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0 thou, the friend of man assigo'd,
Ricimer, the Patrician, bursts the gates of Rome, and massacres his father-in-law, Anthemius, the reigning Emperor, while his Barbarian followers were indulged, without control, in the threefold license of murder, rapine, and indiscriminate pillage, A. D. 272.
The surrender of Acre by capitulation to the English Richard and his compeer in the holy service, Philip Augustus of France, 1191. There were slain, by the computation of the minister of Saladin, one hundred thousand Christians, among whom were a Mowbray, a Ferrers, a Mandevil, a Fiennes, a St. John, a Bigot, a Scrope, and a Talbot. “Nine battles, not unworthy of the name, were fought, in the neighbourhood of Mount Carmel, with such vicissitude of fortune, that in one attack the Sultan forced his way into the city; that in one sally the Christians penetrated the royal tent.” A regular correspondence was maintained with the besieged by means of divers and pigeons.
A treaty is concluded between Cardinal Wolsey and Francis I. at Amiens, which was the basis of the confederacy against Charles, 1527.
Martin Frobisher came in sight of Friesland, “rising like pinnacles of steeples, and all covered with snow," and enters with his two small barks the straits bearing his name, 1576.
Queen Henrietta is met by Prince Rupert with a strong force at Stratford upon Avon, where her Majesty was sojourning in Shakspeare's Mansion-house, for three weeks. She entered that loyal place triumphantly at the head of three thousand foot and one thousand five hundred horse, with one hundred and fifty waggons and a train of artillery, on the twenty-second day of June, 1643.
A treaty of alliance and commerce is concluded between Charles II. of England, and Christian V. of Denmark, at Copenhagen, 1670.
The funeral of Prince Alexis, 1718. The stern eye of the father and the man was seen to be covered with a tear.-- See 26th June.
Happy is be, the palace of whose affection is founded upon virtue, walled with riches, glazed with beauty, and roofed with honour.
So both agreed that this their bridal feast
The princely entertainment at Kenilworth, given by the great Lobbin, Robert, Earl of Leicester, to Queen Elizabeth, commences, 1575. It continued with unflagging invention, variety, and spirit, for fourteen days. The high-minded and gallant George Gascoigne is infinitely less amusing in his narrative than the-coxcomb Laneham, an actor in the motley scene :— but the following introductory passage, which will convey some notion of the entire pageant, is from Gascoigne : “Her Majesty passing on to the first gate, there stood on the leads and battlements thereof six trumpeters hugely advanced, much exceeding the common stature of men in this age, who had likewise huge and monstrous trumpets counterfeited, wherein they seem'd to sound : and behind them were placed certain trumpeters, who sounded indeed at her Majesty's entry. And by this dumb show it was meant, that in the days and reign of King Arthur men were of that stature. So that the Castle of Kenilworth would seem still to be kept by Arthur's heirs and their servants. And when her Majesty entered the gate, there stood Hercules for porter, who seeming to be amazed at such a presence, upon such a sudden, proffered to stay them. But yet at last, being overcome by view of the rare beauty and princely countenance of her Majesty, yielded himself and his charge, presenting the keys unto her Highness.”
The Espousals of their majesties, William-Henry, Duke of Clarence, and her serene highness, Adelaide-Amelia-Louisa-Theresa-Catharine, Princess of Saxe Meinengen : also the nuptials of Edward, Duke of Kent, and her serene highness, Victoria-Maria-Louisa, Princess of Saxe Cobourg Saalfield, are solemnized at the Palace of Kew in the presence of all the royal family, upon this immortal day, 1818. The Ada of the Babylonians was the Argive Juno (Luna Regina), and signifies the Lady, or Queen. She produced, saith Orpheus, salutary breezes.
Yea, Pan would pipe his part, such dances as he can :
Here stops the song, doubtful whom next to praise,
Or Cato, glorious in his fall.
Conspicuous shines the Julian Star.---Hymn to Jove.
IV. Id. 12.
Caius Julius Cæsar, A. U. C. Desiderius Erasmus, 1536. Ba654, B. C. 100, Rome.
Paul Beni, 1625. d. Padua.
Tortuga. in his judgment, understanding, Henry Stubbe, drowned, 1676. very serene and placid : and this
Bath. appears by his easy deliverances General St. Ruth, 1691. killed, of himself, both in his transac
Aghrim. tions and in his speech. For Admiral Sir John Ashby, 1693. no man ever resolved more
Lowestoff swiftly, or spoke more perspicu- Richard Cromwell, 1712. Chesously and plainly. He was, no
hunt. doubt, of a very noble mind; Biørnstahl, 1779. d. Salonica. but aiming more at his particu- Christian Gottlob Heyne, 1814. lar advancement than at any
d. Gottingen. merits for the common good.
This is true, that he harBacon.
boured the thoughts of a king
dom from his very youth : and Obits of the Latin Church. hereunto the example of Sylla, Sts. Nabor and Felix, Martyrs his emulation of Pompey, and
and the kindred of Marius, and at Milan, c. 304. St. John Gualbart, of Florence, the times did prick him forward.
the corruption and ambition of Abbot, d. 1073.
Bacon. That sway is worst, in which the people rule.- Cornelius Cinna.
Those who are in high stations have less liberty of acting; for what is called anger in a private man is censured as tyranny and oppression in a governor. It is my real opinion that no punishment, no tortures are adequate to the crimes of these men: but the temper of mankind is such, that they remember best what happened last; and, in cases of the most notorious wickedness, are apt to forget what the guilty did, and to talk only of what they suffered, especially if the punishment inflicted was, in any degree, more than commonly severe.---Julius Cæsar.
The couriers of Æmilius enter Rome with the news of the victory at Pydna, B.C. 168.–See 22d June. This great battle lasted one hour, from three o'clock. There is a curious testimony in Plutarch of the manner in which the eclipse affected the Macedonians and the Romans.
The birth of Julius Cæsar in the 6th consulate of Marius, 100. Pliny has observed that he could employ at the same time, his ears to listen, his eyes to read, his hand to write, and his mind to dictate. He is said to have conquered three hundred nations, took eight hundred cities, and defeated three millions of men, one third of whom fell in the field of battle.
The Christians take possession of Acre, 1191. The two western kings planted the royal standard in his own portion of the conquest, and divided the booty of the Saracens between them.
The death of Erasmus, that great luminary, A. D. 1536. The New Testament in Greek (of which he was the first actual publisher, 1516), written with his own hand, is with other relics (including his sword and pencil) to be seen at Basil.
The marriage of Henry VIII. with the protestant lady, Catharine Parr, (his sixth Queen), is solemnized at Hampton Court, 1543. Kate was a doctor, and a lover of learning.
The death of Maurice Chauncey, Prior of the Carthusians, 1581. The French victory at Fleurus, over the Prince of Valdec, 1690. The great victory of General Ginkell, at Aghrim, in Galway, 1691.
Attilio Ariosti, the composer, first appears in England. He performed a new symphony at the 6th representation of Handel's “ Amadis," upon the viol d'amour, an instrument then unknown in this country, 1716.
Johnson, 'a stranger in London, addresses Cave, the editor of the Gentleman's Magazine, having observed in his papers very uncommon offers of encouragement to men of letters,' 1737. This very interesting epistle is dated Church Street, Greenwich, next door to the Golden Heart, and conveys the proposal of a translation from the Italian of Sarpi.
Though no comets or prodigies foretold the rain of Greece, signs which heaven must by another miracle enable us to understand, yet might it be foreshown by tokens no less certain, by the vices wl ich always bring it on.-Johnson.
For no Marsian auger, whom fools view with awe,
in. Regnier de Graaf, 1641, Schoon- John III. (Pope), A. D. 573. Id. haven, in Holland.
Henry II. (Emperor), 1024. 13.
Charles Andrew Bel, 1717, Sir Thomas Hoby, 1566. died,
Meissen, on the Elbe.
ter, 1626. waits to speak with the great Caspar Bartholine, 1629. Sora. man, or the great man's, who Sir William Berkley, 1677.
Twickenham. waits every day to speak with all company. A hundred busi- Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, nesses of other men (many un
1683. murdered Tower. (Watjust, and most impertinent) fly
ford.) continually about his head and Anthony Payne, 1691. Stratton. ears, and strike him in the face, Elijah Fenton, 1730. Eastlike dorrs.
hampstead. Bishop (John) Coneybeare,
1758. Bristol Cathedral. Obits of the Latin Church. Dr. James Bradley, 1762.
Charles Frey de Neuville, 1774.
George Frederic Tempelhof, St. Turiaf, Bishop of Dol, in
1807. d. Berlin. Britany, c. 749.
Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here