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In close apartments round his desert court
Æra oF TYRE. It begins with the month Hyperberetæus, B. C. 125.
The Roman · Armilustrium' when the troops were purified.
The death of that miserable craven, King John, upon his head a pile of crimes, crowned by pusillanimity, which is the moving spring of all the fouler vices—the pale and palsied guilt.
The 'Cloisters' of New College Chapel, Oxford, are consecrated, 1400.
The fall of Bourdeaux after a seven week's siege and incorporation of Guienne, an English province, with the French Monarchy, 1453.
The Island of Samoete is named by Columbus · Isabella,' 1492. „A treaty of peace, league, and friendship, is concluded at London by Henry VIII., with Ferdinand of Arragon and Joanna of Castile, 1515.
Fletcher's Rule a Wife and have a Wife' is licensed, 1624.
The Queen of Hearts' to Secretary Nicholas, Hague, 1654 : “ You will find by the English prints that they are forbidden to write any thing of the proceedings of their mock Parliament. It is very cold, which I hope will diminish the plague.”
The first public appearance of Garrick as an actor at the Goodman's Fields' theatre in the popular character of “ Richard 111.,” which the ardent genius and the stature of Kean has made his own, 1741.
St. George's Hospital, near Hyde Park, is instituted 1733. War is declared against Spain, 1739. A terrible eruption of Vesuvius, 1769. The surrender of Lord Cornwallis at York Town, 1781. All British merchandize is burned in France, 1810. Napoleon abandons the Kremlin Palace at Moscow, 1812. The loss of Leipsic with 80,000 Frenchmen, besides one hundred and eighty pieces of cannon, 1813.
By my Christendom, so I were out of prison, and kept sheep, I would be as merry as the day is long.
Sometimes I meet them like a man;
Sometimes, an ox, sometimes, a hound:
But if, to ride,
My back they stride,
O'er hedge and lands,
Thro' pools and ponds
xu. Richard Boyle, Earl of Bur- Archbishop Rodolphus, 1122. Cal.
lington, 1612, Youghall. Charles VI. (of France), 1422. 20.
Thomas Bartholine, the Elder, Dr. Thomas Linacre, 1534. St.
land), 1677, Leopold. Henry Basnage du Fraquenet,
Dr. Archibald Pitcairn, 1713.
Cosmo de' Medici, Duke of TusMost people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which Charles VI. (Emperor), 1740. they cannot be convicted.
Michael Dahl, 1743. d. London.
Dr. William Cowper, 1767.
Alexandre de TaHeyrand, 1821.
Luxury is an enticing plea-
sure, a bastard mirth, which
bath honey in her mouth, gall St. Sindulphus (or Sendou),
in her heart, and a sting in her Priest of Rheims, d. (before)
Hugo. St. Aidan, Bishop of Mayo, 768.
And, night by night, I them afiriglit,
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Sublime Tobacco !-which from east to west
The death of that learned and eminent physician, Thomas Linacre, who (by the inscription of Dr. Caius) “founded in perpetuity for students in physic two public lectures at Oxford, and one at Cambridge, and accomplished by his own industry the establishment of a College of Physicians, of which he was elected the first president. A detector of all fraud and deceit, and faithful in his friendships, he was equally dear to men of all ranks.”
The election of Edmund Bonner to the Bishopric of London, 1539. This execrable person, who was buried at midnight, is distinguished on the martyred page for his unprincipled and sanguinary bigotry.
A grant or confirmation of Arms' to John Shakspeare, the dramatist's father, 1596, “viz. gold, on a bend sable, and a spear of the first, the point steeled, proper; and his crest, or cognizance, a falcon, his wings displayed, argent, standing on a wreath of his collars supporting a spear gold steel as aforesaid, set upon a helmet with mantels and tassels.”—The 'Staff of the Sun an Egyptian day.
An individual named Peter Campbell, by his will, 1616, desires “ that his son should be disinherited of the property bequeathed him thereby, if at any time he should be found taking of tobacco.”
The destruction of Lima, in Peru, by an earthquake, 1687.
The Prussians are masters of Silesia, 1741. A dreadful hurricane this night at Jamaica, 1744 :- the wind blew due south, and wrecked one hundred vessels. Capitulation of the town of Ulm to Buonaparte, 1805. The union of Norway with Sweden is voted by that diet, 1814.
The victory at Navarino over the infidel Turks, a barbarous horde who occupy by violence the very 'garden' and sacred fountains of the world, when Admiral Codrington annihilated their navy, 1827,
Sarely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies Knust expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. --Bacon.
Yet he cannot be said to have fallen prematurely wbose work was done; nor ought he to be lamented, who died so full of honours, and at the height of huinan fame. The most triumphant death is that of the martyr; the most awful, that of the martyred patriot ; the most splendid that of the hero in the hour of victory: and if the chariot and the horses of fire had been vouchsafed for Nelson's translation, he could scarcely have departed in a brighter blaze of glory. He has left us a name which is our pride, and an example which will contione to be oor shield and our strength. Thus it is that the spirits of the great and the wise continue to live and to act after them.
Southey's Life of Nelson. Day. Births.
G. Ernest Stahl, 1660, Anspach. Ambrose of Portico, 1439.
Agen on the Garonne.
Dr. Laurent Joubert, 1583. d.
Montpellier. The death of Nelson was felt John Wigand, 1587. d. Saxony. in England as something more Anthony Montchrestien, 1621. than a public calamity: men
slain near Falaise.
An object of our admiration and James Gronovius, 1716. Leyden.
Dr. Anthony Petit, 1794. died,
Olivet, near Orleans.
Marshal (Frederic) Cavendish, St. Hilarion of Palestine, 371.
1803. d. Twickenham. Si. Ursula, Patroness of the Col.
Admiral (Horatio) Nelson, lege of the Sorbonne, and her Companions, Virgins, Mar
1805. killed, Trafalgar Bay. tyrs in the Netherlands, 453.
(Cathedral of St. Paul.) St. Fintan (Munnu; or Mun
dus), Abbot in Ireland, 634.
The victory of Trafalgar was celebrated, indeed, with the usual forms of rejoicing, but they were without joy; for such already was the glory of the British navy, through Nelson's surpassing genius, that it scarcely seemed to receive any additions from the most signal victory that ever was achieved upon the seas.
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And then at last our bliss
But now begins; for from this happy day
Not half so far casts bis usurped sway,
The siege of Antioch is opened by the Crusaders.-See 3d June. Bald. win founded the principality of Edessa, in that year, A. D. 1097.
Margery Jourdemain, the witch of Eye, is condemned to be burnt for furnishing love-potions to Eleanor Cobham, wife to that Duke of Gloucester so eminent as a patron of science and letters, 1441.-See 2 Henry VI.
Alphonso II. of Portugal recovers from the Moors the fortress of Alcazar-do-Sal, after a great battle, in which William, Earl of Holland, generously assisted with a portion of the fleet and forces bound for the Crusade, 1217.—The peace between Austria and the Porte, 1606.
Edward VI. confers knighthood on William Cecil, 1551.
Henry Lawes, originally a choir-boy of Salisbury church, first introduced the Italian style of music in England, ‘not to scan with Midas' ears, committing short and long.' He composed the notes for · Comus.'
TRAFALGAR. Nelson's character is so entirely appreciated by the English patriot, and his mighty energies as a naval guardian so felicitously blazoned in Mr. Southey's 'Life,' that there is left neither space nor occasion for
any but an inspired voice to proclaim them. Another passage may roll up the holyday: “ The people of England grieved that funeral ceremonies, and public monuments, and posthumous rewards, were all which they could now bestow upon him, whom the king, the legislature, and the nation, would have alike delighted to honour; whom every tongue would have blessed ; whose presence in every village through which he might have passed would have awakened the church bells, have given schoolboys a holiday, have drawn children from their sports to gaze upon him, 'and old men from the chimney corner' to look upon Nelson ere they died.”
The tremendous hurricane at St. Lucie, 1817. A chart in sections marking the known cavities of the earth, by some Humboldt or Cuvier in geological science, is one of the desiderata perhaps in human philosophy.
The gods have placed labour before virtue; the way to her is at first rough and difficult, but grows more smooth and easy tbe further you advance in it.- Hesiod.
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