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TABLET OF MEMORY;

OR,

MIRROR OF CHRONOLOGY, HISTORY, STATISTICS,

ARTS, AND SCIENCE;

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COMPREHENDING EVERY

MEMORABLE FACT AND ITEM OF INFORMATION IN THOSE

DEPARTMENTS OF KNOWLEDGE,

FROM

THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE YEAR 1838,

CLASSIFIED UNDER DISTINCT HEADS,

AND ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, WITH THEIR DATES ;

WITH A FULL AND EXACT

CHRONOLOGY OF EMINENT MEN,

OP ALL COUNTRIES AND CONDITONS.

“Every line a lesson, every page a history."

FIFTEENTH EDITION,

GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

London:

LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN, AND SHERWOOD,
GILBERT, AND PIPER, PATERNOSTER-ROW; WHITTAKER & CO., AVE-

MARIA-LANE; AND BOOKER AND DOLMAN, BOND-STREET.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The contents of “The New TABLET OF MEMORY,” or “THE MIRROR OF CHRONOLOGY,” &c. have been compiled from the most authentic annals; and as the utility of every publication is its greatest recommendation, the present work is adapted to every class of readers, and to every possible emergency of reference and information. In it, the reader may at one view look into antiquity, and inform himself of incidents of modern date and occurrence. By reference to its pages, the perusal of voluminous authors is obviated, and the remembrance of facts and dates forgotten or but imperfectly remembered, readily recalled and applied.

The present Edition has been greatly improved and enlarged. The specification of the improvement which one division of the Work has received, may enable the Reader to form an opinion of its general emendation. To the head, “Eminent and Remarkable Men,” above four hundred names of distinguished persons have been inserted, which had been omitted in all previous Editions. Many corrections of errors have also been made, and some new heads added.

LONDON,

January 20, 1838.

NEW

TABLET OF MEMORY;

;

OR,

Mlirror of Chronology.

MEMORABLE EVENTS, AND CURIOUS FACTS. ABBEYs and monasteries, 1069, pillaged of distinguished member of the French In

their plate and jewels by William the stitute, Dec. 1, 1783 Conqueror

- the first made in England, Sept. 15, 1784 - obliged to change their tenures, 1070 - Scotland, Oct. 5, 1785 - one hundred suppressed by order of coun- Voyage from Dover to Calais by Blan. cil, 1414

chard and Dr. Jefferies, 1785 dissolved by Henry VIII. to the value - Ascent made by Blanchard, accompanied of 2,853,0001., 1540

by sixteen persons, 1798 suppressed in Germany, 1785

- Garnerin, who was the first to descend in - in France 1790

a parachute (Sept. 21, 1802), from a - one built in Dorsetshire, 1796

height of 4,154 feet Abbots of Reading, Glastonbury, and St. Madame Blanchard, at night, from the

John's Colchester, hanged for denying the Tivoli Gardens in Paris, in June, 1819, king's supremacy, 1539

when the balloon catching fire from Abbotts-hall farm, Great Wigborough, the some fire-works which she carried with

property of Mr. Cline, surgeon, the whole her, she fell from a great height, and of the farmery standing upon nearly two was dashed to pieces acres of ground, destroyed by fire, April 12, Voyage performed November 7, 1836, by 1817

Messrs. Green, Monck Mason, and Hol. Abdication of Sovereignty; first instance of, land, in the largest balloon ever con

by the Roman Emperor Disclesian, 303 structed. They ascended from London Abolition of hereditary peerage, and the law at half-past one o'clock, p. m., and deof entails in France, 1834

scended at Weilburgh, near Coblentz, a - of Monastic establishments in Portugal, distance of about 480 English miles, at

May 28, 1834 ; suppressed in Madrid, half-past seven, on the morning of the 1836

succeeding day Acquittal of the seven bishops, who had been African Slavery, total abolition of, through.

committed to the Tower by that arbitrary out the Colonies of the British Empire, monarch James II., 1688

August 1, 1834, by the grant of twenty Act of Uniformity, by which two thousand millions sterling to the West India Planters,

ministers were ejected from the pale of the for the emancipation of their slaves

Established Church of England, 1662 Agricultural Societies, first established in Addresses to the chief executive magistrate England, 1787

of the realm, originated in the time of Air-balloons.--See Air-balloons, title InvenOliver Cromwell

tions and Discoveries Admiral, the first in France, 1286

Albion Mills, Blackfriars, destroyed by fire, the first in England, 1297

1791 - the first High-Admiral, 1386; office of, Aldermen first appointed, 882

first put in commission, Nov. 20, 1632 Ale invented, 1404, B.C. ; ale.booths set up Admiralty Court erected, 1337

in England, and laws passed for their re. incorporated, June 22, 1768

gulation, 728 Ærostatic Ascent. -The first made was in Alien Priories seized by the king, 1337 France by M. Charles, a physician, and a Alliance (Holy). See Holy Alliance

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