Montserrat, a mountain of Spain. See Monserrat.


Monza, a city of Italy, in Lombardy, on the river Lambro, which divides it into almost equal parts, 9 m. N. N. E. of Milan; pop. about 16,000. Monza was once walled and defended by a castle; the walls are now levelled. The most important building is the cathedral, founded by Queen Theodelinda in 595, and reconstructed. in the 18th and 14th centuries. It contains many relics of the Lombard kingdom, of which Monza was the capital. The most celebrated relic is the iron crown which was used for the coronation of the kings of Lombardy and the emperors who subsequently claimed that title. It is mainly of gold, and takes its name from a thin band of iron, said to have been hammered from a nail of the true cross. Napoleon I. was the first who wore it after the emperor Charles V . It was carried off by the Austrians in 1859, but was returned in 1866. The palace of Monza is surrounded by a celebrated park.


Moody, a S. E. county of Dakota, bordering on Minnesota, recently formed, and not included in the census of 1870; area, 528 sq. m. It is intersected by the Big Sioux river, and lies partly on the Plateau du Coteau des Prairies.

Moor Fowl

See Ptarmigan.

Moore Henry

Moore Henry, an Irish clergyman, horn in Dublin in 1751, died in 1843. Under the preaching of the Wesleys he united with the Methodists, was admitted to probation in 1779, labored several years in Ireland, and then be-came John Wesley's confidential counsellor. He was successful as a revivalist, and founded numerous chapels. After the death of Wesley be was prominent in the discussion as to a church government, advocating the episcopal form. He also defended the itinerant system and the right of Wesleyan ministers to administer the sacraments. He was the last survivor of those whom Wesley had ordained. His principal works are: "Life of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., including the Life of his Brother the Rev. Charles Wesley, and Memoirs of their Family" (1824), and "Memoir of Mary Fletcher".


See Elk.

Moose Wood

See Maple, vol. xi., p. 139.

Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake, an irregular sheet of water on the borders of Somerset and Piscataquis counties, Me., the largest lake in the state and the source of Kennebec river, about 35 m. long and from 3 to 12 m. wide. It is situated 1,023 ft. above the level of the sea, in the midst of a wild and as yet mostly uninhabited region, 2 m. S. of the Penobscot and 75 m. N. by E. of Augusta. The densely wooded shores, which in general are but slightly elevated, rise in Spencer mountain, at the head of Spencer bay on the E. shore, to a height of 4,000 ft. Owing to the varied nature of the surrounding scenery I and to the vast numbers of game, including the deer and caribou, which stal frequent the pri-ineval forests, Moosehead lake has for many years possessed a high reputation as a resort fur tourists and sportsmen. Steamboats ply daily between Greenville on the S. extremity and Mt Kineo, a distance of about 20 m.