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music, or the waiting which makes others larities of the monks. St, Dunstan being impatient, or the munching of apples and warned in a vision, drew him from thence, gingerbread nuts, which she and her party and gave him episcopal ordination. In commence almost as soon as they have 1006, he became bishop of Winchester, seated themselves. She prefers tragedy and was afterwards translated to the see to comedy, because it is grander, and less of Canterbury. On the storming of tha! like what she meets with in general; and city by the Danes, he endeavoured to because she thinks it more in earnest allay their fury, but they burnt his cathoalso, especially in the love scenes. Her dral, decimated his monks, and carrying farourite play is · Alexander the Great, Alphege prisoner to Canterbury, there or the Rival Queens.' Another great slew him on this day in 1012.* delight is in going a shopping. She It is storied, that when St. Alphege loves to look at the patterns in the win was imprisoned at Greenwich, the devil dow, and the fine things labelled with appeared to him in likeness of an angel, those corpulent numerals of 'only 7s'– and tempted him to follow him into a "only 6s. 6d.” She has also, unless born dark valley, over which he wearily walked and bred in London, been to see my lord through hedges and ditches, till at last mayor, the fine people coming out of being in a most foul mire the devil vacourt, and the beasties ' in the tower; nished, and a real angel appeared and and at all events she has been to Astley's told St. Alphege to go back to prison and the Circus, from which she comes and be a martyr, which he did. Then away equally smitten with the rider, and after his death, an old rotten stake was sore with laughing at the clown. But it driven into his body, and those who is difficult to say what pleasure she enjoys drave it said, that if on the morrow the most. One of the completest of all is the stake was green and bore leaves they would fair, where she walks through an erdless believe; whereupon the stake flourished round of noise, and toys, and gallant ap- and the drivers thereof repented as they prentices, and wonders. Here she is said they would, and the body being invited in by courteous, well dressed peo- buried at St. Paul's church, in London, ple as if she were the mistress. Here worked miracles.t also is the conjuror's booth, where the In commemoration of this saint was operator himself, a most stately and put up in Greenwich church the followgenteel person all in white, calls her ing inscription : “This church was erected 'ma'am; and says to John by her side, in and dedicated 10 the glory of God, and spite of his laced hat, Be good enough, the memory of Saint Alphege, archbishop sir, to nand the card to the lady.' Ah! of Canterbury, here slain by the Danes." may her cousin turn out as true as he

CHRONOLOGY. says he is; or may she get home soon enough, and smiling enough, to be as

1739. Died, Dr. Nicholas Saunderhappy again next time.”

son, Lucasian professor of mathematics. He was born in 1659, at Thurlston, in Yorkshire, lost his sight from the small

pox when twelve months old, and became Musk Narcisse. Narcissus moschatus. so proficient in the science of certainties, Dedicated to St. Apollonius.

that his eminence has rarely been equalled.

1775. The American war commenced

at Lexington. April 19.

1791. Dr. Richard Price died. He

was born in Glamorganshire in 1732. St. Leo IX. Pope, A. D. 1054. St. El Revered for the purity of his private cha

phege, A. D. 1012. St. Ursmar, Bp. racter, he is celebrated for his religious, A. D. 713.

moral, mathematical, and political works St. Elphege.

throughout Europe. This saint's name in the church of 1824. Lord Byron died. A letter taken England calendar is Alphege. He was

from a newspaper several years ago, rebrought up at the monastery of Deerhurst, lative to the residence of this distinguished in Gloucestershire; afterwards he built character in the island of Mitylene, seems himself a lonely cell in the abbey of Bath, to have escaped editorial inquiry, and is where he became abbot, and corrected

+ Golden Legend. the “ little junketings” and other irregu Observer, Nov. 15, 1818.

FLORAL DIRECTORY.

* Butler,

therefore subjoined. If authentic, it is, painting. The bed-chamber had merely in some degree, an interesting memorial. a large mattrass spread on the floor, with Mr. Editor,

two stuffed cotton quilts and a pillow In sailing through the Grecian Archi- the common bed throughout Greece. In pelago, on board one of his majesty's the sitting room we observed a marble vessels, in the year 1812, we put into the recess, formerly, the old man told us, harbour of Mitylene, in the island of that filled with books and papers, which were name. The beauty of this place, and the then in a large seaman's chest in the certain supply of cattle and vegetables closet : it was open, but we did not think always to be had there, induce many Bri- ourselves justified in examining the contish vessels to visit it, both men of war tents. On the tablet of the recess lay and merchantmen; and though it lies Voltaire's, Shakspeare's, Boileau's, and rather out of the track for ships bound to Rousseau's works, complete; Volney's Smyrna, its bounties amply repay for the “Ruins of Empires ;" Zimmerman, in the deviation of a voyage. We landed, as German language; Klopstock's “Messiah;" usual, at the bottom of the bay, and Kotzebue's novels ; Schiller's play of the whilst the men were employed in water- “Robbers;” Milton's “Paradise Lost," an ing, and the purser bargaining for cattle Italian edition, printed at Parma in 1810; with the natives, the clergyman and myself several small pamphlets from the Greek took a ramble to a cave, called Homer's press at Constantinople, much torn. School, and other places, where we had Most of these books were filled with been before. On the brow of Mount Ida marginal notes, written with a pencil, in (a small monticole so named) we met Italian and Latin. The “ Messiah” was with and engaged a young Greek as our literally scribbled all over, and marked guide, who told us he had come from with slips of paper, on which also were Scio with an English lord, who left the remarks. island four days previous to our arrival, The old man said, “ the lord had been in his felucca. “ He engaged me as a reading these books the evening before pilot,” said the Greek, " and would have he sailed, and forgot to place them with taken me with him, but I did not choose the others; but,” said he, “there they to quit Mitylene, where I am likely to get must lie until his return; for he is so married. He was an odd, but a very particular, that were I to move one thing good man. The cottage over the hill, without orders, he would frown upon me facing the river, belongs to him, and he for a week together: he is otherwise very has left an old man in charge of it; he good. I once did him a service, and í gave Dominick, the wine trader, six hun- have the produce of this farm for the dred zechines for it, (about 2501. English tronble of taking care of it, except twenty currency,) and has resided there about four- zechines, which I pay to an aged Armeteen months, though not constantly; for nian, who resides in a small cottage in he sails in his felucca very often to the the wood, and whom the lord brought different islands."

here from Adrianople; I don't know for This account excited our curiosity very what reason.” much, and we lost no time in hastening The appearance of the house externally to the house where our countryman had was pleasing. The portico in front was resided. We were kindly received by an fifty paces long and fourteen broad, and old man, who conducted us over the man- the fluted marble pillars with black plinths sion. It consisted of four apartments on

and fret-work cornices, (as it is now custothe ground floor: an entrance hall, a mary in Grecian architecture,) were considrawing-room, a sitting parlour, and a derably higher than the roof. The roof, surbed room, with a spacious closet annexed. rounded by a light stone balustrade, was They were all simply decorated : plain covered by a fine Turkey carpet, beneath green-stained walls, marble tables on an awning of strong coarse linen. Most either side, a large myrtle in the centre, of the house-tops are thus furnished, as and a small fountain beneath, which could upon them the Greeks pass their evenings be made to play through the branches by in smoking, drinking light wines, such as moving a spring fixed in the side of a “ lachryma Christi,” eating fruit, and ensmall bronze Venus in a leaning posture; joying the evening breeze. a large couch or sopha completed the On the left hand, as we entered the furniture. In the hall stood half a dozen house, a small streamlet glided away; English cane chairs, and an empty book- grapes, oranges, and limes were clustercase : there were no mirrors, nor a single ing together on its borders, and under the

shade of two large myrtle bushes, a mar we departed from the peaceful isle of ble seat, with an ornamental wooden back, Mitylene; our imaginations all on the was placed, on which, we were told, the rack, guessing who this rambler in Greece lord passed many of his evenings and could be. He had money, it was evident: nights, till twelve o'clock, reading, writ- he had philanthropy of disposition, and ing, and talking to himself

. “I suppose,” all those eccentricities which mark pecusaid the old man,“ praying; for he was liar genius. Arrived at Palermo, all our very devout, and always attended our doubts were dispelled. Falling in with church twice a week, besides Sundays." Mr. Foster, the architect, a pupil of

The view from this seat was what may Wyatt's, who had been travelling in be termed “a bird's eye view.” A line of rich Egypt and Greece, “The individual,” vineyards led the eye to Mount Calela, co

said he, « about whom you are so anxvered with olive and myrtle-trees in bloom, ious, is lord Byron; 1 met him in my and on the summit of which an ancient travels on the island of Tenedos, and I Greek temple appeared in majestic decay. also visited him at Mitylene."—We had A small stream issuing from the ruins, never then heard of his lordship’s fame, descended in broken cascades, until it as we had been some years from home; was lost in the woods near the mountain's but “ Childe Harold” being put into our base. The sea, smooth as glass, and an hands, we recognised the recluse of horizon unshaded by a single cloud, ter- Calcla in every page. Deeply did we minates the view in front; and a little regret not having been more curious in on the left, through a vista of lofty ches our researches at the cottage, but we connut and palm-trees, several small islands soled ourselves with the idea of returning were distinctly observed, studding the to Mitylene on some future day; but to light blue wave with spots of emerald me that day will never return. green. I seldom enjoyed a view inore

John MITFORD. than I did this; but our inquiries were fruitless as to the name of the person who The names of Byron and Moore are had resided in this romantic solitude; associated for their attainments; they none knew his name but Dominick, his were kindred in their friendship. The banker, who had gone to Candia. “ The last lines, written by lord Byron, on bis Armenian,” said our conductor, “could native soil, were addressed to Mr. Moore : tell, but I am sure he will not.”. -“ And

My boat is on the shore, cannot you tell, old friend ?” said I.

We “ If I can," said he,“ I dare not.”

And my bark is on the sea ;

But ere I go, Tom MOORE, had not time to visit the Armenian, but

Here's a double health to thee. on our return to the town we learnt seve

Here's a sigh for those I love, ral particulars of the isolated lord. He

And a smile for those I hate, had portioned eight young girls when he

And, whatever sky's above, was last upon the island, and even danced

Here's a heart for any fate. with them at the nuptial feast. He gave a cow to one man, horses to others, and Though the ocean roars around me,

It still shall bear me on; cotton and silk to the girls who live by weaving these articles. He also bought

Though a desert should surround me

It hath springs that may be won. a new boat for a fisherman who had lost his own in a gale, and he often gave Greek Were it the last drop in the well, Testaments to the poor children. In short, As I gasped on the brink, he appeared to us, from all we collected, Ere my fainting spirits fell, to have been a very eccentric and bene

'Tis to thee that I would drink. volent character. One circumstance we

In that water, as this wine, learnt which our old friend at the cottage The libation I would pour thought proper not to disclose. He had

Should be-Peace to thee and thine, a most beautiful daughter, with whom the And a health to thee, Tom MOORE, lord was often seen walking on the seahore, and he bad bought her a piano Forbearing to estimate him whom the forte, and taught her himself the use low and the lofty alike assume to meaof it.

sure, a passage from his own pen may filly Such was the information with which conclude this notice :

Beautiful !
How beautiful is all this risible world!
How glorious in its action and itself;
But we, who name ourselves its sovereigns, we,
Half dust, half deity, alike unfit
To sink or soar, with our mix'd essence make
A conflict of its elements, and breathe
The breath of degradation and of pride,
Contending with low wants and losty will
Till our mortality predominates,
And men are—what they name not to themselves,
And trust not to each other.

Byron.

FLORAL DIRECTORY.

Now—the good wife reminds her good Ursine Garlick. Allium Ursinum.

man—“My dear it's very hard, after so Dedicated to St. Leo IX., Pope.

many years not to be able to afford a little comfort at last-we can't, you know, live in this way for ever. What a charm

ing day this is. Let us see and get a litApril 20.

tle place just a little way from town

against the fine weather comes; the walk St. Agnes, of Monte Pulciano, A. D. 1317. there and back will do you good; it will

St. Serf, or Servanus, Bp. 5th Cent. do us all good; and the expense won't be St. James of Sclavonia, or Illyricum, miss'd in the long run.” Now the thoughtA. D. 1485.

ful and thrifty, and the unthoughtful and Easter Term, 1825, begins.

the unthrifty, of certain and uncertain inOn this day the sun enters Taurus 8 come, begin to plan or scheme where to

“after parliament's up," or in what or the bull, at 9 h. 50 m. A. m., at which neighbourhood, or on what site, to hire period black cattle produce their offspring, or build a house suitable to their real or and hence probably the sign is represent- imaginary wants. Now, in other words, ed by the male animal. The Greeks af

“ all the world” in London is thinking firmed it to be the bull into which Jupiter how or where “ to go out of town by and metamorphosed himself, when he visited

bye.”
Europa, but this sign was figured and
worshipped throughout the East as the I who a country life admire,
god Apis, or a symbol of the sun, before And ne'er of rural prospects tire,
the Greek zodiac existed.

Salute my friend who loves the town,
And hates to see a country clown.
Tho' we almost congenial be,

In this howe'er we disagree;
With the incoming of spring there is an

You're fond of bustle, din, and smoke, outgoing from town, or a wish to do so.

And things that always me provoke, We all love what nature proffers to our Whilst I clear rivulets extol, enjoyment. Now—the humble tenant of

That o'er their pebbly channels roll, the lofty attic in the metropolis, cultivates Rude mossy rocks that nodding stand; a few flowers in garden pots, within Rich corn that's waving o'er the land ; the ridge of the parapet that bounds the Thick shady groves where zephyrs play eye from all things but sky and clouds; And cool the sultry heat of day; and when he can, walks with his wife in I'm fond of every rustic sport, search of fields where grass grows and cat

And hate detest a venal court, tle feed. Now—the better conditioned

Whene'er I quit the poisy town, take a trip a few miles beyond the suburbs,

And to my rural spot get down, and all manifest hopes or wishes for pro

I find myself quite at my ease,

And can do whatsoe'er I please ; longed enjoyment of the country in the

Sometimes I study, sometimes ride, approaching summer. Now-ready fur

Or stroll along the river's side, nished cottages and lodgings, which have Or saunter through some fertile mead, been “to let” throughout the winter in the Where lowing herds in plenty feed; villages near the metropolis, find admir. Or rest upon a bank of Powers, ers, and some of them find occupiers And pass, ’midst innocence, my hours.

SEASONABLE DESIRES.

FLORAL DIRECTORY.

FLORAL DIRECTORY.

bylon, where he died of drunkenness, in Spring Snowflake. Leucojum vernum.

the thirty-second year of his age. After Dedicated to St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano his death,all his family and infant children

were put to death, his generals quarrelled

for the empire, and bloody wars distriApril 21.

buted the prize in shares to the sanguin

ary winners. St. Anselm. St. Anastasius, the Sinaite, 1142. Peter Abelard, a learned doctor

A. D. 678. St. Anastasius I., Patriarch, of the church died, aged sixty-three. He A. D. 598. St. Anastasius, the younger, was the celebrated lover of the no less A. D. 610. St. Beuno, or Beunor, Ab- celebrated Heloise, the niece of a canon, hot of Clynnog, A. D. 616. St. Eingan, who placed her under Abelard to be or Eneon, A. D. 590. St. Malrubius, taught philosophy, of whom she learned the A. D. 721.

art of love; and preferring an infamous St. Anselm

reputation to the bonds of wedlock,

caused her tutor's ruin. Was born at Aoust in Piedmont, and was made archbishop o. Canterbury, by William Rufus, in 1093. Butler gives a circumstantial account of his life and Cyprus Narcisse. Narcissus Oru.ntalis writings, from whence it appears that

albus. Anselm was a learned and skilful theolo

Dedicated to St. Anselm. gian, and conducted his affairs with great circumspection and obedience to the papal see under William I. and II., and

April 22. Henry I.; and that he died on the 21st of April, 1109, aged seventy-six: he says, Sts. Sotor and Caius, Popes, 2d Cent. "'We have authentic accounts of many St. Caius, Pope, A. D. 296. Sts. admirable miracles wrought by this saint.” Azades, Tharba, ģc., Martyrs in PerCARONOLOGY.

sia, A. D. 341. Sts. Epipodius and

Alexander, 2d Cent. St. Theodo753. B. c. Romulus commenced the rus, of Siceon, Bishop, A. D. 613. St. foundations of Rome ; on this day his Opportana, Abbess, A. D. 770. St. brother Remus was slain by Romulus or Leonides, A. D. 202.

St. Rufus, or his workmen, for having ridiculed the Rufin, of Glendaloch. slenderness of the walls. Thus raised in blood they became the sanctuary of re

ROOKS.-An Anecdote. fugees and criminals, and to increase the Amongst the deliramenta of the learned, population neighbouring females were which have amused mankind, the followforcibly dragged within its boundaries. ing instance merits a conspicuous rank.

323.B.C. Alexander the Great, son of Phi- Some years ago, there were several large Jip of Macedon died. When a boy he tamed elm trees in the college garden, behind Bucephalus, a horse which none of the the ecclesiastical court, Doctors Comcourtiers could manage, and Philip wept mons, in which a number of rooks had that he kingdom of Macedonia would be taken up their abode, forming in appeartoo small for such a son. He was under ance a sort of convocation of aërial eccleAristotle for five years; after the assas- siastics. A young gentleman, who lodge sination of his father, he slew his mur ed in an attic, and was their ciose neigh derers, succeeded him in the sovereignty, bour, frequently entertained himself with conquered Thrace and Illyricum, destroy- thinning this covey of black game, by ed Thebes, became chief commander of means of a cross-bow. On the opposite all the f rces of Greece, conquered Darius side lived a curious old civilian, who, oband all Minor Asia, subdued Egypt, Me- serving from his study, that the rooks dia, Syria, and Persia, visited the temple often dropt senseless from their perch, or, of Jupiter Ammon, bribed the priests to as it may be said, without using a figure, salute him as the son of that god, exact- hopp'd the twig, making no sign, nor any ed divine honours from his army, spread sign being made to his vision to account his conquests over India, invaded Scy- for the phenomenon, set his wits to work thia, visited the Indian ocean, and laden to consider the cause. It was probably with the spoils of India, returned to Ba- during a profitless time of peace, and the

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