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The simple energy of Truth needs no ambiguous interpreters.- Euripides.





Christian Garve, 1742, Breslau. Charles I. (of Naples), 1285.
Jos. Buonaparte, 1768, Ajaccio. Dr. Wm. Bulleyn, 1576.
Prs. Charlotte (of Wales), 1796. James Andreas, 1590.

John Guignard. beheaded, 1595.
But thou, O blessed soul!

Ph. Henslow, 1616. Southwark.

Raph. Fabretti, 1700. d. Rome. }
Dost, haply, not respect

Fenelon de la Motte, 1715.
Those tears we shed,
Tho' full of loving pure aspect,

W.H. Bougeant, 1743. d. Paris.

” Allan Ramsay, 1763. d. Edinb. Having affix'd thine eyes

Dr. Frank Nicholls, 1779.
On that most glorious throne
Where, full of majesty,

I am contented : I wish for
The high Creator reigns ; nothing more, I have set bounds
Where thou dost gather now to my desires. I possess every
Of well employed life

thing that is necessary for life. } The inestimable gains. Cincinnatus, Curius, Fabricius,

Spenser. and Regulus, after having con

quered nations and led kings in

triumph, were not so rich as I } Obits of the Latin Church.

am. I should always be poor St. Lucian, Martyr at Antioch, were I to open a door to the

passions. Avarice, luxury, amSt. Cedd, Bp. of London, 664. bition, know no bounds; cupiSt. Kentigerna, Widow of Ire- dity is a fathomless abyss. I land. d. 728.

have clothes to cover me, food } | St. Thillo (or Theau, alias Til- to nourish me, horses to carry man) c. 702.

me; land to lie down and walk St. Aldric, Bp. of Mans. d. 856. upon, and to receive my remains St. Canut, d. Denmark, 1130. when I die.---Petrarch.


Five and twenty is the very harvest time of life, to gather precious corn, and fruit of our labours against the cold storms and cloudy days of aged winter; when the body is weak, the eyes' sight decayed, and the hands tremble.-Bulleyn.

They shall be prosecuted for ingratitude who do not retaliate kindnesses.

Athenian Law.


The HEBDOMÉ, was a festival kept at Athens on the seventh day of every lunar month, in honour of Apollo, to whom all seventh days were sacred, because (as Hesiod sings) one of them was supposed to be his birthday; evidently a fabulous allusion to the first operations of the nine infolded spheres round the solar body, at the creation of the universe. See 7th April.

Lord of the Seasons, with thy fiery car
And leaping coursers, beaming light from far:
With thy right hand the source of morning light,
And with thy left the father of the night.
Foe to the wicked, but the good man's guide,
O’er all his steps propitious you preside :
With various-sounding, golden lyre, 'tis thine

To fill the world with harmony divine.-Orpheus.
Trajan makes his triumphal entry into Antioch, A. D. 107.

All the Knights Templars in England and Ireland are arrested on this day under sealed mandates, 1308.

The Book of Common Prayer, composed by the direction of Cranmer, is established with the authority of parliament, 1549.

The first treaty of Alliance between England and the States General is concluded, 1578.

Galileo, the friend of Milton, and a kindred genius, discovers on this day, 1610, the Satellites of the planet Jupiter, which he called the Medicean Stars, in honour of his patron, Cosmo, Duke of Tuscany. “It was in Florence (says Milton) that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the Franciscan and Dominican licensers thought.”

Monsieur Blanchard and Dr. Jefferies navigate, in an air balloon, the Straits of Dover, from off the point of “ Shakspeare's Cliff,” and descend in the forest of Guiennes, 1785.

The industrious St. Distaff commenced her festival at the first cock after Twelfth-tide, which concluded, with her rites, the sports of Christ


Kisses before Gifts.-Oriental Proverb.

I allow that Gothic appeals to cold iron are no better proofs of a man's honesty and veracity than hot iron and burning ploughshares are of female chastity ; but a soldier's honour is as delicate as a woman's-it must not be suspected.

Sir William Draper.

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D. F. Secousse, 1691, Paris. Felix, Bp. of Nantes, 584.
Eliza Buonaparte, 1777, Ajaccio. Edgar (of Scotland), 1107. d.

It is not the red and white Lawrence Justinian, Patriarch of
which giveth the perfection of Venice, 1455.
beauty, the truth of which may Henry Bynneman, 1584.
appear in a discontented woman, Guy Ubaldo Bonarelli, 1608.
exceeding fair, who at that in- Galileo, 1642. d. Arcetti.
stant will seem unlovely ; as Justus Van Egmont, 1674. d.
contrariwise, a hard-favoured Antwerp.
and brown woman, being merry, L. Bellini, 1703. d. Florence.
and jocund, will seem sufficient John, Earl of Stair, 1707.

C. Rawlinson, 1733. St. Albans.

J. le Clerc, 1736. d. Amsterdam.
Obits of the Latin Church. Sir Thomas Burnet, 1753.
St. Apollinaris, Bp. of Hierapo- Thos. Edwards, 1757. d. Par-
| lis, c. 175.

son's Green.
St. Lucian, M. at Beauvais, c. Peter Davall, 1768.

290. (See English Church Ca- Dr. Gregory Sharpe, 1771.

Lady Dodingt. Montagu, 1774. St. Nathalan, Bp. of Aberdeen, Sir Wm. Draper, 1787. d. Bath. 1 d. 452.

A. O'Leary, 1802. St. Pancras.
St. Severinus, d. Austria, 482. Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811.
St. Gudula (or Goule), V. Pa- Major Edw. Pakenham, 1815.

troness of Brussels, d. 712. I killed, New Orleans.
St. Pega (or Pec), V. of Eng.

land. d. Rome, 719.
St. Vulsin (or Ultius), Bishop

of Shireburn. d. 973.

Astronomy was first taught by God, for no man could have discovered it; and the first must needs have been the excellentest in that.-King James.

Mother of ages, fruit-producing moon;
Fair lamp of night, its ornament and friend.-Orpheus.


The Months. The moon being ordained as a perpetual and universal chronometer, we may, with reason, conclude, that in the infancy of the world her rotations kept an exact pace with the sun's progress through each of the twelve zodiacal signs; but from what natural causes, whether by decay in the gravitating forces, or otherwise, the present annual difference of eleven days is occasioned, must ever remain (perhaps) matter for finite contention. If, however, we admit an hypothesis, of a reception in the cavities of the earth of a flood of waters from the moon, at the period of the deluge, then the latter might finish her lunations six days sooner, by levity, and the former be retarded five days, by gravity, which at once will account for the variance, and regulate the antediluvian, or Noëtic month (which we know consisted of thirty days)

with the twelve lunar appearances, without resorting to a rude embolism { of five days, invented from necessity by Noah, who, in Greek fable, is

called Saturnus, and Janus at Rome. The Julian month, January, which takes its name from this prince of astronomers, agrees nearly with the eleventh moon Tybi, of the ancient Egyptian calendar, and the fifth of the Alexandrian, or the modern year—with the fifth secular and the eleventh sacred moon, Shebat, of the Jews--with the fifth moon, Merded, of the Persian Yesdegerdic year-with the fifth moons Thir, Khaguets, and Tona, of the Ethiopian, Armenian, and Coptic calendars—with the fifth moons, Peritius, Kisarius, and Heraclius, of the Syro-Macedonians, Cyprians, and Bythinians--with the fourth solar month, Canun II. of the Syrians—with the eighth month, Anthesterion, of the Athenians, the fifth Dystrus of the Macedonians, and the first, Audynæus, of their solar year—and with the seventh moons, Regiab and Regeb, of the Arabs and the Turks. It was called Wolf-month by the Saxons, and is the Laaw-maund of the Hollanders.

The city of Bagdad is taken by the Tartars, 1258.

The greatest pleasure of life is love; the greatest treasure is contentment; the greatest possession is health; the greatest ease is sleep; and the greatest medicine is a true friend.- Sir W. Temple.

There is such a mixture of folly and infirmity in the best and wisest of the human race, that we should be much more thankful for the good we meet with, than disappointed at the bad. We are in the hands of Providence; and though we are bad enough ourselves, our cause is good and noble.

Miss Talbot.




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Abbé de Rancé, 1626, Paris. John VI. (Pope), 705.
Joseph Cradock, 1742. Henry Courtenay, Marquis of
Christian VII.(of Denm.) 1749. Exeter, beheaded, 1539.

Gen. du Bellay, 1543. Mans.
Never contract a friendship Corn. Musso, 1574. d. Rome.
with any body, until you have Bern. de Fontenelle, 1757.
first examined how he behaved Cath.Talbot, 1770. d. Richmond.
himself to his former friends. J. F. Blondel, 1774. d. Louvre.
Take indeed a sufficient time Dr. J. Forster, 1799.d. Halle.
before you profess yourself a Elizabeth (). Benger, 1827.
friend; but that once done, en-
deavour to be always such ; for

| The easiest and the shortest it is equally shameful to have no way for a man to arrive at true friends at all, and to change them glory is really to be what he often.--Isocrates.

desires to appear to be, saith So

crates; for that which is but Obits of the Latin Church. external show, adds his comSt. Marciana, V. Mart. in Armentator, Cicero, as a flower,

quickly fades and withers.
rica, c. 305.
Sts. Julian and Basilissa, M. Amoret! as sweet and good
Egypt, c. 313.

As the most delicious food,
St. Peter of Sebaste, c. 387. Which, but tasted, does impart
St. Felan, Abbot in Scotland, d. Life and gladness to the heart.
7th Century.

Sacharissa's beauty's wine,
St. Vaneng, d. Normandy, 688. Which to madness doth incline :
St. Adrian, Abbot at Cant.d.710. Such a liquor, as no brain
St. Brithwald, Abp. of Canter- | That is mortal can sustain.
bury. d. 731.


We tell the ladies that good wives make good husbands; I believe it is a more indisputable position that good brothers make good sisters.-Johnson, in die.

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