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Now Heaven in all her glory shone, and rolla
Her motions, as the great first Mover's hand
First wheeld their conrse : Earth in her rich attire
Consummate lovely smild; air, water, earth,
By fowl, fish, beast, was flown, was swam, was walk'd.
There wanted yet the master-work, one, who,
Not brute as other creatures, but endued
With sanctity of reason, might serene
Govern the rest, 'self-knowing;' and from thence
Maguanimous to correspond with Heaven.




XII. Henry III. (of France), 1551, Eustace de Ribeaumont, 1356.

killed, Poitiers.
Bishop (Robert) Sanderson, James Pamelius, 1587, died,

1587, Rotherham, in York- Mons.

Bp. Bernard Van Galen, 1678, John Baptist Colbert, Marquis Olaus Roemer, 1710. d. Copende Torcy, 1665.

hagen. Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709, Dr. Francis Planque, 1765. N. S. Lichfield.

Dr. Elihu Smith, 1798. New Henry Peter Brougham, 1778, York.

St. Gillis, Edinburgh.]

It remaineth to be inquired Obits of the Latin Church. in what manner and how those St. Januarius, Bishop of Bene- spaces and times of leisure

vento, Patron of Naples, and should be filled up and spent ; his Companions, Martyrs near whether in pleasures or study, Pussuoli, 305.

sensuality or contemplation, as Saints Peleus, Pa-Termuthes, was well answered by Demos

and Companions, Martyrs in thenes to Æschines, a man given

Palestine, 4th Century. to pleasure ; who, when he told St. Eustochius, Bp. of Tours, 461. him by way of reproach, that St. Sequanus (or Seine), Abbot, his orations did smell of the about 580,

lamp ; indeed (said DemosSt. Theodore, of Tarsus, Arch- thenes) there is great difference

bishop of Canterbury, d. 690. between the things that you and St. Lucy, of Scotland, Virgin, I do by lamp-light.— Bacon. 1090.

Male he created thee; but thy consórt
Female, for race; then bless'd mankind.

The planets in their station listening stood,
While the bright pomp ascended jubilant.

Open, ye everlasting gates !' they sung,
• Open, ye Heavens! your living doors ; let in
The great Creator from his work return'd
Magnificent, his six days' work, a World;
Open, and henceforth oft; for God will deign
To visit oft the dwellings of just men,
Delighted ; and with frequent intercourse
Thither will send his winged messengers.


The CREATION. With the animal kingdom ended the sixth' evening, and on the morning of the same artificial day, the Godhead, surrounded by his attributes, consulted respecting the formation of 'mankind,' and resolved that this sum in existence should bear an impressive intellectual nature, partaking of his own immortal essence, and capable of virtue. The universal Architect then fashioned the first Man, Issch, erect in his own image, and infused into the shrine a particle of his own individual grace and energy. Therefore God named him Adam, which imports elegance of character, then surveyed his sixfold work and rested.

POITIERS. God help us, exclaimed Edward of the black mail, when he heedlessly stumbled upon the overwhelming force of an exasperated adversary : ' it only remains for us to fight bravely.' The French were, at least, seven to one upon the most impartial testimony, in cavalry well appointed, animated with their native courage, and led by a monarch, in more than deeds worthy to adorn the noblest triumph, 1356.-See 24th May.

Burchard Schenk, a German nobleman, writes to Spalatinus, chaplain to the Elector of Saxony, respecting the rising popularity of Luther, 1520. “But the common saying is, . Let him beware of the Pope. In the beginning of this month a mandate from the Pope and the Patriarch of Venice arrived here, prohibiting his books."

The Recuyell of the History of Troy,' the first book printed in the English tongue, issued from the press at Cologne, on this day, 1471.

The Gottingen University is opened, 1737. It is gratifying to record an anniversary of this kind upon the birthday of a man, who by his lucubrations in the 'sacred' cause of education has long since obtained a high and firm station among the world's genuine benefactors.

Sol enters the sign · Libra,' in the Roman Calendar.--See 23d. Stourbridge Fair, near Cambridge, is instituted by Carausius. And now on Earth the seventh evening' arose in Eden, for the Son was set, and twilight from the East came on, forerunning night. -The Creation.

He, resting, bless'd and ballow'd the seventh day,
As resting on that day from all his work,
But not in silence holy kept; the harp
Had work and rested not; the solemn pipe,
And dulcimer, all organs of sweet stop,
All sounds on fret, by string or golden wire,
Temper'd soft tunings, intermix'd with voice
Choral or unison : of incense clouds,
Fuming froin golden censers, hid the mount.


Deaths. xii. Romulus, B. C. 770, Alba. Lucius Crassus, Orator, B.C. Cal. Louis de la Tremouille, Viscount 91. d. Rome. 20.

de Thouars, A. D. 1460. Louis I. Duke of Anjou, A. D. Arthur Tuilor, Prince of Wales, 1384. d. Paris. 1486, Winchester.

Owen Glendower, 1415. MoMaurice Hoffmann, 1621, Furst- nington.

enwald, in Brandenburg. Janus Gruter, 1527. Heidelberg. Hen. Fitz-roy, Duke of Grafton, Thomas, Earl of Rutland, 1543. 1663.

Thos. Coxeter, 1689, Lechlade. Hubert Languet, 1581. Antwerp.
Roch Ambrose Sicard, 1742, John Meursius, 1639. d. Sora.

Fousseret, near Toulouse. Lucius Carey, Lord Falkland,
Maria Paulina Buonaparte,

1643. killed, Newbury. 1780, Ajaccio.

Henry Spencer, Earl of Sunder

land, killed, 1643. Brington.

Bishop (Jobn) Gauden, 1662. Another passion there is to

Worcester. make children learn ‘all things ;' Vincent Wing, 1669. (Quo ?) the languages, the sciences, Major John Bernardi, 1736. d. music, and painting. Thus the

Newgate. child soon becomes a talker in

Nathaniel Mist, 1737. (Quo ?) all, a master in none.

Charles VI. (Emperor), 1740. The Bee.

d. Vienna.

Julian le Roy, 1759. d. Paris.
Obits of the Latin Church.

John Keyse Sherwin, 1790.
St. Eustachius and Companions, Augustus Wm. Iffland, 1814.

Martyrs at Rome, 2d Cent. d. Berlin.
St. Agapetus, Pope, 536.

William Hutton, 1815.

Creation and the six days' acts they sung.

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Great are thy works, Jehovah! infinite
Thy power! what thought can measure thee, or tongue
Relate thee ? Greater now in thy return
Than from the giant angels: thee that day
Thy thunders magnified; but to create
Is greater than created to destroy,
Who can impair thee, Mighty King ?


The BIRTHDAY of the World. Philo, a Jewish writer, has so entitled the universal festival, or great Sabbath' of rest, which God blest and sanctified. This, the seventh day, was supposed by the Jews to close at our third hour; at midnight,' between sunset and sunrise, by the Christian world, corresponding with the first hour of the Resurrection.

The Athenian great mysteries commenced with the full moon, or fourteenth of Boëdromion, at evening, which fell upon this Julian day, during an eclipse, twelve days before the battle of • Arbela' an act marked erroneously by Arrian first day of Pyanepsion.-See 15th August.

The birth of • Romulus' by Rhea Sylvia, a priestess of Vesta, B.C. 770. His great national shows in cavalcade of five days now terminate.

Edward I. grants by charter to William Russel (founder of the respected house of Bedford') in his manor of Kingston-Russel, Dorsetshire, a weekly ‘market' every Thursday, and a 'fair' on the eve, dạy, and morrow of St. Matthew ; which lordship was held by the sergeantry of being cupbearer to the king at four principal feasts, 1284.

William of Melton, primate of York, with the posse, is defeated by Randolf and Douglas at Mitton on the Swale. A truce between Ed. ward and Sir Robert de Brus, for himself and his adherents' was signed 1st January, 1320.-The Edinburgh • Exchange' is founded, 1753.

Caro and Magellan start in the Victory from St. Lucar's haven, 1519.

Jonson's · Silent Woman' is entered, 1610. The heroine (Morose) } he took altogether from Libanius. The gossip, Jo. Pory to Puckering, 1632 : “Ben Jonson (who I thought had been dead) hath written a play against the next term, called The Magnetic Lady.'

That excellent youth, the Earl of Sunderland, was husband to the celebrated Sacharissa, Dorothy Sidney, and grandson of the famous Earl of Southampton, 1643. The illustrious Falkland belongs to history.

Three treaties of peace are signed at Ryswick, 1697. Captain Turner, the traveller, is received at Jikadxé, the capital of the Lama of Tibet, 1783.

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Then suddenly stood at my head a dream,
Whose inward apparition gently mov'd
My fancy to believe I yet had being,
And liv'd: one came, methought, of shape divine,
And said, “Thy mansion wants thee, Adam ; rise,
First man, of men innumerable ordain'd
First Father! call'd by thee, I came thy guide
To the Garden of Bliss thy seat prepar'd.'
So saying, by the hand he took me rais'd. - Adam.




XI. Matthew Judex, 1528, Tippols. St. Matthew the Apostle, A.D. Cal. wald, in Misnia.

60. d. Hieropolis, in Parthia. 21.

Edward II. (of England), 1327. He saw a creature (who had

murdered, Berkeley Castle. as it were Heaven's second

thought in her formation) to
whom he could communicate

Selim I. (Sultan), 1520. died,

Cluri, in Thrace. his conceptions, on whom he

Charles V. (Emperor), 1558. could glut his eyes, with whom

d. St. Juste. (Escurial.) he could ravish his heart : over

Jerome Cardan, 1576. d. Rome. this consort his strength and

Dr. Thomas Jackson, 1640. wisdom claim'd, but his affection resigned, the superiority : William Bagnall, 1652. Wor

Corpus Christi, Oxford. these both equal and both supe

rior were to live in a perfect Beat de Zur-Lauben (the Ne-
tranquillity, and produce as hap-

phew), 1704. d. Ulm.
py a progeny: the earth and all
its fruit were theirs except only

Sir Richard Steele, 1729. died,

Langunnor. (Caermarthen.) one Tree. Steele's Christian Hero.

Noel Stephen Sanadon, 1733.

d. Paris. Obits of the Latin Church.

Colonel James Gardiner, 1745.

killed, Preston Pans,
Saint Matthew, Evangelist. (See John Balguy, 1748. d. Harrou -

English Church Calendar.)
St. Lo, of England (or Laudus), Gabriel Malagrida, 1761. burn-

Bishop of Coutances, in Nor-

ed, Portugal.
mandy, 568.
St. Maura, of Troyes, Virgin,


What next I bring shall please thee be assurd,
Thy likeness, thy fit help, thy other self.

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