending down,
With natural propension to that earth
Which both preserv'd his life, and gave him birth.
A neighbouring wood, born with himself, he sees,
And loves his old contemporary trees. - Claudian.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

III.

Id.

11.

Thomas Betterton, 1635, bap- Admiral Pisander, B. C. 392.
tized, Westminster.

killed off Cnidus.
Dr. Rich. Mead, 1673, Stepney. Saint Clare, 1253. Assisium.
Scroope Egerton, Duke of Nicolas, of Cusa, 1454. d. Todi.
Bridgewater, 1681.

Bishop (John) Bell, 1556.
Dr. Richard Brocklesby, 1722, Virgilio Malvezzi, 1654. died,
Minehead.

Bologna.
Joseph Nollekens, 1737, Soho. Peter Collinson, 1768. died,
Jean Victor Moreau, 1763, Mill Hill.

.
Morlaix, in Brittany. Augustus Montague Toplady,

1778, d. Leicester Fields.

Henry James Pye, 1813. died,
She hath no smile

Pinner.
That can beguile,

Sir Samuel Auchmuty, 1822.
But in my thought I know it ;

Yea, to a hair,
Both when and where,
And how she will bestow it.

Cæsar (the man of expedition above all others) was so far

from this folly of procrastination, Obits of the Latin Church.

that whensoever, in a journey, Sts. Tiburtius, Martyr, and he was to cross any river, he Chromatius, 286.

never went one foot out of his St. Susanya, Virgin, Martyr at way for a bridge, or a ford, or a Rome, 295.

ferry; but Aung himself into it St. Equitius, of Abruzzo, Abbot, immediately, and swam over :

and this is the course we ought St. Gery (or Gaugericus) Bishop to imitate, if we meet with any

of Cambray and Arras, d. 619. stops in our way to happiness.

c. 540.

About the spacious world let others roam,
The voyage, life, is longest made at home.-Claudian.

But her fush'd cheeks confess'd at nearer view
The borrow'd blushes of an artful dye.

All soft and delicate, with airy swim
Lightly she danc'd along; her robe betray'd

Thro' the clear texture ev'ry tender limb,
Height'ning the charms it only seem'd to shade:
And as it flow'd adown, so loose and thin,
Her stature show'd more tall; more snowy white her skin.

The Choice.

Acts.

Noah sends the dove forth again, Saturday, who returns no more.

The sacred year of the Armenians now begins.—See 9th July.

The Nemea æstiva, one of the four solemn periodical games observed in Greece, were celebrated, at the opening of the fourth year in each Olympiad, upon this day, the twelfth of the Argive month, Panemus. They appear to have been funereal, for Archemorus, an infant prince of Thrace, but renewed by Hercules, in memory of his first labour. The victor was crowned with olives or green parsley. In the middle of every second year, the Nemea hyberna were observed by the Moréans.

A Roman day of the guardian Hercules, in the Circus Flaminius.

The first of the month Thoth, in the 'moveable' Egyptian year, corresponded, as Pliny intimates, with this Julian day (Nabonassarean Era, 798), A. D. 50; and with the 30th of July (N. E. 845), A. D. 97, in the Greek month, Metagitnion, as we collect from Plutarch.

William de Caerlipho, Bishop of Durham, places the foundationstone of that venerable cathedral, 1093. King Malcolm piously assisted. The diocesan was nominated the 9th of November, 1080.

Archbishop Warham (elect) receives the Great Seal, 1502.
Martin Frobisher enters the strait bearing his name, 1576.

Oliver Cromwell addresses two courteous, but energetic letters, perhaps from Milton's pen, to Mohammed IV. and his Vizier, requiring reparation for an act of piracy upon the English vessel. Resolution,' 1657.

Nicholas Rowe is initiated poet laureate, upon Tate's death, 1715.

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough bequeaths, by codicil, 1744, to William Pitt, £10,000, upon account of his merit in the noble defence he has made for the support of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country'

A charged cloud at Java destroys two thousand persons, 1772.
The Roman Autumn commenced ; when our dog-days terminate.

Griev'd with the present; of the past, asham'd:
They live, and are despis'd: they die, nor more are nam'd.

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For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead,
Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor;
So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed,
And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.
There entertain him all the saints above,
That sing, and singing in their glory, move,
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.--- Elegy.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

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IV. Id. 10.

Bernard Nieuwentyt, 1654, Magnentius, 353. k. near Lyons.

Westgraafdyk, North Holland. King Oswin (of Deira), 651.
Bishop (White) Kennet, 1660, killed, Gilling. (Tinmouth.)
Dover.

Thomas de Vio, 1534. (Quo?)
Dr. Thomas Edwards, 1729, James Menochius, 1607. Milan.
Coventry.

Edward Bruce, Lord Kinloss,
Armand Gensonne, 1758, Bour- 1613. k. near Antwerp.
deaux.

Anth. Munday, 1633. London.

Edward King (Lycidas) 1637.
Milton describes an epic

drowned off Anglesea.

Octavius Piccolomini, 1656. poem as the most consummate

Henrietta Maria (of England), act of the author's fidelity and

1669. d. Colombe. ripeness; the fruit of years and

John De Witt, 1672, murdered, industry; the reservoir, into

Hague.
which are poured the results of

Cornelius de Witt, murd, 1672.
all his considerate diligence, all
his midnight watchings, and ex-

Hugh Paulin Cressey, 1674.

East Grinstead. pense of Palladian oil.

J. B. Cotelerius, 1686. Paris.

Louis Herissant, 1709. d. Paris.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Nicholas Witsen, 1717.

Bishop Richard Willis, 1734.
St. Lawrence, of Spain, Martyr, Dr. B. Hoadly, 1757. d. Chelsea.

d. 258. (See English Church Ferdinand VI. 1759. d. Madrid.
Calendar.)

John Huxham, 1768. Plymouth.
St. Deusdedit (or God-send), a Cæsar de Missy, 1775. London.
charitable labourer.

Louis Bougainville, 1792. as.
St. Blaan, Bishop in Scotland,

sassinated, Paris,

c. 600.

Throw hither all your quaint enamelld eyes,
And every flower that sad embroidery wears.

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Now as in witty torturing Spain,
The brain is vex'd, to vex the brain;
Where heretics' bare heads are arm'd
lo a close helm, and in it charm'd
An overgrown and meagre rat,
That piecemeal nibbles himself fat.-Lovelace.

acts.

TAE Spartan Carneia closed at this point of the Julian year.-See 13th July. It was the anniversary at Rome of Ceres, and of the Tuscan Ops, the Rhea of the Greeks, who is seen holding a loaf in her left hand. She was the inventress of dancing, saith Lucian, an amusement so admired by the Spartans that statues by Thessalian artists were erected in memory of its professors. Pyrrhus gave his sounding name to a dance. The Hormus of Lacedæmon resembled the French brawl.

Oswin was idolized for his virtues, 651. The Scots of Galloway under Donal Duin (who died 665) were then tributaries to Northumbria.

William the Lion signs the treaty of homage with Henry 11. at York, to which he had, with his nobility, submitted at Falaise, 1175.

The Island of Madagascar is discovered by the Portuguese, 1506.

Ferdinand Magellan sails from Seville with five ships, the largest not exceeding 120 tons, carrying 224 men. He reached the mo of the Plata on the 12th of January, and arrived in the port of St. Julian, about 48 degrees south of the line, where they wintered, the 31st of March, 1520.

Philip II. of Spain, by his general, the Duke of Savoy, defeats the French at St. Quintin, in Picardy, 1557. He founded the Escurial, in the shape of a gridiron, the instrument of the martyrdom of San Lorenzo, to commemorate a day of bloodshed and victory over the subjects of a Christian king, 1563. Philip's English auxiliaries, under the Earl of Pembroke, greatly distinguished themselves.

The French West India Company purchase, by contract, of the Order of Malta the Islands of St. Christopher, Santa Cruz, and St. Bartholomew, for 500,000 livres lournois, 1665. The treaties of peace and commerce are signed between Louis XIV. and the States General, at Nimeguen, 1678. The Royal Observatory, called Flamsteed House, in Greenwich Park (latitude fifty-one degrees, twenty-eight minutes, ten seconds), is founded this afternoon, 1675.

The Swiss Royal guards, are massacred by the Marseillois, 1792.

With the vulgar, and the learned, names have great weight; the wise use a writ of inquiry into their legitimacy when they are advanced as authorities.

Zimmerman.

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