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But let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious cloysters pale,
And love the high-embowed roof,
With antic pillars massy proof.
There let the pealing Organ blow,
To the full-voic'd quire below,
In service high and anthems clear,
As may with sweetness, through mine ear,
Dissolve me into ecstasies,

And bring all Heaven before mine eyes.---Milton.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

Dugald Stewart, 1753, Edinb. John XXIII. Balthasar Cossa Cal.

(Pope), 1419. d. Florence. 22. The Mahometan asserts that

Claude Nicole, 1685.d.Chartres. the women in that part of the Dr. Joseph Beaumont, 1699. world have no soul, and that,

Samuel Reyher, 1714. d. Kiel. with the negroes of Africa, their

Dr. Joseph Trapp, 1747. Christlives and chastity are at his ar

Church, London. bitrary pleasure. But Christ in

General (Robert) Clive, 1774. exact conformity to primal na

Moreton-Say, near Drayton. ture, justice, and reason, pro- Chas. Henry de Voisenon, 1775. mises salvation to all those fa

Paul Frisi, 1784. Milan, culties which are capable of

John Isaiah Silberschlag, 1791. sense and improvement without

John Stackhouse, 1819. d. Bath. regard to any accidental forms

Francis le Vaillant, 1824. or shades of character which have been debased by climate, An eminent pagan writer has sanctified by a left-handed idol- composed a discourse to show atrous cast, and trod down by that the atheist, who denies a the most wicked inequality of God, does him less dishonour rights. American Sentence. than the man who owns his

being, but at the same time beObits of the Latin Church.

lieves him to be cruel, hard to Sts. Philemon and Appia of please, and terrible to human

Colossæ, 1st Century. nature. For my own part,' St. Cecily of Rome, Virgin, says he, ‘I would rather it

Martyr, about 230. (See Eng- should be said of me, that there

lish Church Calendar.) was never any such man as PluSt. Theodorus, the Studite, Ab- tarch, than that Plutarch was illbot, 821.

natured, capricious, inhuman, The soft enervate lyre is drown'd In the deep organ's more majestic sound.---Congreve.

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See the forsaken fair, with streaming eyes,
Her parting lover mourn;
She weeps, she sighs, despairs, and dies,
And watchful wastes the lonely livelong nights
Bewailing past delights
That may no more, no, never more, return.
O! sooth her cares
With softest sweetest airs.---Congreve.

Acts.

This day is dedicated in the Roman calendar to Pluto and the Sicilian maid, Proserpina, types of some heavy affliction in the rolls of the world, or the natural flight more probably of the productive half of the year.

Saint Cecilia. This excellent Christian is considered the Patroness of Ecclesiastical Melody. The best poets have attempted her praise, Addison, Pope, Dryden, and “ always undejected, though declinedthe good Congreve. Purcell's admired “ Te Deum ” and “ Jubilate" were produced at the anniversary, and opening of Stationers' Hall, 1694.

The King of Scots performs fealty to King John at Lincoln, 1200.

Alice Perrers, surviving mistress of the mighty lord' is banished, and her goods and lands forfeited by the sentence of a jury summoned before a select committee of the House of Peers, 1377.

Sentence of death is announced to Mary Queen of Scots by Lord Buckhurst, at Fotheringay. The trial was adjourned to the star-chamber on the 25th October, when the commissioners delivered their judgment. The proceedings upon the trial were then (four days later) laid before parliament, who petitioned Elizabeth for a speedy execution of the sentence, 12th November, 1586. Her reply is remarkable : “ If I should say that I mean not to grant your petition, by my faith, I should say unto you more perhaps than I mean. And if I should say that I mean to grant it, I should tell you more than is fit for you to know. Thus I must deliver to you an answer answerless.” The double-dealing with a vengeance !

The capitulation of Portobello is dictated by Admiral Vernon to the Spanish garrison. He sailed for Jamaica, 13th December, 1739.

At the moment when the degenerate Greeks were asserting their independence against the Ottoman legitimacy in 1821, Milton's epistle on that subject to Philaris in 1652 might be read with admiration.

Lord Henry Brougham and Vaux holds the Great Seal of England.

We should hope for every thing that is good, because there is nothing which may not be hoped for, and nothing but what the gods are able to give us.

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At last divine Cecilia came,

Inventress of the vocal frame;
The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store,

Enlarg'd the former narrow bounds,

And added length to solemn sounds,
With Nature's mother-wit and arts unknown before.
Let old Timotheus yield the prize,

Or both divide the crown;
He rais'd a mortal to the skies;

She drew an Angel down. ---Alexander's Feast.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

IX. Cal. 23.

John Count of Orleans, 1407. Louis Duke of Orleans, 1407.
Prospero Alpini, 1553, Maros- assassinated, Paris.
tica, in Venice.

Thomas Tallis, 1585. Greenwich.
John Wallis, 1616, Ashford. Philip, Prince of Grubenhagen,
Henry Spenser, Earl of Sunder- 1595.

land, 1620, baptized, Althorpe. Bernard de Girard, Sieur John Mabillon, 1632, Pierre- D’Haillan, 1610. d. Paris.

mont in Champagne. Richard Hakluyt, 1616. WestDr. Thomas Birch, 1705, St.

minster. John's, Clerkenwell.

Sir William Wilde, 1679. Augustine Darquier, 1718, Tou- William, 3rd Earl of Devonlouse.

shire, 1684. Derby. John Gottlieb Immanuel Breit. William, Ist Earl of Portland, kopf, 1719, Leipsic.

1709. Westminster Abbey. William Henry, Duke of Glou- John, 1st Earl of Portsmouth, cester, 1743.

1762. Antony Francis Prevot, 1763.

d. Forest of Chantilly. Obits of the Latin Church.

Rd. Graves, 1804. Claverton.

Stephen Borgia, 1804. d. Lyons. St. Clement, IV. Pope, Martyr, Sir Roger Newdigate, 1806. d. 100. (See English Church

Arbury in Warwickshire.
Calendar.)
St. Amphilochius, Bp. of Ico- A grass-hopper is, perhaps,
nium (after), 394.

the best device for coat-armour St. Daniel, 1st Bishop of Bangor of those who would be thought

(buried Isle of Birdsey), 545. aborigines ; agreeable to the St. Tron of Brabant, 693. Athenian use of them.

Shenstone.
I saw them cordially to France inclin'd;
Our ancient feuds deliver'd to the wind.---Elizabeth's Court.

I'saw the Scottish Queen, so fair and wise,
She seem'd some power descended from the skies.
Near to her eyes I drew: two burning spheres
They were, two sons of beauty, without peers.
I saw them dimm'd with dewy moisture clear,
And trembling on their lids a crystal tear;
Remembering France, her sceptre, and the day
When her first love pass'd like a dream away.---Ronsard.

Acts.

St. Clement. The pupil of St. Peter Clemens Romanus has left us an

Epistle” addressed to the Church of Corinth, which, although valuable for its antiquity, is now excluded from the Canon. His emblematical badge is an anchor. Rents are sometimes reserved upon Old Martinmas.

The surrender of Seville by Axataf the Moorish Governor, 1249.

A royal parliamentary summons is issued convoking at Gloucester the Bishops of England on the morrow of St. Katharine, 1408, firmiter inhibendo, quod sicut baronias suas, quas de rege teneat, diligunt, nullo modo presumant consilium tenere de aliquibus quæ ad coronam regis pertinent, vel quæ personam regis, vel statum suum, vel statum consili sui contingunt, scituri pro certo, quod si fecerint, rer inde se capiet ad baronias suas.” This writ is adduced in Coke's notes upon Littleton.

Fourteen Knights of the Bath created to grace the White Rose,' 1487. Cardinal Pole arrives in England conducted by Sir Wm. Cecil, 1554. Queen Elizabeth lodges at the Chartreuse coming from Hatfield, 1558.

Edward Arden is racked within the Tower previous to his execution, 1583. Besides the rack there was then in that dungeon for hereticks, a circular machine of iron called “ The Scavenger's daughter," from the name of its inventor, by which the patient's head, hands, and feet, were stretched and dislocated. These gentle things are now hung up for show, like the skins of ravaging monsters imported from the same climes ; for where the weaker tyranny exists a noxious inhumanity will always be found—anguis in herbà. In the spirit of liberty there is a charm against infection. A nervous press, tempered with humanity, will realize the legacy of our first and greatest monarch-that every man should be as free as his own thoughts. The dark ages are demolished.

Three judges were impeached, 1680. Birmingham is shaken, 1795.

The dog of Sparta breed, and good,
As can ring' within a 'wood.'---Jonson's Satyr.

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Let this auspicious morning be exprest
With a white stone, distinguish'd from the rest :
White as thy fame, and as thy honour clear;
And let new joys attend on thy new-added year.
Indulge thy genius, and c'erflow thy soul,
Till thy wit sparkle like the cheerful bowl.
Pray; for thy pray'rs the test of Heav'n will bear;
Nor need'st thon take the gods aside to hear:
While others, ev'n the mighty men of Rome,
Big swell’d with mischief, to the temples come.--- Persius.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

vir. Laurence Sterne, 1713, Clonmel, Marcus Cicero, B. C. 64.
Cal.
on the Suir.

| Aulus Persius Flaccus, A. D. John Bacon, 1740, Southwark. 62. d. Luna ?

Matt. de Montmorency, 1230. Theosophia, or Divine Wis- John Count of Orleans, 1468. dom, all in white, a blue mantle John Knox, 1572. Edinburgh. seeded with stars, a crown of John Twyne, 1581. Canterbury? stars on her head. Her gar. Sir William Pelham, 1587. ments figured truth, innocence, Sir Thomas Higgons, 1691. d. and clearness. She was always King's Bench Court. looking up; in her one hand Archbishop (William) Sancroft, she sustained a dove, in the 1693. Fresing field. other a serpent: the last to Bishop (Francis) Gastrell, 1725. show her subtilty, the first her! Oaford Cathedral. simplicity. Her word, “ Per Ottoman Elliger Junior, 1732. me reges regnant."

George Graham, 1751. West

minster Obits of the Latin Church. Laurence Ricci, 1775. d. St. St. Chrysogonus, M. at Amil Angelo.

que Theophilus de Bordeu, 1776. leia, c. 304. St. Cianan (or Kenan), Bishop |

Dr. Robt. Henry, 1790. Edinb. of Duleek in Ireland, 489. St. Colman, 1st Bp. of Cloyne, Whoever shall maliciously 600.

set fire to another man's house, Sts. Flora and Mary, Virgins, or a heap of corn near his house,

Martyrs at Cordova, 851. shall be imprisoned, scourged, St. John of the Cross, d. Ubeda, and burnt to death. 1591.

XII. Tables. Let every false witness be thrown down headlong from the capitol.

XII. Tables.

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