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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pitt, William 1708-1778 (search)
Pitt, William 1708-1778 The Great commoner ; born in Westminster, England, Nov. 15, 1708; educated at Eton and Oxford, he entered Parliament in 1735, where he was the most formidable opponent of Robert Walpole. In 1744 the famous Duchess of Marlborough bequeathed him $50,000 for having defended the laws of his country and endeavoring to save it from ruin. Afterwards Sir William Pynsent left him the whole of his fortune. He held the office of vice-treasurer of Ireland (1746), and soon afterwards was made paymaster of the army and one of the privy council. In 1755 he was William Pitt. dismissed from office, but in 1757 was made secretary of state, and soon infused his own energy into every part of the public service, placing England in the front rank of nations. By his energy in pressing the war in America (see French and Indian War) he added Canada to the British Empire and decided for all time the future of the Mississippi Valley. All through the progress of the dispute
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vernon, Edward 1684-1757 (search)
Vernon, Edward 1684-1757 Naval officer; born in Westminster, England, Nov. 12, 1684; served under Admiral Hopson in the expedition which destroyed the French and Spanish fleets off Vigo on Oct. 12, 1702, and was at the naval battle between the French and English off Malaga in 1704. In 1708 he attained the rank of rear-admiral, and remained in active service until 1727, when he was elected to Parliament. He loudly condemned the acts of the ministry, and, in the course of remarks, while arraigning them for their weakness, declared that Porto Bello could be taken with six ships. For this remark he was extolled throughout the kingdom. There was a loud clamor against the ministry, and to silence it they sent Vernon to the West Indies, with the commission of viceadmiral of the blue. With six men-of-war he captured Porto Bello on the day after the attack (Nov. 23, 1739), the English losing only seven men. For this exploit a commemorative medal was struck, bearing an effigy of the ad
e lip10 feet Interior hight11 feet 6 inches. Exterior hight12 feet Interior diameter at top8 feet 6 inches. Thickness6 to 12 inches. Weight, about260,000 pounds. Klaproth states that in an edifice before the great temple of Buddha, at Jeddo, is the largest bell in the world. It is 17 feet 2 1/2 inches in hight, and weighs 1,700,000 pounds English. Its weight is consequently nearly four times greater than the great bell at Moscow, and 56 times larger than the great bell at Westminster, England. The bell suspended from a tripod and hand-bells are regular accessories in Japanese bands, if such they may be termed. As among the Slavonic nations, the bell is the great musical feature of Tartarian worship: — The Lamas execute a kind of music little in concord with the melodious gravity of the psalmody. It is a stunning noise of bells, cymbals, tamborines, conch-shells, trumpets, whistles, etc. — Abbe Huc, Travels in Tartary. The Chinese and Mandshu words for bell are
pswich, England, has also contributed to the success of the process. It forms an essential ingredient of Ransome's artificial stone. It has been used in painting on glass; surfacing stone, wood, and other materials to render them water-proof; covering roofs, for the same purpose; glazing scenery or paintings; as a menstruum for carbon, in making indelible ink. It has been used to arrest the wear of the stone, on the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, and the new houses of Parliament, Westminster, England. Soluble glass may be prepared by either the wet or dry way. In the former, flint nodules are broken and calcined, added to a solution of caustic potash or soda, and exposed for a time to intense heat. In the dry way the constituents are fused together in the solid state, and afterward dissolved. Four kinds are employed, known as the potash, soda, double, and clear silicates. The first is composed of 15 parts pulverized quartz, 10 purified potash, 1 pulverized charcoal. The