"When a current is passed through the instrument it causes one end of the movable system to tilt downwards, and the other end upwards; the sliding weight is then moved along the tray by means of a silk cord until equilibrium is again established." —Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lord Kelvin's Ampere Balance

"When a current is passed through the instrument it causes one end of the movable system to tilt downwards,…

"George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born in Holles Street, London." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Lord George Gordon Byron

"George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born in Holles Street, London." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." Matthew 17:1-2 KJV

The Transfiguration

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high…

"A fief was conferred by a very solemn and peculiar ceremony called homage. The person about to become a vassal, kneeling with uncovered head, placed his hands in those of his future lord and solemnly vowed to be henceforth his man and to serve him faithfully even with his life. This part of the ceremony, sealed with a kiss, was what properly constituted the ceremony of homage."—Myers, 1905

The Ceremony of Homage

"A fief was conferred by a very solemn and peculiar ceremony called homage. The person about to become…

An illustration of Jesus giving a kneeling man communion.

Jesus Giving Communion

An illustration of Jesus giving a kneeling man communion.

The Lord Baltimore Shilling.

Lord Baltimore Shilling

The Lord Baltimore Shilling.

The surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

Lord Cornwallis

The surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

"The Lord Mayor of London was interrupted in the course of his business at Mansion House, in September, 1820, by a sailor, a showman, and a monkey, ho arrived at the justice-room with a great multitude behind them."

Lord Mayor of London 1820

"The Lord Mayor of London was interrupted in the course of his business at Mansion House, in September,…

Lord of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford

Lord Roberts

Lord of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford

"A runaway slave, if recaptured, was sometimes compelled to wear a metal collar riveted about his neck."—Webster, 1913

A Slave's Collar

"A runaway slave, if recaptured, was sometimes compelled to wear a metal collar riveted about his neck."—Webster,…

"The following description of a section of Lord Rosse's telescope, though not so perfect as could be desired, is the best we could obtain. it exhibits a view of the inside of the eastern wall, with the tube, and machinery by which it is moved. A is the mason-work on the ground; B the universal joint, which allows the tube to turn in all directions; C the speculum in the tube; E the eye-piece through which the observer looks; F a pulley by which the tube is moved; H a chain attached to the pulley, and to the side of the tube; I, a chain running to K, the counterpoise; L, a lever connecting the chain M with the tube; Z another chain which passes from the upper part of the tube over a pulley at W, (not seen) and crosses to the opposite wall; X a railroad on which the speculum is drawn either to or from the tube. The dotted line H, shows the course of the weight R, as the tube rises or falls. The tube is moved from wall to wall by a ratchet wheel at R, which is turned by the lever O, on the circle N, the ends of which are fixed in the two walls." —Comstock, 1850

Telescope

"The following description of a section of Lord Rosse's telescope, though not so perfect as could be…