Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB
[merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

VIII. Henry VI. (of England), 1421, Carloman (of France), 884.
Id.
Windsor.

Alphonso lst (of Portugal),
6.
Balthazar Castiglione, 1478,

1185. Coimbra.
Casatico, near Mantua. Bishop (Wm.) Grenfeld, 1315.
George Monk, Duke of Albe- Clement VI. Pet. Roger (Pope),
marle, 1608, Potheridge.

1352. d. Avignon.
M. Towgood, 1750, Arminster. Henry Jenkins, 1670. d. aged

169. (Bolton, near York.)
If it be by indiscreet levity Dr. John Lightfoot, 1675.

Jasper Mayne, 1672. Orford.
that any one has spoken against

Much-Munden, Herts. us, we ought not to regard it; Nicholas Rowe, 1718. Westif it is by folly, we ought to

minster Abbey. pity him ; if by ill-will, we are

Florent Carton d'Ancourt, 1726.
very willing to pardon him.

Catharine Clive, 1785. d. Straw-
Theodosius.

berry-hill.

Mary Laboras Riccoboni, 1792.
Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Theophilus, 6th Bishop of

Antioch, c. 190.
St. Nicholas, Abp. of Myra, in

It is not by exertion of cor-
Lycia, Patr. of Children, 342. poreal strength and activity, that
Sts. Dionysia, Dativa, Æmili- the momentous affairs of state

anus, Boniface, Leontia, Ter- are conducted : it is by cool de-
tius, and Majoricus, Martyrs liberation, by prudent counsel,
under the Arians in Africa, and by that authoritative influ-
c. 484.

ence which ever attends on
St. Peter Paschal, Bp. of Jean, public esteem.—Cicero.
in Spain, Martyr, 1300.

Remember only that your words be true,
No matter then how many or how few.- Democrates.

orano 798

giore

It appears therefore that nothing can be nore void of foundation than to assert, that old age necessarily disqualifies a man from engaging in the great affairs of the world. As well might it be affirmed, that the pilot is totally useless and unengaged in the business of the ship, because while the rest of the crew are more actively employed in their respective departments, he sits quietly at the helm, and directs its motions. If in the great scenes of business, an old man cannot perform a part which requires the force and energy of vigorous years; he can act however in a nobler and more important character.-Cicero on Old Age.

Acts.

The Numbers. The Hexad, or six, was accounted a perfect number, from the creation, and called Venus, because it procreates harmony.

St. NICHOLAS. The patron of scholars and invocative saint of mariners was an eminent Grecian bishop. Invention with respect to this man seems to have hidden with its rubbish the rationale of a good parson, who devotes all his charity and means not in stemming with one frail boat the heady current of confirmed evils, but in tracing their sources and converting into temperate and fruitful channels those tributary springs which make up the emporium of human happiness. By the protection he extended to the destitute orphan and stranded traveller, St. Nicholas obtained a station in those heathen fanes on the coasts of his diocess which a reforming zeal afterwards converted into Christian temples. Hence he is considered the commou tutular saint of maritime churches. By the labyrinths of wisdom we ride in safety along the ocean of life—these compose the sum of all general providence.

Louis the French dauphin seizes the castle of Hertford, 1216.

Alphonso first assumed the title of King of Portugal after the famous victory at Ourique. He reigned 46 years, 1185.—See 25th July.

The forcible abduction of the Duke of Ormond at Westminster, 1670.

The flight of Mary d'Este, the queen of James II. with the infant “ Pretender” from Whitehall to the church at Lambeth, 1688.

La Perouse reaches the Navigator's Islands in Polynesia. They anchored in Botany Bay at the time Governor Philip with the English colony was departing for the settlement of Port Jackson, 26th January, 1788. That cluster of isles Bougainville discovered in 1768.

The capture of Rhode Island in North America by the English, under General Clinton and Sir Peter Parker, 1776. It is called the Eden of America, and is celebrated (very naturally) for the beauty of its women.

In the glorious days of Queen Elizabeth, there resided in these kingdoms a worthy lady called Religion. She was remarkable for the sweetness of her temper, and for the decency of her dress, as well as behaviour.---Connoisseur.

........ 799 ...

How poor,

how rich, how abject, how august,
How complicate, how wonderful, is man!
How passing wonder He, who made him such !
Who center'd in our make such strange extremes!
From different natures marvelously mix'd,
Connexion exquisite of distant worlds !
Distinguish'd link in being's endless chain !
Midway from nothing to the Deity!
A beam ethereal, sullied and absorpt!
Though sollied and dishonour'd, still divine !
Beaths.

Births.

Day.

VII.

John Laurence Bernino, 1598, Marcus Tullius Cicero, B. C. Id. Naples.

43. murdered, near Formium. 7.

Anquetildu Perron, 1731, Paris. Otho II. the Bloody (of GerGregory Fontana, 1735, Villa many), poisoned, A. D. 983. de Nogarola.

Gilbert Clare, Earl of GloucesFrancis-Rawdon, Marquess of

ter, 1295. Hastings, 1754.

Sir John Davies, 1626. (Quo?)

Bp. (Ralph) Brownrig, 1659. There is an honour which they

Temple Church. should hold cheap enough when Algernon Sidney, 1683. behead. bought with the high price of

Tower-hill. (Penshurst.)
life and livelihood, and that is Dr. Lewis Atterbury. dr. 1693.
loyalty to their king and fidelity Bernard Albinus, 1721. Leyden.
to their country; for these they Bishop (Mark) Hildesley, 1772.
should not fear to embrace a Joseph Xaupi, 1778. d. Paris.
stake, to make the scaffold their Marshal (Michael) Ney, 1815.

bed, and the block their pillow; shot, Paris. (Père la Chaise.)
seeing whosoever thus lie down Dr. John Aikin, 1822. d. Stoke
to rest at night, shall without Newington.
fail rise again to glory in the
morning.-Bacon.

Of honours think those to be

the truest, not that are paid to Obits of the Latin Church. you in public out of fear, but St. Ambrose, Bp. of Milan, those that subjects pay you

Doctor of the Church, d. 397. within themselves, when they St. Fara, Virgin, Abbess of Fare-admire your sense, more than moutier, 655.

they do your fortune.--Isocrates.

A king who reigns over several nations with piety, makes justice flourish, plenty every where abounds, and the people are always happy..--Homer.

A Roman soul is bent on higher views:
To civilize the rude, unpolish'd world,
To lay it under the restraint of laws;
To make man mild, and sociable to man;
To cultivate the wild licentious savage
With wisdom, discipline, and lib'ral arts,
Th' embellishments of life : virtues like these
Make human nature shine, reform the soul,
And break our fierce barbarians into men. ---Addison.

Acts.

The accession of Darius II. called Nothus, at an interval of 63 years and 4 months from the death of Xerxes, and precisely 12 years and two months prior to the treaty between Tissaphernes and the Lacedæmonians, N. E. 325, B.C. 424. This is the date of the battles of Delium and Amphipolis (where Zenophon and Thucydides were present), of the occupation of Cythera by the Athenians, and the production in Anthesterion of The Knightsof Aristophanes. His famous “ Cloudsappeared the next year (Elaphebolion), memorable for the burning of the temple of Juno at Argos, and the period when the history of Antiochus closes.

Cicero. The odious murder of this unrivalled orator and statesman by a blood-stained and violent faction was the signal for a most unfeigned sorrow throughout Rome, loud and deep and universal. The honest indignation of Paterculus the historian at a later period strikes a chord which will continue to vibrate in the heart of every virtuous patriot. Thou hast done nothing, Antony; hast done nothing, I say, by setting a price on that divine and illustrious head, and, by a detestable reward, procuring the death of so great a consul, and preserver of the republic. Thou hast snatched from Cicero a troublesome being; a declining age [64]; á life more miserable, under thy dominion, than death itself ; but so far from diminishing the glory of his deeds and sayings, thou hast increased it. He lives and will live in the memory of all ages ; and as long as this system of nature, whether by chance or providence, or what way soever formed (which he alone of all the Romans comprehended in his mind, and illustrated with his eloquence), shall remain entire, it will draw the praises of Cicero along with it; and all posterity will admire his writings against thee, and curse thy act against him.” It was the appeal of a prophet's voice echoed from hill to hill, from sea to sea, swelling every breeze over distant and gigantic wastes now flourishing in freedom and civility.

The landing of Henry II. 1154.- The Russian revolution of 1741.

Show yourself at all times so great a lover of truth, that more credit may be given to your simple word than to others' oaths.

Isocrates.

[ocr errors]

But whence the gladd’ning beam
That pours his purple stream

O'er the long prospect wide ?
Tis Mirth. I see her sit
In majesty of light,

With laughter at her side;
While young wit flings bis pointed dart,
That guiltless strikes the willing heart.---Smollett.
Births.

Deaths.

Day.

VI. Id. 8.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, B.C. Sigismund (of Germany), 1437.
65, Venusia.

Nicholas Pavillon, 1677.
Mary Stuart (of Scotland), A.D. Richard Baxter, 1691. Christ

1542, Linlithgow Palace. Church, London,
Christina (of Sweden), 1626, Bartholomew d'Herbelot, 1695.
Stockholm.

d. Paris, John Geo. Zimmermann, 1728, Vitus Bering, 1741. d. Beering,

Brug in Switzerland. John de la Roque, 1745. Paris. Dr. Vicesimus Knox, 1752. Charles Radcliffe, 1746, be

headed, Tower.

William Stanhope, Ist Earl of Why are the inhabitants of

Harrington, 1756. the rich plains of Lombardy, Stephen Claviere, 1793. d. Priwhere nature pours her gifts in

son in Paris,
such profusion, less opulent Professor Andrew Dalzell, 1806.
than those of the mountains of

d. Edinburgh.
Switzerland ? Because freedom,
whose influence is more benign
than sunshine and zephyrs; who

Who dresses the labourer's face covers the rugged rock with soil, with smiles, and makes him bedrains the sickly swamp, clothes

hold his increasing family with the brown heath in verdure ; delight and exultation ;

freedom has abandoned the fertile fields

of Lombardy, and dwells among Obits of the Latin Church.

the mountains of Switzerland. St. Romaric, Abbot of Remire

Dr. Moore. mont, in Lorraine, 653.

As when conspiring in the diamond's blaze
The meaner gems that singly charm the sight.
Together dart their intermiogled rays,
And dazzle with a luxury of light.

« AnteriorContinuar »