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C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Tiberius (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 13 (search)
He laid aside likewise his usual exercises of riding and arms; and quitting the Roman habit, made use of the Pallium and Crepida.The cloak and slippers, as distinguished from the Roman toga and shoes. In this condition he continued almost two years, becoming daily an object of increasing contempt and odium; insomuch that the people of Nismes pulled down all the images and statues of him in their town; and upon mention being made of him at table, one of the company said to Caius, "I will sail over to Rhodes immediately, if you desire me, and bring you the head of the exile;" for that was the appellation now given him. Thus alarmed not only by apprehensions, but real danger, he renewed his solicitations for leave to return; and, seconded by the most urgent supplications of his mother, he at last obtained his request; to which an accident somewhat contributed. Augustus had resolved to determine nothing in the affair, but with the consent of his eldest son. The latter was at that time out
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
d of the famous letter of Napoleon to Marshal Augereau, on the 21st of February, 1814, which gives his idea of making war. The marshal had given excuses similar to those of McClellan for inaction. Napoleon said:-- What! Six hours after receiving the first troops from Spain you are not yet in the field! Six hours rest is quite enough for them. I conquered at Nangis with a brigade of dragoons coming from Spain, who from Bayonne had not drawn rein. Do you say that the six battalions from Nimes want clothes and equipage, and are uninstructed? Augereau, what miserable excuses! I have destroyed 80,000 enemies with battalions of conscripts, scarcely clothed, and without cartridge-boxes. The National Guard are pitiful. I have here 4,000 from Angers and Bretagne, in round hats, without cartridge-boxes, but with good weapons; and I have made them tell. There is no money, do you say? But where do you expect to get money but from the pockets of the enemy? You have no teams? Seize t
nfederacy in the distance Prominent in the foreground is Major Thomas P. Turner, commandant of Belle Isle and Libby Prison. He is clad in Confederate gray, with a soft felt hat, and his orderly stands behind him. Before him are some tents of the Union prisoners—a trifle nearer the Capitol at Richmond seen across the river than they care to be at the present juncture. The fact that this noble edifice was erected under the direction of Thomas Jefferson, on the plan of the Maison-Carree at Nimes, could do little to alleviate their mental distress. The crest of the hill on which Major Turner is standing is one hundred and twelve feet above tidewater, overlooking the encampment. The guard and guard-tents appear in the distance at the edge of the river. This is the fourth successive war-time photograph taken inside the Confederate lines shown in this chapter. The original negative was destroyed by fire on the memorable morning of the 3rd of April, 1865. October more than two thous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montcalm, Gozon de St. Veran, Louis Joseph, Marquis de (search)
Montcalm, Gozon de St. Veran, Louis Joseph, Marquis de Military officer; born at the Chateau Candiac, near Nismes, France, Feb. 28, 1712. Well educated, he entered the French army at the age of fourteen years, distinguished himself in Germany in the War of the Austrian Succession, and gained the rank of colonel for his conduct in the disastrous battle of Piacenza, in Italy, in 1746. In 1756 he was appointed to the command of the French troops in Canada, where, in the three campaigns which he conducted, he displayed skill, courage, and humanity. Weakly seconded by his government, he did not accomplish what he might have done. He prepared, with all the means at his command, for the struggle for the supremacy of French dominion in America, in 1759, in which he lost his life. He had Wolfe and Montcalm's monument. resolved, he said, to find his grave under the ruins of the colony, and such was his fate. The English had spared nothing to make the campaign a decisive one. The
pt in the city of New York, where it is said to have formerly amounted nearly to this quantity. The aqueducts of Metz, Nismes, and Segovia are also striking examples of the attention paid by the Romans to the subject of supplying water to their tosition of sediment; greater security from interruption and opportunity for repair in case of accident. The aqueduct of Nismes, or the Pont du Gard, in France, is one of the earliest constructed by the Romans out of Italy, and is supposed to have bAugustus; it was intended for carrying the waters of the Eure and Airan from the vicinity of their sources to the town of Nismes. The commencement of this aqueduct was conducted along the sinuosities of a hill, entirely under ground, and was oftenhes at its highest part. The illustrations (Fig. 291) exhibit to the same scale, — 1. The Pont du Gard Aqueduct, at Nismes, under which the river Gardon passes, and which was built by the Romans, possibly by Agrippa. The conduit is 157 feet a
a shop receives the latter handsome amount, from which he boards himself. Eighty thousand shawls are supposed to be about the annual produce of the kingdom. Cashmere shawls made from the imported wool of the goat are made in Paris, Lyons, and Nismes. The Jacquard loom is used, drawing the colored threads to the surface as required. The colored threads floating at the back of the shawl in the intervals of their appearance on the face are subsequently cut off, and the cut ends reveal the imiortion of the length of the weft, according to the limits of its figure in the general design. The Hindoo shawl, so called, is made in France, of a silk chain, and cashmere-down filling. In other varieties, the weft is silk and down; and at Nismes, spun silk, Thibet down, and cotton are all worked up together. b. A woolen and cotton figured dress-goods, named in imitation of the cashmere fabric. Cash-me-rette′. (Fabric.) A lady's dress-goods, made with a soft and glossy surface
ontents of the urinals in the third and fourth stories. The drains were cylindrical pipes of 12 inches diameter, hollowed out of freestone blocks 20 inches in hight. The drains were led down from the upper stories through pipes in the masonry of the stairs, and united with hundreds of other drains at the larger conduits, which conducted the water to the Cloaca Maxima. Earth-closets. The arrangement of the aqueduct and distributing pipes which conducted the water from the fountain of Nismes was as elaborate as the emunctories described. See Cresy, ed. 1865, pp. 108-118. Earth′en-ware. A general expression which covers all ceramic work, such as stone-ware, delft, porcelain, etc. See pottery. The term, as far as it may have a less general meaning, includes merely the commoner classes of clay-ware, otherwise known as crockery. The clay, having been properly tempered, is formed on the wheel and dried under cover until it has acquired considerable solidity. The glaze, of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
n the evening went on, passing ancient Narbonne and Beziers to Cette, where I arrived at midnight. June 9. Early again reached Montpellier at seven o'clock; rambled through its streets, visited its museum, and took the train for Lyons, passing Nimes, Avignon, and many other interesting places, but felt obliged to hurry. I had already seen Nimes and Avignon. In 1839, when en route for Italy. June 10. Early this morning by train to Dijon, where I stopped to visit this old town, particuNimes and Avignon. In 1839, when en route for Italy. June 10. Early this morning by train to Dijon, where I stopped to visit this old town, particularly to see its churches, and the tombs of the dukes of Burgundy; in the evening went on to Fontainebleau; was detained some hours on the road by an accident to the engine. June 11. Early this morning drove in the fanous forest of Fontainebleau; then went through the palace; then to Paris, reaching my old quarters, Rue de la Paix, at five o'clock; in the evening went to Ambigu Comique to see Le Naufrage de la Meduse. June 16. Left Paris in train for Boulogne; while train stopped at Amien
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
he was almost in despair. Montpellier, a city of fifty thousand inhabitants in 1859, lies on the Gulf of Lyons, within easy distance from Cette on the west, and Nimes and Arles to the east. It is aside from the track of tourists, and is now less than formerly the resort of invalids, who are repelled by its variable climate and Sumner's language in this retreat, except in conversation with the elder Gordon. Sumner made some excursions in the neighborhood,—one with the younger Gordon to Nimes, and another with Professor Martins to Aigues Mortes; a walled city most interesting for its archaeology, in which his companions was an expert, Professor Martireater caution for the future. Another day was occupied with an excursion, in company with Professor Martins, to Calvisson, a small town ten miles southwest of Nimes, where they were received by M. Theodore Abauzit, a Protestant pastor His mother was English. He went with Sumner and Martins to Aigues Mortes. Sumner had a p
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 1: (search)
red a despatch, that moment received, he said, by express from Paris. The news of the attempt to assassinate Louis Philippe, as he was going to Neuilly, had been received by telegraph a couple of days before, but as nothing had come since, everybody was curious to know the details. The Prince opened his packet at once, but found little news in it, as it was sent off immediately after the event. It contained, however, the name of the assassin, Alibaud, and the fact that he was a native of Nismes, and twenty-five years old; this being all M. d'appony had been able to cater in the first moments of the arrest. But there was a newspaper in the parcel, which the Prince sent immediately round to the Princess, and desired her to read aloud from it what was marked in pencil with red. It turned out to be Lord Melbourne's trial in the case of Mrs. Norton. She read on for a moment or two, and then casting her eye forward, said, But there are things here, Clement, that are not to be read,—M
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