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Another TABLE to find EASTER till the Year 1899 inclusive.

March 26

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April 23 VII. April 9 VIII. April

SUNDAY-LETTERS.
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6 XIV. March 26 -27

23

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41 5 March 30 -31 April I 24

20
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To make use of the preceding Table, find the Sunday-Letter for the

year in the uppermost line, and the Golden Number, or Prime, in the column of Golden Numbers; and against the Prime, in the same line under the Sunday-Letter, you have the day of the month on which Easter falleth that year. But note, That the name of the month is set on the left hand, or just with the figure, and followeth not, as in other Tables, by descent, but collateral.

for the 21it of March, as it had been originally settled by the Synodical Canons. The 211

Starch and the 18th of April are properly the Paschal limits, because the full moon by sich Eailer is governed must not tall betore the former, or after the latter day; to that Jarch the 221 is the earliejt day, and April 25th, (which, if the 18th should be full moon land a Sunday, will be the Sunday following) the latest day upon which Eafter can happen. Sardey or Deminical Letter] It is to be observej, that the days in the old Roman Calendar

, (p:evioully to the birth of Christ) were marked by the firit eight letters in the pharet, called Nurdinal Letters, because they pointed out on what days the regular A TABLE of the MOVEABLE FEASTS for Thirty-one Years,

Nundina,

or markers, would occur. In lieu of thele, the early Christians adopted the leven burit letters of the Aiphabet, to denote the Sundays throughout the year; and thence they *ere called Dominical Letters, becaufe declarative of the Dies Dominica, or Lord's-Day! Tothe first of January they affixed the letter A; to the 2d B; and so on to G, which marked January the 7th ; after which the letters were repeated again, A being

affixed to January 8th, and so on. 'Now as there are 52 weeks in the year, this teries of letters will neceflarily be repeated 52 times; and had there been no more days than what are com. prized in the 52 weeks, the letter G would belong to the last day of the year, as A would have perpetually belonged to the first: But every common year consisting of 52 weeks and an odd day, and every fourth, or leap-year, having two days above the 52 weeks, 310:lows of course that there will be a change in the Sunday or Dominical Letter correlrandeur to these irregularities; and that some method of computation must be adopted to detect that letter, which would have been unnecessary, had the number of the days exxtiy agreed with the number of the letters. The Dominical Letter may be found.how. fever , universally by following this old metrical rule:

Divide the centuries by 4, and twice what does remain,
Take from 6, and then add to the number you gain
Their odd years and their 4th, which dividing by 7,
What is left take from 7, and the letter or) number is given.

according to the foregoing Calendar.

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4 The Epact] The Lunar year confifts of twelve months, each containing about twenty. nine days and a half. In order, however to avoid the confusion of fractions, the computiits agreed (and hence is the derivation of the name, e from, and paitio an agreement) to allow to the moons 30 and 29 days alternately; beginning, for initance, the year with March, which was the ancient custom) they reckonei 30 days for its moon, and 29 for that of April, and so on to the conclusion of the year. But though this mode of computarion was attended with convenience in fome respects, it had alto this dilauvantage; that the Lunar year by these means included only 354 days, whereas the Solar year confifted of 365 days: So that, Tupposing the new moon to be on the 1st day of March in any year. in the ensuing year it will be eleven days earlier, viz. on February 18; therefore, to dis. cover the age of the moon in that year, an Epaft mult be added, or eleven days

must be intercalated. At the end of the next year the fame process must be adopted; and also on the

third year; hence 33 days will be gained, that is one whole month, and three days over, by which means we compute thirteen moons, and take the odd three days for the next year, and then proceed in the fame manner, by adding eleven at the end of every year, aking care, when the number of days exceeds thirty, to add a moon to that year, and to carry on the remainder of days above thirty for the Epact of the succeeding year. By these means we have nineteen Epacts answering to the Golden Numbers. The ule of the Epacts is to discover the true astronomical moons; and though they do not effect this with perfect accuracy, we find that no Cycle can approach so nearly to the point desired as this.

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TABLE of the MOVEABLE FEASTS, according|| Table to find Easter to the several Days that Easter can

froin the Year 1900 possibly fall upon.

to 2199 inclusive,

Num.

Easter-Day.

Sunday after piphany

Septuagefima Sunday.

The First Day of Lent.

Rogation-Sunday.

Ascension-Day.

Whitsunday.

Sinday after Trinity.

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1322 281 THE Golden Numbers in the foregoing Calendar will point out the days of the Paichal Full Moons, till the year of our Lord 1900; at which time, in order that the Ecclefiaftical Full Moons may tail nearly on the same days with the real Full-Moons, the Golden Numbers must be removed to different days of the Calendar, as is done in the annexed Ta. ble, which contains fo much of the Calendar then to be used, as is neceffary for finding the Paschal Full-Moons, and the Feast of Easter, from the year 1990 to the year 2199 Jinclusive. This Table is to be made use of, in all relpects, as the first Table before inserted, for finding Easter till the year 1899.

Note, That in a BifTextile or Leap-Year, the Number of Sundays after Epiphany will

the same as if Easter-Day had fallen one day later than it really does. And for the same realon, one day must in every Leap-Year be added to the day of the month given byl che Table for Septuagefima-Sunday: And the like muit be done for the first day of Lent,

commonly called All-Wednesday, unless the Table gives fome day in the month of March or it; for in that cale the day given by the Table is the right day.

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General TABLES for finding the Dominical or Sunday-Letter, and the

Places of the Golden Numbers in the Calendar.

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6600 3100 7

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16 To find the Dominical or Sunday-Letter for any given year of our Lord, add to the year its fourth part, omitting tractions, and also the numer, which in Table I. ftandeth at the top of the colunin, wherein the number of hundreds contained in that given year is found : Divide the fum by 7, and if there is no remainder, then A is the Sunday-Letter; but if any number remaineth, then the letter which itandeth under that number at the ftop of the Table, is the Sunday. Letter.

TO tind the month and days of the month, to which the Golden Numbers ought to be prefixed in the Calendar, in any given year of our Lord, confisting of entire hundred years, and in all the intermediate years, beiwixt that and the next hundredth year following, look in the fecond column of Table 1. for the given year, consisting of entire hundreds and note the number or cypher which itands againit it in the third column; then, in Table in...ik for the time number in the column under any given Golden Number, which

when you have found, guide your eye fideways to the left hand, and in the first column voru will find the month and day, to which that Golien Number ought to be prefixed in the Calendar during that period of one hundred years.

The letter I prefixed to certain hundredth years in Table 11. denotes those years which

* Atill to be accounted Billcrrile or Leap-Years in the New Calendar; whereas all the over hundredth years are to be accounted only common years.

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