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'Cause I am poor, deform'd, and ignorant,
And like a bow buckled and bent together,
By some more strong in mischiefs than myself,
Must I for that be made a common sink
For all the filth and rubbish of men's tongues
To fall and run into ?-They call me witch.- Ford.

Acts.

THE MEGALESIA were the Roman great games instituted in memory of Magna Rhea, the Phrygian Cybele, mother of Hammon Jupiter, or Noema, as she is called in sacred history,—which continued for six days.

- See 12th April. By the sumptuary law of Fannius, B. C. 161, it was decreed that no person should expend at the great festivals for one day more than one hundred asses. The value of an as was three farthings.

Sir John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster, whilst performing penance barefoot in the churchyard of Downpatrick (Good Friday, 1203), is seized by the retainers of Hugh de Lacy; and a skirmish ensuing, two of the sons of Sir Amory Tristram, Baron of Howth, were slain. It was this Earl of Ulster that obtained from King John the privilege for his successors (Barons of Kingsale) to remain covered in the presence of royalty.

Drake, the navigator, is knighted on board of his famous ship the Pelican, at Deptford, 1581.

The three Samuels of Warboys, are condemned at Huntingdon, by Mr. Justice Fenner, 1593, for bewitching, with the aid of nine familiars, one of whom was called Pluck, the children and servants of Mr. Throgmorton. They were executed, and their goods escheating to Sir Thomas Cromwell, as lord of the manor, an annual Lecture was founded upon the subject of Witchcraft, to be preached in the presence of the corpora tion of Huntingdon every Lady-day, by a Doctor or Bachelor of Divinity, } of Queen's College, Cambridge.

Howell writes to Sir Thomas Hawke, Westminster, 1636 : “ I was invited yesternight to a solemn supper, by B. J.; there was good company, excellent cheer, choice wines, and jovial welcome : one thing intervened, which almost spoiled the relish of the rest, that Ben began to ingross all the discourse, to vapour extremely of himself, and, by villifying others, to magnify his own muse. T. C. buzzed me in the ear, that though Ben had barrelled up a great deal of knowledge, yet it seems he had not read the ethics, which forbid self-commendation. For my part, I am content to dispense with this Roman infirmity now that time hath snowed upon his pericranium.”

Language most shows a man: Speak, that I may see thee. -Jonson.

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Dear charming nymph, neglected and decry'd,
My shame in crowds, my solitary pride ;
Thou source of all my bliss, and all my woc,
That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so;
Thou guide by which the nobler arts excel,
Thou nurse of every virtue, fare thee well !-Goldsmith.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Prid. John Jackson, 1686, Lensy. St. Ambrose, 397. d. Milan. Non.

Alphonso X. (of Castile), 1284. 4.

Seville. Who is that yonder, buffeted, Nicholas IV. (Pope), 1292. mocked and spurned? Whom Frederick II. (of Denmark), do they drag like a felon? See 1588. where they have nailed the Lord Mildred Coke, Lady Burghley, and giver of life ! Ilow his 1589. wounds blacken! His body Charles de l'Ecluse, 1609. d. writhes, bis heart heaves with Leyden. pity and with agony! Oh, Al- Sir Robert Naunton, 1634. mighty sufferer, look down, look Simon Episcopius, 1643. d. down from thy triumphant in- Amsterdam. famy! Lo, he inclines his head | And. Rivinus, 1656. d. Leipsic. to his sacred bosom! Hark, he Dean (Knightly) Chetwood, groans ; see, he expires ! The 1720. earth trembles, the rocks burst, Rt. Ainsworth, 1743. Poplar. the dead arise ; which are the Michael Lomonozof, 1764. quick? which are the dead? Dr. J. Taylor, 1766. St. Paul's. Sure nature, all nature is de- James Parsons, 1770. Hendon. parting with her Creator. Oliver Goldsmith, 1774. Temple. Sir Richard Steele. John Swinton, 1777. Oxford.

| J. Ardesoif, 1789. d. Tottenham.

Lloyd (Lord) Kenyon, 1802. d.
Obits of the Latin Church.

Bath.
St. Isidore, Bp. of Seville, d.636. Andrew Massena, Duke of Ri-
St. Plato, of Constantinople, Ab- ! voli, 1817. d. Ruel.

bot, 813.

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance, and without any visible reason.

Chesterfield.

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'Cause I am poor, deform'd, and ignorant,
And like a bow buckled and bent together,
By some more strong in mischiefs than myself,
Must I for that be made a common sink
For all the filth and rubbish of men's tongues
To fall and run into ?–They call me witch.- Ford.

Acts.

THE MEGALESIA were the Roman great games instituted in memory of Magna Rhea, the Phrygian Cybele, mother of Hammon Jupiter, or Noema, as she is called in sacred history,—which continued for six days. -See 12th April. By the sumptuary law of Fannius, B. C. 161, it was decreed that no person should expend at the great festivals for one day more than one hundred asses. The value of an as was three farthings.

Sir John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster, whilst performing penance barefoot in the churchyard of Downpatrick (Good Friday, 1203), is seized by the retainers of Hugh de Lacy; and a skirmish ensuing, two of the sons of Sir Amory Tristram, Baron of Howth, were slain. It was this Earl of Ulster that obtained from King John the privilege for his successors (Barons of Kingsale) to remain covered in the presence of royalty.

Drake, the navigator, is knighted on board of his famous ship the Pelican, at Deptford, 1581.

The three Samuels of Warboys, are condemned at Huntingdon, by Mr. Justice Fenner, 1593, for bewitching, with the aid of nine familiars, one of whom was called Pluck, the children and servants of Mr. Throgmorton. They were executed, and their goods escheating to Sir Thomas Cromwell, as lord of the manor, an annual Lecture was founded upon the subject of Witchcraft, to be preached in the presence of the corporation of Huntingdon every Lady-day, by a Doctor or Bachelor of Divinity, of Queen's College, Cambridge.

Howell writes to Sir Thomas Hawke, Westminster, 1636 : “ I was invited yesternight to a solemn supper, by B. J.; there was good company, excellent cheer, choice wines, and jovial welcome : one thing intervened, which almost spoiled the relish of the rest, that Ben began to ingross all the discourse, to vapour extremely of himself, and, by villifying others, to magnify his own muse. T. C. buzzed me in the ear, that though Ben had barrelled up a great deal of knowledge, yet it seems he had not read the ethics, which forbid self-commendation. For my part, I am content to dispense with this Roman infirmity now that time hath snowed upon his pericranium.”

Language most shows a man: Speak, that I may see thee.-Jonson. .................................. 215 crorroocorror....................

The first that broke mlence was good old Ben,
Prepar'd before with Canary Wine,
And he told them plainly he desert'd the bays,
Por his were call'd works, where others were but plays.

Session of the Poets.

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Non.' Plato, B.C. 428, Isle of Ægina. Plato, B.C. 347. Athens.

Saint Patrick, A. D. 373, Kil- John Stow, 1605. St. Mary-ase.

patrick, in Scotland. | Archbishop (Adam) Lofthouse,
Dominic de Guzman, 1170, 1605.
Calaroga.

Edmund Albertino, 1652.
Tho. Hobbes, 1588, Malmsbury. William Lord Brouncker, 1684.
Nicholas Perrot, 1606, Chalons St. Catherine's.
sur Marne.

Dr. Benjamin Ibbot, 1725.
Vincentio Viviani, 1622, Flo- Abbey.
rence.

Dr. William Derham, 1735.
Dr. Edmund Calamy, 1671, Upminster.
Aldermanbury.

Sir Thomas Hanmer, 1746.
Catharine I. (of Russia), 1689, Joseph Alaleona, 1749. died,
Ringen.

Padua,

J. F. Baron de Bielfield, 1770. Of all wild animals a tyrant Allembourg is the most mischievous, and of Francis Rivard, 1778. d. Paris. all tame ones a flatterer. --Bias. Alexis Hubert Jaillot, 1780.

George Danton, guillotined,

| 1794. Obits of the Latin Church. Francis Chabot, guillotined, st. Tigernach, Bp.in Ireland,550. 1794. st. Becan, Abbot in Ireland, Claude Bazire, guillotined, 6th Century.

1794. Nt. Gerald, Abbot of Seauve, d. Wm. Gilpin, 1804. d. Boldre. 1096,

Robert Raikes, 1811. d. GlouMt. Vincent Ferrer, of Spain, d.

cester. 1419,

The wine man finds no rest in perishable things.-- Michael Angelo.

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Bebold, your house is left unto you desolate.---Sacred History.

Acts.

EASTER DAY. The high and universal Christian Festival of Easter in commemoration of Christ's RESURRECTION. The French nation computed their year from Easter Day until 1564.

The ark rests upon Mount Ararat, in Armenia, midway between the southern extremities of the Euxine and Caspian seas, B. C. 2348 ; an anniversary which was the foundation, among the idolatrous families, of all the superstitions that have defaced the Genesis. It is the fourteenth day from the Equinox, and corresponds with the Jews' Passover ; but both these festivals, the former general, the latter national, are now drowned in the comprehensiveness and purity of the Christian faith. The event which restored to the patriarchs the blessings of light, warmth, and ultimately vegetation, took place at the end of exactly five months (one hundred and fifty days) from the commencement of the deluge, and one hundred and ten days after the waters had ceased to Aow ; so that the terrours of the flood continued for forty days, which, for the reason already noticed (Ash Wednesday), were solemnly remembered by the children of Shem at the close of the year, thus connecting the Creator with the Preserver of the world, as our Spring fast and Easter festival commemorate its glorious Redemption from primitive sin, and the gross bondages of idolatry and folly in the person of the Son of God. .. The year of Plato's birth records the death of Anaxagoras the great philosopher of Lampsacus, and preceptor of Euripides and Socrates. Being asked by the magistrates whether he desired any commemoration of himself : “ Yes,” he replied, “ let the boys be permitted to play upon the anniversary of my death.” This holiday called Anaxagoreia was observed for more than six hundred years.

The treaty of subjection to the Saracens is signed by Theodemir, Prince of Murcia and Carthagena, A. D. 713.-The Jews crucify eighteen English Christians (Good Friday), 1230; for which crime four of them are punished by fine, and the rest were banished.-Milton's Masque of Comus is performed at Drury Lane Theatre, 1750, for the benefit of Elizabeth Foster, his grandaughter, and the last descendant of our divine poet. Johnson wrote a prologue spoken by Garrick.

Truth will be uppermost, one time or other, like cork, though kept down in the water.

Sir William Temple.

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