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Cicero.

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Births.

Deaths.

IV.

Non

Cæsar de Missy, 1703, Berlin. Publius Ovidius (Naso) A. D.
John Boyle, E. of Cork, 1707. 18. Tomis.
John, Marq. of Granby, 1721. Titus Livius, A. D. 18. Padua.
Gen. Wolfe, 1727, Westerham. Pierre du Bosc, 1692. Rotterdam.

Henry E. of Warrington, 1694.

Dr. P. Bacon, 1783. d. Baldon. Titles of quality, when the Alexander E. of Rosslyn, 1805. owners have no other merit to d. Baylis. recommend them, are of no more Balthazar Lombardi, 1802. estimation than those which the E. Baldinger, 1804. d. Marpurg. courtesy of the vulgar have be- William Thomas Lewis, 1811. stowed on the deformed ; and John Mason Good, 1827. when I look over a long tree of descent, I sometimes fancy I can discover the real characters of He wrote, because nature had sharpers, reprobates, and plun- endowed him with a highly brilderers of their country.

liant gift of seizing what is chaEarl of Cork.

racteristic in humanity, and of narration ; with the talent of a } poet, only without the command

of metrical language, or the de- } Obits of the Latin Church.

| light in it. He wrote, not doubt- ? St. Concordius, martyr at Spo- ing, and yet without conviction ; I letto, 178.

wishing to forget the degeneracy St. Macarius of Aler. d. 394. of his own age, while reviving the Sts. MS. for the Scriptures, 303. recollection of what had been St. A[da] lard, Abbot of Corbie, glorious or excellent in former 827.

times.-Niebuhr on Livy.

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II. JANUARY

Nature has given modesty to women, as a token of continence; and fixed it in the minds of all intelligent beings, who know their imperfections.-Montesquieu.

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This day was among the black, or unfortunate days, in the Roman Calendar. The Emperor Tacitus, favouring the superstition, excepted the

last nones of each month from the rule that he had made of passing no { day without study.

Ferdinand V. takes Granada from the Moors and extinguishes their reign in Spain, 1492, more than seven centuries after the first settlement there of those barbarians. It was four years from this national epoch when the Pope conferred upon Ferdinand the style of Catholic.

Queen Mary (the unhappy) revokes, in 1555, the privileges of the Easterlings, or Merchants of the Steelyard in London, a measure wisely supported by her protestant successor.

The paper called “ The Tatler,” conducted by Sir Richard Steele, and issued on alternate days, terminates on this day, 1711. “ The hand that has assisted me in those noble discourses upon the immortality of the soul, the glorious prospects of another life, and the inost sublime ideas of religion and virtue, is a person (alluding to Addison) who is too fondly my friend ever to own them; but I should little deserve to be his, if I usurped the glory of them.”_Who does not grieve, knowing that divisions afterwards embittered so genuine a friendship!

Capt. Cook dedicates the Sandwich Isles in honour of his patron, 1778.

Upon this day, in 1809, the Penguin Island at the Cape of Good Hope sank from its “ propriety," and is now only known to mariners by name.

Lord Byron dedicates to T. Moore, Esq. his “ Corsair,"1814, in a Preface equally honourable to both these sons of song, and which will, most probably, as a little skiff, attend the poem down the stream of posterity. It may be observed that our departed Poet's wedding happened upon the same day in the ensuing year,

The Prince Regent, in the name of his late Majesty, issues an ordinance in 1815 for extending the Order of the Bath ; to commemorate the auspicious termination of the war, and to mark in an especial manner his gracious sense of the valour, perseverance, and devotion, manifested by the officers of his Majesty's forces both by sea and land.

What is more excellent than inviolable piety? what is more just than submission to laws? and what is more advantageous than mutual love and concord ?

Josephus against Apion.

Prudes decay'd about may tack,
Strain their necks with looking back:
Give me Time, when coming on:
Who regards him when he's gone?

Swift.- Madam Loquitur.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Non.

3.

11. Marcus Tullius Cicero, B. C. Philip V. (of France) 1322. 107, Arpinum.

J. Sforza (of Milan ) dr. 1424. John Boyse, 1560, Nettlestead. Katherine (of England) 1437. Wm. Homberg, 1652, Batavia. Alderman (Hen.) Smith, 1627. Frederick Hasselquist, 1722, Jeremiah Horrox, 1641.d. Hooie. Tournalla.

Gen.(Geo.) Monk, 1670. Abbey.

Claude Bourgelet, 1779.
The love which every man

Josiah Wedgewood, 1795.
bears to himself does not, cer-

Chas. Townley, 1805. Burnley. tainly, flow from any expected

| Lord (Chanc.) Loughbro' 1805. recompense or reward, but solely | from that pure and innate regard If thou canst love a fellow of which each individual feels for this temper, Kate, whose face his own person. Now if the is not worth sun-burning, that same kind of affection be not never looks in his glass for love transferred into friendship, it will of any thing he sees there, let be in vain to hope for a true friend, thine eye be thy cook. I speak as a true friend is no other, in ef- to thee plain soldier. What! a fect, than a second self:-Tully. speaker is but a prater; a rhyme

is but a ballad ; a good leg will Ovits of the Latin Church. fall; a straight back will stoop; St. Anterus (Pope), martyr at a black beard will turn white; Rome, 235.

la curled pate will grow bald; a St. Gordius, martyr at Cæsarea, fair face will wither; a full eye

in Cappadocia, c. 302. I will wax hollow : but a good St. Peter Balsam, martyr in Pa-heart, Kate, is the sun and moon; lestine, 311.

or rather the sun, and not the St. Geneviève, V. Patroness of moon; for it shines bright, and Paris. d. 512.

never changes.-King Henry V.

The way to cure our prejudices is this, that every man should let alone those that he complains of in others, and examine his own.-Loche.

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The fundamental law of history is, that it should neither dare to say any thing that was false, nor fear to say any thing that is true, nor give any just suspicion either of favour or disaffection.--Cicero.

Acts. MYRONIDES, the Athenian general, overthrew the Boeotians, at Enophyta on this day, B. C. 456.

Thomas Cavendish, the second Englishman that sailed round the world, comes within sight of Guana, one of the Ladrone islands, 1588, { on his passage home by way of the Cape, which he made the 16th of

May; having in nine weeks run about one thousand eight hundred and fifty leagues. Those eleven islets were named the Ladrones, by Magellan, from the pilfering disposition of the occupants. There an impartial Pro

vidence has planted the bread-fruit tree in abundance. } Secretary Pepys visits, 1661, the new theatre near Lincoln's Inn

Fields (formerly Gibbons' Tennis Court), where Fletcher's comedy of the

Beggar's Bush” was repeated ; " and here the first time that ever I saw 3 women come upon the stage.

The six members, including Hampden, are impeached of high treason, 1642; on the same day that a committee of the house was appointed to take into their consideration the militia of the kingdom. It was on the # 3d of January 1639, that the king's light horse were trained at Bramham

House to be employed against the Scottish covenanters. “ The best means" (said Hampden in his defence the next day)“ to discern between the true and false religion is, by searching the Old and New Testament, which is of itself pure, indited by the spirit of God, and written by holy men, unspotted in their lives and conversations."

Lord Chesterfield thus epistolites on this day, with an oblique severity: " at your age people have strong and active spirits, alacrity, and vivacity in all they do; are indefatigable and quick. The difference is, that a young fellow of talents exerts all those happy dispositions in the pursuit of proper objects, endeavours to excel in the solid, and in the showish parts of life ; whereas a silly puppy, or a dull rogue, throws away all his youth and spirits upon trifles, when he is serious ; or upon disgraceful vices, while he aims at pleasure.”

Lucien Buonaparte settles, 1811, in his retirement, a few miles from Ludlow, in Shropshire, formerly the capital seat of the titular princes and presidents of Wales. There he composed his epic poem, “ Charlemagne, or the Church delivered,” published in 1814.

It is some skill in play to know when a game is lost.- King Charles.

Nothing is more delightful than to get
The top of high philosophy, and sit
On the calm, peaceful, flourishing head of it:
Whence we may view, profoundly deep below,
How poor mistaken mortals wand'ring go
Seeking the path to happiness.-Lucretius.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

4.

Prid. Abp. (J.) Usher, 1580, Dublin. Henry Burton, 1648. London.
Non. Henry Grove, 1683, Taunton. Edw. Knott, 1656. St. Pancras.

L. Guyton de Morveau, 1737, Lewis le Maistre, 1684. d. Pom-
Dijon.

рота.
Prince Louis (of Baden) 1707.

Steph. Hales, 1761. Teddington. We can behold with coldness Charlotte Lennox, 1804. the stupendous displays of Om- Alex. Macdonald, 1815. Edinnipotence, and be in transports burgh. at the puny essays of human skill; throw aside speculations Go, soul, the body's guest, of the sublimest nature and vast Upon a thankless errand ; est importance into some obscure F.

re Fear not to touch the best, corner of the mind, to make room. The truth shall be thy warrant: for new notions of no consequence Go, since I needs must die, at all; and prefer the first read

And give the world The Lie. ing of an indifferent author, to the second or third perusal of one whose merit and reputation When I observe, from an almost are established.-Grove.

blamable degree of modesty, our young gentlemen of fashion ac

cusing themselves of more vices Obits of the Latin Church.

than they have constitutions to St. Titus (Disciple of St. Paul) commit, I am led by a kind of d. Crete, c. 100.

impulse to this work; which is St.Gregory, Bp.of Langres, 541. intended to be a public reposiSt. Rigobert (or Robert), d. tory for their real frailties, in Gernicour, c. 750.

order to relieve them from the St. Rumon, Bp. buried at Tavis- necessity of such private confes

tock, c. 10th Century. sions.-World, No. 1, in die.

Anon.

Foppery is never cured; it is the bad stamina of the mind, which, like those of the body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb, and always a coxcomb.-Johnson.

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