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A golden harp with silver strings she bore ;
That art can never imitate;
Louis Claude Marie Richard, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leices1754, Versailles.
ter, 1588. poisoned, Cornbury.
St. Mary's, Leicester. The sloven comes into com- | Joha Ogilby, 1676. St. Bride's. pany with a dirty pair of hands, 1 Cardinal Celestin Sfondrati, and a set of long nails at the 1696. d. Rome. end of them, and will tell you Christian V. of Denmark, 1699. that his father and grandfather Dr. William Briggs, 1704. used to do so before him.
| Town-Malling. Theophrastus. Peter Barwick, 1705. St. Faith's.
Sir Andrew Fountaine, 1753.
"Charles Townshend, 1767.
Chas. Bertinazzi, 1783. Paris. can, in Ireland, 656.
Cæsar Cassini de Thury, 1784.
Peter Francis Andrew Mechain,
1805. d. Valencia.
John Home, 1808. d. Merchisbert' to Durham, in 995.
Frederick Howard, Earl of Car
lisle, 1825. d. Castle Howard. St. Rosa, of Viterbo, Virgin
""|Robert, Lord Gifford, 1826. (translation), 1261.
Wine loved I deeply; dice dearly; and in woman, out-paramour'd the Turk ; false of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand; hog in sloth, fox in stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.-King Lear.
Mirth is the best physician to laboar.---Pindar.
The birth of Pindar, the prince of lyrics, during the Pythian games, B. C. 518. Two years before this date Pythagoras came into Italy.
The memorable retreat of Nicias, during eight days, begins, 413.
Dion lands at Minoa, in Sicily, and proceeds to Syracuse, gathering numerous tributary powers on his way, 357.
The Roman' games, introduced by the first Tarquin, in honour of the Great Gods,'Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva, were celebrated on the eve of the Septembral nones, within the Circus, and continued for nine days.
Queen Elizabeth grants a patent to two Flemish merchants, Dollond and Cary, for the making of glass in England, during twenty-one years, upon condition to teach Englishmen, and to pay custom, 1567. These men being ignorant of the art, leased their privilege to certain Frenchmen, who broke the covenant, when the patent was rescinded in 1573. Before that time the glass was brought from Lorraine. In 1588 there were fifteen glasshouses in England.
Paul Hentzuer observes in his Itinerary, 1598, that the three days' amusement in Moorfields, during the Fair, were wrestling, shooting, and hunting. A number of rabbits also were loosed among the boys. The lord mayor, with twelve aldermen, attended the games as president.
Charles II. Aies from Worcester, under cover of the night, with sixty horse, and reaches Whiteladies, in the vicinity of Boscobel House, early this morning, the asylum of the five . Penderells,' 1651. He immediately retired to an apartment, and assumed a new character : his hair was cut close to the head, his hands and face were discoloured, his clothes were exchanged for the coarse and threadbare garments of a labourer, and a heavy wood-bill in his hand, completed the metamorphosis. John Penderell had the charge of Rochester, and the troop passed on as decoys.
The comet of 1682 passes its perihelium. The grand continental American congress assembles at Philadelphia, 1774.
Bonaparte to Thevenard, Cairo, 18th Fructidor, Year vi. (1798), informing the Citizen Admiral' of the death of his son : Happy are they who die on the field of battle! they live for ever in the memory of posterity.
I have seen others (light-handed thieves), who, by the bye, will insinuate dishonour in the clearest characters, that by filching their good names, they might creep into their places; as, ' my tailor said,' the barber tells,' and the like shallow artifices.
What is he calls upon me, and would seem to lack a Vice?
The Devil is an Ass.
Non. Thos. Campanella, 1568, Stilo Queen Catharine (Par), 1548.
de Richelieu, 1585, Paris. died, Marshalsea Prison, St.
Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox, John Benjamin de la Borde, 1571. shot, Stirling. 1734, Paris.
Jacques Davy (Cardinal) du Robert Ferguson, 1750, Edin- Perron, 1618. d. Paris. burgh.
Sir Thomas Baynes, 1681. d.
Francis North, Lord Guildford, Themistocles, that slew his 1685. d. Wroxton. soldier in his sleep, was a mer
E.Boursault, 1701.d.Montlucon. ciful executioner, 'tis a kind of Simon Josepb Pellegrin, 1745. punishment the mildness of no Anne Claude Philip, Count de laws hath invented.
Caylus, 1765. d. Paris.
Jonas Hanway, 1786. Hanwell.
Beware of philosophy,' is
of things that carry in their front triarch of Venice, 1455.
something of divinity.'
Lo, the poor Indian! whose ontutor'd mind
CICERO thanks the Senate with a speech on his return from exile.
The siege of Gloucester is raised by Essex on the 26th day of its investment. Charles received him at Newberry, on the 20th September, and disputed the passage. The victory of that day was justly claimed by the Parliament, and the Earl shortly after made his triumphal entry into the capital, the defence of which he compelled his rival, Sir Wil. liam Waller, to resign in his favour (after a long struggle), 9th October, 1643.
Charles II. and Richard Penderell, his guide, arrive about the turn of the day at Madeley, where they were secreted in a barn, belonging to Mr. Wolf, a catholic recusant, 1651. They returned at night to Boscobel House.
Cromwell's first Parliament assembles at Westminster, 1654. The speech explaining his policy occupied three solemn hours.
Five hundred and sixty-seven inhabitants of Cripplegate parish returned dead by the general infection for the week ending this day, 1665. Two days later, Evelyn rates the weekly mortality in London at 10,000. “What eye would not weep to see so many habitations uninhabited ; the poor sick not visited ; the hungry not fed; the grave not satisfied. Death stares us continually in the face in every infected person that passeth by us; in every coffin which.is hourly carried along the streets. The bells never cease to put us in mind of our mortality.”
Bishop Hacket (of Lichfield) to Sir Edward Bagot, 1667 : “My last proposition is to your noble lady : an organ is bespoken at £600 price, to be called The Ladies' Organ, because none but the honourable and most pious of that sex shall contribute to that sum."
Jonas Hanway, the pbilanthropist, dies, who introduced umbrellas. Temples have their sacred images, and we see what intluence they have always had over a great part of mankind. But, in truth, the ideas and images in inen's minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them; and to these they all aniversally pay a ready submission,
Some, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
vi. John Daniel Schoepflin, 1694, Eugenius (Emperor), 394. beId. Sultsbourg.
headed, Julian Alps. 6.
Dr. Robert Whytt, 1714, Edin- John XIII. (Pope), 972.
Guillaume Postel, 1581.
Bishop (Edmund) Gibson, 1748.
d. Bath. (Fulham.) es, his nephew, that he was en
J. B. Bullet, 1775. Besançon. dowed with prudence, but led
Sir John Fielding, 1780. died, away by the conversation of
George Alexander Stevens, 1784.
Wm. Benwell, 1796. Caversham. hinders it from enjoying its own natural state.”—Herodotus.
Louis Peter Anquetil, 1808. Francis Wolkmar Reinhard,
1812. d. Dresden.
Dr. Vicesimus Knox, 1821. d.
brave men their glory. Ajax, St. Macculindus, of Ireland, when supplanted by the corrupt Bishop of Lusk, 497.
arts of his inferior, fell upon his St. Bega (or Bees), of Hartle-sword. But Homer has spread
pool, Virgin, 7th Century. abroad his deeds.- Pindar.
Oor state is popular, because its end is the public good, not the aggrandisement of individuals; and honour is not given to birth, but to merit. Pericles.