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With such a companion, to tend a few sheep,
To rise up and play, or to lie down and sleep,
I was so good-humour'd, so cheerfal, and gay,
My heart was as light as a feather all day.
But now I so cross and so peevish am grown,
So strangely uneasy as never was known,
My Phæbe is gone, and my joys are all drown's,
And my heart-I am sure it weighs more than a pound.



Erebus, an infernal power, the representative of a state between utter chaos and positive day. His oblations were a ram and a black sheep.

The victory of Theodosius, rear Aquileia in Italy, A. D. 394.

Columbus weighs from the Canaries. They had ran from Ferro 707 leagues into a 'smooth and fine sea,' by the 1st of October, 1492.

Andrew Palæologus (son of the despot Thomas) conveys to Charles VIII. King of France, the empires of Constantinople and Trebizond, 1494. This inheritance was then swayed by the crescent.

At 'Boscobel,' the mirth-forsaken monarch finds Charles Careless, a most devoted follower, 1651. By his persuasion, Charles consented to pass the day with him in the branches of an ancient OAK, standing upon a meadow in the centre of the wood. There they were perched that fearful Saturday, and observed from its foliage the red wings' glancing among the trees. Their guardians on this occasion were William Penderell and his wife, dame Joan,' a finished piece of taciturnity.

STRATFORD JUBILEE. It was celebrated during three days, under the captainship of David Garrick, 1769. Shakspeare's 'Mulberry-tree,' whose spreading arms covered a square of twenty yards, was cut down at the nod of the Rev. Francis Gastrell, in 1756. The tree' is like a precious book' or reverend' temple,' which done but Goths have wantonly defaced. There is the Oak of Abraham, at Mamre; of Alexander, at Chæronea ; of Augustine, near Malvern ; of the Bishops, at Chalcedon ; of Waynflete, at Oxford; of Chaucer, at Donington ; and of Sidney, at Penshurst; besides those at Winchester, Hatfield, Fairlop, Yardley, and Windsor. Then the Cypress of Hafez; Pope's Weeping Wil. low ; Virgil and Homer's Poplars ; the Walnut-trees of Rousseau and Wycherley; the Ruminal Fig-tree; Hogarth's Vine, and the Wellingtontree, at Waterloo. It is the Forester's Chronicle, set and impressed by the first Author, that those who run may know' without contamination.

Antes muerto qui mudado.—Before I am changed how shall I be changed !

Constantia's Mot.

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On Thames's banks, in silent thought, we stood
Where Greenwich smiles upon the silver flood;
Struck with the seat that gave Eliza birth,
We kneel, and kiss the consecrated earth;
In pleasing dreams the blissful age renew,
And call Britannia's glories back to view;
Behold her cross triumphant on the main,
The guard of commerce, and the dread of Spain. - London.



VII. Elizabeth Tudor (of England), CountGeoffry Plantagenet, 1150. Id. 7. 1533, Greenwich.

Frederick IV.(Emperor), 1493. Sir Robert Dudley, Earl of Lei. Vienna.

cester, 1533, U'binam? Sir E. Villiers, 1626. Youghall. Louis de Bourbon, Prince de Socinios (of Abyssinia), 1632.

Condé, 1621, Paris. Cardinal (Guy) Bentivoglio, Doctor Stephen Hales, 1677, 1644. died, Rome.

Bekesbourne, in Kent. S. de St. Marthe, 1650. d. Paris. George Lewis, Count de Buffon, Patrick Young, 1652. Bromfield.

1707, Montbard, in Burgundy. Nicholas Abraham, 1655. died, Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709,

Pont-a-Mousson. 0. S. Lichfield.

William, Duke of Bedford, 1700.


Ferdinand, Count Marchin, Obits of the Latin Church.

1706. killed, Turin. St. Regina (or St. Reine), Vir- Captain Porteous, 1736. mur

gin, Mar. in Burgundy, 251. dered, Edinburgh.
St. Evurtius, or Enurchus, Bp. George Smith [painter), 1776.

of Orleans, 340. (See English Chichester.
Church Calendar.)

Dr. John Armstrong, 1779. d.
St. Grimonia, or Germana, of

Ireland, V. Mart. in Picardy. Leonard Euler, 1783. d. St.
St. Cloud, or Chlodoardus, 560, Petersburgh.
St. Madelberte, V. Abbess, 705. Peter Frederic Suhm, 1798. d.
Sts. Alchmund, 780, and Til- Copenhagen.

berht (or Gilbert), Bishops of John Ingenhouz, 1799. died,
Herham, 789.

Bowood Park.
St. Eunan, 1st Bp. and Patron Lewis Wm. Lemonnier, 1799.

of Raphoe, 8th Century. d. Montreuil. She is a Lady of great elegance both of body and mind, althongh her face may rather be called pleasing than beautiful; she is tall, and well made; her com. plexion fine, thongh rather sallow; her eyes, but above all ber bands which she takes care not to conceal, are of superior beauty.

Michele. - 004 ---

The face, I grant, I might well blash to offer, but the mind I shall never be ashamed to present. For though from the grace of the picture the colours may fade by time, may give by weather, may be spotted by chance ; yet the other, nor Time with her swift wings shall overtake, nor the misty clouds with their lowerings may darken, nor chance with her slippery foot may overthrow.

Elizabeth to Edward VI.


The seventh of Tisri was a fast for the Israelites' worshipping the molten calf,' and the sentence of God against them.--Erodus xxxii.-See 27th.

The birth of the Emperor Vitellius, upon some authorities, in the consulate of Drusus, and Norbanus Flaccus, A. D. 15.-See 24th September.

JERUSALEM is demolished, and her foundations broken up, Gregorian time, A. D. 70. Pliny, a contemporary, has fixed the termination of the Etesian winds “invariably' on the 27th of August, and Vespasian sailed after their fall, just before the capture (the eighth of Gorpieus, which is a tropical month, beginning on the 25th of August); so that the walls were crossed on Friday, the last day of August, the conquest was completed on the Sabbath (the day of the 'week’ is mentioned by Frontinus) and calends of September ; and the ‘havock' consumed about six days.—See 8th August. There were slain or butchered one million beards.

Wolsey receives the seals as Chancellor, 1516.—See 26th Oct.
Magellan and Cano, the first circumnavigators, return, 1522.

Queen ELIZABETH, the daughter of Anne Boleyn, is born ; baptized on the 11th day, 1533. Hentzner is at Greenwich (Sunday), N.S. 1598 : “Wherever she turned her face, as she was going along, every body fell down on their knees.” The 'English' will talk here until the crack.

Captain Newport, of the Golden Dragon, brings into Dartmouth, the mighty Portugal carack,' called Madre de Dios, 1592.

Pepys at Paris, 1651 : “I went to visit Mr. Hobbes, the famous philosopher at Malmsbury.” He describes the glorious cavalcade from his window of the youthful Louis XIV. passing to his first parliament.

Charles takes horse with ‘Humphrey' Penderell, to Mr. Whitgrave's, at Moseley, where he finds his friend, Rochester. When the royal greensleeved miller complained of the heavy jolting pace of his horse : “My liege,” replied Humphrey, “ You do not recollect that be carries the weight of three kingdoms on his back.”—Battle of the Moskwa, 1812.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are like unto wbited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

Sacred History, ---- 605 -------

In preaching time so meek she stands,

So saintly and so bonnie 0,
I cannot get one glimpse of grace,
For thieving looks at Nanie 0.

My Nanie 0, my Nanie 0,
The world's in love with Nanie ();
That heart is bardly worth the wear,
That wadnae love my Nanie 0.---Song.







Ludovico Ariosto, 1474, 0. S. Thomas, Duke of Gloucester,
Reggio, in Lombardy.

1397. mur. Calais. (Pleshy.) Marinus Mersennus, 1588,0yse. Anne Robsart, Lady Dudley, Peter Halle, 1611, Bayeur.

1560, d. Cumnor. Bishop (Simon) Patrick, 1626, Jerome Rossi, 1607. Ravenna. Gainsborough.

Sir James Pemberton, 1613. John Tobias Sergel, 1740, Francis Quarles, 1644. St. VeStockholm.

dast. Marie Therese, Princesse de Princess Elizabeth, 1650. died,

Lamballe, 1749, Turin. Carisbrook Castle. (Newport.)
John Leyden, 1775, Denholm. Bishop (Joseph) Hall, 1656.
Ferdinand Louis Philippe, Duc Heigham Churchyard.
d'Orleans, 1810.)

Theophanes Procopowitz, 1736.
Bernard Forest de Belidor, 1761.
Dr. Richard Farmer, 1797. d.

Obits of the Latin Church. John Carter, 1817. Hampstead.

William Trew, 1824.
St. Sidronius, Martyr at Rome,

3d Century
St. Adrian (a Soldier), Martyr

The death of Laughter was at Nicomedia, c. 306.

the last of all, and surrounded St. Eusebius, Nestablus, Zeno, with a throng of people, hasty

and Nestor (Brothers), Mar- to believe, and slow to repent;

tyrs at Gaza, 4th Century. living without fear of justice, St. Disibode (or Disen), of Ire- and dying without hope of mer

land, Bishop, c. 700. cy. These are they that pay St. Corbinian, Bp. of Frisengen, all their debts and duties with a

jest.—Quevedo's Visions.

c. 730.

The seal Love's dimpling finger bath impress'd
Denotes how soft that chin wbich bears his touch. Aulus Gellius.

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Thou causedst the guilty to be loosed
From bands, wherewith are innocents enclosed.
But by thy envy can be nothing wrought,
So God send to my foes all they have thought.

Fortune, -Elizabeth,


The NATIVITY of the Blessed • Virgin Mary.' This Catholic festival, so intimately woven with the existence of Christianity, belongs also to the English calendar. A picture of the Virgin was painted by Luke the Evangelist, placed by Pulcheria in the church of Hodegus.

Richard arrives at the city of Salernum, from Naples, where he fixed his residence for a fortnight among the doctors, who dedicate their celebrated medical poem to him in Leonine verse. He entered Messina, where the holy fleet was riding the 23d of September, 1190. It was one of his maritime laws that the 'homicide' should be tied to the dead body and cast into the sea : the tarred and feathered thief' on shore.

Richard III. is crowned again with his consort, at York, 1483.

The death of Amy Robsart, wife of Leicester, supposed by violence, 1560. “He is infamed by the death of his wife,' is one of Burleigh's notes, 'against his marriage with the Queen. Their nuptials were solemnized in the presence of Edward VI. on the 4th of June, 1550. Elizabeth's private · favours' to this bad man may perhaps be justified ; if gratitude (for he preserved her life, and cherished her person) is not inconsistent with her 'right royal' wisdom and maternity.

“ Next came the Queen,” (saith Hentzner) " in the sixty-fifth year of her age, as we were told, very majestic; her face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her eyes small, yet black and pleasant. [D’Ewes observes, that Henrietta Maria had a 'radiant and a sparkling black eye'); her nose a little hooked, her lips narrow, and her teeth black (a defect the English seem subject to, from their too great use of sugar); she wore false hair, and that red; her bosom was uncovered, as all the English ladies have it, till they marry; her stature was neither tall nor low; her air was stately, her manner of speaking mild and obliging. That day she was dressed in white silk, bordered with pearls, of the size of beans, and over it a mantle of black silk, shot with silver threads. She was guarded on each side by the gentlemen pensioners, fifty in number, with gilt battle-axes.”-Francfort 'Autumn' Fair, Sunday before, for two weeks. The death of Bishop Hall, the first professed English satirist,' 1656. A bad vessel is seldom broken.-Latin Proverb.

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