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Liberty is a plant that deserves to be cherished. Like the vine in the Scripture, it has spread from east to west, has embraced whole nations with its branches, and sheltered them under its leaves.

Chatham.

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Births.

Deaths. Abp. Sancroft, 1616, Fresing- Sophocles, B.C. 405. Athens. | field.

William de Montacute, Earl of Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, Salisbury, A.D. 1344.

1627, Wallingford House. Scip.Ammirati, 1601.d. Florence. Charles Rollin, 1661, Paris. Sir E. Digby, ex.1606, St. Paul's. Samuel Wright, 1683, Retford. George, Lord Lansdowne, 1735. Richard, Earl of Shannon, 1727. Cardinal Andrew de Fleury,

1743. Louvre. When we reflect that some William Chillingworth, 1644. princes have been barbarously

Chichester. murdered, and that by those King Charles I. beheaded 1649. that it least became ; while

Windsor. others have been necessitated to Susanna Maria Cibber, 1766. ill use their greatest favourites

Abbey and best friends; and some again J. Bartholomew Beccaria, 1766. have experienced both these fa- | John B. Britard, 1790. d. Paris. } talities : then we determine the Claude de Rulhiere, 1791. meanest condition in the world, Dr. John Robison, 1805. to be preferable to empire, accompanied with such calamities.

Isocrates. I have shown that all genuine Obits of the Latin Church. reasoning does ultimately termiSt. Barsimæus (or Barsaumas), nate in certain principles, which

Bp. of Edessa, M. 114. it is impossible to disbelieve, and St. Martina, V. Martur, 3d.Cent. as impossible to prove: therefore St. Aldegondes, Virgin, d. Mau- | the ultimate standard of truth, to berge, 660.

us, is common sense.— Beattie, St. Bathildes (or Baldechilde) in dié. 1 Queen of France, d. 680. 1

The Queen's sympathy with me in my afflictions, will make her virtues shine with greater lustre, as stars in the darkest nights; and assure the envious world, that she loves me, not my fortunes.

Icon Basiliké.

A clear, unblemished character comprehends not only the integrity that will not offer, but the spirit that will not submit to an injury; and whether it belongs to an individual, or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth, public honour is security.-Junius.

Acts.

The Attic poet, Aristophanes, produces his comedy of “ The Wasps," about this day, B. C. 422. In the same year died Cratinus, the comic poet; the Generals Cleon and Brasidas fell at Amphipolis ; and the citizens of Athens (males) are computed, by a census, at twenty thousand.

The day of the Roman Pacalia, dedicated to the goddess Peace.

John Astley the Warwickshire knight, accepts, as champion of the English nation, the challenge of Sir Philip Beaufe, or Boyle, a knight of Arragon, whom he vanquishes, at Smithfield, in the presence of Henry VI, and all his nobility, 1442. His reward was a pension of one hundred marks, and instant knighthood. The combatants' usual oath is remarkable : “ This hear, you justices, that I have this day neither eat, } drank, nor have upon me either bone, stone, or glass, or any enchant

ment, sorcery, or witchcraft, where through the power of God might {be inleased or diminished, and the devil's power increased."

A phenomenon is observed at London called the burning spears, 1560; being (perhaps) the earliest record of that appearance at present well known by the name of “ Aurora Borealis."

The Journal of the House of Commons contains the following entry on the day of KING CHARLES's MARTYRDOM : “ Die Martis, 30 Januarii, 1648, post meridiem. Ordered, That the common post be staid until to-morrow morning, ten of the clock.” Upon the same day, in the evening, Sir Lewis Dyves escapes from Whitehall, by leaping from a water-closet into the Thames, and, assuming afterwards a woman's habit, arrived safely in Scotland; but the Duke of Hamilton, in escaping from Windsor, is retaken at Southwark. The annual fast was first solemnized by an ordinance of parliament, in 1661.

The Life-boat, invented by Mr. Greathead, is first used at Shields, 1790. It is credibly stated that five hundred lives by its means have been saved at the entrance of the river Tyne alone, since that period.

Mungo Park sails for Africa, 1805.

Nay, Madam, he is a Doctor; never rack his person, but rack his stile; let him have pen, ink, and paper, and help of books, and be enjoined to continue the story where it breaketh off, and I will undertake, by collecting the stiles, to } judge whether he were the author or no.

Bacon's Apology.

What advantage is it to the State, I would inquire, eventually to transfer the revenues of the church into the hands of the aristocracy? Should not those that support, in a loose age, the moral vigour of its fabric, be supplied with the external means of respect and dignity?—Thoughts on the Agrarian Law.

Cal.

Day.
Births.

Beaths.
Prid. / Epicurus, B.C. 341, Attica. Seleucus Nicator, murdered,

B. Jonson, A.D. 1574, Westm. B.C. 280.
John Francis Regis, 1597. Charles IV. (the Fair), 1328.
Bp. (Nath.) Crew, 1634, Stene. d. Vincennes.
Bp. Conybeare, 1692, Pinhoe. Guido Fawkes, ex. 1606. West.

Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1664. | And let it like an odour rise

Eustache de Noble, 1711.
To all the senses here,

Sir J. Floyer, 1734. Lichfield.
And fall like sleep upon their

whichas. Edward Stuart, 1787. d.

Florence.
Or music in their ear.

Sir Ashton Lever, 1788. d. Man

I chester.
Jonson's Vision of Delight.

8" Clara Clairon, 1803. d. Paris.

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Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Marcella, Widow, d. St.
Paul's, Rome, 410.

Good nature and good sense
Sts. Cyrus and John, Ms. at come from our births or tempers;
Canopus.

good breeding and truth, chiefly St. Maidoc (or Maodhog, alias by education and converse with

Aidan, otherwise St. Dee). Imen: yet truth seems much in

Bp. of Ferns, d. 624, or 632. one's blood, and is gained too St. Serapion, of England, M. by good sense and reflection. 1240.

Nothing is a greater possession, St. Peter Nolasco, Founder and nor of more advantage to those

General of the Order, at Bar-| that have it, as well as those celona, for the redemption of that deal with it.—Temple. Captives, 1256.

Zeuxis and Parrhasius are said to be contemporaries: the first found out the reason of lights and shadows in picture; the other more subtlely examined the line.

Jonson

He who is most ingenious in his trade or profession, shall have his diet in the Senate, and be honoured with the highest seat.

Athenian Law.

Acts.

This day the Romans dedicated, monthly, to the household deities called Penates ; a festival otherwise known, at this season, by the name Parentalia, because sacrifices were then offered at the graves of their departed relatives; and, as it was an institution of Æneas, we may, not absurdly, fix the death of Anchises, about the present day, in Sicily, B.C. 1183.-King Hirom, the geometrician, and the friend of Solomon, built and dedicated the Temple of Hercules, at Tyre, in this month (Peritius), about B. C. 1000.

The Athenian festival of the Diasia, was celebrated at the close of the month Anthesterion, without the city, in honour of Jupiter Melichius, the propitious, to whom the people sacrificed, and offered supplications } for his protection from misfortune. It was a general fair, not unlike that under the tutelage of St. Bartholomew. The comic poet in his Clouds,” introduces Strepsiades as having purchased, on this holiday, a little chariot for his son.

The planet Jupiter is eclipsed by the moon on this day, A. D. 807.

The inhabitants of Glencoe vale, in Argyleshire (the birth-place of Ossian), are barbarously massacred, and the spot disembowelled of every social appearance, 1692. King William, “ whose chief virtue was not humanity,” signed and countersigned the warrant, which was trans- } mitted to the Secretary for Scotland, who particularly charged the ministers of destruction to take no prisoners.

Lord Chatham writes to his nephew, from the Horse Guards, 1756 : Finitimus Oratori Poëta. Substitute Tully and Demosthenes in the place of Homer and Virgil ; and arm yourself with all the variety of } manner, copiousness and beauty of diction, nobleness and magnificence of ideas of the Roman consul; and render the powers of eloquence complete by the irresistible torrent of vehement argumentation, the close and forcible reasoning, and the depth and fortitude of mind of the Gre- } cian statesman.”—This imperial style would not disgrace the page of Junius himself!

Still wilt thou dream of future joy and woe?
Regard and weigh yon dust before it flies. – Byron.

What advantage is it to the State, I would inquire, eventually to transfer the revenues of the church into the hands of the aristocracy? Should not those that support, in a loose age, the moral vigour of its fabric, be supplied with the external means of respect and dignity?—Thoughts on the Agrarian Law.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Prid. Epicurus, B.C. 341, Attica. Seleucus Nicator, murdered,
Cal. B. Jonson, A. D. 1574, Westm. B.C. 280.
31.

John Francis Regis, 1597. Charles IV. (the Fair), 1328.
Bp. (Nath.) Crew, 1634, Stene. d. Vincennes.
Bp. Conybeare, 1692, Pinhoe. Guido Fawkes, ex. 1606. West.

Sir Richard Grosvenor, 1664.
And let it like an odour rise

Eustache de Noble, 1711.

Sir J. Floyer, 1734. Lichfield. To all the senses here,

Chas. Edward Stuart, 1787. d. And fall like sleep upon their

Florence.
eyes,

Sir Ashton Lever, 1788.d. Man-
Or music in their ear.
Jonson's Vision of Delight.

“Clara Clairon, 1803. d. Paris.

chester.

Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Marcella, Widow, d. St.
Paul's, Rome, 410.

Good nature and good sense }
Sts. Cyrus and John, Ms. at come from our births or tempers;
Canopus.

good breeding and truth, chiefly St. Maidoc (or Maodhog, alias by education and converse with Aidan, otherwise St. Dee). Imen: yet truth seems much in

of Forne d. 624 or 632 Tone's blood, and is gained too St. Serapion, of England, M. by good sense and reflection. 1240.

Nothing is a greater possession, St. Peter Nolasco, Founder and nor of more advantage to those

General of the Order, at Bar- that have it, as well as those celona, for the redemption of that deal with it.- Temple. Captives, 1256.

Zeuxis and Parrhasius are said to be contemporaries: the first found out the reason of lights and shadows in picture; the other more subtlely examined the } line.

Jonson.

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