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5. A town of Italy, where Napoleon gained a l When were the terms Whig and Tory introduced ? decisive victory over the Austrians.
In the reign of Charles II., 1678. The appel. 6. A town of Suffolk, on the Orwell.
lation " Tory," was applied to the friends of the 7. The birth-place of Napoleon.
Court, and was originally brought from Ireland, 8. A town of France, with 40,000 inhabitants. where the word Toree (give me), used by a ca
valier banditti, had gradually been extended to the whole of the cavalier or royalist party. The
term “ Whig,” which fell to the lot of the oppoSOLUTIONS TO PUZZLES.
sition, is said to have been originated in Scot
In what year was Lord William Russell exeSeverus.
cuted ? with some particulars of his execution.— On 1. Scipio. 5. Romulus.
the was 26th June, 1683, Lord William Russell 2. Euclid. 6. Urbino.
arrested for complicity in the celebrated Rye 3. Virgil. 7. Suetonius.
House Plot, and cast into the Tower, where he 4. Eutropius.
remained until the 13th of the following month, XXII.
when he was placed at the bar of the Old Bailey, Shovel.
and charged with conspiring against the life of 1. Sidney. 4. Vortimer.
the king, and to levy war against his government. 2. Horsa. 5. Ella.
The first part of the charge was undoubted'y 3. Oates. 6. Lloyd.
false as the latter part was true. The trial was
hurried on with the most unseemly haste, and XXIII.
on Lord Russell requesting a delay of a few Wallingford
hours that he might be able to produce import
ant witnesses, Sir Robert Sawyer, the attorneyGirl-Flora-ring-fog-gong-wand-rod
general, replied, “You would not have given lord-wall-ling--fin-dog.
the king an hour's notice for saving his life XXVI.
the trial must proceed.” He, however, was
allowed the use of pen, ink, and paper, and Alexandria.
some one to assist him by taking notes. Lady And-aleaxe-rain-reale.
Russell, at his request, took her place by his
side, to assist him in the defence of his honour *** We insert solutions received : several ques
and life. The witnesses were utterly unworthy tions of the Sphinx remain unanswered.
of belief, being themselves perjured renegades. The unfortunate nobleman was, however, found guilty, and sentence of death was passed upon him by Treby, recorder of London. Applica
tions were made to the king for his pardon, but ANSWERS RECEIVED.
they were unsuccessful. On the 21st of the
same month Lord Russell was led to the scaffold. When was gas forst introduced for lighting the
which was erected in Lincoln's Inn Fields. He streets of London ?- In the year 1807, by a Ger
was attended by Burnet and Tillotson, and man named Windsor-he lighted up Pall Mall
despatched by the executioner, his head being with it.
stricken off at the second blow of the axe. What is Light ? - Light is of three distinct |
ED. L. colours--red, conveying heat; yellow, convey. Who was John Pym?—John Pym was descend. ing light; and blue, conveying chemical ac- ! ant from a good family in Somersetshire, where tion. The three combined form a colourless he was born in the year 1584. It appears from mixture. Light travels about 192,000 miles a the abstract of title to certain estates, that John second. Light could pass round the earth in
Pym was the lord of the manors of Woolavingthe 18th part of a second. The late Sir William
ton, Pym, and Woolavington Throckmorton, Herschel stated, in writing upon the power of near Bridgewater, in the county of Somerset. telescopes to penetrate into space, that the His son, Sir Charles Pym, Bart., afterwards light from the brilliant nebula seen by him at
possessed these manors, which at his death dethat time by means of his powerful telescope, scended on coheiresses, and ultimately by marcannot have been less than 1,900,000 years in its
riage passed into the family of Hales (of Kont), progress.
S. W. BUTTON. who became the representatives of the Pyms. What is the best book on Natural History ?-- In the year 1599, John Pym was gentleman “Cassell's Popular Natural History," profusely commoner of Broadgate Hall, now Pembroke illustrated with splendid engravings. Bound in College, Oxford. He was early distinguished cloth, in four volumes, complete, 349. Ditto, in for his eloquence and knowledge in the common two volumes, 308. Ditto, half-calf, gilt back, 428. Ditto, half morocco, full gilt back and the end of the reign of James I., and in all edges, 458. All the above, excepting the first, are in two volumes. Published by Cassell, Petter. ber for Tavistock, in Devonshire. He soon disand Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Works, London. tinguished himself in the House for his abilities
A. L. W.
and zeal in opposing the measures of the Court. What is the best way of strengthening the me
In 1626 he was one of the managers of the articles mory ?-The power of cultivating the memory
of impeachment against the Duke of Buckingimplies two things : 1st, a capability of retaining
ham, and in the Short Parliament, which met on knowledge; 2nd, & power of recalling it to
the 13th April, 1640, he was one of the most our thoughts when we have occasion to apply
active members. When the Long Parliament it to use. The qualities of a good memory are,
met on the 3rd November, 1640, the value of
Pym's knowledge and experience in the usages in the first place, to be susceptible; secondly, to be retentive; and thirdly, to be ready.
of the House, as well as of his talents as a JOHN CASSELS.
speaker, was strongly felt. In November, 1613,
Pym was appointed Lieutenant of Ordnance. What work was published tending to prove that He died at Derby House, on the 8th December of the death of Cromwell would be a benefit to the the same year, and on the 13th of the same nation, and by whom - A pamphlet entitled month he was buried in Westminster Abbey, his "Killing no Murder," which was published by body being carried to the grave by six members Titus Oates.
! of the House of Commons. His last words were,
edges, 458. All the acce, full gilt back and I the end you in several parliamenta tow
ell, Petter, ber formed in the reign of Ches, I., and in all
å ul. of Austria,
whom hv Laurence Sheriff, a, pan Elizabeth's
that "it was to him a most indifferent thing to in a secure place to prevent their destruction by live or die. If he lived, he would do what service the wicked (this was in 1823). In 1827 the plates he could; if he died, he should go to that God were (he tells us delivered into his hands, and whom he had loved and served, and who would with them an instrument which he used as a carry out his work by some others." Having re pair of spectacles, and by their assistance he covered from & swoon, he cheerfully told his was enabled to translate the characters contained friends, “ that he had looked death in the face, on the records (called “Reformod Egyptian,'') and knew, and therefore feared not, the worst it into English, which forms the so-called “Book could do, assuring them his heart was filled with of Mormon.” He was assassinated in Carthage more comfort and joy, which he found and felt Gaol on the 27th June, 1844. Polygamy was not from God, than his tongue was able to utter.” known in the days of Joe Smith, but was intro
S. G. WILLS. duced by the present prophet, Brigham Young. Who was Arnold Winkelried ?-In 1385 the con
A. O. SHEARD. federate cantons of Switzerland, then consisting
*** We should advise our correspondent to of Schwyz, Uri, Unterwalden, Luzern, Zug, | read “New America,” by Hepworth Dixon, Glarus, Zurich, and Berne, were involved in a
Esq. desperate war with Duke Leopold II. of Austria, Who founded Rugby School ?-Rugby School was brought about by the insolent exactions of that founded by Laurence Sheriff, a haberdasher of imperious noble. It was in the first great battle London, in the eighth year of Queen Elizabeth's of this war that Arnold von Winkelried distin-| reign.
JOHN F. E. Dorastom. guished himself by that one great deed of patriotism which won him a name, than which there glows no prouder on the annals of fame. On July 9th, 1386, 1,300 Swiss engaged 4,000 Austrians by the borders of Lake Sempach.
ANSWERS REQUIRED. The Austrians fought on foot, formed in one
Where can I get a good book on metallogreat phalanx, their long spears projecting in
graphy ? front, and their stout harness protecting them
How to strengthen the memory ? from the desperate courage of the Swiss, who
How to make Indian ink? rushed upon their ranks with useless valour.
How to make a lime light? The weapons of the Swiss were huge two
Can any of my London friends inform me handed swords, halberds, and scythes; they
where I can purchase very cheap goldfinches ? were destitute of defensive armour; and in place
SAXL. WARD. of bucklers, had bound pieces of flat board to Where to obtain silkworms' eggs? their left arms, to dash away the first blows of
How to get to be a midshipman on board & their enemies. They advanced to the attack in
merchant ship without buying a commission? a triangular column. In the midst of this hope
State the different degrees, from the cabin-boy less struggle, a knight of Unterwalden, named
to the captain. Arnold von Winkelried, shouting aloud, “I'll
Whether the brilliant fire-composition can be open a way for you, confederates," precipitated
kept any length of time after being mixed, withhimself upon the Austrian phalanx, and grasp
out being spoiled ? The composition to which I ing as many spears as his extended arms could
refer contains only mealed powder and steel clasp, drew them upon his breast with desperate
H. A. courage and strength, and bowed over their
How to make a small and inexpensive incubagory and lacerating points, and died. But not
tor, for hatching about a dozen eggs, with inin vain. The Swiss rushed into the opening,
formation as to how to proceed, degree of heat and throw the phalanx into confusion. The
required, &c. ? Austrians, fainting under their heavy armour,
How to clean delicate white coral which has unable to use their long lances at close quarters,
become soiled from exposure to dust? were slain on all sides by their herculean foes.
E. A. O. R. Their attendants, in whose charge they had left
In which of Cooper's works is there an their horses, fled at the first approach of danger.
account of a celebrated horse-stealer among the Duke Leopold was slain, and with him 2,000
A SUBSCRIBBB. men, of whom 676 were nobles, 350 woro coro
Where to obtain a spade guinea ? netted helms. But for the generosity of the
Origin of a baker's dozen ? Swiss they had perished to a man. The loss of
On what terms an emigrant can obtain a pas. the confederates was only 200 men. ED. L.
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H. W. HART.
At what date was Lord Byron born, how old The Rise of the Mormons. - Joe Smith, the was he when he died, and when did he die ? founder of the Mormonites, or Latter Day
WILLIAM LEBK. Saints (who bore but an indifferent charac The best way of painting magic lantern ter), pretended to have certain revelations
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The history of the present Government, their R. S. P. (Preston).-Many thanks : shall be chief acts, and their chief ministers ?
glad to hear from you often. A short history of the county, language, and Daisy.--Sorry we cannot insert your puzzle ; people of Cornwall.
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ADJUDICATION ON PRIZE MAP.-JUNE.
The Map of Europe, at the beginning of the JOHN MOORE.—The outlines are not so definite present year, has been cleverly drawn by several as they should be; there is a want of cleanness competitors. Most of them are accurate, all about the work, but no complaint can be made the recent and somewhat puzzling changes of its accuracy. in political geography being distinctly given. PHILLIP SMITH sends a word map-a literary The prize is accordingly awarded, not because sketch of the political division of Europe. He is the prize winner is more accurate than some entitled to praise for his able little paper. other competitors, but on account of more care One small map-the work, we suppose, of a ful drawing, colouring, and finish.
very juvenile hand-reaches us without name H. DANCER sends a large and handsome map, or address. drawn on stout cardboard in a highly creditable style. He deserves great praise, and fairly wins the prize.
Our adjudication stands thus :DANIEL S. MELVILLE makes an excellent 1. H. Dancer, [Prizeman), aged 15 years and second. His colouring is good, but there is not | 9 months, 7, Albert-place, Victoria-road, Kenthe same careful finish which marks the work 1 sington. of Dancer.
2. Daniel S. Melville, aged 17, HaddingtonEDWARD FOREMAN merits a good share of place, Edinburgh. praise for the map he sends. He has evidently * 3. Edward Foreman, aged 13), Halesworth, taken pains to be accurate.
Suffolk. GEORGE LEA draws with all the precision and 4. George Lea, aged 14, Maidstone, Kent. delicacy of copper-plate. His coast lines are 5. J. P. Houghton, aged 14, Richmond. beautifully drawn.
6. J. J. Robinson, aged 14 years and 9 months, J. P. HOUGHTON contents himself with a clear, Brompton. bold outline, very well done.
7. W. E. Bristow, aged 16, St. John's Collegiate J. J. ROBINSON is a little obscure, and it is diffi- School, Richmond. cult in some places to trace bis divisions, but the 8. W. Bishop, Edinburgh. map is very accurate.
9. John Moore, aged 14, Binfield, Berks. W. E. BRISTOW.-A good, plain map.
And-Word Map W. BISHOP.-Well drawn, and very highly | 10. Phillip Smith, Magnetic Telegrapa, coloured,