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Intelligent of seasons, they set forth

Their aery caravan, high over seas

Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing
Easing their flight; so steers the prudent crane.
Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bath'd
Their downy breast: the swan with arched neck,
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows
Her state with oary feet.-Milton's Orniscopy.



VI. Archbishop (Thomas) Cranmer, Saint Swithin (Bishop) A. D.



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862. Winchester.

John X. (Pope) suffocated, 928. Henry I. the Fowler (Emperor), of Germany, 936. Adolphus, Count of Nassau, 1298. killed, near Spires. St. Peter, of Luxemburg, 1387. d. Metz. M.Nostrodamus, 1566. d. Salon. Adrien de Valois, 1692. Thomas Baker, 1740. St. John's, Cambridge.

Thomas Morecroft, [Will Wimble) 1741. d. Dublin. President James West, 1772. Jean Jaques Rousseau, 1778.

Ermenonville (Isle of Poplars). Dionysius Diderot, 1784. Paris? Dr. P. Russel, 1805. d. London.

Will is a particular favourite of all the young heirs, and now and then presents a pair of garLan-ters of his own knitting to their mothers or sisters; inquiring as often as he meets them how they wear!'

daff, 6th Century. St. Otho, Bishop of Bamberg,

buried, 1139.


Ici repose l'Homme de la Nature et de la Vérité.-Rousseau's Epitaph.

Sweet swan of Avon! what a sight it were,

To see thee in our waters yet appear;

And make those flights upon the banks of Thames,

That so did take Eliza, and our James!

But stay; I see thee in this hemisphere

Advanc'd, and made a constellation there :

Shine forth, thou star of poets; and with rage,

Or influence, chide, or cheer, the drooping stage.-Jonson.


For three

JOHN BALIOL subscribes his abdication at Kincardin, 1296. years he had the Tower of London, and a circuit round the walls of twenty miles for his possession; and on the 18th July, 1299, was permitted by Edward to retire into Normandy, where he died, forgotten, 1305.

The discovery of an island covered with wood, and named from that circumstance Madeira, by John Gonzales Zarco and Tristan Vaz, two gentlemen belonging to the household of Prince Henry, of Portugal, a nephew of our Henry IV. 1419. It was the next year colonized, and planted with the Cyprian vine, and sugar-cane of Sicily.

The great and decisive battle of Marston Moor, between the Royalists and Confederates, which, with the fall of York, extinguished the power of the former in the northern counties, seven in the evening, 1644.-See 14th June. The Scotch, under the Earl of Leven, "took to their heels." Fairfax won the field by a vigorous rally, which turned the tide of the day. Marlborough's victory at Schellenberg, in Bavaria, 1704.

The Bill for the Union of Great Britain with Ireland receives upon this day the royal assent, 1800.-See 1st January.

Sir Henry Wotton's correspondence, 1613: "I will entertain you at present with what happened at the Bank side. The King's players had a new play, called " All is True," representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the knights of the order with their Georges and Garter, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like: sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous. Now, King Henry making a Masque at the Cardinal Wolsey's house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the stuff did light on the thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoke, it kindled inwardly, and ran round like a train, consuming within an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrick.”

Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue.---Shakspeare.





My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind,
So flew'd, so sanded; and their heads are hung
With ears that sweep away the morning dew;
Crook-kneed, and dew-lap'd like Thessalian bulls;
Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells,
Each under each. A cry more tuneable

Was never holla'd to, nor cheer'd with horn,
In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly.-Theseus.



Louis XI. (of France), 1423, Antoninus Africanus Gordian,

A.D.237. kill. near Carthage. Mary de Medicis (of France), 1642. d. Cologne. Robert Randolph, 1671. Donnington.

Francis Willughby, 1672. Mid

dleton, Warwickshire.

Good Master Mustard-seed, I
know your patience well that
same cowardly, giant-like ox-
beef hath devoured many a gen-
tleman of your house: I promise
you, your kindred hath made
eyes water ere now. I desire
you more acquaintance, good Giovanni

Master Mustard-seed.— Bottom.

Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Phocas (a Gardener), Mar-
tyr at Sinope, c. 303.
St. German, 1st Bishop of the
Isle of Man, Disciple of St.

St. Gunthiern, Prince in Wales,
6th Century.

St. Bertran, Bishop of Mans,

St. Guthagon of Flanders (trans-
lation), 8th Century.

William Powell, 1769. Bristol.
Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick,
1792. d. Brunswick.


1799. d. Venice. Count Delauney, 1812. assassinated, Barnes.

Write me a prologue and let it seem to say, we will do no harm with our swords; and that Pyramus is not killed indeed: and for the more better assurance, tell them that I am Bottom, the weaver: this will put them out of fear.

Midsummer's Dream.

The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.---Shakspeare.

The garlands wither on your brow,

Then boast no more your mighty deeds;

Upon death's purple altar now

See where the victor victim bleeds:

All heads must come

To the cold tomb,

Only the actions of the just

Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.Shirley.


THE APOLLINARIAN games are annually celebrated under the superintendence of the Roman prætors, the third of July, for eight days. They were instituted to appease the wrath of Apollo, after the battle of Cannæ. Then the buskin'd muse of tragedy appeared upon the stage. The ludi Apollinares agreed, in some respects, with the Pythian games.

The fall of the two Gordians, after a reign of thirty-six days, 237. Maximus and Balbinus were elected on the ninth day, at Rome.

The battle of Adrianople and overthrow of Licinius, when Constantine took possession of Byzantium, which he afterwards made the seat of his empire, and named it Constantinopolis, 323.

The inauguration at Rheims of Hugh Capet, the founder of the third race in the French monarchy, 987.

The sacred play of the " Passion" is represented in the park of Vexmeil, attended by the French nobility, 1437.

Shirley's comedy, called "The Young Admiral," is licensed by Sir Henry Herbert. He observes: "Being free from oaths, prophaneness, or obscenes, it hath given me much delight and satisfaction in the reading, and may serve for a pattern to other poets, not only for the bettering of manners and language, but for the improvement of the quality, which hath received some brushings of late. It may be acted this 3 July, 1633." William, Prince of Orange, is invested with the Stadtholderate of Holland, by the people, in his twenty-second year, 1672.

We saw distinctly, observes the Professor Humboldt, for the first time, the Cross of the South only in the night of the 4th and 5th of July, in the sixteenth degree of latitude. Among the Portuguese and Spaniards, a religious sentiment attaches them to a constellation, the form of which recals the sign of the faith, planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World. It is known at what hour of the night, in different seasons, the Southern Cross is erect or inclined."-See "Paul and Virginia."

Big with malicious laughter:

Poor Truth comes panting after.---Sheridan.

No one, indeed, who considers the structure of the universe with attention, can fail of having his mind filled with the supremest veneration for its Author. Who can contemplate, without astonishment, the motion of a comet, running far beyond the orb of Saturn, endeavouring to escape into the pathless regions of unbounded space, yet feeling at its utmost distance the attractive influence of the sun, hearing, as it were, the voice of God arresting its progress, and compelling it, after a lapse of ages, to reiterate its ancient course? Dr. Watson.





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William, Duke of Luneburg, Antonius Gordian, A. D. 237.
strangled, (se) Carthage.

Christian Gellert, 1715, Hay- St. Elizabeth (of Portugal),

What is there that you can account for? not for the germination of a blade of grass, not for the fall of a leaf of the forest -and will you refuse to lay hold on immortality, because he has not given you, because he, probably, could not give to such a being as man (a child in apprehension), a full manifestation of his paternal design.- Watson.

Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Sisoes of Sceté, c. 429.
St. Bolcan, Abbot of Kilmore,
c. 5th Century.


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John Joseph Vadė, 1757.
Samuel Richardson, 1761. St.

St. Bertha, Widow, Abbess in Charles Alexander, of Lorraine,
Artois, 725.


St. Odo, Archbishop of Canter-Fisher Ames, 1804. Boston, bury, 961.

St. Ulric, Bp. of Ausburg, 973.
St. Finbar of Crimlen, 1st Abbot.

[Translation of St. Martin.]

N. A.

Bishop (Richard) Watson, 1816. d. Calgarth Park.

What think you of the morality of actions, of the distinction between vice and virtue, crime and innocence, sin and duty? what think you of the gift of freedom of will, when the abuse of freedom becomes the cause of general misery? Bishop Watson.

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