The International Cyclopedia; A Compendium of Human Knowledge Volume 2

The International Cyclopedia; A Compendium of Human Knowledge Volume 2

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to New York and became one of the editors of the American Montldg Magazite, and two years later assisted Horace Greeley in editing The New Yorker. In 1843 1.i was one of the editors of the New World, retiring in 1844. He wrote many poen-j, essays, reviews, etc.; but no collected edition of his works has been made. In perum he was large and apparently very robust; but an early sickness deprived him of t-.e use of his legs. BENJAMIN, Samuel, Green Wheeler. See page 888. BENJAMIN OF TTTDELA, a Jewish rabbi, was b. in Navarre, Spain. He was the first European traveler who gave information respecting the distant east. Partly with commercial views, and partly to trace the remnants of the "lost tribes," he made a i'ourney, in the years 1159-73, from Saragossa, through Italy aud Greece, to Palestine, Jersia, and the borders of China, returning by way of Egypt and Sicily. He died in 1173, the last year of his travels. His notes of foreign lands--originally written in Hebrew, and frequently republished in Latin, English, Dutch, and French--are occasionally concise and valuable; but on the whole must be accepted with qualifications. Like all the early travelers, B. had a greedy ear for the marvelous. His errors are also numerous. The latest edition by Asher (London, 1841) contains the original text, with an English translation and learned annotations. BENJAMIN TBEE. See Benzoin. BEN LAWEES, a mountain in Perthshire, Scotland, about 32 m. w.n.w. of Perth, on the w. side of Loch Tay. This mountain, which is easy of ascent, is rich in specimens of Alpine plants, and a magnificent view is commanded from its summit, which has an elevation of 3984 feet. Ore of titanium is found in the mountain. BEN LE'DI, a mountain also of Perthshire, 4 m. w.n.w....show more

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