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s connection to seek examples outside the House of Bedford, since the name of Lord William Russell in the seventeenth century and that of Lord John in the nineteenth stand foremost amongst the champions of civil and religious liberty. Hugh du Rozel, according to the Battle Roll, crossed from Normandy in the train of the Conqueror. In the reign of Henry III. the first John Russell of note was a small landed proprietor in Dorset, and held the post of Constable of Corfe Castle. William Russell, in the year of Edward II.'s accession, was returned to Parliament, and his lineal descendant, Sir John Russell, was Speaker of the House of Commons in the days of Henry VI. The real founder, however, of the fortunes of the family was the third John Russell who is known to history. He was the son of the Speaker, and came to honour and affluence by a happy chance. Stress of weather drove Philip, Archduke of Austria and, in right of his wife, King of Castile, during a voyage from Flanders to Spain in the year 1506, to take r
TYRONE REBELLION. INSURRECTION OF EARL OF ESSEX. MOUNTJOY IN IRELAND. THE LAST DAYS OF ELIZABETH.
The wealth and importance of the City of London are due to a variety of causes, of which its geographical position must certainly be esteemed not the least. The value of such a noble river as the Thames was scarcely over-estimated by the citizens when, as the story goes, they expressed to King James their comparative indifference to his threatened removal of himself, his court and parliament, from London, if only their river remained to them. The mouth of the Thames is the most convenient port on the westernmost boundary of the European seaboard, and ships would often run in to replenish their tanks with the sweet water for which it was once famous.(1)
After the fall of the Western Empire (A.D. 476), commercial enterprise sprang up among the free towns of Italy. The carrying trade of the world's merchandi
ries; and was at length given to our King, Charles the Second, aspart of the dowry of his consort Catharine, We did not keep it long;for, owing to the little harmony that subsisted between that Monarchand his Parliament, it was ceded to the Moors in 1684, after we hadblown up all the fortifications, and utterly destroyed theharbour. Since that event, it seems to have been gradually dwindlinginto its present insignificance.
I have before observed, that the situation of Tangiers is well adaptedto the purposes of commerce, being about two miles within the Straitsof Gibraltar (or Hercules); but the ruins of the fortifications andharbour have rendered the anchorage in the bay of Tangiers veryunsafe. This is a great obstacle to trade; very little is carried onthere at present, and that little is by a few Jews, and lately, by aSpanish merchant of the name of Don Pedro.
The town being built on the declivity of that high tract of landcalled Cape Spartel (the Cape Cottes or Ampelusian
vered during advance of 42nd Division, 1918, facing 143
Holding up the Turk.
In September, 1914, the 7th Bn. Manchester Regiment set out for active service in the East in goodly company, for they were a part of the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division, the first territorials to leave these shores during the Great War. After many interesting days spent on garrison duty in the Sudan and Lower Egypt they journeyed to Gallipoli soon after the landing had been effected, and took a continuous part in that ill-fated campaign until the final evacuation. The beginning of 1916 thus found them back in Egypt, where they were taking part in General Maxwell's scheme for the defence of the Suez Canal. The things that befell the battalion during this long period have been admirably described in Major Hurst's book With Manchesters in the East, and this short history will attempt to continue the narrative from the point where it left off.
eft bank of the Thames are delightful terraces, planted with trees, and those new tasteful buildings called the Adelphi. On the Thames itself are countless swarms of little boats passing and repassing, many with one mast and one sail, and many with none, in which persons of all ranks are carried over. Thus there is hardly less stir and bustle on this river, than there is in some of its own London's crowded streets. Here, indeed, you no longer see great ships, for they come no farther than London Bridge
We now drove into the city by Charing Cross, and along the Strand, to those very Adelphi Buildings which had just afforded us so charming a prospect on Westminster Bridge.
My two travelling companions, both in the ship and the post-chaise, were two young Englishmen, who living in this part of the town, obligingly offered me any assistance and services in their power, and in particular, to procure me a lodging the same day in their neighbourhood.
In the streets through which we passed, I mus
anner, is much less in France than in England. The French have probably more relish for true wit than any other people; but their perception of humour is certainly not nearly so strong as that of our countrymen. Their ridicule is seldom excited by the awkward attempts of a stranger to speak their language, and as seldom by the inconsistencies which appear to us ludicrous in the dress and behaviour of their countrymen.
These causes, operating gradually for a length of time, have probably produced that remarkable politeness of manners which is so pleasing to a stranger, in a number of the lower orders in France, and which appears so singular at the present time, as revolutionary ideas, military habits, and the example of a military court, have given a degree of roughness, and even ferocity, to the manners of many of the higher orders of Frenchmen, with which it forms a curious contrast. It is, however, in its relation to Englishmen at least, a fawning, cringing, interested politeness; less truly respecta
-PHILOSOPHERDINING-TABLE AND COUCHESCOVERINGS FOR THE FEETARTICLES OF THE ROMAN TOILETRUINS OF THE COLOSSEUM, SEEN FROM THE PALATINE HILLA COLUMBARIUMTHE STORY OF ROME.I.
ONCE UPON A TIME.Once upon a time, there lived in a city of Asia Minor, not far fromMount Ida, as old Homer tells us in his grand and beautiful poem, aking who had fifty sons and many daughters. How large his family was,indeed, we cannot say, for the storytellers of the olden time were notvery careful to set down the actual and exact truth, their chief objectbeing to give the people something to interest them. That theysucceeded well in this respect we know, because the story of this oldking and his great family of sons and daughters has been told andretold thousands of times since it was first related, and that was solong ago that the bard himself has sometimes been said never to havelived at all. Still; somebody must have existed who told the wondrousstory, and it has always been attributed to a blind p
ter written by Lord Cochrane to the Secretaryof State of Brazil on the 3rd of May, 1824. - 400THE LIFE
THOMAS, TENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD.
INTRODUCTION.--LORD COCHRANE'S ANCESTRY.--HIS FIRST OCCUPATIONS INTHE NAVY.--HIS CRUISE IN THE "SPEEDY" AND CAPTURE OF THE "GAMO."--HISEXPLOITS IN THE "PALLAS."--THE BEGINNING OF HIS PARLIAMENTARYLIFE.--HIS TWO ELECTIONS AS MEMBER FOR HONITON.--HIS ELECTION FORWESTMINSTER.--FURTHER SEAMANSHIP.--THE BASQUE ROADS AFFAIR.--THECOURT-MARTIAL ON LORD GAMBIER, AND ITS INJURIOUS EFFECTS ON LORDCOCHRANE'S NAVAL CAREER.--HIS PARLIAMENTARY OCCUPATIONS.--HIS VISIT TOMALTA AND ITS ISSUES.--THE ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE STOCKEXCHANGE TRIAL.
Thomas, Loud Cochrane, tenth Earl of Dundonald, was born at Annsfield,in Lanark, on the 14th of December, 1775, and died in London on the31st of October, 1860. Shortly before his death he wrote two volumes,styled "The Autobiography of a Seaman,"
As some of the Franciscan friars who have come to the Philippineshave preferred to labor in China, Peñalosa orders (March 2, 1582)that no person shall leave the islands without his permission. In aletter dated June is of that year, he complains to the king that hehas not received the expected reënforcements of men from New Spain;that the Audiencia of that country (in which is now Sande, supersededby Peñalosa as governor of the Philippines) meddles with his governmentand threatens to make trouble for him; and that he needs a competentassistant in his office. Ternate is now under Spanish control,and Spain monopolizes the rich spice-trade; Panama is the bestroute therefor. An "English pirate," presumably Sir Francis Drake,has been intriguing with the Malays at Ternate, and the post thereshould be more heavily fortified. The newly-appointed bishop, Salazar,has arrived; on account of his austerity and his wish to dominate,he is not a favorite with the people.