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The Grand Tour "As such it (the Grand Tour) fulfilled a major social need, namely the necessity of finding young men, who were not obliged to work and for whom work would often be a derogation, something to do between school and the inheritance of family wealthIt allowed the young to sow their wild oats abroad and it kept them out of trouble, including disputed with their family, at home." (Black, 122)
A celebration marked by much license and buffoonery, which in many parts of Europe , and particularly in France , during the later middle ages took place every year on or about the feast of the Circumcision (1 Jan.). It was known by many names — festum fatuorum, festum stultorum , festum hypodiaconorum, to notice only some Latin variants — and it is difficult, if not quite impossible, to distinguish it from certain other similar celebrations, such, for example, as the Feast of Asses , and the Feast of the Boy Bishop .
The Falls of Halladale was a four-masted iron-hulled barque that was built in 1886 for the long-distance bulk carrier trade.
Recently the Library acquired a collection of papers relating to the history of the ship, Success .
Falls of Halladale (1886 – 1908) Dive Rating : Advanced (Experienced) Boat Dive
by ROSEMARY PARDOE and JANE NICHOLLS
"Paul Maccabee's John Dillinger Slept Here is not just one of the best books ever written about Minneapolis-St.
Jean Mignot's juxtaposition of and recalls.... the distinction that occurs almost a millennium before in the most influential aesthetic treatise of the Christian Middle Ages.
A brass, spherical Helmholtz resonator based on his original design, circa 1890-1900.
In the ancient world certain numbers had symbolic meaning, aside from their ordinary use for counting or calculating ... plane figures, the polygons, triangles, squares, hexagons, and so forth, were related to the numbers (three and the triangle, for example), were thought of in a similar way, and in fact, carried even more emotional value than the numbers themselves, because they were visual. [ edit ] As worldview and cosmology The belief that God created the universe according to a geometric plan has ancient origins. Plutarch attributed the belief to Plato , writing "Plato said God geometrizes continually" ( Convivialium disputationum , liber 8,2). In modern times the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss adapted this quote, saying "God arithmetizes." [ 1 ] At least as late as Johannes Kepler (1571–1630), a belief in the geometric underpinnings of the cosmos persisted among scientists.
[The Story Of The Three Kings] [Some Twelfth Night Customs] [St.
When stationed abroad–or sent away for some nefarious reason or other–the English imported the manners and mores of Home to their new locale. As the British Empire grew, spreading across Asia, Africa and Down Under, it was imperative to maintain ‘civilization’ and ‘culture’ in the midst of ‘brutish’ nations. Though the leading official of Britain’s colonies, and later, commonwealths, were referred to as “Viceroys,” their accurate title was that of either Governor-General or Lord Lieutenant.