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He hath of marks about him plenty:
Yon shall know him among twenty.
Idle minutes are his reign;
Then the straggler makes his gain,
By presenting maids with toys,
And would have ye think them joys:
Tis the ambition of the elf,
To have all childish, as himself ---A little Boy.



The Creation of the world now commenced according to the chronology of Archbishop Usher.-See 30th October.

The close of the Paphian month, Aphrodisius, in which the Agruulia, at Cyprus, in honour of Aglaurus, the daughter of Cecrops, were observed with human sacrifices.

Carthage, foremost in effeminacy and second in importance among Western cities, is taken from the Romans, and spoliated by Genseric, the Vandal (but an Arian in creed) 585 years after the destruction of her republic by the younger Scipio, A. D. 439.

Charles V. receives the Imperial crown at Aix-la-Chapelle, 1520.

Irish Rebellion. This memorable rising of the aucient Irish against the church dominant has been branded with the title of 'massacre,' 1641 ; but how difficult it is to state a case bearing two aspects impartially! They now should exhume their lore, and bury the devil.

Edge Hill. The victory was doubtful, Sunday, 1642. Sir Richard Verney falling, Captain Smith boldly recovered the Royal Standard, for which act he was instantly made a Knight Banneret, and received soon after a large gold medal " with the king's picture on the one side, and the banner on the other, which he always wore to his dying day, in a large green watered ribbon, cross his shoulders.”

In Massinger's play, “ The King and the Subject,' licensed 4th June, 1638, there is the following passage, which King Charles reading over at Newmarket, set his mark upon, This is too insolent, and to be changed. “Monies? We'll raise supplies what ways we please, and force you to subscribe to blanks, in which we'll mulct you as we shall think fit.”

William Lilly, the astrologer, is examined before a committee of the house of commons, respecting the causes of the fire of London, which he had predicted in hieroglyphick, 1666.—The first stone of the first pillar of the present Royal Exchange at London is placed by Charles II. 1667.

And yet, ye nymphs ! beware, his eyes have charms,
And Love that's naked still is love in arms.---The Vigil.

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And hence that calm delight the portrait gives;
We gaze on every feature till it lives!
Still the fond lover views the absent maid !
And the lost friend still lingers in the shade !
Say why the pensive widow loves to weep,
When on her knees she rocks the babe to sleep ;
Tremblingly still, she lifts the veil to trace
The father's features in the infant face?
Her charm around the enchantress Memory threw,
A charm that soothes the mind and sweetens too.-Rogers.



IX. William Aikman, 1682, Scot- Hugh Capet (of France), 997. Cal. tand.

St. Denys. 24.

Ulysses Maximilian de Brown, Francis Sforza, Duke of Milan, 1705, Basle.

1535. Anna Amelia, Duchess of Wei- Jane Seymour (of England), mar, 1739, Brunswick ? 1537. d. Hampton Court.

Edward Strange, Earl of Derby,

1574. Ormskirk.
The fable that the giants were Tycho Brahe, 1601, Prague.
overthrown in their war against Peter Gassendi, 1655. d. Paris.
the gods and that Earth their Thomas Winston, 1655. London.
mother in revenge thereof William Seymour, Marquis of

brought forth Fame is ex- Hertford, 1660. Great Bedwin.
pounded, that when Princes John Peter Bridault, 1761.
have suppressed actual rebels,
then malignity, which is the

mother of rebellion, doth bring In the celestial hierarchy of
forth libels and slanders and Dionysius the Senator of Athens,
taxations of the state.'— Bacon. the first place or degree is given

to the angels of love, which are

termed Seraphim ; the second to Obits of the Latin Church. the angels of light which are St. Felix, Bishop of Thibara in termed Cherubim; and the folAfrica, 303.

lowing places to angels of power St. Proclus, Archbishop of Con- and ministry; so as the angels stantinople, 447.

of knowledge and illumination St. Magloire, Bishop in the Isle are placed before the angels of of Jersey, about, 575.

office and domination.- Bacon.

The sum of behaviour is to retain a man's own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others.


Then came October' full of merry glee :
For, yet his noul was totty of the must,
Which he was treading in the wine-fat's sea,
And of the joyous oil, whose gentle gust
Made hiin so frolick and so full of lust:
Upon a dreadful scorpion he did ride,
The same which by Diana's doom unjust
Slew great Orion; and eke by his side
He had his ploughing-share, and coulter ready tied.---Spenser.


The Months. This corresponds with the eighth month, Phaophi, of the old Egyptian year; with the second month, Ardchascht, in the Persian calendar ; with the second months, Dius, Apogonicus, and Hermeius, of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians; with the second months, Ticmit, Baba, (or Bena) and Huerri, of the Ethiopians, Copts, and Armenians; with the second month, Apelleus, of the Macedonians, and the tenth, Hyperberetaus, of their solar year; and with the fourth moons, Rabie 2. and Rabiul-achir, of the Arabs and the Turks. From the early Saxons, with the modern Germans, it received the name of Wyn (wine) month; also Winter-fyllith.

Hugues Capet, son of Hugh the Great, founder of the third race of the French monarchs, was succeeded, after a triumphant reign of nine years, by his son Robert, who became sole king of France, A. D. 996.

The benefit of the clergy is taken from murderers and felons, 1513. This temporary statute was made perpetual 22nd Henry VIII. 1530.

James VI. of Scotland is proclaimed king of Great Britain' 1604. The first British Parliament met upon the same day, 1707.

William Seymour, 1st Marquis of Hertford (great grandson of the Protector Somerset), is elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1643. “ He was a man (says Clarendon) of an universal esteem over the whole kingdom, of very good parts, and conversant in books, both in the Latin and Greek languages, and of a clear courage ; yet he was so wholly given up to a country life, where he lived in splendour, that he had an aversion, and even an unaptness for business.”

The famous · Treaty of Westphalia' which terminated the religious commotions in Germany is signed at Munster, 1648.

Louis XIV. with an unwise hand revokes the Edict of Nantz, 1685. The Mansion House is founded on the site of Stocks-market, 1739.

Vice is covered by wealth, and virtue by poverty.-Theognis.

How I want thee, humorous Hogart!
Thou, I hear, a pleasant rogue art!
Were but you and I acquainted,
Every monster should be painted;
You should try your graving tools
On this odious group of fools ;
Draw the beasts as I describe them
From their features while I jibe them.
Draw them like, for I assure-a
You'll need no caricatura. - Doctor Swift.




VIII. Charles, Duke of Graf 1683, Demosthenes, B. C. 322. died,
Arlington House.

Isle of Calauria.
Dr. James Beattie, 1735, Law- Stephen (of England), A. D.

rencekirk in Kincardineshire. 1154. d. Canterbury. FaversFrancis Joseph Lefebvre, Duke

of Dantzic, 1755, Rufack.]

Geoffrey Chaucer, 1400. West-
Dr. E. Pearson, 1756, Norwich. minster Abbey.
Henry de la Rochejaquelein, Edward Plantagenet, Duke of
1772, l'ersailles.

York, 1415. killed, Agincourt.

Admiral George Legge, Lord None but men of Genius Dartmouth, 1691. d, Tower. should touch their lives : they Sebastian Le Clerc, 1714. are the only faithful interpreters Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Peterof isolated habits and uncertain borough, 1735. natures. A lubberly fellow Augustine Calmet, 1757. died, takes the painter vice versá, and Abbey of Senones. upsets a fine character.- Green. George II. (of England), 1760.

d. Kensington.(Westminster.) Obits of the Latin Church. Wm. Hogarth, 1764. Chiswick. St. Chrysanthus and Daria,

William Julius Mickle, 1788. Martyrs at Rome, 3rd Cent.

Forrest-Hill. Sts. Crispin and Crispinian, Pa- Christopher William Koch,1813. trons of the Confraternity of

d. Strasburgh. Brother Shoemakers, Brothers James Sowerby, 1822. died, and Mars. at Soissons, c. 287.

St. Gaudentius, Bishop of Bres- Dr. David Bogue, 1825. died,
cia, 420, or 427.

St. Boniface I. Pope, 422.

The hand of him here torpid lies, that drew th' essential form of grace; Here clos'd in death th' attentive eyes, that saw the manners in the face.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his friends,
And say.--to-morrow is Saint Crispian.
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages,
What feats he did that day: Then aball our names,
Familiar in their mouths as household words---
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.---Henry V.


The Anniversary of the death of Demosthenes is a storehouse for high resolves and the noblest meditation. This stirring patriot, this prince and model (the Plato) of orators, in power of thought and movement of discourse, surpassed every competitor, and united in himself, with the purity of Lysias, the spirit of Hyperides, and the sweetness of his rival.

The Athenian month Pyanepsion, in the calendar of Meton, termi. nates. Plutarch remarks that “the common time of the solemnization of all the tetrical feasts falls within that month wherein the Pleiades appear and the husbandmen begin to sow their corn, and consequently answers to the Egyptian. Athyr,' and the Athenian Pyanepsion,"

AGINCOURT. A day of Harry, the 'Leopard,' and Clarence, the maiden knight, is scored on every English heart, Friday, 1415.—See 27th Sept. The death of Chaucer, christened the pure well-head of poesy,' 1400.

The Priory of St. Bartholomew is surrendered with Canonbury, 1539.

Charles V. resigns the sovereignty of the Low Countries, in the presence of the States at Brussels, in favour of Philip his bigoted son, 1555 : It is in your power, by a wise and virtuous administration, to justify the extraordinury proof which I this day give of my paternal affection, and to demonstrate that you are worthy the confidence which I repose in you. Preserve an inviolable regard for religion ; let the laws of your country be sacred in your eyes; encroach not on the rights and liberties of your people."

Coke is raised to the chief justiceship of the king's bench, 1613.
The memorable trial of John Lilburn, who is acquitted, 1649.
King Charles's declaration upon Episcopacy is published, 1660.

The accession of King George III., who is proclaimed, 1760. The 'fiftieth' year was celebrated as a Jubilee throughout the kingdom, 1809.

Sir William Blackstone delivers his introductory Vinerian lecture on the laws of England before the University of Oxford, 1758.

A burricane at the Havannah, which destroyed 1000 persons, 1768.

If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honour.---King Henry.

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