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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 6 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
eorge II. Westminster Abbey. The share of America in Westminster Abbey. The following article was written by the Venerable F. W. Farrar, D. D., Archdeacon of Westminster (now Dean of Canterbury): Westminster Abbey is most frequently entered by the great northern door, usually known as Solomon's Porch. I will, however, ask the courteous American visitor to walk through St. Margaret's church-yard, and round the western facade of the Abbey, and to enter by the door under Sir Christopher Wren's towers. Pass through the western door, and pause for a moment Where bubbles burst, and folly's dancing foam Melts if it cross the threshold. Of all the glory of this symbolic architecture, of the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty of this great minster, which makes us feel at once that They dreamt not of a perishable home Who thus could build, how much may be claimed in part by America? In one sense all of it which belongs to the epoch which elapsed between the age of E
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William and Mary, College of (search)
1619 to establish a college in Virginia, but the massacre in 1622 put an end to the enterprise. In 1660-61 the General Assembly of Virginia passed an act for the establishment and endowment of a college, and in 1693 a charter was obtained from the crown of England, chiefly through the efforts of Rev. James Blair and of Lieutenant-Governor Nicholson. It was named William and Mary, in compliment to the ruling sovereigns, who made appropriations for its support. Buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren were erected at the Middle Plantation, which was named Williamsburg. The first college edifice was destroyed by fire in 1705 and was rebuilt soon afterwards. The General Assembly and individuals made liberal gifts to the institution from time to time, and in 1776 it was the wealthiest William and Mary College in 1723. college in America. Its riches were wasted during the Revolutionary War, its resources being reduced to $2,500 and the then unproductive revenue granted by the cro