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any harm. We have brought him up from a boy, and have had special tryal of his fidelity: you shall not comit him. “We,' said the earl, who have the care of your majesty's person, see more and hear more of the man than you doe: he is of an aspiring mind, and lives in a remote place. Before God (replyed the queen) we will be sworn upon the holy Evangelists, he never intended us any harm;' and so ran to the Bible and kissed it, saying, 'You shall not comit him: we have brought him up from a boy.'

But the Earl of Leicester dying in Oct. 1588, Sir Richard Bulkeley, and his country, enjoyed peace and quietness from his tyrannical oppressions, his devices, and wicked practises: and Sir Richard survived to the 28 June, 1621, when he died, aged 88. He had attended the coronations of yo queens Mary and Elizabeth, and of James the 1st. His cloak, at this last coronation, cost him 5001. (Pennant's Tour in Wales.)

*JUNE 1715.- DR. LUCAS DIED. Of Dr. Lucas, Mr. Orton has given the following character from Dr. Doddridge's MSS. ·His style is very peculiar; sometimes exceedingly fine, nearly approaching conversation; sometimes grand and sublime; generally very expressive. His method not clear, but thoughts excellent; many taken from attentive observation of life: he wrote as entirely devoted to God, and superior to the world. His “ Practical Christianity” is most valuable; and “Enquiry after Happiness,” especially the second volume of it. Orton speaks of his reading the latter work for a fifth or sixth time. The Practical Christianity' is earnestly recommended by Sir Richard Steele in No. 63 of the Guardian.

*JUNE 1759,-A GREAT FALL OF SNOW In the counties of Surrey and Kent; in some places it lay on the ground more than four inches thick.

Astronomical Occurrences

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In JUNE 1821.

Solar PHENOMENA. The Sun enters Cancer at 40 m. past 7 in the evening of the 21st of this month; and he rises and sets as in the following Table during the same period. The times of his rising and setting on the intermediate days must be found by proportion.

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

June 1st, Sun rises at 53m. after 3. Sets 7m. after 8

6th, . . - 49 . 3 . . 11 - - 8 11th, - - - 46 - 3 - - 14 - - 8 16th, . . - 44 - . 3 . 16

8 21st, •'• • 43 · · 3 · · 17 · - 8 26th, • . - 44 - - 3 - - 16 - • 8

Equation of Time. As the Earth's motion in her orbit is not equable, the times, as indicated by a good sun-dial and a well regulated clock, will generally be different. To find the true time at any given epoch, add the following numbers to the time marked by the dial, or subtract them from it, as directed.

TABLE.

m. S.
Friday, June 1st, from the time by the dial subtract 2 36
Wednesday, 6th, . . . . · · · · · · · ·
Monday 11th, .. ... .

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Saturday 16th,. . . . . . . . . . add 0 11
Thursday, 21st, . . . . . . . . . . . 1 15
Tuesday, 26th, . . . . . . . 20

LUNAR PHENOMENA.
First Quarter • 7th day, at 44 m. after 3 in the afternoon
Full Moon - 15th, . . 14 - - 5 - - - - -
Last Quarter, 22d, .. 30 .. 9 in the evening
New Moon 29th, . . 50 - - 3 in the afternoon:

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The Moon's Passage over the Meridian. If the weather prove favourable, the Moon may be seen to pass the meridian of the Royal Observatory at the following times, during this month, viz.

June 9th, at 30 m. after 7 in the evening

10th, • 10 • . 8 . • •
11th, · 52 · · 8 · • - -
12th, • 38 . - 9 . - .
13th, - 27 • • 10 • • • •
14th, - 20 - - 11 - - - -
20th, - 50 - • 3 in the morning
21st, . 38 - - • - - - .

22d, - 25 . . 5 . . . .
PHENOMENA PLANETARUM.

Phases of Venus.
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Islg l Obscure part •= 0·011802

Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites. The eclipses of these small bodies are numerous this month, but none of them will be visible in the neighbourhood of London, except one of the third satellite, which happens early in the morning of the 25th.

Other Phenomena. The Moon will be in conjunction with B in Taurus at 3 m. before 1 in the morning of the 1st of this month. Mercury and Venus will be in conjunction on the same day, when Mercury will be 54' north of Venus. The Moon will be in conjunction with a in Leo, at 55 m. after 1 in the morning of the 6th; with a in Virgo, at 20 m. past 2 in the afternoon of the 10th; and with c in Scorpio, at 10 m. after 9 in the morning of the 14th. Jupiter and Saturn will be in conjunction with each other on the 19th, and Jupiter will at the time be 70' north of Saturn. Georgium Sidus will be in opposition at a quarter past 11 in the evening of the 22d; and the Moon will again be in conjunction with B in Taurųs at 5m. after 10 in the morning of the 28th.

The Naturalist's Diary

For JUNE 1821.
Now the clear son at morning flings
His showers of light upon the peach, or plays
With the green leaves of June, and strives to dart
Into some great forest's heart,

And scare the sylvan from bis dreams. B. CORNWALL. The flower-garden is usually in all its glory at the commencement of June, if the weather have been mild and favourable to vegetation.

There the rose unveils
Her breast of beauty, and each delicate bud
O the season comes in turn to bloom and perish.
But first of all the riolet, with an eye
Blue as the midnight heavens, the frail snowdrop
Born of the breath of winter, and on his brow
Fixed like a pale and solitary star;
The languid hyacinth and pale primrose,
And daisy trodden down like modesty;
The foxglove, in whose drooping bells the bee
Makes her sweet music; the narcissus (named
From him who died for love), the tangled woodbine, .
Lilacs, and flowering limes, and scented thorns,
And some from the voluptuous winds of JUNE,
Catch their perfumings.

'B. CORNWALL. The region of Flora, with its odours and endless hues, is an object of admiration and delight to man alone, and constitutes one of his most pleasing and innocent recreations : to none but man is it an object of the slightest moment. Flowers contain, it is true, the food of several species of insects, and some birds; and perhaps their odour, in certain instances, aids the animal in its pursuit; but could such elaborate mechanism be necessary for those purposes? such splendour, such admirable variety? Man alone can appreciate, can enjoy the wonders of them: the object of the nectar in some plants, and of odours in others, is unknown. It is obvious, on intuition, that Nature often intended solely to please the eye in her vegetable productions. She decorates the floweret that springs beneath our feet in all the perfection of external beauty. She has clothed the garden with a constant succession of various hues. · Even the leaves of the trees undergo a pleasing vicissitude. The fresh verdure which they exhibit in the spring, the various shades which they assume in summer, the yellow and russet tinge of autumn, and the nakedness of winter, afford a constant pleasure to a lively imagination. From the snow-drop to the moss-rose, the flower-garden displays an infinite variety of shape and colour. The taste of the florist has been ridiculed as trifling ; yet surely without reason. Did Nature bring forth the tulip and the lily, the rose and the honeysuckle, to be neglected by the haughty pretender to superior reason? To omit a single social duty for the cultivation of a polyanthus, were ridiculous as well as criminal; but to pass by the beauties lavished before us without observing them, is no less ingratitude than stupidity. A bad heart finds little amusement but in a communication with the ambitious world, where scope is given for the indulgence of selfish passions ; but an amiable disposition is commonly known by a taste for the beauties of the animal and vegetable creation. The woods, the vales, the brooks, ,

the crimson spots i' the bottom of a cowslip,' the loftier phenomena of the heavens, are all objects of contemplation, and are the principal sources whence the poet draws his faithful and vivid pictures.

The CURATE's GARDEN, and his Labour in it commended.

At once we rush into the midst of JUNE,
And find Alcanor at the noon of day
Laborious in his garden. The warm sun
Is clouded, and the fluctuating breeze
Calls him from nicer labour, to attend
The vegetable progress. Mark we now

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