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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 2 Browse Search
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Xiphili'nus, Joannes (*)Iwa/nnhs o( *Cifili=nos). 1. Patriarch of Constantinople, A. D. 1066-1075, was of a noble family of Trapezus (Trebizond). Works Constitutions on Ecclesiastical Matters He published a few constitutions on ecclesiastical matters. Editions These are printed by Leunclavius in his Jus Graeco-Romanum. Oration on the Adoration of the Cross He also wrote an Oration on the Adoration of the Cross. Editions This is printed in Gretser's work on the Cross, Ingolstadt, 1616. Other Orations Editions There are also some orations of this Xiphilinus published by Ch. Fr. Matthaei under the title of " Xiphilini, Joannis, et Basilii Magni aliquot Orationes," Mosquae, 1775; but the writer is unable to state what these orations are, as he has not seen the book. Confusion with his nephew This Xiphilinus has been frequently confounded with his nephew. Further Information Cave, Hist. Lii. ad ann. 106
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
county of his birth, his State, and his country. James Madison, fourth President of the United States, was born in the adjoining county of King George seven years before Monroe, and but a few miles distant. To this section, from England, came, too, the Lees, who belonged to one of the oldest families in the mother country, its members from a very early date being distinguished for eminent services to sovereign and country. By the side of William the Conqueror, at the battle of Hastings, in 1066, Lancelot Lee fought, and a later descendant, Lionel Lee, followed Richard Coeur de Lion, taking part in the third crusade to Palestine, in 1192, at the head of a company of gentlemen cavaliers, displaying great bravery at the siege of Acre. The Lees of Virginia, a family which has, perhaps, given more statesmen and warriors to their new home than any other of our old colonial progenitors, came of an ancient and distinguished stock in England, and neither country can boast a nobler scion
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.), Sketch of the principal maritime expeditions. (search)
ge of the times. Five years after his death, the English restored the crown to their Anglo-Saxon princes; but Edward, on whom it devolved, was better calculated for a monk than for saving a country the prey of such intestine broils. He died in 1066, leaving Harold a crown which the chief of the Normans established in France contested with him, to whom Edward had, it is said, ceded it; and unfortunately for Harold, this competitor was an ambitious and a great man. This year, 1066 was signa1066 was signalized by an extraordinary double expedition. Whilst that William the Conqueror made ready in Normandy a formidable armament against Harold, the brother of the latter, driven from Northumberland for his crimes, seeks support in Norway, departs with the king of this country and more than thirty thousand men, borne by five hundred vessels, which made a descent upon the mouths of the Humber. Harold destroys them almost entirely in one bloody battle, delivered near York; but at the same instant a m
f this kind, used to supply the garrison of the Memphite Babylon, on the Nile, and worked by 150 men. It was also used as a draining pump by the Turdetani of Iberia in the time of Strabo. This was the country of the Guadalquiver. See screw, Archimedean. Ar′chi-tecture. The classic orders are five: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian (Greek); Tuscan and Composite (Roman). The more modern is Gothic, which has several varieties: Anglo-Roman, B. C. 55 to A. D. 250; Anglo-Saxon, A. D. 800 to 1066; Anglo-Norman, 1066 to 1135; Early English or Pointed, 1135 to 1272; Pure Gothic, 1272 to 1377; Florid, 1377 to 1509; Elizabethan, 1509 to 1625. The subject is copiously and admirably treated in many excellent works. Its interest in a work of this character is not as an art, but as requiring machinery to hew and shape the stones, construct the foundations and the roof, and also calling for ingenuity in providing the building with its material accessories for safety, ventilation, warmth, lig
d by the extent and destructiveness of their fires. He farther cites that the walls of Babylon were of brick cemented with bitumen, and that the latter was imported from thence into Rome as a medicinal agent, and a material for varnishing heads of nails and various other articles of iron. The Romans used large, thin bricks or wall-tiles as a bond in their rubble constructions, and such continued to be used in England until regular masonry was introduced shortly before the Norman Conquest, 1066. After the great fire of London, 1666, brick was substituted for wood in the erection of buildings in London. The ancient nations excelled in the quality of their bricks, which was probably owing to the abundance of labor, good sunshine, and patience. The thorough working and tempering of the clay, to develop its plastic quality, followed by good drying, lengthened seasoning, and careful burning, will account for the quality. In China, the potters work up the clay provided by their fath
n.) The amount of land inundated by the Nile is about 5,626 square miles (average). This does not include the river and lakes. Harrows bore the same part in the operations of husbandry in the time of Pliny (A. D. 79) that they do now. After the seed is put in the ground, harrows with long teeth are drawn over it. The common harrow of the Romans was a hurdle, but they also used harrows made of planks studded with iron spikes. The harrow is represented in the tapestry of Bayeaux, A. D. 1066, and is mentioned by Googe, in his Heresbachius, A. D. 1578. An act of the Irish Parliament was passed in 1634, forbidding harnessing horses by the tayles to harrows. See notice under harness, p. 1062. Harrows are made of various forms, and if we reject the harrow, if such it be, on the shoulder of Osiris (a), we may suppose it to have been originally a bundle of bushes (b) tied together at the butts, and thus dragged over the field. A log on the brush — as we of the West term it — wo
pt upon notched sticks, as almanacs, in which red-letter days were signified by a large notch, ordinary days by small notches, etc. Such were formerly common in most European countries. The Runic Clog-Almanack and the Saxon Reive Pope are of this class, and yet exist in Sweden, and in Staffordshire, England. Somewhat similar was the ancient Briton Coelbren y Beirdd, the billet of the signs of the bards. The mode of keeping accounts by tallies was introduced into England by the Normans, 1066. Seasoned sticks of willow or hazel were provided, and these were notched on the edge to represent the amount. Small notches represented pence; larger, shillings; still larger, pounds; proportionately larger and wider, were 10, 100, 1000 pounds. The stick being now split longitudinally, one piece was given to the creditor, and the other was laid away as a record. When an account was presented for payment, the voucher was compared with the record. Exchequer tally. When paid, the ta
31, 1864, 342 present for duty. Gracie's brigade, Ransom's division. (902) June 22d, ordered to report to Gen. G. W. C. Lee, and placed at New Market hill. No. 81—(670, 671) June 20, 1864, Gen. R. S. Ewell, Richmond, Va.; 342 men. (674) June 21st, ordered to hold New Market, Gen. G. W. C. Lee. (679) January 22d, ordered to report to Gen. Wade Hampton at Bottom's Bridge. No. 82—(748) July 7, 1864, in Gracie's brigade, relieved by General Beauregard at New Market hill. No. 88—(1065, 1066, 1213, 1227, 1311) Mentioned in Gracie's brigade, Johnson's division, commanded by Gen. G. T. Beauregard. (1238) September 8, 1864, ordered to report to General Hampton, by General Ewell. No. 89—(198) October 13, 1864, regiment reported between Burnside mine and City Point railroad.-Letter of John C. Babcock (Union). (508) November 4th, mentioned as near Burnside mine. (893) December 9th, regiment reported as under marching orders. ( 190, 1242, 1368) To December 31st, in Grac
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Ten Hills Farm, with Anecdotes and Reminiscences (search)
th, four feet in depth, and cost nearly a half million; its income from tolls amounted to about $25,000 annually. From 1814 to 1831 various owners were in possession, but in 1831 a syndicate of wealthy gentlemen bought the farm. In 1832 the estate came into the possession of Colonel Jaques, of Charlestown. The family of Jaques trace their origin by tradition to Sire Rolande de Jacques, who was a feudal baron in Normandy, France, in the year 878. Authentic records are in existence from 1066, when Rolande de Jacques was one of the knights who attended King William The Conqueror at the battle of Hastings (see Doomsday Book). The family continued to be of much consideration in Sussex and Suffolk. Sir Richard Jaques, as the name was then called, was the head of the family in the county of York. In 1503 Sir Roger Jaques, Lord of Elvington, was made mayor of York. Henry Jaques was the first to settle in America. He came to Newbury, Mass., in 1640, in company with Benjamin Woodridg
The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Viscount Monck, the New Governor-General of Canada. (search)
ly, 1844, he was married to his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Louise Mary, the fourth daughter of the Earl of Rathdowne, who has borne him three children, named, respectively, Henry Power Charles Stanley, Frances Mary and Elizabeth Louise Mary Monck. Lord Monck is descended from a very ancient family, some of the members of which stand forth prominently in the history of England. The founder of the house was Wm. Le Moyne, who was Lord of the Manor of Petheridge, in Devon, England, in the year 1066, and from whom came, in the reign of Edward the Sixth, John Le Moyne, the ancestor of General George Monck--the restorer of the monarchy in England — who was created Duke of Albemarle by Charles the Second, and rewarded with large grants of land both in England and Ireland. The Monck family are related by marriage to the Earls of Rathdowne, Beauchamp, Clancarty, the Marquis of Waterford, and other peers of the United Kingdom. The family seat in Ireland is at Charleville, in the county o