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Intelligent of seasons, they get forth
Their aëry caravan, high over seas
Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing
Easing their flight; so steers the prudent crane.
Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bath'd
Their downy breast : the swan with arched neck,
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows
Her state with oary feet.- Milton's Orniscopy.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

VI. Archbishop (Thomas) Cranmer, Saint Swithin (Bishop) A. D. Non. 1489, Aslacton, Notts.

862. Winchester. 2.

Frederic Theophilus Klopstock, John X. (Pope) suffocated, 928.

1724, Quedlinburg, Saxony. Henry I. the Fowler (Emperor), Charles Peter de Fleurieu, 1738, of Germany, 936. Lyons.

Adolphus, Count of Nassau,

1298, killed, near Spires.

St. Peter, of Luxemburg, 1387. He is extremely well-versed

d. Metz. in all the little handicrafts of an M.Nostrodamus, 1566. d. Salon. idle man : makes a May-fly to

Adrien de Valois, 1692. a miracle ; and furnishes the

Thomas Baker, 1740. St. John's, whole country with angle-rods.

Cambridge.
Will Wimble.

Thomas Morecroft, [Will Wim

ble) 1741. d. Dublin.

President James West, 1772. Obits of the Latin Church.

Jean Jaques Rousseau, 1778. The Visitation of the Blessed

Ermenonville ( Isle of Poplars).
Virgin Mary. (See English Dionysius Diderot, 1784. Paris?
Church Calendar.)

Dr. P. Russel, 1805. d. London.
Sts. Processus and Martinian,
Martyrs, 1st Century.

Will is a particular favourite St. Monegondes, a female Re- of all the young heirs, and now cluse at Tours, 570,

and then presents a pair of garSt. Oudoceus, Bishop of Lan. ters of his own knitting to their daff, 6th Century.

mothers or sisters ; inquiring as St. Otho, Bishop of Bamberg, often as he meets them how buried, 1139.

they wear!' Addison.

Ici repose l'Homme de la Nature et de la Vérité. - Rousseau's Epitaph.

Sweet swan of Avon! what a sight it were,
To see thee in our waters yet appear;
And make those flights upon the banks of Thames,
That so did take Eliza, and our James !
But stay; I see thee in this hemisphere
Advanc'd, and made a constellation there :-
Shine forth, thou star of poets; and with rage,
Or influence, chide, or cheer, the drooping stage.-Jonson.

Acts.

JOHN BALIOL subscribes his abdication at Kincardin, 1296. For three years he had the Tower of London, and a circuit round the walls of twenty miles for his possession; and on the 18th July, 1299, was permitted by Edward to retire into Normandy, where he died, forgotten, 1305.

The discovery of an island covered with wood, and named from that circumstance Madeira, by John Gonzales Zarco and Tristan Vaz, two gentlemen belonging to the household of Prince Henry, of Portugal, a nephew of our Henry IV. 1419. It was the next year colonized, and planted with the Cyprian vine, and sugar-cane of Sicily.

The great and decisive battle of Marston Moor, between the Royalists and Confederates, which, with the fall of York, extinguished the power of the former in the northern counties, seven in the evening, 1644. -See 14th June. The Scotch, under the Earl of Leven, “ took to their heels." Fairfax won the field by a vigorous rally, which turned the tide of the day.

Marlborough's victory at Schellenberg, in Bavaria, 1704.

The Bill for the Union of Great Britain with Ireland receives upon this day the royal assent, 1800.--See 1st January.

Sir Henry Wotton's correspondence, 1613: “I will entertain you at present with what happened at the Bank side. The King's players had a new play, called " All is True,"representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage ; the knights of the order with their Georges and Garter, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like: sufficient in truth within a while to make greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous. Now, King Henry making a Masque at the Cardinal Wolsey's house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the stuff did light on the thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoke, it kindled inwardly, and ran round like a train, consuming within an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrick.

Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue.---Shakspeare.

...... 451

My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind,
So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung
With ears that sweep away the morning dew;
Crook-kneed, and dew-lap'd like Thessalian bulls;
Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells,
Each under each. A cry more toneable
Was never holla'd to, nor cheer'd with horn,
In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly.- Theseus.

Day.

Births.

Deaths.

V. Louis XI. (of France), 1423, Antoninus Africanus Gordian, Non. Bourges.

A.D.237. kill. near Carthage. 3.

Mary de Medicis (of France),

1642. d. Cologne. Good Master Mustard-seed, I Robert Randolph, 1671. Donknow your patience well: that

nington. same cowardly, giant-like ox- Francis Willughby, 1672. Midbeef hath devoured many a gen

dleton, Warwickshire. tleman of your house : I promise William Powell, 1769. Bristol. you, your kindred hath made

my

Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, eyes water ere now. I desire

1792. d. Brunswick.

Battista Foderini, you more acquaintance, good Giovanni Master Mustard-seed.-Bottom.

1799. d. Venice. Count Delauney, 1812. assassi

nated, Barnes.

Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Phocas (a Gardener), Mar-

Write me a prologue : and tyr at Sinope, c. 303.

let it seem to say, we will do no St. German, 1st Bishop of the

harm with our swords; and that Isle of Man, Disciple of St.

Pyramus is not killed indeed : Patrick.

and for the more better assuSt. Gunthiern, Prince in Wales,

rance, tell them that I am Bot6th Century St. Bertran, Bishop of Mans, them out of fear.

tom, the weaver: this will put 623.

Midsummer's Dream. St. Guthagon of Flanders (trans.

lation), 8th Century.

The cat will mew, and dog will have his day. --Shakspeare.

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The garlands wither on your brow,

Then boast no more your mighty deeds;
Upon death's purple altar now
See where the victor victim bleeds:

All heads must come

To the cold tomb,
Only the actions of the just
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.---Shirley.

Acts.

THE APOLLINARIAN games are annually celebrated under the superintendence of the Roman prætors, the third of July, for eight days. They were instituted to appease the wrath of Apollo, after the battle of Cannæ. Then the buskin'd muse of tragedy appeared upon the stage. The ludi Apollinares agreed, in some respects, with the Pythian games.

The fall of the two Gordians, after a reign of thirty-six days, 237. Maximus and Balbinus were elected on the ninth day, at Rome.

The battle of Adrianople and overthrow of Licinius, when Constantine took possession of Byzantium, which he afterwards made the seat of his empire, and named it Constantinopolis, 323.

The inauguration at Rheims of Hugh Capet, the founder of the third race in the French monarchy, 987.

The sacred play of the " Passion” is represented in the park of Vexmeil, attended by the French nobility, 1437.

Shirley's comedy, called The Young Admiral," is licensed by Sir Henry Herbert. He observes : “ Being free from oaths, prophaneness, or obscenes, it hath given me much delight and satisfaction in the reading, and may serve for a pattern to other poets, not only for the bettering of manners and language, but for the improvement of the quality, which hath received some brushings of late. It may be acted this 3 July, 1633.”

William, Prince of Orange, is invested with the Stadtholderate of Holland, by the people, in his twenty-second year, 1672.

We saw distinctly, observes the Professor Humboldt, for the first time, the Cross of the South only in the night of the 4th and 5th of July, in the sixteenth degree of latitude. Among the Portuguese and Spaniards, a religious sentiment attaches them to a constellation, the form of which recals the sign of the faith, planted by their ancestors in the deserts of the New World. It is known at what hour of the night, in different seasons, the Southern Cross is erect or inclined.”. -See Paul and Virginia.

Big with malicious langhter:
Poor Truth comes panting after.--- Sheridan.

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No one, indeed, who considers the structure of the universe with attention, can fail of having his mind filled with the supremest veneration for its Author. Who can contenuplate, without astonishment, the motion of a comet, running far beyond the orb of Saturn, endeavouring to escape into the pathless regions of unbounded space, yet feeling at its utmost distance the attractive influence of the sun, hearing, as it were, the voice of God arresting its progress, and compelling it, after a lapse of ages, to reiterate its ancient course?

Dr. Watson.

Day.

Births.

Beaths.

IV.

William, Duke of Luneburg, Antonius Gordian, A. D. 237. Non. 1535.

strangled, (se) Carthage. 4.

Christian Gellert, 1715, Hay- St. Elizabeth (of Portugal), nicken.

1336.

James Fynes, Lord Say and What is there that you can Sele, 1450, beheaded, Cheapaccount for ? pot for the germi- side. nation of a blade of grass, not John Fryth, 1533. burned, for the fall of a leaf of the forest

Smithfield. -and will you refuse to lay William Bird, 1623. (Quo?) hold on immortality, because he Anthony Escobar de Mendoza, has not given you, because he, 1669. probably, could not give to such Meric Casaubon, 1671. Cantera being as man (a child in ap- bury. prehension), a full manifestation Henry Bentinck, Duke of Portof his paternal design.-Watson. land, 1726. d. St. Jago, Ja

maica. Obits of the Latin Church.

Joseph Vanaken, 1749. Ant

werp. St. Sisoes of Sceté, c. 429.

John Joseph Vade, 1757.
St. Bolcan, Abbot of Kilmore, Samuel Richardson, 1761. St.
c. 5th Century.

Bride's.
St. Bertha, Widow, Abbess in Charles Alexander, oj Lorraine,
Artois, 725.

1780.
St. Odo, Archbishop of Canter- Fisher Ames, 1804. Boston,
bury, 961.

N. A.
St. Ulric, Bp. of Ausburg, 973. Bishop (Richard) Watson, 1816.
St. Finbar of Crimlen, 1st Abbot.

d. Calgarth Park.
[Translation of St. Martin.]

What think you of the morality of actions, of the distinction between vice and virtue, criine and innocence, sin and duty? what think you of the gift of freedom of will, when the abuse of freedom becomes the cause of general misery?

Bishop Watson. 451 .....

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