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Heraclius, of the cross on which our Saviour suffered,
and which had been taken away during the plunder of
Jerusalem by Cosroes, King of Persia.
It was formerly called Holy Rood Day.

17. St. LAMBERT,
A Bishop of Maestrecht, who was killed during some
public disturbances in France in the year 709. His
festival was first ordained to be kept in the year 1240.

21. St. Matthew. The Apostle and Evangelist, who was slain at Madabar, in Ethiopia, about the year 60. This festival was first instituted in the year 1240.

26. St. CYPRIAN. He was born at Carthage, of which place he became bishop in the year 248. During the persecutions of Dioclesian, he was apprehended, with St. Justina, for publicly persevering in their faith ; and, being condemned, they were both taken to the banks of the river Gallus, near Nicomedia, and beheaded.

29. ST. MICHAEL. A festival instituted in the year 487, in honour of the archangel and all his attendant angels.

30. ST. JEROME, The most learned and eminent biblical scholar of the fourth century; born at Stridon about the year 331. Whilst living in a monastery, at Bethlehem, he translated the Old Testament into Latin, which version is now called the Vulgate, and the only one allowed to be be used by the Romish church. It was the first book ever printed. He died at or near Bethlehem in the year 420.

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OCTOBER.

Hail, lovely season of the changing year!
What varied beauties clothe the mellow scene
Beneath October's reign.

Fowling, a Poem. The tenth month, originally the eighth in the Romulean Calandar, derived its name from Octo, eight, and Imber. After receiving several other names from the Romans, it eventually returned to its original one, which it still retains.

1. St. REMIGIUS, Or St. Remy, the apostle of France, was born at Laudon in that country, and he became bishop of Rheims, in the year 460. He converted and baptised King Clovis, the first Christian monarch of France, and died in the year 533.

6. St. Faith, Or Fides, a young lady of great beauty at Agen, in Aquitain, wbo, refusing to sacrifice to the idols, was beheaded with many other Christians, by order of Dacian, in the year 290.

9. St. DENY'S, Or Dionysuis, the Areopagite, and patron saint of France, was bishop of Athens, where he suffered martyrdom for his faith in 272.

13. TRANSLATION OF KING EDWARD THE

CONFESSOR, The youngest son of King Etheldred, who succeeded to the crown of England in 1042. He greatly improved the laws, and condition of the country, and built the splendid Abbey at Westminster; in which he was the first person buried. Pope Alexander III. canonized him in the year 1265.

17. St. ETHELDREDA, The daughter of Annas, prince of the East Angles, born about the year 630. She made a vow to live in perpetual continency, which, although persuaded to marry, she strictly adhered to. After the death of her husband, she retired into the monastery of Caldingham, beyond Berwick, in 672. The year following, she founded a church and monastery in the Isle of Ely, where she died in the year 679.

18. ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST, A native of Antioch, and by profession a physician. Of all the inspired writers, his works are written in the most elegant language. He died at the age of eightyfour, in the year 63.

18, 1216. King JOHN DIED. One of the worst acts of this imbecile monarch, was his conduct towards his nephew, Prince Arthur, whom he caused, through jealousy, to be confined in the new town at Rouen. Whilst here it is said the King intended to have the Prince's eyes put out, and also rendered incapable of having children. In these cruel purposes, however, he was frustrated by those who were to be his agents. However, a few days after this, the

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