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Though I attempt not the dramatic muse
Let me not seem, malignant, to refuse
The praises due to those, who with success
Have tried this way to fame; for I confess,
He gives a desperate trial of his art,
Who with imagin'd woes can wring my heart;
To pity soothe me, or to anger warm,
Or with false fears my panting breast alarm;
Then, like a sorcerer, my rapt spirit bear
To Athens, or to Thebes, and fix it there.- Horace to Augustus.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

V. Cal. 27.

Frances, Marchioness de Main-Quintus Horatius Flaccus, B.C.

tenon, 1635, Prison of Niort. 8. Esquiline Gardens. Henry Francis d'Aguesseau, Rufinus, A. D. 395. stabbed, 1668, Limoges.

Constantinople.
Bishop (Robert) Lowth, 0. S. Placidia (Empress), 450. died,
1710, Buriton.

Rome. (Ravenna.)
Maurice (Emperor), 602. be-

headed, Chalcedon.
The nightingale, the linnet, Sir John Eliot, 1632. d. Tower.
the lark, are delighted with his Louis Chevalier de Rohan,
company; but the buzzard, the 1674. beheaded, Paris.
crow, and the owl, are observed Thomas Harmer, 1788. died,
to be his mortal enemies.

Watfield.
Tom Mirror.

When I consider the bound

less activity of our minds, the Obits of the Latin Church. remembrance we have of things St. James (surnamed Intercisus), past

, our foresight of what is to Martyr in Persia, 421.

come; when I reflect on the St. Maharsapor, Martyr in Per- noble discoveries and vast imsia, 421.

provements, by which those St. Secundin (or Seachnal), minds have advanced arts and Bishop in Meath, 447.

sciences; I am entirely perSt. Maximus, Bishop of Ries, suaded, and out of all doubt, c. 458.

that a nature which has in itself St. Virgil of Ireland, Bishop of a fund of so many excellent Saltzburg, 784.

things cannot possibly be mortal.

Xenophon.

Four swans sustain a car of silver bright,
With heads advanc'd, and pinions stretch'd for flight.-Pope.

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How long-? What ransom shall I pay?
Speak- I the stern command obey.
To expiate the guilty dead,
Say, shall a hundred bullocks bleed ?
Or shall I to the lying string
Thy fame and spotless virtue sing?
Teach thee, a golden star, to rise,
And deathless walk the spangled skies ---Canidia.

Acts.

A SOLEMN annual feast at Rome, derived from the barbarians, when two Greeks and two Gauls, one of either sex, were inhumed alive in the Ox-market. It was instituted, B. C. 226, upon the invasion of the Boian Gauls, in order to fulfil a Sibylline prophecy, that those terrible nations should one day be masters of the Capitol. At this period the city inrolled 770,000 infantry. Marcellus carried off the spoils of Viridomarus, which was the last single-handed triumph, B. C. 222.

Octavius enters upon his twelve years' power in conjunction with Antony (nominally the second triumvirate, if we include the heartless Lepidus), B. C. 43.-See 30th August. The philosophical poet dexterously arranges these persons under the names of Turnus, Æneas, and Latinus. The colossal Drances frowns at Oxford in his native marble.

The Augustan 'Secular Games' of three days began.-See 30th.

HORACE. The favourite manual “ felicissimé audar" of Jonson and Charles Fox, left the goods of this life, which he knew well how to use, in his 57th year, B. C. 8. By a verbal testament, Horace bequeathed his reputation and his property to the greatest—the best personage ; and found a congenial repository beneath the olives of his friend, Mecænas.

The tragic murder of Maurice and his five children, 602.-See 5th Oct. Ferdinand Magellan first discovers the Pacific Ocean, 1519.

Gassendi observes the fall of a luminous stone, or Meterolite, weighing 57 pounds, on Mount Vaisir in Provence, under a clear sky, 1627. Peace is proclaimed with Spain :

:-a terrible earthquake at Peru, 1630. The first appearance of Talma the French Roscius at Paris, 1787.

The French under Marshal Moncey invest Zaragoza, unsuccessfully, 1808. The Duke of Cornegliano is one of the revolutionary generals of Buonaparte whose name remains unstained by wanton cruelty or oppression.

If yon would have men represented as they are---oroi eisi---you must, indeed, go to Euripides. I have not drawn them so--- I never intended to draw them so. I have done better---I have delineated mankind, not such as they really are, bat such as they ought to be.

Sophocles.

Then boldly next the fair your seat provide,
Close as you can to hers, and side by side :
Pleased or unpleased, no matter, crowding sit ;
For so the laws of public shows permit.
Then find occasion to begin discourse,
Inquire whose chariot's this, and whose that horse;
To whatsoever side she is inclined,
Sait all your inclinations to her mind.
Like what she likes, from thence your court begin,
And whom she favours wish that he may win.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

IV.

Juan de Lugo, 1583, Madrid. Constantine (Emperor), murderCal. William Blakė, 1757, London. ed, 411. Ravenna. 28. God alone exists of himself Peter III. (of Arragon), 1285.

Gregory III. (Pope), 741. and by himself; he is in all

d. Villefranche. things; no mortal can see him, Edward Plantagenet, Earl of and he sees every thing. He

Warwick, beheaded, 1499. alone in his justice distributes

Lawrence Scupoli, 1610. Naples. the evils which afflict mankind, Edmund Richer, 1631.d. Paris. war and misery. He governs Dr. Thomas Young, 1655. Stowthe winds which agitate the air,

market, Suffolk. and he lights the fires of the Anto. Vandale, 1708. Haerlem. thunder. He sits on high in the

Edward Rowe Mores, 1778. d. heavens on a throne of gold, and

Low Leyton. the earth is under his feet. He

Bishop (Matthew) Young, 1800. stretches his hand to the utmost George Wilson Meadley, 1818. limits of the ocean, and the

Don Francisco Antonio Zea, mountains tremble to their foun

1822, d. Bath. dations. It is he who made every thing in the Universe, and who is at once the beginning, the middle, and the end. Bashfulness is more frequently

Orpheus. connected with good sense, than

we find assurance : and impuObits of the Latin Church.

dence, on the other hand, is St. Stephen the Younger, Mar- often the mere effect of down.

tyr at Constantinople, 764. right stupidity. Shenstone.
St. James of la Marca, of An-
cona, 1476.

Thus love in theatres did first improve,
And theatres are still the scenes of Love.-Naso.

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These two secular days were dedicated to Apollo and Diana, when the Roman matrons attended the capitol to sing the praises of Jupiter.

A Latin festival devoted to Sosthines, one of the seventy disciples.

Revolt of Scanberbeg from the Turkish power, holding the standard of his native mountains, 1443. This great man died in 1466.

The election of Pope Clement VII. Julius de Medici by the holy Conclave to the disappointment and deep resentment of Cardinal Wolsey, 1523. It was an event which led to and established our Reformation.

The council established by Wolsey for the Household of the Frincess Mary apply to him from Tewkesbury, 1525; for instructions whether they shall appoint any Lord of Misrule against the Christmas festival " and provide for interludes, disguisings, or plays, in the said feast, or for banquet on Twelfth-night, and whether the princess shall send any new year's gifts to the King, the Queen, your Grace, and the French Queen, and the value and device of the same.”—Amboyna taken, 1796.

Sir Henry Herbert's office-book, 1633. On Tuesday night at St. James' was acted before the King and Queen, The Taming of the Shrew:” liked. On Thursday night (this day), The Tamer Tamed," made by Fletcher : very well liked.—The passage of the Berezina, 1812.

King Charles I. issues a proclamation from his Court at Reading, of grace, favour, and pardon, to the ill-affected and seditious inhabitants of Southampton; and on the 16th to those of Devon, the sister county; excepting from the former Sir Thomas Jarvis, Sir William Waller, and Richard Norton : and Denzil Hollis, and Sir Walter Earl, 1642.

Pepys, 1663 : “ To Paul's Churchyard and there looked over the 2nd part of ‘Hudibras,' which I buy not, but borrow to read, to see if it be as good as the first, which the world cried so mightily up, though it hath not a good liking in me."--The Mississippi trade begins, 1716.

Speak no evil of the dead. - Chilo.

Goddess of the natal hour,

Propitious power,
Our pregnant matrons gracious hear:
That when the circling years complete
Again this awful season bring,

Thrice with the day's revolving light,

Thrice beneath the shades of night,
In countless bands our youthful choirs may sing
These festal hymns, these pious games repeat.--- Diana.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

V. Cal. 29.

Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clovis the Great, 511. d. Paris.

Clarence, 1338, Antwerp. St. Genevieve.
Margaret (of Scotland), 1489, Clement IV. Guy de Foulques
Ubinam ?

(Pope), 1268. d. Viterbo.
Sir Philip Sidney, 1554, Pens- Queen Eleanor, 1290.d. Hareby.
hurst, in Kent.

Westminster Abbey.
Dr. Peter Heylin, 1600, Bur- Philip IV. the Fair (of France),
ford.

1314. d. Fontainebleau.
John Ray, 1628, Black Notley. Roger Mortimer, Earl of March,
Dr. Oliver Goldsmith, 1728, 1330. hanged, Tyburn Elms.
Pallas in Ireland.

Charles IV. (of Germany),

1378. d. Prague. A King is the life of the law, Cardinal (Thos.) Wolsey, 1530.

J. de' Medici, 1526. d. Mantua. not only as he is ler loquens

St. Mary's Abbey, Leicester. himself, but because he ani

Frederick, Count Palatine (of mateth the dead letter, making it active towards all his subjects, Wm. Cartwright, 1643. Oxford.

Bohemia), 1632. d. Mets. “præmiv et pæna.”

Bishop (Brian) Walton, 1661.
Lord Bacon.

Cathedral of St. Paul.
John Laurence Bernino, 1680.

Prince Rupert of Bavaria, 1682.
Obits of the Latin Church.

d. Spring Gardens. St. Saturninus, Bishop of Tou- Marcello Malpighi, 1694. Rome. louse, Martyr, 257.

Anthony Wood, 1695. Oxford. St. Saturninus (another), Mar- Maria Theresa (Empress), 1780. tyr, at Rome, 304.

d. Vienna.
St. Radbod, Bp. of Utrecht,918. Anthony Peter Joseph Barnave,

1793. guillotined, Paris.
The stars shine smarter; and the moon adorns,
As with unborrow'd beams, her sharpen'd horns. ---Virgil.

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