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Look, Sylvio, all around, all that is good,
And beautiful in nature, is the work
Of mighty Love; the heavens, the earth, the sea,
Are lovers all, and yonder early Star
That shines so bright, the harbinger of day,
Yields to the general law, and feels the flames
Of her all-powerful son ; she causes love,
And feels herself the passion she inspires.
How bright she sparkles, and how fair she smiles.---Guarini.
Virths.

Deaths.

Day.

Non. Archbishop (William) Laud, Charles III. the Simple (of 7. 1573, Reading.

France), 929. d. Castle of

Peronne.

Margaret, Maid of Norway, A man of common sense, is a

1290. d. Orcades. man in whose character indo- Sir Thomas Chaloner, 1565. St. lence predominates. He is not

Paul's Cathedral. endued with that activity of George Gascoigne, 1577. died, mind, which, in high stations,

Stamford in Lincolnshire. leads great minds to invent new Giovanni Battista Guarini, 1612. springs, to set the world in mo

d. l'enice. tion, or to sow those seeds, at

James Sirmond, 1651. d. France. present, which are to produce Nicholas Heinsius, 1681. died, future events. Helvetius.

Hague. (St. Peter's Leyden.)
Yung-Ching (Emperor), 1735.

J. B. de Villers, 1746.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Joseph Ames, 1759.
St. Justina of Padua, Virgin, Thos. Woolman, 1772. d. York.
Martyr, c. 304.

Dr. John Brown, 1788. died,
St. Mark, Pope, died, 336. London.
Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, Sol- Dr. John George Zimmermann,
diers, Martyrs in Syria, 4th

1795. d. Hanover.
Century.

Dr. Thos. Reid, 1796. Glasgou ? Sts. Marcellus and A puleius, Dr. John Baptist de Villebrune, Martyrs at Rome.

1809. d. Angoulême.
St. Osith, Virgin Queen, Abbess Raphael del Riego, 1823. exe-

of Chick, near Colchester, cuted, Madrid.
Martyr, about 870.

When Simonides promised to teach Themistocles an art, recently invented, for assisting the 'memory,' he replied: 'I wish you could instruct me how to for. get ; for I remember what I do not desire, and cannot forget what I wish.'

668 ...

Next, ripe in yellow gold, a vineyard shines,
Bent with the pond'rous harvest of its vines ;
A deeper dye the dangling clusters show,
And curl'd on silver props, in order glow.
To this, one path-way gently winding leads,
Where march a train with baskets on their heads
(Fair maids, and blooming youths), that smiling bear
The purple product of the Autumnal year.-Shield of Achilles.

acts.

The Days. The week of rest is a positive divine ordinance, but the intervening days were from the first denoted merely by their number.

The first battle on the plains of Philippi.-See 29th October.

The ship, Nina, rigged with latteen sails, and usually a-head, supposing she had discovered land, hoisted her flag and fired a Lombardo. This was soon found to be an illusion : the insubordination broke forth among the crews, when Columbus, with the two Pinzons commanders, was compelled to enter into an agreement,' with those murmurers to return, in case land was not discovered in three days, 1492.

The glorious naval victory of Don John on the Gulf of Lepanto in ancient Greece, 1571. There the Turk suffered a signal defeat by that man of God, which was echoed over all the Christian world, even beyond the Tweed, and the very gates of Constantinople were shaken.

The brave, the handsome, and the gay, but dissipated genius, Gascoigne, wrote the first English comedy in prose ; his ' Jocasta’ is the second histrionic piece in 'blank ;' and in harmony of diction he moved without a peer. William of Nassau guildered his sword.

Evelyn at Marseilles, 1644 : “ The captain of the Gally Royal gave us most courteous entertainment in his cabin, the slaves in the interim playing both loud and soft music very rarely. Then he showed us how he commanded their motions with a nod and his whistle, making them row out. The spectacle was to me new and strange, to see so many hundreds of miserably naked persons, their heads being shaven close, and having only high red bonnets, a pair of coarse canvas drawers, their whole backs and legs nuked, doubly chained about their middle and legs, in couples, and made fast to their seats, and all commanded in a trice by an imperious and cruel seaman. They are ruled without the least humanity.”

The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle is concluded, 1748. Saratoga, 1777. Seldom seen abroad but in place of prayer, and there very devout, and no gazer at outward sights, no blazer of her beauty above in the windows, no stale at the door for the by-passers : you would have thought her a holy yonng woman.

Gascoigne's 'Supposes.' ......... 669 -....

Concord, whose myrtle wand can steep
Even Anger's bloodshot eyes in sleep;
Before whose breathing bosom's balm
Rage drops his steel, and storms grow calm.
Our youths enamour'd of the fair,
Play with the tangles of her hair,
Till in one loud applauding sound
The nations shout to her around,
O how supremely art thou blest,
Thou, Lady-thou shalt role the West!
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

VI. Dr. John Hoadly, 1711, Broad Nicholas Gabrini de Rieuzi, Id.

Street, London. 8.

1354. assassinated, Rome. James Charles Lewis Malfil. Jacqueline of Bavaria, 1436.

lastre, 1732, St.John de Caen. Johannes Nicolaius Secundus, Robert Robinson, 1735, Swaff- 1536. St. Amand. ham.

John Greaves, 1652. St. Benet

Sherehog, London. A witch at court is worse than Mrs. Cromwell (Elizabeth a witch in the country, and a

Bourchier), 1672. d. Narwitch in the church worse than

borough. a witch in her own cell. The Geraud de Cordemoi, 1684. male witch is worse than the Bishop (Thomas) Barlow, 1691. female ; for though she may be

Buckden. more envious and malicious, yet John Lewis Candiac de Monthe has abused the abler and

calm, 1726. d. Paris. nobler sex.

Bekker.

Sir Richard Blackmore, 1729.
Admiral Balchen, 1744. lost,

Alderney.
Obits of the Latin Church. Count Burchard de Munich,
St. Thais the Penitent, of Egypt,

1767. d. Riga.

L'Evesque de Burigny, 1785. St. Pelagia, a Comedian of An

d. Paris. tioch, Penitent, 5th Century. Dr. Andrew Kippis, 1795. St. Keyna, of Brecknockshire

Bunhill Fields. (surnamed the Virgin), 5th James Elphinston, 1809. died, or 6th Century.

Hammersmith. St. Bridget of Sweden, Widow, Henry Christophe (of Haiti), 1372.

1821, shot (se), Sans-souci.

c. 348.

That kiss redeem'd me from the Stygian

vale,
And bade th' infernal vessel freightless sail.--Secundus.

He milk'd the lowing herd, he press'd the cheese,
Folded the flock, and spun the woolly fleece,
In urns the bees delicious dews he lay'd,
Whose kindling wax invented Day display'd;
· Wrested their iron entrails from the hills,
Then with the spoils bis glowing forges fills;
He made the ploughshare in the furrow shine,
And learn'd to sow his bread, and plant his wine.-Blackmore.

Acts.

states.

SUNDAY. The 'first day of the sacred week and Christian sabbath was named after the supreme agent in the universe and great source of time, the Sun. The primitive method of dividing the natural day into twentyfour parts or hours is still in use with some of the German and Italian

By the Turks, ‘Sunday' is called Pazar gun ; by the Persians, Yekshambe; the Indians, Etwar; in ancient Arabic, Bawal ; and in modern Arabic, Yom ahab. The ' Dies Solis’ is Sun's Day in Saxon.

The ‘Theseia' were celebrated at Athens upon the eighth day of every month, because Theseus returned from Crete the eighth of Pyanepsion. This day was dedicated to ' Apollo' in the Roman calendar; the brilliant star, Corona, rose ; and the Grecian Pyanepsia were observed.

The feast of Simeon in the Latin necrologies.-See Luke üi. 25.

Cestius, the Syrian Prefect, in his fatal retreat is defeated by the Jews at the pass of Bethhoron, eighth of Dius (Marchesvan), A.D. 66. Nero received this disastrous news at Achaia and called in Vespasian.

Constantine defeats Licinius at Cibulis, on the river Save, 315.

The fourth æcumenical council assembles at Chalcedon, where the heretic, Eutyches, was finally condemned, 451.- See 8th August.

Mahomet made his public entry into Medina, 622. He was mounted on a she-camel, and an umbrella shaded his reverend shoulders.

John and his new queen Isabella are inaugurated, 1200. The devil was to be released at that year's close said the lipticians on the canon.

The Venetian Crusade under Boniface of Montferrat sails, 1202.

An earthquake felt at Althorpe and Dublin the preceding morning, 1690.

Wellington retires within the lines of Torres Vedras, 1810.

The periodical winds called Monsoons in the Indian Ocean now shift their direction, which renders a central navigation dangerous. They blow to North-East from April, and to South-West from October.

Jove rais'd them to be Dæmons of the air,
Spirits benign, and guardians of mankind.-Golden Race.

orano. 671 con

Celestial Nine! my only joy and care,
Whose love inflames me, and whose rites I bear,
Lead me, oh lead me! from the vulgar throng,
Clothe nature's mysteries in thy rapturous song;
Wbat various forms in Heav'ns broad belt appear,
Whose limits bound the circle of the year,
Or spread around in glitt'ring order lie,
Or roll in mystic numbers through the sky ?-Virgil.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

VII. Michael Cervantes de Saavedra, Clement II. (Pope), 1047.
Id.

1547, Alcala de Henares. Gabriel Fallopius, 1563. died, 9.

Jacob Augustus Thuanus, 1553, Padua.
Paris.

Bonaventure Vulcanius, 1614.
Peter Joseph Macquer, 1718, d. Leyden.
Paris.

Sir Henry Blount, 1682. Ridge.
Bishop George Tomline, 1753. Claude Perrault, 1688.
Charles Philip Capet, Count Hen. Fitz-roy, Duke of Grafton,
d'Artois, 1757, Versailles.] 1690. d. Cork. (Euston.)

John Christopher Wagenseil,

1705. There is a chain of govern- Barbara Villiers, Duchess of ment that runs down from God;

Cleveland, 1709. d. Chiswick. and there are presidential An- Bishop (Richard) Cumberland, gels of empires and kingdoms.

1718. Peterborough. Hallywell. Dr. Thomas Bennet, 1728.

Cripplegate.
Obits of the Latin Church. Sir John Cullum, 1785. died,

Hardwick House.
St. Dionysius (Denys), Bishop

Charles Mills, 1826. d. South-
of Paris, und his Companions,
Martyrs, 272. (See English

ampton.
Church Calendar.)
St. Domninus, Martyr near

Such also as under them have
Parma.

the tutelage of private families; St. Guislain, Abbot in Hainault, and lastly, every man's partid. 681.

cular guardian Genius.' St. Lewis Bertrand of Valencia,

Hallywell. d. 1581.

Then was she held in sovereign dignity,
And made the 'nursling' of Nobility.- Polymnia.

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