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ers were founded on piles, the spaces between which were filled in with stone, necessitating, after a time, the driving of other piles outside these, until the substructure frequently, as in the case of Old London Bridge, seriously obstructed the water-way and impeded navigation. This was built by Peter of Colechurch, 1176-1200, with houses on each side, connected by arches of timber, which crossed the roadway. This was burned in July, 1212, and 3,000 persons perished. It was restored in 1300; again partially burned in 1471, 1632, and 1725. The houses were pulled down in 1756, and finally the bridge itself, to make way for New London Bridge, constructed by the Rennies, opened in 1831. On this occasion the original piles, mostly of elm, were found to be but partially decayed, some portions being even used for making articles of utility or curiosity. The new bridge cost £ 506,000. The daily travel in 1859 was about 20,498 vehicles, carrying 60,836 persons, and 107,074 foot-passen
rom which it is purified by liquation; the pure tin, fusing more readily, oozes out and leaves a more infusible alloy behind. Tin-glass. The glassmak-er's name for bismuth. Tin-glaze. (Pottery.) An opaque glaze, or enamel, having oxide of tin as a basis, used upon majolica ware and other fine pottery. Tin-glazes are found upon ancient Egyptian and Persian articles. The process appears to have been introduced into Europe by the Saracens; tin-glazed tiles manufactured about 1300 A. D. being found in the Alhambra. They also made very beautiful wares, known as Hispano-Moresque, recognizable by the peculiar metallic luster of their surface. These were imitated by the Italians in the well-known majolica ware. The earlier specimens of this have a lead glaze, and are termed half or mezza majolica. Toward the close of the fifteenth century the Italians became possessed of the secret of making tinglazes, and soon surpassed the work of their predecessors the Moors. Tink′e
t Company Cambridge Safe Deposit and Trust Company.—A special charter for this company was granted by the legislature of 1890, and the Cambridge Safety Deposit Vaults Company, with a capital of $20,000, was organized under the general law in January, 1890, by Messrs. William R. Ellis, Richard H. Dana, James W. Brine, J. Rayner Edmands, and Woodward Emery; the stock was wholly taken by residents of Cambridge. The company leased the two stores and basement in Hilton Block, numbered 1298 and 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, its present location, and made a contract for the most approved vault and lock work with the Damon Safe Company. The board of directors consisted of Messrs. James W. Brine, Richard H. Dana, J. Rayner Edmands, William R. Ellis, Moses G. Howe, Joseph B. Russell, and Henry White. Joseph B. Russell was elected president, and John H. Hubbard treasurer; Edmund M. Parker, John H. Hubbard, and Alvin F. Sortwell were elected to the board of directors February 24, 1891. Pre
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Crispus Attucks (1858). (search)
om by the sword; we did not resist, we Saxons. If you go to the catalogue of races that have actually abolished slavery by the sword, the colored race is the only one that has ever yet afforded an instance, and that is St. Domingo. [Applause.] This white race of ours did not vindicate its title to liberty by the sword. The villeins of England, who were slaves, did not get their own liberty; it was gotten for them. They did not even rise in insurrection,--they were quiet; and if in 1200 or 1300 of the Christian era, a black man had landed on the soil of England and said: This white race does n't deserve freedom; don't you see the villeins scattered through Kent, Northumberland, and Sussex? Why don't they rise and cut their masters' throats? --the Theodore Parkers of that age would have been like the Dr. Rocks of this,--they could not have answered. The only race in history that ever took the sword into their hands, and cut their chains, is the black race of St. Domingo. Let that
urwell and Private Smith were taken prisoners, while three horses were killed, seven wounded and the gun carriages damaged somewhat. The entire battery was brought together at Vermillion River and on November 2 it took a prominent part in the engagement at that point,—maintaining a brisk artillery duel with the enemy and after two hours hard fighting and firing 120 shell it succeeded in driving them from the field. We quote from the diary of W. G. Hidden: Right and left sections with 1300 infantry and cavalry, all under General Lee, started at 5 A. M. on the Opelousas Road, met the enemy's pickets one mile out and drove them before us. At 10 A. M. we arrived at the edge of a plain and saw the enemy drawn up in line of battle about two miles distant. The right section was ordered into position and fired twenty shell, causing them to disclose their whole force of about 6000. General Lee then ordered a retreat. Arriving at a plain outside the town, we found a brigade of infantry
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VII: the free church (search)
Indeed the recognized respectabilities of the town are quite willing to honor us occasionally in the evening. Sept. 23. To-day is cattle-show. I have always wished to live in a town where this happened and have been wandering about this morning and enjoying the country people. . . . More country people than I knew existed, enough to farm the whole solar system, I should think! The new minister preached his own installation sermon and wrote to his mother in reference to it:— The 1300 copies have been scattered far and wide, and met with favor [here] and elsewhere among various people. . . . The Boston Universalist Trumpet has denounced it violently and then eagerly borrowed all its Anti-Orthodox thunder. . . . I have just had a singular epistle on my sermon from a Dr.——of Philadelphia, a distinguished Anti-Slavery man and writer generally; his wife charitably adds at the end that her husband is slightly delirious when he is feverish, and M. thinks the explanation was q<
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 6: third mission to England.—1846. (search)
ke, as William Ashurst Under the nom de guerre of Edward Search. 87. wrote to the Liberator, in the name of all the Judges of England on this horrible iniquity. Lib. 14.87. O'Connell thundered against it before the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Lib. 14.102. Society. A memorial to the nonentity known as the Churches of Christ in South Carolina, as representing those of other provinces, confederated in the United States of America, was drawn up and signed by more Lib. 14.67, 77. than 1300 ministers and office-bearers of Christian churches and benevolent societies in Lancashire, London, and elsewhere in England. Hardly was this surpassed by the Scotch conscience, which called great meetings— some under the lead of the Glasgow Emancipation Society, Lib. 14.66, 67, 77. but vigorously supported by the clergy; one, a town meeting, at Edinburgh, summoned by the Magistrates and Lib. 14.67. Council. What more natural than to couple Brown's Lib. 14.77. case with the action of the
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
try. In 1738 Christopher Saur or Sower established at Germantown what is the oldest extant publishing firm in the United States. Sower won his place in publishing annals by his three editions of the Bible, in 1743, 1762, and 1776. Not until 1782 was our first Bible in English published, by Robert Aitken at Philadelphia. But even more remarkable than Sower's editions of the Bible was the issue of Van Bragt's Martyr Book by the Ephrata brethren in 1748 and 749, which, in an edition of about 1300 copies of a massive folio of 1512 pages on thick paper, was the largest book until after the Revolution. Up to 1830 German printing was carried on in some 47 places, and of these at least 31 were in Pennsylvania, while in actual output and in intellectual stirring the balance was even greater in favour of that colony than these figures would indicate. Moreover, Germantown was the first place to gain wide recognition for itself as a paper manufacturing centre. Of book publication in other
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
straightened, the burying ground being also extended up to the church line. Hist. Notice, p. 22. At the meeting, Sept. 29, 1759, when the size and general plan of the edifice were determined, it was voted, That the expense of executing the whole building is not to exceed £ 500 sterling. Hist. Notice, p. 21. But although the dimensions of the building proposed by the committee were adopted by the architect without change, the whole cost of the church, not including the land, was about £ 1300 sterling. Ibid., p. 23. Possibly this enormous excess over the estimated cost of the edifice occasioned some disaffection which resulted in what seems to be an unaccountable delay of payment for the land on which it was erected. The land was granted by the Proprietors of Common Lands, May 9, 1760; they appointed a committee, Nov. 20, 1769, to commence a suit against the grantees; the purchasemoney was paid by Major John Vassall, Jan. 6, 1670, but no interest was allowed, though payment ha
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
mong the founders of this institution were some of the Dukes of Urbino; and three hundred pots, vases, etc., to contain the medicines, all beautifully painted, and passing in the legends of Loretto for the works of Raphael, were among their presents, and are the objects that chiefly bring visitors to the apothecary's shop. The truth of the case is as follows. Even in the time of the Romans, an ordinary kind of ware resembling porcelain was made in the neighborhood of Urbino, and about A. D. 1300 it is known that it was still made there, of a coarse quality indeed, but rare and curious, as genuine porcelain was not yet known in Europe. In 1450 to 1500, it grew finer, and the specimens that remain of that period are called mezzo majolica. After 1500 it improved still farther, and is called fina, and from 1530 to 1560 it was at its greatest perfection, but after that it fell from, I presume, the competition with Chinese porcelain. During its best days good artists were employed to
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