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And on sweet St. Agnes' night,
xii. Frederick, Prince of Wales, Louis II. (of Germany), 882. Cal. 1707, Hanover.
Eusebius of Strigonium, 1270. J. J. Barthelemi, 1716, Cassis. Peter Bembo, 1547. Bergamo.
Rodolph II. (Emperor), 1612.
Claude Menard, 1652. If Shakspeare were stripped Humphrey Hody, 1706. Oxford. of all the bombast in his pas- Chas. D. of Manchester, 1722. sions, and dressed in the most Andr. Tooke, 1731. Chartreuse. vulgar words, we should find Charles VII. (Emperor), 1745, the beauties of his thoughts re- John Hervey, E.of Bristol, 1751. maining; if his embroideries Sir James Fergusson, 1759. were burnt down, there would Ste, de Silhouette, 1767. d. Bry. still be silver at the bottom of Charles (Lord Chan.) Yorke, the melting-pot: but I fear that 1770. I we, who ape his sounding words. David Garrick, 1779. Abbeu. have nothing of his thought, but John Howard, 1790. Cherson. are all outside ; there is not so Charles IV. (of Spain), 1819. much as a dwarf within our d. Naples. giant's clothes.-Dryden.
Charles L. Clerisseau, 1820.
1 The generality of women of Obits of the Latin Church. 1o
fashion make use of a superfine St. Fabian, Pope, M. d. 250.
stucco, or plaster of Paris highly (See Engl. Church Calendar.) glazed, which does not require St. Sebastian, M. at Rome, 288. a daily renewal, and will stand St. Euthymius, d. Palestine, 473. a pretty strong collision. St. Fechin, Abbot in Ireland, d.
It is the very criterion of true manhood to feel those impressions of sorrow, which it endeavours to resist; and to admit not to be above the want of consolation.
Pliny the Younger.
As all human things have an end, so that beautiful system of liberty, the British Constitution, will perish, when the legislative power shall be more corrupted than the executive.
acts. The first English Parliament assembles, devised, as a recent historian appears to corroborate, for the purpose of extending the influence, and procuring support to the projects of Montfort, Earl of Leicester, 1265.
Matthew Hale, Hugh Peters, John Rushworth, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Major Desborough, and others, are appointed of the Committee to consider of the reformation of the law, 1652.
Great Britain acknowledges the Independence of her Colonies in North America, 1783.
Sir Philip Francis writes to Mr. George Thicknesse, Master of St. Paul's School, 1785 : “ Though I condemn myself for neglect, believe me, I have never ceased to think of you, as of my friend and benefactor. You have the best claim to my gratitude, and a right to every service in my power. The idea of your being forced to quit a house which, I am told, you find comfortable, makes me very uneasy; and you will do me a very great favour, if you will allow me to obviate the necessity of a step which, I seriously believe, you would not feel more than I should. For the purpose of answering these last taxes, I have taken the liberty of enclosing to you a bank note of twenty pounds, which, in future, as long as you and I live, you shall regularly receive in the beginning of every year. I entreat you not to refuse this little mark of my gratitude and affection for you; and much more earnestly do I entreat you, not to attribute this offer to any motive that ought to disincline you to me.”
The fifth month Pluvióse of the French Revolutionary Calendar began, retrospectively, on this day, 1793, which was the first current year of the Republic.—See 22nd September. It is about the same day that the sun enters the imaginary sign Aquarius, or the water-bearer, an ancient emblem in the personifications of the present month.
A grand Requiem is performed for the service of Louis XVI. at Paris, composed for wind instruments only, by M. Robert Bochsa, 1815.
This day, in the Calendar of Hesiod, is most propitious for the birth of men.
A grateful always is a generous mind.--Hawkesworth.
The ruin or prosperity of a state depends so much upon the administration of its government, that, to be aequainted with the merit of a ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people.
Junius, in die.
| Isaac H. Browne, 1706, Burton. St.Maximus (of Constant.),663. Louis Anquetil, 1723, Paris. Louis IV.the Child( Emp.),911. Ludwig Geyer, 1780, Eisleben. Dr.Walter Haddon, 1572. Lond.
Wm. Lord Howard of EffingPeople of fashion will please ham, 1573. to forget nature as much as pos- Joseph Scaliger, 1609. Leyden. sible ; such as, laughing at a Nicholas Menard, 1644. merry, or crying at a moving John Digby, E. of Bristol, 1653. tale ; being themselves happy O. Walker, 1699. St. Pancras. with happiness, or sad with sor- Adrian Baillet, 1706. d. Paris. row; being pleased with the John Maria Lancisi, 1720. attentions of others, or pleasing Francis Pagi, 1721. others by their attentions; in Dr. Bern. de Mandeville, 1733. } short, a great many sincerities Joseph Fr. Nollikins, 1748. which the winter always kills, James Quin, 1766. Bath. among people of fashion, in a Alexis Piron, 1773. town.---Lounger, in die. Mustapha III. 1774. Constant.
Pugatscheff, beh. 1775. Moscow. Obits of the Latin Churchi
Louis XVI. guill. 1793. Paris. St. Fructuosus and his compa-C.M.Wieland, 1813.d.Weimar. | nions, Ms. at Tarragon, 259. J. H. Bern. de St. Pierre, 1814. St. Agnes, Virgin, M. at Rome,
c. 305.-(See Eng. Ch. Cal.) St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Pavia,
| When I did hear the motley d. 5th Century: St. Vimin (or Vivian), Bp. in
in fool thus moral on the time, I Scotland, d. c. 615.
did laugh, sans intermission, an St. Publius, 2nd Bp. of Athens, our
ens hour by his dial.
As You Like It. | Martyr.
One man lies stretch'd upon this mortal bier,
Triller, on Scaliger's Grave.
Truth and reason are common to every one, and are no more his who spake them first, than his who speaks them after.
The plague breaks out at Edinburgh, 1647. The last they had, says a gossip of the time, raged so violently, that the fortieth man or woman lives not of those that dwelt there four years since, but it is all peopled with new faces.
The shade of Junius appears in the political horizon this day, 1769.
“ It seems I am a partisan of the great leader of the opposition. If } the charge had been a reproach, it should have been better supported. I did not intend to make a public declaration of the respect I bear Lord Chatham. I well knew what unworthy conclusions would be drawn from it. But I am called upon to deliver my opinion; and surely it is not in the little censure of Mr. Horne to deter me from doing signal justice to a man who, I confess, has grown upon my esteem. As for the common sordid views of avarice, or any purpose of vulgar ambition, I question whether the applause of Junius would be of service to Lord Chatham. My vote will hardly recommend him to an increase of his pension, or to a seat in the cabinet. But, if his ambition be upon a level with his understanding-if he judges of what is truly honourable for himself, with the same superior genius which animates and directs him to eloquence in debate, to wisdom in decision, even the pen of Junius shall contribute to reward him. Recorded honours shall gather round his monument, and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. These praises are extorted from me; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned."-Who is Junius, is not an idle question at the present day, for it seems the secret is worth keeping; and, indeed, if he were a man of rank and influence, as is universally supposed, there are descendants, relatives, connections, which hitherto may have required the protecting hand of oblivion ; but many lamps are already extinguished, and others have long been burning, so that in all human probability a little climacteric, or even a ternary of years, will unfold the mystery, in good time to supply the Russells, or the house of Manners, with at least one able and fearless historian.
That famous letter to Lord Mansfield appeared the same day, 1772.
No man can be secret, except he give himself a little scope of dissimulation, which is as it were but the skirts, or train of secrecy.
And none did love him--though to hall and bower
Francis Lord Bacon, 1561, York Timothy, A. D. 97. d. Ephesus.
Paschal II. (Pope), 1118.
Claude Ballin, 1678. d. Paris.
We cannot think of fortresses at his devotion. No man had
"of war without admitting images their affections more in his power.
of danger; but we range delightThe fear of every man that heard
ed and jocund through the gay him was, lest he should make an
apartments of the palace, because end. --Jonson's Discoveries,
nothing is impressed by them on
the mind but joy and festivity. Obits of the Latin Church. Such is the difference between St. Vincent, M.at Valencia, 304. great and amiable characters ;
(See Engl. Church Calendar.) with protectors we are safe, with St. Anastasius, M. in Assyria, companions we are happy. 628.
Rambler, in diê.
Know thyself. We labour hard to publish our abilities and conceal our infirmities.