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This was originally, called Quintilis of the fifth Month but its Name was changed to July, in honour of Julius Cæfar; who was born on the Twelfth Day of this Month, too Years before Chrift
This in the Calendar of Romulus was called Sextilis or the fixth Month, which was changed for that of Auguft in honour of Auguftus Cæfar, who rather chefe to give his Name to this Month then to September, in which he was born, because in this Month he entered into his firft Confulfhip and gained feveral remarkable Victories.
+ This Month derived its Name from the Order in which it flood in the Calendar of Romulus ;being, as the Name implies, the feventh in Succeffion; as the Old Roman Year began in March.
+ It is fo called from the Latin Word Octo Eight, because it was the Eighth Month in the Old Roman Calendar. Several of the Emperors attempted to alter its Name, but in vain, for foon after their Death it always regained its former Title.
-takes its Naiñe
This, like the two preceding Months, takes its Naine from the order of fucceffion in which it ftood in the antient Calendar of Rome; being derived from the Latin Word Novem Nines because it was the ninth Month according to that computation.
Note, that Ecclus 25 is to be read only to varfe 13, and Ecclius 30 only to verle 18, and Ecclus 46 only to verfe 20,