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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, Mademoiselle's campaigns. (search)
nister's death, to form the faction of the Importants; and when the Duke of Beaufort was imprisoned, Mazarin said, Of what use to cut off the arms while the head remains? Ten years from her first perilous escape, she made a second, dashed through La Vendde, embarked at St. Malo for Dunkirk, was captured by the fleet of the Parliament, was released by the Governor of the Isle of Wight, unable to imprison so beautiful a butterfly, reached her port at last, and in a few weeks was intriguing at Liege again. The Duchesse de Bouillon, Turenne's sister, purer than those we have named, but not less daring or determined, after charming the whole population of Paris by her rebel beauty at the Hotel de Ville, escaped from her sudden incarceration by walking through the midst of her guards at dusk, crouching in the shadow of her little daughter, and afterwards allowed herself to be recaptured, rather than desert that child's sick-bed. Then there was Clemence de Maille, purest and noblest o
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
e, were entrusted to them by the agents of the Confederate government in Europe. The exact amount of these importations will never be known, for the transactions were conducted with great secrecy; but it was currently reported in the South that during the first year of the war three hundred thousand muskets were brought over from Europe, with one thousand charges for each musket, and that one single ship, the Bermuda, had a cargo of sixty-five thousand. Those muskets manufactured either at Liege or at Birmingham were selected with much more ease than the arms destined for the Federals, for in the struggle between the agents of the two parties to secure the best materials the Confederates had generally the advantage. The materiel of the artillery was obtained in the same manner. Mr. Floyd had not forgotten the armament of the Federal forts situated in the South, while leaving garrisons in them too weak for their defence. Different cities furnished cannon which had been in their
s, to write to the free cities and several of the states of the empire, that Great Britain had no more connection with the empire than Russia or Spain, neither of which powers was permitted to recruit within its limits; but she was only required to throw gauze over her design; her contractor was very soon ready with a small instalment of a hundred and fifty men; and promised rapid success when the enterprise should get a little better into train. Moreover the Chap. LVII.} prince bishop of Liege and the elector of Cologne consented to shut their eyes to the presence of English agents, who also had recruiting stations in Neuwied and at Frankfort. The undertaking was prohibited by the laws of nations and of the empire; the British ministers therefore instructed their diplomatic representative at the small courts to give all possible aid to the execution of the service, but not officially to implicate his government. In this way thousands of levies were obtained to fill up British re
Glass cask. --A patent has been taken out by A. Hubert and U. Cantillion, of Liege, in Belgium, for making small casks and barrels of glass. The idea is to apply glass in the formation of casks of five gallons capacity and downward. They blow the glass in a mould of wood or iron, the mould being in two parts of the form of the cask. A certain portion of the molten glass is introduced into the mould on the end of the glass-blower's staff; then the mould is closed, and the glass is blown until it assumes the form of the mould, and is hollow inside. The tap hole is pierced in the cask with a red-hot iron. Small flasks of a barrel-shape, made of glass, are common, but flasks of five-gallon size appear to be an extension of glass application to this particular purpose, and for holding ether, oils, &c. In situations where they are not required to be moved about, they will answer a most excellent purpose.
Statistics of Lunacy in Belgium. --Late statistical returns show that in Belgium there are at present 51 Lunatic Asylums --6 in the province of Antwerp (one of them in the colony of Ghee,) 11 in the Brabant, 6 in Western Flanders, 16 in Eastern Flanders, 6 in Hainant, 4 in Liege, and 2 in Limburg. The number of lunatics in Belgium is 4,907, which is one in every 920 of the population.
en organized, fourteen different armies, numbering in the aggregate a million and a half of men; that in seventeen months, terminating with the overthrow of Robespierre in July, 1794, these armies had been victorious in twenty-seven pitched battles and one hundred and thirty combats; that they had taken one hundred and sixteen strong cities and fortified places; that, in the North, they had conquered the ten provinces of the Austrian Netherlands, the Seven United Provinces, the bishoprics of Liege, Worms, and Spire, the electorates of Treves, Cologne, and Mentz, the duchy of Deux Ponts, the palatinate and the duchies of Juliers and Cleves; and, in the South, the duchy of Savoy and the principalities of Nice and Savoy; that all these had been united to France; that their aggregate population was thirteen millions, and that, in consequence of this annexation, the aggregates population of the French possessions in Europe rose from twenty-five to thirty-eight millions. These conquests, i
The demise of the King of Belgium has given rise to some interesting speculations as to its political consequence. The Paris correspondent of the London Herald says that public opinion in Belgium is greatly excited at articles that have appeared in certain French semi-official prints, which, after dwelling on some riotous scenes at the Students' Congress at Liege, and at a couple of stormy sittings in the Chamber of Representatives, hinted that it might be necessary to "save society" in Belgium. One of the Belgium newspapers publishes three columns to show that "society" and liberty in Belgium are perfectly able to save themselves. There are many people, both in England and France, who believe that England would not do anything but protest were the Emperor to "save society" in Belgium by annexing that country, and that the assent of Count Von Bismark, of Prussia, to such a plan has been secured beforehand. We do not attach much importance to these conjectures. The Paris le
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