Hampden


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Hampden

(ˈhæmpdən; ˈhæmdən)
n
(Biography) John. 1594–1643, English statesman; one of the leaders of the Parliamentary opposition to Charles I
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Round Clifton Hampden, itself a wonderfully pretty village, old- fashioned, peaceful, and dainty with flowers, the river scenery is rich and beautiful.
We visited the tomb of the illustrious Hampden and the field on which that patriot fell.
On such an occasion the author chanced to call to memory a rhyme recording three names of the manors forfeited by the ancestor of the celebrated Hampden, for striking the Black Prince a blow with his racket, when they quarrelled at tennis;
``Tring, Wing, and Ivanhoe, For striking of a blow, Hampden did forego, And glad he could escape so.''
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
The pictures which fill the imagination in reading the actions of Pericles, Xenophon, Columbus, Bayard, Sidney, Hampden, teach us how needlessly mean our life is; that we, by the depth of our living, should deck it with more than regal or national splendor, and act on principles that should interest man and nature in the length of our days.
THE SFA have finally concluded the deal to buy Hampden from Queen's Park.
Byline: G AL POSTS EXTRA TIME FROM HAMPDEN SEMI-FINAL Kevin McAllion's
JOHN ROBERTSON last night insisted Caley Thistle want to keep their Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.
CELTIC'S Scottish Betfred Cup semi-final clash with Hearts could be moved to Murrayfield after original plans to hold both last-four ties at Hampden on the same day came under fire.
D-day for Scotland's national football stadium is set for one week today, when the SFA will view presentations from Hampden Park Limited and the Scottish Rugby Union as the two tussle to for the nation's glamour cup ties and international matches.
The founding chair of UK-based private bank, Hampden and Co, is to step down from office.