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Upon the velvet moss, which softly creeps,
Fringing some wavy margent green, he sleeps.
Enchanted by the warble of the brook
Brawling o'er pebbles through some grassy nook.
The warrior trumpet, and the stormy drum,
Start not his slumbers e'er the morning come;
But the plamed cock, with cry devoid of sorrow,
At sunrise breaks his rest, bidding good morrow. - Du Bartas.


A PONTIFICAL supper at Rome in honour of Cybele the Great Mother.

The Months. The ninth ' month of Romulus agrees with the ninth moon, Athyr, in the moveable (closing 8th November in Pliny's time), and the third of the modern Egyptian year; with the third historical and the ninth ecclesiastical month, Casleu, of the Jews ; with the third moon, Cardi, of the Persians; with the third moons, Apelleus, Ænéus, Metrous, of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians; with the third moons, Hedur, Accur (or Hatur), and Sahmi, of the Abyssinian, Coptic, and Armenian calendars; with the second solar month, Tisri II., of the Syrians; with the sixth Posideon (named from Neptune, the month when the water by which the great causes were regulated was meted out) of the Athenians; the third, Audynæus, of the Macedonians, and the eleventh, Dius, of their solar year; and with the fifth moons, Giumadi I., and Gimaasileuuel, of the Arabians and Turks. November was called Wind month by the Saxons, since Blot month, when probably the northern shipmen cured their provisions for the spring cruise.

On Tuesday, being the King's birth-day, The Young Admiralwas played at St. James's by the Queen's players, and liked by the King and Queen, 1633. The King or Christmas Lord' of Merton College was elected on this day, the vigil of St. Edmund. Jasper Heywood, the immoral son of the epigrammatist, King Harry's jester, was the last dignitary.

Particulars of the mysterious personage, called The Iron Mask, may be seen in Voltaire's " Age of Louis XIV.” Surely not Monmouth?

Mr. Pitt is appointed Secretary of State upon the resignation of Lord Hardwicke. The Duke of Newcastle retired the 11th November, 1756.

The junction between the Severn and the Thames is completed, 1789. Declaration of War by Sweden against Great Britain, 1810.

The “ Passiflora Princeps" is introduced from Rio Janeiro, 1817, the day when the remains of the Princess Charlotte were enshrined.

If we must be generous, let it be from the spoils of the allies; if merciful, to the plunderers of the treasury; but be not prodigal of the blood of citizens; nor, by sparing a few bad, destroy all the good.

Speech of Cato.

Is there a greatness that adorns him best,
A rising wish, that ripens in his breast?
Has be foremeant some distant age to bless,
Disarm oppression, or expel distress ?
Plans he some scheme to reconcile mankind,
People the seas, and busy every wind !
Would he by pity the deceiv'd reclaim,
And smile contending factions into shame ?
Their spring the muse that seeks, shall make them seen,
And virtue teach the world to charm bis Queen.






John Broukhusius, 1649, Am- Publius Crassus, B.C. 53. kill. Cal. sterdam.

Daniel Ernest Jablonski, 1660, Stephen Colonna, the younger,

1347. slain, Rome.
Marie Francis Arouet de Vol. Johannes Cantacuzenus, 1411.

taire, 1694, Chatenay? Sir Christopher Hatton, 1591.
Peter Charles Lemonnier, 1715, St. Paul's Cathedral.

Nicolas Gervaise, 1729. Guiana.
Spranger Barry, 1719, Dublin. Caroline (of England), 1737.
John Francis de la Harpe, 1739, Westminster.

Charles de Saint Mark, 1769.
IJ. F. de Bourgoing, 1748, Charles Jennens, 1773. Gopsal.

Abraham Tucker, 1774. died,
Tho. Chatterton, 1752, Bristol. ! Betchworth-Castle.
General (Alexander) Berthier, Dr. Rd. Burn, 1789. d. Orton.
1753, Versailles.

Roger Payne, 1797. St. Mar.

| tins.
Obits of the Latin Church. Arch. Maclaine, 1804. Bath.

Francis Anthony Monino, Count
St. Edmund, King, Martyr at|

de Florida Blanca, 1808. Oron on the Waveney, 870. St. Humbert, Bp. of the East As virtue is necessary in a }

Angles, Martyr, 870. republic, and honour in a mo- ? St. Bernward, Bishop of Hildes-narchy, so fear is necessary in a heim, 1021.

despotic government; with reSt. Felix of Valois, died, Cer- gard to virtue, there is no occafroi, 1212.

sion for it, and honour would be
St. Maxentia of Scotland, Vir- extremely dangerous.
gin, Martyr in France.

With her came Fortitude of godlike air!
These arm to conquer ills; at least to bear.---Queen Caroline.


'Twas thus Zenobia, on Palmyra's throne,
In learning, beauty, and in virtue shone,
Beneath her rose, Longinus, in thy name,
The poet's, critic's, and the patriot's fame!
Shall I, on what I lightly touch'd, explain ?
Shall I (vain thoaght!) attempt the finish'd strain ?
No!---let the poet stop unequal lays,
And to the just historian yield your praise.


SHIPWRECK OF St. Paul. It was a fortnight from the fast,' and about the present day that Paul, by the ocular testimony of St. Luke, was cast upon the shores of Malta. They wintered there for three months, until the period of navigation in March, A. D. 63. Josephus, whom St. Jerome calls a Christian writer, was wrecked upon the same sea, and in (or very near) the same year, which may be a useful, certainly an interesting subject for comparison.-See Autobiography. The fierce north-east Levantine wind, Euroclydon, is supposed to be the modern Tuffoone.

Diocletian and Maximian triumph for their victories and those of the two Cæsars, their associates, in Persia and Britain, on the Rhine, the Danube, and the Nile, the last that Rome ever beheld, 303.

Defeat of the Colonna at Rome by the tribune Riensi, 1347.

St. EDMUND. This English King fell by the barbarous power of Inguar, the Danish invader of his territories, after a great battle, 870.

The last siege and conquest of Jerusalem, translated from the French by me simple person, William Carton, is printed in the Abbey, 1481.

The Portuguese Admiral Vasquez de Gama doubles the “ Cape of Tempests,” which he renames of Good Hope, 1497. They returned to Lisbon after executing the most difficult and distant marine adventure since the origin of navigation, 14th September, 1499.-See 9th July.

The burning of Lambert for sacramental heresy, 1548. “ It was wonderful," Cromwell writes of the trial, “ to see how princely, with how excellent gravity, and inestimable majesty his highness exercised there the very office of supreme head of the church."-A Presbytery of dissenters is first established at Wandsworth, 1572.-Whitgift, assisted by the divines of Cambridge, frames “ The Lambeth Articles," 1595.

The office of High Admiral is first put into Commission, 1632. The peace of Stockholm and cession of Bremen and Verdun, 1719. Admiral Hawke defeats the French fleet off Bellisle, 1759. The horns of the • Bull'set as did the head on the calends, at Rome. It was Equity that established weights and measures, and discovered the use of numbers.

Phænician Virgins.

Here are thy walks, O sacred Health!
The monarch's bliss, the beggar's wealth ;
The seas'ning of all good below,
The sov'reign friend in joy or woe.
O thou, most courted, most despis'd,
And but in absence dnly priz'd,
Pow'r of the soft and rosy face !
The vivid pulse, the vermil grace,
The spirits, when they gayest shine,
Youth, beauty, pleasure, all are thine.--- Mallet.


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J. Bale, 1495, Cove in Suffolk. Marcus Licinius Crassus, B.C.
John Kiernander, 1711, Ahland. | 53. slain, Mesopotamia.
Angelo Mazza, 1740, Parma. G. Agricola, A. D. 1555. Zeits.

Sir Thomas Gresham, 1579.
As there are some people whol St. Helen's, Bishopsgate.
cannot read without making ap- Dr. Richard Field, 1616.
plications of the vicious and Henry Grey, 9th Earl of Kent, }
ludicrous characters they meet 1639. Whitefriars.
with in works of this kind, I Thos. Shadwell, 1692. Chelsea.
declare to these mischievous Henry Purcell, 1695. Abbey.
readers, that they will be to Francis Xavier Quadrio [An-
blame, if they apply any of the drucci), 1756. d. Milan.
pictures drawn in this book. Dr. Sir John Hill, 1775.
I publicly own my purpose is James de Vaucanson, 1732.
to represent life as we find it; James Harris, Earl of Malmes-
but God forbid that I should bury, 1820.
undertake to delineate any man
in particular! let no reader,
therefore, assume to himself that! In a commonwealth which
which properly belongs to others, retains any sentiments of virtue,
lest, as Phædrus observes, he he who has the lead, should not
make an unlucky discovery of give place, for a moment, to
his own character.-Le Sage.

persons of no principle; he should entrust no charge with

those who want capacity, nor Obits of the Latin Church.

place any confidence in those St. Gelasius, Pope, d. 496.

who want honour.- Plutarch. St.Columban of Ireland, Ab.615.

To detract any thing from another, and for one man to multiply his own conveniences by the inconveniences of another, is more against nature than death, than poverty, than pain, and the rest of external accidents.



The praise of Bacchus then, the sweet musician sung:
Of Bacchus ever fair and ever young :

The jolly god in triumph comes;
Sound the trumpets; beat the drums;

Flush'd with a purple grace

He shows his honest face;
Now give the hautboys breath: he comes, he comes.


A FESTIVAL called Liberalia, to Bacchus, in the Roman almanac. He seems to have introduced the cherishing vine from Asia. •Lepus' sets.

The accession of Ochus, N. Era, 390, B. C. 359, succeeding Artaxerxes Nnemon 2. who swayed Persia during forty-six years. Ochus recovered Egypt from Nectanebus, the last native king, B. C. 350.

The twenty-first of Casleu, was the feast of Mount Gerizim, when the Jews obtained leave of Alexander to destroy the temple of Samaria.

Crassus, the triumvir, is overthrown by the Parthian vizier of Orodes, Surenas, in the plains of Haran, B. C. 53. This disastrous expedition followed sacrilege and perfidy. The Temple which Pompey had spared, was plundered in violation of an oath : the sacred veil dividing the in

most sanctuary was deprived of its golden rod by that avaricious prodi{gal. The great Cassius certainly merited a better conductor ; the glori- {

ous fortune of Publius Crassus (the pupil of Cicero), a parent endowed with more philosophy and virtue. His affections were built on stubble.

The presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Latin Church.

The famous “ Institutes" or system of elementary law were completed by the delegates of Justinian, A. D. 533. They are divided into four books proceeding methodically, from 1. Persons, to, 2. Things, and from things, to, 3. Actions; and the subject 4. of Private Wrongs, is terminated (as in Blackstone) by the principles of Criminal Law.

Gresham, called ' doctissimus' by Dr. Caius, and the Patriarch of commerce, was the son of Sir Richard Gresham, the “ King's Merchant,” and born in 1519. The • Excise' is erected on the site of his house.-The Berlin Decree and blockade of the British Isles, 1806.

Sir Hugh Middleton signs his last will : proved 21st December, 1631.

The third month, Frimaire, of the French Republican Calendar began near the time (to-morrow) when the sun enters · Sagittarius.'

A commonwealth ought to be but as one huge Christian personage, one mighty growth and stature of an honest man, as big and compact as virtue is in body. God forbid that we should separate the end and good of a monarch, from the end and good of the monarchy, or of that, from Christianity.


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