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In yonder grave a Druid lies,
Where slowly winds the stealing wave!
To deck its poetssylvan grave !
When Thames in summer wreaths is drest;
To bid his gentle spirit rest!- Elegy.
VI. John Hervey, Earl of Bristol, Flavius Severinus Boethius, Cal. 1665.
A. D. 526. murdered, Pavia. 27. Wm. Woollett, 1735, Maidstone. Alexander Hales, 1245. Paris.
Justice William Rastall, 1565. Here continueth to rot the d. Louvain. body of Francis Charteris : who, Sixtus V. Feliz Peritti, 1590. with an inflexible constancy, Oliver Grace (the handsome), and inimitable uniformity of
from the first-his matchless Aldersbroke.
Arbuthnot. sington Churchyard.
Placidus Fixlmillner, 1791.
When I see among our noSt. Malrubius, Hermit of Scot-bles high talent, set off with land, Martyr, c. 1040.
humility, and respected by the St. Hugh, of Lincoln, Martyr practice of virtue, I am led to (eleven years old), 1255.
reflect on the public value in St. Joseph Calasanctius, of Ar- such hands of the fee-simple of
these islands.--Addison. ragon, d. 1648.
All citizens are admissible to places and employments without any distinction, but that of ability and virtue.
French Constitutional Act,
Take then the whole course of your life, Æschines, and of mine; compare them without heat or acrimony. You attended on your scholars: I was myself a scholar. You served in the initiations: I was initiated. You were a performer in our public entertainments: I was the director. You reported speeches: I was a speaker. You were an under-player: I was spectator. You failed in your part: I hissed you. Your public conduct was devoted to our enemies: mine to my country. I shall only add, that on this day I appear to be approved worthy of a crown: the question is not whether I have been merely blameless: this is a point confessed. You appear as a false accuser: and the question is, whether you are ever to appear again in such a character Demosthenes on the Crown.'
An eclipse of the moon, mentioned by Thucydides, eight days preceding the flight of Nicias, in Sicily, B.C. 413.—See 12th September.
Phæbidas, the Spartan, seizes the Cadmea, or citadel of Thebes, during the Pythia, B.C. 382. Democritus finished his travels the next year. The cause of the Crown,' an honour proposed to be conferred on Demosthenes in the public theatre for his services to the commonwealth, but opposed by Æschines, was decided (after a lapse of eight years), on the eve of these holidays, B.C.330. The schoolboy will tell exultingly the glorious termination of that rhetorical battle; and remember, too, that even truth may fall before the meanest sword, unless supported by vigour and consistency. A fox will not come to the halloo: nor owl-eyed slander to the lists.'
Theodosius returns to Constantinople, after ratifying a disgraceful treaty with Attila, King of the Huns, A. D. 446.
The joint coronation of Prince Henry and Margaret of France, 1172. Louis IX. sails from Aigues Mortes for Palestine, 1248.
Ket is overthrown and seized by the Earl of Warwick. The institution of lords lieutenants of counties followed (24th July) the rebellion of 1549. Charles V. resigns the imperial diadem to his brother, 1556.
The discovery of New Britain' by Edward Bland, 1650. Milton's * Eiconoclastes' and · Defensio' are burnt by the common hangman, 1660.
A privilege' for the introduction and sale of negro slaves in American Spain by the French Guinea Company for ten years, 1701.
The parliament of France returns from a fifteen months'exile', 1754.
La Fayette is liberated from his dungeon at Olmutz, 1797. The battle of Dresden, 1813.-See 2d Sept. The bombardment of Algiers by Lord Exmouth, 1816.
My principles are such as lead me naturally to suppose, that he who receives a benefit, must remember it for ever, if he would approve his honesty ; but that he who confers the benefit, should instantly forget it, unless he would betray a sordid and illiberal spirit.
This pippin shall another trial make,
Dr.W.Hopkins, 1647, Evesham. St. Aurelius Augustine, A. D.
Louis I. the Pious(of Germany),
Hugo Grotius, 1645. d. Rostock.
(Delft.) That common spirit that plays Count Axel Oxenstiern, 1654. within us, yet makes no part of | Josiah Howe, 1701. us, is the spirit of God, the fire Joseph Keble, 1710.Tuddenham. and scintillation of that noble C. Boyle, Earl of Orrery, 1731. and mighty essence, which is John Hutchinson, 1737, died, the life and radical heat of spi- London. rits, and those essences that Sir John Barnard, 1764. died, know not the virtue of the sun :/ Clapham. this is that gentle beat that Geo, Faulkner, 1775. Dublin. brooded on the waters, and in Elisabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of six days hatched the world. Kingston, 1788. d. France. Sir Thomas Browne. Charles, Duke of Richmond,
1819. d. Montreal. (Quebec.) Obits of the Latin Church. St. Hermes, M. at Rome, c.132. There is all Africa, and her St. Julian, Martyr at Brioude, prodigies, in ourselves; which (before) 431.
he that studies, wisely learns, St. Augustine, Bishop, Doctor of in a compendium, what others
the Church, 430. (See En-labour at in an endless volume. glish Church Calendar.)
O powerful Victory, by men desir'd,
The dedication of the Tarentine statue and altar of the goddess' Victory' (in Greek, Niké), placed by Cæsar in the Curia Julia, or Senators' house.—The birth-day of Nepthys,' in the Saturnalia, also called Niké and Venus. 'Isis’ precedes her. The day of Harpocrates, god of silence, about this time in Egypt.
Servius Sylla is acquitted of the Catalinarian conspiracy, B.C. 62. Cicero had meanly borrowed money of this unworthy client to purchase a magnificent house on the Palatine Hill.
King James is at Oxford, Wednesday, 1605. In the Hall of Christ Church, “after supper, about nine o'clock, they began to act the tragedy of Ajar Flagellifer,' wherein the stage varied three times.” The first moveable scene (the expression is ‘painted cloths') was introduced during this visit, in the comedy of Vertumnus ;' the contriver, Inigo Jones, “a great traveller,' who undertook to furnish the college with
rare devices.' James thought the Ajax remarkably tedious. Shakspeare's ‘Troilus and Cressida' was written before his accession.
Queen Mary is suffered (after three weeks' absence) to return to Chertsey, and finds that her cabinets had been broken open and papers seized by Sir Amyas Paulet, 1586. Elizabeth's celebrated letter to him is about this time : " Yea, let me lack when I have most need, if I acknowledge not such a merit with a reward non omnibus datum.”
General Tilli is defeated by Gustavus Adolphus, at Leipsie, 1631.
The surrender of Colchester, and execution on the spot of those brave loyalists, Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, 1648.
Cassini discovers the satellite of Venus, in a gibbous form, 1686.
Lady Montagu just released from 'quarantine,' at Genoa, whose glorious liberty she describes in her usual free and entertaining manner, 1718. The Anniversary of the National Benevolent Institution.
Finis coronat opus.---The end crowns the work.---Latin Sentence.
A monkey-god, prodigious to be told !
IV. Cal. 29.
Abraham Bucholcer, 1529, Saint John the Baptist, A.D.
Skonaw, near Wittemburg. 30. beheaded, Machærus.
Dublin. Being displays himself in a won- Edmund Hoyle, 1769. derful manner ; or, as so many James Germain Soufflot, 1780. instruments
, which he makes Joseph Wright, 1797. d. Derby. use of to manifest his wisdom.
Pius VI. John Angelo Braschi Plutarch.
(Pope), 1799. d. Valence.
Obits of the Latin Church.
It is very common here to see
temples robbed, and human St. Sabina, Martyr at Rome, statues carried off; but it was 2d Century.
never known that the Egyptians
ever abused their sacred animals, St. Sebbi (or Sebba), King of the East Sarons, c. 697.
the crocodile, the ibis, and the
Tiberius to the Egyptian Præfect.