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| Impossible, when Virtue is so scarce,
That to suppose a scene where she presides,
Is tramontaine, and stumbles all belief.
No: we are polish'd now. The rural lass,
Whom once her virgin modesty and grace,
Her artless manners, and her neat attire,
So dignified, that she was hardly less
Than the fair shepherdess of old romance,

Is seen no more. The character is lost.–Winter Evening.
Day.
Births.

Deaths.
III. John Aubrey, 1626, Easton Constantius (Emperor), 361. d.
Non. Piers.

Mopsucrene, Cilicia. 3. Smart Lethieulier, 1701, Al- Leo the Great (Pope), 461. dersbroke,

James II. (of Arragon), 1327. Samuel Davies, 1724, Newcastle d. Barcelona, in Delaware.

Thomas de Montacute, Earl of

Salisbury, 1428. k. France. In Heaven (in a word) our J. Bainbridge, 1643. Oxford. inexhausted joys will be so num-Charles Drelincourt, 1669. berless, and so immense, that Luke Rotgans, 1710. Holland. we shall need (as well as have) Charles Jervas, 1739. (Quo ?) eternity itself to taste them fully. Dr. Gloucester Ridley, 1774. Seraphic Love.

Valentine Jaimerai Duval, 1775.

Bishop (Robert) Lowth, 1787. Obits of the Latin Church.

Fulham Churchyard.

Mary Olympe de Gouges, 1792.
St. Papoul (or Papulus), Priest,
Mar. in Languedoc, 3rd Cent. Dr. Wm. Enfield, 1797. died,

guillotined, Paris.
St. Flour, Apostle and Bishop of

Norwich.
Lodeve in Languedoc, c. 389.
St. Winefride of Holy-well in Professor W. Richardson, 1814.

Theophilus Lindsey, 1808.
North Wales, Abbess of Gu-

thurin, Virgin M. 7th Cent. Understand three things; the St. Rumwald, Patron of Brack- multitude of sins, the omission

ley and Buckingham, 7th Cent. of good things, and the loss of St. Hubert, Bishop of Liege, time : foresee three things; the translation, 727.

danger of death, the last judgSt. Malachy, Abp. of Armagh, ment, and eternal punishment. 1148.

Bonaventure. Whoso seeketh her early, shall have no great travail; for he shall find her sitting at his doors.

Solomon's Wisdom.' ---------- 726 --

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Some man hath good, but children bath he none.
Some man hath both, but he can get none health.
Some bath all three, but up to honour's throne
Can be not creep by no manner of stealth.
To some she sendeth children, riches, wealth,
Honour, worship, and reverence all his life:
But yet she pincheth him with a shrewd wife.

Acts.

VITELLIUS was cut off by the German soldiery under Antonius Primus upon the third day of Apelleus (Casleu), A. D. 69.–See 20th December.

The Emperor Constantius, the last of the sons of Constantine, was succeeded by Julian, after a reign of 23 years. See 11th December.

That famous code of Godfrey, called the “Assize of Jerusalem,” restored by John d'Ibelin Count of Jaffa, is finished under the revision of sixteen native commissioners, for the use of the Latin kingdom of Cyprus, 1369.

Huss arrives at Constance to answer a charge of heresy, 1414.

The military order of the “ Knights of St. Hubert” is instituted by Gerard V. Duke of Cleves and Gueldres, in memory of his victory achieved this day, 1444, over the asserting House of Egmont.

Columbus discovers the island “ Dominica" on Sunday, 1493.

The memorable parliament in which More became Chancellor, and Wolsey was impeached, 1529. The Long Parliament' also met, 1640.

Drake reaches Plymouth from his circumnavigation, 1580. Massinger's Parliament of Love" is allowed for the Cockpit, 1624.

Earthquake at Lima, 1654. Articles of Peace are signed between England and France, 1655. Preliminaries with that power and Spain at Fontainbleau, 1762. Frederick's victory at Torgau, 1760.

Henrietta, the queen mother, arrives in England, 1660. The great comet of 1680 is visible, supposed by Dr. Halley to be the same that appeared in 1106, 531, and also B. C. 44. Earthquake at Comrie, 1789.

Fartridge predicts, Sunday, 1700 : “ Beggars take up their respective posts in Lincoln's-inn-fields, and other places, by seven, that they may be able to praise God in capon and March beer at night.”

The abduction of Stanislaus of Poland by forty catholic conspirators headed by Palawski, 1771. The Scotch Martinmas term of 27 days.

And though in one chance Fortune you offend,
In many another she shall it amend. -Sir Thomas More.

He who is good is happy. Let the loud
Artillery of heaven break through a cloud,
And dart its thunder at him, he'll remain
Unmov'd, and nobler comfort entertain
In welcoming th' approach of death, than vice
E’er found in her fictitious paradise.
Time mocks our youth, and (while we number past
Delights, and raise our appetite to taste
Ensuing) brings us to unflatter'd age.-Habington.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Prid. Wm. Habington 1605, Henlip. Bishop Colman, 604. Cloyne.
Non. Charles le Cointe, 1611, Troyes. Ferdinand Francis d'Avalos,
4.
William III. 0. S. (of Eng- 1525. d. Milan.

land), 1650, Hague. Don Antonio Perez, 1611. d. Guillaume Hyacinthe Bougeant,

Paris.
1690, Quimper.

Nicholas le Fevre, 1611.
J. Cawthorn, 1719, Sheffield. Ed. Brerewood, 1613. London.
Augustus Montague Toplady, Silas Taylor, 1678.
1740, Farnham.

Joseph Glanvile, 1680. Bath, Professor Abraham Robertson, Admiral (John) Benbow, 1702. 1751, Dunse.

d. Jamaica.

Sir Edward Sherburne, 1702. The nerves of judgment are Francis Petis de la Croix, 1713. weakened most by its dalliance;

d. Paris. and when woman (I mean only Charles Churchill, 1764, died, as she is externally fair) is the

Boulogne. (Dover.) supreme object of wit, we soon Charles Lucas, 1771. Dublin. degenerate into effeminacy.

Richard Tickell, 1793. died,
Obits of the Latin Church.

Hampton-Court.
Sts. Vitalis and Agricola, Mar- George Mason, 1806. d. Alden-

ham Lodge.
tyrs at Bologna, 304.
St. Joannicius, Abbot in Bithy-

nia, 845.
St. Clarus, M. in France, c. 894. For the religion of fancy de-
St. Brinstan, Bp. of Winchester, clines into a mad superstition,
934.

when it adores that idol which St. Charles Borromeo, Cardinal, is not secure from age and sickAbp. of Milan, 1584.

Habington.

ness.

Folly boasts a glorious blood,
She is noblest, being good.--('astara.
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Stand on the pile, immortal fame,
Broad stars adorn thy brightest robe,
Thy thousand voices sound his name
In silver accents round the globe.
Flattery shall faint beneath the sound,
While hoary truth inspires the song ;
Envy grow pale and bite the ground,
And slander gnaw her forky tongue.- Dr. Watts.

Acts.

John PALEOLOGUS embarks from Constantinople in the Pope's gallies, A. D. 1437.-See 9th February. The acts of union between the two churches were subscribed at Florence the 26th of August, 1439, and John returned to his capital on the 1st of February, 1440. The revival of Greek literature in Italy is dated from the middle of the fifteenth century, when Europe could boast of 50 Universities. Petrarch, Boccace, and Chrysoloras, were then dead; but Aretin still flourished with the elder Medicis, and Chalcocondyles, Pope Nicholas, Pulci, and Boiardo, soon followed in their illustrious train.-See 29th May.

Columbus names the Carib, or Cannibal Island Gaudalupe' called by the natives Carucueria, 1493. The drinking vessels of this fierce people were formed of human skulls. They here saw the pine-apple.

That parliament assembles, which conferred upon Henry VIII, and his successors the title of supreme head of the Church of England, 1534.

Frederic the electer Palatine is crowned king of Bohemia, 1619.

The nuptials of William Prince of Orange and the Princess Mary of England are solemnized at London, 1677. King William's birth-day was celebrated with an ode by Tate the laureate in 1694.

The “ Hannibalof London arrives at Barbadoes, with a cargo of negroes, 1694, Of 692 slaves 320 died in the passage; the rest, Phillips the master says, “ came out at about £19 per head, one with another.” The official return of population in 1698 was 2330 white men, and 42,000 slaves.

The Scotch colony settle at “ New Edinburgh" on the coast of Darien, 1698.-See 26th July. They fixed their station at St. Andrew.

The massacre at Warsaw under Suwarrow, when Maestricht was taken by the French, and the Missionary Society first met, 1794. Charles XIII. of Sweden is proclaimed King of Norway, 1814.

Fair Liberty, in sables drest, wrote his lov'd name upon his urn:
“ William, the scourge of tyrants past, and awe of princes yet unborn.”

Hence, in old dusky time, a deluge came:
When the deep-cleft disparting orb, that arch'd
The central waters round, impetuous rush'd,
With universal burst into the gulf,
And o'er the high-pild hills of fractur'd earth
Wide dash'd the waves, in undulation vast;
Till, from the centre to the streaming clouds
A shoreless ocean tumbled round the globe.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

Non. Hans Sachs, 1494, Nuremberg. James Grevin, 1573. d. Turin. 5.

Philip de Mornay, sieur du Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Nor

Plessis Morlay, 1549, Buhi thumberland, 1632. Petworth. in Verin.

Thomas Parr, 1635. died, aged Anna Maria de Schurmann, 152. Westminster Abbey. 1607, Cologne.

Giovanni Battista Nani, 1678. Bernardin Ramazzini, 1633, Dr. Jer. Clarke, shot (se), 1707. Carpi.

Bernardin Ramazzini, 1714.
Dr. Samuel Pegge, 1704, Ches- Padua.
terfield.

Mary Beach, 1725. Twickenham.
Dr. J. Brown, 1715, Rothbury. Dr. Js. Foster, 1753. d. London.
J. Bradley Blake, 1745, London. Sir James Burrow, 1782.
You beheld not my soul whilst Lewis Galvani, 1798. d. Bo-

Chs. Benjamin Lengnich, 1795.
I continued amongst you ; yet

logna. you concluded that I had one, Maria Angelica Kauffman, from the actions you saw me

1807. Rome. perform : infer the same when

John Fred. Wm. Herbst, 1807. you shall see me no more. If the souls of departed worthies did not watch over and guard

It is in order to gratify the their surviving fame, the re

sensual indulgences that men nown of their illustrious actions are tempted to hold clandestine would soon be worn out of the correspondence with the enemies

of the state, to subvert governmemory of men. Cyrus to his Sons. ments, and turn traitors to their

country. These darken or ex. Obits of the Latin Church. tinguish every brighter faculty of

St. Bertille, Abs. of Chelles, 692. the human soul.- Archytas. The mercbant is a state and degree of persons, not only to be respected, but to be prayed for. They are the convoys of our supplies, the vents of our abundance, Neptune's almsmen, and fortune's adventurers.

Speech of Henry Earl of Northampton.

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