5000 Facts and Fancies; A Cyclopaedia of Important, Curious, Quaint, and Unique Information in History, Literature, Science, Art, and Nature

5000 Facts and Fancies; A Cyclopaedia of Important, Curious, Quaint, and Unique Information in History, Literature, Science, Art, and Nature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...Tiberius and Caius to her side, and, pointing to them, exclaimed, "These are my jewels!" She survived her two sons, and was held in such honor by the Romans that, after her death, they erected a monument to her memory, with the inscription, Cornelia, Mother Of The Gracchi. Jew, Wandering. See Wandering Jew. Jezebel. An infamous woman, the wife of Ahab (931-909 B.C.), King of Israel. She introduced idolatry into the kingdom, and tried to put an end to the worship of Jehovah. She was thrown from the window of the palace, and was trampled under foot by the horses of Jehu. The expression "a painted Jezebel" has been used, since the days of the Puritans, to denote a woman of brazen appearance and loose morals. Jim Crow. See Crow, Jim. Jingoes. A term first used, during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, to denote that branch of the Conservative party ip England that endeavored to force the country into a war with Russia. The word was adopted from McDermott's music-hall song--then popular in London--beginning with the words: "We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too." Jingoism corresponds to the French Chauvinism, and has lately been applied in the United States to the sentiment that favors an aggressive foreign policy. The word Jingo is derived, according to some authorities, from a corruption of St. Gingulph. Other authorities, however, say that it is a corruption of Jainko, the Basque term for the Deity; hence the expression "By Jingo " may be considered a direct appeal to the Supreme Being. See Chauvinism. Joan, Pope. See Pope Joan. Job, Book of. One of the poetical books of the Old Testament, whose date and authorship are unknown....show more

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  • 9781236556912