Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua known as Saint Anthony of Lisbon, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most canonized saints in church history, he was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946. He is the patron saint of lost things. Fernando Martins de Bulhões was born in Portugal. While 15th-century writers state that his parents were Vicente Martins and Teresa Pais Taveira, that his father was the brother of Pedro Martins de Bulhões, the ancestor of the Bulhão or Bulhões family, Niccolò Dal-Gal views this as less certain, his wealthy and noble family arranged. At the age of 15, he entered the Augustinian community of Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross at the Abbey of Saint Vincent on the outskirts of Lisbon. In 1212, distracted by frequent visits from family and friends, he asked to be transferred to the motherhouse of the congregation, the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Coimbra the capital of Portugal.

There, the young Fernando studied Latin. After his ordination to the priesthood, Fernando was named guestmaster at the age of 19, placed in charge of hospitality for the abbey. While he was in Coimbra, some Franciscan friars arrived and settled at a small hermitage outside Coimbra dedicated to Saint Anthony of Egypt. Fernando was attracted to the simple, evangelical lifestyle of the friars, whose order had been founded only 11 years prior. News arrived that five Franciscans had been beheaded in Morocco, the first of their order to be killed. King Alfonso ransomed their bodies to be buried as martyrs in the Abbey of Santa Cruz. Inspired by their example, Fernando obtained permission from church authorities to leave the Canons Regular to join the new Franciscan order. Upon his admission to the life of the friars, he joined the small hermitage in Olivais, adopting the name Anthony, by which he was to be known. Anthony set out for Morocco, in fulfillment of his new vocation. However, he fell ill in Morocco and set sail back for Portugal in hope of regaining his health.

On the return voyage, the ship was landed in Sicily. From Sicily, he made his way to Tuscany, where he was assigned to a convent of the order, but he met with difficulty on account of his sickly appearance, he was assigned to the rural hermitage of San Paolo near Forlì, Romagna, a choice made after considering his poor health. There, he had recourse to a cell one of the friars had made in a nearby cave, spending time in private prayer and study. One day in 1222, in the town of Forlì, on the occasion of an ordination, a number of visiting Dominican friars were present, some misunderstanding arose over who should preach; the Franciscans expected that one of the Dominicans would occupy the pulpit, for they were renowned for their preaching. In this quandary, the head of the hermitage, who had no one among his own humble friars suitable for the occasion, called upon Anthony, whom he suspected was most qualified, entreated him to speak whatever the Holy Spirit should put into his mouth. Anthony objected, but was overruled, his sermon created a deep impression.

Not only his rich voice and arresting manner, but the entire theme and substance of his discourse and his moving eloquence, held the attention of his hearers. Everyone was impressed with his knowledge of scripture, acquired during his years as an Augustinian friar. At that point, Anthony was sent by Brother Gratian, the local minister provincial, to the Franciscan province of Romagna, based in Bologna, he soon came to the attention of the founder of Francis of Assisi. Francis had held a strong distrust of the place of theological studies in the life of his brotherhood, fearing that it might lead to an abandonment of their commitment to a life of real poverty. In Anthony, however, he found a kindred spirit for his vision, able to provide the teaching needed by young members of the order who might seek ordination. In 1224, he entrusted the pursuit of studies for any of his friars to the care of Anthony; the reason St. Anthony's help is invoked for finding things lost or stolen is traced to an incident that occurred in Bologna.

According to the story, Anthony had a book of psalms, of some importance to him, as it contained the notes and comments he had made to use in teaching his students. A novice who had decided to leave took the psalter with him. Prior to the invention of the printing press, any book was an item of value, would have been difficult for a Franciscan friar to replace given their vow of poverty. Upon noticing it was missing, Anthony prayed it would be returned; the thief was moved to return to the order. The stolen book is said to be preserved in the Franciscan friary in Bologna, he took another post, as a teacher, for instance, at the universities of Montpellier and Toulouse in southern France, but as a preacher Anthony revealed his supreme gift. According to historian Sophronius Clasen, Anthony preached the grandeur of Christianity, his method included symbolical explanation of Scripture. In 1226, after attending the general chapter of his order held at Arles

The History of England (Austen)

The History of England is a 1791 work by Jane Austen, written when the author was fifteen. The work is a burlesque which pokes fun at used schoolroom history books such as Oliver Goldsmith's 1771 The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of George II. Austen mockingly imitates the style of textbook histories of English monarchs, while ridiculing historians' pretensions to objectivity, it was illustrated with coloured portraits by Austen's elder sister Cassandra, to whom the work is dedicated. The second page of the History reads: Her History cites as sources works of fiction such as the plays of Shakespeare and Sheridan, a novel by Charlotte Turner Smith and the opinions of Austen's family and friends. Along with accounts of English kings and queens which contain little factual information but a great deal of comically exaggerated opining about their characters and behaviour, the work includes material such as charades and puns on names. While the work offers her family humorous vignettes on English rulers from Henry II to Charles I, many entries focus on royal women, such as Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, who are denied entries but are significant figures in English history.

Mary Queen of Scots in particular plays an important role in Austen's History, which acts as a vindication of the executed cousin of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I is treated as a tyrant, rather than a good leader, thus showing Austen's affinity for Mary and the Stuart monarchs; some years after writing The History of England, Austen compiled this work and 28 other of her early compositions by copying them into three notebooks which she called "Volume the First", "Volume the Second" and "Volume the Third". These three volumes comprehensively are considered Austen's juvenilia, by some critics her "minor works." The History of England is in "Volume the Second" occupying 34 manuscript pages. Cassandra's 13 illustrations were done. "Volume the Second" passed to Cassandra at Austen's death in 1817, on Cassandra's death in 1845 to Francis Austen, with whose descendants it remained until it was sold to the British Library in 1977. None of Austen's youthful works were published in her lifetime. Francis Austen's granddaughter, the then-owner of "Volume the Second", in 1922 permitted Chatto & Windus to publish the entire notebook under the name Love and Freindship.

The History was included in volume VI of R. W. Chapman's Oxford University Press edition of Jane Austen's complete works and since has been published in several new editions and imprints. A German edition was published for the first time in 2009 by Luxbooks. Works related to The History of England at Wikisource Love and Freindship at Project Gutenberg The History of England on LibriVox


Malakpet is one of the suburbs in the old city area of Hyderabad, India. This is further divided into two parts, Old Malakpet and New Malakpet and is traditionally considered part of old city. Ahmed bin Abdullah Balala of the Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen party was elected MLA of the Malakpet constituency for the third time in 2018, it was named after Malik Yaqoub, a servant of the Golconda King Abdullah Qutb Shah, where he lived and had a market. In 1886 The Hyderabad Race Club was shifted here from Moula Ali, as Asaf Jah VI wanted it to be closer to his palace. Soon, he built the Mahbub Mansion right by the Race Course. Malakpet is bordered by Amberpet and Moosarambagh in the north, Dilsukhnagar in the east, Chaderghat in the west and Saidabad in the south; the major landmarks here are the popular Hyderabad Race Club, the historic Mahbub Mansion Market or Mahbub Gunj Market. The Asman Garh Palace and Monsieur Raymond's Tomb are other historical places located here; the Palmetum is a specialized botanical garden.

It was established in 2002 by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. The Nalgonda "X" Roads. Malakpet is home to several well equipped multi-speciality hospitals. Below is a list of major hospitals in the locality: M. N. Area Hospital Susrutha Hospital KIMS Bibi Cancer Hospital Mercure Hospital Thumbay Hospital Yashoda Hospital Hyderabad Kidney and Laparoscopic center Hegde Hospital Farhat Hospital The state-owned TSRTC runs the city bus service, connecting to all the major centres of the city. All the buses running from Dilsukhnagar and Midhani bus depots pass through Malakpet. Malakpet has an MMTS train station, used for commuting; the Nalgonda'X' Road connects the nearby busy areas of Dilsukhnagar and Saidabad and is a hub of huge traffic. It is connected by Metro Train with two stations, one at Mahboob Mansion and another at the Malakpet MMTS railway station. Meeseva Centers in Hyderabad