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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The cavalry battle near Gettysburg. (search)
morning by the energetic attack of the Twelfth Corps, reenforced from the Sixth,--when all this had been done, little remained but to await the assault which it was known General Lee must needs deliver, whether to prosecute his enterprise or to excuse his retreat. All that long morning, amid the dread silence, no man in the Potomac army could conjecture where that assault would be delivered; but no man in all that army doubted that it was to come. At last the blow fell. As the spear of Menelaus pierced the shield of his antagonist, cut through the shining breastplate, but spared the life, so the division of Pickett, launched from Seminary Ridge, broke through the Union defense, and for the moment thrust its head of column within our lines, threatening destruction to the Army of the Potomac; then the broken brigades fled, with the loss of more than half their numbers, across the plain, which was shrieking with the fire of a hundred guns, and Gettysburg had been fought and won for t
rmer, and from thence runs or is poled into the cupola. The heat passing from the latter is utilized in the preliminary heating of the charge. Cupped. (Machinery.) Depressed at the centerDished. The depression around the eye of a millstone is called the bosom. Cup′ping In′stru-ment. The most ancient form of cupping was a sucking action by means of the mouth. Job refers to sucking the poison of asps; from a wound, doubtless. Machaon sucked forth the blood from the wounds of Menelaus. Eleanor, the queen, drew the poison from the wounds of her husband, the English king. Tubes were early substituted for the lips, to avoid contact of the purulent matter with the mouth. Blood-letting is still performed by the Hindoos, Chinese, and Malays, by means of a copper cup and tube, the mouth being applied to the latter. In the late Dr. Abbott's museum of Egyptian Antiquities, New York City, are three of the ancient cupping-horns, similar to those used through the East at the p<
he borders of Ethiopia that it was used for fences, door-posts, and cattle-stalls. In regard to its ancient uses, it seems to have been essentially a regal luxury. All manner of vessels of ivory are enumerated as among the furnishing of opulent Babylon. Hiram fashioned the great ivory throne of Solomon, and overlaid it with pure gold. Ivory was freely used in the chairs and couches of Egypt, as the paintings in the tombs yet testify. Ahab's ivory house, 900 B. C., and the palace of Menelaus, described by Homer, were probably paneled with ivory, or the walls and pillars inlaid therewith. Ezekiel records that ivory was used to ornament the Phoenician galleys. Beds inlaid or veneered with ivory were used by those who, as Amos says, are at case in Zion, that lie upon beds of ivory and stretch themselves upon their couches. Two hunting inscriptions, one of which principally records the elephant hunts of Ptolemy Philadelphus, were discovered and copied by Lepsius from the col
. The idea is believed to have occurred to Henry Cort, but the first practical attempt to execute it appears to have been made by Yates and Tooth, who constructed a furnace having a rotating trough, with fixed rabbles through which a current of water was conducted to prevent them from melting, which, however, it did not effect. The Bromhall puddler was arranged with four rabbles, which were caused to assume different angles, as they were drawn over the bed of the furnace. Subsequently, Mr. Menelaus, manager of the Dowlais Works, contrived a cylindrical rotary furnace, in which the puddling was effected by the rotation of the furnace alone. This was not successful in practice, owing to the great expansion and contraction and the rapid destruction of the lining. About 1867, Mr. Danks of Cincinnati developed the first practical rotary puddling-furnace. This has since been greatly improved, and has been, to some extent, introduced into Great Britain and the Continent of Europe. Se
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, The Greek goddesses. (search)
on the seat, and the footstool was beneath her feet, and she straightway inquired everything of her husband with words. Do we know, O thou heavenly nurtured Menelaus, what men these are who take refuge in our house? Shall I be saying falsely or speak the truth? Yet my mind exhorts me. I say that I have never seen any man orysseus, whom that man left an infant in his house, when ye Grecians came to Troy on account of me immodest, waging fierce war. Her answering, said auburn-haired Menelaus, So now I too am thinking, my wife, as thou dost conjecture. What a quiet sagacity she shows, and what a position of accustomed equality! So the interview ntry; and Achilles, who would fain save and wed her, says: I deem Greece happy in thee, and thee in Greece; nobly hast thou spoken. In the Troades, Hecuba warns Menelaus that, if Helen is allowed on the same ship with him, she will disarm his vengeance; he disputes it and she answers, t e is no lover who not always loves. What a
Nothing in history, in poetry, or in fable, equals the devotion of the Northern bridegroom to the false Southern bride, except the inexhaustible assiduity of Menelaus to Helen after Paris had run away with his incomparable spouse. Menelaus persisting in running after Helen, after Helen had run away from him, is the only instaMenelaus persisting in running after Helen, after Helen had run away from him, is the only instance of such constancy on record. But Helen, with all her faults, was the animating soul of a great epic, and we do not wonder at the bewildered husband walking his deserted halls and feeding his love by gazing upon the many statues of his truant flame. But here the parallel comes to a halt. If Brother Jonathan had contented himbest of all jokes in the world is the terrific cudgeling which the mirthful tyrant administers to the luckless Judy and her child. It is Punch and Judy, and not Menelaus and Helen, that represent the Anglo-American idea of political wedlock. We have never been able to appreciate, however, the choice analogy of the Union to m