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. Gabled roof.Pointed roof. Gothic roof.Queen-post roof. Gravel roof.Ridged roof. Grecian roof.Saddle-roof. Ground-roof.Shed-roof. Half-hip roof.Span-roof. High roof.Tin roof. Hip-roof.Truncated roof. The early Gothic architects endeavored, as far as possible, to dispense with wood by the employment of stone vaulting, and it is not until the reign of Edward III., 1327, that timberframed roofs became common in large constructions. They began to be common in churches about the year 1400, and from that time to the present, wood, though now to some extent supplanted by iron, has maintained a preeminence as a roofing material. The simplest form of roof (1) consists merely of inclined rafters a b, butting at their upper ends; to keep their lower ends in place, however, a fixed bearing of some kind is necessary. For this purpose the tie-beam c (2) is introduced, into which the lower ends of the rafters are mortised. To stiffen the truss thus formed, and to support the midd
election drew near, went around among our principal citizens, asking, in the interest simply of fair play, more than seven months in which to try tile experiment; and so reasonable were our people, even many of those who doubted the wisdom of the permanent exclusion of the saloon, that they acceded to this request. The same kind of campaign as that of 1886, only much further perfected in its details, was waged that year; and, though the conflict was tremendous, and each side polled nearly 1400 more votes than in 1886, the saloon was beaten the second year by the identical majority, 566, which had first abolished it. Then those very saloon-keepers, who had boastfully held on to their leases, hastened to get rid of them, and quit the city; and in the eight campaigns which have since ensued, the same stirring scenes have been reenacted, although each year has had its own distinctive issues in detail and its own unique and glorious fight. 5. But when the State at large, after two or
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 9: the beginnings of verse, 1610-1808 (search)
on, and the air was full of that. Far above the average is the rather fine Eulogium on Major-General Joseph Warren, written by A Columbian ; but the vast majority of these historic and eulogistic narratives serve but to exemplify the heights of patriotism and the depths of bathos. The elaborate and laboured elegies on Washington are as numerous and as futile as might be expected. The finest eulogy on Washington was written prior to his death by Dr. Benjamin Young Prime in a pindaric ode of 1400 lines entitled Columbia's glory, or British pride Humbled, which, in spite of its conventional form and style and lack of imagination, contains passages of admirable rhetoric. Closely related to the narratives and eulogies are the many and lengthy poems belonging to the philosophic and didactic glory of America type, of which Freneau seems to have been the originator. The most prolific poet of this school was Colonel David Humphreys (1753-1818), who graduated from Yale in 1771, served as
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 1: travellers and observers, 1763-1846 (search)
e task with the help of Nicholas Biddle of Philadelphia. Biddle performed the major part of the editing, and then Paul Allen, a journalist, supervised the printing. After many vicissitudes, the work was published in February, 1814. Much of the scientific material, however, was not included; nor was a strictly accurate account of the expedition and its results ever given to the world until the recent edition (1904-1905) of the Original journals by Dr. Thwaites. Of the first edition, about 1400 copies were circulated, from the sale of which Clark apparently received nothing. Though the authentic work became popular in America and Europe, being reprinted and translated, the initial delay in publication, and the presence of other diarists in the party, made room for more than one earlier account of the expedition — for example, the Journal of Patrick Gass, of which there were five editions before 1814, as well as a French and a German translation in that year. However made known, th
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 13: Marriage.—shall the Liberator die?George Thompson.—1834. (search)
one sentence—shall the Liber-Ator die?—not so much in consequence of the opposition of its enemies, as the indifference of its friends? Permit us briefly to trace our career. We commenced the Liberator without having obtained previously a single subscriber. In the course of the first volume, about 500 subscribers were added to our list: of course, this number was inadequate to our support. It slowly increased, however, during the second and third volumes, up to 1000, and then to about 1400; and so did its expenses increase, owing to its enlargement without enhancing the terms of subscription. All this time, we lived in the most frugal and humble manner, in order by the utmost selfdenial to sustain the paper, and disappoint the hopes and predictions of its enemies. Still we struggled under many embarrassments, and were in bondage to penury. We gratefully acknowledge that several generous donations were made to us for the support of the paper, from various persons and societie
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Spenser (search)
l man, seems to have its periodic ebbs and floods, its oscillations between the ideal and the matter-of-fact, so that the doubtful boundary line of shore between them is in one generation a hard sandy actuality strewn only with such remembrances of beauty as a dead sea-moss here and there, and in the next is whelmed with those lacelike curves of ever-gaining, ever-receding foam, and that dance of joyous spray which for a moment catches and holds the sunshine. From the two centuries between 1400 and 1600 the indefatigable Ritson in his Bibliographia Poetica has made us a catalogue of some six hundred English poets, or, more properly, verse-makers. Ninety-nine in a hundred of them are mere names, most of them no more than shadows of names, some of them mere initials. Nor can it be said of them that their works have perished because they were written in an obsolete dialect; for it is the poem that keeps the language alive, and not the language that buoys up the poem. The revival of
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Battles of the Western army in which Albama troops were engaged. (search)
Alabama troops, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 53d Cav. Chewa Sta., M. & W. P. R. R., July 18. Total loss 40. Alabama troops, 400 reserves. Peachtree Cr., July 20. Gen. Hood, 45,006; loss 1113 k, 2500 w, 180 m.–Federal, Gen. Sherman; loss 300 k, 1400 w. Alabama troops, 1st, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22d, 23d, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 33d, 34th, 35th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 45th, 49th, 50th, 54th, 55th, 57th Inf.; Yancey's Battn.; Semple's, Tarrant's, Gid. Nelson's Battrs.; Wheeler's 1st Art. Jonesboro, Ga., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Gen. S. D. Lee; total loss 2000.—Federal, loss 1149 w. Alabama troops, Lee's corps and Hardee's corps. Athens, Ala., Sept. 23. Gen. Forrest, 4,500; loss 5 k, 26 w.—Federal, Col. Campbell; loss 1400 m, total loss 1900. Alabama troops, 4th, 5th, 11th, 53d Cav. Sulphur Branch Trestle, Sept. 25. Gen. Forrest.—Federal, loss 200 k, 30 w, 820 m. Alabama troops, 11th Cav., Forrest's Cav. Pulaski, Tenn., Sept. 27. Gen. Forrest; total los
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Sketch of the life and career of Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. D., Ll. D. (search)
l services were held at St. Paul's church, Richmond, two days later. The sketch of his life, herewith, is taken from the columns of the Richmond Dispatch of September 20, 1900.—Editor. Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. D., Ll. D., was born at Winchester, Va., October 11, 1835. He was the son of Dr. Hugh H. McGuire, an eminent surgeon and physician, and of Anne Eliza Moss, his wife, the family being directly descended from Thomas More McGuire, Lord, or Prince, of Fermanage, Ireland, born in 1400, and died in 1430. Dr. McGuire's scientific studies were directed by his father, to whom the development of his mind and his skill as a surgeon were largely due. He received his medical education at Winchester Medical College, whence he graduated in 1855, and soon afterwards he left for Philadelphia, where he entered as a student of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and matriculated at both in 1856; but, being seized with a violent attack of rheu
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
,000 men, 29,945 cavalry horses, and 4046 belonging to officers, 4300 wagons, and 835 ambulances—56,499 animals in all—when it took the field under the command of Grant, prepared to fight and march for three weeks, if necessary, before rejoining any of its depots. The rations had been greatly diminished, and the soldiers were accustomed to carry heavy loads; they had three full rations in their knapsacks and three days allowance of biscuits in their haversacks; each wagon having capacity for 1400 small rations, the train could furnish ten days provisions and forage, while the droves of beef-cattle that accompanied the army provided for three more. So that, while McClellan had only provisions for ten days at the utmost, two years later, Grant, with the same army and the same resources, was able to take with him sixteen days supply. These figures fully show that experience in the war had succeeded in rendering certain operations possible which, in the beginning, were not so with the
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., The Bradburys of Medford and their ancestry. (search)
f Glossop, in the northerly part of the county of Derby. No mention of the name has been found prior to 1433, when there were living among the gentry at Ollerset, Roger de Bradbury and Rodolphus de Bradbury. The connection between these two persons is not known, nor the length of the time they had resided at Ollerset. But the interest of the American Bradburys centers in the line of which Robert is the head, and of whom but little is known. We know that he must have been born as early as 1400, that he lived at Ollerset, and that he married a daughter of Robert Davenport (written also Davenporte), and that he had a son William who settled at Braughing, county of Hertfordshire, and married Margaret, daughter of Geoffry Rokell, spelled also Rockhill. From him are said and believed to have sprung the Bradburys of Littlebury and Wickham Bonhunt, generally written at the present day Wicken Bonant. They were a landed family. . . . The branch of the Bradbury family from which the New En
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