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Childe

as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante an…

Sweetheart Roland

Sweetheart Roland There was once upon a time a woman who was a real witch and had two daughters, one ugly and wicked, and this one she loved because she was her own daughter, and one beautiful…

Roland

Count of Mans and Knight of Blaives, was son of Duke Milo of Aiglant, his mother being Bertha, the sister of Charlemagne. His sword was called Durandal, and his horse Veillantiff. He was ei…

Child

at one time, meant a female infant, and was the correlative of boy. “Mercy on `s! A barne, a very pretty barne. A boy or a child, I wonder?” —Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, i…

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich was a celebrated director of small-budget science fiction films when he teamed up with American actor/producer Dean Devlin to make the high-kicking Jean-Claude Van Damme film Universal…

Roland JONES

JONES, Roland, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Salisbury, N.C., November 18, 1813; attended private schools; taught school in Wilkesboro, N.C., 1830-1835; was graduated from Cambridge …

Roland BURRIS

Senate Years of Service: 2009-2010Party: DemocratBURRIS, Roland, a Senator from Illinois; born in Centralia, Ill., August 3, 1937; B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., 1959; J.…

Song of Roland

the renowned nephew of Charlemagne, slain in the pass of Roncesvalles. At the battle of Hastings, Taillefer advanced on horseback before the invading army, and gave the signal for onset by …

Breche de Roland

A deep defile in the crest of the Pyrenees, some three hundred feet in width, between two precipitous rocks. The legend is that Roland, the paladin, cleft the rock in two with his sword Dur…

Roland de Vaux

(Sir). Baron of Triermain, who woke Gyneth from her long sleep of five hundred years and married her. (Sir Walter Scott: Bridal of Triermain.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. C…