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How stately doth my Lais go!
Prid. Lewis Capellus, 1583, Sedan. Harold II. (of England), 1066. Jd.
James II. (of England), 1633, slain Senlac, near Hastings. 14. St. James's.
(Waltham Church.) William Penn, 1644, Tower Hill. Taillefer, the Minstrel, 1066.
killed, Battle Abbey.
Paul Scarron, Cul de Jutte, gifts, endued as Aspasia was,
1660. Paris. with the most exalted under-Johu (Orator) Henley, 1756. d. standing, and the happiest turn
Clare-market. to science Education com
James (Marshal) Keith, 1758. pleted what nature had begun,
killed, Hochkirchen. and made her the prodigy, not
Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sanches, only of her age, but the glory of
1783. her sex.
Dr. John Chapman, 1784.
temkin, 1791. Cherson. Obits of the Latin Church. Geo. Edward Ayscough, 1799. St. Calixtus (or Callistus), Pope,
Martyr, buried, 222.
Patron of Bruges, c. 389. Both the Christian and the
Bishop of Wurtzburg, 752. voice when they speak of her St. Dominic (surnamed Lori- beauty, her knowledge, and her catus), of Camaldoli, d. 1060. virtue.
Her voice most clear, yet 'tis not strong; her periods fall, tho' seldom long; With wit, good-natur'd wit, endow'd; fluent her speech, but never loud.
I, William, King, the third year of my reign,.
SATURDAY. The seventh,' or last day of the Christian week, was named from Seater, a Saxon god, but critically and identically the same person as Saturnus. This cloven-bearded figure, with tucked sleeves, is seen standing upon a voracious fish, the perch, holding a vessel filled with fruits and flowers in one hand, and a wheel on the other. The seven satellites of the planet Saturn, and its revolving month of common years, are remarkable coincidences. 'Saturday' by the Turks is called Juma ertesi ; by the Persians, Shambe, or Hafta ; by the Indians, Sunneecher ; in ancient Arabic, Shiyar, and in the modern, Sabt. The 'Dies Saturni,' in French, Samedi, is Seterne's day, in Saxon. It has always been with the Teutonic families a period of holy merriment.
Artaxerxes Longimanus I. the Persian, died about this day, after a reign of nearly forty years, B.C. 425. The successive reigns of Xerxes II. and Sogdianus occupied nine months, but are omitted in the canon. Thucydides mentions an eruption of Etna in that year. It is the date also (in Anthesterion) of the 'Acharneis' of Aristophanes. His • Babulonioi' was produced in Elaphebolion, the preceding year.
BATTLE OF HASTINGS. The acquisition' of England, by William the Norman took place on the birthday of Harold, at the spot now called • Battle Abbey,'-about eight miles beyond Hastings, Sunday, 1066. Then the first · Earl', Comes, was created in England. The Rawdon Estate, enjoyed by the ennobled House of Hastings, is held under the deed which bounds the page, granted by the Conqueror, this day, 1068.
A statute of this day enacts, 1495, that no person or persons shall sell in the fairs or markets any feather-beds, bolsters, or pillows, except they be stuffed with one manner of feathers, and not with unlawful stuffs, and with no scalded feathers, or fen-down, but utterly to be damned for ever. Admiral Hawke's victory off Ushant, 1747. The day at Jena, 1806.
Before Meg, Maud, and Margery,
And when she likes to call, I come,
Idus. Publius Virgilius Maro, B.C. Titus Lucretius Carus, U.C. 15.
70, Andes, near Mantua. 699, B. C. 55. Rome? Evangeliste Torricelli, 1608, Andreas Vesalius, 1564. Zante. Faensa.
Gregory XIV. (Pope), 1591. Allan Ramsay, 1686, Leadhills, Ralph Brooke, 1625. in Lanarkshire.
Gabriel du Pineau, 1644. Paris. John, Lord Hervey, 1696, Ick- Archbp. (John) Owen, 1651. worth.
James Strange, Earl of Derby, Christian Count Stolberg, 1748, 1651, beheaded, Bolton. Bramstedt, in Holstein.
Jacob Allestry, 1686. Oxford. Frederic-William IV. (of Prus- Bernard de la Monnoye, 1728. sia), 1795.]
John Ozell, 1743. Alderman
bury. Paul Joseph Barthez, 1806. Michael Kelly, 1826. Rams
Obits of the Latin Church.
I would select nineteen more, St. Hospicius (or Hospis), of to myself, throughout the land ; Piedmont, c. 580.
gentlemen they should be of St. Tecla, of Winburn, Virgin, good spirit, strong and able
Abbess, 8th Century. constitution; I would choose St. Theresa, of Avila, in Spain, them by an instinct, a charac
Virgin, Foundress of the Re- ter that I have : and I would formation of the bare-footed teach these nineteen the special Carmelites, 1582. rules. This done, say the enemy
were forty thousand strong.
Captain Bobadil. I rather chuse to laugh at folly, than show dislike by melancholy; Weel judging, a sour heavy face is not the truest mark of grace.- Ramsay.
The power of Fortune particularly disposes in an orderly manner the sublunary part of the universe. Hence she is represented guiding a rudder, because she governs things sailing on the sea of generation. Her rudder, too, is fixed on a globe, because she directs that which is unstable in generation. In her other hand, she holds the horn of Amalthea, which is full of fruits, because she is the cause of obtaining all divine fruits. And on this account we venerate the fortunes of cities and houses, and of each individual ; because, being very remote from divine union, we are, unaided, in danger of being deprived of its participation.
Osiris. The anniversary of the exitus of the great Egyptian god,
Osiris,' upon the 17th day of the month Athyr, which corresponds with this Julian day in the 28th year of his reign. The loss of Osiris was observed as a festival during 'four days,' when a gilded ox covered with a black linen pall was exposed to public view, representing the four objects of their lamentation. 1. The disappearance of the Nile within its own channel. 2. The suppression of the Etesian winds. 3. The decrease of day-light; and, last, the desolation and nudity of the land.
This day was appropriated by the Roman merchants to Mercury.
The · Equus Octobris' is immolated to Mars at Rome; supposed in memory of Grecian perfidy. Arabia is its parent and original soil.
Romulus triumphs over the marketable Veientes, U. C. 17.
The birth of Virgil at Andes, the modern Pietola, Pompey and Crassus Consuls, B. C. 70. He assumed the Toga at Milan upon completing his fifteenth anniversary, that day the mad Lucretius died.
Cicero to Atticus from the citadel of Athens : Have a sharp eye as you love me upon the fellow, whose name suits so well with his qualities.'
Anselm retires to Rome, and leaves the king his blessing,' 1097.
The death of John Gower has been dated on the 15th of October, 1402; but by no sufficient authority. His will was signed at the Priory in Southwark the 15th of August, ‘1408,' and an administration of his goods was given to Agnes the poet's widow on the 7th day of November.
Columbus names the Island • Santa Maria de la Concepcion,' 1492. The birth of Torricelli, who invented the Barometer, 1608.
The royal wanderer lands at Brighton in a collier, where he supped, smoked, and caroused, but is recognised at table by Tattershall the master of the vessel, 1651. Gibbon first conceives the idea of composing his work amidst the ruins of its story while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, 1764.
Indeed every fortune is good; for every attainment respects something good, nor does any thing evil subsist from divinity. Bat of things good some are antecedent, and others are of a punishing or revenging characteristic, which we are accustomed to call evils. Hence we speak of two Fortunes. Simplicius.