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October 13.

St. Edward, King and Confessor, A. D. 1066. Sts. Faustus, Januarius, and Martialis, A. D. 304. Seven Friar Minors, Martyrs, A. D. 1221. St. Colman, A. D. 1012. St. Gerald, Count of Aurillac, or Orilhac, A. D. 909.

Translation King Edward Confessor.

This, in the church of England calendar and almanacs, denotes the day to be a festival to the memory of the removal of his bones or relics, as they are called by the Roman church, from whence the festival is derived.


On the 13th of October, 1754, died at Stebbing in Essex, Mr. Jacob Powell. He weighed nearly forty stone, or five hundred and sixty pounds. His body was above five yards in circumference, and his limbs were in proportion. He had sixteen men to carry him to his grave.*[1]


Smooth Helenium. Helenium autumnale.
Dedicated to St. Edward.

Notes [all notes are Hone's unless otherwise indicated]:

1. Gentleman's Magazine. [return]