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See yon mad fools, who, for some trivial right,
For love, or for mistaken honour, fight :
See those, more mad, who throw their lives away
In needless wars; the stakes which monarchs lay,
When for each other's provinces they play,
Then as if earth too narrow were for faie,
On open seas their quarrels they debate ;
In hollow wood they floating armies bear;
And force imprison'd 'winds' to bring them near.-Raphael.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

VIII. Aulus Vitellius, U. C. 767, Liberius (Pope), A.D. 366. Cal.

A. D. 15, Quocumque. Michael III, the Drunkard 24. Jerome Cardan, 1501, Pavia. (Emperor), assassinated, 867.

Dr. William Berriman, 1688, Innocent II. (Pope), 1143. d.
London.

Rome.
William of Wykeham, 1404. d.

South Waltham. Winchester.
There were divers great mas-

Anthony Bruni, 1635. d. Italy. ters of Geomancy. As Haly, Samuel Butler, 1680. St. Paul's, Gerard, Bart'lemew of Parma,

Covent Garden.
and one Toudin; a familiar and
hook-on’of Cornelius Agrippa, William Byrne, 1805.

Charles, Earl of Berkeley, 1710. the famous conjuror : who, Eusebius Valli, 1816. died, though he had but one soul,

Havannah. was yet burning in four bodies

Louis, Count de Roure, 1822. I mean the four damnable

d. Strand. books' he left behind him.

Quevedo.

Theophrastus was there too Obits of the Latin Church.

weeping for the time he had St. Rusticus (or St. Rotiri), Bp. spent at the Alchymist's bel

of Auvergne, 5th Cent. lows; and Taysnerus, with his St. Germer (or Geremar), Abbot book of physiognomy, who, howin Beauvais, d. 658.

ever, knew himself to be a cheat. St. Conald (or Chuniald), of I saw Misaldus, tearing his beard, Ireland, 8th Cent.

to find himself pumped dry. St. Gerard, Bishop of Chonad,

Visions. Martyr, 1046.

There's no Mecænas now, you say!
Horace and Virgil - where are they ?-Triller.

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And, as an owl, that in a barn
Sees a mouse creeping in the corn,
Sits still, and shuts his round blue eyes,
As if he slept, until he spies
The little beast within his reach,
Then starts and seizes on the wretch;
So from his couch the Knight did start,
To seize upon the Widow's heart.--Hudibras.

Acts.

The MUNDANE EPOCA. This is the fourth' historical day of the world. The Macedonian solar year, and those of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians, opened with the equinox upon this Julian day.

The Cæsarean Indiction adopted by the Western Emperors began.

Claudius Rutilius, who wrote an Itinerary in Latin elegiac verse, leaves Rome, and embarked at Porto, the 9th of October, A.D. 416.

John Baliol is crowned at Scone, by the Bishop of Dunkeld, 1332.

The Emperor Ferdinand intercedes with Queen Elizabeth, respecting the severe test laws imposed upon her Catholic subjects, 1563.

The London Apprentices are ordered by proclamation, dated Ely Place, to be within their masters' houses by nine at night, for that several

masterless men' had broken into Lincoln's Inn, and despoiled the chambers of the students, 1590. Bayonets are first used at Marsaglia, 1693.

Milton to Charles Deodati, London, 1637 : “Whatever God may have determined concerning me in other respects, he has certainly implanted in me, if in any one, a vehement love of the to kalon : nor is Ceres lierself represented in fable to have sought her daughter Proserpine with so much zeal, as I daily and nightly pursue and trace the steps of this fair idea, this enchanting image through every form and face of things--' for various are the shapes which people heaven. Your curiosity will now, I know, expect some satisfaction. Among other subjects of anxious inquiry, you ask me, upon what I am thinking. Hear me, my Heaven-bestowed friend, but in a whisper to spare my blushes; and permit me for a moment to utter great things. Do you ask me,

Upon what I am thinking ?' So help me Heaven, upon immortality. But what am I doing? I am fledging myself, and meditate a Aight.”

The Court issues an order that no physician should practise without taking the test, 1684. Burke receives a pension of £1200 from Government, 1795. The Sunderland Iron Bridge (opened 9th Aug. 1796) is founded, 1793.

In all the trade of war, no feat is nobler than a brave retreat :
For those that run away, and fly, take place at least of th' enemy.

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Underneath this sable herse
Lies the subject of all verse,
Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother;
Death! ere thou hast slain another,
Learn'd and fair, and good as she,
Time shall throw a dart at thee.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

vii. Conrad Rittershuys, 1560, Harald Hardrada (of Norway), Cal. Brunswick.

1066. k. Stamford-bridge. 25.

Peter Lascena, 1590, Naples. Philip I. (of Spain), 1506. d.
John Philip Rameau, 1683, Burgos.
Dijon.

Anthony du Verdier, 1600.
Angelo Maria Bandini, 1726, Gaspard Peucer, 1602.
Florence.

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pem-
Christian Gottlob Heyne, 1729, broke, 1621. d. Aldersgate.
Glogau in Silesia.

(Salisbury Cathedral.) Abraham Gottlob Werner, 1750, Fronto Ducæus, 1624. d. Paris. Germany.

Bishop (Lancelot) Andrews,

1626. St, Saviour's. Schah Abas (of Persia), 1666.

Michael Ernest Ettmuller, 1732. Obits of the Latin Church.

Dr. Robert Clayton, 1758. d. St. Firmin, Bishop of Amiens, Clogher.

Martyr, between 250 and 303. Robert Dodsley, 1764. Durham. St. Barr (Finbar, Barrocus, or Bishop Richard Pococke, 1765.

Lochan), 1st Bishop of Cork, John Henry Lambert, 1777. d.
6th Century.

Berlin.
St. Aunaire, Bishop of Aurerre, Edward Ives, 1786. England.
C. 605.

James Cazotte, guillot. 1792.
St. Ceolfrid (or Geoffrey), Ab- Edward Evanson, 1805. died,

bot of St. Paul's at Jarrou, Colford.
and of St. Peter's at Wire- Richard Porson, 1808. d. Old
mouth, d. 716.

Jewry. Trinity College, Cam-
bridge.

The fen-cricket has no note, but it has the barpy's claws.--School for Crani.

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They beard, and were abash'd, and up they sprung
Upon the wing; as when men wont to watch
On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread,
Their great Commander; godlike shapes, and forms
Excelling human; princely dignities;
And powers that erst in Heaven sat on thrones ;
Though of their names in heavenly records now
Be no memorial ; blotted out and ras'd
By their rebellion from the books of life.

Acts.

THE MUNDANE EPoch. This is the “ fifth' historical day of mankind. Saturn now received honours at Rome, with Venus and · Munia.'

Timocharis, the Alexandrian, B.C. 283, calculates 283 days, from the 8th Anthesterion to the 25th Pyanepsion, which in that year coincided with the 7th of Thoth, N. Era 466, and 8th of November.

Corvinus Messala triumphs for his conquests in Aquitain, B. C. 28. Tibullus tells us he shared with his friend in that expedition.

The Latin festival of Cleopas, husband to the Virgin's sister.

The Emperor Tacitus is elected after an interregnum of eight months, A. D. 275. He ordered that ten copies of his kinsman's history should be placed in the libraries. The MS. was discovered in Westphalia.

Orderic has placed Harold's victory at Stamford Bridge,' contrary to Huntington, on the seventh of October, 1066. It was decided by the death of the Earl Tostig (Godwin's son) of Kent, whose widow, Judith, a Fleming maid, became afterwards spouse of Guelph I. the lineal progenitor of the present royal family of England.

Columbus weighs from Cadiz, at sunrise, his second voyage, 1493.

Nunez de Balboa, the Spaniard, discovers the South Sea, over Darien, and in his transport takes corporal possession of the Ocean, at the Gulf of St. Michael, in his master's name, 1513.

The famous recess, or peace of Religion, is established at Augsburg, which is the bond of union between the German States, 1555.

The attainder of Gerald Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Desmond, and forfeiture of 574,628 acres, 1582. His head was fixed on London Bridge.

Mary of Scotland is conducted to the Castle of Fotheringay, 1586.

Pepys, 1660 : ‘I did send for a cup of tea (a China drink) of which I never had drank before.'— The supreme central Junta of Spanish Deputies, the first impulse to freedom, is installed at Aranjuez, 1808. Dumfries Fair, · Wednesday' following this St. Geoffry's day.

First Moloch, horrid king, besmear'd with blood
Of human sacrifice, and parents' tears.
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Belial came “last,' than whom a spirit more lewd
Fell not from Heaven, or more gross to love
Vice for itself: to him no temple stood
Or altar smok'd; yet who more oft than he
In temples and at altars, when the priest
Turns Atheist, as did Eli's sons, who fill'd
With last and violence the house of God?
In courts and palaces he also reigns,
And in luxurious cities, where the noise
Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

VI. William Cartwright, 1611, bap- John Count de Montfort, 1345. Cal. tized, Northway.

d. Hennebon Castle. 26.

Francesco Zabarella, 1417. d.

Constance.
The superstitious man will

Clement VII. Julius de Medicis go to the priests of Orpheus

(Pope), 1534. every month to get himself ini

William Massieu, 1722. Paris. tiated into their mysteries; and

Stephen de Foncemagne, 1779. if his wife is not at leisure to

John Owen, 1822. d. Ramsgate. accompany him, marches in the front of several old women, who bring his children after him in their arms. L'pon extraordinary

Then a voice was heard, occasions, he hires a set of priest

make way there, clear the pasesses to come and purify him

sage, and this was for a bevy of all over. Theophrastus.

handsome buxom creatures in

their caps and feathers, that came Obits of the Latin Church. dancing, laughing, and singing

of ballads and lampoons, and as St. Cyprian, surnamed the Ma. gician, and Justina, Martyrs they quickly changed their note.

merry as the day was long ; but at Nicomedia, 304. (See Eng. There was an angel appeared in lish Church Calendar.)

their favour, that they had been St. Eusebius, Pope, 310. St. Colman Elo, Abbot, Found- great frequenters of Our Lady's

Chapel. Yes, yes, the devil er of Lin-Alli, in the King's

Queredo.
County, d. 610.
St. Nilus the Younger, Abbot,

roared.

d. Frescati, 1005.

The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd.

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