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Oh Hesper! thon, the favourite light

Or ber who sprang from azure sea;
Hesper, who gilds't the dnsky night
As much than other stars more bright,

As yonder moon's more bright than thee!
Hail, kindly beams! and guide a maid

Who wandering seeks her shepherd swain;
Above the moon's I prize thine aid;
At glimmering dawn her splendours fade,
But thine as morning's star remain.--




XI. Cal. 22.

Frederic Lewis Norden, 1708, Charles Martel, (of France),
Gluckstadt in Holstein,

A. D. 741.
John Reinhold Forster, 1729, John the Great (of Portugal),

Dirschau in Polish Prussia. 1495.
Dr. Alexander Murray, 1775, John Barwick, 1664. St. Paul's.
Kitterick in the Highlands. Obad. Grew, 1698. d. Coventry.

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovel, • Why should I be angry with

wrecked, 1707. (Abbey.) a man that stumbles upon me Herman Witsius, 1708.d.Leyden. blindfold ? said Pisistratus of William Wollaston, 1724. Great Thrasippus. In effect, most of Finborough our quarrels are of our own John David Michaelis, 1791. d. making, either by mistake or by Gottingen. aggravation.


Dr. Sam. Arnold, 1802. Abbey.

Obits of the Latin Church.

The golden age was before St. Mark, Bishop of Jerusalem, architecture : Arts came in with Martyr, 156.

luxury, and we do not hear of St. Philip, Bp. of Heracleu, and any philosopher, that was either

Companions, Martyrs, 304. a lock-smith or a painter. Who St. Mello (or Melanius), ist was the wiser man, think you,

Bishop of Rouen, Patron of he that invented a saw, or the

Pontoise (before), 314. other, who, upon seeing a boy St. Donatus, Bp. of Fiesoli in drink water out of the hollow of

Tuscany, (after) 816. his hand, broke his pitcher, thus Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, Vir- checking himself; • What a fool

gins (Sisters), Martyrs in am I, to trouble myself with suSpain, 851, or 840. perfluities.'

Seneca. Waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, chatt'ring, lying, life went by; While or dying little thinking, down I dropp'd, and here I lie.---Greek Epitaph.

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He serv'd a'prenticeship, who sets yp shop ;
Ward tried on puppies, and the poor, his drop ;
E'en Radcliffe's doctors travel first to France,
Nor dare to practice till they've learn'd to dance.
Who builds a bridge that never drove a pile ?
(Should Ripley venture, all the world would smile)
But those who cannot write, and those who can,
All rhyme, and scrawl, and scribble to a man.--- Pope.


The Latin feast of Salome, mother of the apostles James and John.

King James confers a Baronetcy upon Hugh Middleton, 1622.

The interment of Oliver Cromwell, 1658. Evelyn notes, “Saw the superb funeral of the Protector. He was carried from Somerset House in a velvet bed of state drawn by six horses, houssed with the same; the pall held by his new lords; Oliver lying in effigy in royal robes, and crowned with a crown, sceptre, and globe, like a king. The pendants and guidons were carried by the officers of the army; the imperial banners, achievements, &c. by the heralds in their coats ; a rich caparisoned horse, embroidered all over with gold; a knight of honour armed cap-apie, and after all, his guards, soldiers, and innumerable mourners. In this equipage they proceeded to Westminster : but it was the joyfullest funeral I ever saw, for there were none that cried but dogs, which the soldiers hooted away with a barbarous noise, drinking and taking tobacco in the streets as they went.”

Dean Berkeley to Pope, from Naples, 1717: " The island Inarime is an epitome of the whole earth, containing, within the compass of eighteen miles, a wonderful variety of hills, vales, ragged rocks, fruitful plains, and barren mountains, all thrown together in a most romantic confusion. The inhabitants of this delicious isle, as they are without riches and honours, so are they without the vices and follies that attend them; and were they but as much strangers to revenge, as they are to avarice and ambition, they might in fact answer the poetical notions of the golden age. But they have got, as an alloy to their happiness, an ill habit of murdering one another on slight offences.”

A hurricane at Jamaica which destioyed fifty vessels, 1726.
Allum is first discovered in the bowels of Ireland, 1757.

The second month, Brumaire, of the French Republican Calendar began, about the time (to-morrow) when the sun enters Scorpio.

A prodigal fire is only capable of large remains.-Dryden.

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So have I seen, upon a Summer's even,
Fast by the rivulet's brink, a youngster play:
How wishfully he looks to stem the tide !
This moment resolute, next unresolved :
At last he dips his foot; but as he dips,
His fears redouble, and he runs away
Proin the inoffensive stream, unmindful now
Of all the flowers that paint the further bank,
And smil'd so sweet of late. Thrice welcome Death!





John V. (of Portugal), 1689. Olybrius (Emperor), A. D.472. Cal. Dr. John Jortin, 1698, London. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boe23.

General Sir Charles Grey, 1729. thius, 524. erecuted, Calren-
Marshal Andoche Junot, 1771, zano. (Pavia.)

Nicolas of Lyra, 1340. d. Paris.
Sir Richard Talbot, 1356. d.

Goodrich Castle. Friend is of a large significa- Achille de Harlay, 1616. Paris. tion. By friendship I suppose Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsey, you mean the greatest love and 1642. killed, Edgehill.

the greatest usefulness; and the William Prynne, 1669. Linmost open communication, and

coln's Inn Chapel. the noblest sufferings; and the Alderman Cornish, 1685. hang. most exemplary faithfulness and

King Street, Cheapside.
the severest truth.

John Foi Vaillant, 1706.
Anne Oldfeld, 1730. Abbey.

John Leclair 1764. assassinated,
Obits of the Latin Church.

St. Theodoret, Martyr at An- Peter Charles Roy, 1764.
tioch, 362.

William Cochran, 1785. Glas.
St. Severin, Abp. of Cologne, 400.

gow. St. Severin (or Surin), Patron

of Bourdeaux, 5th Century. St. Romanus, Abp. of Rouen, The heartiest counsels, and 639.

the greatest union of minds of St. Ignatius, Patriarch of Con- which brave men and women stantinople, 878.

are capable. St. John of Capistran, 1456.

1 Bishop Taylor to a Lady.

I've heard, that souls departed have sometimes
Forewaru'd men of their death : 'was kindly done.

He hath of marks about him plenty:
You shall know him among twenty.
Idle minutes are his reign;
Then the straggler makes his gain,
By presenting maids with toys,
And would have ye think them joys:
'Tis the ambition of the elf,
To have all childish, as himself.--- A little Boy.


The Creation of the world now commenced according to the chronology of Archbishop Usher.-See 30th October.

The close of the Paphian month, Aphrodisius, in which the Agruulia, at Cyprus, in honour of Aglaurus, the daughter of Cecrops, were observed with human sacrifices.

Carthage, foremost in effeminacy and second in importance among the Western cities, is taken from the Romans, and spoliated by Genseric, the Vandal (but an Arian in creed) 585 years after the destruction of her republic by the younger Scipio, A. D. 439.

Charles V. receives the Imperial crown at Aix-la-Chapelle, 1520.

IRISH Rebellion. This memorable ‘rising' of the ancient Irish against the church dominant has been branded with the title of 'mas. sacre,' 1641; but how difficult it is to state a case bearing two aspects impartially! They now should exhume their lore, and bury the devil.

Edge Hill. The victory was doubtful, Sunday, 1642. Sir Richard Verney falling, Captain Smith boldly recovered the Royal Standard, for which act he was instantly made a Knight Banneret, and received soon after a large gold medal “ with the king's picture on the one side, and the banner on the other, which he always wore to his dying day, in a large green watered ribbon, cross his shoulders.”

In Massinger's play, 'The King and the Subject,' licensed 4th June, 1638, there is the following passage, which King Charles reading over at Newmarket, set his mark upon, This is too insolent, and to be changed. “ Monies? We'll raise supplies what ways we please, and force you to subscribe to blanks, in which we'll mulct you as we shall think fit."

William Lilly, the astrologer, is examined before a committee of the house of commons, respecting the causes of the fire of London, which he had predicted in hieroglyphick, 1666.-— The first stone of the first pillar of the present Royal Exchange at London is placed by Charles II. 1667.

And yet, ye nymphs ! beware, his eyes have charms,
And Love that's naked still is love in arms..--The Viyil.

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And hence that calm delight the portrait gives;
We gaze on every feature till it lives!
Still the fond lover views the absent maid !
And the lost friend still lingers in the shade !
Say why the pensive widow loves to weep,
When on her knees she rocks the babe to sleep;
Tremblingly still, she lifts the veil to trace
The father's features in the infant face?
Her charm around the enchantress Memory threw,
A charm that soothes the mind and sweetens too.-Rogers.



IX. William Aikman, 1682, Scot. Hugh Capet (of France), 997. Cal. land.

St. Denys. 24.

Ulysses Maximilian de Brown, Francis Sforza, Duke of Milan, 1705, Basle.

1535. Anna Amelia, Duchess of Wei- Jane Seymour (of England), mar, 1739, Brunswick ? 1537. d. Hampton Court.

Edward Strange, Earl of Derby,

1574. Ormskirk. The fable that the giants were Tycho Brahe, 1601. Prague. overthrown in their war against Peter Gassendi, 1655. d. Paris. the gods and that Earth their Thomas Winston, 1655. London. mother in


thereof William Seymour, Marquis of brought forth Fame is ex- Hertford, 1660.Great Bedwin. pounded, that when Princes John Peter Bridault, 1761. have suppressed actual rebels, then malignity, which is the mother of rebellion, doth bring In the celestial hierarchy of forth libels and slanders and Dionysius the Senator of Athens, taxations of the state.'— Bacon. the first place or degree is given

to the angels of love, which are

termed Seraphim ; the second to Obits of the Latin Church. the angels of light which are St. Felix, Bishop of Thibara in termed Cherubim ; and the folAfrica, 303.

lowing places to angels of power St. Proclus, Archbishop of Con- and ministry ; so as the angels stantinople, 447.

of knowledge and illumination St. Magloire, Bishop in the Isle are placed before the angels of of Jersey, about, 575.

office and domination.- Bacon.

The sum of behaviour is to retain a man's own dignity, without intruding upon the liberty of others.

Livy. 702 ........

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