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PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THE WHIG ALMANAC.

BY DAVID YOUNG, PHILOM.

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this year.

Notes, &c. for the year 1844. Solar Cycle... Venus ( 9 ) will be Evening Star until July 23d, then Roman Indiction. Morning Star until May 16th, 1845.

Year of the great Julian Period..

6557 The Moon will run highest this year about the 19th

EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES. of (II) Gemini; and lowest about the 19th degree of ( f) Sagittarius.

D. H. M. "The latitude of Herschel will be about 43' 42" south Summer Solstice, June..

Vernal Equinox, March..

20 6 59 M

21 3 50 M Longitude of the Moon's ascending node (12) in the Winter Solstice, December.

Autumnal Equinox, September...... .22 6 0 E

21 11 34 M middle of this year, 8 signs and 13 degrees. Mean obliquity of the Ecliptic in the middle of this

MOVEABLE FEASTS. year, 123d 27 34.5". True obliquity at the same time,) Easter Sunday

April 7 23° 27' 31.3.

Rogation Sunday.

May 12
CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES.
Ascension day..

May 16 Dominical Letters..

May 26 Whit-Sunday, (Pentecost).

.G.F. Golden Number, or Lunar Cycle.

Trinity Sunday.

June 2

Dec Epact, or Moon's age, Jan Ist..

Advent Sunday..

11

ECLIPSES IN THE YEAR 1844.
There will be five Eclipses this year; three of the Sun and two of the Moon.

1. There will be an Eclipse of the Moon at the time of her full on the evening of the 31st of May. This Eclipse will be altogether invisible

at St. Louis, Natchez, New-Orleans, Cincinnati, and throughout the greatest part of the United States; but at the following

places the Moon will rise a few minutes before her last contact with the Earth's shadow, with a small Eclipse on her upper limb, as stated below :

Boston. Harttord. ÎN. York. Philadel. Baltimore, Charl'st'n

h. m.

h. m.

h. m. h. m. h. m. h. m. h. m. The Moon Rises at..

7 32 7 30 7 27 7 25 7 23 75 The Eclipse ends.

7 47 740 7 35 7 30 7 25 7 11 Magnitude at rising. 3 digits! 2 digits) 1.6 digits 1 digit | 0.4 digit

1.2 digits II. There will be an Eclipse of the Sun at the tiire of New Moon, June 15th, in the evening, invisible in the United States; visible in the South Pacific and Great Southern Oceans.

III. There will be an Eclipse of the Sun at the time of New Moon, November 10th, in the morning, invisible. This Eclipse will be visible only in a very small portion of the Great Southern Ocean.

IV. There will be a total Eclipse of the Moon on Sunday. November 24th, in the evening, visible and chiefly visible in the United States.

Beginn.

End of End of Visible at

Begin. of total Middle total the darkness.

darkness. Eclipse. h. m. b.

m. h. m. h. m. Boston.

5 51 6 14 7 03 7 47

8 55% New-York,

4 531 63 6 481 7 35 8 431 Philadelphia, Utica.

4 487 5 57 6 431 7 30 8 384 Baltimore, Kingston, Canada.

4 431

6 384 7 25 3 333 Rochester

6 333 7 20 8 28% Pittsburgh

4 298

6 244 7 11 8 193 Moon

Beginn. Middle End of End of Duration, MagniChiefly visible at

Rises.
of total of the total the

of tude at darkness. Eclipse. darkness. Eclipse. visibility. Rising. h. m.

h. m.

h. m. Digits. Charleston..

4 49
6 241 7 11 8 19 3 304

3.44 Detroit

4 25
6 131 7 0

84 3 433 1.14 Cincinnati.

4 35
6 64 6 53

12 3 264

4.14 Nashville.

4 43

5 573 6 44 7523 3 94 7.00 New-Orleans.

4 57

5 449 6 31 7 394 2 423 11.82 St. Louis.

4 37
0 5 46% 6 33 7 411

8.00 Whole duration (where the whole is visible) 3h. 50m. Duration of total darkness, lh. 33m. Depth of immersion in the Earth's shadow, 17.22 digits from the northern side.

V. There will be a small Eclipse on the northern limb of the Sun on the 9th of December in the afternoon, visible and chiefly visible in the United States.

Boston. İN. York. Baltimore Cincin'ati Charl'st'n: Austin. N Orleans h. m. h. m.

h. m. h. m. h. m. b. m. Beginnmg,

3 45%
3 33 3 21 2 34

2 Greatest obscuration..

4 10 3 58 3 81 3 47 2 16 2 End.

4 32
4

0 Duration

1 11 1 30 0 40 1 30 1 0 Bun sets.

4 25 4 30 Magnitude in digits..

2.08 2.04 1.86 2.94 0.57 2.31 1.15 The sun will be 2 digits eclipsed at setting at Boston, and 1 digit and one-eighth part of a digit at New-York.

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h. m.

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Mr. Clay and Col. Johnson,

2d month, FEBRUARY, 1844.

29 days. In the memoir of Col. Johnson, lately published, (says the Oswego Republican,) he pays the following eloquent ÇOLD BY EVAPORATION:--Evaporation pro- | MOON'S PHASES. Boston. N.York Baltimore Ch'leston on Mer. tribute to the character of the Whig, candidate, Mr. Clay. duces cold, because a fluid, when it assumes

ds. Jh.m. h.m. h.m. h.m.

h, m. S. It should silence forever, the mouthing, small beer politi- 9 the form of vapor, abstracts a portion of heat Full Moon.. 4 3 59 mo 3 47 mo 3 37 mo. 13 23 mo. 1 0 13 51 cians, who delight to talk of Mr. Clay's "bargain and in- from the body from which it evaporates. To Third Quarter,

110 38 mo 0 26 mo 0 16 mo. 102 mo. 91 0 14 30 trigue" with Mr. Adams in 1824.

prove this, place a small quantity of ether New Moon.... .18 4 2 mo 3 50 mo 3 40 mo. 3 26 mo. 17 0 14 20 From his earliest political career, he had been associ-f on the back of the hand, and as it evaporates, First Quarter. 26 5 14 mol5 2 mo 4 52 mo. 14 38 mo. 25/ 0 13 24 ated with Mr. Clay, from the same State, and for many considerable cold will be felt. When persons

Calendar for Calendar for years the representative of the adjoining district. For the catch cold after getting their clothes wet, it

Calendar for Calendar for last eighteen years they have both been conspicuous in op

is in consequence of the ova Boston N. York City, Baltmre; Charleston, posite ranks. It has for that length of time, been the inter

poration of water coning the
body so much that the blood- NEW - ENGLAND, Conn.

N. JER- VIRGINIA, N'TH CAROLINA,
est of one to defeat the other. But under no circumstan-
ces could he ever be induced to utter entence the

vessels of the skin are unable N.YORK STATE, SEY, PENNSYL- KENTUCKY TEN’SEE, GEO.,
detriment of Mr. C. as a citizen, a gentleman, a man of

to perform their accustomed MICH. WISKON VANIA, OHIO, AND

functieus. (Phil'cal Exp'nts. honor, of talents and of integrity. As a man he esteemed

ALA., MISSISS.

SAN & IOWA. IND & ILL. MISSOURI. & LOUISIANA.
him, as an old friend he loves him, and in his honor, he
strongly confides. If Mr. Clay were the subject of this

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sketch, justice would require the same tribute of respect

DAILY RECORD. rises sets. sets. Bost rises sets. sets. NY.rises sets. sets.frises sets. sets. Chn. to his magnanimity and fidelity.

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h.mh.m h. m. h. m.sh.m h.m h. m. h. m.sh.mh.m h. m. h.mh.mh.m.h.m. MR. CLAY's Course in regard to the public lands pre

1 Th|17 12 Sirius south 9 53.

7 17 5 11 5 7 9 11 7 135 15 5 2 6 357 10 5 18 4 586 57 5 31 4 41 5 11
sents a striking illustration of his patriotic disinterestedness Fri 16 55 Candlemass day.

17 165 13 5 48 10 13 7 12 5 16 5 44 7 377 95 19 5 416 57 5 32 5 26 6 13
and self-sacrificing devotion to the cause of justice l'he 3 Sa 16 38 General Peace of Paris, 1783, Z 155 14 6 25 11 07 11 5 18 6 32 8 247 85 20 6 196 565 33 6 770
characteristic traits which he displayed upon this question 4G 16 20 (Fr. G.B., U.S., Spain, &c.7 145 15 rises. 11 40 7 10 5 19 rises. 9 42 75 22 rises. 6 555 33 rises. 1 40
remind us of an anecdote of him, related a few years since 5M 16 2 ny Earthquake in Sicily, 1780. 2 135 17 7 15 ev.197 95 20 7 16 9 437 65 23 7 186 555 34 7 21 8 19
by that eminent statesman and high-minded Whig,

Wil 6 Tu 15 44110 Alliance formed between the 115 18 8 26 9 567 85 21 8 27 10 207 55 24 8 276 545 35 8 26 8 56
liam C. Preston, in a speech at Philadelphia. “On one) 7W 15 25 a (U. S. and France, 1780. 7 105 19 9 39 1 331 75 23 9 38 10 577 45 25 8 376 535 36 9 32 9 33
occasion,” said Mr. P., he did me the honor to send forð 8Th 15 6 Earthquake at London, 1780.Z 95 21 10 52 2 107 65 24 10 60 11 342 35 26 10 486 525 37 10 39 10 10
and consult with me. 'After stating what he proposed, 18 Fri 14 47 J. Q. Adams elected Presi-2 85 22 mor. 2 487 55 25 mor. ev.123 25 28 11 596 515 38 11 46 10 48
suggested whether there would not be danger in it-wheth-910 Sa 14 28 it Ident by H. of Rep. 1825.7 75 23 0 5 3 307 35 26 0 2 0 542 15 29 mor. 6 505 39 mor. 11 30
er such a course would not injure his own prospects, as 11 G 14 9 t|De Witt Clinton died, 1828. 55 25 i 17 4 142 25 28 1 13 1 387 05 30 1 96 505 40 0 53 ev.14
* I did not send for you to ask what might be the effects of 13 Tu 13 29 Capt. Cook killed at owy-1 35 213 26 6 291 05 30 3 3 538 575 32 3 178 485 42 2 58 229
the proposed movement on my prospects, but whether it is 14W 13 813

[hee, 1779.7 15 28 4 19 8 26 58 5 31 4 14 5 266 565 33 4 106 475 43 3 53 4 2
right. I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT, THAN BE PRESI-915 Th 12 48

17 05 30 5.3 9 30/6 57 5 32 4 596 546 555 35 4 566 465 441 4 40 5 30
DENT

16 Fri 12 27.Melancthon born, 1497. 6 585 31 5 41 10 326 565 34 5 37 7 56 6 545 36 5 356 455 44 5 22 6 32
A BLUNT EPITAPH.-In Luton churchyard, Bedford- 17 Sa 12 Peace with Eng. ratified 1815.6 575 32 6 12 11 216 545 35 6 10 8 4516 525 37 6 86 445 45 5 59 7 21
shire, an uncourtly voice from the dead to the living $18 G 11 462€ Quinquagesima, Martin Lu-6 565 34 sets.: mor: 6 535 36 sets.. 9 256 515 38 sets.. 6 43 5 46 sets. 81
speaks as follows:

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(ther died, 1546.6 545 35 7 18 0 16 525 37 7 19 10 16 505 39 7 196 435 47 7 20 8 37 Reader! I have left a world

20 Tu 11 3* Voltaire born, 1694.

16 535 36 8 20 0 376 50 5 38 8 20 10 366 495 40 8 196 415 48 8 16 9 12 In which I had much to do,

21W 10 41 Y Ash Wednesday.

(1732.6 515 37 9 22 1 12 6 495 40 9 20 11 76 475 41 9 196 40 5 49 9 12 9 433 Swenting and fretting to get rich:

22 Th 10 201 Y|George Washington born, 6 505 39 10 22 1 436 48 5 41 10 19 11 396 465 42 10 176 395 50 10 7 10 15
Just such a fool as you.

$23 Fr 9 58 8 Sir Joshua Reynolds d. 1792.6 485 40 11 22 2 156 465 42 11 18 mor. 6 445 44 11 156 37 5 50 ii 210 45
ANOTHER EPITAPH.-The following quaint Epitaph is 24 Sa 9 36 8 Peacock cap. by Hornet, 1814.6 475 41 mor. 2 456 455 43 mor. 0 96 435 45 mor. 6 36 5 51 11 57 11 18
copied from a churchyard, Finsbury, near Chatham: 25 G 9 13 list Sunday in Lent. 16 455 42 0 20 2 1816 435 44 0 16 0 426 425 45 0 126 355 52 mor. 11 52
Time was I stood as thou dost now,

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16 445 44 i 16 3 526 42 5 46 i 11 i 166 405 47 1 76 345 53 0 50 mor.
And view'd the dead, as thou dost me:

Ty : 29 TI Elias Hicks died, 1830. Pes 6 425 45 2 9 4 376 405 47 2 4 2 16 395 48 2 06 335 54 1 42 0 37
Eere long thoul't lie as low as I,

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(talozzi died, 1827.6 405 46 2 57 5 336 395 48 2 52 2 576 375 49 2 486 325 55 2 31 i 33 And others stand to look on thee.

291 Thl 7 431 Procyon south 8 55.

l6 39 5 47 3 41 6 576 375 49 3 36 4 216 3615 50 3 336 3115 55 3 171 2 57 A MAN without money, and a heart full of philanthro- CLERICAL SHREWDNESS.-An English paper tells a good shrewdly told his congregation that though he had positive phy, whose coat is a little thread-bare, is shunned like a story of a clergyman, who, having received a public docu- orders to read the declaration, they had none to hear it-they villany, is courted for his virtues ! thief'; a man with a pocket full of money and heart full of ment which was ordered to be read in all the churches, and might therefore leave the church. They took the hint, and

O which was particularly obnoxious to the people, very the clergyman read the document to empty pews,

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