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Giver of all things fair! but fairest this.'
The MUNDANE EPOCH. Earth, with the other planets, scribbles its first leaf under the eternal scrutiny. Adam, introduced to his dominion,' whom he reviews and names, falls into that sleep, which suggested (apparently) to his benignant Maker something was still desirable to finish his bliss, some motive for labour, or some companion to lighten it, his solace in gloom, and partner in felicity. God fashioned, consequently, WOMAN, Isscha, his most perfect conception, excelling man in beauty, as the potter's clay is inferior to porcelain. With the marriage of our first parents (M), Sunday, ended the first day delectable of the world's history, before Christ 4004. The feast of. Trumpets' (with rams' horns) was kept as a Sabbath of joy by the Jews to its memory, on the first day, or new moon, of their first secular month, Tisri.Numbers xxix.
THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. Noah removes the covering from the ark, and celebrates on the morrow (the moon having replenished her horns), a new-born year, B. C. 2348. The equinoxes and solstices fall antecedently nearly one day in 130 years, or 11 days in 1433 years. See 23d.
ST. MATTHEW's Day. The emblem of this Evangelist (called Levi) was a · Man;' according to St. Austin, a “Lion. He wrote, with an angel's feather, the first Gospel, and that (originally) in the Hebrew tongue. St. Matthew tells the parable of the ‘ten virgins. The passion-flower is dedicated to our martyr in the catholic florilegium.
Alcazaba sails from Cadiz, upon discovery, 1534. He was murdered by his crew in the Straits of Magellan, and the ship was wrecked at Brazil.
Christ's Hospital. The · Anniversary of its foundation, 1550.
The National Convention' under the presidency of Pethion, decree, by acclamation, a Republic in France, from · Saturday,' 1792.
The amorous bird of night sung spousal.
For contemplation be and valoar form'd;
X. Dr. Richard Busby, 1606, Lut- Mardonius, B. C. 479. slain, Cal. ton, in Lincolnshire.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl Publius Virgilius Maro, B. C.
of Chesterfield, 1694, London. 19. d. Brundusium. (Mount Peter Wargentin, 1717, Sweden. Pausilippo.) Peter Simon Pallas, 1741, Berlin. Walter Devereux, Earl of Es
sex, 1576. poisoned, Dublin. Divine Justice stood at the John Francis Niceron, 1646. d.
(Caermarthen.) entrance. There was ingrati
Air in Provence. tude, malice, ignorance, obsti
Bishop (Thomas) Morton, 1659. nate infidelity, brutish disobe
Easton Mauduit. dience, imperious blasphemy, John Biddle, 1662. Moorfields. with garments dipt in blood, Francis Bernier, 1688. Paris. eyes sparkling, and a hundred
Vincent Viviani, 1703. Paris, pair of chaps, barking at Provi- Thomas Dogget, 1721. Eltham. dence, and vomiting poison.
Dr. Peter Browne, 1735. Cork. Quevedo's Visions.
Joseph Averani, 1738. d. Pisa.
Father Benoit, 1742. d. Rome. Obits of the Latin Church.
Antonio Genovesi, 1769. Naples.
Thomas le Sueur, 1770. Rome. Sts. Maurice (or Mauricius),
Clement XIV. John Ganganelli
Patron of Ratisbon, Martyr,
Thou shalt secure her helpless sex from harms,
Next him September marched eke on foot;
Yet was he heavy laden with the spoil
Both more and less, where it in doubt did stand,
THE MUNDANE EPoch. The second historical and first secular' day of mankind corresponds with the twenty-second of September :-the golden · Friday' of King Noë. Corn and wine were yet unknown.
SEPTEMBER. By the ancient Saxons it was named Gerst (barley) month; subsequently Halig (holy) month; and Herst (autumn) month by the Dutch and Germans. It still retains with us its primitive name in despite of imperial folly and superlative presumption.
PLATEA. That celebrated victory happened the twenty-fourth of the Bæotian month, Panemus, this day, observed there as an 'anniversary' by the Greek confederates, B. C. 479.-See 3rd August.
VIRGIL. The monarch of the Latin poets was of large stature, of a dark complexion like Dante, and singular for temperance and modesty.
FLIGHT OF MAHOMET. An imposing event which took place it is ascertained with certainty, sixty-eight days after the commencement of the great Arabian æra, on Wednesday,' A. D. 622.–See 16th July.
Henry VI. of Germany and his captive, Richard the Lion, address letters from Spires to the Primate and Magnates of England notifying the severe terms of ransom ‘agreed upon between them, 1193.
A dreadful pestilence broke forth this day at Penrith in Cumberland, which in a period of fifteen months destroyed 2260 persons, 1597. At Kendal, Richmond, and Carlisle, the numbers were nearly similar.
The capitulation of Ostend to that famous General Spinola after a close siege of three years two months and sixteen days, 1604.
The coronation of King George III.' and his most exemplary Queen Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz. Their happy and wellattempered marriage was solemnized on the 8th day of September, 1761.
FRENCH REPUBLICAN ÆRA. It computes from the Equinox at midnight : “ The 1st of the 1st Decade of the 1st month (Vendimiaire) of the Ist year of the French Republic one and indivisible,' 1792.-See 24th Nov.
Holy's the fourteenth' day beyond the rest.--Hesiod.
Amidst th' Hesperian gardens, on whose banks
Octavius Cæsar Augustus, U.C. Pepin the Short (of France), Cal.
691, B. C. 63, Palatium. 768. d. $t. Denys. 23.
Geoffry Plantagenet, Earl of Bishop Jewel, 1571. d. Monk-
ton Farley. (Salisbury.)
Qui, in Cambridgeshire. burgh.
Valentin Conrart, 1675. Paris.
wark. Vegetation preceded the ani- Dr. James Abbadie, 1727. mal creation as the linen and Mary-le-bone.
cotton manufacture of the Ar. Herman Boerhaave, 1738. St. cotti and Egyptians was known Peter's, Leyden.
long before the use of silk, Thomas Bott, 1754. d. Norwich. by the Chinese, and of hair- Dr. James Brown, 1766. cloths in colder regions. The Dr. Peter Templeman, 1769. vegetable was the first and 'sa- Dr. Matthew Baillie, 1823. cred' robe.
Major John Cartwright, 1824.
his new palace a pensile paradise St. Thecla of Lycaonia, Virgin, to please his queen, because she
Disciple of St. Paul, 1st Cent. had been brought up in Media, St. Adamnan of Raphoe in Ire- and was fond of a mountainous land, Abbot, 705.
Berasus. The definition of humanity includes all other virtues.- Varanes, the Persian.
Let us divide our labours; thou, where choice
THE MUNDANE EPOCH. This is the third' historical day of the world,
The twenty-third of Tisri was a feast of rejoicing, instituted in me}mory of the law which God gave the Jews by the hand of Moses.
The games for the dawn of Octavius, in the Consulate of Cicero, at a house, regarded as sacred ground, bearing the sign of the Ox-Heads, over which the plough of Romulus passed. The 'Centaur' rose in the morning.
The fall of Gamala (supposed impregnable) to Vespasian 23d of Hyperbereteus (Tisri), A. D. 67. Nor age nor infancy was spared.
Bloreheath. This rebel field, near Drayton, the Yorkists won by stratagem, often fairly adopted against superiority in numbers, 1459.
The College of Physicians is incorporated, 10th Henry, 1518.
Treasurer Powlett, during the great plague, 1563 : "I think her Majesty best were where her Highness now is, in Windsor, if health there continue, though the house be cold, which may be holpen with good fires ; and if her Highness shall be forced to remove, as God forbid, I think then best the household be put to board wages, and herself to repair to Oatland.”—The Autumnal Quarter in the sign divine opens.
King Charles is defeated under the walls of Chester, 1645.
Charles, in a servant's dress, and Rochester, with Colonel Windham, of Trent, and Juliana Coningsby (two supposed runaway' lovers) find an asylum in a small inn at Charmouth, this evening, 1651.
Leith Bridge is founded, 1783. The Bridge at Kew is opened, 1789.
ASSAYE. This splendid victory of Major-General Arthur Wellesley, over the Mahratta chief (Scindiah), and the Rajah of Berar, the subsequent defeat on the plains of Argaum, and their entire submission, after the storming of that unattempted fortress, the Gawil Ghur, gave the stamp of genius to his military mission, and pred his rising fame, 1803.
The revolutionary conflict at Brussels of four days began, 1830.
If love be searched well and sought,