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• This Month derives its Name from the Larin Februo to purify; on-account of the expiatory Sacrifices which the Romans oled to offer this Month for the purifying the people. This was anciently the 3 ah Month of the Year.
It is supposed to have been so called from the Latin Word Aperio to open: because then the Pores of the Earth begin to open.. Forth fly the tepid Ajrs; and unconfin'd, Púr forth their Buds, unfolding by degrees, Unbinding Earth, the moving foftness frays. Till the whole leafy Forest stands display'd The Hawthorn whitens ; and the juicy Groves' "In full Luxureance
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llo w innonserli Haitw to T789 Y groot Mło to w This Month is said to have derived its name from Maia, the Mother of Mercury, who was ftyled Bona Dea, or the Beneficient Goddess : and to whom the first Day of this Month was held facred.
D *. The numbers p:cfix'd in the first Column of the two foregoing Months to the several Days, between the Twenty-first Day of March, and the Eighteenth Day of April, both inclusive denote the Days upon which those Full Moons do fall, which happen upon or next after the Twenty-first
Day of March in those years, of which they are respectively the Golden Nambers; apd the Sunday Letter next following any 'luch Full Moont points out Eatter-Day for that Year. All which holds until the Year of our Lord 1899 inclusive; after which Year, the Places of these Golden Numbers will be to be changed." . Some imagine this Month is fo called from the Goddess Juno, others, from Junius Brutus, who expelled the Tyrant Tarquia from Roine ; and was the firtt Consul and Aftercor of Rowan Liberty.