1. Pierre D’Ailly, president of the council which condemned John Huss (1350–1425).

2. St. Augeustine, “the pillar of truth and hammer of heresies” (395–430). —Hakewill.

3. John Faber. So called from the title of one of his works, Malleus Hereticorum (1470–1541).

Hammer of Scotland, Edward I. His son inscribed on his tomb: “Edwardus Longus Scotorum Malleus hie est”(1239, 1272–1307).

Hammerlein (Claus), the smith, one of the insurgents at Liège.—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward(time, Edward IV.).

Hamond, captain of the guard of Rollo (“the bloody brother” of Otto, and duke of Normandy). He stabs the duke, and Rollo stabs the captain; so that they kill each other.—Fletcher: The Bloody Brother(1639).

Hampden (John) was born in London, but after his marriage lived as a country squire. He was imprisoned in the gate-house for refusing to pay a tax called ship-money, imposed without the authority of parliament. The case was tried in the Exchequer Chamber, in 1637, and given against him. He threw himself heart and soul into the business of the Long Parliament, and commanded a troop in the parliamentary army. In 1643 he fell in an encounter with prince Rupert; but he has ever been honoured as a patriot, and the defender of the rights of the people (1594–1643).

[Shall] Hampden no more, when suffering Freedom calls, Encounter Fate, and triumph as he falls!
   —Campbell: Pleasures of Hope, i.(1799).

Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast,
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
   —Gray: Elegy(1749).

Hamzu-ben-Ahmud, who, on the death of hakeem B’amr-ellah (called the incarnate deity and last prophet), was the most zealous propagator of the new faith, out of which the semi-Mohammedan sect called Druses subsequently arose.

N.B.—They were not called “Druses” till the eleventh century, when one of their “apostles,” called Durzi, led them from Egypt to Syria, and the sect was called by his name.

Han (Sons of), the Chinese; so called from Hân, the village in which Lieou-pang was chief. Lieou-pang conquered all who opposed him, seized the supreme power, assumed the name of Kao-hoângtee, and the dynasty, which lasted 422 years, was “the fifth imperial dynasty, or that of Hân.” It gave thirty emperors, and the seat of government was Yn. With this dynasty the modern history of China begins (B.C. 202 to A.D. 220).

Hand over Fist, very fast.

He’s making money hand over fist.—Boldrewood; Robbery under Arms, ch. xxviii.

Hands are said to be of five classes.

1. Idealistic, delicate, with long and pointed fingers.

2. Realistic, with short square fingers.

3. Energetic, with spatulated fingers.

4. Philosophic, with rough fingers, knotted at the points.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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