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Brewer's: Rowley

(Thomas). The fictitious priest of Bristol, said by Chatterton to have been the author of certain poems which he (Chatterton) published. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …

Coleridge: Dejection: an Ode

France: an OdeYouth and AgeDejection: an Ode 55, 1 of motto-*yestreen*. Abbreviation of "yester-even," yesterday evening. 58, 82-*But now afflictions*, etc. In March 1801 Coleridge wrote…

Brewer's: Marvellous

The marvellous boy. Thomas Chatterton, the poet, author of a volume of poetry entitled Rowley's Poems, professedly written by Rowley, a monk. (1752-1770.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…

John Keats: To George Felton Mathew

... To My Brother George To George Felton Mathew Sweet are the pleasures that to verse belong, And doubly sweet a brotherhood in song; Nor can remembrance, Mathew! bring to view A fate…

Brewer's: Bohemian

A gipsy, an impostor. The first gipsies that entered France came from Bohemia, and appeared before Paris in 1427. They were not allowed to enter the city, but were lodged at La Chapelle St.…

Brewer's: Its

did not come into use till the seventeenth century. Dean Trench points out that Chatterton betrayed his forgeries by the line “Life and its goods I scorn,” but the word its was …

1928–1929 Academy Awards

There were two Oscar ceremonies held at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel in 1930. This one, held on April 3, honored films released in 1928–1928. The other, held on Nov. 3 honored films r…

1929–1930 Academy Awards

There were two Oscar ceremonies held at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel in 1930. This one, held on Nov. 3 honored films released in 1930. The other, held on April 3, honored films released in …

John Keats: To George Felton Mathew

by JohnKeatsTo My Brother GeorgeTo George Felton Mathew Sweet are the pleasures that to verse belong, And doubly sweet a brotherhood in song; Nor can remembrance, Mathew! bring to view A fa…