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Brewer's: Despair

The Giant Despair, in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, lived in “Doubting Castle.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DessertDesdemona A B C D E F G H I J…

Brewer's: Phocensian Despair

Desperation which terminates in victory. In the days of Philip, King of Macedon, the men of Phocis had to defend themselves single-handed against the united forces of all their neighbours…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Despair

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Fragment: Supposed to be an Ep...FragmentDespair And canst thou mock mine agony, thus calm In cloudless radiance, Queen of silver night? Can you, ye flow'rets,…

Hero

(Encyclopedia) Hero, in Greek mythology, priestess of Aphrodite in Sestos. Her lover, Leander, swam the Hellespont nightly from Abydos to see her. During a storm the light by which she guided him…

Davidson, John

(Encyclopedia) Davidson, John, 1857–1909, Scottish poet. After teaching in Scotland he went to London. There, struggling with poverty and illness, he wrote Fleet Street Eclogues (1893; Ser. 2, 1896…

Dolabella

(Encyclopedia) Dolabella (Publius Cornelius Dolabella)dŏləbĕl´ə, c.70 &BC;–43 &BC;, Roman general, notorious for his unscrupulousness. He divorced his wife Fabia and married (50 &BC;)…

Tucholsky, Kurt

(Encyclopedia) Tucholsky, Kurt ko͝ort to͞okhôl´skē, 1890–1935, German political satirist and journalist. Ranging over a wide variety of subjects and styles, Tucholsky's pacifist, antifascist…

Castro, Rosalía de

(Encyclopedia) Castro, Rosalía de rōsälē´ä dā käs´trō, 1837–85, Spanish poet and novelist. Castro's book of verse Cantares gallegos (1863) was the first important poetry in Galician since the…