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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Halsall, William Formby 1844- (search)
Halsall, William Formby 1844- Artist; born in Kirkdale, England, March 20, 1844; removed to Boston, where he began to study fresco-painting in 1860, but in the following year joined the navy, and served until 1863. Later he devoted himself to marine painting in Boston. His works include Chasing a blockade-runner in a fog; First fight of ironclads, monitor and Merrimac, which was purchased by the government and hung in the United States Senate Chamber; The Mayflower, now in Memorial Hall, Plymouth, Mass., etc.
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 22: (search)
Ticknor was shown a common-looking house where Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, died, whose death is thus recorded in the parish register of the place: buried in the yeare of our Lord 1687, April ye 17. Gorges uiluas Lord dooke of bookingam, etc.,—so carelessly and ignorantly was the death of a statesman, out of date, put on record, even in the midst of his own possessions and tenantry. About two miles to the northwest of Kirby Moorside, I stopped to see the small but remarkable church of Kirkdale. It stands in a retired and quiet valley, and has undergone considerable repairs; but the Saxon arch of its principal entrance is still surmounted by a sundial, on which there is a plain Saxon inscription, signifying that it was placed there by Orm the son of Gamal, in the days of Edward the King and of Tosti the Earl, which brings its date to 1055-65, when Tosti was Earl of Northumberland, and Edward, the Confessor, King. Three days later they passed through Leeds, where the Messrs.