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s of different metals, so arranged that the distance between the two points viewed by compensation microscopes remains constant under all changes of temperature. For account of measurements of degrees of latitude, see odometer. The method of triangulation in a great survey, by means of quadrilaterals, is purely American in its origin, having been first introduced by the late Professor Bache. — Prof. Peirce. Sur-vey′or's-com′pass. The measuringcom-pass was invented by Jost Bing of Hesse, in 1602. See circumferentor; theodolite. Surveying-cross. Sur-vey′or's-cross. An instrument employed for establishing perpendicular lines in surveying. It has four sights fixed at right angles upon a brass cross, which can be screwed to a tripod or single staff. The instrument is adjusted so that one pair of sights coincide with a given or base line, when a line perpendicular to the former can be easily observed, traced, or set out by viewing through the other pair of sights
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
they were ground and sharpened, then to the assembling room where the students were drinking and smoking, then to the contest, where the combatants were attended by a doctor who very coolly smoked all the while, and surrounded by students with pipes in their mouths. A student this week has lost his nose; it being cut off at one blow. It has since been sewed on; but he has brushed it off twice in the night. It was from this neighborhood that Dr. Follen, Dr. Follen was born in Romrod, Hesse-Darmstadt. or as he is here called Dr Follenius, came; and his death is sincerely lamented by all the Germans with whom I have spoken. At a large supper-party last night, of professors and doctors, I communicated it. To Judge Story. Heidelberg, Feb. 10, 1840. my dear Judge,— . . . You dispose of my views about raising the standard of education in Harvard College summarily enough. Would that I had your influence on that question! The age, our national character, our future destinie
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 5: (search)
her classes of society in their opinions and feelings; but I have room for only two. When you talk with a man in civil life of his country, you will find that he means that peculiar and independent district in which he was born, as Prussia, or Hesse, etc.; and you will find, too, that his patriotic attachment to this spot is often as exclusive and vehement as that of John Bull or a true American. But talk with a man of letters, and you will instantly perceive that when he speaks of his coun, through which Protestant learning and a philosophical mode of thinking are diffused. Nay, further, take a Prussian, or Hanoverian, or Hessian politician or soldier, and he will talk with as much horror of expatriation from Prussia, Hanover, or Hesse as Bonaparte ever did of denationalizing a flag; but a professor or a rector of a gymnasium moves as willingly from one of these countries into another, and feels himself as much at home after his removal, as if it were only from Cassel to Marbur
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
association of Confederate veterans he is prominent as past-adjutant of Pulliam camp, past-adjutant of the Greenville regiment, and a member of the staff of General Walker, division commander. By his marriage, April 7, 1874, to Marianne Irvine, he has three sons and four daughters. The oldest son, Paul Trapier Hayne, Jr., served in the war with Spain as a member of Troop K, Fifth cavalry, United States regular army. Matthew Heldman Matthew Heldman, of Spartanburg, S. C., was born in Hesse-Cassell, Germany, November 9, 1831. He came to America alone in 1849 at the age of seventeen. An older brother, George Heldman, now deceased, had preceded him to America, and was then residing in Greenville, S. C., to which place Matthew went directly on reaching this country. The father of George and Matthew Heldman was Christian Heldman, a saddler by trade, who entered the military service of Germany at the age of sixteen and fought in the battle of Waterloo with the Germans under Bluch
nfused his jovial intrepidity into the junto of Fox; but Fox himself was desponding. Walpole's Memoires. Bedford had his scheme, which he employed Rigby to establish; and when it proved impracticable, indulged himself in reproaches, and the display of Bedford Corr. II. 245. anger, and withdrew to Woburn Abbey. In the midst of war, the country was left to anarchy. We are undone, said Chesterfield; at home, by our increasing expenses; abroad, by ill-luck and incapacity; the Elector of Hesse, the Grand Duke of Brunswick, destitute of the common honesty of hirelings, were in the market to be bid for by the enemies of their lavish employer; the King of Prussia, Britain's only ally, seemed overwhelmed, Hanover reduced, and the French were masters in America. So dark an hour, so gloomy a prospect, England had not known during the century. But the mind of Pitt always inclined to hope. I am sure, said he to the Duke of Devonshire, I can save this country, and nobody else can. Fo
as unsusceptible of the suggestions of mercy; and without much compunction, he gave directions to propitiate and inflame the Indians by gifts, and to subsidize their war parties. Before he left America, his commands to employ them pervaded the wilderness to the utmost bounds of his military authority, even to the south and south-west; so that the councils of the Cherokees and Choctaws and Mohawks were named as currently in the correspondence of the secretary of state as the German courts of Hesse and Hanau and Anspach. In the hope to subdue by terror, the intention of employing Indians was ostentatiously proclaimed. Simultaneously with the application of Gage to the province of Quebec, the president of Columbia college, an Englishman by birth and education, published to the world, that in case submission to parliament should be withheld, civil war would follow, and the Indians would be let loose upon the back settlements to scalp the inhabitants along the border. In this kind o
l the strait to which the British ministry was reduced. The town rises beautifully at the foot of a well wooded hill and overlooks a fertile plain. The people of Hesse preserve the hardy and warlike character of its ancestral tribe, which the Romans could never vanquish. It was still a nation of soldiers, whose valor Chap. LVIry chest. The other half was rigorously exacted. It was stipulated that the British pay, which was higher than the Hessian, should be paid into the treasury of Hesse; and this afforded an opportunity for peculation in various ways. The pay rolls, after the first month, invariably included more persons than were in the service;pressed from the plough, the workshop, the highway; no man was safe from the inferior agents of the princes, who kidnapped without scruple. Almost every family in Hesse mourned for one of its members; light-hearted joyousness was not to be found among its peasantry; most of the farm work was thrown upon women, whose large hands an
e, a star, said he, moved in the sky, and guided the pilgrim wise men to the manger where the Saviour lay. Ermahnung zum Frieden auf die zwolf Artikel. He advised the oppressed country people, taking with them the teacher of their choice and the open Bible, to follow the star of freedom to lands where religious liberty could find a home. History of the United States, i. 298, later edition. In October of the following year, the little synod held at Homberg by the landgrave Philip of Hesse accepted the propositions of Luther, that all Christians share equally in the priesthood, that true churches consist in self-organized, self-governing communities of believers; and that these communities, thus freely formed, may be associated through an annual general meeting of ministers and delegates. Ranke, Deutsche Geschichte, II. 304. The glad lessons of reform went out through all the land, kindling the poor and humble and afflicted with the promise of a happier age. Himself pea
and piled their arms on the ground. Nor must impartial history fail to relate that the Chap. XXV.} 1781. Oct. 19 French provided for the siege of Yorktown thirtyseven ships of the line, and the Americans not one; that while the Americans supplied nine thousand troops, of whom fifty-five hundred were regulars, the contingent of the French consisted of seven thousand. Among the prisoners were two battalions of Anspach, amounting to ten hundred and seventy-seven men; and two regiments of Hesse, amounting to eight hundred and thirty-three. On the way to their camp, they passed in front of the regiment of Deux Ponts. At the sight of their countrymen, they forgot that they had been in arms against each other, and embraced with tears in their eyes. The English soldiers affected to look at the allied army with scorn. Their officers, of more reflection, conducted themselves with decorum, yet could not but feel how decisive was their defeat. When the letters of Washington announci
being without the royal assent, availed nothing for the succession.--So there was haste made to marry the other surviving royal children, none of whom were young. It was even thought desirable to get a husband for the Princess Elizabeth. who was forty-eight years old, and she was married to the Prince of Hesse Homburg. The Duke of Clarence (late William IV.) married the Princess Adelaide, of Saxe Meiningen, who bore him no children. The Duke of Cambridge married the Princess Augusta, of Hesse, who is still living, and has three children. The Duke of Kent, who was older than the Duke of Cambridge, married the lady whose death is just announced. None of the Royal marriages thus arrange pleased the English people, except that of the Duke of Kent. The lady selected for him was the daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Cobourg, widow of the Prince of Leiningen, and sister of Prince Leopold, the husband of the lamented Princess Charlotte, now King of the Belgians. The marriage took plac
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