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And thy approving voice would be one." Whether one or two is of little More sweet-nore welcome far to me consequence perhaps : their biographers Than greenest wreaths of minstrelsy, were miraculists. He of Cologne led

Pluck'd from the muses' bowers ; And round this lowly harp of mine,

“ an angelical life,” according to Butler, I'd rather that a hand like thine,

who adds, that “his life wrote by For

tunatus is the best :" the latter bioOne simple garland should entwine, Than amaranthine flowers.

grapher achieved as great marvels with his

pen, as his namesake with his wishingMy childish griefs were hush'd to rest,

сар, . Those lips on mine fond kisses prest, Those arms my feeble form carest,

FLORAL DIRECTORY. When few a thought bestow'd

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When sickness threw its venom'd dart,

Dedicated to St. Theodoret.
My pillow was thy aching heart-
Thy gentle looks could joy impart,
With angel love they glow'd.

October 24.

St. Proclus, Abp. of Constantinople, This world is but a troubled sea,

A. D. 447. St. Felix, A. D. 303. St. And rude its billows seem to me;

Magloire, A. D. 575.
Yet my frail bark must shipwreck'd be,
Ere I forget such friend;

St. Proclus.
Or send an orison on bigh,

Besides his other perfections he was a That begs not blessings from the sky,

queller of earthquakes. Butler instances That hear'n will hear a daughter's sigh,

that“ Theophanes, and other Greek his. And long thy life defend.

torians, tell us that a child was taken up into the air, and heard angels singing the Trisagion, or triple doxology," which is

“ in the preface of the mass ;” and that FLORAL DIRECTORY.

therefore St. Proclus “ taught the people Three-leaved Silphium. Silphium trifo- to sing it:" he says that "it is at least liatum.

agreed, that on their singing it the earthDedicated to St. Nunilo.

quakes ceased.” Butler represents the style of this father to be “full of lively witty

turns, more proper to please and delight October 23.

than to move the heart." Twenty of his St. Theodoret, A. D. 362. St. Romanus,

homilies were published at Rome in Abp. of Rouen, A. D. 639. St. John

1630, whereof “the first, fifth, and sixth Capistran, A. D. 1456. St. Ignatius, title of Mother of God,” says Butler,

are upon the blessed Virgin Mary, whose Patriarch of Constantinople, A. D. 878. “ he justly extols.” He wrote upon myse St. Severin, Abp. of Cologn, A. D. 400. Another St. Severin.

terious theology and the church festivals,

and was a great disputant. St. Severin. The annals of the saints are confused. St. Severin, Abp. of Cologne, is famous Zigzag Starwort. Aster flea wany in the history of the church : by him, his

Dedicated to St. Pruchu own diocese, and that of Tongres, purged from the venom of the Arian heresy, about the year 320." He “knew

October 26, by revelation the death and glory of St.

w termini Martin at the time of his departure," and

Sts. Crysanthus and durin died about 400. So says Butler, who

Sts. Crispin and it may done

287. St. Gaudandens immediately begins with “ Another St.

420. St, Boufurs Severin or Surin, patron of Bourdeaux," said by some “to have come to Bour

Cits deaux from some part of the east;" and by others, to have been the same with The Day tone the foregoing archbishop of Cologne.” It of Eoylund schon be is difficult to make a distinction when we why (tangutian

are ug was met find “two single gentlemen rolled into

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ST. CRISPIN AND ST. CRISPINIAN,
PA FRONS OF THE GENTLE CRAFT.

“Our shoes were sow'd with merry notes,

And by our mirth expelld all moan ;
Like nightingales, from whese sweet throats
Most pleasant tunes are nightly blown:

The Gentle Craft is fittest then
For poor distressed gentlemen !”

St. Hugh's Song This representation of St. Crispin and and are told that they came from Rome St. Crispinian at their seat of work, is to preach at Soissons, in France. “ towards faithfully copied from an old engraving the middle of the third century, and, in of the same size by H. David. Every imitation of St. Paul, worked with their body knows that they were shoemakers, hands in the night, making shoes, though and patrons of that “art, trade, mystery, they were said to have been nobly born calling, or occupation,” in praise whereof, and brothers." They converted many to when properly exercised, too much cannot the Christian faith, till a complaint was be said. Now for a word or two concern- lodged against them before Rictius Varus ing these saints. To begin seriously, we "the most implacable enemy of the will recur to the tenth volume of the Christian name," who had been appoint" Lives of the saints,” by “the Rev. ed governor by the emperor Maximia: Alban Butler," where, on the 504th Herculeus.

Butler adds, that "they page, we find St. Crispin and St. Crispinian called “ two glorious martyrs,” judge, by the patience and constancy

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with which they bore the most cruel tor troops to attend at matins and mass : ments, and finished their course by the from thence he led them to the field sword about the year 287.” In the sixth His archers, on whom rested his princentury a great church was built to their cipal hope, he placed in front; beside his honour at Soissons, and their shrine was bow and arrows, his battle-axe or sword, richly ornamented. These are all the each bore on his shoulder a long stake circumstances that Butler relates con- sharpened at both extremities, which he cerning these popular saints : most unac was instructed to fix obliquely before countably he does not venture a single him in the ground, and thus oppose a miracle in behalf of the good name and rampart of pikes to the charge of the ! reputation of either.

French cavalry. Many of these archers

had stripped themselves naked ; the On Crispin's-day, in the year 1415, the others had bared their arms and breasts battle of Agincourt was fought between that they might exercise their limbs with the English, under king Henry V., and the more ease and execution : their well. French, under the constable d'Albret. earned reputation in former battles, and The French had “a force," says Hume, their savage appearance this day struck " which, if prudently conducted, was suf terror into their enemies. Henry him. ficient to trample down the English in self appeared on a grey paltrey in a belsung the open field." They had nearly a hun- of polished steel, surmounted by a d'1**L dred thousand cavalry. The English sparkling with jewels, and wear 119 1 force was only six thousand men surcoat whereon were embraria arms, and twenty-four thousand foot, gold the arms of England and stir mostly archers. The constable of France Followed by a train of led teren in had selected a strong position in the fields mented with the most gorges **er". in front of the village of Agincourt. Each he rode from banner to bran lord had planted his banner on the spot and exhorting the meu. which he intended to occupy during the were drawn up in the sens battle. The right was cold, dark, and with this fearful dispa :') H rainy, but numerous fires lighted the ho- number, that while the 13th, rizon; while bursts of laughter and mer but four, theirs were riment were repeatedly heard from the their lines were militars in soldiery, who spent their time in revelling non to cast stones into two and debate around their baạners, discus- English. The French berinto sing the probable events of the next day, the English was assez and fixing the ransom of the English king When Henry gave to and his barons. No one suspected the advance !" the 1st her possibility of defeat, and yet no one could wards the enemy be ignorant that they lay in the vicinity twenty pacat, of the field of Cressy. In that fatal field, shout; this v* * and in the equally fatal field of Poictiers, which incular: the French had been the assailants : the cealment i * French determined therefore, on the pre- flank of it sent occasion, to leave that dangerous before twr towers honour to the English. To the army of and t14 Henry, wasted with disease, broken with To teras

1 fatigue, and weakened by the privations betaus of a march through a hostile country in bra bei the presence of a superior force,—this was a night of hope and fear, of suspepse and anxiety.

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constable and principal commanders, and buried in the nearest churches, or con-
routed the first division of the army. veyed to the tombs of their ancestors.
Henry formed the archers again, and The rest, to the number of five thousand
charged the second division for two hours eight hundred, were deposited in three
in a bloody and doubtful contest, wherein long and deep pits dug in the field of
!lenry himself was brought on his knees battle. This vast cemetery was sur
by the mace of one of eighteen French rounded by a strong enclosure of thorns
knights who had bound themselves to kill and trees, which pointed out to succeed.
or take him prisoner : he was rescued by ing generations the spot, where the resolo-
his guards, and this second division was tion of a few Englishmen triumphed over
ultimately destroyed. The third shared the impetuous but ill-directed valour of
the same fate, and resistance having their numerous enemies. Henry returned
ceased, Henry traversed the field with to England by way of Dover: the crowd
his barons, while the heralds examined the plunged into the waves to meet him: and
arms and numbered the bodies of the the conqueror was carried in their arms
slain. Among them were eight thousand from his vessel to the beach. The road
knights and esquires, more than a hun- to London exhibited one triumphal pro-
dred bannerets, seven counts, the three cession. The lords, commons, and clergy
dukes of Brabant, Bar, and Alençon, and the mayor, aldermen, and citizens, con-
the constable and admiral of France. The ducted him into the capital : tapestry, re
loss of the conquerors amounted to no more presenting the deeds of his ancestors,
than sixteen hundred nien, with the earl of lined the walls of the houses: pageants
Suffolk and the duke of York, who pe- were erected in the streets : sweet wines
rished fighting by the king's side, and had ran in the conduits: bands of children
an end more honourable than his life. tastefully arrayed sang his praise : and
Henry became master of fourteen thou. the whole population seemed intoxicated
sand prisoners, the most distinguishedof with joy.-Lingard.
whom were the dukes of Orleans and This memorable achievement on Cris
Bourbon, and the counts of Eu, Ven- pin's-day is immortalized by Shakspeare,
dome, and Richmond. As many of the in a speech that he assigns to Henry V
slain as it was possible to recognise were before the battle.

This day is called-the feast of Crispian :
He, that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a-tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian :
He, that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly, on the vigil, feast his friends,
And say,—To-morrow is S. Crispian :
Then will be strip his sleeve, and show his scars.
Old men forget; yet shall not all forget,
But they'll remember, with advantages,
What feats they did that day : Then shall our names,
Familiar in their mouth as househ ld words,-
Harry the king, Bedford, and Exeter,
Warwick, and Talbot, Salisbury, and Glo'ster,-
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered :
This story shall the good man teach his son :
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered :
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me,
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition :
And gentlemen in England, now abed,
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here;
And hold their manhoods cheap, while any speaks
That fought with us upon St. Crispin's day.

In “Times selescope" for 1816, it is suppose you are some courtier politician observed, that “ the shoemakers of the or other, by that contemplative phiz; but present day are not far behind their pre- be you who or what you wiri, you are decessors, in the manner of keeping heartily welcome :-drink about-here's St. Crispin. From the highest to the Charles the Fifth's health.”—“ Then you lowest it is a day of feasting and jollity. love Charles the Fifth ?” replied the emIt is also, we believe, observed as a fes- peror.—“ Love him !” says the son of tival with the corporate body of cord- Crispin ; "ay, ay, I love his long-noseshiy wainers, or shoemakers, of London, but well enough; but I should love him much without any sort of procession on the better would he but tax us a little less; occasion,-except the proceeding to a but what have we to do with politics ? good tavern to partake of a good dinner, round with the glasses, and merry be our and drink the pious memory of St. hearts.” After a short stay, the emperor Crispin."

took his leave, and thanked the cobbler

for his hospitable reception. “That," On the 29th of July, 1822, the cord- cried he,“ you are welcome to; but I wainers of Newcastle held a coronation would not have dishonoured St. Crispin of their patron St. Crispin, and afterwards to-day to have worked for the emperor.” walked in procession through the several Charles, pleased with the good 'nature streets of that town. The coronation took and humour of the man, sent for him next place in the court of the Freemen's Hospi- morning to court. You must imagine al, at the Westgate, at eleven o'clock; his surprise to see and hear his late guest soon after twelve, the procession moved was his sovereign : he feared his joke forward through the principal streets of upon his long nose inust be punished with that town and Gateshead, and finally death. The emperor thanked him for his balted at the sign of the Chancellor's. hospitality, and, as a reward for it, bade head, in Newgate-street, where the mem- him ask for what he most desired, and bers of the trade partook of a dinner take the whole night to settle his surprise provided for the occasion. A great nun- and his ambition. Next day he appeared, ber of people assembled to witness the and requested that, for the future, the procession, as there had not been a simi- cobblers of Flanders might bear for their lar exhibition since the year 1789.* arms a boot with the emperor's crown

upon it. That request was granted, and, The emperor Charles V. being curious as his ambition was so moderate, the to know the sentiments of his meanest emperor bade him make another. “If," subjects concerning himself and his ad- says he, “I am to have my utmost wishes, ministration, often went incog. and mixed command that, for the future, the comhimself in such companies and conversa. pany of cobblers shall take place of the tion as he thought proper. One night at company of shoemakers.” It was, ac-Brussels, his boot' requiring immediate cordingly, so ordained ; and, to this day, mending, he was directed to a cobbler. there is to be seen a chapel in Flanders, Unluckily, it happened to be St.

Crispin's adorned with a bont and imperial crown holiday, and, instead of finding the cob on it: and in all processions, the combler inclined for work, he was in the pany of cobblers takes precedence of the height of his jollity among his acquaint- company of shoemakers. ance. The emperor acquainted him with what he wanted, and offered him a handsome gratuity.“What, friend !” says the Fleabane Starwort. Aster Conizoides. fellow, “ do you know no better than to Dedicated to St. Crispin. ask one of our craft to work on St. Cris

Aster miser. pin? Was it Charles himself, I'd not do Dedicated to St. Crispinian. a stitch for him now; but if you'll come in and drink St. Crispin, do and welcome:

October 26. we are as merry as the emperor can be." The emperor accepted the offer : but St. Evaristus, Pope, A. D. 112. Sts. La while be was contemplating their rude cian and Marcian. A. D. 250. pleasure, instead of joining in it, the It is noticed by Dr. Forster, that in a jovial host thus accosts him :-“Whal, I

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