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For this entry, the previous subject matter was "Original Dictionaries of the 16th & 17th Centuries" and was linked to excellent work done at the University of Toronto. Time has marched on, links disappear. The works have matured and expanded. Our original list was--; Lion (Lyon) Gardiner's legacy--; Diary of Lion Gardiner (1635) The Gardiner Family of Long Island - genealogy (1635) GARDINER, Lion -- American engineer (1635) The Constitution of Plymouth Colony (1636) The Salem Covenant (1636) The Dedham Covenant (1636) Winthrop's Testimony (1636), the Boston Governor's account of his Christian experience. SNAPSHOT OF EARLIEST AMERICAN COURT RECORDS, including information about crimes and punishments--; The Pynchon Court Record , and earliest Springfield Court records, 11 Jan 1640/41 Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641) Early written expression of the liberties asserted by the colonists in reaction to the oppressions of European governments. Areopagitica , John Milton (1644).

John Stuart Mill: On Liberty by Harvard Classics Volume 25 Copyright 1909 P.F. About the online edition. This was scanned from the 1909 edition and mechanically checked against a commercial copy of the text from CDROM. This text is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, released September 1993. Prepared by <dell@wiretap.spies.com>. THE subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society over the individual. The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar, particularly in that of Greece, Rome, and England. A time, however, came in the progress of human affairs, when men ceased to think it a necessity of nature that their governors should be an independent power, opposed in interest to themselves.

adamsprinciples American Independence was Achieved Upon the Principles of Christianity John Adams Without wishing to damp the Ardor of curiosity, or influence the freedom of inquiry, I will hazard a prediction, that after the most industrious and impartial Researches, the longest liver of you all, will find no Principles, Institutions, or Systems of Education, more fit, IN GENERAL to be transmitted to your Posterity, than those you have received from you[r] Ancestors. Who composed that Army of fine young Fellows that was then before my Eyes? Could my Answer be understood, by any candid Reader or Hearer, to recommend, to all the others, the general Principles, Institutions or Systems of Education of the Roman Catholicks? The general Principles, on which the Fathers Atchieved Independence, were the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their Address, or by me in my Answer.

Images of Christopher Columbus and his Voyages - Guides, Reference Aids, and Finding Aids (Prints andPhotographs ReadingRoom, Library of Congress) No portrait of Columbus drawn or painted from life is known to exist. Many images depicting Columbus and his activities, however, can be found in the Library's collections. The images in this list were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The images are presented for educational and research purposes. Prints of the images may be ordered through Library of Congress Duplication Services References to additional images on this subject can be found in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. For a larger images, click on the picture. Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division Staff.

The demographics of web search: which groups search for what? In a recent research paper, Weber and Castillo report: How does the web search behavior of "rich'' and "poor'' people differ? Do men and women tend to click on different results for the same query? What are some queries almost exclusively issued by African Americans? Here are a few details: What kind of web results would you personally want to see for the query "wagner"? And what are the "most discriminating" search queries for various demographic groups? Below the poverty line: www.unitnet.com slaker [seems to be an informal misspelling of "slacker"] kipasa [Spanish-language animation site] www.tokbox.com I had never heard of any of those. If you have a BA, the most discriminating search query is "spencer stuart executive search," followed by some other boring-sounding choices, such as "four seasons jackson hole." Whites: pulloff.com [concerns tractors and motorsport] central boiler wood furnace firewood processors midwest super cub African-Americans: For the pointer I thank David Curran.

Land of Nod The Land of Nod (Hebrew: eretz-Nod‎, ארץ נוד) is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located "on the east of Eden" (qidmat-‘Eden), where Cain was exiled by God after Cain had murdered his brother Abel. According to Genesis 4:16: And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.[1] Places named "Land of Nod"[edit] Land of Nod Road is the name of a residential road in Windham, Maine, USA,[3] and another in Headley Down, Hampshire, UK[4] Popular culture references[edit] The Land of Nod also refers to the mythical land of sleep, a pun on Land of Nod (Gen. 4:16).[5] To “go off to the land of Nod” plays with the phrase to “nod off”, meaning to go to sleep. In Bad Monkeys, a psychological thriller by Matt Ruff, the main character frequently refers to apparent contradictions in her back story as "Nod problems." In games[edit] In music[edit] Billy Thorpe closed his album Children of the Sun ... Other uses[edit] References[edit]

Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data. Members of a new generation of digitally savvy humanists argue it is time to stop looking for inspiration in the next political or philosophical “ism” and start exploring how technology is changing our understanding of the liberal arts. These researchers are digitally mapping battlefields to understand what role topography played in victory, using databases of thousands of jam sessions to track how musical collaborations influenced jazz, searching through large numbers of scientific texts and books to track where concepts first appeared and how they spread, and combining animation, charts and primary documents about Thomas Jefferson’s travels to create new ways to teach history. This alliance of geeks and poets has generated exhilaration and also anxiety. “The digital humanities do fantastic things,” said the eminent Princeton historian Anthony Grafton. “It’s easy to forget the digital media are means and not ends,” he added. Mr.

The WWW Virtual Library Pygmalion (mythology) In time, Aphrodite's festival day came, and Pygmalion made offerings at the altar of Aphrodite. There, too scared to admit his desire, he quietly wished for a bride who would be "the living likeness of my ivory girl". When he returned home, he kissed his ivory statue and found that its lips felt warm. He kissed it again, touched its breasts with his hand and found that the ivory had lost its hardness. Aphrodite had granted Pygmalion's wish. Pygmalion married the ivory sculpture changed to a woman under Aphrodite's blessing. A lovely boy was born;Paphos his name, who grown to manhood, wall'd The city Paphos, from the founder call'd. In some versions they also had a daughter, Metharme.[5] The moral anecdote of the "Apega of Nabis", recounted by the historian Polybius, described a supposed mechanical simulacrum of the tyrant's wife, that crushed victims in her embrace. Ovid's Pygmalion has inspired several works of literature. Poems, sorted by year and country of author's origin England Ireland

Index Golem Prague reproduction of Golem In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם‎) is an animated anthropomorphic being, created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material (usually out of stone and clay) in Psalms and medieval writing.[1] The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. History[edit] Etymology[edit] The word golem occurs once in the Bible in Psalms 139:16, which uses the word גלמי (galmi; my golem),[2] meaning "my unshaped form",[3] connoting the unfinished human being before God’s eyes.[2] The Mishnah uses the term for an uncultivated person: "Seven characteristics are in an uncultivated person, and seven in a learned one," (שבעה דברים בגולם) (Pirkei Avot 5:6 in the Hebrew text; English translations vary). Earliest stories[edit] Joseph Delmedigo informs us, in 1625, that "many legends of this sort are current, particularly in Germany The Golem of Chelm[edit]

Perseus Digital Library Sumerian Shakespeare. The Great Fatted Bull, translation of Tablet #36 in the Library of Congress The Vulture Stele. Before giving a translation of the Vulture Stele, it is a good idea to begin with a translation of the "Eannatum Boulder". It serves as a useful prologue for the Vulture Stele, and it has many of the lines that are missing from the stele due to damage. The Eannatum Boulder, in the Louvre Museum. ---------------------------- Click on any of the images to enlarge them. The inscriptions on the Eannatum Boulder. [...] = damaged text { } = explanatory comments For Ningirsu, Eanatum, the ruler of Lagash,nominated by Enlil, given strength by Ningirsu,chosen by the heart of Nanshe,fed wholesome milk by Ninhursaga,called a good name by Inanna,given wisdom by Enki,beloved by Dumuzi-abzu,trusted by Hendursag,beloved friend of Lugalurub,son of Akurgal, the ruler of Lagash, for Ningirsu, {the city of} Girsu he restored.The walls of the Holy City he built for him.For Nanshe, the {city of} Nigin he built. Before Eanatum,the one nominated by Ningirsu,all the lands trembled. Front Back Edge:

Modern Money Mechanics | MMT simplified. Lagash At the time of Hammurabi, Lagash was located near the shoreline of the gulf. History[edit] After the collapse of Sargon's state, Lagash again thrived under its independent kings (ensis), Ur-Bau and Gudea, and had extensive commercial communications with distant realms. According to his own records, Gudea brought cedars from the Amanus and Lebanon mountains in Syria, diorite from eastern Arabia, copper and gold from central and southern Arabia, while his armies were engaged in battles with Elam on the east. Soon after the time of Gudea, Lagash was absorbed into the Ur III state as one of its prime provinces.[6] There is some information about the area during the Old Babylonian period. Conflict with Umma[edit] In c.2450 BC, Lagash and the neighbouring city of Umma fell out with each other after a border dispute. Dynasties of Lagash[edit] First Dynasty of Lagash[edit] Second Dynasty of Lagash[edit] Archaeology[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] Robert D. External links[edit]

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