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As, when the Dove her rocky hold forsakes,
Rous'd in a fright, her sounding wings she shakes;
The cavern rings with clatt'ring; out she flies,
And leaves her callow care, and cleaves the skies :
At first she flutters; but at length she springs
To smoother flight, and shoots upon her wings.--- Virgil.




VI. Cal. 26.

Ernest the Pious (of Luneburg), Julian (Emperor), A. D. 363. 1497, Zelle.

slain, near Samara, upon the Dr. Philip Doddridge, 1702, Tigris. (Constantinople.) London.

Innocent V. (Pope), 1276. Charles Messier, 1730, Badon- James Touchet, Lord Audley, viller.

beheaded, 1497. George Morland, 1763, Hay. Francisco Pizarro, 1541. assassimarket.

nated, Lima.

Victorinus Strigelius, 1569. If you do not correct yourself, |

died, Heidelberg. know that I will cut you off

Gabriel, Count of Montgomery, from the succession, as we lop

1574, beheaded, Paris. off an useless member.

Roger Manners, Earl of Rut- } Peter to his Son.

land, 1612. Botsford.

Ralph Cudworth, 1688. Christ Obits of the Latin Church.

College, Cambridge.

John Flavel, 1691. Dartmouth. Sts. John and Paul, Soldiers

ers Alexis Czarewitz (of Russia), and Martyrs, c. 362.

1 0. S. 1718. died (under senSt. Vigilius, Bishop of Trent,

tence), Petersburg. M. 400 or 405.

Cardinal Julius Alberoni, 1752. St. Maxentius, Abbot in Poitou,

d. Placentia.

Alderman Hugh Smith, 1789.
St. Babolen, Ist Abbot of St. d. Trevor Park.
Maur's, 7th Century.

Nich. Jadelot, 1793, d. Nancy.
The Venerable Raingarda, Wi-|

Gilbert White, 1793, Selborne. dow, buried, 1135.

Peter Demours, 1795. d. Paris. St. Anthelm, Bishop of Bellay, King George IV.(of England), d. 1178.

1830. Royal Chapel, Windsor.

If I spare not my own life for the good of my people, how shall I spare you?

Peter the Great.

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Dionysius, of Alexandria, began his astronomical era, Monday, B.C. 285, the year of the accession of Ptolemy Philadelphus. He was the first person who found the exact limits of the solar year, consisting of three hundred and sixty-five days, five hours, and forty-nine minutes.

Cicero arrives at Athens in his progress to Asia, and spends ten days with the Muses. This was the year of the rhetorician's pro-consulship: he left Rome on the 1st of May, accompanied by his brother and their two sons : landed at Actium the 15th of June, at Ephesus the 22d, and reached Laodicea, one of the capital cities of his province, on the 31st of July, the day when his government began, B. C. 51.

The memorable conference between Brutus, and Cassius, and Cicero, at Antium, a few weeks after the parricide, B. C. 44. Portia (daugh- } ter of Cato) and Tertulla, the wives of the two friends, assisted.

T'he death of Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru, 1541. “ With a temper of mind no less daring than the constitution of his body was robust, he was foremost in every danger, patient under the greatest hardships, and unsubdued by any fatigue. Though so illiterate that he could not even read, he was soon considered as a man formed to command. Every operation committed to his conduct proved successful, as by a happy, but rare conjunction, he united perseverance with ardour, and was as cautious in executing, as he was bold in forming his plans. By engaging early in active life, without any resource but his own talents and industry, and by depending on himself alone in his struggles to emerge from obscurity, he acquired such a thorough knowledge of affairs, and of men, that he was fitted to assume a superior part in conducting the former and in governing the latter.” This ambitious adventurer founded the city of Lima, the capital of Peru, on the feast of the Epiphany, 1535, and built the commercial town of Truxillo in the same year.

If you do well, be monarch of the game.

It is a wondrous thing, how fleet
'Twas on those little silver feet,
With what a pretty skipping grace,
It oft would challenge me the race:
And when 't had left me far away,
"Twould stay, and run again, and stay.
For it was nimbler much than hinds;
And trod, as on the four winds. ---The Fawn.


The Earls of Pembroke, Marr, and Southampton, and the Duke of Lennox, are made Knights Companions of the honourable order of the Garter by King James, at Windsor Castle (Sunday), 1603.

Oliver Cromwell is solemnly inaugurated Lord Protector, in Westminster Hall, 1657. The Speaker invested his Highness with a purple mantle, lined with ermine; presented him with a bible, superbly gilt and embossed; girt à sword by his side, and placed a sceptre of massive gold in his hand. On the right of the chair, at some distance, sate the French, on the left, the Dutch Ambassador : on one side stood the Earl of Warwick, with the sword of the Commonwealth ; on the other, the Lord Mayor, with that of the city.”

Lady Montagu writes to Pope, from Belgrade Village, N.S. 1717: To say truth, I am sometimes very weary of the singing, and dancing, and sunshine, and wish for the smoke and impertinences in which you toil, though I endeavour to persuade myself that I live in a more agreeable variety than you do ; and that Monday, setting of partridges ; Tuesday, reading English ; Wednesday, studying in the Turkish language (in which, by the way, I am already learned); Thursday, classical authors; Friday, spent in writing ; Saturday, at my needle ; and Sunday, admitting of visits, and hearing of music, is a better way of disposing of the week, than Monday, at the drawing-room ; Tuesday, Lady Mohun's; Wednesday, at the opera ; Thursday, the play; Friday, Mrs. Chetwynd's, &c. : a perpetual round of hearing the same scandal, and seeing the same follies acted over and over again.”

Coutel, the aëronaut, accompanied by an adjutant and general, reconnoitres the contending armies at Fleurus, in an air-balloon, and preserves a communication with Jourdan, in defiance of the Austrian batteries, 1794. This battle continued for fifteen hours, a summer's day.

The Duke of Clarence escorts the Sovereigns to the continent, 1814.

Semper eadem.---Always the same.--- Motto of Queen Elizabeth.

Let high-birth triumph! What can be more great ?
Nothing but merit in a low estate.
To virtue's humblest son let none prefer
Vice, though descended from the Conqueror.
Shall men, like figures, pass for high, or base,
Slight, or important, only by their place?
Titles are marks of honest men, and wise ;
The fool, or knave, that wears a title, lyes.---Love of Fame.


The ACCESSION OF King William THE FOURTH. The day of a new

reign is, politically, a day of restauration, and therefore one of unmin}gled prospective cheerfulness. In a moral sense, indeed, a man is re

moved from existence, a personage with the tissued qualities of our common nature, who immediately becomes the subject of opinion. There are private, dear connexions that, gazing upon his vacant chair, will call up his sentimental and social character, and weep the more, because they weep in vain ; and there are also public tears, the sorrows of a nation, who, if he possessed a parental attachment for his country, if his name be associated with its glory, if he has advanced her reputation by his demeanour, her happiness by his charities, or her elegance, by patronising those emollients of manners, the fine arts, which are the certain heralds of philosophy, they will gratefully consecrate his memory. But these are limited reflections, wholly separable from the contemplation of a consecutive sovereignty. Although the state-waggon and charioteer are the same, yet the levers are of other metal, and its proprietyis changed : the long-resounding pace is renewed in other paths. As the lord and lady of the chariot pass, a health is fired from three kingdoms : LONG LIVE King WILLIAM IV. and God bless QUEEN ADELAIDE ! Green-mantled Thame waved her silvery locks, and venerable Ocean smoothed his shaggy beard and smiled. Flattery, that impious vice, which diverts all good and patriotic resolves into false channels, is ever a close watch in the chambers of princes, unless, like his Majesty, they can maintain the integrity, and the wholesome blessings of an English fireside. It is scarcely an art—the art of making love and popularity.


Je main tiendria..--I will maintain.---Motto of King William.

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Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen,

Within thy airy shell,

By slow Meander's margent green,
And in the violet-embroider'd vale,

Where the love-lorn nightingale
Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well ;

0, if you have
Hid them in some flowery cave,

Tell me but where,
Sweet queen of parley, daughter of the sphere !- Comus.




v. Cal. 27.

Louis XII. (the Just), 1462, Sir John Hayward, 1627.

Blois in the Orleannois. Frederick Morel, the younger,
Charles IX. (of France), 1550, 1630. d. Paris.
St. Germain.

Cyril Lucas, 1638. strangled,
Charles XII.(of Sweden), 1682,! Constantinople.

Sebastian Baron de Pontchas

teau, 1699, d. Paris. But reason, or the wisest con- C. H. Heinecken, 1727. Lubeck. clusions drawn from even truth Nathan Bailey,1742. d. Stepney. itself, neither removes the stings George North, 1772. Codicote. of guilt, nor possess the soul Nicholas Tindal, 1774. died, with that peace which ever sur-| Greenwich Hospital. passes the best informed under- Martin Wall, the Elder, 1776. standing. O! no, nothing but Bath Abbey. that voice of Almighty power, Dr. William Dodd, 1777. erthat spoke from the cross to your ecuted, Tyburn. suffering companion there, can J. H. Waser, 1780. beheaded, be your point now; and we all, Zurich. like him, must pass sentence Simon Nicolas Linguet, 1794. upon ourselves.

guillotined, Paris. Lady Huntingdon to Dodd. Claudius, Prince of Broglio,

1794. guillotined, Paris. Obits of the Latin Church. Dominic Villars, 1814. d. StrasSt. John, of Moutier, 6th Cent. |

burg. St. Ladislas I. (or Lancelot), |

Joseph Von Hager, 1820. died, King of Hungary, (translation), 1095.

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Cæsar's fortune had nothing more excellent than that he could, and his virtue } nothing better than that he would always save and pardon every man.-Cicero.

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