the hobbies part over with & there's some great links in amongst
that lot. At least I know where I come from, where I am & where I'm
going to. Christopher Columbus didn't. Neither did this kid who had
to write an essay for school:---
"During the Renaissance America began.
Christopher Columbus was a great navigator who discovered America while
cursing about the Atlantic. His ships were called the Nina, the Pinta,
and the Santa Fe. Later the Pilgrims crossed the Ocean, and this was called
the Pilgrim's Progress. When they landed at Plymouth Rock, they were greeted
by Indians, who came down the hill rolling their was hoops before them.
The Indian squabs carried porposes on their back. Many of the Indian heroes
were killed, along with their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them.The
winter of 1620 was a hard one for the settlers. Many people died and many
babies were born. Captain John Smith was responsible for all this.
One of the causes
of the Revolutionary Wars was the English put tacks in their tea. Also,
the colonists would send their pacels through the post without stamps.
During the War, Red Coats and Paul Revere was throwing balls over stone
walls. The dogs were barking and the peacocks
crowing. Finally, the colonists
won the War and no longer had to pay for taxis.
Delegates from the
original thirteen states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson,
a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of
Independence. Franklin had gone to Boston carrying all his clothes in his
pocket and a loaf of bread under each arm. He invented electricity by rubbing
cats backwards and declared "a horse divided against itself cannot stand."
Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead. George Washington married Matha
Curtis and in due time became the Father of Our Country. Then the Constitution
of the United States was adopted to secure domestic hostility. Under the
Constitution the people enjoyed the right to keep bare arms.
Abraham Lincoln became
America's greatest Precedent. Lincoln's mother died in infancy, and he
was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. When Lincoln
was President, he wore only a tall silk hat. He said, "In onion there is
strength." Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address while traveling
from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope. He also signed
the Emasculation Proclamation, and the Fourteenth Amendment gave the ex-Negroes
citizenship. But the Clue Clux Clan would torcher and lynch the ex-Negroes
and other innocent victims. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went
to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving
picture show. The believed assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposedly
insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.
Meanwhile in Europe,
the enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltare invented electricity and
also wrote a book called "Candy". Gravity was invented by Issac Walton.
It is chiefly noticeable in the Autumn, when the apples are flaling off
Bach was the most famous
composer in the world, and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half
Italian and half English. He was very large. Bach died from 1750 to the
present. Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf
he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone
was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.
France was in a very
serious state. The French Revolution was accomplished before it happened.
The Marseillaise was the theme song of the French Revolution, and it catapulted
into Napoleon. During the Napoleonic Wars, the crowned heads of Europe
were trembling in their
shoes. Then the Spanish gorrilas
came down from the hills and nipped at Napoleon's flanks. Napoleon became
ill with bladder problems and was very tense and unrestrained. He wanted
an heir to inheret his power, but since Josephine was a baroness, she couldn't
bear him any
The sun never set
on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the
sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on
a thorn for 63 years. Her reclining years and finally the end of her life
were exemplatory of a great personality. Her death
was the final event which ended
The nineteenth century
was a time of many great inventions and thoughts. The invention of the
steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented
the McCormick Raper, which did the work of a hundred men. Samuel Morse
invented a code for
telepathy. Louis Pastuer discovered
a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturailst who wrote the "Organ
of the Species". Madman Curie discovered radium. And Karl Marx became one
of theMarx Brothers.
The greatest writer
of the Renaissance was William Shakespear. Shakespear never made much money
and is famous only because of his plays. He lived in Windsor with his merry
wives, writing tragedies, comedies and errors. In one of Shakespear's famous
plays, Hamlet rations out his situation by relieving himself in a long
soliloquy. In another, Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill the
King by attacking his manhood. Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic
couplet. Writing at the same time as Shakespear was Miquel Cervantes. He
wrote "Donkey Hote". The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote
"Paradise Lost." Then his wife died and he wrote "Paradise Regained." "
Now I bet you didn't know all
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