Celebrities of the Century: Being a Dictionary of Men and Women of the Nineteenth Century, Band 1

Lloyd Charles Sanders
Cassell, 1887 - 1077 Seiten

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Seite 333 - He became Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons.
Seite 429 - Fleming (Sandford). The Adoption of a Prime Meridian to be common to all Nations. The Establishment of Standard Meridians for the Regulation of Time.
Seite 170 - The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land ; you may almost hear the beating of his wings.
Seite 8 - Roebuck gave notice that he would move for a select committee to inquire into the condition of the army before Sebastopol, and into the conduct of those departments of the Government whose duty it had been to minister to the wants of the army.
Seite 7 - Were it permitted for a soldier to regret any one who has fallen in the service of his country, I might be excused for lamenting him, more than any other person; but it is some consolation to those who tenderly loved him, that as his life was honourable, so was his death glorious. His memory will be recorded in the annals of his country — will be sacred to every British soldier, and embalmed in the recollection of a grateful posterity.
Seite 312 - ... occupy, or fortify or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito coast, or any part of Central America...
Seite 180 - Of a slight, delicate figure, with a shower of dark curls falling on either side of a most expressive face, large tender eyes richly fringed by dark eyelashes, a smile like a sunbeam...
Seite 264 - Sir, the name which -ought to be, and which will be, associated with the success of these measures is the name of a man who, acting, I believe, from pure and disinterested motives, has advocated their cause with untiring energy, and by appeals to reason...
Seite 13 - Hagen received the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Konigsberg in 1863 ; Harvard made him a Doctor of Science in 1887.
Seite 126 - The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and 1,500 unwounded men, the remnant of 6,000 unconquerable British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill...

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