Mirzapore, a town of British India, in the province and 50 m. E. S. E. of the city of Allahabad, and 30 m. W. by S. of Benares, on the right bank of the Ganges; pop. about 80,000. It is the capital of a district containing more than 800,000 inhabitants, is the principal cotton market of the province, and is noted for carpet and cotton manufactures. The town contains fine European residences and many Hindoo temples, the latter mostly situated on the bank of the river. It is of comparatively modern origin.
Miserere (Lat., have mercy), the name applied in the Roman Catholic church to the 51st psalm, which commences in the Vulgate with that word, and is employed as a penitential hymn at all times, but particularly during Lent. At the end of the office of Tenebrce on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Holy Week, the choir chants or recites it kneeling. At Rome, on Good Friday evening, the Miserere, set to music by Allegri, is sung with great solemnity in the Sistine chapel. Many other eminent composers have also set it to music.
Miskolcz, a town of Hungary, capital of the county of Borsod, near the Sajo, and on the railway from Pesth to Kaschau, 90 m. N. E. of Pesth; pop. in 1870, 21,199. It is situated at the foot of a vine-clad mountain called Avas. It is well built, and has five churches, a convent, a synagogue, three gymnasia, a large county house, a theatre, and a fine hospital. The inhabitants, consisting of Magyars, who are the majority, Rascians, Slovaks, Germans, and Jews, are actively engaged in trade and manufactures; the wine trade is important. A large part of the town was destroyed by fire in 1843.
Missaukee, a N. central county of the S. peninsula of Michigan, watered by the Manistee and Muskegon rivers; area, 570 sq. m.; pop. in 1870. 130. The surface is rolling and well timbered, and the soil moderately fertile. Capital, Falmouth.
Missisquoi, a S. W. county of Quebec, Canada, bordering on Vermont, and bounded S. \V. by the Richelieu river; area, 858 sq.m.; pop. in 1871, 10,922, of whom 7,114 were of French. 4.51:5 of English, 2,188 of Irish, 1,950 of German, and 979 of Scotch origin or de-ait. It is indented by Missisquoi bay, an inlet of Lake Champlain, and is traversed by the N. division of the Vermont Central railroad. Capital, Frelighshurg.
Missoula, the N. W. county of Montana, bounded N. by British America and W. and S. by Idaho; area, 20,400 sq. in.; pop. in 1870, 2,554. It lies mostly between the Bitter Root and Rocky mountains, contains the head waters of Clarke's fork of the Columbia, and is intersected in the N. W. by the Kootenay river. Flathead lake, 10 m. wide and 25 m. long, is the only important lake in the territory. Gold is found, and the census of 1870 returns 68 placer mines as in operation. The chief productions were 32,4.36 bushels of wheat, 15,836 of oats, 1,534 of barley, 12,152 of potatoes, 12,925 lbs. of butter, and 956 tons of hay. There were 1,045 horses, 1,134 milch cows, 1,373 other cattle, and 874 swine; 3 flour mills, and 4 saw mills. Capital, Missoula.