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mass of fraud and of crime which no one could
We never meet again :
Than he who his whole age out-wears
Good God! how sweet are all things here!
How quietly we sleep!
How innocent from the lewd fashion
Oh how happy here's our leisure!
How I love at liberty
O Solitude, the soul's best friend,
With thee I bere converse at will,
And would be glad to do so still ;
It is alone
To walk, ride, sit, or sleep at one's own ease,
* 1642.-COLONBL LOVELACE IMPRISONED in the Gatehouse, at Westminster, by order of the House of Commons, for presenting a petition from the county of Kent, requesting them to restore the King to his rights, and to settle the government. See Wood's Athenæ, vol. ii, p. 228; where may be seen, at large, the affecting story of this elegant writer, who, after having been distinguished for every gallant and polite accomplishment, the pattern of his own sex, and the darling of the ladies, died in the lowest wretchedness, obscurity, and want, in 1658.
The following beautiful sonnet was written by Colonel Lovelace while in prison; .
When love with upconfined wings
Hovers within my gates,
To whisper at my grates;
And fettered with her eye,
Know no such libertye.
With no allaying Thames,
Our hearts with loyal flames;
When healths and draughts goe free,
Know no sucha libertie. "
With shriller note shall sing
And glorics of my king;
He is, how great should be,
Nor iron barres a cage, . .
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soule am free,
29,--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.
In APRIL 1821.
SOLAR PAENOMENA. The Sun enters Taurus at 40 m. past 10 in the morning of the 20th of this month; and he rises and sets at the times specified below during the same period.
TABLE Of the Sun's Rising and Setting for every fifth Day.
April 1st, Sun rises 53 m. after 5. Sets 27 m. after 6
6th, • • • 23 · · 5 · 47 · · 6 11tli, ... 14 .. 5 - 46 .. 6 16th, . . . 4 · · 5 · 56 · · 6 21st, . . . 55 . . 4 . 5 . . 26th, · · · 46 · · 4 · 14 · ·
Equation of Time. Various instances occur, both in practical astronomy and the common concerns of life, in which it is, necessary to reduce the apparent to mean time; to accomplish which add the quantities in the following table to their respective times as indicated by a good sun-dial, or subtract them as directed, and the results will be the mean time required.
m. . Sunday April 1st, to the time by the dial add 4 0 Friday - - 6th, .
• • • • • 2 31
• • • 1 6
• • • • • 2 19
Last Quarter 25th • • 10 • • 8 morning - Moon's Passage over the Meridian. The Moon's centre will pass the meridian of the Royal Observatory at the following times during this month: viz.
April 9th, at 31 m. after 6 in the evening
10th, 25 . . .7 . . . . . .
Phases of Venus.
s Illuminated part = 11•68158 "** | Dark part = 0•31842
Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites. This planet is still too near the Sun to allow these small bodies to be visible from our globe.
Form of Saturn's Ring.
greatest elongation on the 22d. Georgium Sidus will be stationary on the 6th. Saturn will be in conjunction at 30 m. after 3 in the afternoon of the same day. The Moon will be in conjunction with B in Taurus at 3 m. after 5 in the morning of the 7th. Venus and Jupiter will be in conjunction on the 10th, when Venus will be 20' south of Jupiter. The Moon will be in conjunction with a in Leo at 20 m. after 11 in the morning of the 12th; and with a in Virgo at 48 m, past midnight of the 16th. Venus and Saturn will be in conjunction on the 17th, Venus being 53' north of Saturn at the time. At 19 m. after 8 in the evening of the 20th, the Moon will be in conjunction with a in Scorpio; and on the 26th, Mars and Jupiter will be in conjunction, the former being 14' north of the latter.
The Naturalist's Diary
For APRIL 1821.
And calls her vernal beauties all to view. At this time of general renovation among the various tribes of plants and trees, the swelling buds spring from their coverts,'
And push away the withered leaves that hung
To fall in the first breath of Spring at last. In April the weather is mild, with gentle showers, affording to vegetables an abundant supply of water, which is so indispensably necessary to their existence. This is the general character of April; yet we have sometimes very sharp frosts in this month, as well as in its successor, M-AY: