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He who is good is happy. Let the loud
Artillery of heaven break through a cloud,
And dart its thunder at bim, 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.




Prid. Wm. Habington, 1605, Henlip. Bishop Colman, 604, Cloyne. Non. Charles le Cointe, 1611, Troyes. Ferdinand Francis d'Avalos, 4.

William III. O. S. (of Eng- 1525. d. Milan.

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

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.

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,

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



Folly boasts a glorious blood,
She is noblest, being good. - C'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.


John PALEOLOG US 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 ky time, a deluge came :
When the deep-cleft disparting orb, that arch'd
The central waters round, impetuous rush'a,
With universal burst into the gulf,
And o'er the high-pil'd 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.



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.

Chs. Benjamin Lengnich, 1795. You beheld not my soul whilst

Lewis Galvani, 1798, d. BoI 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 exObits of the Latin Church. tinguish every brighter faculty of

St. Bertille, Abs. of Chelles, 692. the human soul.-Archytas. The merchant 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.

The Seasons since have, with severer sway,
Oppress'd a broken world: the Winter keen
Shook forth his waste of snows, and Summer shot
His pestilential heats. Great Spring, before,
Green'd all the year; and fruits and blossoms blush'd,
In social sweetness, on the self-same bough.


THE UNIVERSAL DELUGE. No day, or night, is more interesting to the fraternity of error than the “nonesof this month, when the gates of heaven were broken and God passed judgment on mankind. Methuselah was buried on the verge of the flood, which is signified in his name. It is a coincidence not strained to find the 'Neptualia,' games of eight days in honour of Neptune recorded in the Roman almanac.

The sixth Crusade takes Damietta in Egypt by assault, 1249.

Edward I. confirms the two great Charters, with those additional articles, included in the statute “de tallagio non concedendo," 1297.

Queen Elizabeth's speech to a deputation of the two houses bearing a petition respecting her marriage, 1566: If any here doubt that I am by vow or determination bent never to trade in that kind of life, put out that kind of heresy, for your belief is there in a wry.

GUNPOWDER Plot. This' unnatural conspiracy’ is discovered upon the day appointed for assembling the English parliament, 1605. The Grace Non nobis Domini' composed by William Bird was first sung on this occasion, in 1607.-See 7th July.

The articles between Sir William Davenant and the players, comprising Bellerton, Nokes, and Underhill, erecting them to be a company publickly to act in any theatre in London or Westminster, 1660. They began at Salisbury Court, then returned to the Cockpit, and afterwards removed to the new theatre " with scenes in Portugal Row.

William Prince of Orange lands at Torbay in Devonshire, 1688. The centennial festival was remembered by all the friends of liberty.

Dr. Sacheverel preaches the second of his famous sermons at St. Paul's. The other was delivered at Derby, 14th August, 1709.

Frederick vanquishes the French and Austrians at Rosbach, 1757. The victory at Gemappe, which revolutionized Belgium, 1792.

Galvani discovered Galvanism. The Royal Style is settled following the Irish Union, 1800. Republic of the Ionian Isles is founded, 1815.

A trembling candidate for thy compassion
On this world's brink, I look into the next. Bishop Porteus.

Hope, like a cordial, innocent, though strong,
Man's heart at once inspirits and serenes;
Nor makes him pay his wisdom for his joys;
'Tis all our present state can safely bear,
Health to the frame; and vigour to the mind :
A joy attemper'd; a chastis'd delight.
Like the fair summer ev’ning, mild and sweet;
'Tis man's full cup, his paradise below!




vili. Julianus (Emperor), B. C. 331, Caliph Omar, A. D. 644. assasId. Constantinople.

sinated, Jerusalem. 6.

Sir George Ent, 1604, Sandwich. Innocent VII. (Pope), 1406.
James Gregory, 1638, Aberdeen. Sir John Falstaff, 1460. Nor-
Colley Cibber, 1671, Southamp- wich.
ton Street, London,

Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales,
Joseph Isaac Berruyer, 1682, 1612. Westminster Abbey.,

Richard Carew, 1620.
Dr. James Beattie, N. S. 1735. Gustavus Adolphus (of Sweden),
Js. Hay Beattie, 1768, Aberdeen. 0. S. 1632. killed, Lutsen.

Sir Thos. Roe, 1644. Woodford. There is not a porch, or a Sir Nath. Brent, 1652. London. market-place in which the news- John IV. the Fortunate (of Pormonger' does not take his stand

tugal), 1656. d. Lisbon. for a whole day together, tiring John Baptist Morin, 1656. his invention, and amusing his Paris. hearers with an everlasting series Dr. Charles Davenant, 1714. of fictions and forgeries. Samuel Wesley, the younger, Theophrastus. 1739. Tiverton Churchyard.

Claude Simeon Passemant, Obits of the Latin Church.

St. Leonard (or Lienard), Her- John Gottlieb Tielke, 1787. d.

mit of Nobiliac in Limousin, Freyberg
c. 559. (See English Church Louis Joseph Philip, Duke of

Orleans, 1793. guillotined,
St. Iltutus, of Glamorganshire, Paris.

Abbot, 6th Century. Professor (James) Baden, 1804. St. Winoc of Armorica, Abbot, The Princess Charlotte, 1817. d. (before) 750.

St. George's Chapel, W'indsor.
Lo where he shineth yonder a fixed star in Heaven,
Whose motion here came under pone of the planets seven.-Holland.

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