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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 14 0 Browse Search
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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 2 0 Browse Search
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rance, the carriages containing his wives drove off into the palace grounds, which were inclosed by a high wall, leading the Esplanade wholly unencumbered except by the soldiers. Down between the two ranks, which were formed facing each other, came the Sultan on a white steed — a beautiful Arabian-and having at his side his son, a boy about ten or twelve years old, who was riding a pony, a diminutive copy of his father's mount, the two attended by a numerous body-guard, dressed in gorgeous Oriental uniforms. As the procession passed our carriage, I, as pre-arranged, stood up and took off my hat, His Serene Highness promptly acknowledging the salute by raising his hand to the forehead. This was all I saw of him, yet I received every kindness at his hands, being permitted to see many of his troops, to inspect all the ordnance, equipment, and other military establishments about Constantinople, and to meet numbers of the high functionaries of the Empire. Among other compliments ten
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 1: the policy of war. (search)
h offers differences that cannot be subjected to any positive calculation, but which are nevertheless susceptible of being subjected to the calculations of probabilities. It is necessary then to modify plans of operations according to circumstances, although in order to execute those plans it is necessary to remain faithful to the principles of the art. It will be admitted, for example, that a war against France, Austria or Russia, could not be combined like a war against the Turks, or any Oriental nation, whose brave but undisciplined hordes, are susceptible of no order, no rational manoeuvre, or of any steadiness under reverses. Article III: wars of convenience. The invasion of Silesia by Frederick II, was a war of convenience; that of the Spanish succession equally so. There are two kinds of wars of convenience: those which a powerful state may undertake to give itself natural limits, to obtain an extremely important political or commercial advantage; those which it ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jews and Judaism. (search)
ced to break from France eastward over the whole of Europe, it reached the Jew also. While in France the new spirit was largely political in Germany it was more spiritual. In its political form as well as in its spiritual form it reacted not only upon the political condition of the Jew, but especially upon his mental attitude. The new spirit was intensely modern, intensely cosmopolitan, intensely Occidental, and intensely inductive. The Jew had preserved to a great degree his deductive, Oriental, particularistic, and ancient node of thought and aspect of life. The two forces were bound to meet. As a great oak is met by the storm, so was Israel set upon by the fury of this terrible onslaught. It is of interest to see in what manner he emerged from this storm— whether he has been able to bend to its fury, to lose perhaps some of his leaves and even some of his branches, but to change only in such a way as to be able to stand upright again when the storm is past. It was in the U
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robinson, Edward 1794-1819 (search)
, where he married Therese, laughter of Professor Jakob, of Halle, a woman of fine literary attainments. From 1830 to 1833 he was Professor of Sacred Literature and Librarian at Andover, and from 1837 until his death was Professor of Biblical Literature in the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Dr. Robinson visited Palestine in 1838, and, with Rev. Eli Smith, made a minute survey of it, an account of which was published in Halle, London, and Boston in 1841. He made a second visit in 1852, the result of which was published in 1856. Dr. Robinson's researches in Palestine are regarded by Biblical scholars as of the first importance. At the time of his death he was engaged upon a physical and historical geography of the Holy Land. He was an active member of geographical, Oriental, and ethnological societies, and was the author or translator of several notable Greek and Hebrew lexicons, and author of many works in Biblical scholarship. He died in New York City, Jan. 27, 1863.
pskin or parchment is stretched; it is of almost universal use among the negroes in the Southern States. Its simplicity, and the case with which it is made and played, no doubt made it such a general favorite among them. Its thrumming sound has a near resemblance to the bam-tam of the Africans and the Orient. The latter is a lizard's skin stretched over a gourd; a tambourine, a sort of drum. The guitar appears in the sculptures of ancient Egypt and Nimrond, and is much used in modern Oriental countries. In the kermanjeh, or Syrian fiddle, the bridgepiece is supported upon the parchment cover of the body. 2. (Nautical.) The brass frame in which a screwpropeller is hung for hoisting. Bank. (Cotton, etc.) A creel for holding rows of bobbins; a copping-plate or copping-rail. 2. (Glass.) The floor of a glass-melting furnace. Double bank. 3. (Music.) A bench of keys of a stringed or wind instrument. Generally applied to organs which have several key-boar
ng the king by advancing in military order, clapping their hands in time to the rhythm of the paean. The attitude of the men forming the platoon reminds one of the modern Shakers. Dancing was originally of a religious character, and has been introduced into the religious services of all nations and nearly all times. In many countries it is practiced, as a part of the temple services, by professionals only, as the bayadeers of India; or by fanatics, as the dervishes of Moslem lands. In Oriental countries, as also in ancient Rome, it is considered unbecoming the gravity of men, and they regard it absurd for persons who can afford to hire dancers to give themselves so much trouble. The idea of dancing as a festive entertainment practiced by the guests seems to be European, though some of the pictures of ancient Egypt indicate that the guests danced at their assemblies. Miriam and her troupe of females danced as a votive exercise in celebration of the deliverance at the Red Sea
e hand and arm thrust through to insert the key. My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. (Canticles v. 4.) That is the way the beloved let himself into the chamber. ,p>In the Book of Judges, chapter III. verses 23-25, it is stated that Ehud, going forth, locked the doors, and his servants took a key and opened them. This was 1336 B. C., and is the first mention of a key which could be taken out of the lock. A, Fig. 2980, shows one of these Oriental locks. The following is the description given in Eton's Survey of the Turkish Empire, published towards the close of the last century. It will answer as well for the present time:— The key goes into the back part of the bolt, and is composed of a square stick with five or six iron or wooden pins, about half an inch long, towards the end of it, placed at irregular distances, and answering to holes in the upper part of the bolt, which is pierced with a square hole to receive the key. The
block of wood is prepared as a matrix for a fusible metal by burning away portions of its surface. The burning-tool is a delicate blade heated by a jet of flame, and is thrust down into the wood, making an incision of a given depth. A cast is then taken in type-metal; the lines being salient afford a printing surface. Pyro-tech′nics. Preparations of inflammable material are used in making cascades of fire or explosions for signals or as expressions of rejoicing. Fire-works are of Oriental origin. The Chinese and Japanese still excel in their production. The Yokohama Herald describes the effects produced at an exhibition of Japanese daylight fire-works These consisted principally of bombs which, exploding high in the air, discharged variously colored jets of smoke, and sometimes large parachutes which assumed the figures of fishes, snakes, or birds, which hovered kite-like and motionless in the air for an incredibly long time. Occasionally they took the shape of cottages,
g a lateral motion. Sha-green′. Shagreen is a parchment and not a leather, though it is usually classed with the latter. Its conception and production are Oriental, Astracan and Asiatic Russia being still the main sources of supply. The hides of horses, asses, and camels are concerned in its production, and it is said that1.640 Coal, cannel1.238-1.318 Coal, Cumberland, Md.1.355 Coal, Newcastle1.270 Coal, Welsh1.315 Coke1.000 Corundum3.710-3.981 Cryolite2.692-3.077 Diamond, Oriental3.521-3.550 Diamond, Brazilian3.444 Dolomite2.800 Earth2.194 Earth, loose1.500 Earth, rammed1.600 Earth, moist sand2.050 Emerald2.600 Emerald, Brazilian3.1.329 Pitchstone1.970-2.720 Plaster of Paris1.176 Plumbago1.987-2.267 Porphyry2.670-2.790 Pumice-stone0.915 Quartz2.64-2.66 Rock crystal2.605-2.888 Ruby, Oriental4.283 Ruby, Brazilian3.531 Sand1.392-1.800 Sandstone2.08-2.52 Sapphire3.991-4.283 Sardonyx2.594-2.628 Serpentine2.429-2.999 Shale2.600 Slate2.672-2.955 S
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Suffrage for woman (1861) (search)
istent statute-book. A man is uneasy who is inconsistent. As old Fuller says, You cannot make one side of the face laugh, and the other cry! You cannot have one half your statute-book Jewish, and the other Christian; one half the statute-book Oriental, the other Saxon. You have granted that women may be hung, therefore you must grant that women may vote. You have granted that she may be taxed; therefore, on republican principles, you must grant that she ought to have a voice in fixing the ldo not know anywhere that woman is not. It is too late now to say that she cannot go to the ballot-box. Go back to Turkey, and shut her up in a harem; go back to Greece, and shut her up in the private apartments of women; go back to the old Oriental phases of civilization, that never allowed woman's eyes to light a man's pathway, unless he owned her, and you are consistent; but you see, we have broken down that bulwark centuries ago. You know they used to let a man be hung in public, and sa
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