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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand remonstrance, the. (search)
s of that State being not so contrary to the good of religion and the prosperity of this kingdom as those of Spain; and the Papists of England, having been ever more addicted to Spain than France, yet they still retained a purpose and resolution to weaken the Protestant parties in all parts, and even in France, whereby to make way for the change of religion which they intended at home. 1. The first effect and evidence of their recovery and strength was the dissolution of the Parliament at Oxford, after there had been given two subsidies to His Majesty, and before they received relief in any one grievance many other more miserable effects followed. 2. The loss of the Rochel fleet, by the help of our shipping, set forth and delivered over to the French in opposition to the advice of Parliament, which left that town without defence by sea, and made way not only to the loss of that important place, but likewise to the loss of all the strength and security of the Protestant religion o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harriott, Thomas 1560-1621 (search)
Harriott, Thomas 1560-1621 Astronomer, historian, and friend of Sir Walter Raleigh; born in Oxford, England, in 1560. In 1585 he accompanied Raleigh's expedition to Virginia, under Grenville, as historian, and most of the knowledge of that expedition is derived from Harriott's account. He was left there by Grenville, and remained a year, making observations; and from the pencil of With, an artist, he obtained many useful drawings. Harriott labored hard to restrain the cupidity of his companions, who were more intent upon finding gold than tilling the soil. While Governor Lane declared that Virginia had the goodliest soil under the cope of heaven, and if Virginia had but horses and kine, and were inhabited by English, no realm in Christendom were comparable to it, he utterly neglected the great opportunity. Harriott saw that the way to accomplish that object was to treat the Indians kindly, as friends and neighbors; and he tried to quench the fires of revenge which the crue
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hartley, David 1729-1813 (search)
Hartley, David 1729-1813 Politician; born in England in 1729; educated at Oxford, he became a member of Parliament, in which he was always distinguished by liberal views. He opposed the American war, and was appointed one of the British commissioners to treat for peace with Franklin at Paris. He was one of the first advocates in the House of Commons for the abolition of the slave-trade, and was an ingenious inventor. He died in Bath, England, Dec. 19, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hinton, John Howard 1791-1873 (search)
Hinton, John Howard 1791-1873 Author; born in Oxford, England, March 23, 1791; became a Baptist minister, and, after serving a church in Reading, accepted a charge in London. He was the author of History and topography of the United States (with his brother, Isaac Taylor Hinton). He died in Bristol, England, Dec. 11, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Locke, John -1704 (search)
Locke, John -1704 Born in Wrington, Somersetshire, Aug. 29, 1632. His father was a parliamentary captain. He graduated at Oxford, was fond of philosophical studies, associated with men of wit, and chose the profession of a physician. His first public employment was as secretary in a diplomatic mission to the Court of Brandenburg in 1664. While pursuing philosophical studies in 1667, he became acquainted with Lord Ashley (afterwards Earl of Shaftesbury), and by his medical skill advised a surgical operation that saved his lordship's life. By him Locke was introduced to the most distinguished statesmen of the time. He superintended the education of Ashley's son, and assisted him in preparing a scheme of government for the Carolinas (see fundamental constitutions). When Ashley (then Earl of Shaftesbury) was accused of treason (1683), he fled to Holland, and Locke followed him. Locke had held various public offices, but now he remained quietly in Holland until after the revolut
ng the care of the team to the care of Sam and one of the servants, they entered the house, and were soon engaged in discussing the situation of affairs, both North and South. Lewis informed the old Justice that his name was Henry Tracy, of Oxford, England, and that his object was to reach Charleston, but that he was not aware that the country was so unsettled, or ha would not have ventured on this trip. Hie then related his adventure of the day before, and commented favorably on the gentlemriosity came over the faces of the new-comers, and Lewis stepped gracefully forward and introduced himself. I am glad, ladies and gentlemen, to have been of service to this young lady, and permit me to introduce myself as Henry Tracy, of Oxford, England, now traveling in America. The three gentlemen who were of the riding party grasped the hand of their new-made English acquaintance, and in a few words introduced him to the ladies who accompanied them, all of whom were seemingly delighte
ogress in our land. The intellectual character of the women who came in the early days differed little from that of those who have followed them. It happens that we have on record the views of a number of the professors on this important subject. Professor John Williams White (Greek) wrote, I have met uniformly great earnestness, persistent industry, and ability of high order. It is an inspiration to teach girls who are so bright and so willing. Professor Louis Dyer (Greek), now of Oxford, England, said: I have been most struck this year in my philosophical course—undertaken in the absence of Professor Goodwin—by the entire absence of intellectual indifferentism on the part of the young ladies. Their questions have been most intelligent, and, where the first answer did not satisfy them, persistent,—an encouraging sign that they are unwilling to content themselves with words. Professor Byerly (mathematics) said: I have found the spirit, industry, and ability of the girls admira<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
Miss (C. E. Craddock), 267. N Nantucket, described, 92, 93. Nasby, Petroleum, 244. Negroes, accounts of, 183, 184, 193, 194, 197, 199, 207-21; on tactics, 203, 204. Newburyport, early, 5-43. Newport, R. I., early, 224-32, 235-74; Town and Country Club, 230, 231, 234; scenery of, 247-49. Norton, Jane, 2. O O'Connell, Monsignor, 312, 313. Ogden, Robert, Southern educational trip, 345, 346. Ossoli, Margaret Fuller, account of, 29, 30, 32. Ossoli, Count, 30. Oxford, England, Commemoration Day at, 291, 292. P Palfrey, Dr. J. G., 3. Palfrey sisters, description of, 1-3. Parker, Theodore, at graduation exercises, 4; compared with H. W. Beecher, 46, 47; eloquence of, 53; Higginson and, 53. 54; described, 94; fire at home of, 269. Peabody, Elizabeth, founder of the kindergarten, 240, 241. Pennsylvania, rural, and Quakers, 72-76. Perkins, Stephen, in Civil War, 167, 168. Perry, Nora, 264. Petersons, the, of Philadelphia, 250. Phel
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
America. The study has also its incidental charms, as has another. The Bible abounds in pedigrees. They are held to be essential in determining the qualities of animals. Genealogy is now admitted to be one of the chief supports of history. An American-born genealogist, the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, in recognition of the value of his labors, had conferred on him by two continents the degrees most highly regarded in each—Ll. D., from Columbia College, America, and D. C. L. from Oxford, England. He was my friend and correspondent for years. He wrote me some tine before his death: I cannot die content until I have settled the ancestry of George Washington. Alas! this satisfaction was reserved for another—Henry F. Waters. Young gentlemen, I may suggest to you an allurement in genealogy. It appears to be the acme of the desire of the American woman of the present day to fix her title as a Colonial Dame or a Daughter of the American Revolution. Assist her by your talents,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The dismemberment of Virginia. (search)
ged, if a great national interest had not required the creation of West Virginia. Translated into plain English, this will be found to differ in no way substantially from Mr. Stevens' doctrine. The whole transaction, indeed, is a forcible and even startling illustration of the persistent survival, as a vital factor in modern politics, of the much-denounced Machiavellian reason of State. Without the need of further search, the distinguished lecturer, who not long since delivered at Oxford, England, so interesting and suggestive a discourse on the Florentine statesman of sinister memory, might have found in this transaction alone, abundant illustration of the power it still retains to obscure the awful difference between right and wrong. Stronger evidence could hardly be required that the author, or at least the most prominent literary exponent, of the doctrine in question is not a vanishing type, but a constant and contemporary influence, though it is probable enough that those
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