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And ever, against eating cares,
Lap me in soft Lydian airs
Married to immortal verse,
Such as the meeting soul may pierce,
In notes, with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out,
With wanton heed, and giddy cunning,
The melting voice through mazes running,
Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony.
Births.

Beaths.

Day.

V. Id. 9.

Gustavus Adolphus the Great, Pius IV. John Angelo de' Me1594, Stockholm.

dicis (Pope), 1565.
John Milton, 1608, O.S. Spread Sir Anthony Vandyck, 1641.
Eagle, Bread Street.

St. Paul's Cathedral.
Wm. Whiston, 1667, Norton, Clement IX. (Pope), 1669.

near Twycross, Leicestershire. Edward Hyde, Earl of ClarenPhilip V.(of Spain),O.S. 1683, don, 1674. died, Rouen. Versailles.

(Westminster Abbey.) Thomas Mortimer, 1730, Carey John Oldham, 1683. HolmeStreet, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Pierrepont.

Paul Segneri, 1694. d. Rome. Democritus would have Con- Pedro II. (of Portugal), 1706. cord like a fair virgin, holding in John Reinhold Forster, 1798. one hand a pomegranate, in the d. Halle in Sarony. other a bundle of myrtle ; for such Joseph Bramah, 1814. d. Pimis the nature of these trees, that

if they be planted though a good space one from the other, they will meet, and with twining one

It is not the quantity of the embrace the other.- Peacham.

meat, but the cheerfulness of the

guests, which makes the feast; Obits of the Latin Church.

it was only at the feast of the The seven Martyrs at Samosata Centaurs, where they ale with in Syria, 297.

one hand, and had their drawn St. Leocadia of Toledo, Virgin swords in the other ; where there Martyr, 304.

is no peace, there can be no feast. St. Wulfhilde, Virgin, Abbess of Clarendon-of Conscience. Barking and of Horton, c.990.

Fine Counterfesance, and unhurtful Sport,
Delight, and Laughter, deckt in seemly sort. -Thalia.

lico.

There let Hymen oft appear
In saffron robe with taper clear,
And pomp, and feast, and revelry,
With mask, and antique pageantry.
Then to the well-trod stage anon,
If Jonson's learned sock be on,
Or sweetest Shakspeare, Fancy's child,
Warble his native wood-notes wild.

Acts.

The Numbers. The · Ennead,' or nine, is produced from the first perfect number, or three. Its names were Ocean, Prometheus, Horizon.

This day agrees with the first of the Armenian month Caghozi. The Faunalia upon the present day are kept according to Struvius. Menenius Agrippa meets the Plebeian seceders, encamped on the Mons Sacer near to Rome, and delivers to them there the memorable apologue of the belly and the members, B. C. 493.–See Shakspeare.

A great frost mentioned by Matthew Paris began upon this day, which continued 2 months and 10 days, 1150. Both horse and foot passed over the Thames. In that year all the prelates in council were shut up by King Stephen, for refusing to crown his son ; more remarkable for the appearance of Gratian's twenty-four years' labour-the “ Decretals.”

FORTUNE THEATRE. The first regular dramatic Theatre in the City' was destroyed by fire, Sunday, 1621. This square and spacious building stood between Whitecross-street and Golding-lane in Cripplegate, and cost its late proprietor, “Ned Alleyn," with the grounds, £1,320. Within two years she lifted her head again “ far fairer.” It appears to have been first opened about the 25th of July, 1600, by the Earl of Nottingham's servants. The model was framed upon Shakspeare's theatre, the Globe, then new-erected, with a pit, boxes, and “ two-penny rooms." Alleyn retired from the stage to Dulwich in 1617.

LORD CLARENDON. The historian of the Rebellion passed the last six years of his life in exile, the former three at Montpelier, where he finished that splendid monument of his genius and impartiality. His “Essays” belong to the language : they express the man, showing his unfitness for a station, where integrity and decency caught no reflection from the court. Luxury is the great traitor (reformer) in states.

The Muses. These are the seven wandering and visible stars who by their just gradations of tone, from magnitude, celerity, and distance, compose (with Vesta and Luna) the Universal Chorus. Saturn is called hypaté (the highest), and the Moon, neaté (the lowest) in the joint symphony. }

These delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live. -Milton.

A voice as of the cherub-choir,
Gales from blooming Eden bear,
And distant warblings lessen on my ear,
That lost in long futurity expire.
Fond impious man I think'st thou yon sanguine cloud,
Raised by thy breath, has quench'd the orb of day!
To-morrow be repairs the golden food,
And warms the nations with redoubled ray.

Day.
Births.

Deaths.
IV. Bishop (William) Chappel, Llewellyn (Prince of Wales),
Id.
1572, Lexington.

1282. killed, Bluit. 10.

William Hogarth, 1697, St. Edmund Gunter, 1626. St. Pe-
Martin's, Ludgate.

ter's, Broad Street.
Sir Isaac Heard, 1730, 0. s. Sir John Vaughan, 1674. Tem-
Ottery in Devonshire.

ple Church Dr. Samuel Knight, 1746. Blun

tesham. The second in green, is Aglaia John Joseph Sue, 1792. Paris. delectable and pleasant conver- Jon. Battishill, 1801, St. Paul's. sation : her office to entertain John Christian Schreber, 1810. assemblies, and keep societies together with fair familiarity.

The first in citron colour, is Her device, within a ring of natural affection, called Storgé, clouds, a heart with shine about given us to procure our good ; it; the word, curarum nubila and as this handmaid of reason pello: an allegory of Cynthia's is without harm, so are none light, which no less clears the without it: her place in the sky than her fair mirth the heart. courtof Perfection was to quicken

minds in the pursuit of honour.

Her device is a perpendicular Obits of the Latin Church. level, upon a cube or square ; St. Eulalia, Virgin, Martyr at

the word, se suo modulo; alMerida, in Spain, c. 304.

luding to that true measure of St. Eulalia (another) Virgin one's self, which, as every one

Martyr at Barcelona. ought to make, so it is most St. Melchiades (or Miltiades), conspicuous in thy divine examPope, 314.

ple.--Cynthia's Revels.

Wouldst thou still have them shine as first they shone,
Go fix thy mirror in Love's eyes alone.--The Rose.

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There he arriving, round about doth fly,
From bed to bed, from one to t'other border;
And takes survey, with curious busy eye,
Of every flower and herb there set in order ;
Now this, now that, he tasteth tenderly,
Yet none of them he rudely doth disorder,
Ne with his feet their silken leaves deface ;
But pastures on the pleasures of each place.-Spenser's Clarion.

Acts.

THE NUMBERS. The 'Decad' is the greatest number, at which every nation stops. Its names were, the World, because it comprehends all ; and Heaven, as being the most perfect. It makes the first square, 1,2,3, 4.

The tenth day of the Hebrew month Thebet was observed as a fast in memory of the investment of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, B.C. 590. -See 9th June. Zechariah promises the extinction of this day of grief in joy and feasting, upon the restoration of the house of Judalı, B.C. 518.

The immortal day when TRIBUNEs for the Roman people were first chosen, the anniversary afterwards of their authority, B. C. 493.

EPICURUS. The death of this great philosopher took place upon the ' tenth' day of Gamelion, having 3 days before observed his 71st anniversary, B.C. 270. His birth-day was still kept in Pliny's time.

Rome opens her gates to Belisarius ; the garrison departed without molestation along the Flaminian way; and the city, after sixty years servitude, was delivered from the yoke of the barbarians. Leutheris, the Gothic chief, he sent bearing the keys of Rome to his imperial master, A. D. 536. The year and day are precisely ascertained by Pagi.

The League of Cambray is formed against the Venetian power, 1508. The Pope, the Emperor, and the Kings of France and Spain were parties.

An order of council, which forbad any catholic recusant to visit at St. James's, or to walk in the park, 1674. It was rigidly executed.

Luther destroys the Bull against himself, with the works of the antireformers, in a public fire behind the walls of Wittemberg, 1520.

Queen Elizabeth signs the warrant for the execution of Mary, 1586.

Newton addresses on this day, 1672, his well-known Letter to Mr. Collins, one of the Secretaries of the Royal Society, containing the principles of the Auxional calculus, the discovery of which was claimed by Leibnitz, in his “ Nova Methodus,” published in October, 1684.

Carlisle is retaken from the rebels, 1745.-Commercial Panic of 1825.

There is a necessity that all men should love their country: he that professeth the contrary may be delighted with his words, but his heart is there.—Jonson.

Ah, Ignorance ! soft salutary power
Prostrate with filial reverence I adore.
Oh, say, successful dost thou still oppose
Thy leaden ægis 'gainst our ancient foes ?
Still stretch, tenacious of thy right divine,
The masssy sceptre o'er thy slumbering line ??
If any spark of wit's delusive ray
Break out, and flash a momentary day,
With damp, cold touch forbid it to aspire,
And huddle up in fogs the dangerous fire.--Hymn.
Births.

Deaths.

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Dr. Wm. Cullen, 1712, Hamil- Michael VIII. Paleologus (Emton, in Lanarkshire.

peror), 1282. Paul Joseph Barthez, 1734, Thomas Sutton, 1611. d. Hack. Montpelier.

ney. (Chartreuse Chapel.) Dionysius Petavius, 1652. d.

Clermont College, Paris. Affliction sitting on the sea. Joachim Kuhnius, 1697. died, shore, traced on the sand, with Strasburg.

a branch of willow, a figure Sir Roger L'Estrange, 1704. St. which she called a man, and Giles' in the Fields.

Jupiter passing that way, in-Charles XII.(of Sweden), 1718. spired it with life. A contest

killed, Frederickshall.
presently arose for this new crea. Theodore Newhoff (of Corsica),
tion. Earth claimed the figure 1756, St. Anne's, Westminster.
as having furnished the mate-Sir William Trelawney, 1772.
rials; Affliction, as having traced Jamaica.
it; Jupiter, as having inspired it. Francis Rene Mole, 1802.

Thomas King (Actor), 1805.
Obits of the Latin Church.
Sts. Fuscian Victoricus and Gen- The question was referred to

tian, Martyrs at Amiens, 287. an assembly of the Gods, where St. Damusus, Pope, 384. it was decided that " Man" St. Daniel of Maratha, the Sty- should be the property of Affliclite, 494.

tion during his life time, return to Earth when dead, and his spirit to Jupiter, who gave it.

Dr. Sheridan.

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