720 XTF Search Results (f4-subject=fiction;f5-subject=historical fiction);f5-subject%3Dhistorical%20fiction Results for your query: f4-subject=fiction;f5-subject=historical fiction Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT The abbey at Holioke has…. Brown, Charles Brockden The abbey at Holioke has, properly speaking, never been dissolved. When Henry VIII. granted it to the earls of Walney, he took no further notice of it. The earl, though he followed the temporising fashion, then prevalent, was a good catholic at bottom, and enjoying in his own domain very considerable power, he suffered the abbey to continue unim- paired. They recruited their numbers by tuition, and continu- ed with little visible change in their condition, till the opening of the seventeenth century. At that period, the number of members was much diminished, and the spirit and zeal of those that remained, had from various causes greatly declined. It now became the principal family mansion of the lord, when he remained at Orme. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT Alloa Fragment no. 1. Brown, Charles Brockden Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Alloa Fragment no. 2. Brown, Charles Brockden Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arthur, earl of Orme.... Brown, Charles Brockden ARTHUR, earl of Orme, eldest son of earl Vincent, and Miss Tenbrook, was born in 1702. At 18 years of age (1720) his father gave up to him the revenue and government of all his Palatine estates. Athelny and the Na Isles, in which the political rights of the family were more extensive, and their landed property more circumscribed than in Orme or Rut- land, and had been almost entirely neglected by his ancestors, became the peculiar objects of Arthur's affection and cares. By a wise, stedfast, and fortunate exertion of his power and re- sources in the improvement of these territories, during the greater part of a long life, he raised them to a degree of riches and population of which no one had thought them capable. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT Death of Cicero, A Fragment. Brown, Charles Brockden The task of relating the last events in the life of my beloved master, has fallen upon me. His last words reminded me of the obligation, which I had long since assumed, of conveying to his Atticus a faithful account of his death. Having performed this task, life will cease to be any longer of value. Wed, 01 Jan 1800 12:00:00 GMT For the Monthly Magazine. Case of Long Life in Gaspard Courtrai. Brown, Charles Brockden I SHOULD not write to you, at present, my friend, but be- cause I have some leisure, and be- cause I have something to write about which may possibly amuse you. I know your disposition, and would willingly assist you in your favourite pursuits. Wed, 01 Oct 1800 12:00:00 GMT The honours of this family are denoted by their titles…. Brown, Charles Brockden In the following pages on the subject of the Carrils, the author has altered his plan in several particulars from the foregoing. He approaches his Utopian land, but is undeter- mined whether it shall be the dutchy of Taranto or the island of Sardinia. Those sketches must all be considered as in- troductory to his favourite prospect of a perfect system of government. Sun, 01 Jan 1815 12:00:00 GMT The Ivizan Cottager. Brown, Charles Brockden WHEN we read the account which travellers give of the mode of living among savages, and even among the class of peasantry in civil- ized nations, we are prompted to exclaim, How little is necessary to human sustenance! When we hear described the habitation of a single room, whose floor is the damp bare earth; whose roof is straw or moss; eight or ten feet high, and ten or twelve in diameter; where the fire is kindled in the middle; whose smoke finds no other outlet, and whose light finds no other entrance, than the door-way; we can scarcely credit the tale. Our credulity is still more shocked, when it is added, that these mansions frequently swarm with young children, who are plump, buxom, and robust. If our own edu- cation has been soft and delicate, our minds are crowded with the number- less wants and perils which are in- cident to matrimonial life, to chil- dren and their mothers, and are at a loss to conceive how these desti- tute wretches are able to exist, or to preserve their progeny in such drea- ry... Sun, 01 Dec 1805 12:00:00 GMT Kotan Husbandry. Brown, Charles Brockden HUSBANDRY, the most import- ant of all arts, has been reduced to very simple principles, and been brought within a very narrow com- pass, by this nation. There is no art susceptible of greater variety in its operations than this, and none in which the western nations have ac- tually adopted a greater number and diversity of modes. This obviously arises from the dispersed and un- connected situation of the cultivators, and from their stupidity and igno- rance. The learned and curious have laid out their wealth and their curiosity on different objects, and the art of extracting human subsist- ence from the earth has been treat- ed with contempt and negligence. Mon, 01 Apr 1805 12:00:00 GMT The lordships of Orme and Walney…. Brown, Charles Brockden THE lordships of Orme and Walney, came into the king's wardship by the death of the tenth earl of Orme and Walney, with no other issue than a daughter under age, in the year 1195, shortly after the return of Richard the First, from Pales- tine. This prince had been extricated from a perilous situa- tion, near Acre, by the courage of a military friar of the hos- pital. The king was anxious to reward this service, but his preserver merely demanded, that on the king's return to his own country, he would show his devotion to Heaven, by founding a monastery, and calling his adviser to the head of it. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT A mountain in the neighbourhood of Timna…. Brown, Charles Brockden “A mountain in the neighbourhood of Timna was remark- able for caverns almost inaccessible. The devotees of suc- ceeding times delighted to occupy caves which this incident had made so memorable. The city, however, was for some ages, desolate and solitary. Timon, who had been hitherto the tutelary saint of the isle, and had inspired his worshippers with uncommon obstinacy in their resistance of the Saracens, was regarded by those conquerors with peculiar hatred. Hence their severity against his sanctuary, and the last strong hold of the Christians. They razed all the churches dedicated to his honour, and were careful to suppress his shrines, pilgrimages and festivals. Sun, 01 Jan 1815 12:00:00 GMT Pestilence and Bad Government Compared. Brown, Charles Brockden WHAT a series of calamities is the thread of human existence! I have heard of men who, though free themselves from any uncommon dis- tress, were driven to suicide by re- flecting on the misery of others. They employed their imagination in running over the catalogue of human woes, and were so affected by the spectacle, that they willingly resort- ed to death to shut it from their view. No doubt their minds were consti- tuted after a singular manner, for we are generally prone, when ob- jects chance to present to us their gloomy side, to change their position, till we hit upon the brightest of its aspects. Mon, 01 Dec 1806 12:00:00 GMT Richard the Third and Perkin Warbeck. Brown, Charles Brockden THE folly and the fallacy of fame is an old theme of observation; but there are few instances of its absur- dity and injustice more memorable than in relation to the character of Richard the third. Happening to be unfortunate in battle, and a rival king and family stepping into his place, his character has been ma- ligned and mangled without mercy. One historian after another has re- peated the tale of his murders, per- juries, and usurpations; and what the grave historian relates to a few, the poet has rendered familiar to all mankind. Fri, 01 Feb 1805 12:00:00 GMT The Romance of Real Life. Brown, Charles Brockden AT a general half-yearly meeting of the society for the support and encouragement of Sunday schools in England and Wales, the committee reported, that since the last general meeting, in October, 1804, they had added fifty-one schools, with the ad- dition of more than 6000 scholars, to the statement then delivered; and that from the commencement of this institution, in 1785, the society had afforded aid, either in books or mo- ney, to 2380 schools, containing 213,011 scholars, for whose use they had distributed 200,974 spelling- books, 46,465 testaments, and 6935 bibles, besides a sum of 41421. 4s. 5d. granted to such schools as stood in need of pecuniary assistance. The effect of that attention which the committee paid to petitions for assist- ance from the principality of Wales begins now to display itself in a man- ner which promises the most exten- sive and happy results. It is alrea- dy ascertained that 115 schools have been established by the society in the counties of Flint, Denbigh, An- glesey, Merione... Fri, 01 Nov 1805 12:00:00 GMT Sketches of Carsol. Brown, Charles Brockden “THE funds of Carsol amount to an annual payment of two and an half million of ducats, or 612,500l. sterling. They con- sist of shares of 100 ducats each; the number of shares is, con- sequently, 25,000. Cards of the shape and size of a ducat, the edges hardened by a species of glue, represent this property, and are transferable like pieces of money. The production of the card, at the proper office in the capital, entitles it to payment five times in the year, or twenty dollars at a time, on each share. As all payments are recorded, the numbers being creditors, pay- ments may be declined, and the money left to accumulate. This may happen in consequence of the loss or destruction of a card; of the absence of the holder, or his voluntary reservation of the claim. In case of loss or destruction, due proof will be received by the office, and new cards issued. Old, defaced or torn cards may be renewed at pleasure. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT A Specimen of Agricultural Improvement. Extracted from the correspondence of a traveller in Scotland. Brown, Charles Brockden ——THE northern estate called C——, contains about twenty-five thousand acres, and consists of a roundish piece of land, jutting out into the Irish sea, connected, by a narrow peninsula, with the main land of ———shire. The won- ders wrought in this little territory, by the genius of the proprietor, are still more remarkable than those ef- fected in W——, because its condi- tion was far more desolate and for- lorn, when it came into his possession. Its general aspect was that of sterile mountains, whose summits were roughened with rocks, and whose sides were covered with bog and moss, and overrun with heath and fern. Scarcely a fruit or timber tree was any where to be seen….. Near the coast a species of negli- gent and slovenly cultivation took place. About ten thousand acres, or two-fifths of the whole, was di- vided into two hundred farms, each, on an average, consisting of fifty acres, and containing, on the whole, about fourteen hundred persons….. Four hamlets, or villages, composed of cottagers and petty tra... Fri, 01 Feb 1805 12:00:00 GMT Specimen of Political Improvement. Brown, Charles Brockden Continued from page 86. Fri, 01 Feb 1805 12:00:00 GMT Specimen of Political Improvement. Brown, Charles Brockden EVERY district in Great Britain, of any considerable extent, contains at least the vestiges of an ancient castle and abbey. The ruinous con- dition of these edifices is more ow- ing to the neglect and violence of men, than to the frailty of their structure or materials. The fero- cious avarice and barbarous tyranny of Henry VIII, in England, and the wild fury of a fanatical populace, in Scotland, were the causes of the destruction of abbeys; while the change of manners, which rendered a fortress no longer necessary to personal safety, has occasioned the ruin of castles. In some few instan- ces the abbey, though with a multi- tude of alterations, has become a private dwelling, and the castle, rendered sacred by the images of ancient grandeur and power, has, at an immense expense, been convert- ed to the same use. In general, however, both are reduced to their foundations, and are cherished mere- ly as mementos of past ages. Fri, 01 Mar 1805 12:00:00 GMT A Specimen of Political Improvement. Brown, Charles Brockden I AM much mistaken if the castle of C—— be not, in many respects, the most extraordinary monument of its kind to be found in Great Bri- tain, and perhaps in Europe. It is true, my acquaintance with build- ings of this sort is extremely limit- ed, and the model of this castle may be common in Italy and Germany, but these, the vestiges of which are scattered over the British islands, seem to be constructed on a plan widely different from this. You must indulge me in giving you some description of it, though I am aware no description, in such cases, can be very clear or satisfactory. Fri, 01 Mar 1805 12:00:00 GMT St. Arthur Carril was buried…. Brown, Charles Brockden St. Arthur Carril was buried, 1711, in the abbey of St. Elmer, in pursuance of his own solemn request. The monks of Can- terbury were extremely loath to give up the honour and advan- tage of possessing his tomb. They even for a short time, en- tertained the resolution of burying him in their church, but hav- ing assembled to fix upon the time and manner of his interment, he is said to have suddenly appeared among them, and repeat- ed the injunctions he had given them while living. They no longer hesitated to obey. An instrument, averring this preter- natural appearance, and signed by all the members of the con- vent who were present, is still preserved in the treasury at Belminster. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT Thessalonica: A Roman Story. Brown, Charles Brockden THESSALONICA, in conse- quence of its commercial si- tuation, was populous and rich. Its fortifications and numerous garri- son had preserved it from injury during the late commotions,* and the number of inhabitants was great- ly increased, at the expense of the defenceless districts and cities. Its place, with relation to Dalmatia, the Peloponnesus, and the Danube, was nearly centrical. Its security had been uninterrupted for ages, and no city in the empire of Theodosius exhibited so many monuments of its ancient prosperity. It had been, for many years, the residence of the prince, and had thence become the object of a kind of filial affection. He had laboured to render it im- pregnable, by erecting bulwarks, and guarding it with the bravest of his troops; he had endowed the ci- tizens with new revenues and privi- leges, had enhanced the frequency of their shows, and the magnificence of their halls and avenues, and made it the seat of government of Illyria and Greece. Fri, 01 May 1970 12:00:00 GMT