See also:period or series of eight members . In ecclesiastical usage the octave is the eighth
See also:day after a particular
See also:church festival, the feast day itself and the " octave " being counted . The octave thus always falls on the same day of the week as the festival, and any event occurring during the period is said to be " in the octave." In
See also:music, an octave is the eighth full
See also:tone above or below any given note . It is produced by
See also:double or
See also:half the number of vibrations corresponding to the given note . In the
See also:interval between a note and its octave is contained the full scale, the octave of a note forming the starting-point of another scale of similar intervals to the first . The interval between a note and its octave is also called an octave . The name is also applied to an open
See also:metal stop in an
See also:organ, and to a
See also:flute (more usually known as the piccolo) one octave higher in pitch than the
See also:regular flute . It is also a
See also:term for a "
See also:parade " in
See also:fencing . The "
See also:law of octaves " was a term applied in 1865 to a relation-
See also:ship among the chemical elements enunciated by J . A . R . Newlands .
In literature an octave is a
See also:form of
See also:verse consisting of eight
See also:iambic lines, and
See also:complete in itself . From its use by the poets of
See also:Sicily, the recognized type of this form is usually called the Sicilian Octave . It is distinguished from a single stanza of ottava rima, in which the
See also:rhyme-arrangement is abababcc, by having only two rhymes, arranged abababab . In German literature the octave has been used not infrequently since 1820, when Ruckert published " Sicilianen," as they are called in German, for the first
See also:time . The word octave is also often used to describe paralysed, wholly collapsed . O'Connell died on the 15th of May 1847, at Genoa, whilst on his way to Rome . His
See also:body was brought back to
See also:Dublin and buried in Glasnevin cemetery . O'Connell was a remarkable man in every sense of the word, of splendid physique, and with all the attractions of a popular
See also:leader . Catholic
See also:Ireland calls him her " Liberator " still; and
See also:history will say of him that, with some failings, he had many and
See also:great gifts, that he was an orator of a high
See also:order, and that, agitator as he was, he possessed the wisdom, the caution and the tact of a real statesman . Nevertheless he not only failed to accomplish the chief aim of his
See also:life, but Lecky trenchantly observes that " by a singular fatality the great
See also:advocate of repeal did more than any one else to make the Union a
See also:necessity . . .. He destroyed the sympathy between the
See also:people and their natural leaders; and he threw the former into the hands of men who have subordinated all
See also:national to ecclesiastical considerations, or into the hands of reckless, ignorant, and dishonest adventurers." O'Connell married in 1802 his
See also:cousin Mary O'Connell, by whom he had three daughters and four sons,
See also:John (1810—1858), known as the "
See also:Young Liberator," and Daniel, who all sat in parliament .
His son John published a Life in 1846 and Recollections and Experiences in 1849 . There are also
See also:biographies by W . Fagan (1847), M . F . Cusack (1872), J . O'Rourke and O'Keeffe (1875), and J . A .
See also:Hamilton (1888) . See especially W . E . H . Lecky's
See also:essay in the revised edition of his Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland vol .
H . (1903) . (W . O . M.) O'CONNOR, FEARGUS
See also:EDWARD (1794-1855), Chartist leader, was a son of the Irish Nationalist politician Roger O'Connor (1762—1834), and
See also:nephew of Arthur O'Connor (1763—1852), who was the
See also:agent in France for Emmet's
See also:rebellion; both belonged to the "
See also:United Irishmen." He entered parliament as member for the
See also:county of
See also:Cork in 1832 . Though a zealous supporter of repeal, he endeavoured to supplant O'Connell as the leader of the party, an attempt which aroused against him the popular antipathy of the Irish . In 1835 he was unseated on petition, and after
See also:standing unsuccessfully for Oldham he took to stumping England in favour of the new
See also:Radical doctrines of the day, and the use of
See also:physical force for their adoption . In 1837 he established the
See also:Star newspaper at Leeds, and became a vehement advocate of the Chartist
See also:movement . He was imprisoned for seditious
See also:libel in 1840, and after his
See also:release became prominent for his attack on John Bright, and the
See also:league . In 1847 he was returned for Nottingham, and in 1848 he presided at a Chartist demonstration on
See also:Common, which caused great alarm (see
See also:CHARTISM) . But the projected
See also:march on
See also:Westminster fizzled out when the preparations made to receive it became known . The eccentricity which had characterized his opinions from the beginning of his career gradually became more marked until they
See also:developed into insanity .
He began to conduct himself in a disorderly manner in the
See also:House of
See also:Commons, and in 1852 he was found to be of unsound mind by a commission of lunacy . He died at
See also:London on the 3oth of
See also:August 1855, and was buried in Kensal
See also:Green cemetery .
OCTAHEDRON (Gr. 6K-rw, eight, Mpa, base)
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