righter and brighter as years roll by, — tardy justice.
Famous cannon of the world.
In the eleventh century, if we may credit the chronicle of Alphonso VI., written by Pedro, bishop of Leon, the vessels of the king of Tunis, in the attack on Seville, had on board a number of iron pipes, out of which volumes of thundering fire were discharged.
In the fourteenth century the references to the uses of cannon became common.
Ferdinand took Gibraltar from the Moors by cannon, in 1308.
Petrarch refers to them about the same time.
The English (at Crecy, 1346), the Moors, Arragonese, French, and Danes, used them during that century.
Metallic cannon were originally made by welding bars of iron longitudinally and binding them by rings, which were shrunk on over them while hot, — a plan which, with some modifications, has been revived of late years, and seems more feasible in the present state of the arts than it was 500 years ago.
Some of these ancient guns were breech-loaders,
; on his own style, 274, 275; Malbone, 275, 278-82, 289; and Atlantic Monthly, 275; Driftwood Fire, 275, 276; translates Petrarch, 276-78; compiles Child Pictures from Dickens, 277; literary work, 277, 279; working on Army Life, 282; increased reputa, published, 281, 282.
Manning, Cardinal, account of, 328, 329.
Marguerite, Queen of Italy, Higginson's Sonnets of Petrarch sent to, 278.
Marks, Lionel, poem on engagement of, 388, 389.
Martineau, James, reception at, 329.
Pedro, Dom, of Brazil, account of, 261, 262.
Perkins, Stephen H., Higginson becomes tutor in family of, 45-54.
Petrarch, Fifteen Sonnets of, 278, 425.
Phillips, Wendell, 113, 132; impression of
Higginson, 96; and Burns affair, 142; faarty led by, 168.
Sumner, Charles, 38, 166, 238; described, 96, 97; buys and frees negro family, 153.
Sunshine and Petrarch, 276-78, 410.
Swanwich, Anna, 334.
Swinburne, A. C., on Lowell, 336; Higginson visits, 359, 360.
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