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A CYCLOPÆDIA OF IMPORTANT, CURIOUS, QUAINT, AND

UNIQUE INFORMATION

IN

HISTORY, LITERATURE, SCIENCE, ART, AND NATURE

INCLUDING NOTEWORTHY HISTORICAL EVENTS ; CIVIL, MILITARY, AND RELIGIOUS IN-
STITUTIONS ; SCIENTIFIC FACTS AND THEORIES; NATURAL CURIOSITIES; FAMOUS
BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS, STATUES, PAINTINGS, AND OTHER WORKS OF ART
AND UTILITY; CELEBRATED LITERARY PRODUCTIONS; SOBRIQUETS
AND NICKNAMES; LITERARY PSEUDONYMS; MYTHOLOGICAL AND
IMAGINARY CHARACTERS; POLITICAL AND SLANG TERMS;
DERIVATIONS OF PECULIAR WORDS AND PHRASES :

ETC., ETC.

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Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.- Michael Angelo.
thave here made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brougte nothing at may owa

but the string that ties them.-Montaigne.

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
Tbe knickerbocker Press

1913

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TO THE

MEMORY OF MY MOTHER

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