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Let there be Light, said God; and forth with Light
XV Henry Cornelius Agrippa, 1486, St. Cornelius (Pope), 252.
St. Cyprian, of Carthage, 258. Oct. 14. Sir John Vaughan, 1608, Car- Chrysostom, 407, d. Comana, diganshire.
in Pontus. Constantinople. Joseph de Jouvenci, 1643, Paris. St. Albert, of Jerusalem, 1214. Dr. William Clagett, 1646, Alighieri Dante, 1321. died Bury St. Edmunds.
(and buried), Ravenna. Thomas Baker, 1656, Lanches- John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedter, in Durham,
ford, 1435. Rouen Cathedral. Dr. Browne Willis, 1682, St. Adrian VI. (Pope), 1523. Mary's, Blandford.
Bishop Richard Fox, 1528.
Thomas, Earl of Arundel, 1646.
Robert, Earl of Essex, 1646. d.
Essex House. Abbey.
Wm. Joyner, 1706. d. Ickford. Obits of the Latin Church. John Dominic Cassini, 1712. St. Cormac, Bishop of Cashel, Louise Bois de la Pierre, 1730.
King of Munster, in Ireland, Charles Rollin, 1741. d. Paris. 908.
Jas. Philip d'Orville, 1751. St. Catharine (Catterinetta Fi- James Essex, 1784. Cambridge.
eschi Adorno) of Genoa, Wi- Marshal Noel de Vaux, 1788. dow, d. 1510.
David Ross, 1790. d. London. John Vander-Mersch, 1792. J. Grahame, 1811, Whitehill.
Hail, active Nature's watchful life and health! Her joy, her ornament, and
wealth I---Hymn to Light.
Nor past oncelebrated, nor unsung
THE UNIVERSAL CREATION. This sublime and, perhaps, everlasting
circumstance,' was now fashioned out from Chaos. “They all say the world had a beginning,' saith Aristotle de Cælo.'-See Genesis.
The Months. The seventh Roman month, September, agrees with the first month, Thoth, of the fixed, and the seventh in the ancient Egyptian year; with the first month Afruden, of the Persians; with the first months, Hyperberetaus, Aphrodisius, and Ereus, of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians; with the first months, Mascaram, } Tut, and Navasardi, of the Ethiopians (Abyssinians), Copts, and Armenians; with the first lunar month, Dius, of the Macedonians, and the ninth, Gorpæus, of their solar year; with the twelfth solar month, Elul, } of the Syrians; with the fourth Attic month, Pyanepsion (some place Mæmacterion next after Boëdromion, but contrary to Scaliger, and several decisive inscriptions); and with the third moons, Rabie 1. and Rabiul-euul, of the Arabs and the Turks. See 22nd Sept.
EMBER WEEK. The third of those solemn hebdominal periods, called the Ember days, depends on and immediately follows the festival of Holy Cross.'- See 22d February.
The Thesmophoria, in bonour of Ceres, the lawgiver,' of four days.
The EXALTATION of the Holy Cross' is a universal Christian holiday, for the recovery of that precious fragment from the Persians by the Emperor Heraclius, in 629; and its 'exhibition' at Jerusalem, upon its discovery by the Empress Helena, in the year 335.
Belisarius achieves the conquest of Africa,' a chaotic waste of enslaved humanity, where the image of intelligence is unknown, 533.
The decisive battle of Homildon Hill, against the Scots, 1402.
Again, God said, 'Let there be firmament
xvi. Nakita Ivanowitz, Count de Philip (of Austria), 1506. Cal.
Panin, 1718, Lucca. Gerard Bontius, 1599. Leyden. 15.
Philip Nich. Pia, 1721, Paris. Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.
Lady Arabella Stuart, 1615. er
Nicholas Bergier, 1623. Paris. They say, that the first inha- Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork, bitants of the earth, glorying in
1643. Youghall. their own strength and size, and Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, 1712. despising the gods, undertook to
d. St. Albans. (Abbey.) raise a tower whose top should Arthur Bedford, 1745. died, reach the sky : but when it ap
Hoxton. proached the heaven, the 'winds' Jacob Rodriguez Pereire, 1780. assisted the gods, and overturn- General Lazarus Hoche, 1797. ed the work.- Berosus.
Happiness is the only thing St. Nicetas, a Goth, Martyr, c. of real value in existence, nei370.
ther riches, nor power, nor wis. St. John the Dwarf, of the Great dom, nor learning, nor strength,
Desert, 5th Century. nor beauty, nor virtue, nor reliSt. Aper (or Evre), Bishop of gion, nor even life itself, being
Troyes (after), 486. of any importance, but as they St. Aicard (or Achart), Abbot contribute to its production, in Normandy, d. 687.
Jenyns. The eternal God is the best of the good, the wisest of the wise : be is the father of equity and justice, and the only inventer of the sacred philosophy.---Zoroaster.
Three cups of wine a prudent man may take;
The Creation. The second' day's work were the ethereal elements. It was the termination or period of the old lunar patriarchal year.
The Feast of Tabernacles. This grand autumnal festival, the · Hosannah,' of seven days, began on the fourteenth evening of the month Tisri. It commemorated the dwelling of the Israelites in tabernacles, or tents, for forty years.-See Lev. xxiii. The booths were to be formed of the branches of particular trees : as the citron, the palm, the myrtle, the willow ; and occasionally, of those goodly trees, the olive and the pine. The citron was an emblem of the righteous ; tbe willow of the wicked ; as the palm was a type of the hypocrite ; and the myrtle of those who perform good works without the law. This, the first day, was observed as a 'sabbath,' the rest were devoted to feasting and merriment.-See 5th October. It may be noted that the feast was celebrated in booths upon the Surrey side of the Thames, after the readmission of the Jews, in 1656, under the protection of Cromwell, who first permitted them, from sound motives, to erect a Synagogue in a corner of the city.
The Grecian ‘Thesmophoria,'at Eleusis, continued from the fourteenth of Pyanepsion. The women (free-born), clad in white apparel, carried the books of the law upon their heads, in memory of their mistress's invention, and every appearance of mirth was scrupulously banished from their assemblies. During this festival all prisoners for the lesser offences were released. There were three days of preparation, so that altogether the holiday lasted seven days. It was observed by divers other states.
The first aërial voyage in England was executed this day, by Vincent Lunardi, an Italian, from Moorfields to Ware, in Hertfordshire, 1784.
RAILWAY. The · Manchester and Liverpool Railway' for carriage by steam is opened, a truly national and great commercial day, 1830.
Mad with the ninth, another cup goes round,
. Be gather'd now ye waters under Heav'n
xvi. Engelbert Koempfer, 1651, Saint Martin 1. (Pope), 655.
Lemgow, in Westphalia. d. Crimea.
Cardinal Pandulpho, 1226. Nor-
wich Cathedral. of him that begot me, I have Charles V. the Wise (of France), learned both shamefacedness
1380. d. Vincennes. and manly behaviour ; of my Dean (John) Colet, 1519. St. mother, to be religious and
Paul's. bountiful ; of my grandfather, Michael Baius, 1589. Louvain. to be gentle and meek.
Thos. Earl of Cardigan, 1663. Aurelius.
Fychan Gaunor, 1686. died,
Aber-cowarch, in Wales, aged
Gabriel Dan. Fahrenheit, 1736.
nianus, Martyrs at Rome, 304. Simon, Earl Harcourt, 1777. St. Euphemia, Virgin, Martyr drowned, Nuneham. at Chalcedon, 307.
Carlo Broschi (Farinelli), 1782. St. Ninian (or Ninyas), Bp. of d. Bologna.
Withern, in Galloway, Apos- W. Tindal, 1804, k. (se) Tower.
St. Denis, at Wilton, d. 984. 1824.