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His virtuies walk'd their narrow round,

Nor made a pause, nor left a void;
And sure the eternal Master found

His single talent well employ'd.---Lines on Levett.





XVI. B. de Montfaucon, 1655, Sau- Caius Marius, B.C. 86. Rome.

Theodosius the Great, A.D. 395.
Anth. de la Motte, 1672, Paris. d. Milan.
Arch. Bower, 1686, Dundee. Dagobert III.(of Neustria), 715.
B. Franklin, 1706, Boston, N. A. George Scanderbeg, 1467. Lissa.
George Lord Lyttelton, 1709. R. Fermor, 1553. Eston-Neston.
Francis Gossec, 1733, Vergniers. Pbilip de Neri, 1556. Florence.
Victor Alfieri, 1749, Asti. J. Alvarez de Paz, 1620.

Went. Earlof Roscommon, 1684.

John Ray, 1705. Black Notley.

Jabez Hughes, 1731.
Obits of the Latin Churchó G. Byng, Lord Torrington, 1733.
|St. Anthony, Patriarch of Monks, Sir Robert Morro, 1746. killed, }
d. Egypt, 356.

Sts. Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Robert Levett, 1782. Bridewell.

Meleusippus, (three twin bro- Bp. (G.) Horne, 1792. Eltham.

thers) Martyrs in Cappadocia. Anquetil du Perron, 1805. d. } St. Sulpicius (the severe), Abp. of Paris.

Bourges, d. 591.
St. Nennius (or Nennidhius), To do an ill action, is base;

Abbot in Ulster; 6th Century: to do a good one, which involves
St. Sulpicius, (le débonnaire,)

.) you in no danger, is nothing Abp. of Bourges, 644. Pe

more than common ; but it is St. Milgithe (or Milvida), V. of

the property of a good man, to Kent, 7th Century.

do great and good things, though he risks every thing by it.


Scarcely have I ever heard or read the introductory phrase, “ I may say without vanity," but some striking and characteristic instance of vanity has immediately followed.


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The feeble eyes of our aspiring thoughts
Behold things present, and record things past;
But things to come exceed our human reach,
And are not painted yet in angels' eyes.-Peele.


MARTIN LUTHER preached at Wittemberg his final sermon, 1546.

George Peele, the scholar, the poet, the wit, and, in every sense, the actor, after revelling in all the license of an age unparalleled in this country for the variety and extent of talent, as well as the vices it engendered, in the extremity of age, disease, remorse, and poverty, the scorn of those who, by report or experience, were familiar with his life, deserted by most of his friends and associates, and written down by the rivals of his quill, is now, in 1596, reduced literally to his last shift. Lord Burleigh, who at no period had distinguished himself as a patron of divinity, in verse, and being, also, on the verge of his temporal career, would be the least likely to remember that such a thing as the “ Tale of Troy” had ever been syllabled, in the household phrase, and stood a ten years' battery of the public finger. This stale book, therefore, of five hundred lines, our wretched poet resolved to dedicate, as something new, to his lordship; and on the present day it was presented by necessity's servant, his daughter, who, if the “merry jests” be true, was all part of her father, and a most conceited wench. The Epistle is couched in a strain of clumsy adulation; but there is one passage, “ long sickness having so enfeebled me maketh bashfulness almost become impudency," which seems to realize the trope of Gray, that even in our ashes live their wonted fires ; for the boldest of rogues did not long survive this stroke of deception- he was assuredly dead in 1598, the bitter sport, both in his person and writings, of insolence, want, and revenge.

The uncommon phenomenon of a lunar rainbow (iris lunaris) is observed for an hour at Wakefield on the night of this day, 1806.

Æsop's pretty allegories, stealing under the formal tales of beasts, make many more beastly than beasts, begin to hear the sound of virtue from those dumb speakers.


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I looked back upon all the passages and occurrences of the old year, as a traveller looks back upon a wilderness, through which he has passed with weariness and sorrow of heart, reaping no other fruit of his labour than the poor con solation, that, dreary as the desert was, he left it all behind him.

Cowper, in die.



Deaths. xv. Marq. de Louvois, 1641, Paris. St. Anastasius, Patriarch of Cal. Lady Masham, 1658, Cambridge. Alexandria, 373. 18. Ch. Montesquieu, 1689, Brede. Benedict X. (Antipope), 1059. } Lionel, Duke of Dorset, 1689. Margaret (of Hungary), 1271.

| Amurath III. (Emperor), 1596. { Cha. le Cointe, 1681. d. Paris.

Arcangelo Corelli, 1713. Rome.
Even natural light reveals the sir Sam. Garth, 1719. Harrow. {
| blackness of wrong; and that Pr. Clementina, 1735. d. Rome.
religion shines but dimly, that J. Baskerville, 1775. Wolverley.
does not discover it. They Sir J. Pringle, 1782. d. London.
wound religion to the quick Dumiter Raduly, 1782. d. Ha-
that, slighting its practice, show! romszeck, aged 140.
it to the world with adulterated John Duncombe, 1785.

Bp. Egerton, 1787. St. James's.
W.B. Cadogan, 1797. Reading,

Sir George Staunton, 1801.
Obits of the Latin Church. Aug.Darquier,1802.d.Toulouse.

Peter Mareschal, 1803. d. Paris. Ist. Paul, and 36 Companions, Abp. Moore, 1805. Lambeth. Martyrs in Egypt.

Lyon Levy, 1810. killed, Mo-
St. Prisca, Virgin, M. at Rome,

nument Yard.
(275. (See Eng. Church Cal.)
St. Deicolus (or St. Deel), of
Ireland, d. 625.

This is the English, not the St. Ulfrid (or Wolfred) of Eng- Turkish court; not Amurath an land, Martyr, 1028.

Amurath succeeds, but Harry
Harry. -King Henry IV.

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There are four little people upon the earth which are exceeding wise ; the ants that prepare their meat in the summer; the conies that make their houses in the rocks; the locusts that go forth orderly in bands; and the spider that taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.


Acts. This is the day of the festival of St. Peter's Chair, at Rome, la festa di Cattedra, observed with great splendour by the Latin church. The martyrdom was under Nero, that monster in blood and profligacy.

Henry VII. of England espouses the Princess Elizabeth of York, and unites the two Roses, 1486. The chapel which this king founded at Westminster was consecrated on the same day, 1502.

The Tragedy of Gorboduc, or Ferrer and Porrer," written by Thomas, Lord Sackville, is represented at Whitehall, 1561 ; a period that has been justly named, by a pleasing female annalist, the birthday of the English Drama,

“Oh where is ruth ; or where is pity now?
Whither is gentle heart and mercy fled ?
Are they exiled out of our stony breasts,
Never to make return? is all the world
Drowned in blood, and sunk in cruelty ?
If not in woman mercy may be found,
If not, alas ! within the mother's breast,
To her own child, to her own flesh and blood ;
If ruth be banished thence, if pity there
May have no place, if there no gentle heart

Do live and dwell, where should we seek it then?”—Gorboduc. Beattie writing to Sir W. Forbes, 1780;" It gives me great pain to hear of the fate of poor Cook. I lately read his voyage for the second time; and considered him, not only as an excellent writer, an able philosopher, and the most consummate navigator that ever lived, but also as a person of the greatest magnanimity, modesty, and humanity. He was, indeed, one of my greatest favourites; and I look upon his death as an irreparable loss to his country and to mankind."--This latter sentence should be engraved in golden characters, as it tells us temperately, what few, properly, have comprehended, respecting the services of Capt. Cook, who was (in deed, and seriously,) a vast philanthropist.

Dread o’er the scene, the ghost of Hamlet stalks ;
Othello rages; poor Monimia mourns ;
And Belvidera pours her soul in love. --Thomson.

Nature that gave the Bee so feat a grace,
To gather honey of such wondrous fashion,
Hath taught the Spider, out of the same place,
To fetch a poison, by strange alteration.-Surrey.




xiv. Nich. Coperuicus, 1472, Thorn. Dagobert, the Great, 639. St. Cal.

Phil. Baratier, 1721, Schwoback. Denis. 19.

Sir John Jervis, 1734, Meaford. Robert (of Naples), 1343.
James Watt, 1736, Greenock. Henry, E. of Surrey, beh. 1547.

John Sachs, 1578. Nuremberg.
The whole process of cunning Henry, Earl of Pembroke, 1601. }
is privative ; to say nothing, and Salisbury.
to do nothing, is the utmost of Charles, Earl of Dorset, 1706. }
its reach. Yet men, thus nar- d. Bath.
row by nature, and mean by art, Rene Massuet, 1716.d. St. Maur. }
are sometimes able to rise by Wm. Congreve, 1729. Abbey.
the miscarriages of bravery and Peter II. (of Russia), 1730.
the openness of integrity. Thos. Ruddiman, 1757. Edinb.

Idler in diê. Dr. Wm. S. Powell, 1775.

S. Gazon-Dourxigné, 1784.
Obits of the Latin Church. Jonathan Toup, 1785. Exeter.
Sts.Maris. Martha. Audifax, and M. P. Bouvart, 1787. d. Paris.

Abachum, Ms. at Rome, 270.
St. Lomer (or Laudomarus), d.
Chartres, 593.

This lady is the most exact
St. Blaithmac, Abbot in Scotland,

a, economist, without appearing Martyr, 793.

busy; the most strictly virtuous, St. Canutus (or Knut), King of

King of without tasting the praise of it; Denmark, M. 1086.

and shuns applause with as St. Wulstan, Bp. of Worcester, d. 1095.

vet, much industry, as others do re

proach.—Congreve's Aspasia. St. Henry of England, Martyr |

in Finland, 1151.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.- Appius.

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