The world: historical and actual . sstatesmanship and his zeal forlearning. He was the most civilized ruler of theage. The laws were reformed, more especially intheir administration, and schools established. Al-fred was the founder of theBritish navy, and the especialpatron of strictly English liter-ature, to which he made valu-able personal contributions. Hewas especially eager to advancepopular education. He trans-lated several works from theLatin into English. These weremainly historical. His palace-schools for the instruction ofthe sons of the nobility, may besaid to have laid the corner-s
RM2AJ9BXWThe world: historical and actual . sstatesmanship and his zeal forlearning. He was the most civilized ruler of theage. The laws were reformed, more especially intheir administration, and schools established. Al-fred was the founder of theBritish navy, and the especialpatron of strictly English liter-ature, to which he made valu-able personal contributions. Hewas especially eager to advancepopular education. He trans-lated several works from theLatin into English. These weremainly historical. His palace-schools for the instruction ofthe sons of the nobility, may besaid to have laid the corner-s
The world: historical and actual . HERE is most unmistaka-ble proof that the Romans,ike the Greeks and manyother peoples, had theirearly ballads. Every coun-trv which can boast muchcuriosity and intelligence,with little if any reading or writ-ing, has had a wealth of such crea-tions of mingled history and fancy,of fable and fact, woven into pop-ular songs. But that primitive Lat-in literature almost wholly perishedlong before the present Latin liter-ature had its birth. What is knownthe history of the kings andearly consuls of Rome is mainlyficticious. More than, three hun-dred years after the
RM2AJCFPYThe world: historical and actual . HERE is most unmistaka-ble proof that the Romans,ike the Greeks and manyother peoples, had theirearly ballads. Every coun-trv which can boast muchcuriosity and intelligence,with little if any reading or writ-ing, has had a wealth of such crea-tions of mingled history and fancy,of fable and fact, woven into pop-ular songs. But that primitive Lat-in literature almost wholly perishedlong before the present Latin liter-ature had its birth. What is knownthe history of the kings andearly consuls of Rome is mainlyficticious. More than, three hun-dred years after the
The world: historical and actual . the line oflexicography be-longs to an Ameri-can of that sameand the succeedingcentury, Dr. NoahWebster. In the depart-ment of legal liter-ature no name canbe compared tothat of SirWilliamBlackstone, whoseCom mentaries,written about themiddle of the eigh-teenth century,were the first clear,intelligible and sci-entific presentationof the English common law. His work is still atext-book, studied by every law student, and to befound in every law office in Great Britain and theUnited States, wherever, in fact, the common lawprevails or is a subject of study. One
RM2AJ8X68The world: historical and actual . the line oflexicography be-longs to an Ameri-can of that sameand the succeedingcentury, Dr. NoahWebster. In the depart-ment of legal liter-ature no name canbe compared tothat of SirWilliamBlackstone, whoseCom mentaries,written about themiddle of the eigh-teenth century,were the first clear,intelligible and sci-entific presentationof the English common law. His work is still atext-book, studied by every law student, and to befound in every law office in Great Britain and theUnited States, wherever, in fact, the common lawprevails or is a subject of study. One
The world: historical and actual . Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the Countries Emhraced—Iceland and its Liter-& fji ature—Denmark—The Danes in History—Hamlet—Norway and the Norwegians—Area, Population and Emigration—Climate, Soil and Productions—The Birth of a Literature—Sweden and Protestantism—Gustayus Adolphus—The Swedes in America—Declineof Sweden—Present Government and Condition of Sweden—Natural Resources of theCountry—Scandinavian Mythology—Greenland, and the Norsemen in America. ^*|^<E^i»^H. HE term Scandinavia isno longer in use, excepthistorically, but the in-habitants of S
RM2AJ9NJNThe world: historical and actual . Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the Countries Emhraced—Iceland and its Liter-& fji ature—Denmark—The Danes in History—Hamlet—Norway and the Norwegians—Area, Population and Emigration—Climate, Soil and Productions—The Birth of a Literature—Sweden and Protestantism—Gustayus Adolphus—The Swedes in America—Declineof Sweden—Present Government and Condition of Sweden—Natural Resources of theCountry—Scandinavian Mythology—Greenland, and the Norsemen in America. ^*|^<E^i»^H. HE term Scandinavia isno longer in use, excepthistorically, but the in-habitants of S
The world: historical and actual . & The Youngest Nation—The Lombards—Italt in the Dark Ages—The Free Cities—The &Chief Glory op Medieval Italt—Modern Italy—Victor Emanual and Italian Unity—Pio Nino—Present Government of Italy—Condition of the Country—Italian Liter-ature—Italy and Art—The Italian Renaissance. m^. HE Italy of to-day is theyoungest member of thefamily of nations. It wasnot until Victor Emanuel,in the sixth decade, unifiedthe country under onecrown and one constitutionthat the present nation came into ex-istence. Prior to that time, churchand state were inseparably blended onthat
RM2AJC2WMThe world: historical and actual . & The Youngest Nation—The Lombards—Italt in the Dark Ages—The Free Cities—The &Chief Glory op Medieval Italt—Modern Italy—Victor Emanual and Italian Unity—Pio Nino—Present Government of Italy—Condition of the Country—Italian Liter-ature—Italy and Art—The Italian Renaissance. m^. HE Italy of to-day is theyoungest member of thefamily of nations. It wasnot until Victor Emanuel,in the sixth decade, unifiedthe country under onecrown and one constitutionthat the present nation came into ex-istence. Prior to that time, churchand state were inseparably blended onthat