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In Greek mythology, Myrtilus was a divine hero and son of Hermes. His mother is said variously to be either Theobule or Myrto. Myrtilus was the charioteer of King Oenomaus of Pisa in Elis, on the northwest coast of the Peloponnesus. On the eve of the fateful horse race that would decide the marriage between Pelops and Hippodamia, Myrtilus was approached by Pelops who wanted him to hinder the efforts of his master, Oenamaus, to win the race. Myrtilus was offered as bribe the privilege of the first night with Hippodamia. Myrtilus, who loved Hippodamia himself but was too afraid to ask her hand of her father and sabotaged the king's chariot by replacing the bronze linchpins with fake ones made of bees' wax. In the ensuing accident Oenomaus lost his life, cursing Myrtilus. Shortly thereafter Myrtilus tried to seduce Hippodamia, who ran crying to Pelops, although Myrtilus said this was the bargain. Enraged, Pelops murdered Myrtilus by casting him into the sea off the east coast of the Peloponnesus, named the Myrtoan Sea in honor of the hero.

His body was recovered and brought in the temple of Hermes where it was honored with annual sacrifices. Some say; as Myrtilus died, he cursed Pelops. This curse would haunt future generations of Pelops' family, including Atreus, Agamemnon, Menelaus and Chrysippus; the burial place of Myrtilus was a taraxippus in Olympia. Sir William Smith, A new classical dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and geography: based upon the Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology and brothers, 1862, page 621

Hobart baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Hobart, one in England and one in the United Kingdom. The Hobart Baronetcy, of Intwood in the County of Norfolk, was created in the Baronetage of England in 1611 for Sir Henry Hobart; the fifth Baronet was created Earl of Buckinghamshire in 1746. For more information on this creation, see the latter title; the Hobart Baronetcy, of Langdown in the County of Southampton, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1914 for Sir Robert Henry Hobart, who had served as Liberal MP for New Forest from 1906 to 1910. Hobart was the son of the Very Reverend the Hon. Henry Lewis Hobart, fourth son of the third Earl of Buckinghamshire; the present holder is heir presumptive to the earldom of the 1611 baronetcy. See the Earl of Buckinghamshire Sir Robert Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet Sir Claud Vere Cavendish Hobart, 2nd Baronet Sir Robert Hampden Hobart, 3rd Baronet Sir John Vere Hobart, 4th Baronet Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage.

New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets

Severance (album)

Severance is the debut album by Australian melodic death metal band Daysend. It was released by Chatterbox Records in Australia on 3 November 2003 and in the United States by Metal Blade and Europe by Locomotive Records in November 2004; the song "Beggars With Knives" was included on the Faultline Records compilation album Metal for the Brain 2005 in 2005. Severance was produced by DW Norton and Nik Tropiano. "Born is the Enemy" − 5:21 "Ignorance of Bliss" − 4:29 "Blood of Angels" − 3:54 "Countdown" − 5:20 "Prism of You" − 3:40 "End of Days" − 4:09 "Severance Day" − 3:41 "Sellout" − 4:33 "September" − 4:09 "Beggars With Knives" − 3:04 "Sibling" − 7:00 Simon Calabrese - Vocals Meredith Webster - Bass Aaron Bilbija - Guitar Wayne Morris - Drums Michael Kordek - Guitar

Henry William Tytler

Henry William Tytler M. D. was translator. He was born at Fern, the son of George Tytler, minister of there, his wife, Janet Robertson, he was one of the early members of the Physical Society of Edinburgh. First practising as a physician in Brechin, Tytler went to abroad, he went around 1797 to Guernsey with his family. After some months in London, they settled in Edinburgh. Tytler wrote for the Gentleman's Magazine and other periodicals; the Scots Magazine in 1803 published a letter of his to the poet Eaglesfield Smith, critical of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Tytler died at Edinburgh on 22 July 1808. Tytler published: Works of Callimachus translated into English Verse, it was reprinted in Bohn's Classical Library. Pædotrophia, or the Art of Nursing and Rearing Children: a Poem in three books, translated from the Latin of Scévole de Sainte-Marthe, with medical and historical notes. Voyage Home from the Cape of Good Hope, with other related poems. A reviewer noted that the title poem was "narrated in easy, but not elegant nor correct verse" and mentioned the author's friend John Penn of Stoke Park.

John Tytler, his son, published Tytler's Miscellanies in Verse in Calcutta. With it was published a translation of the Punica of Silius Italicus, in two volumes. Included were Tytler's comments on the earlier translation by Thomas Ross. Tytler married sister of John Gillies, their children included: Robert Tytler, a surgeon in Bengal. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Tytler, Henry William". Dictionary of National Biography. 57. London: Smith, Elder & Co

The Barony of Kersland

The remains of the old castle of Kersland lie about 1.5 miles to the north-east of the town of Dalry in North Ayrshire, Scotland, in the old Barony of Kersland. The River Garnock lies nearby; the Barony of Kersland was once extensive, however after the days of the Kerrs the land was parcelled out and the mid-superiority purchased by John Smith of Swineridgemuir after having been held by the Kerr family for upwards of 500 years. In the 15th century the parish had four other baronies: Kelburne, Blair and Pitcon; the Kerslands proper sat on a bank shelving towards the River Garnock, comprising the properties of Kersehead, the Coalheugh-glen, the Tod-hills, the Brown-hills, the Davids-hills, Auchengree, amounting to about 700 acres of arable land. The ancient mansion or castle of Kersland stood on Easter Kersland Farm; the remains of the'L-Plan' tower has been built into the farmhouse. The barmkin wall has a surviving strong defensive corner tower. Paterson records that the house was entirely pulled down by the feuar, Robert Ker.

The remaining two barrel vaulted chambers used as a dairy and stable, with walls 8 ft thick, until formed part of the offices attached to East Kersland. Over the main entrance door of the dwelling house is a carved stone removed from the old manor house bearing the arms of the Ker family, with an inscription "Daniel Ker Kersland - 1604"; this date stone has been touched-up with paint. Karrisland is recorded on Timothy Pont's map c. 1604, as are the placenames Karshead, Todsle and Achingry. In 1685'Carsland' is shown; the property had a orchard of considerable extent. Kersland Mains was on the entrance lane from Dalry and became Wester Kersland Farm when the manor house/castle was demolished. Most baronies had a water mill, under the control of the laird or lord and to which the tenants were thirled or obliged to go to have their grain ground into flour. A proportion of the grain was taken as payment. Thirlage ended in the late 18th century and resulted in a number of mills being abandoned once market forces took a hold.

Kersland Mill on the Powgree Burn lies just downstream of the Tianna Falls in the Kersland Glen and is recorded on Timothy Pont's map c. 1604. Robert Spier and bank agent in Beith was descended from the Spier's of Kersland Mill which he purchased from his elder brother. In 1852 Captain John Russell of Maulside acquired the mill lands. A sawmill existed at East Kersland with associated mill pond and settlement ponds and sluices; the mill was fed by water from the old Kersloch near Kerselochmuir, carried to the site in an underground culvert and by the muir alone. The mill had three mill ponds which have now been infilled; the place name'Kerse' used for the farms and the bridge at the northern end of the loch refers in Scots to'Low and fertile land adjacent to a river or loch'. The old Barony of Kersland was held by the Ker family and the name of the barony derives from them; the Kers of Kersland appear to be the oldest representatives of the family in Scotland. The arms of the Kers of Kersland were a chevron, charged with mollets.

The motto was "Praise God". The coat of arms were displayed at Dalry church. A local tradition suggests that two sons of Kersland were found guilty of, or at least being involved in the slaughter of a Laird of the Blair. One of these sons is said to have been Ralph Ker, founder of the Kers of Ferniehirst. A William de Ker is recorded in 1205 as holding land in the Dalry area and his son William inherited in 1292, one of the Scottish barons who submitted to the rule of Edward I. Finlaio de Kerr, succeeded in 1362, followed by Willielmi Ker in 1421. Robert Ker, was slain at Flodden in 1513, leaving 2 sons and Robert. John Ker succeeded his father at Kersland. Robert Ker, the second son, took over Auchengree and his descendants became known as the Kers of Auchengree. John Ker of Kersland succeeded his father. John Ker married Lady Agnes Montgomerie in 1530, the daughter of Hugh Montgomerie, the first Earl of Eglinton, Helen Campbell of Argyle. Both John and Agnes were born after 1478. Agnes died on 26 October 1596.

Robert Ker of Kersland, succeeded his father and married Agnes Montgomerie, daughter of Hugh of Hessilhead in 1556. The couple had no sons, but three daughters, Janet and Jean. Margaret married Patrick Maxwell of Jean married Gavin Ralston of Ralston. Janet Ker married the famous Captain Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill who captured Dumbarton Castle from Mary Queen of Scots supporters during the minority of James VI; the couple had two sons and Hugh, the latter inheriting the lands of Jordanhill. Crawford is entombed at Kilbirnie Auld Kirk with Janet. Daniel Crawfurd adopted the name and arms of Ker of Kersland and married first Annabella Campbell, daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun, Sheriff of Ayr, second Isobel Drummond, in about 1578 at Loudoun, Ayrshire. Annabella was born about 1543 at Ayrshire, they had seven children: Hugh, Isobel, Janet and Susanna. Isobel married Robert Kerr of Trearne. Daniel appointed Robert Ker as Executor for his son Hugh. Anna married George Campbell of Cessnock.

Susanna married Colonel Campbell of Ellengreig. John Ker became Laird of Bankhill. Daniel Ker died in 1613. Hugh Crawfurd Ker was born about 1560, succeeded his father in 1613 and married Jean Blair, daughter of Blair of that Ilk in 1640, having three children, Robert and Annabella. Margaret m

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows is a 2017 novel by Singaporean author Balli Kaur Jaswal, published by Morrow/HarperCollins. It is the third novel written by Jaswal; the main character, Nikki Grewal, is a 22-year-old woman in London, who dropped out of law school and works at O’Reilly's pub, going against the expectations of her Punjabi Sikh family. Nikki is intrigued when her sister Mindi, a nurse, making enough money to support herself, chooses to do an arranged marriage, she chooses to become a creative writing teacher, for the Sikh Community Association, located in Southall. Her students, older women whose husbands had died, have difficulties with English; the women begin to tell stories about their sexual lives after they encounter a copy of Red Velvet: Pleasurable Stories for Women that Nikki brought. The Economist praised the book, stating it is a "funny and moving tale of desire and its discontents."Rosie Milne of the Asian Review of Books gave the book 3.5 stars. Milne stated that the word used are "vivid" and that the author "gives voices to women who are voiceless, ignored, she lets them talk about sex to boot."Kirkus Reviews stated that the story "enchants".

Aparita Bhandari, a columnist for the CBC, stated that it was a "lively and thought-provoking east-meets-west story". Saadia Faruqi, author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan, described the book as "a masterpiece" and that " It entertains, it teaches, it shatters all preconceived ideas of what intra-community tensions look like."In 2018 Reese Witherspoon added the book to her reading list. Witherspoon stated it was "a mystery, a romance, a family drama....and yes it's!" Indian community of London Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - HarperCollins