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Safe in the hand of one disposing power,
Or in the natal, or the mortal honr.
All nature is but art, onknown to thee;
All chance, direction which thou canst not see !
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good.
And, spirit of pride, in erring reason's spite,
One truth is clear,---whatever is is right.



The waters being dried from off the Earth, Noah is commanded by God to descend from the ark, the twenty-seventh of Marchesvan, B. C. 2348. He immediately erected upon the Mount an altar, and there offered oblations of thanks, and prayers for the future safety of the human race. The evidence of God's infinite mercy is expressed by the “ Rainbow,and supposing 'elouds' to be exhaled from those seas which were formed at the deluge, the first appearance of that vast harmony was admirably qualified to allay the terrors of a fallen people, and to impart courage to the marine adventurer.--See 21st September.

Ochus had ruled the Persian empire during twenty-one years, and was succeeded unrightfully by Arses his youngest son, who being under the thumb of the meanest of favourites, perished by his hand, after a short reign of three years, and was followed by the good Darius. The accession of Arses is dated upon the thoth, N. E. 411, this day, B. C. 338.

Tiberius merits a word, and although he had no direct hand in the crucifixion of our blessed Saviour, the crisis of that sinful age is exactly indexed by the reputation of its ruler--the worst character of antiquity.'

Justinian publishes his immortal Code of civil ordinances amended in conformity with the Pandects which issued from the legal armoury in the year preceding, A. D. 534.–See 7th April. It is called, and with propriety, the “ Second Edition," although enriched with hundred of his own laws, and fifty decisions of obscure points in jurisprudence.

The proclamation of Henry VIII. following the formal trial and condemnation of the shrine and goods of Thomas Becket, declaring that he was no saint but a rebel and traitor to his prince, 1538.

“On Saturday, the 16th of November, being the Queen's birth-day, Richard the Third was acted by the King's players at St. James', 1633.”

Eruption of Solway Moss, 1771. New Edinbro' College founded, 1789.

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Swift-fuot Camilla, queen of Volscia,
Victorious Thomyris of Scythia,
Chaste Artemisia, the Carian dame,
And fair-hair'd Beronice, Egypt's fame,
Hypsicratea, glory of Asia,
Candace, pride of Ethiopia,
The Britain honour, Voadicea,
The virtuous Palmyrene, Zenobia,
The wise and warlike Goth, Amalasunta,
And bold Valasca, of Bohemia.



XV. Cal. 15.

Titus Flavius Vespasianus, A.D. Valentinian 1. Emperor, 375. 9, Phalacrine.

Sir J. Mandeville, 1372. Liege. Joost Van den Vondel, 1587, Wm. Canynge, 1474. Bristol. Holland.

John Picus, Earl of Mirandola, Henry (Professor) Gellibrand, 1494. St. Mark's, Florence. 1597, Aldersgate.

Mary I. (of England), 1558.
Nicholas Lemery, 1645, Rouen. Westminster.
John Anthony Nollet, 1700, Anthony of Navarre (Panta-
Pimbré, in Noyon.

gruel), 1562. died, Ardeli. Pierre Louis Dubus de Preville, Sir T. Chaloner, 1615. Chiswick. 1721, Paris.

Henry de Schomberg, 1631. Dr. William Hawes, 0. S. Don Louis de Haro, 1661. 1736, Islington.

Nicholas Perrot, 1664. died, Louis XVIII. (of France), Ablancourt. 1755, Versailles.

Bishop (John) Earle, 1665. General Macdonald, 1765, San- Fabian Philips, 1690. Tuuford.

John Francis Vaillant, 1708.

Alain Rene Le Sage, 1747. Obits of the Latin Church.

died, Boulogne. St. Dionysius, Abp. of Alesan- Tho. Duke of Newcastle, 1768. dria, 265.

Edward Shuter (Actor), 1776.
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bp. General Dugom mier, 1794. kill-

of Neocæsarea in Pontus, d. ed, St. Sebastian.

Charlotte (of England), 1818. St. Anian (or Agnan), 7th Bp. died, Kew. (Royal Chapel.) of Orleans, 453.

Thomas Lord Erskine, 1823. d.
St. Gregory, Bp. of Tours, 596.

Almondell, near Edinburgh.
St. Hugh of Burgundy, Bp. of
Lincoln, 1200.

These, in their lives, as fortunes, crown'd the choice
Of womankind, and 'gainst all opposite voice.


She, that enquireth into all the world,
And hath about her vaulted palace horld
All rumours and reports, or true, or vain,
What utmost lands, or deepest seas contain,
But only hangs great actions on her file;
She, to this lesser world, and greatest isle,
To-night sounds honour, which she would have seen
In yond' bright bevy, each of them a Queen.-Fame.


The Exile of Pope Sylverius for treachery by the sentence of Belisarius, who was then defending Rome against the Goths, A. D. 537.

The government of Scotland is adjudged to John Baliol by the forty peers assembled at the tenth congress in Berwick Castle, 1292.

The Swiss patriots meet at night in the field of Rutli to concert their independence, 1307. That noble Republic, of which Bern is the capital, now consists of twenty-two cantons. There the armour of that great actor William Tell is deposited.--See 1st January.

Edward II. surrenders himself to his dear cousin, Leicester, 1326.

A writ of the third Edward permitting the coinage of money by the abbots of Reading, 1338. In the next year when he assumed the title of France his grout was struck bearing a full face crowned with the royal motto, adopted till the union, " Posui Deum adjutorem meum.

Queen ELIZABETH. The accession of this our accomplished “ Amatonian Queen” to the English throne operated most loudly in favour of humanity by raising the lower States to their natural importance, breaking a lance against the mental or physical tyrannies of Europe, and nourishing native genius, industry, and enterprise, wherever they appeared. “ She was crowned,” says Raleigh, “ held a parliament, brake it up, threw down images, and reformed many things in religion, all in her first year, but not all in that year, 1558, but the greater part in the year following, whether we begin with the 1st of January, or with the 25th of March.” The famous Tiltbefore her Majesty at Westminster on the resignation of Sir Henry Lee, her voluntary Champion in arms, is described in Segar's “ Honour," and poetized by George Peele, 1590. The Queen's ' Day,' in 1602, appears in the Royal Progresses. With the Society of the Temple this is considered the grand day of the year.

The trial of Raleigh at Winchester for treason, 1604.- See Weldon. Westminster Bridge opened, 1750. The daring victory at Arcola, 1796.

So should, at Fame's loud sound, and Virtue's sight,
All dark and envious witchcraft fly the light.-Masque of Queens.

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Nor sunk his vigour when a coward reign
The warrior fetter'd, and at last resign'd,
To glut the vengeance of a vanquisbed foe.
Then, active still, and unrestrain'd, his mind
Explor'd the vast extent of ages past,
And with his prison hours enrich'd the world;
Yet found no times, in all the long research,
So glorious, or so base, as those he prov'd,
In which he conquer'd, and in which he bled.-Raleigh.




xiv. Peter Bayle,1647, Carla in Foix. Albert (of Brandenberg), 1168. Cal.

Dr.G.Fordyce, 1736, Aberdeen. Josceline (Bishop) de Bailol,
Dr. Wm. Rowley,1743, London. 1184. Salisbury.

Robin Hood, 1247. Kirklees.

Roger Bolingbrooke, er. 1441. Whatsoever in religion is holy Cardinal (Reginald) Pole, 1558. and sublime, in virtue amiable

Cathedral of Canterbury. or grave, whatsoever hath pas- Bp. (Cuthbert) Tunstall, 1559. sion or admiration in all the George Talbot, 6th Earl of changes of that which is called Shrewsbury, 1590. Sheffield.

fortune from without, or the wily Jacob Boehmen, 1624. Gorlitz ? subtleties and refluxes of man's Elizabeth Cromwell, 1654. thoughts from within ; all these Blaise Francois, Count de Pa. things with a solid and treatable

gan, 1665. d. Paris. smoothness to paint out and Sir J. Finch, 1682. Cambridge. describe.-Milton's Pulpit.'

Joseph Cave, 1747. Clerkenwell. Abm. Vater, 1751, Wittemberg.

W. Bowyer, 1777. Low Leyton. Obits of the Latin Church.

God pronounced the punish-
Sts. Alpheus and Zachæus, ment of Death against the whole

Martyrs in Palestine ; also man (which is composed of
Romanus and Barulas, at body, spirit, and soul), that
Antioch, 304.

sinned, without excepting any St. Hilda (or Hild), Abbess at part. For what could be more Hartlepool, and at Whitby, just

, than that he who had 680.

sinned in his whole person, St. Odo, Abbot of Cluni, 942. should die in his whole person.

Milton. Poverty hath never so often been brought upou a nation by the unfruitfulness of the earth, by disasters of seas, and other human accidents, as by the avarice of the others and favourites of princes.

Drummond. ........... 750

Yea, Truth and Justice then
Will down return to men,

Orb'd in a rainbow; and, like glories wearing,
Mercy will sit between,
Thron'd in celestial sheen,

With radiant feet the tissued clouds down steering;
And Heaven, as at some festival,
Will open wide the gates of her high palace Hall.


The nativity of Christ upon the authority of St. Clement, B. C. 2. It is also a Latin festival entitled “ The Dedication of the Churches of St. Peter and Paul at Rome,” by Constantine the Great.

An exchange called the mercatus is held in ancient Rome for three days, when the sun entered the “ Sagittary,” or the archer.

The Parliament at Marlborough assembles, memorable for the popu. lar laws which were passed there, 1267. “ To crown this important work, and to extinguish, if it were possible, the very embers of discontent, the clergy were brought forward with a grant of a twentieth of their revenues, as a fund which might enable those who had been prevented by poverty to redeem their estates according to the decision of the arbitrators of Kenilworth.” Two years later the deputies of towns were present at the Spanish Cortes. It was “the most early infusion of a representative principle into a European legislature ; which has been ascribed to the necessity of bribing men by political privileges to garrison as well as inhabit towns exposed to the perpetual attacks of the Mahometans, from whom they had been recently conquered.

Cortes embarks at Cuba for Mexico with ten armed vessels, 1518.
Denham is entered of Trinity College, Oxford, aged sixteen, 1631.
A Meteor shaped “ like a fiery dragon," is seen near Martinico, 1656.

The nuptials of Elizaheth Cromwell to Lord Falconberg take place at Hampton Court, 1657. Sir Robert Walpole is committed to the Tower, 1658. A defensive alliance between Great Britain and Prussia is signed, 1742. Charles Fox proposes his celebrated East India Bill, 1783.

The death of “ Boatswain," Byron's great dog at Newstead, 1808.

A destructive hurricane on the coast of England. In Russia the river Neva overflowed its banks and damaged the city of Petersburg, 1824.

The views of every man should be directed toward a solid, however moderate, independence,---without which, no man can be happy, nor even honest.

Sir Philip Francis.

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