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BATTLE OF NAVARINO.
(bareing his breast) : here is the hatchet, in his History of America, that he died at take it and strike.” They answered his Valladolid, on the 20th of May, 1506, harangue with one united voice,“
we making no mention of the place of his will not, we cannot, we want you here, interment. And is silent about any Epifor if age has taken your strength, it has taph on his tomb. Another writer speaks left your wisdom and experience.” as to his being interred in the Cathedral of
Seville, where a monument was erected to
his memory, with this inscription : The sensation created by the late inemo
" To Castile and Leon Columbus has given rable Naval Victory, in the Harbour of a New World." Navarino, has made us take a glance at the Leading us to suppose his information was pages of History, where we find the following curious circumstances relative to the of a work, by an Old Writer, bearing
correct, but on looking into the pages town, and its bay,—where the combined date 1652,"containing an account of the powers of England, France, and Russia, took signal vengeance on the Turks made of this great navigator, and his Epi
City of Seville, the following mention is for their late dishonourable conduct. First, we find, according to
*«. At this place resteth the body of that Navarino, under the ancient name of Pylus, was the birth-place of the vener; the New World, with this Epitaph on his
Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of able cad experienced Nestor, who sailed
tomb :with ninety ships against Troy. Secondly, we find, that the bay was the scene of I, Christopher Columbus, whom the land action as far back as June, 1246, when a Of Genoa first brought forth, first took in hand fleet was taken in the harbour belonging to
(I know not by what deity incited)
To scull the western waves, and was delighted the Turks under Selista Bassa, destined for To find such coasts as were unknown before, the Seige of Candia ; and again we find, The event was good, for I descried the shore that the Venetians who were masters of the
Of the New World, that it might learn to obey, town of Navarino by conquest, had it Philip, which o'er the Spanish, should bear
sway ; retaken from them by their enemy the And yet I greater matters left behind, Turks in 1499. Thirdly, the day of For men of mure means, and a braver mind.” the month on which the above victory was obtained, namely the twenty first of October, was the anniversary of the battle of Salamis, when the invading army of Mr. Thomas DIBDIN, the Lopez de Xerxes was defeated by the Greeks, and Vega of England, in his pleasant Remion which the celebrated Greek Trajic ' niscences, observes, that had he been poet Euripides was born; and lastly, the tempted to have written an Epitaph on his attack which has added another laurel to friend Michael Kelly, the eminent comthe honour of British valour was made on poser and vocalist, he should have written the eve of the anniversary of the glorious as follows:Victory of Trafalgar, which closed the eventful career of our beloved countryman Here lies (and you seldom have met with his
like, Lord Nelson.
For simple sincerity) good natured Mike :
His rich native humours, his purse, heart, and SQUARE TOED SHOES.
table, In the reign of Queen Mary, square toed
With genuine welcome, he gave you while shoes were in fashion, and worn of such
No sycophant he, as true candour must vouch, a prodigious breadth, that a proclamation Though without any disinclination to Crouch, was made, interdicting their being worn by
To those who were “ pleased to be pleased,"
few would bring any person above six inches square.
More talent for rational mirth; let him sing,
Say, mimic, or blunder, he kept up the ball; COLUMBUS'S EPITAPH.
Was severe upon none, unaffected to all :
He pleased by a manner completely his own, READERS must be quite lost in conjec- The theatre, festival, cottage, or throne; ture, when they attempt to form any
Placed high on a sixpenny seat, none so low opinion as to which is the correct Epitaph, But cried - Bravo Mike Kelly!" or next would that was engraved on the tomb of the To see Michael where rank with philanthropy celebrated Christopher Columbus, the dis
reign'd coverer of the New World, when they You'd find io invite him his king not disdain'd. find that Historians and Biographers, Though puritan zeal Mike's profession should
curse, record inscriptions so very different, Dr. Such self-esteemed betters than him may Robertson from his extensive reading and research we think would have been as For tranquil, nay cheerful, to death he resign'd
him, likely as any writer to have been near the
When he left many saints, and more sinners truth, and we find that he merely observes
PITAPH ON THE LATE MICHAEL KELLY.
prove worse ;
Diary and Chronology.
JANUARY the First Month of the Year, is named from Janus the two-faced god, to whom it was sacred, Juno being its tutelar divinity, according to the Romans, the artificers of which country, (Rome,) were desirous on the first day of this month to commence such works as they contemplated the completion of within the course of the Year. According to Verstegan's Restitution of decayed Intelligence, the Saxon's called this month “ Wolfmonat,” or Wolf-month"; from the wolves, the inhabitants of our ancient forests, impelled by hunger and the inclemency of the season, being wont to prowl for food to the terror of human nature. The Saxons also called this month Aefter Yule, from following after Christmas, or Yule-tide.
Jan. 1. Tues.
Jan. 1. According to the Romans this day was sacred New Yrs Day.
to Janus, god of gates and avenues, to Juno, Circumcision.
Jupiter, and Esculapius the god of Physic. St. Fulgentius, William the Conqueror crowned King at WestSt. Mochua
minster, 1067, after the battle of Hastings, St. Fanchea
Harold the Danish Monarch being slain.
destroyed by the British forces 1776.
the steeple of the great church, & numbers 55m after 3.
of houses, and tore up entire forests, 1515. High Water at The Greeks being master of the Morea, threw Lond. Brid.
off the Turkish Yoke, and declared the Morn. 24m.
independence of the Greek Nation, 1822. aft. 1. Aftn. Union of Great Britain with Ireland, 1801.
48m aft. 1. St. Macarius of Alexandria, A. D. 394. - 2 Wed. St. Macarius, 2 St. Adalard, grandson of Charles Martel. and St Ada
Born 754, died 827. lard.
Ovid the Latin Poet, born at Sulmo, and died
A. D. 17, ÆT 60 years.
This day was considered by the Romans an star until 27
unfortunate day. July
French troops evacuated Koningsburg, 1813. Jup. a morn do Dr. John Mason Good, M. D. died 1827. till 29 Aug.
ÆT 62, author and editor of several works, Sun sets 4m.
and principal contributor to the Pantalogia. before 4.
St. Genevieve, born at Nanterre, 422, and 3 Thurs St. Genevieve 3 died on this day 512, ÆT 90. Patroness of
Departure of Lord Castlereagh to the Head Paris.
Quarters of the Allied Powers to treat for
Bishop, but when born, and of what nation, 4 Fri. Gregory, sul 4 is unknown. He is said to have consecrated
Rigobert, St a Monastery, built by Ordgar, Count of
Elizabeth, died 1568, ÆT 53. 5 Sat. Saint Simeon
5 St. Simeon Stylites is noticed by Butler as a Stylites.
man that astonished the whole Roman Sun rises 3m.
Empire by his Mortifications, he was after 8-sets
buried at Antioch. Great Miracles were 3-before 4.
wrought at his sepulture. The Eve of the Epiphany; in Germany the
custom of electing of Kings by the bean. Death of HRH. the Duke of York 1827 ÆT 63 Edward the Confessor died 1066, ÆT 65, the first King of England that touched for the evil
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ductions ;) and the character of Mr. Can-
up by his biographer.
2-SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 1828.
an affront, destitute altogether of that noble a personal affront, and to sacrifice one's
ply, that instead of communicating imme- family, which were numerous,
Mr. diately to the noble lord what, from a Canning said to the veteran, “Why do younger man than his lordship, might have you not send the boy to sea ?”'“ How can been deemed by him an arrogant assump. I afford that ?" replied the lieutenant ; " I tion of superiority, Mr. Canning conferred assure you, sir, it is with difficulty I find with the head of the administration on the the means of filling out their jackets ; subject ; he tendered his own resignation, would to God I could send him to sea !" which that noble person refused to accept, " And then,” said Mr. Canning, “ of and he consented to remain in office only what profession are your daughters, how on condition that the Duke of Portland, and do they employ themselves ?-one, Í the elder members of the cabinet, would is grown up. Why, sir, this eldest girl take upon themselves the delicate task of is astonishingly clever at her needle, and inducing Lord Castlereagh to exchange the I should like to have her sent to some war department for another more suited to dress-maker's.” The stranger guest departhis talents, and for which he was better ed; but in a few days the boy was sent qualified. This the parties to whom the for, fitted out as a midshipman, and is now affair was intrusted neglected to do, and a lieutenant; the girl was provided with by a breach of confidence, on whom the situation suited to her talents, with a chargeable it is not known, Lord Castle. lady in Pall Mall, and is since respectably reagh was informed that Mr. Canning bad married. The whole expense was defrayed demanded his dismission. On this slight by their generous morning guest, and the and insufficient ground the noble lord tears of this veteran's family follow him to immediately wrote to Mr. Canning, in the the grave.” moment of feverish irritation, and while the failure of the expedition to the Scheldt,
EPITAPH ON THE MARQUIS OF like a fiery viper, was gnawing upon his
ANGLESEA'S LEG, heart. But for the agitation of his mind, his lordship must have perceived, that Mr.
Here rests and let no saucy Knave, Canning had only exercised his right of To learn that mouldering in the grave
Presume to sneer and laugh, acting with whom he pleased, and that, in • Is laid a British Calf! tendering his resignation, in order that he For he who writes these lines is sure might leave the noble lord in full possession That those who read the whole, of his power, the responsibility of which will find such laugh was premature,
For here, too, lies a sole. he was no longer willing to share with him, he had thrown the onus of his dismission
And here five little ones repose,
Twin born with other five, upon his superiors in the cabinet, who, as
Unheeded by their brother toes, they had determined to retain Mr. Canning, Who all are now alive. and to dismiss the minister at war, ought A leg and foot-to speak more plainto have charged themselves with the whole Rest here, of one commanding, transaction, without betraying the confi- Who, though his wits he might retain,
Lost half his understanding. dence, which would not have been reposed in them, had they simply permitted him And when the guns, with thunder fraught,
Pour'd ballets thick as hail, to retire."
Could only in this way be taught BENEVOLENCE OF MR. CANNING.
To give the foe leg bail. “Mr. Canning's whole life bore ample And now in England, just as gay testimony to his benevolence. He was As in the battle brave, eminently distinguished by the charities of Goes to the ront, review, or play, human nature, and was perpetually diffus
With one foot in the grave. ing happiness around the circle in which Fortune in vain here show'd her spite, he moved. No man could be more alive
For he will still be found, to appeals made to his compassion. By Should England's sons engage in fight, his humane interference, he saved the life of one of the Cato-street conspirators. It But fortune's pardon I must beg: is said that, being on a visit at his friend's And when she lopp'd the hero's leg, house, Mr. Ellis, now Lord Seaford, at She did not seek his h-arm ; Seaford, in taking one of his early morning And but indulged a harmless whim, walks, he was caught in a very violent Since he could walk with one, squall, when he was invited into the signal she saw two legs were lost on him
Who never meant to run, house on Beachy Head, occupied by a lieutenant in the navy, where every civility was paid him as a stranger, then wholly unknown to the inmates. Mr. Canning, It was at the close of his public career, while taking his homely breakfast under that he became the legislator of experience this hospitable roof, amused himself with --not the puny and trammelled experience noticing the younger branches of the of a statesman by trade, who trembles at
CHARACTER OF MR. CANNING,