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Forth flourish'd thick the clustering vine, forth crept
The CREATION. The third' day's work was the perfect vegetation of the Earth. Noah now institutes from observation (Saturday) the epagomenai, or five superadded days, the Saturnalia, to complete the first (solar) postdiluvian year, and gave to them, it is probable, the names of his family. Hark! the moon, in her light canoe, unlocks the 'golden age.'
The · Hybristica' were masquerades celebrated at Argos, upon the sixteenth, or rather upon the new moon of their month, Hermeas (Pyanepsion), in memory of the generous Tilesilla (the poetess), who, with a handful of her sex, defended the town against Cleomenes, and the whole Spartan army, B. C. 492. The slain numbered four sevens.
The death of Demosthenes, the Orator, by poison, on the most mournful day of the Thesmophoria, sixteenth of Pyanepsion, B.C. 322.
Tiberius throws Herod Agrippa into bonds at Rome, A. D. 36.
A conjunction of all the planets at sunrise, in Libra, A.D. 1186. The astrologers, who predicted great calamities, were all out.
The famous wager of Battle is opened in the lists at Coventry, between Henry of Lancaster, and Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, when Richard pronounced sentence of banishment against both the combatants, 1398.
Charles mourns in ‘purple' for his brother, the Duke of Gloucester, 1660. That colour being the most honourable, was only worn in Rome at the burial of a Censor, by those who most resembled his person.
Some incense from the admirable Arbella Stuart, Woodstock, 1603: “If there were ever such a virtue as courtesy at the court, I marvel what is become of it, for I protest I see little or none of it, but in the Queen, who, ever since her coming to Newbury, hath spoken to the people as she passeth, and receiveth their prayers with thanks, and thankful countenance, barefaced, to the great contentment of native and foreign people.”
The goldfinch (carduelis) now hangs up its sweet whistle.
Then to compare Truth and its opposite Fiction; the former resembles the lion of the forest; the latter is as the belwether of the fold. The Hatchet.
First in his east the glorious lamp was scen,
XV. John Anthony, Marquis of Con- Henry Bullinger, 1575. Zurich.
dorcet, 1743, Ribemont. Cardinal (Robert) Bellarmin, 17.
Nich. Christian de Thy, Count
de Milly, 1784.
Anth. Leonard Thomas, 1785.
Richard Owen Cambridge, 1802.
dingus), 1st Abbot of Beaulieu, Louisa Brachmann, 1822.
drowned, Saale. St. Lambert, Martyr, Bishop of
Maestricht, Patron of Liege,
Æsop asked Chilo one day,
how Jupiter employed himself !
in Custile, Martyr, 853. eralt themselves, and exalting St. Hildegardis, Virgin, Abbess those that ubase themselves.
of Mount St. Disibode, 1179.
Glad evening and glad morn crown'd the 'fourth' day.-Creation.
Again the Almighty spake, 'Let there be lights
THE CREATION. The fourth day's work were the resplendent Sun, the angel stars, and that fair handmaiden of earth, the Moon.
Hermes. Upon the present day, which is the nineteenth of the month • Thoth,' the feast of Hermes, or Mercury, was kept by the Egyptians. Honey and figs, with one mutual and eternal sentiment, how sweet a thing is truth,' composed this simple mystery.
Conon vanquishes the Lacedæmonian fleet, at the Islands Arginusæ, on the eve of the · A paturia,' in Pyanepsion, B.C. 406.-See Xenophon. Antiphanes, the comic poet, was born the preceding year.
Dioclesian is proclaimed at Chalcedon (but dated from the 'calends”), after the murder of Numerian, A. D. 284. It is remarkable, that to clear himself from inculpation, he adopted that sure expedient familiar to the readers of our wading usurper, ‘Macbeth.'
A treaty of league offensive and defensive is signed at Southampton, between Charles I. and the Provinces, 1625. Also treaties of peace and commerce at Nimeguen, between them and Louis XIV.and articles of commerce between that monarch and Charles II. of Spain, same day, 1678.
Johnson is in the bosom of the Highlands, beyond Anoch, near Glensheals, 1783 : “ I sat down on a bank, such as a writer of romance might have delighted to feign. The day was calm, the air was soft, and all was rudeness, silence, and solitude. Before me, and on either side, were high hills, which, by hindering the eye from ranging, forced the mind to find entertainment for itself. Whether I spent the hour well I know not; for here I first conceived the thought of this narration."
The Constitution of the United States is drawn up and subscribed at Philadelphia, by the Convention, 1787.-French Saturnalia began,
The Duke of Brunswick, leading the Prussian arms, enters Utrecht, without a shot. Amsterdam submitted on the 10th of October, 1787.
That state in which the people rule resembles a strong but deaf pilot.-Plato. .......... 625
And God said, Let the waters generate
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96, assassinated, Rome.
Gabriel Cossart, 1674. d. Paris.
pole. Westminster Abbey.
castle upon Tyne.
Count Louis Gabriel du Buat
Nancay, 1787. d. Nançay.
Olaf Swartz, 1817. Stockholm.
bulus), Bishop of Tyre, Mur.
I have frequently remarked,
•Oxford' than elsewhere ; is it St. Joseph, of Cupertino, died, owing to the many waters round 1663.
it, or to what else ?- White.
Let your inclination be to those wbo advise, rather than to those who praise your conduct.
The sixth, and of Creation last, arose
The CREATION. This the fifth' day's work concluded at the third hour, after meridian, on the present day, and began at the third hour, after meridian, on the seventeenth, embracing night and day, according to the primordial division of time. The sixth'day began on the eighteenth, between our meridian and sun-set ; and during the fifth nychthemeron, and the sixth evening were formed all necessary 'creatures,' with instinctive life ; on the former, fishes and birds (which are oviparous, and have the same original, both steering, as Vossius observes, by their tail); and on the present nominal day, those more perfect animals, beasts and creeping things which form the central link in the organical chain.
Epact. Now is the third day of Noah's annual epact. Mercury who introduced it among the Egyptians (say they) bearing an affection for Rhea, played at tables with the moon, and won from her the seven
each of her lunations, making five days, which he joined to the year. This, by a metaphor, was termed Rhea's delivery.
Domitian, the Ay-catcher, and last of the Cæsars, is succeeded by Nerva. Juvenal has shown him a buffoon, and history fixed his infamy. The Capitoline musical games every five years, terminating to-morrow, were a splendid institution in the year 86 of his poetical vanity.
Vidjan, the Arabian astronomer, determines in the observatory at Bagdad the equinoses for the year 378 of the Hegira (A. D. 988) to be the 16th of June and the 18th of September. In the preceding year, Hugh Capet founded the third race of the French kings; and three years later the Arabic numeral cyphers were introduced into European books from the Saracens. The second Ethelred then reigned here.
Philip Augustus ascends the throne of the French, 1180. Columbus sounds 100 fathoms and finds no bottom, 1492. The peace of Crespy, 1544. The House of the Masters' of the Rolls (Records), in Chancery Lane, is built, 1717. Peace of Belgrade, 1739. Lord Anson unfurls the broad van at Portsmouth upon his voyage round the globe, 1740.
The parsimonious emmet, provident