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St. Bernard compares contemplation to Rachel, which was the more fair; but action to Leah, which was the more fruitful.
Andrew Alciati, 1550, d. Pavia.
Dom. Vincent Thuillier, 1736.
the longer it possesseth a man,
and the older be groweth, the Obits of the Latin Church.
more he shall be subject to it; St. Arcadius, martyr in Africa, for it dulleth the spirits, and c. 300.
destroyeth the body, as ívy doth St. Benedict Biscop (or Bennet), the old tree; or as the worm
d. Northumberland, 690. that engendereth in the kernel
Yorkshire, d. 1166.
Plato compares bis master, Socrates, to an apothecary's gallipot, that had on the outside apes, owls, and satyrs; but within, precious drugs.
Love and wine are the bonds that fasten us all;
The Catch of Good Fellows.
Acts. The COMPITALIA, a festival instituted by Servius about B.C. 576, was, according to Gellius and Macrobius, observed by the Roman slaves, on the 12th of January, as well as on the 1st of May. The Lares, guardians of all the highways, were then honoured both in town and country, and each servant was permitted to forget himself and become his own master.
“If nature" (that excellent king is said to have spoken to the senate) “has made any distinction between slaves and such as are born free, we ought, indeed, to observe the order she has established, and to divide those from the rest of mankind whom she has separated from them: but, if the placing some in a state inferior to others be owing to fortune only, does it not become your wisdom to rectify the capricious determinations of a blind goddess ?”
Xenophon, with the 10,000, forces a passage through the defiles of Armenia, B. C. 400.
The Horners' Company at London is incorporated, 1638.
Lord Chatham, writing to his nephew, at Cambridge, on this day, } 1754 : “ Vitanda est improba Syren, Desidia, I desire may be affixed to the curtains of your bed, and to the walls of your chambers. If you do not rise early, you never can make any progress worth mentioning. If you do not set apart your hours of reading; if you suffer yourself, or any one else, to break in upon them ; your days will slip through your hands, unprofitably and frivolously, unpraised by all you wish to please, and really unenjoyed by yourself.”
Plough Monday, is the first Monday after Twelfth-tide, and fell, in (1829, on the present day; which agrees also with Old New Year's Day,
formerly considered most auspicious for marriages. On that day, 1651, a lady presented her husband with the following nuptial posy:
How swiftly time doth pass away
In order to learn the secrets of other families, tell them those of your master ; thus you will grow a favourite both at home and abroad, and be regarded as a person of importance.
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Thongh the times and opportunities of such things are now past, the time of knowing them, by reflection, is ever present to wise men.- Demosthenes.
Id. Mark Alex. Boyd, 1562, Pinhill. Remigius, Abp. of Rheims, 533. 13. J. Vanderlinden, 1609, Enck- Ethelwulf (of England), 858. huysen.
orld have Richard II. 1400. murdered, always laid before them the ac
Pontefract. tions, but not the ends of those John Alasco, 1560. d. Poland. great men which preceded them. Sir W. Petre, 1572. Ingatestone. They are always transported
Francis Adorne, 1586. with the glory of the one, but
DuJohn Bochius, 1609. d. Antwerp. they never mind the misery of Go
ty Gen. Valette, 1642. d. Loches. the other, till they find the ex
mees John Claude, 1687. d. Holland. perience in themselves. They la
George Foxe, 1690. d. London. neglect the advice of God, while
" Frederick V.(of Denmark),1766. they enjoy life or hope it; but
Claude Watelet, 1786. d. Paris. they follow the counsel of death N
"N. de Basseville, 1793. assassiupon his first approach. It is
1 nated, Rome. he that puts into man all the
man all the Dr. James Macknight, 1800. wisdom of the world.-Raleigh. Robert Orme, 1801. d. Ealing.
Obits of the Latin Church.
Tung! For a man to talk great and hu, or dearly beloved).' Bp. of falsely of himself in discourse, Glasco. d. 601.
Jis but to imitate, and be laughed St. Veronica, Virgin of Milan. at with, Braggadocchio in the cod. 1497.
A thrice-convicted robber is thrice an enemy: his cankered mouth is filled with wiles, as are his hands with the impotence of malice; until the midnight clock, an alaram to his feverish soul, strikes the circle of iniquity.
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Missiles, in manly warfare, were the invention of a feeble and predatory race.
Acts. In the Latin Church calendar this day is marked as the Octave of the Epiphany, and commemorates the baptism of Christ; a solemnity which appears to be kept by the Greek church on Twelfth Day; for, in 1676, the Bishop of Zante did then **as they call it, baptize the sea, with a great deal of ceremony; sprinkling their gallies and fishingtackle with holy water.” It is also New Year's Day, by the Greek and Russian supputation of time.
The thirteenth day (the Ides) of this month the Roman people set apart for the trumpeters, dressed in the habits of women, to make publications through the city. See 15th March. The present day was likewise anciently devoted to the honour of those brave soldiers who rallied, under Romulus, in an action against the Sabines, - Octavius Cæsar is dignified, B. C. 27, with the surname of Augustus.
The Tartars, under Tamerlane, pillage the imperial city of Delhi, and on the 15th wantonly massacre the entire Indian population, 1399.
In 1404 (on the morrow of St. Hilary) it was enacted, by the shortest act of parliament on the statute-rolls, that “none (referring to the chymists) from henceforth shall use to multiply gold and silver, or use the craft of multiplication; and if any the same do, he shall incur the pain of felony.” It was repealed 1 William and Mary.
Sir Philip Sidney is knighted (Sunday), 1583; the same day that an earthquake was felt in Dorsetshire, which removed a large piece of ground. Hesiod teaches to plant, and not to sow, upon this day;
“ Not ev'ry plant on ev'ry soil will grow ;
To shores the myrtles, and to mounts the vines.”—Georgicks. The Hilary Terms are appointed to commence, at Cambridge on this, and on the day following at Oxford ; and to conclude with the Friday and Saturday next before Palm Sunday.
What is done well enough, is done quick enough.- Augustus.
Some Days, like surly step-dames, adverse prove,
Deaths. xix. Shakerley Marmion, 1602, Ayn- Bp. (Tho.) Beckington, 1465. ho.
Lord (Tho.) Coventry, 1640. d.
Stephen Souciet, 1744. d. Paris.
| An antiquary is a great time
server, but it is of time out of her courage and conduct were such as render her worthy to be
mind, to which he conforms exconsidered equal, if not superior,
actly, but is wholly retired from to them all.- Sophia's modest
the present. He has so strong
la natural affection to any thing Vindication of Woman.
that is old, that he may truly Obits of the Latin Church. say to dust and worms, you are St. Felix, of Nola, d. 3d Cent. my father, and to rottenness, St. Isaias and Sabbas, Ms. in
thou art my mother. All his cuArabia, 273.
riosities take place of one another St.Barbasceminus, and his Com-according to their seniority, and
panions, Ms. in Persia, 346. The values them not by their abiSt. Hilary, Bp.of Poitiers.d. 368. lities, but their standing.–But
Make a point never so clear, it is great odds, that a man whose habits, and the bent of whose mind lie a contrary way, shall be unable to comprehend it. So weak a thing is reason in competition with inclination,