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Each test, and every light, his muse will bear,
Though Epictetus with his lamp were there.-Dryden.


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He was very little disturbed at the marks of contempt which his ill fortune brought upon him, from those whom he never esteemed, and with whom he never considered himself as levelled by any calamities; and though it was not without some uneasiness that he saw some, whose friendship he valued, change their behaviour; he yet was more inclined to despise them, than to lament himself.-Life of Savage.

Obits of the Latin Church. St. Marcellus (Pope), d. 310. St. Macarius, the elder, of Egypt, d. 390.

St. Honoratus, Abp. of Arles, d. 429.

St. Fursey, Abbot in Ireland, d. c. 650.

Saints, the five Friars, Ms. at Morocco, 1220.

St. Henry, Hermit of Northumberland, d. 1127.

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Bp. Rufus de Belmeis, 1127. St. Osyth.

Edward, Earl of Lincoln, 1585.

Edmund Spenser, 1599. Abbey.
Dudley, Lord North, 1666.
Oliver Patru, 1681.
R. Nelson, 1715. Kensington.
F. M. Misson, 1721. d. London.
S. Aug. Souciet, 1744.
John Lewis, 1747. Thanet.
Miss Hill Boothby, 1756.
Dr. John Leland, 1766.
Paul Henry Maty, 1787.
Edward Gibbon, 1794. Fletching.
Sir John Moore, 1809.k. Elvina.
Charles Lloyd, 1828.

We shall best honour the dead by extending our protection to the living;- -we must assist and defend their widows, protect and honour their parents, embrace and cherish their orphans.


You will discharge yourself best of your duty to your friends, if you do not wait till they apply to you; but freely, and of your own accord, relieve and assist them when occasion requires. Isocrates.

No useless coffin confin'd his breast,

Nor in sheet, nor in shroud, we bound him;

But he lay, like a warrior taking his rest,
With his martial cloak around him.-Wolfe.


THIS day the Roman citizens dedicated to the goddess Concord.

William de Hamilton, Dean of York, is appointed Chancellor of England, 1305.

Columbus sails from Haïti for Europe on this day, and arriving at Palos, 15th of March, 1493, he completes his first American adventure. An act of parliament is passed in 1542, which declares that "It shall be felony to practise, or cause to be practised, conjuration, witchcraft, enchantment, or sorcery, to get money; or to consume any person in his body, members, or goods; or to provoke any person to unlawful love; or for the despite of Christ, or lucre of money, to pull down any cross; or to declare where goods stolen be." Another curious piece of wisdom is pronounced by the senate, held on the same day, in the following year, prohibiting any "woman, or artificers' prentices, journeymen, servingmen, of the degree of yeomen, or under, husbandmen, or labourers, to read the New Testament in ENGLISH."

Thomas Harriot begins to observe the positions and revolutions of the satellites of the planet Jupiter, 1610.

Lady Montagu writes to her sister from Vienna, 1717: " I forgot to tell you one curiosity in all the German courts, which I cannot forbear taking notice of all the princes keep favourite dwarfs. The emperor and empress have two of these little monsters, as ugly as devils, especially the female; but they are all bedaubed with diamonds, and stand at her majesty's elbow in all public places. I am told the King of Denmark has so far improved upon this fashion, that his dwarf is his chief minister. I can assign no reason for their fondness of these pieces of deformity, but the opinion all the absolute princes have, that it is below them to converse with the rest of mankind; and, not to be quite alone, they are forced to seek their companions among the refuse of human nature."

Admiral Rodney defeats the Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent, 1780. The bean-fed friars in 1790 are ejected from their convents by an Augean labour of the French Revolution.

The battle of Corunna and death of Sir John Moore.-See Deaths.

I am not the first admiral of my family: let them call me what they may. David was once a shepherd, and I serve the same God who placed him upon the throne. Columbus.


His virtues walk'd their narrow round,

Nor made a pause, nor left a void;

And sure the eternal Master found

His single talent well employ'd.-Lines on Levett.

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XVI. B. de Montfaucon, 1655, Sau- Caius Marius, B. C. 86. Rome.



lage. Anth. de la Motte, 1672, Paris. Arch. Bower, 1686, Dundee. B. Franklin, 1706, Boston, N.A. George Lord Lyttelton, 1709. Francis Gossec, 1733, Vergniers. Victor Alfieri, 1749, Asti.

Obits of the Latin Church. St. Anthony, Patriarch of Monks, d. Egypt, 356. Sts. Speusippus, Eleusippus, and Meleusippus, (three twin brothers) Martyrs in Cappadocia. St. Sulpicius (the severe), Abp. of Bourges, d. 591.

St. Nennius (or Nennidhius),

Theodosius the Great, A.D. 395. d. Milan.

Dagobert III.(of Neustria), 715.
George Scanderbeg, 1467. Lissa.
R. Fermor, 1553. Eston-Neston.
Philip de Neri, 1556. Florence.
J. Alvarez de Paz, 1620.
Went. Earl of Roscommon, 1684.

John Ray, 1705. Black Notley.
Jabez Hughes, 1731.

G. Byng, Lord Torrington, 1733. Sir Robert Monro, 1746. killed, Falkirk.

Robert Levett, 1782. Bridewell. Bp. (G.) Horne, 1792. Eltham. Anquetil du Perron, 1805. d.


To do an ill action, is base;
Abbot in Ulster, 6th Century: to do a good one, which involves

St. Sulpicius, (le débonnaire,)
Abp. of Bourges, 644.

you in no danger, is nothing

more than common; but it is

St. Milgithe (or Milvida), V. of the property of a good man, to

Kent, 7th Century.

do great and good things, though he risks every thing by it.


Scarcely have I ever heard or read the introductory phrase, “I may say without vanity," but some striking and characteristic instance of vanity has immediately followed.


The feeble eyes of our aspiring thoughts
Behold things present, and record things past;
But things to come exceed our human reach,
And are not painted yet in angels' eyes.-Peele.


MARTIN LUTHER preached at Wittemberg his final sermon, 1546. George Peele, the scholar, the poet, the wit, and, in every sense, the actor, after revelling in all the license of an age unparalleled in this country for the variety and extent of talent, as well as the vices it engendered, in the extremity of age, disease, remorse, and poverty, the scorn of those who, by report or experience, were familiar with his life, deserted by most of his friends and associates, and written down by the rivals of his quill, is now, in 1596, reduced literally to his last shift. Lord Burleigh, who at no period had distinguished himself as a patron of divinity, in verse, and being, also, on the verge of his temporal career, would be the least likely to remember that such a thing as the "Tale of Troy" had ever been syllabled, in the household phrase, and stood a ten years' battery of the public finger. This stale book, therefore, of five hundred lines, our wretched poet resolved to dedicate, as something new, to his lordship; and on the present day it was presented by necessity's servant, his daughter, who, if the "merry jests" be true, was all part of her father, and a most conceited wench. The Epistle is couched in a strain of clumsy adulation; but there is one passage, "long sickness having so enfeebled me maketh bashfulness almost become impudency," which seems to realize the trope of Gray, that even in our ashes live their wonted fires; for the boldest of rogues did not long survive this stroke of deception-he was assuredly dead in 1598, the bitter sport, both in his person and writings, of insolence, want, and revenge.

The uncommon phenomenon of a lunar rainbow (iris lunaris) is observed for an hour at Wakefield on the night of this day, 1806.

Æsop's pretty allegories, stealing under the formal tales of beasts, make many more beastly than beasts, begin to hear the sound of virtue from those dumb speakers. Sidney.

I looked back upon all the passages and occurrences of the old year, as a traveller looks back upon a wilderness, through which he has passed with weariness and sorrow of heart, reaping no other fruit of his labour than the poor consolation, that, dreary as the desert was, he left it all behind him.

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St. Anastasius, Patriarch of
Alexandria, 373.

Benedict X. (Antipope), 1059.
Margaret (of Hungary), 1271.
Amurath III. (Emperor), 1596.
Cha. le Cointe, 1681. d. Paris.
Arcangelo Corelli, 1713. Rome.
Sir Sam. Garth, 1719. Harrow.
Pr. Clementina, 1735. d. Rome.
J. Baskerville, 1775. Wolverley.

Even natural light reveals the blackness of wrong; and that religion shines but dimly, that does not discover it. They Sir J. Pringle, 1782. d. London. wound religion to the quick Dumiter Raduly, 1782. d. Hathat, slighting its practice, show it to the world with adulterated spots.-Feltham.

Obits of the Latin Church.

St. Paul, and 36 Companions,
Martyrs in Egypt.

St. Prisca, Virgin, M. at Rome,

275. (See Eng. Church Cal.) St. Deicolus (or St. Deel), of Ireland, d. 625.

romszeck, aged 140.
John Duncombe, 1785.
Bp. Egerton, 1787. St. James's.
W.B. Cadogan, 1797. Reading.
Sir George Staunton, 1801.
Aug.Darquier, 1802. d. Toulouse.
Peter Mareschal, 1803. d. Paris.
Abp. Moore, 1805. Lambeth.
Lyon Levy, 1810. killed, Mo-
nument Yard.

This is the English, not the

St. Ulfrid (or Wolfred) of Eng- Turkish court; not Amurath an

land, Martyr, 1028.

Amurath succeeds, but Harry
Harry.-King Henry IV.

Be merry and wise.-Lycurgus.

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