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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 11 1 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 10 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 8 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 6 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 4 0 Browse Search
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 4 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 4 0 Browse Search
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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The voyage of M. John Locke to Jerusalem. (search)
The voyage of M. John Locke to Jerusalem. IN my voyage to Jerusalem, I imbarked my selfe the 26 of March 1553 in the good shippe called the Mathew Gonson, which was bound for Livorno , or Legorne and Candia . It fell out that we touched in the beginning of Aprill next ensuing at Cades in Andalozia, where the Spaniardes, according to their accustomed maner with all shippes of extraordinarie goodnes and burden, picked a quarrell against the company, meaning to have forfeited, or at the least to have arrested the said shippe. And they grew so malicious in their wrongfull purpose, that I being utterly out of hope of any speedie release, to the ende that my intention should not be overthrowen, was inforced to take this course following. Notwithstanding this hard beginning, it fell out so luckily, that I found in the roade a great shippe called the Cavalla of Venice, wherin after agreement made with the patron, I shipped my selfe the 24. of May in the said yere 1553, and the 25 by re
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The casting away of the Tobie neere Cape Espartel corruptly called Cape Sprat without the Straight of Gibraltar on the coast of Barbarie. 1593. (search)
The casting away of the Tobie neere Cape Espartel corruptly called Cape Sprat without the Straight of Gibraltar on the coast of Barbarie. 1593.THE Tobie of London a ship of 250 tunnes manned with fiftie men, the owner whereof was the worshipfull M. Richard Staper, being bound for Livorno , Zante and Patras in Morea , being laden with marchandize to the value of 11 or 12 thousand pounds sterling, set sayle from Black-wall the 16 day of August 1593, and we went thence to Portesmouth where we tooke in great quantitie of wheate, and set sayle foorth of Stokes bay in the Isle of Wight, the 6. day of October, the winde being faire: and the 16 of the same moneth we were in the heigth of Cape S. Vincent, where on the next morning we descried a sayle which lay in try right a head off us, to which we gave chase with very much winde, the sayle being a Spaniard, which wee found in fine so good of sayle that we were faine to leave her and give her over. Two dayes after this we had sight of mount
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 7: sea-coast defences..—Brief description of our maritime fortifications, with an Examination of the several Contests that have taken place between ships and forts, including the attack on San Juan d'ulloa, and on St. Jean d'acre (search)
one hundred and fifty guns and about thirteen hundred men. And what effects were produced by this strange combat? The attacking force lost thirty-seven men killed and wounded, the eighty-gun ship was much disabled, while the fort and garrison escaped entirely unharmed! What could not be effected by force was afterwards obtained by negotiation. In 1808 a French land-battery of only three guns, near Fort Trinidad, drove off an English seventy-four-gun ship, and a bomb-vessel. In 1813 Leghorn, whose defences were of a very mediocre character, and whose garrison at that time was exceedingly weak, was attacked by an English squadron of six ships, carrying over three hundred guns, and a land force of one thousand troops. The whole attempt was a perfect failure. In 1814, when the English advanced against Antwerp, says Colonel Mitchell, an English historian, Fort Frederick, a small work of only two guns, was established in a bend of the Polder Dyke, at some distance below Lillo.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seton, Elizabeth Ann 1774-1803 (search)
Seton, Elizabeth Ann 1774-1803 Founder of the Sisters of Charity in the United States; born in New York, Aug. 28. 1774; was the daughter of Dr. Richard Bayley, and, at the age of twenty, married William Seton, who died at Leghorn in 1803, when she returned to the United States. She was soon afterwards received into the Roman Catholic Church, and, removing to Baltimore with her three children, she opened a school. In 1809 she was enabled to open a semi-conventual establishment at Emmettsburg. The first charge of the sisters outside of their own convent was that of an orphan asylum in Philadelphia, to which three members were sent in 1814. An act of incorporation of this sisterhood was passed in 1817 by the legislature of Maryland. She died in Emmettsburg, Md., Jan. 4, 1821.
monocular or binocular. In the former case the prism-box is drawn back so as to allow the whole of the rays from the object-glass to pass into the straight body. Bi-noc′u-lar Tel′e-scope. (Optics.) A pair of telescopes mounted in a stand, and having a parallel adjustment for the width between the eyes. The tubes have a coincident horizontal and vertical adjustment for altitude and azimuth. Galileo invented the binocular telescope with which he experimented in the harbor of Leghorn on a vessel in rough weather in the year 1617, with a view to the more convenient observation of Jupiter's satellites on board ship. The invention has usually been attributed to the Capuchin monk Schyrleus de Rheita, who had much experience in optical matters, and was seeking to find the means of constructing telescopes which would magnify four thousand times. Bi′not. (Agriculture.) A kind of double-mold board-plow. (English.) Bird-bolt. A thick, pointless arrow to kill
ly Western log-cabins. A pin projecting from the upper edge of the door was socketed in a vertical hole made in a bracket attached to the wall, and a similar pin on the lower edge of the door was stepped into a socket in the floor or threshold. The illustration a (Fig. 2510) is from a model house found by Mr. Salt in Egypt, and now in the British Museum. When found, it contained a supply of grain in the little store-room, but this was eaten by a rat when the model was at the Lazaretto in Leghorn, on the route for England. The grain remained in apparent good order for over 3,000 years, and was then consumed by a modern rat while the little house was in quarantine. The doors of Egypt were either single or double, and were secured by bars and bolts, as seen in the figure. The hinge-pieces were made of bronze in many cases. The accompanying figures b c show the upper and lower door-pins and the sockets in which the edge of the door is received, and in which it is secured by bronze
BrazilLeague (18 to 1°)6,750 BremenMeile6,865 BrunswickMeile11,816 CalcuttaCoss2,160 CeylonMile1,760 ChinaLi608.5 DenmarkMul8,288 DresdenPost-meile7,432 EgyptFeddan1.47 EnglandMile1,760 FlandersMijle1,093.63 FlorenceMiglio1,809 France 1, 60931 miles = 1 kilometre. Kilometre1,093.6 GenoaMile (post)8,527 GermanyMile (15 to 1°)8,101 GreeceStadium1,083.33 GuineaJacktan4 HamburgMeile8,238 HanoverMeile8,114 HungaryMeile9,139 IndiaWarsa24.89 ItalyMile2,025 JapanInk2.038 LeghornMiglio1,809 LeipsieMeile (post)7,432 LithuaniaMeile9,781 MaltaCanna2.29 MecklenburgMeile8,238 MexicoLegua4,638 MilanMigliio1,093.63 MochaMile2,146 NaplesMiglio2,025 NetherlandsMijle1,093.63 Place.Measure.U. S. Yards. NorwayMile12,182 PersiaParasang6,076 PolandMile (long)8,100 PortugalMitha2,250 PortugalVara3.609 PrussiaMile (post)8,238 RomeKilometre1,093.63 RomeMile2,025 RussiaVerst1,166.7 RussiaSashine2.33 SardiniaMiglio2,435 SaxonyMeile (post)7,432 SiamRoenung4,3<
o segments of circles having their centers at the eye-pieces and their points of contact with the tangent lines at the zero divisions of the scale. Plain-gauze. (Weaving.) Worked without flowers. Plain-mold′ing. (Joinery.) Molding of which the surfaces are plane figures. Plait. 1. Braid. 2. A flat fold in a garment, as on a shirt-bosom. 3. Straw-plait is made in various ways, and after a variety of patterns, known by the name of the place whence it is brought, as Leghorn, Tuscan, Dunstable; or by the number of strands, as seven, double-seven; or by other characteristics, as split, vandyke, open, etc. The straws are carefully selected, cut into equal lengths, bleached by exposure to sulphur fumes, split lengthwise, and plaited together, according to the taste and the market. The Leghorn, for instance, is a 13 plait, 6 straws being turned to the left and 7 to the right, so as to cross each other at right angles; the outer one of the seven is turned do<
5419 1864Gwadur, India, to Kurrachee, India246670 1864Otranto, Italy, to Aviano, Turkey50347 1865*Bona, Africa, to Sicily270250 1865Trelleborg to Rugen, Germany5580 1865South Foreland, England, to Cape Grinez, France2530 1866Ireland to Newfoundland1,8962,424 1866Ireland to Newfoundland1,8522,424 1866Lyall's Bay to White's Bay4150 1866Crimea to Circassia40 1866Colonia to Buenos Ayres304 1866England to Hanover22427 1866Cape Ray, Newfoundland, to Aspee Bay, Cape Breton91200 1866Leghorn, Italy, to Corsica65100 1866Persian Gulf160110 1866*Khios to Crete2001,200 1867South Foreland, England, to La Panne, France4728 1867Malta to Alexandria, Egypt9252,000 1867Havana to Key West, Florida12520 1867Key West to Punta Russia, Fla12020 1867Placentia, Newfoundland, to St. Pierre11276 1867St. Pierre to Sydney, Cape Breton188250 1867Arendal, Norway, to Hirtshalts, Denmark66110 1868Italy to Sicily540 1868Havana to Key West, Florida125 1869Peterhead, Scotland, to Egursand, Norway2
allons daily to each person. Montreal, Canada55 gallons daily to each person. Toronto77 gallons daily to each person. London, England29 gallons daily to each person. Liverpool23 gallons daily to each person. Glasgow50 gallons daily to each person. Edinburgh38 gallons daily to each person. Dublin25 gallons daily to each person. Paris28 gallons daily to each person. Turin22 gallons daily to each person. Toulouse26 gallons daily to each person. Lyons20 gallons daily to each person. Leghorn30 gallons daily to each person. Berlin20 gallons daily to each person. Hamburg33 gallons daily to each person. The first water-works in the United States were planned and constructed by Mr. John Christopher Christensen, at Bethlehem, Pa., in 1762. The machinery consisted of three singleacting force-pumps, of 4-inch caliber and 18-inch stroke, and worked by a triple crank, and geared to the shaft of an undershot water-wheel, 18 feet in diameter, and 2 feet clear in the buckets. The w
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