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Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb was an English essayist and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb. Friends with such literary luminaries as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, William Hazlitt, Lamb was at the centre of a major literary circle in England, he has been referred to by E. V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature". Lamb was born in the son of Elizabeth Field and John Lamb. Lamb was the youngest child, with a sister 11 years older named Mary and an older brother named John, his father John Lamb was a lawyer's clerk and spent most of his professional life as the assistant to a barrister named Samuel Salt, who lived in the Inner Temple in the legal district of London. It was there in Crown Office Row that Charles Lamb was spent his youth. Lamb created a portrait of his father in his "Elia on the Old Benchers" under the name Lovel. Lamb's older brother was too much his senior to be a youthful companion to the boy but his sister Mary, being born eleven years before him, was his closest playmate.

Lamb was cared for by his paternal aunt Hetty, who seems to have had a particular fondness for him. A number of writings by both Charles and Mary suggest that the conflict between Aunt Hetty and her sister-in-law created a certain degree of tension in the Lamb household. However, Charles speaks fondly of her and her presence in the house seems to have brought a great deal of comfort to him; some of Lamb's fondest childhood memories were of time spent with Mrs Field, his maternal grandmother, for many years a servant to the Plumer family, who owned a large country house called Blakesware, near Widford, Hertfordshire. After the death of Mrs Plumer, Lamb's grandmother was in sole charge of the large home and, as William Plumer was absent, Charles had free rein of the place during his visits. A picture of these visits can be glimpsed in the Elia essay Blakesmoor in H—shire. Why, every plank and panel of that house for me had magic in it; the tapestried bed-rooms – tapestry so much better than painting – not adorning but peopling the wainscots – at which childhood and anon would steal a look, shifting its coverlid to exercise its tender courage in a momentary eye-encounter with those stern bright visages, staring reciprocally – all Ovid on the walls, in colours vivider than his descriptions.

Little is known about Charles's life before he was seven other than that Mary taught him to read at a early age and he read voraciously. It is believed that he suffered from smallpox during his early years, which forced him into a long period of convalescence. After this period of recovery Lamb began to take lessons from Mrs Reynolds, a woman who lived in the Temple and is believed to have been the former wife of a lawyer. Mrs Reynolds must have been a sympathetic schoolmistress because Lamb maintained a relationship with her throughout his life and she is known to have attended dinner parties held by Mary and Charles in the 1820s. E. V. Lucas suggests that sometime in 1781 Charles left Mrs Reynolds and began to study at the Academy of William Bird, his time with William Bird did not last long, because by October 1782 Lamb was enrolled in Christ's Hospital, a charity boarding school chartered by King Edward VI in 1553. A thorough record of Christ's Hospital is to be found in several essays by Lamb as well as The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt and the Biographia Literaria of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with whom Charles developed a friendship that would last for their entire lives.

Despite the school's brutality, Lamb got along well there, due in part to the fact that his home was not far distant, thus enabling him, unlike many other boys, to return to its safety. Years in his essay "Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago", Lamb described these events, speaking of himself in the third person as "L". "I remember L. at school. His friends lived in town, were near at hand. Christ's Hospital was a typical English boarding school and many students wrote of the terrible violence they suffered there; the upper master of the school from 1778 to 1799 was Reverend James Boyer, a man renowned for his unpredictable and capricious temper. In one famous story Boyer was said to have knocked one of Leigh Hunt's teeth out by throwing a copy of Homer at him from across the room. Lamb seemed to have escaped much of this brutality, in part because of his amiable personality and in part because Samuel Salt, his father's employer and Lamb's sponsor at the school, was one of the institute's governors.

Charles Lamb suffered from a stutter and this "inconquerable impediment" in his speech deprived him of Grecian status at Christ's Hospital, thus disqualifying him for a clerical career. While Coleridge and other scholarly boys were able to go on to Cambridge, Lamb left school at fourteen and was forced to find a more prosaic career. For a short time he worked in the office of Joseph Paice, a London merchant, for 23 weeks, until 8 February 1792, held a small post in the Examiner's Office of the South Sea House, its subsequent downfall in a pyramid scheme after Lamb left would be contrasted to the company's prosperity in the first Elia essay. On 5 April 1792 he went to work in the Accountant's Office for the British East India Company, the deat

Of Mice & Men (album)

Of Mice & Men is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band Of Mice & Men. It was planned to be released on February 23, 2010, but was delayed until March 9; the album was produced by Joey Sturgis. This is the only album to feature backing vocalist Jaxin Hall. Of Mice & Men began progress on their self-titled debut shortly after demo session recordings; the group was signed to Rise within lead vocalist Austin Carlile's acknowledgment that the previous group he was a part of, Attack Attack!, were signed to label upon his membership. The album was announced by Austin Carlile on the band's YouTube channel on December 23, 2009, is available on SmartPunk, MerchNOW, InterPunk. Shortly after the album's release Carlile left the band and Jerry Roush took his position on unclean vocals. After Warped Tour 2010, Jaxin Hall left the band to improve his home life and work on his clothing company, Love Before Glory. Jerry was with Of Mice & Men up to the This Is a Family Tour with label mates Attack Attack!.

After this, Carlile was returned to the band again with Roush fired. Austin Carlile was working on a side project with Alan Ashby at the time, so when he was invited back, he said that he and Alan were a package deal. Alan was put on rhythm guitar and Shayley Bourget was moved to bass, but he was still doing clean vocals. Music videos were made for the songs "Those in Glass Houses" and "Second & Sebring". All lyrics written by Austin Carlile, Jaxin Hall, Shayley Bourget. Of Mice & Men Austin Carlile – unclean vocals Phil Manansala – lead guitar Shayley Bourget – clean vocals, rhythm guitar, piano on "Second & Sebring" Jaxin Hall – bass, backing vocals Valentino Arteaga – drums, percussionAdditional personnel Joey Sturgis – production, mixing, mastering

FIBA EuroBasket 1997 qualification

Qualification for the 1997 FIBA European Championship called FIBA EuroBasket 1997 took place between 24 May 1995 and 26 February 1997. A total of fourteen teams qualified for the tournament, joining hosts Spain and European Champions Yugoslavia. A total of 43 teams participated. Competition consisted of two stages: A Qualifying Round that consisted of nineteen teams divided in three round robin tournament that took place in Birmingham-England, Kavadarci-Republic of Macedonia and Lugano Switzerland between 22 May and 28 May 1995. A Semi-Final Round where the first and second teams from each of the three groups from the Qualifying Round joined another twenty-four teams. All thirty teams where divided in five round robin groups of six teams each; this stage took place between 8 October 1995 and 26 February 1997 and competition consisted of home and away legs, taking place in each of the participating countries. The top two teams from each group plus the best four third-placed teams qualified for EuroBasket 1997.

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Amiot 143

The Amiot 143M was a late 1930s French medium bomber designed to meet 1928 specifications for a bomber capable of day/night bombing, long-range reconnaissance and bomber escort. In 1928, the French Air Ministry issued a specification for a four-seat Multiplace de Combat, a multi-seat combat aircraft to act as a light bomber, reconnaissance aircraft and long-range escort fighter. Amiot received an order for two prototype Amiot 140s, to be evaluated against the competing Bleriot 137, Breguet 410 and SPCA 30; the Amiot 140 was a high-winged cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction, with corrugated wing skinning and a fixed tail wheel undercarriage. The pilot sat with cockpits for gunners in the nose and dorsal positions. A glazed gondola under the forward fuselage carried a bombardier/gunner, ensuring that the gunners had a clear field of fire all around the aircraft; the Amiot was intended to be powered by two 515 kW Lorraine 18G Orion water-cooled W engines but these were unavailable and the first prototype was fitted with Hispano-Suiza 12Nbr engines to allow flight testing, making its maiden flight on 12 April 1931.

The second prototype was completed in February 1932 but the continued non-availability of its intended engines, either the original Lorraine-Dietrichs or turbocharged Hispano-Suizas, meant that it never flew. Despite this, on 23 November 1933 an order was placed for 40 Amiot 140s, to be powered by 662 kW Lorraine 12Q Eider engines; the French Air Ministry had meanwhile revised its requirements, concentrating on the bombing role and asking for better performance. Amiot redesigned the aircraft to meet these requirements and incorporate lessons learned during testing of the Amiot 140; the gondola under the fuselage was enlarged, allowing easier operation of the aircraft's guns and a fifth crew member to be carried. Manually operated gun turrets were provided in dorsal positions. Orders were placed for two prototypes, differing only in the engines fitted, with the Amiot 142 having Hispano-Suiza 12Y engines and the Amiot 143 having Gnome-Rhone 14K radial engines; the 143 flew first, on 1 August 1934, with the 142 not flying until January 1935.

As it was decided to allocate the Hispano-Suiza engines to fighters, the Amiot 143 was selected, the existing order for 40 Amiot 140s being converted to 143s. The Amiot 143 had the same high-wing and fixed undercarriage as the Amiot 140, with the wing thick enough to allow crew access to the engines by a tunnel between the wing spars; the pilot sat in an enclosed cockpit, level with the leading edge of the wing and the navigator-bombardier, provided with flying controls, sat in the extensively glazed gondola beneath the pilot. The radio operator sat towards the rear of the gondola and in early aircraft operated two 7.7 mm Lewis guns. Nose and dorsal turrets, each carrying a Lewis gun, completed the defensive armament, while the gondola housed an internal bomb-bay. After 40 aircraft had been completed, the design was revised, with the aircraft being fitted with a longer nose (increasing overall length from 17.94 m to 18.24 m, a revised fuel system and with the Lewis guns in the nose, dorsal turrets and ventral position replaced by single 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns, with a fourth gun used by the navigator-bombardier firing through a hatch in the floor.

Deliveries of the aging design began in April 1935, continuing until March 1937, with a total of 138 being built. An improved version, the Amiot 144 was built to meet 1933 requirement for a Multiplace de Combat, combining the same fuselage and a similar wing with a retractable undercarriage. First flying on 18 January 1936, only one was built; the Amiot 143M entered service in July 1935, with deliveries continuing in 1936 and 1937. About six were going to be delivered to the Spanish Republican Air Force at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. There is no evidence, that these obsolete French bombers flew over Spain during the Civil War. By the time the last deliveries were made in March 1938, the Amiot was quite out of date and began to be replaced by modern aircraft such as the Bloch MB.131. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Amiot 143s equipped 5 metropolitan groupes together with a single African based groupe. During the Phoney War, Amiot 143M groupes carried out leaflet raids over Germany.

87 Amiot 143M remained in front line service on 10 May 1940, 50 equipping four metropolitan groupes: GBs I/34 and II/34 in the north, GBs I/38 and II/38 in the East and 17 equipping one African groupe, GB II/63, in the process of re-equipping with Martin 167Fs. Following the start of the Battle of France, the Amiot 143M was used in night attacks against German airfields and lines of communications, with losses low. One notable exception was a daylight raid by 10 Amiots from GBs I/34, II/34 and II/38 led by Commandant de Laubier against German bridgeheads near Sedan on 14 May 1940. Despite fighter escort, two Amiots were shot down while a third force-landed before reaching its base. By the Armistice, the Amiot 143M had dropped a total of 474 tonnes of bombs. 52 Amiot 143Ms were in the Unoccupied Zone and 25 were in French North Africa. They were reorganized into GBs I/38 and II/38 and were used until July 1941 when they were replaced by LeO 451 bombers; some planes of II/38 served as transports for the French in Syria.

This groupe went over to the Allies after their landings in Africa. The last Amiot 143M was retired from service in February 1944. A few Amiot 143M are reported to have been used as transports. Only 11 were left in the Unoccupied Zone when it was occupied by the Germans in 1943 and only three were flightworthy. Had the

South Hampton, New Hampshire

South Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 814 at the 2010 census. South Hampton is home to Powwow River State Forest. South Hampton was one of the first towns granted by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth after the separation of the governorships of New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 1741; the border between the two colonies was fixed, South Hampton would be chartered in 1742 from former parts of Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts. Over the years, the town lost territory to Hampton Falls and Newton, but gained territory from East Kingston in 1824; the town's Justices of the Peace in 1831 were Parker Merrill, George W. Pillsbury, Benning Leavitt, John Palmer and A. Brown. At one time, the town was home to over 12 different religious sects. One of South Hampton's only members of the New Hampshire State Senate was Benjamin Barnard, who served from 1806-1808. There is only one school in South Hampton. Called Barnard School, it was just a small room, but a school was built across the street.

It is home to K-8 students, once they become high schoolers, they move on to Amesbury High School in Massachusetts. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.0 square miles, of which 7.9 sq mi is land and 0.1 sq mi is water, comprising 1.62% of the town. South Hampton is drained by the Powwow River, part of the Merrimack River watershed; the highest point in town is the summit of Chair Hill, at 330 feet above sea level, near the eastern end of town. Routes 107A and 150 go through South Hampton; the nearest Interstate is Interstate 495 in Amesbury, one town to the south. Attractions in South Hampton include Jewell Towne Vineyards. Kensington, New Hampshire Seabrook, New Hampshire Amesbury, Massachusetts Newton, New Hampshire East Kingston, New Hampshire As of the census of 2000, there were 844 people, 301 households, 244 families residing in the town; the population density was 107.2 people per square mile. There were 308 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 0.59% African American, 0.12% Asian, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population. There were 301 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.9% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.07. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males. The median income for a household in the town was $63,750, the median income for a family was $75,778.

Males had a median income of $45,156 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,287. About 0.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. Town of South Hampton official website South Hampton Police Department New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile

John Richardson (author)

John Richardson was a Canadian officer in the British Army who became the first Canadian-born novelist to achieve international recognition. Richardson was born at Queenston, Ontario on the Niagara River in 1796, his mother Madelaine was the daughter of an Ottawa woman. His father, Dr. Robert Richardson, was a surgeon with the Queen's Rangers; as a young boy, Richardson lived for a time with his grandparents in Detroit and with his parents at Fort Malden, Amherstburg. His time at Fort Malden would impact his literature and his life. At age 16, Richardson enlisted in the British 41at Regiment of Foot. During his service with this regiment, he met Chief Tecumseh and Major General Isaac Brock, whom he wrote about in his novel The Canadian Brothers. While stationed at Fort Malden during the War of 1812, Richardson witnessed the execution of an American prisoner by Tecumseh's forces at the River Raisin, a traumatic experience which haunted him for the rest of his life. During the War of 1812, Richardson was imprisoned for a year in the United States after his capture during the battle of Moraviantown.

Richardson was commissioned into the 8th Foot in 1813, exchanged into the 2nd Foot in 1816 and transferred to the 92nd Foot in 1818. His military service took him to England and, for two years, to the West Indies. While in the West Indies, Richardson was appalled by the treatment of slaves there. Richardson stated that his mixed racial background made him uneasy with his fellow officers in the West Indies; this may have contributed to his evenhanded treatment of First Nations people in his novels. Richardson's most savage characters, Wacousta in the novel Wacousta and Desborough in The Canadian Brothers, are in fact white men who have turned "savage". Richardson began his fiction-writing career with novels about the British and French societies of his time. In his third and most successful novel, Wacousta, he turned to the North American frontier for his setting and history, he followed the same practice in The Canadian Brothers. In 1838, Richardson returned to Canada from England, promoted to the rank of major.

He tried to earn his livelihood by setting up a series of weekly newspapers. He was appointed superintendent of the police on the Welland Canal in 1845, but was fired the next year. In 1849 Richardson moved to New York City. However, his attempts to build a literary career in the US failed. John Richardson died in New York City in 1852, he was buried in the paupers' cemetery in New York. Michael Hurley: The Ward of 1812: Major John Richardson. Child Soldier, War Historian, the Father of Canadian Literature. International Journal of Canadian Studies IJCS - Revue internationale d'études canadiennes, 53, 9, Spring 2016, University of Toronto Press doi:10.3138/ijcs.53.9 "John Richardson". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016. Works by John Richardson at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Richardson at Internet Archive John Richardson's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia