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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.8 (search)
we took a short railway trip to Lake Ponchartrain, which is a fair piece of water, and is a great resort for bathers. When we returned to the city, late in the evening, I was fairly instructed in the topography of the city and neighbourhood, and had passed a most agreeable and eventful day. On the next evening, I found a parcel addressed to me, which, when opened, disclosed a dozen new books in splendid green and blue covers, bearing the names of Shakespeare, Byron, Irving, Goldsmith, Ben Jonson, Cowper, etc. They were a gift from Mr. Stanley, and in each book was his autograph. The summer of 1859, according to Mr. Richardson, was extremely unhealthy. Yellow fever and dysentery were raging. What a sickly season meant I could not guess; for, in those days, I never read a newspaper, and the city traffic, to all appearance, was much as usual. On Mr. Speake's face, however, I noticed lines of suffering; and one day he was so ill that he could not attend to business. Three or fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davenant, Sir William, 1605-1668 (search)
Davenant, Sir William, 1605-1668 Dramatist and poet; born in Oxford, England, in 1605; son of an innkeeper, at whose house Shakespeare often stopped while on his journeys between Stratford and London, and who noticed the boy. Young Davenant left college without a degree. Shoving much literary talent, he was encouraged in writing plays by persons of distinction, and on the death of Ben Jonson in 1637 he was made poet-laureate. He adhered to the royal cause during the civil war in England, and escaped to France, where he became a Roman Catholic. After the death of his King he projected (1651) a colony of French people in Virginia, the only American province that adhered to royalty, and, with a vessel filled with French men, women, and children, he sailed for Virginia. The ship was captured by a parliamentary cruiser, and the passengers were landed in England, where the life of Sir William was spared, it is believed, by the intervention of John Milton, the poet, who was Cromwel
r-plate. He credits the invention to the English, saying that it is customary in England when a brazier full of fuel is well lighted, and has ceased to smoke, to pass an iron plate (porte de fer legere) across the chimney, and so confine the heat to the room. This plate is the same as the damper, but the term register is the older. In the furnaces of the alchemists, openings left for the supply of air, and which could be contracted or closed by pieces of clay, were termed registers. Ben Jonson says:— Look well to the register, And let your heat still lessen by degrees. 4. (Music.) A stop of an organ. 5. (Telegraphy.) The part of a telegraph apparatus used for recording upon a strip of paper the message received. It consists of a clock-work, which moves the strip of paper at a uniform speed in contiguity to the stylus or marking-pen, whose movements are controlled by the electrical current. In the ordinary Morse apparatus this stylus is simply a sharp metallic p
ng of carious teeth. Martial, in one of his epigrams, attributes the whiteness of Lecania's teeth to the fact of her wearing those of some other person. Mr. Welding of Philadelphia states that he has seen a tooth which had been plugged with gold taken from the alveolus of an Alexandrine mummy. Blagrave's Mathematical Jewell, published in the time of Queen Elizabeth, tells us that Sir John Blagrave caused his teeth to be all drawne out, and after had a set of ivory in agayne. In Ben Jonson's Silent woman, published in 1607, one of the characters says: A most vile face and yet she spends me forty pounds a year in mercury and hog's bones. All her teeth were made in the Blackfriars Ivory was for many years the favorite material for artificial teeth, that from the hippopotamus being preferred. The teeth of the narwhal, as being somewhat harder, were also used. Volney, Chateaubriand, the elder Pitt, and George Washington also used artificial dentures thus made. See denture
heads by another female Anglo-Saxon umbrella Fig. 6857 is from the Harleian Manuscript, No. 603, and represents a servant holding an umbrella over his master. Its use during the Middle Ages in Europe is frequently noted in monkish chronicles. They are mentioned in Florio's Worlde of Wordes, 1598 ( ombrella, a fan, a canopie; also a testern or cloth of state for a prince; also a kind of round fan or shadowing that they vse to ride with in summer in Italy; a little shade ), and by Ben Jonson, in a comedy, 1616, and were used by ladies in the time of Queen Anne. Du Cange mentions the custom of contracting and expanding them. Cotgrave, in his History of the English and French tongues, speaks of the French ombrelle. Montaigne refers to its use in Italy. M. de la Loubere, ambassador from France to Siam, 1687-88, states that the King of Siam had a triple umbrella, several frames and covers being fastened to the same stick. This was a royal right. The nobles had single umbr
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 5: finding a friend. (search)
On May 30, 1837, she returns to Emerson, Coleridge's Literary remains, which she has ransacked pretty thoroughly, and The friend, with which she should never have done; also a volume of Goethe and one of Scougal, and she asks him on the outside of the note what these two worthies will be likely to say to one another as they journey side by side. She begs to keep for summer two volumes of Milton, two of Degerando, the seventh and eighth of Goethe's Nachgelassene Werke, besides one volume of Jonson and one of Plutarch's Morals. She also subscribes for two copies of Carlyle's Miscellanies. Later she writes (November 25, 1839) to ask him What is the Harleyan (sic) Miscellany ?--an account of a library? and says, I thought to send Tennyson next time, but I cannot part with him, it must be for next pacquet (sic). I have been reading Milnes; he is rich in fine thoughts but not in fine poetry. One of the best passages in these letters of Margaret Fuller, a passage that has in it a fl
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 9: a literary club and its organ. (search)
but the primary aim announced on the very first page of the Dial was to make new demands on literature. Dial, i. 1. It is in this aspect that the movement must especially be treated here. Even if they had not made this emancipation of literature one of their prominent objects, they still would have been laboring for it, even while unconscious. The moment they made the discovery that they could see the universe with their own eyes, they ceased to be provincial. He despises me, wrote Ben Jonson, because I live in an alley, Tell him his soul lives in an alley. After all, narrowness or enlargement are in the mind. Mr. Henry James, turning on Thoreau the reverse end of a remarkably good telescope, pronounces him parochial, because he made the woods and waters of Concord, Massachusetts, his chief theme. The epithet is curiously infelicitous. To be parochial is to turn away from the great and look at the little; the daily newspapers of Paris afford the best illustration of this fa
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Index. (search)
es, John, 24. Holmes, O. W., 24, 26, 80 84, 86. Hooper, Ellen (Sturgis), 154, 166. Houghton, Lord (R. M. Milnes), 69. Howe, Julia (Ward), 2. Howitts, the, 229. Hudson, H. N., 211. Hunt, Leigh, 146. Hutchinson Family, the, 176. I. Indians, study of the, 196. Ireland, Mr., 221. Irish, defense of the, 214. Irving, Washington, 181, 132. J. Jacobs Sarah S., 80, 84. Jahn, F. L., 46. James, Henry, 134. Jameson, Anna, 195. Jefferson, Thomas, 4, 16, 45, 308. Jonson, Ben, 69, 134. K. Kant, Immanuel, 45, 282, 288. Kinney, Mr., letter from, 247. Kittredge, Rev. Mr., 63. Knapp, J. J., 39. Kneeland, Abner, 77. L. Lafarge, John, 134. Lafayette, Marquis de, 15. La Mennais, H. F. R. de, 280. Lane, Charles, 160, 166. Leonidas, 47. Lewes, G. H., 229. Longfellow H. W., criticisms on, 188, 204, 218, 193; other references, 131, 283, 293-295, 298. Loring, Mr. and Mrs. E. G., 122,128. Lowell, J. R., criticisms on, 217, 296; retaliati
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
New England of the seventeenth century left us many thousands of lines of verse of various kinds, as against the less than one thousand lines left by all the colonies to the south of that region, it was Virginia that produced what is perhaps the one real American poem of the seventeenth century. This is the epitaph on the insurrectionary leader Nathaniel Bacon, written by his Man. The Man clearly was no menial but a reader and a poet. His brief elegy of forty-four lines is worthy of Ben Jonson himself, and is indeed written in that great elegist's dignified, direct, and manly style: In a word Marss and Minerva, both in him Concurd For arts, for arms, whose pen and sword alike As Catos did, may admireation strike In to his foes; while they confess with all It was their guilt stil'd him a Criminall. Maryland has even less to show than Virginia. The rhyming tags of verse appended to the chapters of George Alsop's Character of the province of Maryland (1666) cannot be taken serio
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
), 231 Jefferson, Thomas, 91, 129, 141, 142, 143, 146, 175, 185, 190, 194, 199, 201, 202, 203, 205 Jeffrey, Lord, 90, 248 Jenyns, Soame, 129 Jesus, 268, 353 Jeune Indienne, La, 188 Joan D'arc, 226 John Bull in America, etc., 208 John Oldbug, 234 Johnson, Captain, Edward, 22-23 Johnson, Dr. Samuel (1709-84), 70, 82, 94, 233, 288 Johnson, Rev. Samuel (1696-1772), 81-86 Jonathan in England, 228 Jonathan Oldstyle, 233 Jones, Joseph S., 224 n., 228 Jonson, Ben, 150-151 Joseph Dennie and his circle, 233 n. Journal (N. Y.), 149 Journal (Patrick Gass), 205 Journal (Woolman), 86, 87 n., 88 n. Journal kept by John Bartram of Journal of the Continental Congress, 144 Journal of the Federal Convention, 146 Journal of the taking of Cape Breton, a, 9 Journals (Emerson), 351, 355, 357 Judah, S. B., 231 Judd, Sylvester, 324 Julia, or the Wanderer, 220 Julian, 324 Juliet Grenville, 284 Julius Caesar, 225 Junto Club, 9
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