720 XTF Search Results (subject=historical fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-date=1805;f2-subject=historical fiction;f4-subject=historical sketches);subject-join%3Dexact;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1805;f2-subject%3Dhistorical%20fiction;f4-subject%3Dhistorical%20sketches Results for your query: subject=historical fiction;subject-join=exact;brand=default;f1-date=1805;f2-subject=historical fiction;f4-subject=historical sketches Wed, 14 Jan 2009 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 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 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