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f It ii so called from the Latin Word oao Eight, because it was the Eighth "Month in the Old Roman Calendar. Several of the Emperors attempted to alter its Name, but in vain, lor iocn att« their Death it always regained its former Title.
f It derives its' nami* from the Latin ^ord Deceni Ten, because it was the loth Month of the old Roman Year. . Ccmmodus in vain attempted to style this-Month Amazon, in honour of his Concubine Mania: but after lus Death it loon returned to its antient *ia
A Table and Rules for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts; together with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence, through the whole Year.
Rules to know when the Mcveable Peajis and Holy-days begin.
EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend.is always the first Sunday after the Full b\oon, which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March; and if the/1*// Moon happens upon a Sunday, taster' Day is the Sunday af;er.
Ad-vent Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to the Feast of St. Andrew, whether before or after.
Septuagefima ~\ 9"J "J f" Rogation Sunday") ("Five Weeks "J
SexagTstma [ „ , . g I Weeks before / J Ascension-Day
Quinquagesma \ J)uftdiy 15 7 > Easier. M Whitsunday
Quadragesima J 6 J J Trinity-Sunday
I Eight Weeks J
A TABLE of the VIGILS, FASTS, and Days of Abstinence, to be Observed in the Tear,
sThc Nativity of ourL o R o."
Note. That if any of these Ifeast-Days fall upon a Monday, then the Vigil or Fast-Day shall be kept upon the Saturday, and not upon the Sunday next before it.
TH E Forty Days ( f Lent. The Ember-Days at the Four Seasons, "The First Sunday in Lent. Berag he Wednesdays The Feast of Pentecost. Friday, and Satur- September 14. day after_ (. December 13.
DAYS of Fasting, er Abstinence.
$ III. The Three Rogation-days, being the Mon8& day, Tuesday, and Wednesday befoie Holy Thurs3* day, or the Ascension of oar LOR D.
* IV. All the Fridays in the Year, except Christmas
A Table to find EASTE R-D A Y from the present Time, till the Year 1899 inclusive, according to the foregoing Calendar.
THIS Table contains so much of the Calendar as is necessary for the de-
next after the Day of the Full Moon, and the Day of the Month stand
If the Full Moon happens up
against that Sunday Letter is Easter-Day. If the Full Moon happens upo
o the FirA Ruli) the n.-xt Sunday after is Fait
Sun Jay, (then according to
To find the Golden Number, or Prime, add oie to the Year of LORD, and then divide by- 19; the RemainJer, it any, is the Golden Number ; but if nothing re.maineth, then 19 is the Golden Number.
To find the Dominical or Su
cording to the Calendar, until the Year 1799 inclusive, add to the Ye;r of our LORD
also the Number 1: Divide
its Fourth Part, omitting Fractions, ?nd a!
then A is the Sunday toen the Letter standing Fable is the S u n
For the next Century, that is, from the Year i3oo till the Year 1899 elusive, add to the current Year only Kl Foartn Part, and tnen divide oy and proceed as in the last Rule.
Note, That iti all Bissextile or Leap-Years, the Letter found, a? abive, will be the Sunday Letter fro.n the inteicalated Day exclusive, to the Fnd of the year.
Another Table to find EASTER till the Year 1899 inclusive.