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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.6 (search)
great measure to the presence of Uncle Tom and his son Teddy. The day came when Uncle Tom took me to interview Mr. Winter, through whose influence I was to lay the foundation of that promised prosperity that was to be mine. I had donned my new Eton suit for the first time, and my hair shone with macassar. Such an important personage as Mr. Winter could only live among the plutocracy of Everton Heights; and thither we wended, with hope and gladness in our eyes. Years ago, when Uncle Tom wevery day on the false friend, who fed him with hopes. He is awfully distressed and put out, and I must get him a good meal or two to put spirit into him. In a day or two he will be all right. On Monday morning of the next week she borrowed my Eton suit, and took it to the place of the three gilt balls. The Monday after, she took my overcoat to the same place, and then I knew that the family was in great trouble. The knowledge of this was, I think, the first real sharpener of my faculties.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 (search)
Cornwallis, Lord Charles 1738-1805 Military officer; born in London, Dec. 31, 1738; was educated at Eton and Cambridge, and entered the army as captain when twenty years of age. In the House of Lords he opposed the measures that caused the war with the Americans; yet he accepted the commission of major-general and the command of an expedition against the Carolinas under Sir Peter Parker in 1776. He commanded the reserves of the British in the battle on Long Island in August; was outgeneralled by Washington at Princeton; was with Howe on the Brandywine and in the capture of Philadelphia, when he returned to England, but soon came back; was at the capture of Charleston in May, 1780; was commander of the British troops in the Carolinas that year; defeated Gates near Camden in August; fought Greene at Guildford Court-house early in 1781; invaded Virginia, and finally took post at and fortified Yorktown, on the York River, and there surrendered his army to the American and French forc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curzon, George Nathaniel 1859- (search)
Curzon, George Nathaniel 1859- British diplomatist; born in Kedleston, Derbyshire, Jan. 11, 1859; educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1885 he was assistant private secretary to the Marquis of Salisbury, and in 1886 became a member of Parliament. In 1891-92 he served as under-secretary of state for India; in 1895 was appointed under-secretary of state for foreign affairs; and in August, 1898, he became viceroy of India. In the following month he was raised to the peerage, with the title of Baron Curzon of Kedleston. In 1895 he married Mary, daughter of L. Z. Leiter, of Chicago.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilbert, Sir Humphrey 1539- (search)
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey 1539- Navigator; born at Compton, near Dartmouth, England, in 1539; half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. Finishing his studies at Eton and Oxford, he entered upon the military profession; and being successful in suppressing a rebellion in Ireland in 1570, he was made commander-in-chief and governor of Munster, and was knighted by the lorddeputy. Returning to England soon after wards, he married a rich heiress. In Sir Humphrey Gilbert. 1572 he commanded a squadron of nine ships to reinforce an armament intended for the recovery of Flushing; and soon after his return he published (1576) a Discourse of a discoverie for a New Pas-Sage to Cathaia and the East Indies. He obtained letters-patent from Queen Elizabeth, dated June 11, 1578, empowering him to discover and possess any lands in North America then unsettled, he to pay to the crown one-fifth of all gold and silver which the countries he might discover and colonize should produce. It invested him with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howe, Richard, Earl 1725-1799 (search)
Howe, Richard, Earl 1725-1799 Naval officer; born in England, March 19, 1725; was educated at Westminster and Eton; and succeeded to the Irish viscounty and the family estate on the death of his brother, George Augustus Howe, killed near Ticonderoga in 1758. In 1739 he was a midshipman in Anson's fleet, and was made post-captain for gallantry in 1745. He entered Parliament in 1757, and in 1765 was made treasurer of the British navy. In October, 1770, he was promoted to Richard Howe. rearadmiral of the blue, and in 1776 was sent to command the British fleet on the American station, charged with a commission, jointly with his brother, William Howe, to make peace with or war upon the Americans. They failed to secure peace, and made war. After leaving the Delaware with his fleet, in 1778, he had an encounter off Rhode Island with a French fleet, under the Count d'estaing, when he disappeared from the American waters. In 1782 he was made admiral of the blue, and created an Engl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North, Frederick 1733-1792 (search)
North, Frederick 1733-1792 Second Earl of Guilford, and eighth Baron North, statesman; born in England, April 13, 1733; educated at Eton and at Trinity College, Cambridge, he made a lengthened tour on the Continent. In 1754 he entered Parliament for Banbury, which he represented almost thirty years; and entered the cabinet under Pitt, in 1759, as commissioner of the treasury. He warmly supported the Stamp Act (1764-65) and the right of Parliament to tax the colonies. In 1766 he was appointed paymaster of the forces, and the next year was made chancellor of the exchequer, succeeding Charles Townshend as leader of the House of Commons. He became prime minister in 1770, and he held that post during the American Revolutionary War. In February, 1775, Lord North received information from Benjamin Franklin (q. v.), which greatly disheartened him, and he dreaded a war with the colonists which his encouragement of the King's obstinacy was provoking, and, armed with the King's consent i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pitt, William 1708-1778 (search)
Pitt, William 1708-1778 The Great commoner ; born in Westminster, England, Nov. 15, 1708; educated at Eton and Oxford, he entered Parliament in 1735, where he was the most formidable opponent of Robert Walpole. In 1744 the famous Duchess of Marlborough bequeathed him $50,000 for having defended the laws of his country and endeavoring to save it from ruin. Afterwards Sir William Pynsent left him the whole of his fortune. He held the office of vice-treasurer of Ireland (1746), and soon afterwards was made paymaster of the army and one of the privy council. In 1755 he was William Pitt. dismissed from office, but in 1757 was made secretary of state, and soon infused his own energy into every part of the public service, placing England in the front rank of nations. By his energy in pressing the war in America (see French and Indian War) he added Canada to the British Empire and decided for all time the future of the Mississippi Valley. All through the progress of the dispute
ed put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. (Canticles v. 4.) That is the way the beloved let himself into the chamber. ,p>In the Book of Judges, chapter III. verses 23-25, it is stated that Ehud, going forth, locked the doors, and his servants took a key and opened them. This was 1336 B. C., and is the first mention of a key which could be taken out of the lock. A, Fig. 2980, shows one of these Oriental locks. The following is the description given in Eton's Survey of the Turkish Empire, published towards the close of the last century. It will answer as well for the present time:— The key goes into the back part of the bolt, and is composed of a square stick with five or six iron or wooden pins, about half an inch long, towards the end of it, placed at irregular distances, and answering to holes in the upper part of the bolt, which is pierced with a square hole to receive the key. The key, being put in as far as it will go, is then lifted u
deserves to be. Lord Dufferin says that his mother wrote him some verses on his coming of age, and that he built a tower for them and inscribed them on a brass plate. I recommend the example to you, Henry; make yourself the tower and your memory the brass plate. This morning came also, to call, Lady Augusta Bruce, Lord Elgin's daughter, one of the Duchess of Kent's ladies-in-waiting; a very excellent, sensible girl, who is a strong anti-slavery body. After lunch we drove over to Eton, and went in to see the provost's house. After this, as we were passing by Windsor the coachman suddenly stopped and said, The Queen is coming, my lady. We stood still and the royal cortege passed. I only saw the Queen, who bowed graciously. Lady Mary stayed at our car door till it left the station, and handed in a beautiful bouquet as we parted. This is one of the loveliest visits I have made. After filling a number of other pleasant engagements in England, among which was a visi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
instances they differ from Mr. Muirhead's version. Vixerunt, vivunt, O vis quanta entis! eadem Ad vitam reduces qua periere manu! Mr. Children, F. R.S. This last is quite epigrammatic. We fled from Norway o'er the German wave, And pilgrims here we found an early grave; Hard fate was ours; for here, at Holkham farm, We deem'd the stranger had been safe from harm. But Heav'n consol'd us with our victor's name, And he that slew us gave us deathless fame! W. G. Cookesley, a Master at Eton. I like the versification of these very much. Let passing sportsmen hail the favor'd spot Where fell two woodcocks at a single shot; Fell by a hand for different deeds more known, Imparting grace and breath to shapeless stone. Once more he bids them die, and once again Start into life, demanding to be slain. Master of either art, this vase to fame, Chantrey! shall give thy chisel and thine aim. Sir Robert Adam. Very good. From kindred cocks, when robb'd of life, How wide the
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