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The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 24 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Afternoon landscape: poems and translations 10 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 8 0 Browse Search
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.) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Oldport days, with ten heliotype illustrations from views taken in Newport, R. I., expressly for this work. 4 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Camp fires of the boys in Gray. (search)
f kings. As for thee, dark-eyed Egyptian, Glorious Sorceress of the Nile, Light the path to Stygian horrors With the glories of thy smiles. Give to Caesar Crowns and Arches, Let his brow the Laurel twine-- I could scorn the Senate's triumph, Triumphing in love like thine. I am dying, Egypt, dying I Hard I the insulting foeman's cry, They are coming! quick! my falchion!! Let me front them ere I die. Ah! no more amid the battle, Shall my heart exulting swell-- Iris and Osiris guard thee-- Cleopatra! Rome! Farewell! Good Bully! Go ahead, Jack! Give us some more, old fellow! And he generally did, much to everybody's satisfaction. We all loved Jack, the Poet of our mess. He sleeps, his battles o'er, in Hollywood. The Singing man generally put in towards the last and sung us to bed. He was generally a diminutive man, with a sweet voice and a sweetheart at home. His songs had in them rosy lips, blue eyes, golden hair, pearly teeth, and all that sort of thing. Of course he w
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)
signalized the latter days of the Roman republic, was that of Augustus, which transported eighty thousand men and twelve thousand horses destined to fight Anthony in Greece; for, independently of the number of transport vessels for a like army, he had two hundred and sixty vessels of war for protecting them. Anthony had superior forces upon land, and committed the fate of the world to that of a naval battle; he had a hundred and seventy vessels of war, besides sixty Egyptian galleys from Cleopatra, the whole carrying twenty-two thousand choice infantry besides the complement of oarsmen. Later, Germanicus conducted to the mouths of the Ems a grand expedition, composed of a thousand vessels departing from the mouths of the Rhine, and carrying at least sixty thousand men. The half of this fleet was destroyed on its return by a tempest, and it is not conceived why Germanicus, master of the two banks of the Rhine, exposed himself to the hazards of the sea for so short a journey, which
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleopatra's needle. (search)
Cleopatra's needle. See Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farman, Elbert Eli 1831- (search)
herst College in 1855, and studied in Warsaw, N. Y., where he was admitted to the bar in 1858. He studied in Europe in 1865-67, and on returning to the United States was made district attorney of Wyoming county, N. Y. In March, 1876, he was appointed United States consul-general at Cairo, Egypt, and there became a member of the commission to revise the international codes. Later President Garfield appointed him a judge of the international court of Egypt. He was also a member of the international committee appointed to investigate the claims of citizens of Alexandria for damages caused by the bombardment of that city by the British in 1882. It was principally through his efforts that the obelisk known as Cleopatra's needle, which stands near the Metropolitan Art Museum in Central Park, New York City, was secured. When he left Egypt, Mr. Farman received from the Khedive the decoration of Grand Officer of the Imperial Order of the Medjidi, an honor rarely bestowed upon a foreigner.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch 1841-1885 (search)
Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch 1841-1885 Naval officer; born in Barbadoes, W. I., Aug. 11, 1841; came to the United States in early life; served through the Civil War with marked distinction; was promoted lieutenant-commander in December, 1868. He became widely known in 1880-81 through having charge of the transportation of the Egyptian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle), presented to the United States by the Khedive of Egypt, and erected in Central Park, New York City, Jan. 23, 1881. The total cost of transportation— $100,000—was paid by William H. Vanderbilt. The iron vessel Dessoug was bought from the Egyptian government, and a hole was cut in her side, through which the obelisk was placed in the hold. Gorringe published a History of Egyptian Obelisks. He died in New York City, July 7. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Opechancanough, -1644 (search)
; at its close there were, probably, not 1,000 within the territory of 8,000 square miles. The colony, too, was sadly injured in number and strength. A deadly hostility between the races continued for more than twenty years. Opechancanough lived, and had been nursing his wrath all that time, prudence alone restraining him from war. His malice remained keen, and his thirst for vengeance was terrible. When, in 1643, Thomas Rolfe, son of his niece Pocahontas, came from England, and with Cleopatra, his mother's sister, visited the aged emperor, and told him of the civil war between the English factions, the old emperor concluded it was a favorable time for him to strike another blow for his country. He was then past ninety years of age, and feeble in body. He sent runners through his empire. A confederation of the tribes for the extermination of the English was formed, and the day fixed to begin the work in the interior and carry it on to the sea. Early in April, 1644, they began
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
851 President Fillmore issues a proclamation against the promoters of a second expedition against Cuba, and the ship Cleopatra, with military supplies for that island, is seized......April 25, 1851 First train on the Erie Railway, New York to 3, 1880 General Garfield accepts Republican nomination......July 12, 1880 Steamer Dessoug, with Egyptian obelisk Cleopatra's needle, arrives in New York......July 20, 1880 Neal Dow accepts Prohibition nomination......July 20, 1880 Genernal sanitary conference called by resolution of Congress, May 14, 1880, meets at Washington, D. C.......Jan. 5, 1881 Cleopatra's needle set up in Central Park, New York......Jan. 22, 1881 Electoral votes counted in Congress......Feb. 9, 1881 ......Jan. 6, 1882 Congress tenders the thanks of the United States to the Khedive of Egypt for the obelisk known as Cleopatra's needle ......Jan. 12, 1882 Guiteau convicted of murder......Jan. 25, 1882 Act granting an additional pension to
o his Excellency, Hon. W. Wyndham, at Florence, dated the 21st of August, 1798, Sir Horatio had said, that on account of his indifferent health and his wound, he thought of going down the Mediterranean as soon as he arrived at Naples, unless he should find anything very extraordinary to detain him; and this determination had been strongly impressed on his mind by some of his friends, who doubted the effect of his going into winter-quarters at Naples [where the modern Anthony would find his Cleopatra, in the person of the then charming Lady Hamilton] might have on a mind by no means adapted to cope with the flattery of the Sicilian Court. He also informed Mr. Wyndham, that L'Orient certainly struck her colors, and had not fired a shot for a quarter of an hour before she took fire. Admiral Ganteaume resumed his duties as a naval officer immediately after his escape, repairing to Cairo, where Napoleon then was, to put himself under the orders of the Great Captain. He returned with
A portable suctionpump for drawing liquor from casks. Such are used in vinegar works, in wine and beer cellars, for sampling, etc. In the illustration the piston is hollow, and carries a spring-valve, which closes as the piston rises, and opens to allow the air to escape as the piston descends. Bar-frame. (Furnace.) The frame which supports the ends of the grate-bars. Barge. (Nautical.) a. A vessel or boat of state or pleasure; as the Bucentaur, the state galley of Venice; Cleopatra's galley; the Lord Mayor of London's barge, etc. b. A man-of-war's boat next in size to the launch. The boat for the special use of the commander of a fleet or squadron is also called a barge. It is 30 to 32 feet long, has a beam equal to 29 to .25 of its length, is carvel-built, and carries from 10 to 12 oars. c. A large boat for the conveyance of goods and passengers. In the United States they are frequently of 600 to 800 tons burden, have two upper decks, and are destitute of
belisks were also imported by Augustus and Caligula. Other obelisks are found at Constantinople, Paris, Arles, Florence, etc. The Egyptian obelisks are usually of granite, but there are two small ones in the British Museum made of basalt, and one at Philae of sandstone. The date of the Flaminian obelisk, which is covered with hieroglyphics, is supposed to be about 1600 B. C. The obelisk in Paris, erected in 1833, was brought from Luxor. It is 76 feet in hight. Of the needles of Cleopatra, so called, one is standing, 63 feet in hight, and the other is lying upon the ground. The mode of raising an obelisk seems to have been by tilting it from an inclined plane into a pit, at the bottom of which the pedestal was placed to receive it. A roller of wood was fastened at each side to the end of the obelisk, which enabled it to run down the wall opposite to the inclined plane to its proper position. — Wilkinson. For a full description of the mode of moving and re-erecting an
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