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Making his way between the cup and golden diadem.---Spenser.
AWAKE, awake, my Lyre !
In sounds that may prevail ;
Though so exalted she,
And I so lowly be,
Hark! how the strings awake :
Themselves with awful fear,
Now all thy forces try,
Now all thy charms apply,
Weak, Lyre! thy virtue sure
To cure, but not to wound,
Too weak too wilt thou prove
My passion to remove,
Sleep, sleep again, my Lyre !
In sounds that will prevail ;
All thy vain mirth lay by,
Bid thy strings silent lie,
The scentless and the scented Rose ; this red,
The Court of Flora.
Atheist, forbear! no more blaspheme :
Cal. Paulus Manutius, 1512, Venice. Edgar (of England), 975. Glas1. Bishop (Joseph) Hall, 1574, tonbury Abbey.
Bristow Park, Leicestershire. Bishop Mauger, 1212. died, Louis Joseph, Duke de Vendome, Ponthieu. 1654.
Pierre des Essars, 1413. beLouis Cæsar, Duke d'Estrées, headed, Paris. 1695.
John Bradford, 1555. burned, Jean Baptiste, Comte de Ro- Smithfield.
chambeau, 1725, Vendome. The Admirable Crichton, 1582. Adam, Viscount Duncan, 1731, assassinated, Mantua. Dundee, Angus-shire. Isaac Casaubon, 1614. West
minster Abbey. Obits of the Latin Church.
Nicholas Tufton, Earl of Thanet, Sts. Julius and Aaron, British
1681. erecuted, Tyburn.
killed, Boyne. (St. Patrick's.) St. Gal, 1st Bishop of Clermont,
Edward Lhuyd, 1709. died,
J. B. Nolin, 1762. d. Paris.
John Brutus, 1762. d. Paris.
William Huntingdon, 1813, d. St. Rumbold, Bishop and Mar
Sir Thomas Bernard, 1818. d.
No guilt, no frown from heaven disturbs his soul,
The Months. The fifth Roman month (Quintilis), received its present dignified appellative from Julius, the Cæsar, by a posthumous act of the senate ; for in this potent month he had his birth. It agrees with the first month, Muharram, of the Arabs and Turks ; with the fifth moon, Epiphi, of the ancient Egyptian year; with the eleventh historical month, Ah, of the Jews; with the eleventh moon, Behen, of the Persians; with the eleventh moons, Lous, Esthius, and Aphrodisius, of the Syro-Macedonians, Paphians, and Bithynians; with the eleventh moons, Hamlt, Abii, and Maryats, of the Abyssinians, Copts, and Armenians; with the tenth solar month, Tamus, of the Syrians; with the second month, Metagitnion, of the Athenians; the eleventh, Gorpæus, of the Macedonians, and the seventh, Panemus, of their solar year. By the Germans and Hollanders it is named Hooy (in English hay) month.
The Anniversary of the death of Aaron, in Mount Hor, the first day of the month Ab, a century and twenty-three years old, B. C. 1452.
The Noumenia, were Grecian games observed at the commencement of every lunar month, or the new moon, in honour of all the gods, heroes, and dæmons; but especially of the great Apollo, surnamed Neoménius.
The Metagitnia was a festival in this month celebrating the virtues of Apollo Metagitnius, and kept by those inhabitants of Melite, who left their residences and settled in Attica; as the name implies, a removal from one neighbourhood to another. So in the Roman Calendar the calends of July was the legal or periodical day appointed for (as we say) moving ; the “ migrationes in alienas ædes.”
Vespasian is proclaimed at Alexandria, by the governor of Egypt (in opposition to Vitellius); which is the date of his accession to the Empire, B.C. 69. The general was then at Cæsarea, the capital of Judæa, where, two days later, he who had fought thirty battles on British ground, and reduced two powerful nations and twenty towns, with the Isle of Wight, under the yoke of Rome, was saluted by the legions.
Crichton's death is placed by Urquhart on the 27th Feb. at the Carnival. Never reveal your secrets to any, except it, be as much their interest to keep them, as it is yours they should be kept. - Isocrates.
In vain to deserts thy retreat is made ;
The crusaders under Richard Plantagenet and Philip de, Valois, amounting to 100,000 warriors and pilgrims, assemble in the plains of Vezelai, 1190. They separated on the last of the month at Lyons, the French king taking the road to Genoa, Richard that to Marseilles.
Louis IX. of France sails from Aigues Mortes upon his fatal crusade, against the infidels of Tunis in Africa, 1270.
Charles II. signs his charter incorporating “ The Governors of the Charity for the relief of poor Widows and Children of Clergymen,” 1678 ; with license to possess any estate not exceeding the value of £2000. The governors, after the accession of Dr. Turner's noble donation, obtained an augmentation of the license to an income of £5000, dated 16th December 1714.
The great battle on the banks of the Boyne, in Kildare, 1690. James fled upon his discomfiture to France : Drogheda and Dublin surrendered. “ And if King William be returning we may say of him as Cæsar said, ' Veni, vidi, vici ;' but, to alloy much of this, the French fleet rides in our channel (24th June, O. S.), ours not daring to interfere, and the enemy threatening to land.” King William returned to England on the 15th of August, leaving Lord Sydney “ Governor of what is conquered in Ireland, which is near three parts.”
The town of Athlone on the Shannon is taken by storm under General Ginkell, afterwards Earl of Athlone, 1691. The celebrated Colonel Grace was governor.
Harley, Earl of Oxford, is acquitted by his peers, and released from his confinement (during two years) in the Tower, 1717. It was the signal for the retirement of this worthy steersman from public life.
Sir Eyre Coote defeats Hyder Ally, at Porto Novo, near Cuddalore, with a very unequal force. Upon the 27th of August he drove this powerful invader from all his posts, and from the field, after the hard contest of a day, 1781. Hyder was the father of the famed Tippoo Saheb.
A good name is the embalming of princes.- King Charles I.