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Louisville Journal, however, shows that the word is of Grecian birth, as will be seen by the following extract from an article in that paper: The primitive of skedaddle is a pure Greek word of great antiquity. It occurs in Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, and it was used to express in Greek the very idea that we undertake, in using it, to express in English. Homer, in the Iliad, uses only the aorist eskedasa or skedasa. Thus in Iliad 19: 171, we have skedason laon, for scattering, dispersing. In Prometheus, Aeschylus thus uses it (skeda) in making the sun disperse the hoar frost of the morn. And again Prometheus uses this word in predicting woes upon Jupiter, when he says that a flame more potent than the lightning shall be invented, which shall (skeda) shiver the ocean-trident, the spear of Neptune. In the Odyssey, we find Homer using skedasis in describing the scattering of the suitors of Penelope when Ulysses should come
tion; Themes; Declamations. Second Term.--Latin: Cicero de Officiis; Writing Latin. Greek: Aristophanes' Clouds; Greek Metres Writing Greek. Mathematics: Smyth's Calculus; Spherical Trigonometry. History: Weber, continued to the Colonization of America; Sismondi's Italian Republics; English Commonwealth. Physiology: Hooker's, with Lectures. Rhetoric: Day's Rhetoric; Elocution; Themes; Declamations. Junior class.--First Term.--Latin: Juvenal's Satires; Latin Translations. Greek: Aeschylus' Septem contra Thebas; Greek Translations. Physics: Olmsted's Mechanics. History: Weber, continued to the French Revolution; French Revolution of 1789. Moral Science: Alexander's. Rhetoric: Themes; Declamations. Elective Studies.--French: Fasquelle's Exercises; Saintine's Picciola. Mathematics: Davies's Analytical Geometry. Natural History: Lectures. Second Term.--Physics: Olmsted's Astronomy. History: Weber, concluded. Intellectual Philosophy: Wayland's. Rhetoric: Whately's Log
y successful. Kretchmer's beehive. Beer. A fermented infusion of malted grain, to which hops is usually added. The term is also applied to beverages made of infusions of roots and herbs. When the vine would not grow and be fruitful, Osiris taught the inhabitants to make drink of barley, little inferior in strength and pleasant flavor to wine itself. — Diodorus Siculus (60 B. C.). Hecataeus, in his Description of the world, refers to the Egyptian beer. Sophocles and Aeschylus also. The latter, — And after this he drank his beer, and much And loudly bragged Athenaeus says that Thracians and Paeonians drank of barley-wine, or a similar drink made from millet or other grain. Polybius describes the palace of one of the Spanish kings as being [furnished with] huge silver and gold goblets full of the wine made of barley. — Athenaeus. Aristotle says that wine of grapes is stimulating, but that of barley has a tendency to stupefy. — Ibid. Beer-coole
ompact fabric. As these barbs all incline in one direction, the fibers can readily work into a mass of fibers, partially felted, butend foremost. This is called sizing, and is produced in napping hats. Felt probably preceded woven fabrics. In Central Asia, the home of the argali, from whence the domestic sheep has probably sprung, the clothing and tents of the people are yet, and have been since the first recorded times, felted fabrics. The latticed huts referred to by Herodotus and Aeschylus are covered with felt, of which also the flapping screen which answers for a door is made. See wagon. Marco Polo (thirteenth century) describes them fully. Klaproth describes them as of goat's hair (see haircloth), and having a shaggy villus on the outside. The Chinese traveler, Chi-fa-hian, who visited India in the fourth century, describes the people of Chen-chen, who lived about the Lake of Lob, as wearing dresses of Chinese cut, but made of felt. Felt covered the funeral pile of He
alphabet. In the prophecy of Jeremiah (588 B. C.), chap. VI. verse 1, we find:— O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoah, and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem; for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. Homer, some 400 years before, had compared the aureola which surrounded the head of Achilles to the signals made in besieged cities, by fires at night and clouds of smoke by day; and Aeschylus, more than a century after Jeremiah, using perhaps a poetical license, makes Agamemnon announce the fall of Troy to Clytemnestra by beacon-fires, whose rays, darting from the Asiatic shore to Lemnos, were repeated from Mount Athos, whence the grateful news was in like manner telegraphed to Argos. Fire-signals were prepared by Mardonius to notify his master, the great king Xerxes, then at Sardis, of the second taking of Athens. At a later period, Polybius describes a semaphoric system
ns of Gershom, and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari. — Numbers VII. 3, 7. Camels are not shown in the Egyptian paintings, and could not have been in come on use in that country in Pharaonic times. Their use had long been known in Persia, and some were probably introduced by the immigrating Israelites. Cambyses failed to reach the oasis and temple of Ammon, probably from want of camels. Herodotus refers to the carts and wagons of the Scythians (see cart). Aeschylus, in his Prometheus bound, speaks of the Wandering Scyths who dwell In latticed huts high poised on easy wheels. One of their wagons, measured by Rubruquis, had a distance of 20 feet between the wheels: the axle was like the mast of a sloop, and it was hauled by 22 oxen, 11 abreast (Fig. 7002). Marco Polo, who traveled through this country 1275-1295, states that their houses are circular, and are made of wands covered with felts. These are carried along with them whithersoever t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 4: a world outside of science (search)
not until the people got ready to ride that steeds swifter than the wind and stronger than the storm were harnessed in, and glittering bands of steel were spread in twin extension across the continent, that the carriages which bore the people might not swerve from their triumphant way. Two hundred years ago, if a king wished to convey to a distance the news of war or peace, or of the birth of an heir, he could do it best by lighting vast bonfires on successive hills, as in the Agamemnon of Aeschylus (toioi/de lampadhfo/rwn no/moi), until the tale was told. It was not until the people became as important as princes that all these lavish and clumsy fires were condensed into one little electric spark; and wires covered the land in a network of tracery, or sank below the ocean, that the humblest of the nation could telegraph to other lands and climes the news of war and peace in his household, or the birth of an heir to his modest throne. Nay, even while we dwell on these achieved wond
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 9: a literary club and its organ. (search)
son writes to Carlyle (April 21, 1840), I have contrived to read almost every volume of Goethe, and I have fifty-five. Carlyle-Emerson correspondence, i. 285. To have read fifty-five volumes of Goethe was a liberal education. Add to this, that Margaret Fuller, like Emerson, had what is still the basis of all literary training in the literature of Greece and Rome — a literature whose merit it is that it puts all its possessors on a level; so that if a child were reared in Alaska and had Aeschylus and Horace at his fingers' ends, he would have a better preparation for literary work, so far as the mere form goes, than if he had lived in Paris and read only Balzac. Still again, the vast stores of oriental literature were just being thrown open; and the Dial was, perhaps, the first literary journal to place what it called the Ethnical Scriptures in the light now generally conceded to them; or to recognize what has been latterly called the Sympathy of Religions. Thanks to this genera
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
Index. (Titles of chapters are given in capital letters.) A. Abbott, H. C. De S., 286. Academy, French, originated with women, 86. Accomplisiments, marketable, 60. Adam, 7. Adams, Abigail, 114. Adams, John, 114. Aeschylus, 44. Agassiz, Louis, 96. Alcinous, 9, 11. Alice in Wonderland quoted, 132; In the looking-glass, 192. Allen, Ethan, quoted, 303. Allen, Grant, quoted, 212. Alumni, Society of Collegiate, 232, 235. American love of home, 281. Ampeyalty in, 109. Emerson, M. J., quoted, 143. Emerson, Mrs., quoted, 143. Emerson, R. W., quoted, 159,233. Also 1,97, 99,285, 308. Empire of manners, the, 75. English tourists in America, 36, 96. Epictetus, 297. Eumenides of Aeschylus, the plot of, 44. Eve, 7. exalted stations, 126. F. Family, the, among Australians, 45; in ancient Rome, 45. Farm, children on A, 197. fear of its being wasted, the, 232. Felix Holt, 78. Fielding, Henry, 11. Fields, J.
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
igent—two younger sons at home. . . . I was assigned to a large room looking on the lovely flower-beds . . . inside an old-fashioned 4-post bed of the largest size with curtains and feather bed. To my dismay the servant had unpacked my small bag and neatly laid its hastily assorted contents on the dressing table. I do hate this waiting upon . . . . Mr. Darwin has a great desire to come to America, but never will, because of the voyage. Lunched with Miss Anna Swanwich the translator of Aeschylus, with F. W. Newman translator of Homer, a quaint small long-faced man, with an American look. Afterwards went to meet Browning at the Athenaeum Club—one of the desires of my former visit, unfulfilled then. Of this meeting, which is fully described in Cheerful Yesterdays, Colonel Higginson said that Browning was very cordial, yet I felt it more the general temperament of the man than from any personal interest. Then I went into a Cooperative meeting for a while—working men, w<
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