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To the First Edition.

· TIME, robbed of his destroying scythe, here as

sumes a new character ; and, with his telescope fixed, invites the purchaser to commence his prospective observations. Our Title-page sufficiently explains the nature, uses, and powers of his instrument.

It is intended to continue this Work annually, and to vary its features with each returning year. The Astronomical Occurrences will be always new; and much novelty of information, respecting the antiquities, manners, and customs of our ancestors, will be successively presented to our readers, under the head of Remarkable Days. To supply the Diary with fresh stores of instruction and amusement, we need only

turn over a new leaf' in the exhaustless volume of NATURE.

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An Introduction is prefixed, in which will be found (besides other matter) an account of the different instruments employed for computing time,--the entire

Calendar of Julius Cæsar-a description of the French or Republican Calendarand an explanation of astro. nomical terms.

It only remains to add, that the Astronomical Occurrences have been written expressly for the "TELESCOPE' by a Gentleman eminently conversant with the subject ;and that, among the many other sources which have been referred to, in preparing this Work, the Author thinks it but justice to confess his obligations to the greatly enlarged and much improved edition of Brand's POPULAR ANTIQUITIES, by Mr. ELLIS; and to MR. White's excellent NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE.

LONDON, November 23, 1813.

THE CALENDAR OF JULIUS CÆSAR.

March.

UNDER THE PROTECTION OF MINERVA.

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ī 1 Kalen. The Matronalia; to Mars, the feast | 2! VI To Juno Lucina

[of Ancylia 3 V The second Pisces sets 4 IV

[cer rises 5) III Arcturus sets. Vindemiator rises. Can

6Prid. Vestaliana. Jul. Cæsar made high priest 17 Non. To Ve-Jupiter in the Wood of the

8 VIII Corona rises (Asylum. Pegasus rises | 91 VII Orion rises. The Northern Pisces rises

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13 III The opening of the sea VIII 141 Prid. Second Equiria upon the Tyber [sets

15) Id. To Anna Parennu. Parricide. Scorpio 1161 XVII

[Agonalia. Mildius sets 117 XVI The Liberalia, or Bacchanalia, The 181 XV The Sun in the sign Aries 19 XIV The Quinquatria of Mineroa, which 20 XIII

(last 5 days 21XII The 1st day of the century. Pegasus 221 XI

(sets in the morning 23 x The Tubilustrium 24 IX

[The vernal equinos 25 VIII The Hilaria, to the mother of the gods. 126) VII .

271 VI On this day Cæsar mude himself master 128V The Megalesia

[of Alexandria 29 İV XIL 30 III To Janus, to Concord, to Salus and Pax 1 31 Prid. (To the Moon, or Diana upon the

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THE CALENDAR OF JULIUS CÆSAR.

April.

UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE GODDESS VENUS.

Golden Number.

Nundinal Letters.IORAKOECMUAH

I VII

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1 Kalen, To Denus with the flowers and myrtle.

| IV The Pleiades set [To Fortuna Virilis 3 III 4 Prid. The Megalesian games to the mother 5 Non.

[of the gods, for 8 days 6 VIII To Fortuna publica primigenia 7 VII The birth of Apollo and Diana 8 VI Plays for Cesar's victory. Libra and

[Orion set 10 IV Cerealia. Ludi Circenses XIX 11 III [Plays in honour of Ceres for 8 days

12 Prid. Mother of the gods brought to Rome.

13 Id. To Jupiter, Victor, and Liberty XVI 14 XVIII V 15XVII Fordicidia, or Fordicalia [set

16XVI (Augustus saluted Emperor. Hyudes 17 XVI

sing of the foxes 118XIV Equiria in the Circus Maximus. Burn19 XIII Cerealia. Sun in the sign Taurus

[Rome XI Paliliana, or Pariliana. Nativity of

X The second Agoniana, or Agonaliu, 23 IX The first Vinalia to Jupiter and Venus 24 VIII

VII (Robigalia. Aries sets. Middle of spring 261 VI The Dog-star rises. The Gout rises

Latina Feria on the Mons sacer
IV Floralia for 6 days. The Goat rises
III \Dog-star sets at night [in the morn.
Prid. To Vesta Palatina. First Larentalia

THE CALENDAR OF JULIUS CÆSAR.

May.

UNDER THE PROTECTION OF APOLLO. '

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1 Kalen. To Dea bona. To Lares præstites. Ludi 2 VI The Compitalia Flor, for 3 days 31 V The Centaur and the Hyades rise 41 IV 5 III Lyra rises 6 Prid. The middle of Scorpio sets 7 Non. Virgilia rises in the morning 8 VIII The Goat rises

Lemuria at night for 3 days. The 10 VI

Luminaria
|111 V 1Orion sets: unfortunate days to marry
12 IV To Mars the Avenger at the Circus
13 III Lemuria, Pleiades rise. Beginning of
14 Prid. To Mercury. Taurus rises (summer
15) Id. To Jupiter. Feast of the merchants.
16XVII [Birth of Mercury. Lyra rises
17 XVI
18 XV
19 XIV The Sun in Gemini
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XII The Agonalia, or Agonianu of Janus
XI (To Vejupiter. The Dog-star rises
X The Feriæ of Vulcan. The Tubilus-
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25 VIII To Fortuna publica. Aquila rises [26] VII The second Regifugium. Arcturussets 27 VI The Hyades rise 28! V 29 IV 30 III 131 Prid.

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