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Rome itself, eternal Rome, the great city, the empress of the world, whose domination and superstition, ancient and modern, make a great part of the history of this earth, what is become of her now? She laid her foundations deep, and her palaces were strong and sumptuous: she glorified herself, and lived deliciously, and said in her heart, I sit a Queen, and shall see no sorrow. But her hour is come, she is wiped away from the face of the earth, and buried in perpetual oblivion. But it is not cities only, and works of men's hands, but the everlasting hills, the mountains and rocks of the earth, are melted as wax before the sun, and their place is no where found.

Theory of the Earth. Day. Births.

Deaths.

VI. Richard Plantagenet III. of Aristoteles, B. C. 322. d. Chal-
Non.
2.

England, 1452, Fotheringay cis. (Stagira.)
Castle.

Cardinal Peter Berulle, 1629.
Cardinal Charles Borromeo, Dr. Barten Holyday, 1661. d.

1538, Castle of Arona. Ilsley. John Baptist Beccaria, 1716, Charles Patin, 1693. d. Padua.

Mondovi, in Piedmont. Abbé Francis Timoleon de
Francis Veron de Forbonnois, Choisi, 1724. d. Paris.
1722, Mans.

Zeger Bernard Van Espen, 1728.
Joseph Ritson, 1752, Stockton. d. Amersfort.
Dr. John Evans, 1767, Usk. Major John André, 1780.

hanged, Tappan. (Abbey.)
The same persons do not ex- Admiral Augustus Keppel,1786.
cel in memory and reminiscence; Augustus Ferdinand, Count
but, for the most part, those who Veltheim, 1801. Brunswick.
are of a slow genius excel in' John Brown (Engraver), 1801.
memory, and those who are of Hannah Want, 1825. d. Ditch-
a rapid genius and docile, excel ingham, in Norfolk, aged 105.
in reminiscence. This is peculiar
to man alone, but many other
animals remember.--Aristotle.

And know, my son, that I would not have thee believe,

that all which I have said in Obits of the Latin Church.

these books is law, for I will not St. Thomas (Cantilupe), Bishop presume to take this upon me.

of Hereford (d. 1282), ca-; But of those things that are not nonization, 1310.

law, inquire and learn of my St. Leodegarius (or Leger), wise masters learned in the law.

Bishop of Autun, Martyr,678. Littleton's Epilogue. Chronology and geography are called the two eyes of history, because history can never be clear, and well understood, without them. Chesterfield.

Here stood the Alps, a prodigious range of stone, the load of the earth, that covered many countries, and reached their arms from the ocean to the Black Sea; this huge mass of stone is softened and dissolved, as a tender cloud into rain. Here stood the African mountains, and Atlas with his top above the clouds. There was frozen Caucasus, and Taurus, and Imaús, and the mountains of Asia. And yonder, towards the north, stood the Riphæan hills, clothed in ice and snow. All these are vanished, dropped away as the snow upon their heads, and swallowed up in a red sea of fire. Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways thoa King of Saints. Burnet.

Acts.

The Macedonian empire in Asia is dated historically from the victory at Arbela, upon this Julian day, in the seventh year of the sixth Metonic period, B.C. 331 ; but computed in the Astronomical canon from the first day of that current movable year, N. Era, 417, 14th November, B.C. 332.-See 26th August. Alexander advanced through Susa to Persepolis (Istakar), the capital of Persia, where he consumed the four winter months :-interiorem regionem Persidis sub ipsum Vergiliarum sidus petiit. On his march he received the news of Agis King of Sparta having been defeated and slain by Antipater his general (St. Bartlemy's day): “It seems, my friends, that while we were conquering Darius here, there was a combat of mice in Arcadia.”

The Feast of the Holy Angel-Guardians, by the Latin Christians.

Liddel Castle, in Cumberland, is taken by King David, after a siege of six days; he beheads the Governor, plunders the Abbey of Lanercrost, and directs his march towards Durham, 1346.–See 17th October.

The Royal Justs commenced at Smithfield, presenting a perfect and brilliant exhibition of ancient chivalry, Sunday, 1390. The solemnity began from the Tower with a cavalcade of sixty ladies, each leading an armed knight by a silver chain,' attended by their squires of honour.

The heroic Earl of Warwick is retained under covenant by Prince Henry'at a wage' of 250 marks, 1410 : “Whensoever he should be in that prince's court,” at Caermarthen, he was to have four esquires and six yeomen with him, and diet for them all ; and the Prince should have a third part of what he acquired in battle, and the third of the thirds of what should be taken by Richard the Earl's ' men at arms.'

Catharine of Arragon lands at Portsmouth ; on the sixth day of the following month she was introduced to the King and Arthur at Dogmersfield, and their espousals were solemnized in St. Paul's, 14th Nov. 1501. A hurricane which destroyed the French squadron at Madras, 1746.

Winsing she was as is a jolly colt,
Long as a mast, and upright as a bolt.-Chaucer's Miller's Tale.

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Lord! what an am'rous thing is want!
How debts and mortgages enchant !
What graces must that lady have,
That can from executions save!
What charms, that can reverse extent,
And null decree, and exigent !
What magical attracts, and graces,
That can redeem from scire facias!
From bonds and statates can discharge,

And from contempts of court enlarge.- Hudibras.
Day.
Births.

Deaths.
V. Richard Boyle, the Great Earl Charles of Lorraine, Duke of
Non. of Cork, 1566, Canterbury. Mayenne, 1611. d. Soissons.
3.
Francis Wise, 1695, Oxford. Quirinus Kuhlman,

1689. Valentine Green, 1739, Salford.

burned, Moscow. Robert Barclay, 1690. d. Urie

in Kincardineshire. Saffron is, of all others, the Sir Richard Bulstrode, 1711. safest and most simple cordial,

d. St. Germain. the greatest reviver of the heart Charles Francis Dubos, 1724. and cheerer of the spirits, and

d. Lucon. cannot be of too common use in Charles St. Yves, 1733. diet, any more than in medicine. Dr. Ferdinand Warner, 1768.

The spirit of saffron is, of all Vittorio Alfieri, 1803. St. Croir, others, the noblest and most

Florence. innocent, and yet of the greatest Juan Diaz Porlier, er. 1815. virtue. I have known it restore a man out of the very agonies of death.

Temple. Garlic has, of all our plants,

the greatest strength, affords Obits of the Latin Church.

most nourishment, and supplies

most spirits to those who eat St. Dionysius the Areopagite, little flesh, as the poorer people

Bishop of Athens, Martyr seldom do in the hotter, and (after), 51.

especially the more Eastern cliThe two Ewalds of England mates ; so that the labour of the

(or Hewalds), Brothers and world seems to be performed by Martyrs, Patrons of West- the force and virtue of garlic, phalia, 695.

leeks, and onions. Temple. St. Gerard of Namur, Abbot, 959.

The ancient physicians affirm of the little insect called millépedes, digerit, aperit, abstergit; it digests, it opens, it cleanses. Sir William Temple.

'Tis (let me see) three years and more
(October next it will be four)
Since Harley bade me first attend,
And chose me for an humble friend ;
Would take me in his coach to chat,
And question me of this and that:
As 'What's o'clock?' and 'How's the wind ?
• Who's chariot's that we left behind.'

Acts.

The Goths submit to the Empire under Theodosius, A.D, 382.

The famous siege of Leyden is abandoned by the Spaniards, 1573. Kennava, a daughter of Eve, obtained celebrity for her patriotism.

The Earl of Argyll is defeated by the Scotch at Glenlivet, 1594.

The fall of Limerick, on the Shannon, to King William, and termination of the Irish war, 1691. Rapin received a wound at this siege.

The Sejanus, the 'Alchymist,' and that great work or play, the Volpone, of Ben Jonson, are entered at Stationers' Hall, 1610.

Evelyn observes, 0. S. 1697, that'so great were the storms all this week, that near 1000 people were lost going into the Texel.'

The Peace of Vienna is concluded between France and Austria, 1738.

Gray's Lake-tour, 1769 : “A heavenly day; rose at seven, and walked out under the conduct of my landlord, to Borrowdale. At Wallacrag our path tends to the left, and the ground gently rising and covered with a glade of scattering trees and bushes on the very margin of the water, opens both ways the most delicious view that my eyes ever beheld ; opposite are the thick woods of Lord Egremont and Newland-valley, with green and smiling fields embosomed in the dark cliffs ; to the left the jaws of Borrowdale, with that turbulent chaos of mountain behind mountain, rolled in confusion ; beneath you, and stretching far away to the right, the shining purity of the lake reflecting rocks, woods, fields, and inverted tops of hills, just ruffled by the breeze, enough to show it is alive, with the white buildings of Keswick, Crosthwaite Church, and Skiddaw for a back ground at a distance. Behind you, the magnificent heights of Walla-crag: here the glass played its part divinely."

An earthquake and hurricane at Jamaica, which levelled the buildings of two parishes and wrecked every vessel in Savannah Bay, 1780.

Amoroso of Leyden was the admiration of every theatre in the provinces. But he had, unluckily, a feud against mankind from his birth; mistook honour for an ass; woman for creatures,' and his little boys for telescopes.--- Iron Book.

Heaven's winged herald, Jove-born Mercury,
The self-same day that he asleep had laid
Enchanted Argus, spied a country maid,
Whose careless hair, instead of pearl t'adorn it,
Glister'd with dew, as one that seem'd to scorn it :
Her breath, as fragrant as the morning rose;
Her mind pure, and her tongue untaught to glose :
Yet proud she was, for lofty Pride that dwells
In tow'red courts, is oft in shepherds' cells.-Marlowe.

Day.

Births.

Beaths.

IV.

Cardinal Robert Bellarmin, Edwin the Great (of NorthumNon.

1542, Monte Pulciano. berland), 633. slain, Hatfield. 4.

R.Cromwell, 1626, Huntingdon. Saint Francis of Assisi, 1226.
Edmond Malone, 1741, Dublin. Bishop (Robert) Grosseteste,

1253. d. Buckden Castle. Infants for nearly three weeks Johannes Wesselus, 1489. died, after their birth do not laugh

Groningen. when they are awake; but when Saint Theresa of Spain, 1582. asleep they both laugh and cry;

John Maitland, Lord Thirlwhich is a proof of the pre-ex

stane, 1595. istence of the human soul. John Argall, 1606. Halesworth. Olympiodorus.

Francis Albano, 1660. Bologna.

Pierre Bellocq, 1704. d. Paris. Obits of the Latin Church.

John Duke of Argyll, 1743.

Westminster Abbey.
Sts. Marcus Marcian (Bro- John Baptist Du Halde, 1743.

thers), and their Companions, Francis Baron Trenck, 1749.
Martyrs in Thebais, c. 305.

Gaspard Marquis de Courtivron, St. Ammon (or Amon), Founder

1785. of the Hermitages of Nitria, Bishop (Samuel) Horsley, 1806. 4th Century.

d. Brighton. Newington. The Martyrs of Triers, 4th Cent. Samuel Jackson Pratt, 1814.d. St. Petronius, Bishop and Pa

Birmingham. tron of Bologna (after), 430. Christopher Philip Oberkampf, St. Edwin, King, Martyr, 633.

1815. d. Jouy. St. Aurea, Virgin, Abbess at John Rennie, 1821. d. BlackParis, 666.

friars. St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Francis of Assisium, Founder

of the Friar Minors, 1226. Antisthenes assimilated Cephisidotus who was a thin man to frankincense,' which delights while it consumes.

Aristotle.

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