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"exodus From Houndsditch,"
Contemplated title of a work which Carlyle would fain have written, but found it impossible in his time. "Out of Houndsditch indeed!" he exclaims. "Ah,
Albany, the Duke of
a title formerly given to a member of the royal family, and revived in the present reign.
Alexander I. (2)
Emperor of Russia, son and successor of Paul I., took part in the European strife against the encroachments of Napoleon, was present at the battle of
Alexander III. (3)
emperor of russia, son of the preceding, followed in the footsteps of his father, and showed a marked disposition to live on terms of peace with the other powers; his reign not distinguished by any very remarkable event. the present czar is his son and successor (1845-1894).
Anarchism
A projected social revolution, the professed aim of which is that of the emancipation of the individual from the present system of government which makes
Anselm, St.
Archbishop of Canterbury, a native of Aosta, in Piedmont, monk and abbot; visited England frequently, gained the favour of King Rufus, who appointed
Apes, Dead Sea
Dwellers by the Dead Sea who, according to the Moslem tradition, were transformed into apes because they turned a deaf ear to God's message to them by
Arabian Nights
Or the Thousand and One Nights, a collection of tales of various origin and date, traceable in their present form to the middle of the 15th century,
Arno
a river of italy, rises in the apennines, flows westward past florence and pisa into the mediterranean, subject to destructive inundations.
As`teroids
or planetoids, small planets in orbits between those of mars and jupiter, surmised in 1596, all discovered in the present century, the first on jan. 1,1801, and named ceres; gradually found to number more than 200.
Aufklärung, the
Or Illuminationism, a movement, conspicuously of the present time, the members of which pique themselves on ability to disperse the darkness of the world,
Baird, Sir David
A distinguished English general of Scotch descent, born at Newbyth, Aberdeenshire; entered the army at 15; served in India, Egypt, and at the Cape; was
Berthier, Alexandre
Prince of Wagram and marshal of France, born at Versailles; served with Lafayette in the American war, and rose to distinction in the Revolution; became
Berwick, James Fitz-James, Duke of
a natural son of james ii., a naturalised frenchman; defended the rights of his father; was present with him at the battle of the boyne; distinguished himself in spain, where he gained the victory of almanza; was made marshal of france; fell at the siege of philippsburg; left "memoirs" (1670-1734).
Blackwood, Sir Henry
british admiral, much trusted by nelson; distinguished at aboukir bay and trafalgar; was present at nelson's death; held subsequently high naval positions (1770-1832).
Bradwardin, Thomas
archbishop of canterbury, surnamed "doctor profundus" from his treatise "de causa dei" against pelagianism; chaplain to edward iii.; was present at crécy and at the taking of calais; died of the black death shortly after his consecration (1290-1348).
Brandes, George
A literary critic, born at Copenhagen, of Jewish parents; his views of the present tendency of literature in Europe provoked at first much opposition
Burgoyne, Sir John
field-marshal, joined the royal engineers, served under abercromby in egypt, and under sir john moore and wellington in spain; was present at the battles of alma, balaclava, and inkerman in the crimea; was governor of the tower (1782-1871).
Bury St. Edmunds
or market-town in suffolk, 26 m. nw. of ipswich, named from edmund, king of east anglia, martyred by the danes in 870, in whose honour it was built; famous for its abbey, of the interior life of which in the 12th century there is a matchlessly graphic account in carlyle's "past and present."
Byron, George Gordon, Sixth Lord
An English poet, born in London, son of Captain Byron of the Guards, and Catherine Gordon of Gight, Aberdeenshire; spent his boyhood at Aberdeen under
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