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And such is human life; so gliding on,
THE WORLD, wherein we play, is but a stage,
Shakspeare. His plough and harness by his side. -Spenser.
OBSERVE the daily circle of the sun,
Hail, Bishop Valentine! whose day this is ;
All the air is thy diocese,
Thou marriest every year
And such is human life ; so gliding on,
The WORLD, wherein we play, is but a stage,
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As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow; so is the generation of flesh and blood, one cometh to an end, and another is born.
Cal. Tiberius Hemsterhuys, 1685, Cardinal Aleander, 1542.
Edward Finch, 1642.
Francis Blondel, 1686.
Alexander VIII. (Pope), 1691. the elm, or any of the robust
Sam. Pitiscus, 1717. d. Utrecht. trees of the forest, which we
Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, consider as beautiful; they are
1718. d. Isleworth. awful and majestic ; they in
inDan. Francis Voisin, 1718. spire a sort of reverence. It is
Frederick Augustus I. (of Po
land), 1733. d. Warsaw.
d it is Sir Hew Dalrymple, 1737.
Ant.de Senecai, 1737. d. Macon. which we look on as vegetable
George Lambert, 1765.
William Aiton, 1793. d. Kew.
Dr. John Lempriere, 1824.
of Antioch, Martyr, 107. There is no wisdom without St-Pionius, of Smyrna, M. 250. honesty; all else is but art and St. Kinnia, Virgin of Ireland, cunning, which only makes good d. 5th Century.
the present, but looks not to the St. Bridgit (or Bride), Patroness furthest end. Truth hath but one of Ireland, d. 523.
way, and one face. St. Sigebert II. King of Austra
King James. sia, d. 656.
Affections, like the conscience, are rather to be led than drawn; and it is to be feared, they that marry where they do not love, will love where they do not marry.
It was observed, by one of the Fathers, that Christ's coat, indeed, had no seam, but the church's vesture was of divers colours.
SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY, was established by Gregory the Great, one of the best of the Popes, about the beginning of the seventh century, as a preparative for the Lent and Easter solemnities, and is so called from its falling on the seventieth day preceding Low Sunday, when the high feast of Easter, in remembrance of our Saviour's resurrection, terminated. It is movable with the Paschal moon, but fixed relatively the second week before Shrove (i. e. Quinquagesima) Sunday, and the ninth from Easter DAY.-See 5th April.
The dedication of a temple to Juno Sospita (the preserver), is mentioned on this day as a Roman festival. Cicero describes the goddess as one who is never seen, even in a dream, without a goat-skin, a spear, a little shield, and broad sandals. There is a small brass image of her in the Florence Gallery, but mutilated, and the feet are bare. It is not extravagant to identify this lady with the Pallas of the Greeks.
Edward III. is crowned at Windsor, 1327, in his fifteenth year,
Edward, Duke of York (Edward IV.) revenges his father's death by a signal victory over the royalists, commanded by Jasper, Earl of Pembroke, at Mortimer's Cross, in Herefordshire, 1461.
Lord Burleigh signs the Commission, “ penned" by himself, for the execution of the Queen of Scots, directed to the Earls of Shrewsbury, Kent, Derby, Cumberland, and Pembroke (Shakspeare's patron), 1587.
The artificial stream, named the New River, is begun by Sir Hugh Middleton, from two springs, one in the parish of Amwell, the other near Ware (called Chadwell), in Hertfordshire, the waters of which he united,
1608. Although eight hundred bridges were constructed, and six hundred workmen were generally employed during the period of more than five years, over a surface of thirty-nine miles, the projector's disbursements appear to have not exceeded 16,0001. money of that day.
The Royal Sovereign, man-of-war, is burnt at Chatham, 1696. The levies of money for building this noble vessel caused the Rebellion. War is declared against England and Holland by the French, 1793. The Bell Rock Light-house, on the Scotch coast, is illumined, 1811.
An eruption of the volcano of Albay, in Luconia, one of the Philippine Isles, 1814, which destroyed five towns, and twelve hundred persons.
The great winding-sheets that bury all things in oblivion are two ; deluges and, earthquakes.