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THE MUNDANE EPoch. The present is the sixth' historical day.
In this place may be noted, two events synchronal with the great 'mysteries ;' the destruction of Bæotian Thebes, and removal of her inhabitants by Alexander, B.C. 335; and the occupation of Munychia, the principal fort of the Athenians, by a Macedonian garrison, when Antipater disfranchised 12,000 of the poorer citizens (the census returned 21,000), and settled them in Thrace, B.C. 322. The sixth' day was called lacchus (Cush), the name of the son of Jupiter and Ceres, when his image, bearing a torch, was carried from the Ceramicus (the ‘Père la Chaise' of Athens) to Eleusis, with dance and song by beat of kettle,
Constantinople is founded, A.D. 329, about the day that Solomon dedicated his Temple at Jerusalem, B.C. 1005.-See 11th May.
The inauguration of William, surnamed Rufus, at Westminster, in the third week from the Conqueror's demise, and to the exclusion of Robert, his elder brother, 1087. Stark' like his father, he was his favourite. The veritable Saxon Chronicler thus speaks of William the Norman. “He set many deer-friths ; and he made laws therewith, that whosoever should slay hart or hind, him man should blind. As he forbade the slaying of harts, so also did he of boars. So much he loved the high-deer, as if he had been their father. He also decreed about hares, that they should go free.” Lord Howe enters Philadelphia, 1777.
The famous Comet, tailed like a flaming lance,' through Boötes Ursa Major and Serpentis, was visible from this day, until the 5th of November, 1607. It had appeared before about Easter, 1305, in the Summer of 1456, and in 1531. In 1682 it returned again, at Christmas, 1758, and is awfully expected in less than, or about three years.
" Millions of spirits for his fault amerc'd Of Heaven, and from eternal splendourg fung.
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Admiring enter'd ; and the work some praise,
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Louis XIII. the Just, 1601, Sigebert (of England), k. 642.
Walter Devereux, of Chartley,
Viscount Hereford, 1558.
Alba. Cathedral of Cremona.
Innocent XII. Pignatelli, 1700.
1719. Oxford Cathedral.
Peter Artedi, 1735. dr. Leyden.
1736. d. Paris. and she knows it; she can
Dominic Parennin, 1741. Pekin.
Wm. Smith (Painter), 1764.
Jas. Brindley, 1772. d. Turn
E. Lovibond, 1775. d. Hampton.
Stephen Bezout, 1783. d. Paris.
tris, 1808. d. Paris.
A thousand demi-gods on golden seats,
Satan except none higher sat : with grave
THE MUNDANE EPOCH. The first Sabbath is solemnized in Paradise. The • seventh' was esteemed by Pythagoras the most perfect number. That hotchpot entertainment, the Pyanepsia (which gave its name to the Grecian month), on the seventh day, records the return of Theseus from exile. It was dedicated at Rome to Venus Mater, and Fortuna Redux,
The festival of St. John, surnamed Mark, at whose house St. Peter knocked, when released by the angel, is kept by the foreign churches.
Theodoric, the Ostrogoth, defeats Odoacer, King of Italy, on the banks of the Adage, near Verona, who fled to Ravenna, 489.–See 5th March.
Sigebert is the supposed founder of the University of Cambridge.
The battle before the walls of Tinchebrai, between the two brothers, Henry of England, and Robert of Normandy, which accomplished the destiny of that duchy, with its noble and generous master, who ‘forgot and forgave too much,' 1106. Restlessness in his prison was the plea of cruelty to rob him of his precious eyesight, and he lived until 1135.
The reduction by Henry V. of HARFLEUR (the place where Richmond embarked), which he rifles of her affluent stores, and dismissed the inhabitants with five pennies. Pointing straight to Calais, as the eagle pounces upon its quarry, he left the banks of the Seine at the end of nine days, in three grand divisions, winged by two detachments ; passed the Bresle and drove the garrison of Eu from their walls in the second week of October ; reaches Branchetaque on the Somme, which he crossed en face, at Voyenne and Bethencourt, unopposed on the nineteenth ;' and swept the bridge, bestriding the rapid Ternois, that resisted his line of march through Blangi, the “ twenty-fourth' morning, 1415.
The Magdalen · Library' at Oxford is founded, 1733. Alexander and his Empress are crowned with great pomp at Moscow, 1801. His memorable conference with Napoleon at Erfurt, 1808. Lord Wellinglon defeats Massena on the heights of Busaco in Portugal, 1810.
Thither let us bend all our thoughts, to learn
If shape it might be call'd that shape had none
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Theodore Turquet de Mayerne, Hippias, B. C. 490. killed, Ma1573, Geneva.
rathon. Fabian Philips, 1601, Prest- Lothaire I. (Emperor), A. D. bury, Gloucestershire.
855. d. Ardennes. (Prum.) Ismael Bullialdus, 1605, Lou- Henry VI. (Emperor), 1197. don, in France,
Joshua Sylvester, 1618. died,
Sir George Buck, 1623. Under the idea of weeping for Sir Arthur Gorges, 1625. the loss of the person who was James Golius, 1667. d. Leyden. dear to us, we weep in reality Francis Turretini, 1687. died, for ourselves : we weep over the
Geneva. diminution of our fortune, of our Archbishop (Hugh) Boulter, pleasure, of our importance.
1742. Westminster Abbey. Hypocrisy. John Baptist Massillon, 1742.
John Byrom, 1763. Manchester. Obits of the Latin Church.
Thomas Day, 1789. Wurgrave St. Exuperius,
ishop of Toulouse (after), 409.
Dr. Ralph Griffiths, 1803. d. St. Eustochium, Virgin, Abbess Turnham Green.
at Bethlehem, c. 419. C. G. Kiesewetter, 1827.
mia, Martyr, d. 938.
The infernal doors she open'd, but to shut
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Before his eyes in sudden view appear
THE MUNDANE EPOCH. This is the eighth' historical day. The number eight, as the first cube of an even number, and the double of the first square, expressed the firmness and immovable power of Neptune.
MARATHON. It took place at the full moon on this Julian day. The Spartan aid arrived a day after the battle.-See 6th August.
The Emperor Constantius defeats Magnentius at Mursa, on the Drave (celebrated for its bridge of boats), in a most desperate contest, 351.
The entire land (nearly) of Flanders is immersed by a storm, 1014.
Bajazet achieves his famous victory over the King of Hungary, at Nicopolis, 1396. The greater part of an army of 100,000 confederate Christians were slain, or driven into the Danube, and Sigismond escaping to Constantinople by the river and the Black Sea, returned after a long circuit, to his exhausted kingdom. A gout preserved Europe.
Essex appears suddenly at the Queen's feet, at Nonsuch, disgraced, from Ireland, 1599. His course'is shadowed with deep lines in Hamlet.
Milton describes his case for Thevenot to an illustrious Athenian, 1654 : "Whilst He looks out, and provides for me as he does, and leads me about, as it were, with his hand through the paths of life, I willingly surrender my own faculty of vision in conformity to his good pleasure; and with a heart as strong and steadfast, as if I were a Lynceus, I bid you, my Philaris, farewell!”
Jefferies receives the Great Seal for his Western services, 1685.
The literary Boyle, Earl of Orrery, is committed to the Tower, on suspicion of being implicated in · Layer's Plot,' 1722. The · Habeas Corpus’Act was suspended for the first time by his favour, during one year.
The contention between the two houses.' The • Romeo' of Barry with Mrs. Cibber's ‘ Juliet' were matched against Garrick and Miss Bellamy at Drury, 1750. Arne's dirge' is first introduced at the Garden.
Entrecasteaux sails from Brest in hopeless search of Perouse, 1791.
There, on the brink of Hell, he look'd a while,