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Victor_2
Victor, Vevt5e, Ulatint: Perrin, Duke Of Belluno (1764-1841). A French Marshal. He Was Born December 7, 1764, At La Marche, In The Vosges. Be Enlisted In The Army In 1781. Gained The Attention Of Napoleon By His Conduct At The Siege Of Toulon (1793), And Was Promoted At The Close ...

Victoria
Victo'ria. A State Of Australia, Oeeupying The Southeastern Portion Of The Emninent. It Is Triangular In Shape, With The Apex Pending Eastward, And Is Bounded On The Northeast By New South Wales, On The South By The Tasman Sea, Bass Strait, And The Indian Oman, And On The West By ...

Victoria Nyanza
Victoria Nyanza, Ne-iin'vl, Or Eke Rewe. The Largest Lake In Africa, And, Next To Lake Superior, The Largest Sheet Of Fresh Water In The World. It Lies Between British And Her Man East Africa, About 400 Miles From The In Dian Ocean, And 175 Miles Northeast Of Lake Tanganyika, Extending ...

Vienna
Vienna, Coxeness Of. A Convention Of The Representatives Of The European Nations Held After The First Treaty Of I':n•is (1810, For The General Settlement Of The Affairs Of Europe. The Congress First Met On September 30, 1814. 'rus Sia Was Represented By \cssr1t•odo; Prussia By Ilardenberg: England By Lord Castlereagh, ...

Vienna
Vienna, 0-en'tui. The Capital Of Austria Hungary, Situated On The Right Bank Of The Dan Ube And Intersected By An Am Of The River Called The Danube Canal, Into Which The Small River Wien Here Empties; Latitude 48° 12' N.. Longi Tude 16° 23' E. (map: Austria, E 2). It ...

Vienna_2
Vienna, Umveasitv Or. One Of The Oldest And Most Famous Universities Of Europe, Founded By Duke Rudolph Iv. In 1365. Under Its First Rector It Maintained But A Precarious Existence. Duke Albert Iii. Obtained In 1381 From Pope Urban Vi. The Right To Add A Theological Faculty To The Three ...

Vienne
Vienne. The Capita] Of An Arrondissement In The Department Of 'ore, France, On The Left Bank Of The Rhone, 20 Miles By Rail South Of Lyons (map: France, L 6). The Rhone, Spanned Here By A Suspension Bridge, Is Joined By The Gere, Which Flows Through The Town. Vienne Is ...

Vigilance Committee
Vigilance Committee. In The United States An Unauthorized Organization Of Citizens For The Purpose Of Administering Summary Justice In The Absence Of A Regular Judiciary Or When The Courts Are Prevented From Exercising Their Accus Tomed Functions. In Times Of Civil Strife Or Other Public Emergency, Vigilance Committees Are Fre ...

Vigny
Vigny, Veliye', Alfred, Count De (1799 1863). A French Poet And Novelist, Born At Loches, Indre-et-loire. He Was Educated In Paris And Served In The Army Twelve Years. His Poemes (1822) And Poemes Antiques Et Moderncs (1824 20) Contained Grandiose Poetic Evocations Of The Middle Ages And Were Among The ...

Villa
Villa (lat., Country-house, Farm). Prop Erly A Somewhat Extensive Country Estate, Occu Pied For Purposes Of Rest And Pleasure For A Part Of The Year. The Term Is Used To Indicate The House And Grounds Together. It Is Not Used Of Farms, Nor Of Rural O• Suburban Estates Occupied The ...

Villars
Villars. Louts Ilecron, Duke De (1653-173-1). A French Marshal. Ile Was Horn In Moulins, Department Of Allier, May 8, 1653; Became A Court Page, And Entered The Army In Holland As A Volmiteer In 1672. He Served In Many Important Campaigns Under Tit Renne, Condo. And Luxembourg. And In 1686, ...

Villon
Villon, Vely5x', Fri Ncois (1431-1). The First And One Of The Greatest Of The French Lyric Poets Of The Modern School. Ills Real Name Was Francois De Nontcorbier, And The Name Villon, By Which He Is Generally Known, He Adopted Out Of Gratitude To :maitre Guillaume De \ilion, Who Was ...

Vilna
Vilna. The Capital Of The Government And The Governor-generalship Of Vilna. In Western Russia, Situated At The Confluence Of The Vileika With The Vilia, 430 Miles South-southwest Of Saint Petersburg (map: Russia, C 4). It Is An Old City Irregularly Built And Unsatisfactory In Its Sanitary Arrangements. Its Most Interest ...

Vincennes
Vincennes, Vin-spne. The. County-seat Of Knox County, Lad., 117 Miles Southwest Of In Dianapolis; On The Wabash River. And On The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago And Saint Louis, The Baltimore And Ohio Southwestern. The Evans Ville And Terre Haute, And The Indianapolis And Vincennes Railroads (map: Indiana. B 4). It Has ...

Vinci
Vinci, Vfn'eh4, Leonardo Da (1452-1519). A Florentine Painter, One Of The Greatest Masters Of The High Renaissance, Also Eelebrated As A Sculp Tor, Architect, Engineer, And Scientist. He Was Born At Vinci, A Tuscan Mountain Town Near Empoli, The Illegitimate Son Of Ser Piero Da Vinci, A Florentine Notary, And ...

Vine Insects Of
Vine Insects (of. Rigne, Fr. Vigne, From Lat. Tines, Vine, Fem. Sg. Of Yin( Lit, Relating To Wine, From Vinum. Wine). About Forty Species Of Insects Affecting Grapes Have Been Recorded In Europe. And A Much Greater Number Occur In The 1"nited States. The Grapevine Phylloxera (see Phylloxera) Is The ...

Vinegar Of
Vinegar (of., Fr. Vinaigre, From Tin, From Lat. Rinum, Wine Aigrc, Sour, Sharp, Keen, From Lat. Aecr, Sharp, Keen). A Sour Liquid Ob Tained By Acetic Fermentation Of Alcoholic Prod Ucts, Usually Wine, Cider, Or Malt, Used Chiefly For Culinary Purposes And For Preserving. The Active Principle Of Vinegar Is ...

Vingt Et Un
Vingt-et-un, ( Er.. Twenty One). A Card Game Of French Origin, Played With A Complete Pack Of Cards And By Any Num Ber Of Players. The Cards Have No Rank, But, Instead, Have A Counting Value. All The Court Cards Having An Equal Value Of Ten Points Each, And The ...

Violet Of
Violet (of., Fr, Riolette, Diminutive Of Lat. Viola, Violet ; Conneeted With Gk. Toe, Ion, Violet), Vioi.o. A Genus Of Mostly Perennial Herbs Of The Order Violarv;e. The Widely Dis Tributed And Numerous Species Are Confined To Temperate Climates. Among The Extensively Cul Tivated Species Are Viola Tricolor And Rata. ...

Violin
Violin (it. Riolino, Diminutive Of Viola, Viol). The Most Popular Of Stringed Instruments Played With The Bow. In Its Primitive Form It Is A Development Of The Lyre And Monochord (qq.v.), The Strings From The Former, And The Principal Parts, The Elongated Resonant-box With Its Sound Holes, Finger-board, And Movable ...

Viper
Viper (let. Ripera. Viper. Adder, Serpent. For *rivipara, Fem. Sg. Of Ririporus. Bearing Liv Ing Young, From Virus, Alive Purede, To Bear. Produce). A Venomous Snake Of The Subfamily Viperimc, (see Virearo.e.) Nino Genera And About 40 Species Are Recognized By Gadow, All Denizens Of The Old World, And Many ...

Virginia
Virginia (neo-lat.. Named In Honor Of Queen Elizabeth, The 'virgin Queen'). A South Atlantic State Of The United States, Known Pop Ularly As The 'old Dominion.' It Lies Between Latitudes 36° 3l' And 39° 27' N., Longitudes 75° 13' And 83° 37' W., And Is Bounded On The North By ...

Virginia And Kentucky Resolu
Virginia And Kentucky Resolu Tions. Two Series Of Resolutions Adopted In 1798 And 1799 By The Legislatures Of Kentucky And Virginia In Protest Against Legislation By Con Gress And In Support Of The Strict Constructionist View Of The Constitution. The Resolutions Were Called Forth By The Steady Extension Of The ...

Virginius Massacre
Virginius Massacre. On October 31, 1s73, The Irgin I Us, A Vessel Flying The United States (lag, Owned By An American, And Com Manded By Captain Fry, An American Citizen, Which Was Carrying Arms And Men To The Aid Of The Cuban Insurgents, \vb-a Captured On The High Seas Off ...

Viriathus
Viri'athus. A Lusitanian Patriot, Lived In The Second Century B.c. Originally A Shepherd, Lie Afterwards Became A Guerrilla Chief, And Appears To Have Supported Himself By Pred Atory Excursions Into The Neighboring Spanish Territory. This Mode Of Life Brought Hint Into Collision With Rome, And In The Year B.c. The ...

Virus
Virus (lat., Poison, Venom, Slime). The Term Used In Medicine To Denote A Palpable Mor Bid Product Causative Of A Contagious Disease. If The Contagious Be Fixed It Is Called A Virus. If Volatile. The Term Formerly Used Was The Discovery Of The Hamatozo6n Which Causes Malaria. The Old Term ...

Visconti
Visconti, V,'.s-vin'tt.. A Celebrated Family Of Lombardy. The First Of The Name Who Appears Prominently In History Is Uttone, Who Became. In 1078, Viscount Of The Archbishopric Of Milan. In 1203 Another Orrone ( 1205-95) Was Appointed Archbishop Of Milan By Pope Urban 1v. His Appointment Wa, Opposed By The ...

Visconti_2
Visconti. A Family Of Italian Arch:polo Gists And Architects. Giovaxxi B.\ttista Viscunti ( 1712-84 ) , A Native Of Sarzana, Settled At 1-tome And Succeeded Winekelmann As Prefect Of An Tiquities. He Was Employed By Clement X1v. And Pius Vi. To Collect Works Of Ancient Art For The Musemn Of ...

Vishnu
Vishnu (skt. Rimut; Of Uncertain Etymol Ogy). The Second God Of The Hindu Triad (see Trimurti And Regarded As The Supreme Deity By His Worshipers, Who Are Called Vaishnavas (q.v.). In The Rig-veda Vishnu Is The 'wide-stepping' God Who 'goes Swiftly' And 'establishes The Vault Of Heaven' And 'measures Out ...

Vistula
Vis'tula (polish Tvislo, Ger. Weichscl). A River Of Central Europe. It Rises On The North Slope Of The Carpathian Mountains In Austrian Silesia, And Flows First Northeastward On The Boundary Between Galicia. And Russian Poland, Then Across The Latter In A North And North West Direction, And Finally Again Northeastward ...

Visual Sensation
Visual Sensation (lai. Visualis, Relat Ing To Sight, From Visits, Sight, From Riders, To See). Stimulation Of The Retina By Ether Waves Gives Rise To Sensations Of Color And To Colorless Sensations (black, White, And Gray—called Sensa Tions Of Brightness Quality By Hering). There Arc Three Chief Characteristics Of Light ...

Vital Statistics
Vital Statistics (lat. Vitalis, Relating To Life, From Rita, Life, From Virere, To Live). That Branch Of Statistics Which Studies The Growth And Changes Of Population. The Facts Which It Seeks To Interpret Are Derived From Two Main Sources, Censuses And Registration Reports. Censuses Give Information Regarding Population At A ...

Vitellin
Vitellin. See Globulins. (a.d. 15-69). A Roman Emperor (january-december A.d. 69). He Was A Son Of Lucius Vitellius; Was Born In A.d. 15, And Through His Father's Influence At Court Became Consul A.d. 48 And Afterwards Pro Consul Of Africa, Where His Administration Gave Great Satisfaction. He Had Been A ...

Vitivert Vetiver
Vetiver, Vitivert (from East Indian Vitivayr), Or Cuscus. The Dried Roots Of An East Indian Grass (andropogon Squarrosus) Which Has An Agreeable And Persistent Odor, Re Sembling Sandalwood, Due To An Essential Oil Which Is Distilled From It. It Is Much Prized In India And Elsewhere For Perfuming Linen, Etc., ...

Vitoria
Vitoria, 0-ta're-ii, Or Vittoria. The Capital Of The Province Of Lava. Spain. 30 Miles Smith Of Bilbao, On The Left Bank Of The Zadorra River (map: Spain, D 1). The Upper, Or Old Town, With Some Ancient Ruins Still Visible, Is Narrow, Gloomy, And Dirty, While The New Town, On ...

Vivisection
Vivisection (from Lat. Virus, Alive ± Sectio, A Emitting, From Secare, To Cut). A Term Originally Employed To Designate Cutting, Opera Tions Living Animals For The Purposes Of Experimentation, But Now Broadened To Include Experimentation Of Any Kind, Painful Or Pain Less, To Demonstrate Or Discover Physiological Facts Or Theories, ...

Vladimir
Vladimir. The Name Of Several Russian Princes.—\ I.mumin I.. The Great Or The Saint, The First Christian Sovereign Of Russia, Ruled From 980 To 1015. The Facts Of His Life Must Be Gleaned From The Sagas. And Are Subject To Doubt. 'lie Account Generally Accepted Is As Follows: After The ...

Vogue
Vogue, Veygn'tt', Charles Jean Melcntou, Marquis De (1329—). A French Archxologist And Historian. He Was Horn In Paris And Was Pri Vately Educated. In 1853-54 And In 1861 And 1862 He Traveled Widely In The Orient. In 1868 Lie Was Elected A Member Of The Acad6mie Des Inscriptions Et Belles-lettres. ...

Voice Of
Voice (of. Vole, Voiz, Vuiz, Fr. Moix, From Let. Vox, Voice; Connected With Gk. 'giros, Epos, Word, Skt. Cams, Speech). The Audible Sound Produced In The Larynx Of Any Animal Possessing That Organ. The Primary Vocal Elements Originating In The Larynx Are Modified In Their Passage Outward Through The Pharynx ...

Volant
Volant. In Heraldry (q.v.), A Term Mean Ing Flying. Volaptik, Villa-link. An Artificial Language Invented. By Johann Martin Schleyer (horn 1837). A German Priest In 1879, And Intended To Be Used As An International Language. The Aim In The For Mation Of Volaptik, As In The Formation Of Most Other ...

Volga
Volga. The Largest River Of Russia As Well As Of The Whole Of Europe. It Rises Among A Cluster Of Lakes And Marshes In The Valdai Hills I11 Flu Of Tvcr, 205 Miles Southeast Of Saint Petersburg, And Flows In A Generally Southeastward Course, Though It Describes A Large Zigzag ...

Voltaic Cell Or Battery
Voltaic Cell Or Battery. As Early As 1700 Johann Sulzer Announced To The Berlin Academy Of Science The Discovery That A Peculiar Bitter Taste Is Perceived When Two Metals Are Placed On The Tongue And Touched At Their Edges. The Significance Of This Observation Was Not Ap Preciated Till Volta ...

Voltaire
Voltaire, Vetptilr'. The Assumed Name Of Jean Francois :marie Arouet ( 1694-1778 ) . A French Philosopher And A Versatile Author, Born In Paris In February, 1694. He Belonged To A Good Middle-class Family, His Father Being First A Notary And Afterwards A Treasurer At Tached To One Of The ...

Voltameter
Voltameter (from Roltaie. From H. Volta, Name Of The Disenverer Of The Voltaic Cell + Metro)). Measure). An Instrument Design Ed To Compare The Intensities Of Electric Currents By Means Of Their Ettects When Passed Through Elec Trolytes. (see Electricity.) It Has Been Shown By Faraday And Others That When ...

Voltmeter
Voltmeter. An Instrument Used To Meas Ure The Difference Of Potential Between Two Points On An Electric Circuit. The Voltmeter Is Usually A Galvanometer Of Portable Form So Arranged With Pointer And Scale That Volts May Be Read Directly. For Direct-current Work The Most Satis Factory Voltmeters Are Based On ...

Volunteers Of America
Volunteers Of America. An Organi Zation For Religious Work In America Formed In Nov York City In 1890. At That Time Balling Ton Booth (q.v.). Commander Of The Ameriean Province Of The Salvation Army, And His Wife, Not Approving Certain Of The Orders Of General Booth For Conducting Operations In ...

Vomiting
Vomiting (from Romit, From Lat. Vomitus, P.p. Of Romere, To Vomit : Connected With Gk. E/aeip, Skt. Rem, To Vomit). The Emptying Of The Stomach By Way Of The Mouth Through Its Own Spasmodic Contraction. In A Conscious Person Vomiting Is Preceded By A Feeling Of Nausea, An Increased Flow ...

Vondel
Vondel. Oredel. .toost Van Nen (i587 1679). An Eminent. Dutch Dramatist, Born In Cologne. His Life Was Mainly Spent Quietly In Amsterdam. It Was Devoted To Letters, Its Chief Outward Events Being Vondel's Conversion To Catholicism (1610), He A As Bookkeeper In The Public- Loan Office, A Post From Which ...

Vosges Mountains
Vosges Mountains (ger. Vogcsen, Fr. Lcs Vosges). A Mountain Range On The South Western Frontier Of Germany. It Rises From The Belfort Depression (trott De Belfort), Which Sepa Rates It From The Jura Mountains, And Extends In A North-northeast Direction On The West Side Of The Rhine Valley, Parallel With ...

Vostokoff
Vostokoff, Vres-traid, Alexander Chris Toforovitch ( 1781-1864 ) . A Russian Philolo Gist. He Was Born In The Island Of °set, In The Gulf Of Riga, Studied Architecture In The Saint Petersburg Academy Of Arts, And Then Devoted Himself To Philology And Paleography. In 1808 He Published His Preliminary Study ...

Voter
Voter. One Entitled To A Vote Or Voice In The Determination Of A Question Before A Number Of Individuals. The Term Implies Some Qualifi Cation. For Example, To Entitle A Person To Vote For Candidates For Public Office Be Must Be A Citizen Of The Jurisdiction In Which The Election ...

Voting Machine
Voting Machine. A Mechanical Device Which Automatically Records And Counts Votes. Besides Preventing Repeating Awl Other Fraud, An Ideal Voting In:aline Has The Additional Advan Tages Over The Paper Ballot System Of Greater Secrecy, Simplicity, Rapidity, And Cheapness. The First State Law Authorizing The Use Of Auto Matic Machines Was ...

Vow Of
Vow (of. Von, Co, Rev, Fr. Voru, From Lat. Potnni, Wish, Engagement, Vow). A Promise Made To God Of A Certain Thing Or Action Good In Itself, And Within The Dominion And Right Of The Person Promising. The Practice Of Vows Appears To Have Formed Part Of The Religious Observance ...

Vulcan
Vulcan (lat. L'u/conum, Voicanns; Con Nected With Tilt. Vlka, Firolwand) , Or Hemet:wm:s. In Classical Mythology, The God Of Fire. In Greek Legend Ileplimstns Was The Situ Of Zeus And Ilera. Deformed At Birth, He Was Burled By His Mother From Olympus. Lie Fell Into The Sea, And Was Cared ...

Vulture
Vulture (lat. Ru/tur, Voltur, Vulture, From Rah Re, To Pluck). A Representative Of A Group Of Co Rrion-cating Rapacious Birds Classified In Two Distinct Families. The Vultures Proper Consti Tute The Old World Family Vulturida-; The Other Family, Cathartidw, Comprises The Condors, Tur Key-buzzards, And The Like. The Former Group, ...

Wa Ste Water Meters Or
Wa Ste-water Meters Or District Meters Indicate The Rate Of Consumption Per Unit Of Time, Instead Of The Aggregate Volume. A Hori Zontal Disk Is So Placed In A Chamber Shaped Like The Frustum Of A Cone As To He Lifted By The Flow Of Water Upward Through The Chamber. ...

Wabash
Wabash A College For Young Men At Crawfordsville. Ha, Founded In 1832. It Has No Organic Connection With Any Ecclesias Tical Body. But Is Closely Affiliated With The Pres Byterian Church. Students Are Admitted On Ex Amination Or By Certificate From Accredited Schools. All Undergraduate Courses Lead To The Degree ...

Wadai
Wadai, Formerly, One Of The Most Powerful Native States Of The Sudan. And Now In The French Sphere Of Influence, Situated In North Central Africa. East Of Lake Chad. It Is Bounded On The North By The Sahara Desert, On The East By Darfur, On The South By The French ...

Wade
Wade, Tnomas (1805-75). An English Poet. Horn At Woodbridge, In Suffolk. He Went To Lon Don Al An Early Age With A Competence, And Began To Publish Remarkable Verse Under The Inspira Tion Of Shelley And Keats, Ile Met With Some Success In The Acting Drama; But He Eventually Turned ...

Wade_2
Wade. Sir Thomas Francis ( 1s1s-95). A British Diplomat, Born In London. He Was Edu Cated At Harrow, And A Year After Matriculating At Trinity College, Cambridge, He Entered The Army (1838). Promoted Lieutenant, Lie Went To Hong Kong, Becoming Regimental Interpreter In Chinese (1842); And He Took Part In ...

Wager
Wager (from Of. Wager, Guager, Gager, Fr. Pager, To Pledge. Wager. From "s\ll. Icadiarc, To Pledge, From Wadium, Radium, Pledge, From Goth. Wadi, Ohg. Yeti, Wetti, Ger. 'wette, As. Wedd, Obsolete Eng. Iced, Pledge; Connected With Lat. Ras, Surety, Bail, Lith. Raduti, To Redeem, Ran Som, And Probably With Gk. ...

Wagners Art Theories
Wagner's Art Theories. Wagner Practically Represents The Entire Evolution Of Music Since Beethoven. Ile May Be Said To Have Changed The Whole Face Of Music. He Found It Progressing Along Well-defined, Almost Rigid Classical Forms, Which, While They Guided, Also Fettered Inspira Tion. He Broke Through These And Established For ...

Wagram
Wagram, Vit'grilm. Or Deptsch-wagram. A Village Of Lower Austria, On The Left Bank Of The Russbach, About 20 Miles Northeast Of Vi Enna, Notable As The Scene Of One Of Napoleon's Most Celebrated Victories, Gained Over The Aus Trians Under The Archduke Charles, July 6, 1809. After The French Defeat ...

Wahabites
Wahabites. A Reforming Sect In Islam, Named After Its Founder, Mohammed Ibn Abd Al Wahhab (1091-1787). Ile Was Born In Aarad, A District West Of Nejd. The Central Province Of Arabia. Be Traveled As A Student Of Law As Far As Basra, And Perhaps Damascus, And Brought Back Home With ...

Walcheren
Walcheren, An Island Belong Ing To The Province Of Zealand, Netherlands, At The Mouth Of The Scheldt (slap: Netherlands, B 31. The Sloe, Now Bridged. Passes Between It And The Island Of Smith Beveland On The East. Length, 12 Miles: Area. 80 Square Miles. The Island Is Protected From The ...

Wald
Wald- And Walimxstein I. Albert Eusemr S Wenzel Vox. Duke Of Friedland. Sagan.and Meck Lenburg (1583-1034). An Imperialist General In The Thirty Years' War. Ile Was The Third Son Of A Noble Though Not Wealthy Bohemian Family, And Was Born At Hermanic, In Bohemia, September 24. 1583. His Parents, Who ...

Waldenses
Waldenses, Wrd-dim's?lz. The Name Riven To The Followers Of Peter Waldo And Their Sue C•esso•x In Modern Times. Waldo. Or More Prop Erly Valdez Or Valdesius, Was A Wealthy Merchant Of Lyons, In The Latter Half Of The Twelfth Century. Moved By The Death Of A Friend In '1170. He ...

Wales As
Wales (as:, Ll'a/ag. Iverdas, Foreigners; Conneeted With (01(;, Truth, Celt Le L'olem, A Tribe Of G:»11). An Historical Division Of The United Kinodoni Of Great Britain And Ireland, Administratively A Part Of England. It A Large Peninsula Projecting Westward On The Is Land Of Great Britain, And Bounded On The ...

Walking Stick
Walking-stick. An Insect Of The Or Thopterous Family Phasmidfe, Especially One Of Those Forms Destitute Of Wings, In Which The Body Is Long, Slender, And Cylindrical Like A Small Stick, The Legs Being Slender And Delicate. And Resem Bling Little Twigs. Some Of The Walking-sticks Proper. Which Are More Abundant ...

Wallace
Wallace, Sir Wi! Li Am (c.1272-13051. A Scotch Patriot. Ile Was The Second Son Of Malcolm Wallace, A Small Landed Proprietor. His Biog Rapher, Blind /tarry, Who Lived 200 Years Later, Hail Access To Sources Now Lost And Gives A Very Full Account Of The Hero: But Unfortunately His Statements ...

Waller
Waller, Wrd'h7r, Edmund (i 606-87) . An English Poet, Born At Coleshill, In Buckingham Shire, March 3, 1606. He Was Sent To Eton, And Thence To King's College, Cambridge (162(1). The Seems To Have Left The University Without A De Gree. It Appears That At The Age Of Eighteen (perhaps ...

Wallis
Wallis, Wollis. John (1616-1703). An English Theologian And Mathematician, Born At Ashford. He Was Educated For The Ministry At Cambridge. He Took The Deptee Of B.a. At Emmanuel College In 1637, Received The M.a., And Was Ordained In 1640, And Soon After Be Came A Fellow Of Queen's College (1644 ...

Walnut As
Walnut (as. Tratahautu, Walnut. Foreign Nut, So Called Because First Brought From Italy And France, From Irralb. Ohg. Walk Foreign; Connected With Celtic A Tribe In Gaul + Bustle, Feel. Hoot, Nn.".% (hers Orr, Nut: Connected With 01r. En Ii, Welsh En. Ton, Bret. Knollt. Nut), Juglans. A Genus Of ...

Walpole
Walpole, Wal'p61, Horace Or Hori.vrm, Fourth Earl Of Orford (1717-97). An English Litterateur. He Was Probably The Fourth Son Of Sir Robert. Walpole. Although Some Of His Con Temporaries Believed The Scandal According To Which Carr, Lord Hervey, Was His Father, Owing To The Remarkable Differences In Temperament And Taste ...

Walpole_2
Walpole. Sir Llounnt. First Earl Of Orford (1676-1745). An English Statesman. Born At Houghton. Norfolk, And Educated At Eton And King's College, Cambridge. He Was Elected To Parliament From The Family Borough Of Castle Rising In 1701, And From The More Important Con Stituency Of King's Lynn In 1702. Through ...

Walpurga
Walpurga, Vfil-piritegn, Or Walpur Gis, Saint. A West Saxon Maiden Of Royal Birth, Who Followed Her Brothers Saint Wilibfild And Saint Wunnibahl, In The Time Of Saint Boni Face, From Her Native Country To Germany, To Help Them In Extending Christianity. Wilibald Estahlished The Bishopric Of Eichstlitt About 711, And ...

Walrus
Walrus (swed. Hralross, Dan. Hralros, Walrus, Whale-horse, From Swed., Dan. Lira?, Whale Swed. Hross. Dan. Pros, Horse). One Of The Largest Animals Of The Seal Tribe I Pinnipedia 1, The Two Species Of Which Con Stitute The Family Trieheehithe (formerly Ros Maridie) And Classified On Anatomical Grounds Between The Eared ...

Walsingham
Walsingham, W0i'sing-am, Sir Francis (c.1530-90). An English Statesman. He Was Born Either In London Or In Kent, About The Year 1530. He Studied At King's College, Cambridge, But Appears Not To Have Graduated. Lie Was A Zealous Protestant And Lived Abroad During The Five Years Of Mary's Reign, Acquiring A ...

Walt Whitman
Whitman, Walt (originally Walter) (1819-92). An American Poet, Born At West Hills. L. 1., And Educated In The Public Schools Of Brooklyn And New York. He Learned His Father's Trade, Carpentry, And Also Printing, Forming In The Composition Room Associations With Printers And Journalists That Continued Through Life. At The ...

Walther Von Der Vogelweide
Walther Von Der Vogelweide, Ftin Trer E E.1165-c.1230 ) . A Middle High German Minnesinger. Under Rein Mar Der Alte, Walther Learned The Art Of 31inne Song (see Minnesincers) At Vienna, Where He Seems To Have Remained Till The Confusion That Followed The Death Of The German Em Peror Henry ...