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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Of the temperature of colde Regions all the Sommer long, and also how in Winter the same is habitable, especially to the inhabitants thereof. (search)
or third climat, though they may live, yet will they never ingender or bring forth yong. Also we see the like in many kinds of plants and herbs; for example, the Orange trees, although in Naples they bring forth fruit abundantly, in Rome and Florence they will beare onely faire greene leaves, but not any fruit: and translated into England , they will hardly beare either flowers, fruit, or leaves, but are the next Winter pinched and withered with colde: yet it followeth not for this, that England , Rome , and Florence should not be habitable. In the proving of these colde regions habitable, I shalbe very short, because the same reasons serve for this purpose, which were alleged before in the proving the middle Zone to be temperate, especially seeing all heat and colde proceed from the Sunne, by the meanes either of the Angle which his beames do make with the Horizon, or els by the long or short continuance of the Suns presence above ground: so that if the Sunnes beames do beat
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
eracy. From Vienna we went to Budapesth, in Hungary, where the peasant class seemed to predominate. One of their annual festivals was at its height when we were there, and we saw the young girls sitting on their highly colored and decorated boxes or chests, which contained their treasures, waiting for swains to sue for their hands in marriage. Their costumes and handiwork were all of very bright colors. Returning to Vienna we passed through the Austrian Tyrol to Trieste and thence to Florence, Rome, the Riviera, and to Nice, where Mrs. Pullman met us. After a delightful stay of two or three weeks, we went via Como through the Saint Gotthard tunnel to Lucerne, Geneva, and thence to Paris, where we were joined by Mr. Pullman. From Paris we went to London. Hon. Robert T. Lincoln was our American minister to England, and it goes without saying that we had every consideration and enjoyed many invitations to social functions. We attended the garden party given by Queen Victoria
t suffering and destroyed much property. The next stage of our tour took us to Venice, then to Florence — the capital of Italy — for although the troops of the King of Italy had taken possession of Rome the preceding September, the Government itself had not yet removed thither. At Florence, our Minister, Mr. Marsh, though suffering with a lame foot, took me in charge, and in due course of tim else was permitted to do any shooting — the aide-de-camp directed the game to be sent to me in Florence, and we started for the chateau. On the way back I saw a wild boar — the first and only one I hunted with the spear — the customary way. After an early dinner at the chateau we returned to Florence, and my venison next day arriving, it was distributed among my American friends in the city. e was that if ever he came to America to hunt buffalo, he should demand my assistance. From Florence I went to Milan and Geneva, then to Nice, Marseilles, and Bordeaux. Assembled at Bordeaux w
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army, Index (search)
assumes command of, 48; converted into artillery, 48, 50, 51. See also first Missouri artillery. First Missouri Volunteers (colored), organization of the, 99 First U. S. Artillery, ordered to Fort Moultrie, 18; S. appointed second lieutenant in, 19, 183; outbreak of yellow fever in, 20, 183 First U. S. Cavalry, service in Missouri, 37 First U. S. Infantry, service in Missouri, 37 Florence, Ala., Hood at and near, 165, 195 et seq., 197, 318, 320; Beauregard near, 288 Florence, Italy, S. at, 393 Florida, the second Artillery ordered to, 18; S.'s service in, 19-25, 183; sport in, 19, 23; studying law in, 22, 23; acquiring malaria in, 23; military engineering in, 23, 24; yellow fever in, 183 Foard, Dr. A. J., assistant surgeon, Battery D, First Artillery, 20 Forced loans, 530, 531 Foreboding of death, 141 Forrest, Lieut.-Gen. Nathan B., raids Johnsonville, 165, 288; before Columbia, 168; near Spring Hill, 171; driven from Spring Hill, 172; at Thompson's S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 (search)
Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 Navigator; born in Florence, March 9, 1451. When Columbus was in Seville preparing for his second voyage, Vespucius was there as a commercial agent of the Medici family of Florence, and he became personally acquainted with the discoverer. That acquaintance Americus Vespucius. inspired the Florentine with an ardent desire to make a voyage to the newly found continent, and he was gratified when, in 1499, he sailed from Spain with Alonzo de Ojeda as an adventuitle of this continent by fraud. Vespucius died in Seville, Feb. 22, 1512. His first voyage. He started from Cadiz on May 10, 1497, and returned to that city on Oct. 15, 1498. His letter to Pier Soderini, gonfalonier of the republic of Florence, is as follows: Magnificent Lord. After humble reverence and due commendations, etc. It may be that your Magnificence will be surprised by (this conjunction of) my rashness and your customary wisdom, in that I should so absurdly bestir mys
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commissioners to foreign courts. (search)
y of alliance and commerce. Commissioners were also appointed to other European courts in 1777—Arthur Lee to that of Madrid; his brother William (lately one of the sheriffs of London) to Vienna and Berlin, and Ralph Izard, of South Carolina, to Florence. All but the French mission were failures. Arthur Lee was not allowed to enter Madrid, and went on a fruitless errand to Germany; Izard made no attempt to visit Florence, and William Lee visited Berlin without accomplishing anything. There hid; his brother William (lately one of the sheriffs of London) to Vienna and Berlin, and Ralph Izard, of South Carolina, to Florence. All but the French mission were failures. Arthur Lee was not allowed to enter Madrid, and went on a fruitless errand to Germany; Izard made no attempt to visit Florence, and William Lee visited Berlin without accomplishing anything. There his papers were stolen from him, through the contrivance, it was believed, of the British resident minister. See ambassado
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
er; the secular feud of pope and emperor scourged the land; province against province, city against city, street against street, waged remorseless war with each other from father to son, till Dante was able to fill his imaginary hell with the real demons of Italian history. So ferocious had the factions become that the great poet-exile himself, the glory of his native city and of his native language, was, by a decree of the municipality, condemned to be burned alive if found in the city of Florence. But these deadly feuds and hatreds yielded to political influences, as the hostile cities were grouped into states under stable governments; the lingering traditions of the ancient animosities gradually died away, and now Tuscan and Lombard, Sardinian and Neapolitan, as if to shame the degenerate sons of America, are joining in one cry for a united Italy. In France, not to go back to the civil wars of the League in the sixteenth century and of the Fronde in the seventeenth; not to spea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French, Daniel Chester 1850- (search)
French, Daniel Chester 1850- Sculptor; born in Exeter, N. H., April 20, 1850; educated in Boston, Mass., and in Florence, Italy; had a studio in Washington, D. C., in 1876-78, and then established himself in Florence. His bestknown works are The minute-man of Concord, in Concord, N. H.; a life-size statue of General Cass, in the Capitol in Washington; Dr. Gallaudet and his first deaf-mute pupil; the Millmore Memorial; the colossal Statue of the republic, at the World's Columbian ExpositioFlorence. His bestknown works are The minute-man of Concord, in Concord, N. H.; a life-size statue of General Cass, in the Capitol in Washington; Dr. Gallaudet and his first deaf-mute pupil; the Millmore Memorial; the colossal Statue of the republic, at the World's Columbian Exposition; and the Garfield Memorial, in Philadelphia, Pa. In April, 1901, he was chosen by the Lawton Monument Association, of Indianapolis, Ind., to make a memorial to Gen. Henry W. Lawton (q. v.), who was killed in the battle of San Mateo, Philippine Islands, Dec. 19, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852 (search)
Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852 Sculptor; born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 6, 1805; graduated at Harvard in 1825; evinced a taste and talent for the cultivation of art in Horatio Greenough. his early youth; and soon after his graduation he went to Italy, where he remained about a year. On his return to Boston in 1826 he modelled several busts, and then returned to Italy, making Florence his residence. Ever active, ever learning, and exceedingly industrious, he executed many pieces of sculpture of great merit. Among them was a group—The Chanting Cherubs—the first of the kind ever undertaken by an American sculptor. He made a colossal statue of Washington, half nude, in a sitting posture, for the Capitol at Washington, but it was so large that it could not be taken into the rotunda, its destined resting-place, and it occupies a position before the eastern front of the great building. He also executed a colossal group for the government—The rescue—which occupied the artist about e
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hildreth, Richard 1807-1865 (search)
1807-1865 Historian; born in Deerfield, Mass., June 22, 1807; graduated at Harvard College in 1829; studied and practised law and wrote for newspapers and magazines until 1832, when he began to edit the Boston Atlas. In the course of many years Mr. Hildreth wrote several books and pamphlets, chiefly on the subject of slavery, to which system he was opposed. He resided on a plantation in the South in 1834-35; in Washington, D. C., as correspondent of the Atlas, in 1837-38, when he resumed his editorial post on that paper; and resided in Demerara, British Guiana, from 1840 to 1843, when he edited, successively, two newspapers there. Mr. Hildreth's principal work was a History of the United States, in 6 volumes (1849-56). He was one of the editors of the New York Tribune for several years. In 1861 President Lincoln appointed him United States consul at Trieste, but failing health compelled him to resign the post. and he died in Florence, Italy, July 11, 1865. Richard Hildreth.
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