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New Atlantis

New Atlantis is an incomplete utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published posthumously in 1626. It appeared tucked into the back of a longer work of natural history, Sylva sylvarum. In New Atlantis, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind; the novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment and splendour, piety and public spirit" are the held qualities of the inhabitants of the mythical Bensalem. The plan and organisation of his ideal college, Salomon's House, envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure sciences. New Atlantis first appeared in the back of Sylva sylvarum, a rather thorny work of natural history, published by William Rawley, Bacon's secretary and amanuensis in 1626; when Sylva was entered into the Stationers' Register of July 4th, 1626 no mention was made of New Atlantis, it was not until 1670 that it was included on Sylva's letterpress title page.

It was not until 1676 that the two works were published with continuous signatures, with the first edition of the Sylva being'printed for J. H. for William Lee', while New Atlantis was, according to McKerrow,'perhaps printed by Mathewes'. After New Atlantis was a two-page piece called Magnalia naturae, which most commentators tend to ignore because it is difficult to link it to either Sylva or New Atlantis with any surety, it was published as an individual text by Thomas Newcomb in 1659, but in general New Atlantis appears to have been a text that no-one quite knew what to do with. Rawley's letter To The Reader indicates that he was less than clear as to its purpose though he published it in Latin translation within the collection Operum moralium et civilium tomus. In 1659 Thomas Bushell referred to the work in his Mineral Prosecutions, while in 1660 a certain R. H. published a continuation of New Atlantis and in 1662 an explicitly Rosicrucian version appeared as the preface to John Heydon's Holy Guide.

The novel depicts a mythical island, discovered by the crew of a European ship after they are lost in the Pacific Ocean somewhere west of Peru. The minimal plot serves the gradual unfolding of the island, its customs, but most its state-sponsored scientific institution, Salomon's House, "which house or college... is the eye of this kingdom." Many aspects of the society and history of the island are described, such as the Christian religion –, reported to have been born there as a copy of the Bible and a letter from the Apostle Saint Bartholomew arrived there miraculously, a few years after the Ascension of Jesus. The interlocutors include the governor of the House of Strangers, Joabin the Jew, the Head of Salomon's House; the inhabitants of Bensalem are described as having a high moral character and honesty, no official accepting any payment from individuals, the people being described as chaste and pious, as said by an inhabitant of the island: But hear me now, I will tell you what I know.

You shall understand. It is the virgin of the world. I remember I have read in one of your European books, of an holy hermit amongst you that desired to see the Spirit of Fornication, but if he had desired to see the Spirit of Chastity of Bensalem, it would have appeared to him in the likeness of a fair beautiful Cherubim. For there is nothing amongst mortal men more fair and admirable, than the chaste minds of this people. Know therefore, that with them there are no stews, no dissolute houses, no courtesans, nor anything of that kind. In the last third of the book, the Head of the Salomon's House takes one of the European visitors to show him all the scientific background of Salomon's House, where experiments are conducted in Baconian method to understand and conquer nature, to apply the collected knowledge to the betterment of society. Namely: 1) the end of their foundation, he portrayed a vision of the future of human knowledge. The plan and organisation of his ideal college, "Salomon's House", envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure science.

The end of their foundation is thus described: "The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, secret motions of things. In describing the several employments and functions to which the members of the Salomon's House are assigned, the Head of the college said: “For the several employments and offices of our fellows, we have twelve that sail into foreign countries under the names of other nations, who bring us the books and abstracts, patterns of experiments of all other parts; these we call merchants of light. “We have three

List of the oldest public high schools in the United States

The following are the oldest public high schools in the United States that are still in operation. While some of these schools have operated as private schools in the past, all are public schools; the list does not include schools that have closed or consolidated with another school to form a new institution. The list is ordered by date of creation, includes schools formed before 1870. Boston Latin School, Massachusetts Hartford Public High School, Connecticut Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Massachusetts Hopkins Academy, Massachusetts Academy of Richmond County, Georgia Glynn Academy, Georgia Canandaigua Academy, New York Westford Academy, Massachusetts Oxford Academy and Central Schools, New York New London Academy, Virginia Newburgh Free Academy, New York Woodstock Academy, Connecticut Bacon Academy, Connecticut Hampden Academy, Maine Pinkerton Academy, New Hampshire Columbia High School, New Jersey Cony High School, Maine Delaware Academy, New York English High School of Boston, Massachusetts Portland High School, Maine Kentucky School for the Deaf, Kentucky Prattsburgh Central School, New York New Bedford High School, New Bedford, Massachusetts Norcross High School, Georgia Keene High School, New Hampshire Elyria High School, Ohio Lahainaluna High School, Hawaii Leon High School, Florida Lowell High School, Massachusetts Newburyport High School, Massachusetts Woodward High School, Ohio Cambridge High School, Illinois Medford High School, Massachusetts Bellevue High School, Michigan Central High School, Pennsylvania Auburn High School, Alabama Windsor High School, New York Barringer High School, New Jersey Cohasset High School, Massachusetts Nantucket High School, Massachusetts Taunton High School, Massachusetts Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, Virginia Baltimore City College, Maryland Gloucester High School, Massachusetts Middletown High School, Connecticut Brighton High School, Massachusetts Haverhill High School, Massachusetts Warren Easton Charter High School known as Boys High School, New Orleans, Louisiana Brookline High School, Massachusetts Classical High School, Rhode Island Drury High School, North Adams, Massachusetts Tennessee School for the Deaf, Tennessee Western High School, Maryland Charlestown High School, Massachusetts Lyons High School, New York Mary D. Bradford High School, Wisconsin New Braunfels High School, New Braunfels, Texas Windsor High School, Vermont Chelsea High School, Massachusetts Concord High School, New Hampshire Georgia School for the Deaf, Cave Spring, Georgia Manchester Central High School, New Hampshire Pine Tree High School, Texas Biddeford High School, Maine Lockport High School, New York Philadelphia High School for Girls, Pennsylvania B.

M. C. Durfee High School, Fall River, Massachusetts Charlotte High School, Michigan Fitchburg High School, Massachusetts Lawrence High School, Massachusetts Rockport High School, Massachusetts Waltham High School, Massachusetts Ypsilanti High School, Michigan Pottsville Area High School, Pennsylvania New Albany High School, New Albany, Indiana Arundel High School, Maryland Norwich Free Academy, Connecticut Wheaton Academy, Illinios Andover High School, Massachusetts Louisville Male High School, Kentucky Lowell High School, San Francisco, California Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Peoria High School, Illinois Texas School for the Deaf, Texas University High School, Illinois Braintree High School, Massachusetts Ravenna High School, Ohio Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut San Jose High School, San Jose, California Shortridge High School, Indiana Saint Paul Central High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota Hastings Senior High School, Minnesota Parkersburg High School, West Virginia Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas Holly High School, Michigan Theodore Roosevelt High School, Ohio Morristown High School, New Jersey Lincoln High School, Oregon Hunter College High School, New York, New York List of oldest schoolsElgin High School.

Lambeth Walk

Lambeth Walk is a street in Lambeth, England, off Lambeth Road. It was at the heart of a working class residential area and there was a street market; the area was developed with wells and a recreation ground, with houses following in the 19th century. After some bomb damage during the Blitz in World War II on 18 September 1940, the area became rather run down and was subsequently rebuilt; some older buildings are still present, including image adjacent. Lambeth Walk starts as a turning off the Lambeth Road between Kennington Road and the main railway line into London Waterloo station. On the junction with Lambeth Road is the former Lambeth Walk pub. On the opposite corner is the modern hall of the Lambeth Mission church and International House, now a hall of residence of the University of Westminster. Turning into Lambeth Walk, at no 5 is the Lambeth Walk Group Practice, a local NHS health centre run for many years by King's College London; the practice relocated to the site in 1996. The Chandler Community Hall at 15 Lambeth Walk serves the adjacent China Walk estate, a London County Council estate where the houses are named after different china manufacturers, including Wedgwood and Doulton.

A plaque on the Hall commemorates Charlie Chaplin. Next to the Chandler Community Hall is the Pelham Hall, now the sculpture department of Morley College; this was the original Lambeth Mission hall, built in about 1910, with a distinctive outside pulpit. Nos 73-75 Lambeth Walk were in the ownership of St Olave's Church, Southwark; the London Eye Hostel is now at 73 Lambeth Walk. Continuing southeast of Fitzalan Street and Juxon Street, Lambeth Walk is flanked by modern social housing, built on the site of the former Norfolk House, home of the Duke of Norfolk, on Old Paradise Street. Fitzalan Street, off Lambeth Walk, takes its name from the Norfolk ducal family, while Juxon Street is named after Archbishop William Juxon, former resident of Lambeth Palace. Lambeth Walk Doorstep Green, a small park, is between Lollard Streets; the former boiler house at Sugden House on the corner of Old Paradise Street was redeveloped for housing. Lambeth Walk ends opposite the Jolly Gardeners pub; the area gave its name to a popular song, "The Lambeth Walk", from the musical Me and My Girl, a film based on the show released in 1939, with the refrain: Anytime you're Lambeth wayAny evening, any day,You'll find us all doin' the Lambeth walk.

It was mentioned in the song "This Is What We Find" by Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Forty-year old housewife Mrs Elizabeth Walk of Lambeth WalkHad a husband, jubblified with only half a stalkSo she had a Milk of Magnesia and curry powder sandwich,Half a pound of uncut porkTook an overdose of Omo, this made the neighbours talk Lambeth Walk information from the Vauxhall Society Lambeth Walk, In Their Shoes from the Partleton Tree grid reference TQ310789

David Palladini

David Palladini was an American illustrator, best known for his Aquarian Tarot deck and its reworking as the New Palladini Tarot, illustrations of children's books The Girl Who Cried Flowers and other tales by Jane Yolen. His style is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau illustrations of Alfons Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley, the Art Deco designs of Erte. Palladini emigrated to America as a child, his dual cultural background is expressed in the lush creativity of his work. After studying art and film at the Pratt Institute in New York City, he was a photographer at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on his first job. Palladini illustrated the second edition of a novel by The Eyes of the Dragon; the artwork was rendered in ink on Bienfeng velour paper. Depending on retention of the illustrations subsequently, that may be his most held work in WorldCat libraries. Otherwise Yolen's The Girl Who Cried Flowers is his most held, by a wide margin, he did an edition of Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, her first novel.

David's artistic memoir, The Journal of an Artist, a bracingly honest look at a man who chose to honor his authentic path by devoting his life to art, was published by Black Swan Press in 2011. David discusses his work on The Aquarian Tarot and the New Palladini Tarot in Painting the Soul: The Tarot Art of David Palladini, with co-author Anastasia Haysler published by Black Swan Press in 2013. David has worked and lived in The Hamptons and France, he spent the last years of his life in Newport Beach and continued to paint and exhibit his work. David died on March 2019, peacefully at home. David Palladini at Library of Congress Authorities — with 12 catalog records David Palladini Official Website

Timeline of Latakia

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Latakia, Syria. 183 CE - Latakia Tetraporticus built. 330 CE - Now part of the Eastern Roman Empire 494 CE - Earthquake. 528 CE - Declared capital of the Byzantine province of Theodorias. 637 CE - Part of the Rashidun Caliphate 616 CE - Part of the Umayyad Caliphate 750 CE - Part of the Abbasid Caliphate 1102 - Tancred in power. 1104 - Battle of Harran and reoccupation by the Byzantine Empire 1170 - Earthquake. 1188 - Part of the Ayyubid Sultanate. 1287 al-Mansur Qala'un in power. Earthquake. 1332 - Ibn Battuta visited the city during his travels 1725 - Sulayman Pasha al-'Azm of Tripoli in power. 1752 - 21 July: Earthquake. 1822 - Earthquake. 1829 - Franciscan monastery built. 1880 - Literary society founded. 1909 - April: Influx of refugees. 1920 - Latakia becomes part of the Alawite State of the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon. 1932 - Population: 24,000. 1933 - Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built. 1942 "France reunites... Latakia with the rest of Syria."

July: "Explosion in a government building." 1943 - Population: 36,000. 1945 - Hutteen Sporting Club formed. 1947 - Tishreen Sports Club formed. 1950s - Port of Latakia expanded. 1955 - Latakia Camp of Palestinian refugees established. 1957 - Population: 56,000. 1970s - Ras Ibn Hani archaeological site discovered near Latakia. 1970 - Population: 125,716. 1971 - University of Latakia established. 1973 - 7 October: Battle of Latakia occurs offshore. 1978 - Al-Assad Stadium opens. 1980 - Marine Research Center built. 1985 - Population: 229,944. 1986 - National Museum of Latakia inaugurated. 1987 Latakia Sports City Stadium opens. September: 1987 Mediterranean Games held. Population: 241,000. 1989 - Naissa Mosque built. 1994 - Population: 303,000. 2004 Population: 383,786. 2008 - Population: 951,000. 2011 28 March: Antigovernment protest. 13 August: Siege of Latakia. 2014 22 September: Ancient tunnel uncovered beneath the National Museum of Latakia. 2015 30 September: Khmeimim airbase, an airbase near the Bassel Al-Assad International Airport becomes operational for use by Russian troops.

2016 2 June: Suicide bombing near a mosque in the city's center kills three civilians and injures several others. 14 August: Asma al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria visits the city and attends the graduation ceremony for the 5th batch of students of the National Center for Distinguished Students. 27 November: Al-Manara University opened. 2017 25 March: Authorities seize large amounts of weapons and ammo that were to be smuggled to terrorists in Latakia. 6 April: Tishreen University Hospital in Lattakia receives new batch of medical aid provided by Russia. 4 May: Authorities arrest a criminal group responsible for a number of kidnappings and killings in the city and surrounding villages. 4 September: Terrorist groups launch a missile onto Latakia causing material damage. 10 October: Over 140 students graduate from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in Latakia. 24 October: A car rigged with 50 kgs of explosives was seized by the authorities near a private hospital.

17 November: Prime Minister of Syria Imad Khamis launches the plans to rehabilitate the Al-Assad Sports City complex, closed temporarily during the civil war and used to house refugees from the city of Aleppo. 18 November: A batch of aid sent from Belarus containing canned food, 2500 pieces of clothes and other relief materials arrives in Latakia to be distributed among hundreds of families affected by terrorism in Latakia and Homs. 25 November: Following the liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor from ISIL militants, 125 tons of citrus were sent from Latakia to the city of Deir ez-Zor. 11 December: Russian president Vladimir Putin, accompanied by his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad visits the Khmeimim airbase. Latakia history History of Latakia Timelines of other cities in Syria: Aleppo, Hama, Homs This article incorporates information from the Arabic Wikipedia and French Wikipedia. "Latakia residents live peacefully in a city untouched by Syrian war", New York Times, 25 May 2014

Gladiolus italicus

Gladiolus italicus is a species of gladiolus known by the common names Italian gladiolus, field gladiolus, common sword-lily. It is native to much of Eurasia and North Africa, but it is well-known on other continents where it is a common weed of cultivated fields and waste places; this perennial flower grows an erect stem approaching a meter in maximum height with a few long leaves around its base. Toward the top half of the unbranching stem is a spike inflorescence on which flowers appear at intervals; each plant has 16 flowers. The flower is bright pink to magenta and several centimeters long with its stamens and style protruding from the throat; the fruit is a capsule about a centimeter long containing many seeds. Jepson Manual Treatment USDA Plants Profile Photo gallery