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Oft am I by the women told,
Poor Anacreon! thou grow'st old.
Whether I grow old or no,
By th' effects I do not know;
This I know, without being told,
"Tis time to live, if I grow old ;
"Tis time short pleasures now to take,
Or little life the best to make,
And manage wisely the last stake.- Age.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

23.

IX. Bishop (John) Fell, 1625, Caius Flaminius, killed, B.C. Longworth.

217. William Godfrey de Leibnitz, Albertus, Archbishop of Ments, 1646, Leipsic.

A.D. 1137. Sir Fletcher Norton, Lord Grant- Mary Tudor (Dutchess of Sufley, 1716.

folk,) 1533. Stephen Louis Malus, 1775, Dr. John Mill, 1707. BlechingParis.

don, Gabriel Daniel, 1728. d. Paris.

Achmet III. (Emperor), 1730. There is a weakness that con- Joseph Barre, 1764. d. Paris. tributes to health ; and counsel Mark Akenside, 1770. St. must be as warily increased as James's, Westminster. diet, whilst there are dregs| Catharine Macauley (Graham), enough left of the disease to 1791. Binfield. spoil the operation and diges- Mathurin James Brisson, 1806. tion.

Clarendon. Wilson Lowry, 1824. London.

Obits of the Latin Church. The conversation with wise St. Etheldreda (or Ediltrudis, and good men cannot be over

commonly Audry), Virgin Ab-valued ; it forms the mind for bess of Ely, d. 679.

noble undertakings, and is much St. Mary, of Oignies, in Bra- to be preferred before the mere bant, 1213.

learning of books, in order to be wise.-Clarendon.

I will straight conduct you to a hill-side, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble education; laborious indeed at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.---Milton on Education.

The hoary fool, who many days

Has struggl'd with continued sorrow,
Renews his hope, and blindly lays
The desp'rate bet upon to-morrow :

es : 'tis noon, 'tis night;
This day like all the former flies:
Yet on he runs, to seek delight

To-morrow, 'till to-night he dies.---Prior.

Acts.

UPON the vigil of St. John the Baptist (Midsummer-eve), at night, in the olden time, the London Watch was accustomed to be set with great parade, marches, and counter-marches, “ from the little conduit by Paul's Gate, through West Cheap, by the Stocks, through Cornhill, by Leadenhall to Aldgate, then back down Fenchurch Street, by GrassChurch, about Grass-Church conduit, and up Grass-Church Street into Cornhill, and through it into West Cheap again, and so broke up.” It was altogether a very imposing civic spectacle, scarcely inferior and very similar to the Lord Mayor's show of the present age.

The French regal ceremony, called “ Le feu de la Saint Jean,” when a certain number of cats, with a fox, are burnt in the Place de Grève, upon St. John's Eve, is probably as ancient as the monarchy. · The overthrow of the Consul, Flaminius, near the lake Thrasymenus, (Perugia), B.C. 217. It was one of the most decisive and destructive victories on record, sounding as a drum to Roman ears, the promising but deceptive talents of Hannibal.- See 21st May.

The Caliph Ali, fourth from the prophet, is chosen, A. D. 655.

The Emperor Henry VI. who meanly purchased, imprisoned, and sold our Richard I. is inaugurated by Pope Celestine, Sunday, 1191. Matthew Paris states, that the eclipse took place upon this day.

A terrible convulsion of Mount Etna, about sunset, 1281.

Richard III. publishes his famous proclamation, 1485. It stated, that Henry Tudor “ intended to change and subvert the laws of the realm, and to do the most cruel murders, slaughters, robberies, and disherisons that were ever seen in any Christian country.”

Charles II. arrives in the Frith of Cromartie, 1649.-Two moons are } seen at London, noticed by the famous John Partridge, N. S. 1679.

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One consolation is, that as I have always very readily manumized my slaves, their death does not seem altogether immature, if they have lived long enough to receive their freedom : the other, that I have allowed them to make a kind of will, which I observe as religiously as if they were legally entitled to that privilege.

Pliny the Younger.

Some village-Hampden, that with dauntless breast

The little tyrant of his fields withstood;
Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest,

Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.
To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land,

And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes
Their lot forbad: nor circumscrib'd alone

Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd;
Forbad to wade through slaughter to a throne,

And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.---Gray.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

79. d. Cutilia.

24.

viu. Saint John the Baptist, B.C. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, A.D. ('al. 4, Hebron, in Palestine.

St. John, of Matha, A.D. 1169, Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Glou-
Faucon.

cester, 1314. k. Bannockburn. Theodore Beza, 1519, Vezelai, Isabel, Countess of Warwick, in Burgundy.

1439. Tewkesbury. John Churchill, Duke of Marl- | William, Earl of Northampton,

borough, 1650, Ashe, Devonsh. drowned, 1630. Dr. D.Gregory, 1661, Aberdeen. Nicholas Claude Peiresc, 1637. Francis (Lord) Gardenstone, Aix in Provence. 1721, Edinburgh.

John Hampden, 1643.d. Thame. Dr. Treadway Russel Nash, (Hampden, in Bucks.)

1725, Clerkenleap. Bishop (Isaac) Barrow, 1680. Dr. Alexander Adam, 1741, St. Asaph.

Rafford, near Forres. | Dr. John Partridge, 1715. Mort-
Deodatus de Dolomieu, 1750, lake.
Dauphiné.

Lewis, Marquis de Beauvau,
Josephine (of France), 1763, 1744. killed, Ypres.

Island of Martinico. Adrian, Duke de Noailles,
General (Lazarus) Hoche, 1768, 1766.
Montreuil.

Christopher Drakenberg, 1770.

d. Norway, aged 146.
Obits of the Latin Church. Dr. Thomas Amory, 1774.
The Nativity of St. John the Bunhill Fields.
Baptist.

Lady Miller, 1781. Bath.
The Martyrs of Rome, under Dr. J. Blair, 1782. St. Bride's.
Nero, A. D. 64.

Thomas Sandby, 1798.
St. Bartholomew, Monk of Dur- Sir Francis Milman, 1821.
| ham Abbey.

He must grow, and I must become less.---St. John.

Beside the dewy border let me sit,
All in the freshness of the humid air;
There in that hollow'd rock, grotesque and wild,
An ample chair, moss-lin'd, and over head
By flowering umbrage shaded; where the bee
Strays diligent, and with th’ extracted balm
Of fragrant woodbine loads his little thigh.-Summer.

Acts.

St. John's Day. This great festival of the church was instituted A. D. 488, to commemorate the nativity of the precursor of Christ, and from its importance it has been placed (or misplaced) in the Catholic necrology.-See 6th July. Midsummer Day, with the days of the Purification and Ascension, is the third and last of the three great and solemn holidays during the terms.—See 2d February.

The first Christian persecution under Nero, 64.--See 18th June.

Vespasian had reigned with popularity for ten years, 79. He was the first of the Roman Emperors who died a natural death ; and seems to have } merited this exemption, if superior worth be a protection from domes

tic treachery or open assassination. Vespasian was succeeded by Titus, a prince not inferior in virtue to his father ; but his reign was brief.

Frederick Barbarossa issues his famous imperial edict, under the sanction of the diet at Constance, restoring the Lombard towns to their primitive rank as independent republics, with all their ancient usages, 1183 ; a day which, to adopt a sentence, “may be numbered among the most remarkable epochs in the long progress of human society."

The BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN, in the vicinage of Stirling, 1314.A proud and bright and a prosperous Monday for Scotland. “The slaughter was immense ; the deep ravine of Bannockburn, to the south of the field of battle, lying in the direction taken by most of the fugi- } . tives, was almost choked and bridged over with the slain.”

Edward's great and bloody victory off Sluys, 1340. Nautical knowledge was not yet attended by humanity; for two French Admirals, Sir Nicholas Buchet and Sir Hugh Queret, were hanged,' says Fabian,

upon the sails of their ships.' Philip was first made acquainted with the defeat by the wit of his buffoon. He called the English cowards ; and when the king inquired the reason, replied, that they had not the courage to leap into the sea, like the French and Normans.

At Bannockburn I served the Bruce,
Of whilk the Inglis had na ruise. -Scotch Broadsword.

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Some village-Hampden, that with dauntless breast

The little tyrant of his fields withstood ;
Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest,

Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.
To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land,

And read their hist'ry in a nation's eyes
Their lot forbad: nor circumscrib'd alone

Their growing virtues, but their crimes confin'd;
Forbad to wade through slaughter to a throne,

And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.---Gray.

Day.

Births.

Beaths.

VINT

Saint John the Baptist, B.C. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, A.D. Cal. 4, Hebron, in Palestine. I 79. d. Cutilia. to St. John, of Matha, A.D. 1169, Gilbert de Clare, Earl of GlouFaucon.

cester, 1314. k. Bannockburn. Theodore Beza, 1519, Vezelai, Isabel, Countess of Warwick, in Burgundy.

| 1439. Tewkesbury. John Churchill, Duke of Marl-William, Earl of Northampton,

borough, 1650, Ashe, Devonsh. drowned, 1630. Dr. D.Gregory, 1661, Aberdeen. Nicholas Claude Peiresc, 1637. Francis (Lord) Gardenstone, | Aix in Provence. 1721, Edinburgh.

John Hampden, 1643.d. Thame. Dr. Treadway Russel Nash, (Hampden, in Bucks.) 1725, Clerkenleap.

Bishop (Isaac) Barrow, 1680.
Dr. Alexander Adam, 1741, St. Asaph.

Rafford, near Forres. Dr. John Partridge, 1715. Mort-
Deodatus de Dolomieu, 1750, lake.
Dauphiné.

Lewis, Marquis de Beauvau,
Josephine (of France), 1763, 1744. killed, Ypres.

Island of Martinico. Adrian, Duke de Noailles,
General (Lazarus) Hoche, 1768, 1766.
Montreuil.

Christopher Drakenberg, 1770.

d. Norway, aged 146.
Obits of the Latin Church. Dr. Thomas Amory, 1774.
The Nativity of St. John the Bunhill Fields.
Baptist.

Lady Miller, 1781. Bath.
The Martyrs of Rome, under Dr. J. Blair, 1782. St. Bride's.
Nero, A. D. 64.

Thomas Sandby, 1798.
St. Bartholomew, Monk of Dur-Sir Francis Milman, 1821.
ham Abbey.
He must grow, and I must become less.--- St. John.

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