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ceeded the profligate wits of Charles the Second's time, says:
In front of these came ADDISON. In him
Sublimity, and attic taste, combined
- To polish, furnislı, and delight the mind. The anecdote of his sending for his pupil, Lord Warwick, a young man of very irregular life, when upon his death-bed, is well known, yet deserves to be repeated. The young nobleman requesting, with great tenderness, to hear his last injunctions, Addison merely replied, “See with what peace a Christian can die!'
upon his deathe young nobleminiunctions, Addison
*18. 1815.- BATTLE OF WATERLOO.
Hymn to the God of Peace.
Arond the wide world let it flow,
And friendship and love dwell below.
The dawn of Immanuel's reign,
Where discord no more shall remain !
Let Mercy's sweet message be heard,
Unite in the bands of Thy word;
May soldiers of Jesus, with love,
And win the bright kingdom above! ·
On fields that were covered with gore.
To kindle the world to a flame;
20.-TRANSLA NON OF EDWARD, King of the West
Saxons. Edward, being barbarously murdered by his mother-in-law, was first buried at Warham, without any solemnity; but, after three years, was carried by Duke Alferus to the minster of Shrewsbury, and there interred with great pomp.
21.-LONGEST DAY. This day is, in London, 16 h. 34 m. 5s., allowing 9 m. 16.s. for refraction. 24. ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST AND MIDSUMMER
DAY. For information respecting customs on this day, see the six previous volumes of Time's Telescope.
29.-- SAINT PETER. Peter's original name, Simon, was not abolished by Christ, but that of Cephas was added to it, which, in Syriac, the vulgar language of the Jews, signifies a stone or rock; hence the Greek NIÉTpos, and our Peter. The apostle's father was Jonah, probably a fisherman of Bethsaida. His brother Andrew, being first converted, was said to be an instrument of Peter's conversion, John i, 40, 41.
*JUNE 1819.-STEAM COACHES. The Americans have applied the power of steam to supersede that of horses, in propelling stagecoaches. In the state of Kentucky, a stage-coach is now established, with a steam engine, which tra: vels at the rate of twelve miles an hour: it can be stopped instantly, and set again in motion with its former velocity, and is so, constructed that the passengers sit within two feet of the ground. The velocity depends on the size of the wheeks.
*JUNE 1816. REV. JEREMIAH 'JOYCE DIED. He was a self-taught man, and was indebted chiefly to his industry for his rise in life: he was as much celebrated for his zeal and integrity as his learning ; and is well known as the author of many justly po: pular and useful works. Among these may be mentioned his * Elements of Arithmetic,' of wbich repeated editions of 10,000 bave been sold; his wellknown Scientific Dialogues,' and 'Dialogues on Chemistry and the Microscope'; bis • Letters on Natural Philosophy,' and his Introduction to the Arts and Sciences. Mr. Joyce also compiled the greater part of Nicholson's Encyclopedia,' in six octavo volumes; co-operated with Messrs. Shepherd and Carpenter in their work entitled Systematic Education, and was for many years a contributor to the Monthly Magazine. To this able writer, also, the readers of TIME'S TELESCOPB are indebted for the interesting and luminous papers on Astronomy which have enriched our early volumes.
In JUNE 18%0. The Sun enters Cancer at 43 m. after 1 in the afternoon of the 21st of this month; and he rises and scts at the following times during the same period.
· TABLE Of the Sun's Rising and Setting for every fifth
6th, .• . 49. 9 : 11
3 · 14 .
3 . 17 ..
Equation of Time, If the foMowing numbers be added to or subtracted from the time exhibited by a good sun-dial, as directed in the table, they will give the time which should be shown at the same moment by a well regulated clock.
m. s. - Thursday June 1st, from the time by the dial subtract % 34
Tuesday - • 6th, - . .. - • • • • • • 1 45
Phases of the Moon.
Moon's Passage over the first Meridian. The Moon will pass the meridian of the Royal Observatory at the following times; when, if the weather be favourable, she may, of course, be observed in these positions : viz.
June 21st, at 4 m. after 8 in the evening
22d, • 51 • • • 8 - · · ·
Phase of Venus.
we 18 Dark part .... = 6.8005
Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites.
Other Phenomena. Mercury will be in his superior conjunction at 30 m. after 2 in the morning of the 15th ; Venus will attain her greatest elongation on the 19th ; Jupiter
ath Pollensars, at virgo, Sphe same 3d; in
will be in quadrature at l in the morning of the 13th; and Georgium Sidus will be in opposition at 30 m. past 5 in the moming of the 18th of the present month. Mars will also be in conjunction with in Leo, at 24m. after 10 in the morning of the 13th, when the star will be 46'} south of the planet. The Moon will likewise be in conjunction with Jupiter at 17 m. after 8 in the morning of the 4th; with B in Taurus, at 16 m. after 8 in the evening of the 10th; with Pollux, at 45 m. past 5 in the morning of the 13th ; with Mars, at 27 m. past 9 in the morning of the 16th ; with « in Virgo, at 5,0 m. after 6 in the evening of the 20th; and with a in Scorpio, at 14 m. after 8 in the morning of the 24th. The same variable luminary will also be in her perigee on the 2d; in apogee on the 17th; and again in perigee on the 29th.
SITÚATIONS of the PLANÉTS. When the geocentric latitude and longitude of a. planet are known, its place in the heavens may be readily found by a person not at all skilled in astronomy, by the following easy method; for where the circles by which these two elements of the planet's position intersect each other, will be the place of the planet at the given instant. But as there are no circles described in the heavens to guide the curious eye which wanders over that vast expanse of space, by referring to the surface of a celestial globe, and there observing the given latitude and longitude, the place of the planet will be immediately determinod, and its position with respect to that of certain stars ascertained. Then by placing a small patch at this point to represent the planet, and rectifying the globe, this patch on its surface will be opposite the planet in the heavens, and this circumstance with its relative position among the contiguous stars, will enable the most unpractised person to point it out without hesitation.