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ticed in T.T. for 1815, p. 165; the magnificent pageant at Moscow, on account of the Resurrection, is also described at p. 90 of the same volume. For a variety of old English customs observed at Easter, we refer to T.T. for 1814, pp. 82-84.

*11. 1817.-REY, W. BELOE DIED, Æt. 60, The elegant and learned author of the Translation of Herodotus,' 'Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books," · The Sexagenarian,' &c. &c. Thus he had but just entitled himself to the appellation which in the last mentioned work he had assumed, when he was suddenly called from an existence of much bodily pain and suffering. In this work he had supposed that after his death a friend had discovered a number of scattered materials, from which its volumes were to be formed, and had so supplied the connecting links as to make the history complete. In this manner he had proceeded, sustaining the character of himself and his friend, within a few pages of the conclusion of his work, and had even corrected the press down to the last sheet. Little, perhaps, did he think how prophetic was his plan, and that on his own death-bed he should in reality entrust to a friend that office, which in fiction he had supposed to have been committed to his care! No man, perhaps, of his age, possessed larger or more varied resources of curious and entertaining scholarship than Mr. Beloe. His conversation was easy, elegant, and communicative; and no scholar could leave his company without an addition to his stock of knowledge. As a friend, he was respected and beloved: his last hours were those of a good and pious man; and happy will he be, who, after a life so actively and so usefully employed, shall repose upon a death-bed so calm, and so Christian, as that of the SEXAGENARIAN.?

12, 13.-EASTER MONDAY AND TUESDAY. Every day in this week was formerly observed as a religious festival, sermons being preached and the sacrament administered. In many places, , servants were permitted to rest from their usual employments, that they might constantly attend public worship. During fifteen days, of which the paschal solemnity consisted, the courts of justice were shut, and all public games, shows, and amusements, were prohibited: it is unnecessary to observe that this practice has long ceased, and that the Easter week is usually devoted to relaxation and amusement.

*12. 1767.-DR. EDWARD YOUNG DIED. There are fine things in his Night Thoughts, though you cannot find twenty lines

together without extravagance.:-(Johnson's Table-Talk.)


Like Hood, Nelson, and Bridport, Sir John Duckworth claimed a clergyman of the church of England for his father, being one of the five sons of the late Rev. Henry Dụckworth, rector of Fulmer, in Buckinghamshire. By mere professional merit he rose to the most exalted posts in the naval service, distinguished himself in several brilliant engagements, and died admiral of the white, and knight-grand-cross of the bath, in his 70th year.

18.-LOW SUNDAY. It was a custom among the primitive Christians, on the first Sunday after Easter-day, to repeat some part of the solemnity of that grand festival; whence this Sunday took the name of Low Sunday, being celebrated as a feast, though in a lower degree.

19.-SAINT ALPHEGE. A native of England, Alphege was first Abbot of Bath, then Bishop of Winchester, in the year 984, and, twelve years afterwards, Archbishop of Canterbury. In the year 1012, the Danes being disappointed of some tribute money which they claimed as due to them, they entered Canterbury, and burnt both the city and church, and the greater part of the inhabitants were put to the sword. After seven months” miserable imprisonment, the good archbishop was stoned to death at Greenwich.

23.-SAINT GEORGE. Saint George is the patron Saint of England; for which the following reason is assigned: When Ro. bert, Duke of Normandy, the son of William the Conqueror, was fighting against the Turks,

and laying siege to the famous city of Antioch, which was ex, pected to be relieved by the Saracens, St. George ap. peared with an imumerable army ooming down from the hills, all clad in white, with a red cross, on his banner, to reinforce the Christians; this so terrified the infidels, that they fled, and left the Christians in possession of the town. Under the name and ensign of St. George, our victorious Edward III, in 1344, instituted the most noble Order of the Garter. St. George is usually painted on horseback, and tilting at a dragon under his feet, as represented on the reverse of the new Sovereigns and Crowns now in circulation. For an account of the Order, see our last volume, p. 82.

25.--SAINT MARK. St. Mark's Gospel was written in the year 63. The order of knights of St. Mark at Venice, under the protection of this evangelist, was instituted in the year 737, the reigning doge being always grand master: their motto was, Pax tibi, Marce, Evangelista Meus.' The superstitious fears with which Saint Mark's Eve is annually regarded by thousands in this country, are probably known to the majority of our readers. Utterly senseless and absurd as they must appear to all whose advantages of birth and education have placed them above the dominion of weak and vulgar fancies, we should not now recur to them, except with the view of pointing out Mr. Plumptre's Sermon on Apparitions, as an admirable antidote


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*26. 1726.-JEREMY COLLIER DIED, The bold champion of piety and morality against the profligate wits of the day, Dryden, Vanbrugh, Congreve, and Wycherley. His · View of the Profaneness and Immorality of the Stage,' as it aimed at the purification and not the total extinction of dramatic entertainments, had the desired effect; and, as the Rev. William Jones (of Nayland), in his ' Letters from a Tutor to his Pupils,' says, brought Dryden himself to repentance, and does indeed beggar every work upon the same argument: it is the triumph of wit over scurrility, of piety over profaneness, of learning over ignorance, and of christianity over atheism.'

*APRIL, 1818.-GENERAL PLATOPF DIED, The gallant Hetman of the Cossacks, who, when Bonaparte was ravaging his country, proved his honest detestation of the invader, by the promise of his daughter in marriage to the man who should bring Napoleon a prisoner to his camp! He died at a very advanced age, at Novotscherkask. Astronomical Occurrences

In APRIL 1819. The Sun enters Taurus at 3 m. after 11 at night on the 20th of this month, and he will be eclipsed on the 23d; but the eclipse will not be visible in this country. This luminary will also rise and set as specified in the following

TABLE Of the Sun's Rising and Setting for every fifth Day.

April 1, Sun rises 35 m. after 5. Sets 25 m. after 6

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Equation of Time. The following quantities must be added to or subtracted from the time as shown by a good sun-dial, in order to obtain the time that should be shown at the same instant by a well regulated clock.

TABLE. Thursday

- April 1st, to the time by the dial add 4 10 Tuesday 6th,

2 40 Sunday 11th,

1 14 Friday - 16th,

subtract 04 Wednesday - 21st,

1 14 Monday 26th,

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Phases of the Moon.
First Quarter 2d day, at 19 m. after 4 afternoon.
Full Moon 10th,
Last Quarter 17th, 47 10 morning.
New Moon 24th, 48

11 The Moon will also be eclipsed on the 10th of this month; but as the beginning of the eclipse is about a quarter past 11 in the morning, and the end at 571 m. past 2 in the afternoon, it will be altogether invisible in this country.

Moon's Passage over the first Meridian. The Moon will pass the meridian of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich at the following convenient times for observation, provided there be a clear atmosphere, viz.

April 2d, at 14 m. after 6 in the evening.

4th, 54
5th, 40
6th, 25
7th, 8
8th, 51

4 in the morning.

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