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Haste thee, then, and with thee bring,
Many a tale, that no one knows,
Of shall be nameless Belles and Beaux,
And horns just fitted to some people's heads,
And certain rumpled coats, and certain tumbled beds.—Scandal.
THE festival of Haggai, the tenth, in time, of the minor prophets. Coriolanus receives the female mission in his camp before the walls of Rome, B. C. 488. The eloquent entreaties of his mother, Volumnia, (Livy has named her Veturia) to withdraw the Volscian force from against the walls of his native city, prevails : "Rome is saved, but your son is lost." A temple to the FORTUNE OF WOMEN, in the Latin way, was voted and established (with a priestess) by the Roman ladies to perpetuate this event, yielding to none in consequence.
The battle of Dorylæum, in Phrygia, and rout of Soliman, A. D. 1097. Robert Whittington is crowned with the rhetorical laurel at Oxford, 1513. The first royal laureate occurs in the reign of Edward IV. in the person of John Kay, the omega of the role.
The discovery of the American land, Virginia, 1584.-See 10th June. The Parliament, commonly named Barebone's, from a tradesman of that name, who was one of the 120 independent, but faithful and godly members, assemble in the council-chamber at Whitehall, 1653. Cromwell delegated to them their chairs for fifteen months.
The Anniversary of the Declaration published by the thirteen American colonies, asserting their Independence, and renouncing all political connexion with the British crown, 1776.
The singular victory of Sir John Stuart in the plains of Maida, 1806. The dog-days preceded and followed the heliacal rising of the lesser dog-star, in the morning, an appearance which was the Sigma in Apollo's literal thermometer, and marked the highest temperature in the blood of animals. At Argos, there was a festival expressly instituted for the killing of dogs, during this season. The star, Canicula, rises with us about the close of August, but in Pliny's time, the atrox hora' fell on the eighteenth of the present month. In our reformed Calendar, the dog-days are forty, now beginning, and ending the 11th of August, which nearly accords with the exortus of the Latin naturalist.-See 25th. Non satis est pulchra esse poemata; dulcia sunto. It is not enough that your poems are handsome; they should give delight. Horace.
In patriots, fertile: thine a steady More,
Like rigid Cincinnatus nobly poor,
A dauntless soul erect, who smil'd on death.
A Drake, who made thee mistress of the deep,
And bore thy name in thunder round the world.-Summer.
Tho. Broughton, 1704, London.
Benedict V. (Pope) A. D. 965. Paulus Emilius, 1529. Cathedral, Paris.
Charles Alfred Stothard, 1789. Sir Thomas More, 1535, be
headed, Tower Hill. (Chelsea.) Madelaine (of Scotland), 1537. Peter de Bourdeilles (Brantome), 1614. died, Richemont Castle.
Sir Bevil Grenville, 1643. killed,
There is not any man living so affectionate with his children as he, and he loveth his old [second] wife as well as if she were a young maid; and such Sir Simon Baskerville, 1641. is the excellence of his temper, that whatsoever happeneth that could not be helped, it pleaseth him as though nothing could have happened more happily. You would say there were in that place Plato's academy; I Sir Robert Strange, 1792. died, should rather call his house a university of christian religion. Erasmus.
Chs. Ancillon, 1715. d. Berlin.
Anton-Maria Vassalli, 1825.
What was philosophy in him would have been frenzy in any one who did not resemble him, as well in the cheerfulness of his temper as in the sanctity of his life and manners.--Addison.
When I come home I must discourse with my wife; chat with my children; speak with my servants; which I number amongst my affairs.-More.
Nor gift I seek, nor shall ye ransom yield;
AGESILAUS crosses the Hellespont on his recal from the Persian satrapy, a march of thirty days, which had occupied Xerxes twelve months.—See 14th August. The great battle fought by the Spartans, against their countrymen, near Corinth, happened about the same day, B. C. 394.
A warrant is issued for payment of £200, to T. de Berkeley and John Mautravers, for the expenses of the lord Edward [II.] late King of England, our father,' 1327. The deposed monarch was put to death the 20th of September, and a pardon was granted to Mautravers, the 13th of April, 1329, of all offences against the peace of the late king. The actual murderers were Ogle and Gurney, two retainers of Lord Berkeley, and the hirelings of Mortimer, who forfeited his life.
The 'swan-upping' day was fixed by the swan-laws (instituted in 1570), on the Monday after St. Peter's day. The swan was an omen of fair weather to mariners; because, according to a fragment of Emilius, the Veronese, "nunquam mergit in undis," it will float in the roughest sea.
James, Duke of York, prosecutes Sheriff Pilkington, on the statute of scandalum magnatum, for saying the Duke was accessary to the burning of the city of London, 1682. The damages were laid at £10,000, yet only a tithe of the fine.
The Duke of Monmouth's rebel army is defeated at Sedgemore, near Bridgewater, 1685. This misguided nobleman was taken sleeping in a dry ditch, with the George, and two hundred guineas, in his pocket.
The statue of Newton is placed in Trinity College, Cambridge, 1755. General Whitelocke is repulsed from Buenos Ayres, 1807.
A proclamation that the new coin called a Sovereign should pass current at twenty shillings, 1817.
The capitulation of Algiers to General Bourmont, 1830.
Now with loud applauding hand,
Now they shake their robes in praise.---Aristænetus.
With hope, or fear, or love, by turns,
Her touch revives the lambent flame;
While Phonix-like, the statesman, bard, or sage,
Spring fresh to life, and breathe through every age.- Ode.
Prid. John Flaxman, 1755, York.
Henry II. (of England), 1189.
Benedict XI. (Pope), 1303.
When it was represented to Alexander, to the advantage of Antipater, who was a stern and imperious man,-That he only, of all his lieutenants, wore no purple, but kept the Macedonian Thomas Lord Grey, of Wilton, habit of black: Alexander said, Yea, but Antipater is all purple within. Apophthegms.
Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Palladius, Bishop, Apostle
St. Goar of Aquitain, 575.
1614. d. Tower.
Bishop Gunning, 1684. Ely.
Sir T. Munro, 1827. Madras.
They touch our country, and their shackles fall.
Fair Eva, plac'd in perfect happiness,
Lending her praise-notes to the liberal heavens,
May that sweet plain that bears her pleasant weight,
Be still enamell'd with discolour'd flowers;
That precious fount, bear sand of purest gold.-Bethsabe.
THE Roman Capitol is consumed during the night, by an incendiary, together with the famous Sibylline verses,--Julius Norbanus, consul, B. C. 83. Sylla had the reputation of rebuilding it.-See 21st June. During the games which Catulus exhibited at the dedication, B. C. 69, the theatres were covered in with fine linen cloths of various colours.
The death of Henry II. who established the first assize of arms in 1181; his son, Richard, of the Lion-heart, succeeding, Thursday, 1189. The solemn act of reunion between the Greek and Latin churches is subscribed in the cathedral of Florence, after a separation of six hundred years, by the Pope (Eugenius), the Emperor of Constantinople, and the principal members of both churches, 1439.
Richard III. with his consort (Anne Beauchamp, widow of Edward, Prince of Wales) is inaugurated at Westminster, 1483. The train of the King was borne by the Duke of Buckingham, that of the Queen, by the Countess of Richmond, both of the opposing house of Lancaster.
The victory of Charles VIII. over the confederates at Fornova, 1495. George Peele, Maister of Artes in Oxenforde,' takes his degree at Christ Church, 1579: "at which time he was esteemed a most noted poet in the University," quoth Anthony à Wood.
Henry Hudson reaches the Isle of 'Godsmercy,' in the Streight which bears his name. On the 2d of August, 1610, he discovered the land, which he called Cape Wolstenholm.
Aureng-Zeb intoxicates and then imprisons his brother, Morad, 1658. Charles II. receives the address of hospitable Cologne, 1660.
The little illustrious' literary prodigy, William Wotton (well-known afterwards as the antagonist of Swift) is now brought to London, 1679. His precocity was only the father of vexation and disappointment.
Napoleon's great victory at Wagram, in Austria, 1809. There were twenty thousand prisoners taken, besides all the artillery and baggage of the Archduke, who fled in confusion.-This is Old Midsummer Day.
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy; saying, when will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat? making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances.- Amos.