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Fame is the shade of immortality.


MPEY and Crassus triumph before their Consulate, B. C. 71. The ner had closed the ten years' war in Lusitania; and Crassus the ret of Spartacus at home. Marcus Lucullus triumphed the same year, nging with him the Thracian colossus of Apollo.

Election of the Emperor Pertinax, by birth a Piedmontese, A. D. 192. The successive flights of the tributary Hiong-nou, or Huns, from their storal homes in Mongolia beyond the Caspian to the confines of the Itic was the cause (not the means) of the fall of the ROMAN EMPIRE. eserting their forests before this swarm of Scythians, the Vandals, eves, Alani, and Burgundians (by the generic title of Goths), made eir first irruption westward, under King Radagaisus, the Barbarian of Tecklenburg: they passed the Alps, the Po, and the Apennines, beeged Florence (a colony of the triumvirs), and threatened Rome erself, when by a potent victory at Fasule Stilicho dispersed the remant, a loose but headless band, 100,000 strong, which entered Gaul upon the last day of the year, whose seventeen luxurious provinces they laid desolate unopposed with havoc and flame, from the banks of the Rhine to the foot of the Pyrenæan mountains, A. D. 406.—See 24th Aug. The acquisition of Sicily from the Goths, 535. Belisarius entered Syracuse in triumph, a city which once embraced two and twenty miles.

The two sons of Boethius are chosen consuls in their non-age, in testimony of the public virtues of that distinguished senator, who is crowned in the Senate House, and saluted "King of Eloquence," A. D. 521.

The Mediterranean frozen, when travellers passed the Ionian sea, 860. The Privy Council address letters of reproof to the justices of Middlesex and Surrey respecting the increased abuse of stage plays in and about the city of London. This arose from a complaint made by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of these civic enormities.'-See 22nd June. Restoration of the Gregorian calendar in France 10 Nivose, 1805. The epact of the solar beyond the lunar year is 10d. 21h. 11'. 22′′.

The muse Thalia presides over pastoral and mirthful numbers. She leans upon a column, and holds the crook and mask of nature. Her dress is short, and free from ornament. See the ninth' Ode of Horace. It is now middle summer with the natives of the Cape of Good Hope.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.


III. Cal.


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Titus Flavius Vespasianus, A.D. | Bishop Egwine, 717. Evesham.

40, near the Septizonium.

Sir John Holt, 1642, Thame. John Johnson, 1662, Friendsbury, in Kent.

John Philips, 1676, Bampton. George Wolfgang Knorr, 1705, Nuremberg.

Theft, or murder, is never heard of amongst the Samojedes; being in a manner devoid of passions, they are strangers to injustice; they have no terms in their language to denote vice and virtue, their extreme simplicity has not yet permitted them to form abstract ideas, they are wholly guided by pensation, and this is perhaps an incontestible proof that men naturally love justice, when not blinded by inordinate passions.—Voltaire.

Obits of the Latin Church. St. Sabinus, Bp. of Assisium, and his companions, martyrs, 304. St. Anysia, Martyr at Thessalo

nica, 304.

Richard, Earl of Clare, 1218. Richard, Duke of York, 1460. killed, Wakefield.

Eman. Alvarez, 1582. d. Evora. Eman. de Saa, 1596. d. Arona. John Baptist Van Helmont,

1644. d. Holland.

Peter (Abbé) de Vallemont,

1721. d. Pont-Audemer. James Saurin, 1730. d. Hague. Edward Holdsworth, 1747. d.


Dr. S. Madden, 1765, d. Ireland. James (Chevalier) St. George,

1765. d. Rome. Paul Whitehead, 1774. d.

Twickenham. (Wycombe.) Elector Leopold Maximilian (of Bavaria), 1777.

Peter Camillus Almici, 1779. John Tuberville Needham,1781.

d. Brussels.

Dr. John Charles Conrad Oelricks, 1798. Berlin.

Thos. (Baron) Dimsdale, 1800. Augustus Francis Herbin, 1806. Olaus Tychsen, 1815. Rostock.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.- Decalogue.

Yet ah! remember, nor the god of wine,

Nor Pythian Phœbus from his inmost shrine,
Nor Dindymene, nor her priests possest,

Can with their sounding cymbals, shake the breast,

Like furious Anger in its gloomy vein,

Which neither temper'd sword, nor raging main,
Nor fire wide-wasting, nor tremendous Jove

Rushing in baleful thunders from above,

Can tame to Fear. Thus sings the poet's lay.


By the table of Petavius the Winter Solstice fell upon this day in the time of Hesiod, according to the marble, B. C. 944, which places the period of Homer thirty-seven years later.

The two illustrious governors of Thebes pursuing their success at Leuctra, invade Laconia at the solstice with fire and sword, and remained there four months, December, B. C. 370. The Messenians were restored during this expedition. It was the first hostile step in Lacedæmon since its first establishment by the Dorians, when Hesiod flourished. We collect that the Theban' year began with the Julian' in the month Boucation.-Alexander passed the Hellespont in the spring, B. C. 334, and having opened the gates of Asia at Granicus, we find him now reposing at Halicarnassus, which he reduced by storm. The restitution of the Carian queen (widow of Idrieus), expelled four years before by their brother Pixodarus, was a deed that became the youth of Pella. Artemisia, the sister and predecessor of this princess, erected the famous Mausoleum, and established eulogistic prizes to her husband's memory.

TITUS. The destruction of Herod's temple took place 'upon' the year of the thirty-first jubilee from the death of Moses.-See 7th September. The society of the Jesuits is founded (now abolished), 1535. Henry VIII. signs his last testament before 11 witnesses, 1546. The first Concert' is given at Whitefriars by John Banister, 1672. The fall of Carlisle to the valiant Duke of Cumberland, 1745. Vesta. Her temple fell at the great conflagration in the reign of Commodus, A. D. 191. Theodosius, who made Christianity the palladium of his empire, at length scattered the matronal embers. This sanctity originated with a finer sentiment than mere superstition; but the ritual became contaminated, and the vast Good as the world increased in dotage was lost sight of by the soul, and smelted into Mammon.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.-X Commandments :-Exodus xx.


Earth's highest station ends in," Here he lies,"
And "Dust to Dust" concludes his noblest song.
If this song lives, posterity shall know

One, though in Britain born, with courtiers bred,
Who thought e'en gold might come a day too late;
Nor on his subtle death-bed plann'd his scheme
For future vacancies in church or state;
Some avocation deeming it—to die.



Prid. Herman Boerhaave, 1668, Voor- Lucius Aurelius Commodus,



hout, near Leyden.

A. D. 192. strangled, Rome.

Dr. Geo. Fothergill, 1705, Lock- John Wickliff, 1384. Lutter

Charles Edward (Louis Philip)

Stuart, 1720, Rome.
General (Charles) Cornwallis,
1738, England.
Dr. G. F. Spurzheim, 1776,
Longuich near Tréves.

Jesus said unto him (the lawyer), Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Obits of the Latin Church.
St. Columba, Virgin, Martyr at
Sens, 273.

St. Sylvester, Pope, 335. (See

English Church Calendar.)

worth, in Leicestershire.
Charles de Cossé, 1563. Paris.
Thomas Erastus, 1583. Basil.
Edmund Shakspeare, 1607. bu-
ried, St. Saviour's.
John Alphonso Borelli, 1679.
The Honourable Robert Boyle,

1691. St. Martin's, Westmr.
Catherine of Braganza, 1705,
N. S. d. Lisbon.
Peter Cally, 1709. Caen.
John Flamsteed, 1719. d. Green-
wich. (Burstow.)
Peter Kolben, 1726. Neustadt.
General Montgomery, 1775. k.

James (Abbé) de Sade, 1778.
Charles Francis L'Hommond,
1794. d. Paris.
John Francis Marmontel, 1799.

d. Abboville, in Normandy. Sir Philip Francis, 1818. buried, Mortlake.

St. Melania, the Younger, of William Gifford, 1826. Westmr.
Jerusalem, 439.

Wit without doctrine is as a tree without fruit.-Sir Thomas More.

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