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Clavis Calendaria;

OR,

A COMPENDIOUS

ANALYSIS OF THE CALENDAR:

ILLUSTRATED WITH

ECCLESIASTICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CLASSICAL

Anecdotes.

BY JOHN BRADY.

“ Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti.”

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

Second Edition.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

AND SOLD BY LONGMAN, HURST, REES, Orme, AND BROWN,
PATERNOSTER ROW ; MATHEWS

AND LEIGH, STRAND;
J. M. RICHARDSON, CORNHILL ; HOOKHAMS, JUNRS.
15, OLD BOND STREET; AND BICKERSTAFF, STRAND.

1813.

Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley,
Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street, London.

CE73 B7 1812 v. 2

St. Augustin.

(MAY 26TH.)

Augustin, or more properly Austin, is most
highly esteemed, not only for his numerous
personal virtues and his splendid abilities, but
for the great and important services he rendered
to this kingdom, by the conversion of our pagan
ancestors from their superstitious and erroneous
faith; whence he obtained the title of “ APOSTLE
of the English,” though, as Christianity had
been introduced for centuries before ST. AUSTIN'S
mission, that epithet would appear too general
to be correctly applied to him. (See vol. I. p. 247.)
St. Gregory the First, who had long meditated
this benevolent and pious intention, selected Au-
STIN who was a monk of the convent of St. AN-
DREW at Rome, and FORTY OTHER EMINENT PER-
sons of that order, about the year 596, to per-
form this office; and the zeal and ability they
evinced in the undertaking, amply testified the
wisdom of their election. The English historians

VOL. II.

B

intley, oudon.

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