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Nymphs! you from cliff to cliff attendant guide
In headlong cataracts the impetuous tide;
Through long canals the sacred waters fill,
And edge with silver ev'ry peopled hill;
Gigantic Sphinx in circling waves admire,
And Memnon bending o'er his broken lyre,
O'er furrow'd glebes and green savannas sweep,
And towns and temples laugh amid the deep.---Egypt,




VI. Id. 8.

George Clifford, Earl of Cumber- Cardinal Peter d'Ailly, 1419.

land, 1558, Brougham Castle. Alexander VI. Roderic Borgia Dominic Baudius, 1561, Lisle. (Pope), 1503. James Basnage de Franquenet, Archbishop (Edwin) Sandys, 1653, Rouen.

1588. Southwell. Dr. Francis Hutcheson, the el. Thos. Habington, 1647. Hendlip. der, 1694, North of Ireland. George Booth, Lord Delamere,

1684. Bou don.
Charles Lennox, 2d Duke of

Richmond, 1750.
A third sort of Mohocks are

Dr. John Leake, 1792.
the tumblers, whose office it is

Robert Macfarlane, 1804. k. to set women upon their heads,

and commit certain barbarities
on the limbs which they expose.

Sir Richard Worsley, 1805. d.
But these I forbear to mention, George Canning, 1827. died,

Appledurcombe, in Wight. because they can't but be very

Chiswick House.
shocking to the reader, as well
as to the--Spectator.

Obits of the Latin Church,
Sts. Cyriacus, Largus, Smarag.

dus, and their Companions,

Martyrs (translation) 303.
St. Hormisdas, of Persia, Mar-

tyr, 5th Century.

Musick more lofty swells
In speeches nobly placed ;

Beauty as far excels
In action aptly grac'd :
A friend each party draws
To countenance his cause



High o'er his head the beams of Sirius glow;
And, Dog of Nile, Anubis barks below.--Darwin.

... 510.

When thy gold breath is misting in the west,
She unobserved steals unto her throne,
And there she sits most meek and most alone,
As if she had not pomp subservient;
As if thine eye, high poet! was not bent
Towards her with the muses in thy heart;
As if the ministring stars kept not a part,
Waiting for silver-footed messages.--- Apollo.


The Roman day of Sol Indiges, a man, on the Quirinal mount.

The capture of the Holy City, by Titus, the eighth day of the month, Gorpieus (Elul), upon his daughter's birth-day, A. D. 70. The new Emperor, Vespasian, sailed from Alexandria, viâ Rhodes and Greece to Corcyra, and thence to Rome, upon the testimony of Josephus, just before this event. He could not, therefore, have founded the Capitol, as Ziphilin and Suetonius intimate, in person. Tacitus is a better authority.-- See 21st June. After subverting the ancient Salem, the conquering instrument of Providence retired with his 'spoils' to Cæsarea.

The Synod, called the cabal of Ephesus, assembles, by which the heretic, Eutyches, who asserted the spiritual or immaterial nature of Christ, is acquitted. See 8th October.

Malcolm III. attends the summons of William Rufus, at Gloucester, to answer for his behaviour as a feudatory, 1093.

Louis V. declares the Empire independent of the papal see, 1338.

The nuptials of Henry VIII.and Catherine Howard, his fifth spouse. By "a notable appearance of honour, cleanness, and maidenly behaviour,she won the heart of old Harry, whose marriage with Anne of Cleves was annulled the 9th of July, 1540.-See 13th February.

The Observatory, on the Island of Huen (called Venusia, or the Scarlet Isle), in the Baltic, is founded by Frederick II. of Denmark, as an inducement to fix Tycho Brahe under his immediate protection, 1576.

The battle of Dungan-hill and defeat of the Catholics, 1647.

Pepys notes, 1666: “Discoursed with Mr. Hooke about the nature of sounds, who told me, that having come to a certain number of vibrations proper to make any tone, he is able to tell how many strokes a fly makes with her wings (those flies that hum in their Aying), by the note that it answers to in musick, during their Aying. That, I suppose, is a little too much refined ; but his discourse, in general, of sound was mighty fine.”

Therefore, I say unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Sacred History. ... 541

O gracious God ! how far have we
Profan'd thy heav'nly gift of poesy 7
Made prostitute and profligate the Muse,
Debas'd to each obscene and impious use,
Whose harmony was first ordain'd above
For tongues of angels, and for hymns of love?
O wretched me! why were we hurry'd down
This lubrick and adulterate age

(Nay added fat pollutions of our own)
T'increase the streaming ordures of the stage !-- Dryden.


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V. John Dryden, 1631, Aldwinkle. Flavius Valens (Emperor),378.
Id. John Oldham, 1653, Shipton, perished (by fire) Thrace.

John Blagrave, 1611. Reading.

John Livingston, 1672, d. Rot-
The beautiful in music will

not bear that loudness and Antony Arnauld, 1694. died,

Paris. strength of sounds which may be used to raise other passions; Dominico de Angelis, 1719. d. nor notes, which are shrill, or

Lecce, in Otranto. harsh, or deep: it agrees best Simon Ockley, 1720. d. Swavewith such as are clear, even, Alexander Blackwell, 1748. besmooth, and weak. Great variety

headed, Stockholm. and quick transitions from one

Archbishop (John) Gilbert, measure or tone to another, which

1761. excite mirth and jollity, are

R. Potter, 1804. d. Lowestoff. contrary to the genius of the beautiful in music.—Burke.

Joseph Nightingale, 1824.

Cleomira dances with all the

elegance of motion imaginable ; Obits of the Latin Church.

but her eyes are so chastised St. Romanus, Martyr at Rome, with the simplicity and innocence d. 258.

of her thoughts, that she raises St. Nathy (or David), Patron of in her beholders admiration and

Achonry in Ireland, 6th Cen- good will, but no loose hope or

wild imagination. The true art St. Fedlimid (or Femily), Bp. in this case is to make the mind of Kilmore, d. 6th Century. and body improve together.

That in the bosom of all bliss doth sit,
A Virgin Queen, with laurel garlands crown'd.- Terpsichore.

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No, Freedom, no, will not tell,
How Rome, before thy face,
With heaviest sound, a giant-statue fell,
Push'd by a wild and artless race,
From off its wide ambitious base,
When Time his northern sons of spoil awoke,

And all the blended work of strength and grace

With many a rude repeated stroke,
And many a barbarous yell, to thonsand fragments broke.


fed ;

An eclipse of the moon, which preceded Dion's departure from Zacynthus (Zante), upon his celebrated expedition against the tyrant, Dionysius, the younger. He entered Syracuse with his little band of eight hundred veterans in September, and in three days' became master of the empire, B. C. 357. The deaths of Democritus and Hippocrates, each a century and four years old, and of Timotheus, the Milesian poet and musician, took place in that year.

The great and disastrous battle of Adrianople, second only to that of Cannæ, in which the imperial legions under Valens were for the first time defeated by the Scythian Goths, A. D. 378. The Roman cavalry

the infantry were abandoned, surrounded, and cut in pieces; and the ttage, to which the wounded Emperor had been removed by his train, was instantly attacked and consumed. Libanius, the sophist of Antioch, delivered his funereal apology.

Sir Walter Manny raises the siege of Hennebon, in Brittany, so nervously and heroically defended by Jane, Countess de Montfort, against the power of France, 1342.

Elizabeth appears at Tilbury, mounted on a white palfrey, and, bearing a marshal's truncheon in her hand, she rode along the ranks: the sol. diers rent the air with acclamations of triumph : expressing their regret that they had not been permitted to measure arms with those troops which were then struggling against the elements, 1588.

Charles I. departs from London, upon a visit to his northern capital. He dined at Newcastle on the fourteenth day, and at Guildhall, on his return, the 25th of November, 1641.

Louis Philippe I. late Duke of Orleans, in the presence of the peers and deputies of the kingdom, accepts the crown and constitutional charter, solemnly swearing, as“ King of the French,” to maintain the established national rights, Monday, at two o'clock, p. m. 1830.

Power and fortune must concur with prudence and justice, to effect any thing great in a political capacity.


For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead,
Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor;
So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed,
And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.
There entertain him all the saints above,
That sing, and singing in their glory, move,
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.--- Elegy.




IV. Id. 10.

Bernard Nieuwentyt, 1654, Magnentius, 353, k. near Lyons.

Westgraafdyk, North Holland. King Oswin (of Deira), 651. Bishop (White) Kennet, 1660, killed, Gilling. (Tinmouth.) Dover.

Thomas de Vio, 1534. (Quo?) Dr. Thomas Edwards, 1729, James Menochius, 1607. Milan. Coventry.

Edward Bruce, Lord Kinloss, Armand Gensonne, 1758, Bour

1613. k. near Antwerp. deaur.

Anth. Munday, 1633. London.

Edward King (Lycidas) 1637. Milton describes an epic

drowned off Anglesea.

Octavius Piccolomini, 1656. poem as the most consummate

Henrietta Maria (of England), act of the author's fidelity and

1669. d. Colombe. ripeness ; the fruit of years and

John De Witt, 1672, murdered, industry; the reservoir, into

Hague. which are poured the results of

Cornelius de Witt, murd, 1672. all his considerate diligence, all his midnight watchings, and ex

Hugh Paulin Cressey, 1674.

East Grinstead. pense of Palladian oil.

J. B. Cotelerius, 1686. Paris.

Louis Herissant, 1709. d. Paris, Obits of the Latin Church.

Nicholas Witsen, 1717.

Bishop Richard Willis, 1734. St. Lawrence, of Spain, Martyr, Dr. B. Hoadly, 1757.d. Chelsea. d. 258. (See English Church

Ferdinand VI. 1759. d. Madrid, Calendar.)

John Huxham, 1768. Plymouth. St. Deusdedit (or God-send), a Cæsar de Missy, 1775. London. charitable labourer.

Louis Bougainville, 1792. as. St. Blaan, Bishop in Scotland,

sassinated, Paris.

c. 600.

Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes,
And every flower that sad embroidery wears.

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