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terity ; when God confounded their language, and thus dispersed them into other

countries. Babel's dad hope. 2234 Celestial observations begun at Babylon.

Cel Bab's dead goose. 2188 Misraim, the son of Ham, founds the King

dom of Egypt. Mis Ham Gyp, dacerroe. 2059 Ninus, the son of Belus, founds the King

dom of Assyria. Nin-Bel-Ass, doze late. 1921 The covenant of God made with Abram.

God Cov Ab, bite dace. 1897 The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are de

stroyed by fire from Heaven for their wick

edness. Sod Gom Fire, cartop. 1822 Memnon, the Egyptian, invents the letters.

Mem Gyp Let, cardad. 1715 Prometheus first struck fire from flints, and

Epimethus invented the method of making

earthen vessels. Prome Flint, Epim Earth, 1574 Aaron born in Egypt. Aaro-Gyp's, bale poke. 1571 Moses born in Egypt, and adopted by Pha

raoh's daughter. Mo Bor Gyp's, celpiece. 1556 Cecrops leads a colony from Egypt, and

begins the Kingdom of Athens. Cecro

Gyp, Ath ballon. 1546 Scamander comes from Crete into Phrygia,

and begins the Kingdom of Troy. Scam

Cre Tro, balsam. 1493 Cadmus carried the Phoenician letters into

Greece. Cad Phoe Let, Gree bake tag. 1491 Moses performs a number of miracles in

Egypt, and departs with the Israelites.

Mose Mir, cake tub. 1453 The first Olympic games celebrated at Greece.

Olym Gree, cook log.

cup bale.

1451 The Israelites are led under Joshua, into the

land of Canaan, where they subdued the natives; and the period of the sabbatical

year commences. Isra Jo, Can book lace. 1046 Iron founded by the accidental burning of

Mount Ida. Iro Id, bake oxen. 1263 Argonautic expedition. Argo Ex, bad mug. 1253 Queen Dido was supposed to have founded

Carthage. Di Car's, bad log. 1198 The rape of Helen, by Paris, which gave

rise to the Trojan war: the Siege of Troy, by the Greeks, lasted ten years, when

the city was taken and burned. Helen Par,

Trojan Gree's, babe tear. 1048 David' is sole King of Israe). Davi King,

box sure. 1004 The Temple is solemnly dedicated by Solo

mon. Solom Temp, bow ease. 896 Elijah, the prophet, is translated to Heaven.

Eli Pro's, raven. 894 Money first made of gold and silver, at Argos,

Scales and measures invented by Phidon.

Mon Ar Scale, Phi rats. 814 The Kingdom of Macedon begins. Macedon's

Kingly, robes. 771 Remus and Romulus born. Re Ro's, pope bee. 753 Æra of the building of Rome,_by_Romulus,

first King of the Romans. Ro Buil peleg. 742 The commencement of the æra of Nabonassar,

Nabo's pea kid. 720 Samaria taken, and the Kingdom of Israel

overthrown by Salmanaser, King of Assyria, who carried the ten tribes into captivity. The first eclipse of the moon on record.

Sam Is Sal Ass, Moon paid-eth. 658 Byzantium, (now Constantinople) built by

colony of Athenians. Byzan Con, Athen

nailer. 608. The game of Chess invented.

of Chess invented. Chess mazer. 606 Nineveh destroyed. · Nine mixed. 604 Necho, King of Egypt, ordered some Phe.

nicians to sail from the Red Sea round Asia.

Nec Ki Gyp, Phæni As, mazes. 600 Thales of Miletas travels into Egypt, acquires

the knowledge of geometry, astronomy and philosophy ; returns to Greece, and calculates eclipses, &c. Tha Mil Gyp Astro Gree, aim-ing. Maps, globes, and the signs of the zodiac; invented by Anaximan. der, the scholar of Thales. Map Zodi, Anax

mon.

597 Jehoiakin, King of Judalı, is carried captive

by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon. Jehoi

King, Nebchad Bab’s, ale tap. 587 The city of Jerusalem taken, after a siege of

eighteen months. Jeru Také, alorp. 562 The first comedy at Athens, acted upon a

moveable scaffold. Com Athe Scaf, lined. 559 The Kingdom of Persia, begun by Cyrus.

Per Cy, allti. 555 Daniel's vision of the four monarchies. Dani

Mon, layill. 538 'The Kingdom of Babylon destroyed; that

city being taken by Cyrus, he issued an edict for the return of the Jews. Baby

Cyr, logar. 534 The first Tragedy acted at Athens, on a

waggon, by Thespis. Trage Ath, Thespi

legs. 515 The second Temple at Jerusalem is finished,

under Darius. Tem Jeru, Dar label. 509 Tarquin the 7th, and last King of Rome, is

expelled. Tar Ro's, lax tie.

490 Battle of Marothon. Maro heat-eth. 486 Æschylus, the Greek poet, first gains the

prize of Tragedy. Æschy Gree, Trage

harm. 481 Xerxes, King of Persia, begins his expedi

tion against Greece. Xer Per Ex, Greece

horeb. 458 Ezra is sent from Babylon to Jerusalem with

the captive Jews, and the vessels of gold and silver, &c. being 70 weeks of years, or 490 years before the crucifixion of our

Saviour. Ezra Ba, Jew solar. 454 The Romans send to Athens for Solon's laws.

Ro Ath So, Law sels. 151 The decemvirs created at Rome, and the laws

of the twelve tables compiled and ratified.

Dece Ro, Tab haleb. 443 Censors created at Rome. Cen Ro, hook fie. 432 Nineteen years cycle invented by Meton.

Meto Cy, haged. 430 The history of the Old Testament finished

about this time; and Malachi, the last of the prophets lived. Old Tes Mal, hug

eth. 426 Great plague at Athens. Athe plague, sidon. 401 Retreat of the 10,000 Greeks under Xenophon.

Zeno Gree's, hox bee. 400 Socrates, the founder of moral philosophy

among the Greeks, put to death by the Athenians, who afterwards repent, and erect to his memory a statue of brass. Socra Gree,

Athe han. 363 Battle of Mantinea. Manti Bat, gunof. 338 --- of Chæronea. Chæro Bat, fifer. 334

on the banks of the river Granicus, when Alexander defeated the Persiaps. Gran Bat Ale, Per fifoes.

331 Alexander, King of Macedon, conquers Darius,

King of Persia, and other nations of Asia.

Ale Mace, Dari Per's, eggice. 324 Alexander the Great, died at Babylon. Alex

d' good oak. 285 Dionysius, of Alexandria, began his astrono

mical æra, on Monday, June 26th, being the first who found the solar year to consist of exactly 365 days, 5 hours, and 49 minutes.

Di Al As, * Junp dan, dural. 284 Ptolemy Philadelphus, King of Egypt, em

ploys 72 interpreters, to translate the Old Testament into the Greek Language, which is called the Septuagint. Tole Gyp, Testa

Greek, dares. 264 First Pupic war begins, and continues 24 years;

also the chronology of the Arundelian mar

bles composed. Puoi War, Arun Chro, dons. 242 Conic sections invented by Apollonius. . Con

Apo, dosed. 218 The second Punic war begins, and continues

17 years. Hannibal crosses the Alps, and defeats the Romans in several battles; but being abandoned by his countrymen, and refused support, fails in the accomplishment of his purpose. Puni se, Han Alp Ro,

diceri. 207 Archimedes murdered at Syracuse. Archi

Syr, doze ape. 190 The first Roman army entered Asia. Rom

Ass, beat-eth. 268 Perseus defeated by the Romans, which ended

the Macedonian Kingdom. Perse Ro, Mace coiner.

* June 26th.

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