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VIII. Henry VI. (of England), 1421, Carloman (of France), 884.
Alphonso lst (of Portugal),
1352. d. Avignon.
169. (Bolton, near York.)
Jasper Mayne, 1672. Orford.
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.
Catharine Clive, 1785. d. Straw-
Mary Laboras Riccoboni, 1792.
Antioch, c. 190.
It is not by exertion of cor-
anus, Boniface, Leontia, Ter- are conducted : it is by cool de-
ence which ever attends on
Remember only that your words be true,
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.
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.
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how rich, how abject, how august,
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
bed, and the block their pillow; shot, Paris. (Père la Chaise.)
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:
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 Knights” of Aristophanes. His famous “ Clouds” appeared 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 ; 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.
But whence the gladd’ning beam
O'er the long prospect wide ?
With laughter at her side;
VI. Id. 8.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, B.C. Sigismund (of Germany), 1437.
Nicholas Pavillon, 1677.
1542, Linlithgow Palace. Church, London,
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
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,
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