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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 6 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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vergne. This enlightened ecclesiastic was successively a schoolmaster at Rheims (where he introduced the abacus, the Arabic numerals, the clock, the organ, and the globe), archbishop of Ravenna, and, eventually, Pope Sylvester II., to which position he was elevated by the decree of the Emperor Otho III. Patron and prelate died of poison shortly after, about A. D. 1002. Gerbert was probably the first to use in a Christian school the nine digits and a cipher, which proved, as William of Malmesbury said, a great blessing to the sweating calculators. A translation of Ptolemy, published in Spain in 1136, used the Hindoo notation. The Hindoo numerals were introduced into England about A. D. 1253. The accounts of the kings of England, previous to the Norman Conquest—and the same is probably true of most contemporary European nations—were calculated by rows of coin disposed as in the abacus, that is, placed in parallel rows which represented gradually increasing denominations in th
re, according to Julianus, a Spanish bishop, commonly used in Spain 200 years previous to this date. In 757, the Emperor Constantine IV. presented an organ to King Pepin of France; and one, the work of a Saracen artist, was presented to his son Charlemagne by Haroun al Raschid; and, in 812, Louis le Debonnair built one on the Greek model at Aquisgrana, the modern Aix-la-Chapelle. Several German organs were placed in Italian churches by John VIII., 872-882. About 951, the abbey of Malmesbury and the cathedral of Winchester in England were provided with organs. At this time and for two centuries later, the compass was small, usually from 9 to 11 notes, the brass pipes harsh in tone and the machinery clumsy; the keys being 4 or 5 inches broad, and struck by the fist. Gerbert of Auvergne, in his school at Rheims, had an organ played by steam. He was afterward made Pope by the Emperor Otho III., assuming the name of Sylvester II. He and his patron were poisoned by Italian in
swept over the land. See Woodley's Scilly, page 165. The wattled huts of the Britons were grouped in forests or on the banks of rivers, clustered around the residence of the chief, and protected by a ditch and rampart of earth. See Strutt, Chronicles of England, I. 254; Fosbroke's Encyclopedia of Antiquities, II., plate opposite pape 543. For Roman camps, see lb., opposite page 556. Waved wheel. The walls of the church [First Abbey Church of Glastenbury. England], according to Malmesbury, were made of twigs, winded and twisted together, after the antient custome, that King's palaces were used to be built. So the King of Wales, by name Heolus Wha, in the year of our Lord 940, built a house of white twigs, to retire into when he came a hunting into South Wales; therefore it was called Ty Gwyn, that is, the White house. For to the end that it might be distinguished from vulgar buildings, he caused the twigs (according to his princely quality) to be barkt; nay castles themsel