JULY, the seventh month in our present calendar, consists of thirty-one days. It was originally the fifth month of the year, and as such was called by the Romans Qvincti/is. The later name of Julius was given in honour of Julius Cesar (who was born in the month), and came into use in the year of his death. Our Anglo-Saxon ancestors called July .711wd-niSntitY, " mead month," from the meadows being then in their bloom ; and eiftera "the latter mild month," in contradistinction to June, which they named " the former mild month." The principal days now observed and noted in this month are the following :July 3d, Dog Days begin ; July 15th, St Swithin; and July 25th, St James.