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What voice is this, I prithee mark,

With so much music in it?
Too sweet methinks to be a lark,
Too loud to be a linnet.--- Earl of Pembroke.

The tenth of Jiar was a fast with the Jews for the death of their High
Priest, Eli, and for the taking of the ark by the Philistines.

The death of William, Earl of Pembroke, requires a particular memorial, for he was the son of the illustrious Mary Sidney, and united in himself the exquisite virtues of his mother with the manners, accomplishments, and character of a true English Gentleman; beloved by every good man, and by all the muses of the age in which he flourished, and especially, because gratefully (as it is ever between fine minds), by the glory of the English stage. In the dedication, by the players, of their first folio to this nobleman and his younger brother (the foil of courtesy and the blot of history), Philip Earl of Montgomery, 1623 : "Since your lordships have been pleased to think these trifles something, heretofore,” say these fellowlabourers in the art of pleasing, “ and have prosecuted both them and their author, living, with so much favour, we hope that you will use the like indulgence toward them you have done unto their parent. There is a great difference, whether any book choose his patrons or find them : this hath done both; for so much were your lordships likings of the several parts, when they were acted, as before they were published the volume asked to be yours. We have but collected them, and done an office to the dead to procure his orphans guardians, without ambition either of self-profit or fame : only to keep the memory of so worthy a friend and fellow alive, as was our Shakspeare.” In the Spring of 1598, Lord William Herbert left Wilton, to mingle with the gaieties of the court and capital; but like the antipathies of Jaques, they were not cogenial ; and although courted and noticed by all whom he could desire to please, still he was considered, by the wild and envious, a melancholy young man. “He lived," saith Clarendon, “ many years about the court before in it, and never by it.”

The terms of peace offered by the Rajah of Bhurtpore are acceded to by the East India Company, and signed the 24th of December following, 1805. The ministry of Mr. Canning began, on the vigil of his birthday, and continued until his death in August, the same year, 1827.

Love is a sort of friendship; and is either honest, that is, printed only on a virtuous mind; or dishonest, that is, aiming only at corporal brutal pleasures.


And shall not his memory to Britain be dear,
Whose example with envy all nations behold;
A statesman unbiassed by int'rest or fear,
By power uncorrupted, untainted by gold.

Canning's Lines on Pitt.




III. Id. 11.

Marc Antony Muretus, 1526, Cardinal Henry Beaufort, 1447.

Muret, near Limoges. | Winchester. Christopher Smart, 1722, Ship-Gast. de Foix, 1512. k. Ravenna. bourne.

Gregory XIII. (Pope), 1585. John Marshal Lannes, 1769, Philip Hecquet, 1737. Paris. Lectoure.

'James, Earl Waldegrave, 1741. George Canning, 1770, London. Villeneuve de Brancas, 1758.

G. Canning, 1771. Marylebone. Horsemen on wide downs are Stanislaus Poniatowsky (of Pooften closely attended by a little lund), 1798. d. Petersburg. party of swallows for miles toge- A. de Rivarol, 1801. d. Berlin. ther, which plays before and behind them, sweeping around, The house, or chimney (penand collecting all the skulking sile] swallow, is the first comer insects that are roused by the lof all the British hirundines; trampling of the horses' feet.- and appears in general on or White of Selborne.

about the 13th of April, as I

have remarked from many Obits of the Latin Church. years'observation. Not but St. Antipas, a primitive Martyr now and then a straggler is

at Pergamus.See Rev. ii. 13. seen much earlier: and, in parSt. Leo the Great, Pope, ticular, when I was a boy, I (translation), d. 461.

observed a swallow, for a whole St. Maccai, Abbot in Scotland. day together, on one sunny warm c. 5th Century.

Shrove Tuesday.—This little St. Guthlake, Patron of Crou- bird begins to form her nest, five, land Abbey, d. 714.

six, or more feet down the chimSt. Aid, Abbot in Ireland. ney, about the middle of May.

A man of merit, holding different political principles, is like an object seen in two different mediums, that appears crooked or broken, however straight and enį tire it may be in itself. --Addison. Susanoo.......................... 228' ..........

Annual for me, the grape, the rose, renew
The juice nectarious, and the balmy dew;
For me, the mine a thousand treasures brings ;
For me health gushes from a thousand springs;
Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise;
My foot-stool earth, my canopy the skies.---Essay on Man.

Acts. The trial of Milo for the murder of Clodius in the consulship of Pompey, B. C. 52. All the unwashed industry of the city was crammed within the Forum upon that momentous day ; but neither Cato's candid ballot, nor the splendid labours of Tully were sufficient to save the tyrant-killer, so that he was banished to Marseilles, and his estate confiscated. This same day, B. C. 44, we find Marc Antony in the Senate recording a decree of Julius Cæsar on behalf of the Jews, made four and thirty days only before his assassination. The decree is addressed to the Senate of Paros, who had forbidden the Delian Jews to worship in the manner of their forefathers : “Now it does not please us,” says the Dictator, “ that such laws should be made against our friends and confederates ; for even in that decree wherein we forbid other Bacchanal revellers to meet in the city of Rome, the Jews alone were permitted to bring in their contributions and assemble at their common suppers.” In B. C. 33, Cicero writes to Cneius Plancus, then in Gaul, “ Despise the false splendour of all those empty honours that are short-lived and transitory ; true glory is founded upon virtue alone, which is never so illustriously distinguished as when it displays itself by important services to our country.” This Plancus was the founder of the city of Lyons, most probably in the present year.

The battle of Ravenna, 1512. King William and Mary are inaugurated, 1689. Pope acknowledges Warburton's explication and defence of his Essay on Man, 1732. A treaty is signed between Great Britain and Russia, the basis of the Anti-Gallican Alliance, 1805:--Austria coalesced on the 9th of August following. Napoleon subscribes the treaty of abdication at Paris, 1814, the same day that the white banner was advanced by Lord Wellington on the ramparts of Toulouse. The Catholic Bill of privileges passed the House of Peers this morning, 1829.

It is indeed the same system as mine, but illustrated with a ray of your own, as they say our natural body is the same still when it is glorified.

Pope to Warburton.

Flat faces, such as would disgrace a screen,
Such as in Bantam's embassy were seen;
Unrais'd, unrounded, were the rude delight
Of brutal nations only born to fight.
Long time the sister arts, in iron sleep,
A heavy sabbath did supinely keep :
At length in Raphael's age, at once they rise,
Stretch all their limbs, and open all their eyes.---Dryden.




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Prid. Matthias Pasor, 1599, Herborne. Lucius Annæus Seneca, A. D. Ed. Bird, 1772, Wolverhampton. 65. Rome.

Marcus Claudius Tacitus (Ein

peror), 276. assassinated, TyDemochares, one of the am - 1

ana upon Sarus. bassadors to Philip, told him, in Archbishop (Henry) Chicheley, reply to the compliment What is 1443. Canterbury. there, gentlemen, that I can do to J. Marquess of Hamilton, 1604. oblige the Athenians, that “they Francis Guyet, 1655. would take it for a great obliga- Thomas Stanley, 1678. St. Martion if he would be pleased to tin's. hang himself.” Philip restrained John Kettlewell, 1695. Barking. the indignation of the by-stand-James Benignus Bossuet, 1704. ers by this memorable observa-/ Meaux. tion to the rest of the ambassa- | Dr. George Cheynie, 1743. d. dors, Pray tell the Athenians! Bath. that it is worse to speak such Samuel Say, 1743. died, St. things than to hear and forgive James's.

Seneca. William Kent, 1748. d. Bur.

lington House. (Chiswick.)

Francis Bellenger, 1749.d.Paris. Obits of the Latin Church.

Dr. Edward Young, 1765.

1 Welwyn. St. Victor of Braga, c. 303.

Elias de Crebillon, 1777. Paris. St. Julius, Pope, d. 352.

Peter Metastasio, 1782. Vienna.
St. Sabas, the Goth, Martyr, Joseph Raulin, 1784. d. Paris.

St. Zeno, Bishop of Verona, d.

Joseph Dacre Carlyle, 1804. d.

Newcastle. 380.


A false and a childish sorrow is appeased with as false and as childish a revenge.


Forth came Mother Cybele; alone,
In sombre chariot: dark foldings thrown
About her majesty; with turrets crown'd.
Four maned lions hale the sluggish wheels.--- Keats.


Cybele. The day when the shrine of this potent divinity was received at Rome from Pessinus in Phrygia, and deposited within the Temple of Victory, B. C. 205, Scipio Africanus and Crassus Dives, consuls. It was in pursuance of an oracle in the Sybilline books, which affirmed, " That if a foreign enemy invaded Italy (meaning the Carthaginians), they might be vanquished by introducing the goddess Cybele into the

Capitol.” Ovid is very diffuse respecting the Megalesian rites, which { consisted chiefly of noise, feasting, and a general freedom from restraint.

The siege of Constantinople by the French and Venetian crusaders, 1204. In the pillage which followed the conquest of this superb city, all the admirable monuments of Grecian genius were demolished. Among these, says Nicetas, was a colossal Hercules, by the master Lysippus, " of such magnitude that his thumb was equal to the waist, his leg to the stature of a common man ; his chest ample, his shoulders }broad, his limbs strong and muscular, his hair curled, his aspect commanding. Without his bow, or quiver, or club, his lion's skin carelessly thrown over him, he was seated on an osier basket, his right leg and arm stretched to the utmost, his left knee bent and supporting his elbow, his head reclining on his left hand, his countenance indignant and pensive.” Hercules was one of the few immortals of Pagan antiquity who might have commanded the esteem of these western iconoclasts.

Francis Alvares arrives at the Court of David, the Abyssinian king, 1520. Admiral Rodney defeats the French fleet, commanded by the Count de Grasse, off Dominica, in the Western Indies, 1782. The French fleet in Basque Roads is destroyed by Lord Cochrane, 1809.

Low Sunday. The Octave or first Sunday after Easter Day, which closes our holy Christian festival.

Man surely has some latent sense, for which this place affords no gratification ; or he has some desires, distinct from sense, which must be satisfied before he can be happy.


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