Engene Louis Lequesne

Engene Louis Lequesne, a French sculptor, born in Paris in 1815. He studied in Paris and Rome. His earliest notable work was a " Dancing Faun" (1850), which is in the garden of the Luxembourg. He subsequently completed the statue of Victory on Napoleon's tomb, which had been commenced by Pradier, and executed many other works, including statuettes of a "Bathing Girl" and "Lesbia," a " Roman Slave," and a bust of Adelina Patti (1863). He also decorated the church of St. Augustine, and in 1870 executed "Pegasus" for the new opera house.

Engineer's Transit

See Theodolite.

England Isle Of Wight

See Wight.

English Channel

English Channel, an arm of the ocean, separating England from France, extending on the English side from Dover to the Land's End, and on the side of France from Calais to the island of Ushant. At the W. end it is 100 m. wide; on the east, where it is united to the North sea by the strait of Dover, it is 21 m. across, and its greatest width is about 150 m. The English coast of the channel is 390, and the French 570 m. in length. In it are the isle of Wight, Guernsey, Jersey, and other islands. A current appears to run through it from the west. On the English coast it has some excellent harbors, but those on the French side, excepting the artificial port of Cherbourg, are too shallow for men-of-war. Important pilchard, mackerel, and oyster fisheries are prosecuted in its waters. From its shape the French call it la Manche, "the sleeve."


See Grafting.

Enguerrand De Monstrelet

Enguerrand De Monstrelet, a French chronicler, born in Cambrai about 1390, died July 20, 1453. He filled several offices in Cambrai, being bailiff of the chapter, provost of the city, and bailiff of Wallaincourt. His chronicle is in two books, extends from 1400 to 1444, and comprises an account of the capture of Paris and the conquest of the French monarchy by Henry V., and of the wars which resulted in the expulsion of the English from most parts of France. His style has none of the animation and picturesqueness of Froissart, but it is marked by dignity, simplicity, and accuracy. The latest edition is that of L. Douet-d'Arcq (6 vols. 8vo, Paris, 1857-02). The best English version is by the Rev. Thomas Johnes (13 vols. 8vo, London, 1810). Appended to the earlier editions of Monstrelet are two spurious books continuing the history to 1467.


Enkhuisen, a seaport town of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland, on a small peninsula in the Zuyder-Zee, 27 m. N. E. of Amsterdam; pop. in 1867, 5,625. It has several churches, a fine town hall, several salt refineries, and a large cannon foundery. The town was formerly more important than at present, and it is said to have had at one time about 40,000 inhabitants. The harbor, being filled up with sand, is now nearly useless.

Enrico Tamberlik

Enrico Tamberlik, an Italian singer, born in Rome in 1820. He made his debut at the Teatro del Fondo in Naples in 1841, and subsequently sang in Spain, South America, England, and St. Petersburg, in which city he appeared for 18 consecutive seasons. He visited the United States in 1875, but without success, his voice being impaired.