페이지 이미지
PDF

Far to the right, where Appennine ascends,
Bright as the summer, Italy extends :
Its uplands sloping deck the mountain's side,
Woods over woods in gay theatric pride ;
While oft some temple's mouldering tops between
With memorable grandeur mark the scene ---Goldsmith.

Acts.

The day of St. Elmo, invocated by the mariners in the Mediterranean. In 1658 the wind had been northerly at London for nearly six months.

Rob Roy Macgregor (so well remembered) surrenders to the Duke of Athol, but afterwards escapes into the Highlands of Scotland, 1717.

The Regatta at Venice, 1740 : “ The Signora Pisani Mocinego's piote represented the chariot of the Night, drawn by four sea-horses, and showing the rising of the moon, accompanied with stars; the statues on each side representing the hours, to the number of twenty-four, rowed by gondoliers in rich liveries, which were changed three times, all of equal richness, and the decorations changed also to the dawn of Aurora and the mid-day sun, the statues being new dressed every time, the first in green, the second time in red, and the last blue, all equally laced with silver, there being three races. Signor Contarini's piote showed the liberal arts : Apollo was seated on the stern upon mount Parnassus, Pegasus behind, and the Muses seated round him : opposite was a figure representing Painting, with Fame blowing her trumpet; and on each side Sculpture and Music in their proper dresses. Signor Paul Doria had the chariot of Diana, who appeared hunting in a large wood; the trees, hounds, stag, and nymphs, all done naturally: the gondoliers dressed like peasants attending the chace; and Endymion, lying under a large tree, gazing on the goddess.”

The six founders of the Academy of Sciences at Stockholm (one of whom was Linnæus) first assemble, 1739. This institution was incorporated under the name of The Royal Swedish Academy, on the 31st of March, 1741.

The City of Grand Cairo is nearly destroyed by an earthquake, and 40,000 of its inhabitants are buried in the ruins, 1754.

The riots under Lord George Gordon, in St. George's Fields, 1780.Two Catholic chapels and the prison of Newgate were destroyed.

Born not to serve himself, his gen'rous plan
Takes in the universe, nor ends in man.-Lucan on Cato.

[blocks in formation]

Thou, to whom the world unknown
With all its shadowy shapes is shown;
Who seest appalld the unreal scene,
While Fancy lifts the veil between :

Ah, Fear! ah, frantic Fear!

I see, I see thee near.
I know thy hurried step, thy baggard eye!
Like thee I start, like thee disorder'd fly.
For, lo, what monsters in thy train appear.-Ode to Fear.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

III

Dr. Tho. Smith, 1638, London. St. Barsabias, 342. d. Astahara, Non. Dr.J. Gregory, 1724, Aberdeen. in Persia.

Dr. James Hutton, 1726, Edin- Bishop (John) Aylmer, 1594. burgh.

d. Fulham. (St. Paul's.) Robert Tannahill, 1774, Paisley. William Harvey, 1657. Hemp

stead in Esser.

| Admiral Opdam, blown up, Sir Edward Coke was wont to

1665. say, when a great man came to

Dr. Edmund Calamy, 1732. dinner, and gave him no know

Jethro Tull, 1740. Berkshire. ledge of his coming; Sir, since

Paul Egede, 1789. d. Greenland. you sent me no word of your

William Hamilton Reid, 1826. coming, you must dine with me; but if I had known of it in due time, I would have dined with you. Apophthegms.

Upon that, he took heart and

went to Heaven, and knocked ; Obits of the Latin Church. and St. Peter asked who was

there ? He said Sixtus Pope [V.] St. Cecilius, of Africa, 211.

Whereunto St. Peter said ; why St. Clotildis (or Clotilda), Queen do you knock? you have the of France, d. 545.

keys. Sixtus answered; it is St. Lifard, Abbot near Orleans, true, but it is so long since they d. 6th Century.

were given, as I doubt the wards St. Coemgen (or Keiven), 1st

of the lock be altered. Abbot, and Patron of Glenda

Apophthegms. loch, d. 618. St. Genesius (or Genes), Bishop

of Clermont, c. 662.

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.---Rochefoucault.

Rome stands by her ancient morals.---Latin Sentence.

Acts.

This day was dedicated by the Romans to Bellona, the goddess of war.

The capture of Antioch, on the Orontes, the capital of Syria, by the first crusaders, 1098. This famous siege commenced the 21st of October, 1097. The sword of Godfrey divided a Turk, says an eye-witness, from the shoulder to the haunch ; and one-half of the infidel fell to the ground, while the other was carried by his horse to the city gates !

Mahomet II. sits down before Belgrade, on the Danube, 1456.
The marriage of Henry VIII. with Katharine is solemnized 1509.

The Cadiz expedition, under Nottingham and the fiery and gallant Earl of Essex, sails from Plymouth 1596.-See 21st June.

Sir Amias Paulet, the keeper of Mary, reports 1586 : “ The Scottish Queen is getting a little strength, and has been out in her coach ; and is sometimes carried in a chair to one of the adjoining ponds, to see the diversion of duck-hunting, but she is not able to walk without support on either side.”—Alas! it was nailing down the vineyard.

King James visits the Lions' tower, 1605. After being forced from their den with burning links; “then was there two racks of mutton thrown unto them, which they did presently eat: then was there a lusty live cock cast unto them, which they presently killed, and sucked his blood. After that the king caused a live lamb to be easily let down unto them by a rope, and being come to the ground, the lamb lay upon his knees, and both the lions stood in their former places, and only beheld the lamb; but presently the lamb rose up and went unto the lions, who very gently looked upon him and smelled on him, without sign of any further hurt.This was an amusement of the British Solomon and his court.

The Earl of Sandwich defeats the Dutch fileet, off Harwich, 1665. { King Charles wrote a letter of thanks to the commander upon this great

and happy victory: I will say no more myself till I see you, that I may take you in my arms, and give you other testimonies how truly I am your affectionate friend.”

The transit of the planet Venus, over the sun's disk, observed by Dr. Hornsby, Lalande, and others, and at Otaheite, by Mr. Green, who sailed for that purpose under Captain Cook.

The city of Port-au-Prince, in St. Domingo, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1770. Mara's last vocal performance in England, 1802.

Never talk of your schemes before they are executed, lest you be exposed to } the double mortification of disappointment and ridicule.

Pittacus. GE....................... 371 m. www.cocomaran........

Above, below, without, within, around,
Confus'd, upnumber'd multitudes are found,
Who pass, repass, advance, and glide away ;
Hosts rais'd by fear, and phantoms of a day.
The flying rumonrs gather'd as they rollid,
Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told;
And all who told it added something new,
And all who heard it made enlargements too,
In every ear it spread, on every tongue it grew.

Temple of Fame.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

Non.

|

Paris.

Prid. Emanuel Alvarez, 1526, Island Alice (of France), 1206. died,

of Madeira. 4.

James Mylne, 1737, Suttie Alvares de Luna, 1453. behead.
Barns.

Valladolid.
George III. (of England), 1738, Flavius Blondus, 1463. died, }

N. S. Norfolk House, St. Rome.
James's.

Sir John Arden, 1526.
John Scott, Earl of Eldon, 1751, John Fryth 1533. burned, Smith-
Newcastle.)

field.

M. A. Muretus, 1585. died,
Obits of the Latin Church. | Paris.
St. Quirinus, Bishop in Pan-

Archbishop (William) Juxon, noniu, Martyr, 303.

1663. St. John's, Oxford. St. Optatus, Bishop in Numidia,

Sir John Lawson, killed, 1665. (after) 384.

Francis le Moine, 1737.
St. Nenooc (or Nennoca), Vir-

Alexis Normant, 1745.
gin of Great Britain, d. 467.

Louis XVII. (of France), poiSt. Breaca (or Breague),Virgin,

soned, 1795. d. Cornwall, 5th Century.

'Sir Francis Buller, 1800. St. Petroc (or Perreuse). Abbot Francis Xavier Talbert, 1804. } of Pudstow and of Bodmin,

d. Lemberg. c. 564.

"| Marshal Louis Davoust, 1823. St. Burian, an Irish Woman,

(before) 10th Century, St. Walter, of England, Abbot.) Celerity with politick men is 1150.

like the motion of a bullet in the St. Walter, Abbot in Ancona, air, which flieth so swift as it 13th Century.

outruns the eye.--Bacon.

[ocr errors]

Proceed in thy great work ; bring forth thy knight
Preserved for his times, that by the might
And magic of his arm he may restore
Those ruin'd seats of virtue, and build more.
Beyond the paths, and searches of the sun,
Let him tempt fate; and when a world is won,
Submit it duly to this state, and throne,
Till time, and utmost stay make that his own.---Jonson.

Acts.

A TEMPLE was dedicated by Sylla to Hercules.-See 30th June.

Dionysius attests, that in his time (the Augustan age), the twentythird day of the Greek month, Thargelion (April), fell seventeen days > before the Summer solstice; and he computes thirty seven days from that point to the end of the Attic year; therefore the fourth day of Hecatombæon would then occur on the 22d day after the tropic.

Henry VIII. creates the Bishopric of Bristol, in the place of the monastery, 1542. The municipium was the next year proclaimed a city.

Prince Henry receives the dignity of Prince of Wales, in his sixteenth year, 1610. Ben Jonson produced his Masque of Oberon, and the Barriers, on the two succeeding days, to celebrate the event. It was at these } Barriers that Carr, then a page to Lord Hay, broke his leg, which laid the foundation of his extraordinary fortune. The Prince at tilt adopted the style of Mæliades, Prince of the Isles, which in anagram expressed his mot and character, Miles à Deo.—See Drummond's Tears.

Charles I. is seized by Joyce, at Holmby, near Northampton, and conveyed first to Newmarket, and afterwards (the 24th of August) to Hampton Court, from which place he escaped in the night, 11th of No- } vember, and, two days later, found himself in a closer custody within the walls of Carisbrook Castle, in the Isle of Wight, 1647.-See 30th Jan.

The city of Glasgow is declared by charter a royal borough, with power to elect its own magistrates, independent of the diocesan, 1690.

The young Nelson sails with Captain Phipps from the Nore, in a voyage to the North Pole, 1773. His adventure with the bear, “that he might carry the skin to his father,” is one of those unimportant, but delightful traits in the life of a great man which is always sure to be preserved, as straws in amber-sunny petals dried in the folio of memory.

Trinity Thursday. “Corpus Christi,” the Catholic Eucharistic festival. :

When yon go abroad consider what you have to do; when you return home, what you have done.

Cleobulus.

« 이전계속 »