The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 10

The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...remainder of his life. On February 21, 1814, he was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the Second United States Rifle Regiment (regulars), which was raised under the act of Congress of February 14th of the same year; and about half of this regiment was recruited in Kentucky. He was transferred to the 17th Infantry on May 17, 1815, after the close of the war, when the Rifle Regiments were disbanded. On December 21, 1825, he was made Inspector General of the army with the rank of Colonel, which position he continued to hold during the remainder of his life; and WHAT'S IN A NAME? Tell Me Your Name and I'll Tell You What You Are. "O, my lord, The times and titles now are strangely changed."--King Henry VIII. What is your name? Is it Scotch, Irish or Dutch? Has it been tampered with, coming to you down the years? Tell me and I'll tell you who you are. A good etymologist can trace for you the origin of your cognomen and, mayhap, devise a coat-of-arms for you. On the other hand, a good etymologist could be the means of showing you that you have no right to the coat-of-arms which you have modestly hung up in your study. Of all the "ologies" known, philogy is the most fascinating study of that branch known as etymology, which traces the derivation and combination of the words of a language from its root. Space will not allow one's going very deeply into the scientific study of words here and their derivation. Neither will the scientific arrangement be exact. I will leave that for members of the Harleian Society and for people who have the patience and the time to hunt up the names away at the top of the ancestral tree. Many people love to tell that the roots of their family trees are nourished by the blood of...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236942272
  • 9781236942272