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Martyr

(Greek) simply means a witness, but is applied to one who witnesses a good confession with his blood. The martyr king. Charles I. of England, beheaded January 30th, 1649. He was buried at…

Proto-martyr

The first martyr. Stephen the deacon is so called (Acts v. vii.). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ProtocolProthalamion A B C D E F G H I J K L M …

Walt Whitman: The Wallabout Martyrs

The Wallabout MartyrsGreater than memory of Achilles or Ulysses, More, more by far to thee than tomb of Alexander, Those cart loads of old charnel ashes, scales and splints of mouldy bones, On…

Christina Rossetti: Martyrs' Song

Martyrs' SongWe meet in joy, though we part in sorrow; We part to-night, but we meet to-morrow. Be it flood or blood the path that's trod, All the same it leads home to God: Be it furnace-fire…

Christina Rossetti: Martyrs' Song

Martyrs' SongWe meet in joy, though we part in sorrow; We part to-night, but we meet to-morrow. Be it flood or blood the path that's trod, All the same it leads home to God: Be it furnace-fire…

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Although adoption is mentioned in the legal codes and writings of many ancient peoples, including the Romans and Hebrews, no such laws existed in Eng…

Recent Volcanic Activity

(Bold indicates activity in 2008, 2009, and 2010) The following table shows the recent and ongoing volcanic history around the world by year of activity and volcano…

Recent Volcanic Activity

(Bold indicates activity in 2011) The following table shows the recent and ongoing volcanic history around the world by year of activity and volcano name. …