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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alden, Henry Mills, 1836- (search)
Alden, Henry Mills, 1836- Editor; born in Mount Tabor, Vt., Nov. 11, 1836; was graduated at Williams College in 1857, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1860. In the winter of 1863-64 he delivered before the Lowell Institute of Boston a series of twelve lectures on The structure of paganism; 1863-69 he was managing editor of Harper's weekly, and in 1869 became editor of Harper's magazine. He is the author of The ancient Lady of sorrow, a poem; God in his world; A study of death; and (with A. H. Guernsey) of Harper's pictorial history of the Great rebellion.
probably of the nature of embroidery in the first place, but the figures were afterwards exhibited on the surface by a peculiar arrangement of the loom, which brought up certain of the colors and depressed others, according to the requirements of the pattern. We read of similar goods in the year 1305 B. C., when Deborah celebrated the victory over Sisera: — Divers colors of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil. The events of the bloody battle of Mt. Tabor took place but four days march from Damascus, and it is probable that this ancient city was, as early as the times of Abraham (1996 – 1822 B. C.), the workshop of articles in metal, silk, wool, and flax, as well as the depot of an extensive trade between the Orientals on the east and the Phoenicians, the carriers of antiquity, on the west. Abraham's steward was a man of Damascus, and, in default of issue, would have been heir to his property. Through all the uproar of antiquity Damascu