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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 2 2 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
w=| *Krh/ths, perhaps an error for tw=| *Krhti/), from which it appears that the nephew was contemporary with Georgius Acropolita (who died about A. D. 1282) or his son Constantinus Acropolita, and with Theodorus Metochita, who was Logotheta in A. D. 1294, and perhaps earlier. (Niceph. Gregoras, Hist. Byzant. 6.8.) A work of Georgius Metochita, published in the Graecia Orthodoxa of Allatius, vol. ii. p. 959. is entitled *)Anti/rrhsiss tw=n w=|n sunegra/yato *Manouh\l o( tou= *Krh/ths a)neyio\s, oned by his son the elder Andronicus, a short time after his accession (A. D. 1282), to unite the Greek and Latin churches ; and that he survived the appointment to the office of Logotheta of Theodorus Metochita, who held that office in perhaps A. D. 1294. These dates are consistent with the supposition that his uncle the Cretan was one of the teachers of Pachymeres, and afford some probability to the conjecture that Pachymer refers to him. These scanty notices have been industriously gleaned by
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
obert Bruce, King of Scotland, was born the 11th of July 1274, and died June 7, 1329. He married first Isabella, eldest daughter of Donald, tenth Earl of Marr. Their daughter, I.--Marjory, Princess Royal of Scotland, fell into the hands of the English 1306, and was detained a prisoner in charge of Henry Percy till 1314, when she was conducted to Scotland by Walter, the sixth high steward of Scotland, to whom she was married in 1315. She died in March, 1316. Her husband, Walter, born in 1294, brought a noble body of men to the aid of Bruce. In the battle of Bannockburn he and his cousin, Sir James Douglas, commanded the Third division. The same year he was appointed to receive, on the borders, the Queen of King Robert, Marjory, his daughter, and other illustrious Scottish prisoners. On that occasion he formed an attachment for the Princess. He died April 9, 1326. Had he lived, says an old writer, he might have equaled Randolph and Douglas; but his course of glory was short.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parliament, English (search)
Parliament, English The Teutonic Witenagemot or assembly of the wise, the noble, and the great men of the nation was the origin of parliament. Coke declared that the term parliament was used in the time of Edward the Confessor, A. D. 1041. The first regular parliament, according to many historians, was that of Edward I. in 1294. The first speaker of the House of Commons, Peter De La Mare, was elected in 1377. The powers and jurisdiction of Parliament are absolute, and cannot be confined either by causes or persons within bounds. It has sovereign and uncontrollable authority in making and repealing laws; it can regulate and new-model the succession to the crown; it can alter and establish the religion of the country. The first act of the British Parliament relating to the American colonies was passed in 1548, and prohibited the exaction of any reward by an officer of the English admiralty from English fishermen and mariners going on the service of the fishery at Newfoundla
. The carriage of Henry IV. of France had no springs or suspension-straps. The roads were neither graded nor graveled, and were almost impassable in bad weather. Horseback and pack-horses were the order of the day for passengers and freight. The magnificent Roman paved roads were forgotten. The modern coach is claimed by the Hungarians, who say that it derived its name from kotsee, and that their king, Matthias Cervinus, was the first who rode in one. An edict of Philip the Fair, 1294, refers to their use, and forbids them to the wives of citizens. They were for a while restricted to the sick, to royalty, and to ambassadors. A number of instances are cited in English history where they were used, but the roads were so execrable that the hack and pack-horse were used in England until about 1700. The making of roads preceded the extensive use of carriages, and rendered it possible. The Romans knew how important an agent in civilization were the roads, and the memorials
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Dante. (search)
eatrice, married to Simone dei Bardi, precisely when is uncertain, but before 1287, as appears by a mention of her in her father's will, bearing date January 15 of that year. Dante's own marriage is assigned to various years, ranging from 1291 to 1294; but the earlier date seems the more probable, as he was the father of seven children (the youngest, a daughter, named Beatrice) in 1301. His wife was Gemma dei Donati, and through her Dante, whose family, though noble, was of the lesser nobilityhave been assigned to the composition of the Vita Nuova. The earliest limit is fixed by the death of Beatrice in 1290 (though some of the poems are of even earlier date), and the book is commonly assumed to have been finished by 1295; Foscolo says 1294. But Professor Karl Witte, a high authority, extends the term as far as 1300. Dante Alighieri's lyrische Gedichte, Leipzig, 1842, Theil II. pp. 4-9. The title of the book also, Vita Nuova, has been diversely interpreted. Mr. Garrow, who publi
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)
ville, Tenn., Dec. 30. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 12.— Federal, Col. M. B. Walker; total loss 400. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 51st Cav., and 8th Conf. Cav. Chickasaw Bluffs, Miss., Dec. 17, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863. Gen. Pemberton, 25,000; loss 63 k, 134 w, 10 m.—Federal, Gen. Sherman, 33,000; loss 208 k, 1005 w, 563 m. Alabama troops, Ward's Batty.; 20th, 23d, 30th, 31st, 37th, 40th Inf. Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 2, 1863. Gen. B. Bragg, 37,712; loss 1294 k, 7945 w, 1027 m.—Federal, Gen. Rosecrans, 43,400; loss 1533 k, 7802 w, 3717 m. Alabama troops, 16th, 19th, 22d, 24th, 25th, 28th, 31st, 32d, 33d, 34th, 37th, 39th, 41st, 45th Inf.; Yancey's Battn.; Wheeler's Cav.; Garrity's, Waters', Ketchum's, Lumsden's, Robertson's, Semple's and Eufaula Battrs. 1863. Rassell's, Tenn., Jan. 1. Gen. Jos. Wheeler; total loss 12.—Federal, total loss 70. Alabama troops, parts of 1st, 3d, 4th, 51st Cav., and 8th Conf. Cav. Lavergne, Tenn., Jan.