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Bid me say any thing rather than this;
But on this theme Demosthenes himself
Shall sooner check the torrent of his speech
Than I..-Demosthenes ! that angry orator,
That hold Briareus, whose tremendous throat,
Charg'd to the teeth with battering-rams and spears,
Beats down opposers; brief in speech was he,
But, crost in argument, his threat'ning eyes
Flash'd fire, whilst thunder vollied from his lips.---Timocles.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

XVII. Dr. William Robertson, 1705, Bp. (Nicholas) Ridley, 1555.
Cal.
Dublin.

burned, Oxford.
Nov.
16.

Dr. Albert Von Haller, 1708, Bishop (Hugh) Latimer, 1555.
Berne.

burned, Oxford.
John George Sulzer, 1720, Sir George More, 1632.
Winterthur, in Zurich. Cæsar Egasse du Boulai, 1678.

Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery,

1679.

Ralph Thoresby, 1725. St. PeOh, it's your only fine humour, ter's, Leeds. sir ; your true melancholy breeds Robert Fergusson, 1774. Canonyour perfect fine wit, sir. I am

gate, Edinburgh.
melancholy myself, divers times, Dr. David Durell, 1775.
sir, and then do I no more but Marie Antoinette, Queen of
take pen and paper, presently, France, 1793. guillot. Paris.

and overflow you half a score, or John Hunter, 1793. died, St.
a dozen of sonnets at a sitting. George's Hospital.
Master Matthew.

Victor Amadeus III. (of Sar

dinia), 1796. Henry Martyn, 1812. d. Persia.

Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1817. d.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Soleure, in Switzerland.
St. Gall, of Ireland, Abbot, 646. Eva Maria Garrick, 1822. died,
St. Lullus (or Lullon), of Eng. Adelphi. (Abbey.)

land, Archbishop of Ments,

787. St. Mummolin, Bishop of Noy- It is a short-lived lie produced on, 7th Century.

by envy and defamation.

O double sacrilege on things divine
To rob the relic, and deface the shrine !--- Dryden.

The sole evidence of rectitude is for a man to inquire of himself, “Can you dare' the touch of the world ; the estranged and seeming friend, the cutting acknowledged foe; the undertoned knave, or the scandalous fool; the ruined despair who lays his impious hand upon the sacred foundations; the reckless drunkard that throws out at night the dreams of the day; the confident and acquaintance whom your virtue discarded, and lastly, infamy, that dog in forehead,' which is the perpetual enemy of whatever is perfect, fair, and exalted.” He must enjoy an undimmed and nnchangeable conscience, and neither desire nor fear the terroar and fancied refuge of degraded souls. Jack Drum's Anecdotages.

Acts.

The Anniversary observed by the deputies from all the Grecian states at Platæa, to commemorate the slain and buried in their victory over the Persians, upon the sixteenth day of Maimacterion, which, with the Bæotians, is called Alalcomenius.—See 220 September. The cavalcade began at the break of day, preceded by a trumpet, which sounded the signal of battle. Then followed several chariots filled with garlands and branches of myrtle ; and next was led a black bull, for sacrifice. The young men, 'free-born,' bearing vessels of wine and milk, came after, and the procession closed with the Archon of Platæa, habited in purple, bearing in his hand a water-pot, with which he laved the monumental pillars. The ceremony terminated with the sacrifice to Jupiter liberator, and lusty libations to the men who died for the liherty of Greece. Aristides had the spirit to propose this annual institution, with the

games of liberty, which were to be celebrated quinquennially.

Athelstan, the grandchild of Alfred, and the first • King of the English,' bountiful, wise, and affable, ascended the throne at thirty ;' was distinguished by the titles of conqueror' and faithful,' and left behind him a name of great renown, respected and beloved both at home and abroad. His bailiffs were ordered, under severe penalties, to support a pauper of English extraction on every two of their farms. In his person he was of slender habit and average stature. His hair, which was yellow, he wore in ringlets, entwined with threads of gold. Such characters are like wholesome green spots to rest upon and cross ourselves ; we are repaid for our tedious research, and seem to inhale their fragrance. Charles embarks at Shoreham, 1651. Blanchard's ascent, 1784.

The citizens seize the Tower and liberate its prisoners, 1326.
The Sultan Solyman abandons the famous siege of Vienna, 1529.
The comet of 1607 was in its perihelium upon this day.

To be and not to seem, is this man's maxim; his mind reposes on his proper wisdom, and wants no other praise.

Æschylus. .... 687

Phillis, thine is the greatest grief, above the rest.
Where bin thy sweetest posies featly dight,
Thy garlands with a true love's knot addrest,
And all that erst thou Willy didst behight?
O flattring hope of mortal men's delight!
So fair in outward show, so foul within :
The deepest streams do flow full calm to sight;
The rav'ning wolves do get in wether's skin.
We deem'd our Willy aye should live,
So sweet a sound his pipe could give.---Elegy on Sidney.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

XVI. Francis Turretini, 1623, Geneva. John VII. (Pope), A. D. 707. Cal.

Augustus III. (of Poland), Athelstan (of England), 940. 17. 1696.

d. Gloucester. Malmsbury. Lionel, Duke of Clarence, 1368.

d. Italy. A wight that, hitherto, his every step hath left the stamp of Philip de Comines, 1509. d.

Argenton in Poitou. (Paris.) a great foot behind him, as

James Butler, Earl of Ormonde, every word the savour of a strong

1546, poisoned, Ely House. spirit; so graced, gilded, or, to

Andrew Oisander, 1552, d. Kouse a more fit metaphor, so tin

nigsberg.
foiled by nature, as not ten
housewives' pewter, again a good

Sir Philip Sidney, 1586. died,

Arnheim. Cath. of St. Paul. time, shows more bright to the

Dr. John Pits, 1616. d. Liverworld than he! Come, hold

dun. up your head, so, that men may Cuthbert Burbadge, 1636. buread your physnomy.

ried, Shoreditch. Master Stephen.

Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, mur

dered, 1678.

Thomas Wagstaffe, 1712.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Admiral (Rolland) Galisson-
St. Anstrudis (or Anstru), Vir- niere, 1756. d. Nemours.

gin, Abbess at Laon, 688. Dr. John Ward, 1758. died, St. Andrew, of Crete, Martyr Gresham College.

at Constantinople, 761. Henry Francis Ledran, 1770. St. Hedwiges (or Avoice), d. Paris.

Duchess of Poland, Widow, Admiral (Edward) Hawke, 1243.

1781. d. Shepperton. (North

Stoneham.) A woman ought neither to wear fine clothes, nor keep company with those that do, since both are decoys to vice.

Theophrastus.

Full glad they were, and took the naked spright,
Which straight the earth clothed in his clay :
The Lion heart; the Ounce gave active might,
Nightingale, voice, enticing songs to say.
The Fox gave craft; the Dog gave flattery :
Eagle, high look; Wolf, secret cruelty :
Monkey, sweet breath; the Cow, her fair eyes brought;
The Ermion, whitest skin, spotted with nought.-Sidney.

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The translation of St. Audry,' in our Calendar.–See 23d June.

Nevil's Cross. Edward, with all his chivalry, had taken a winter station before Calais, when an incursion of the Scots summoned his Queen, Philippa, to the marches, who having animated her followers with the word,' and a gallant harangue, obtained this celebrated, nay, astonishing victory, if a captive king and 15,000 slain can be so designated, 1346. The captor, Copeland, on the first anniversary of this day, was created a banneret, with a pension.

Lionel, Duke of Clarence, was Hotspur's grandfather, 1368.

Columbus names the more civilised island, - Fernandino,' now Larga, 1492. The men wore cotton mantles, and the women a band of that manufacture round the waist. There were mastiffs, 'y branchetas.'

Sir Anthony Sherley arrives at Dominica, with five sail, 1596.

Fletcher's · Devil of Dowgate, or Usury put to Use,' a 'lost' play is passed by the master for representation at the King's House, 1623.

The sale of • Dunkirk,' by treaty, for five million livres, 1662. The sum was placed in the king's pocket; but the annual charge of that place (£120,000), far exceeded its intrinsic importance to the nation.

Sir Philip Sidney received the fatal shot a little above the left knee, on his way to Zutphen, the 24th of September, 1586, Becoming faint and thirsty from excess of bleeding, he asked for water, which he was about to drink, when observing the eye of a dying soldier fixed on the glass, he resigned it to him, saying, “Thy necessity is yet greater than mine,” Death seized his hand in the moment of bequeathing to two friends, “each a ring of ..,.” Dr. Bentley is degraded, 1718.

Evelyn is at Genoa, 1664 : “ The city is built in the hollow or bosom of a mountain, whose ascent is very steep, high, and rocky, so that from the lantern (Pharos), and mole to the hill, it represents the shape of a theatre; the streets and buildings so ranged one above another as our seats are in play-houses.” A dreadful earthquake at Lima, 1746.

Elephant gave a perfect memory:
And Parrot, ready tongue, that to apply.-The Gifts.
689 -.........

Yet many a dream hath charm’d my youthful eye;
And must life's fairy visions all depart:
Oh surely no! for all that fired my heart
To rapture here, shall live with me on high.
And that fair form that won my earliest vow,
That my young spirit prized all else above,
And now adored as freedom, now as love,
Stands in seraphic guise, before me now.
And as my fainting senses fade away,
It beckons me, on high, to realms of endless day.-Koerner.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

xv. Pius II. Æneas Sylvius (Pope), Tolmides, B. C. 447. killed, Cal. 1405, Corsignano.

Coronea, 18.

Wm. Lambarde, 1536, London. Cardinal James Sadolet, 1547.
Justus Lipsius, 1547, Isch in Richard Bristow, 1581. Harrow.
Brabant.

Alvaro Mendana de Neyra, Peter du Moulin, 1568, Bechny, 1595. d. Santå Cruz, Pacific. in the Verin.

John Riolan, the Elder, 1605. Bishop (Herbert) Croft, 1603, Christopher Airay, 1670. MilGreat Milton.

ford. Dr. J. Conant, 1608, Yeaterton. James Moore (Smythe), 1734. Francis, Prince Eugene, 1663,

d. Whister.
Paris.

Sarah Jennings, Duchess of
Richard (Peau) Nash, 1674, Marlborough, 1744.
Swansea.

Rene Antoine de Reaumur,
Peter Frederic Suhm, 1728, 1757.
Copenhagen.

Jo'ın Manners, Marquis of
Jn. Dunning, 1731, Ashburton. Granby, 1770. died, Scar-
Jean-Jacques Regis Camba- borough.
ceres, 1755, Montpellier. Francis Xavier d'Oliveyra,

1783. d. Hackney.

Theodore Koerner, 1812. shot,
Obits of the Latin Church. Leipsic. (Wobbelin.)
St. Luke, Evangelist, A. D. 63. Stephen Henry Mehul, 1817.
St. Justin, M. at Louvres, 290. Philip Picot Peirouse, 1818.
St. Julian Sabas of Mount Sina,

4th Century
St. Monon, Martyr at Ardennes,

7th Century

You always speak evil

of me, I good, whene'er I talk of thee. Yet, strange, whate'er we say or do, the world believes not me, nor you.

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