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Clinker

(Humphrey). Hero of Smollett's novel so called. The general scheme of Oliver Twist resembles it. Humphrey is a workhouse boy, put out apprentice; but being afterwards reduced to great want,…

The Expedition Subdivided

Chapter 23 Chapter 25 The Expedition Subdivided On the third of July, accordingly, Captain Lewis, with nine of his men and five Indians, proceeded down the valley lying between t…

Walcheren Expedition

A well-devised scheme, ruined by the stupidity of the agent chosen to carry it out. Lord Castlereagh's instructions were “to advance instantly in …

Sir Humphry Davy

Humphry Davy was one of the most celebrated British chemists of the early 19th century, credited with having discovered several elements through electrolysis. Humphry Davy got interested in chemistry …

The Lewis & Clark Expedition

The expedition that uncovered the American West Related Links Lewis and Clark's Expedition QuizLewis Clark ExpeditionLouisiana Purchase TreatyThe Journals of Lewis and ClarkLouisiana …

Lismahago

(Captain), in Smollett's Humphry Clinker. Very conceited, fond of disputation, jealous of honour, and brim-full of national pride. This poor but proud Scotch officer marries Miss Tabitha Br…

Matthew Bramble

in Smollett's Humphry Clinker, is Roderick Random grown old, somewhat cynical by experience of the world, but vastly improved in taste. Chambers says, “Smollett took some of the incid…

Michael Faraday

Although he had little formal education, Michael Faraday went on to become one of the most influential scientists in the field of electricity. He spent his professional career in the laboratory of th…

Adolphus Greely

Adolphus Washington Greely was the first volunteer private in the United States Army to rise to the rank of Major General, and the leader of an Arctic expedition (1881-84) that was tragic but successf…