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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.

BY

WILLIAM HENRY P. PHYFE

AUTHOR OF 12.000 WORDS OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED

“ HOW SHOULD I PRONOUNCE? ETC.

REVISED AND CORRECTED EDITION

Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trife. - Michael Angelo.
I have here made a nosegay of culled Aowers, and have brought nothing of my own.
but the string that ties them. - Montaigne.

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

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