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Schott's Miscellany 1 September 2009

The wreck of the Titanic was found (1985)


SEPTEMBER

September is so named because it was the seventh month in the Roman calendar.

September blows soft, / Till the fruit's in the loft. / Forgotten, month past, / Doc now at the last.

Eat and drink less, / And buy a knife at Michaelmas.


To be "Septembered" is to be multihued in autumnal colors; as Blackmore wrote: "His honest face was Septembered with many a vintage."

Poor Robin's Almanac (1666) stated, "Now, Libra weighs the days and night in an equal balance, so that there is not a hair's breadth difference betwixt them in length; this moneth having an R in it, Oysters come again in season."

The Irish name Meán Fómhair means "midautumn."


God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
Austin O'Malley (1858-1932)
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