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Boisserean Collection

A collection at Stuttgart of the early specimens of German art, made by the three brothers Boisseree. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894BolayBoiley A B C D …

Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean

Greene, Sarah Pratt McLean[1856-1935](1)Born at Simsbury, Connecticut, July 3, 1856 and educated at McLean Academy and at Mount Holyoke College. She is chiefly known as the author of "Cape Co…

E.

This letter represents a window; in Hebrew it is called he (a window). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894E.G. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …

J. J.

(In Hogarth's Gin Lane, written on a gibbet), is intended for Sir Joseph Jekyll, obnoxious for his bill for increasing the duty on gin. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Daniel Darwin PRATT

Senate Years of Service: 1869-1875Party: RepublicanPRATT, Daniel Darwin, a Senator from Indiana; born in Palermo, Maine, October 26, 1813; moved to New York with his parents, who settled in Fen…

J. J. Grandville

Name at birth: Jean Ignace Isidore GérardJ.J. Grandville was a French illustrator and lithographer known for his fantastical drawings and his satirical caricatures created during the reign of King Lou…

Recommended Online Poetry Collections

Poetry resources and poetry in the public domain compiled by David Johnson Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still …

L. E. L

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (afterwards Mrs. Maclean), a poetess of the “Lara” and “Corsair” school (1802-1839). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Sarah Pratt Greene: De Massa ob de Sheepfol'

De Massa ob de Sheepfol'Sarah Pratt GreeneDe massa ob de sheepfol' Dat guard de sheepfol' bin, Look out in de gloomerin' meadows Whar de long night rain begin — So he call to de hirelin' she…

Sentence Agreement: Collective Nouns

Collective NounsSentence AgreementIntroductionCollective NounsIndefinite PronounsWalk This WayAgree to Disagree Collective nouns are singular in form but plural in sense. Here are some examp…