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Clever Elsie

Clever Elsie There was once a man who had a daughter who was called Clever Elsie. And when she had grown up her father said: 'We will get her married.' 'Yes,' said the mother, 'if only someone…

Destiny’s Child

The music group Destiny's Child was formed in 1990 as a novelty group of pre-teen girls; by decade's end they had become a superstar female R&B vocal quartet. They later became a trio featuring Kelly …

Romance Languages

The Question: Which are the Romance languages? The Answer: "Romance languages" is a term used to describe a group of languages that are derived …

Destiny's Child

Survivor Columbia While their new album title may be a cliché, in this case, Destiny's Child can be forgiven. After surviving soap opera headlines, lawsuits, firings, bickering, and all…

Elsie Widdowson 2000 Deaths

Elsie WiddowsonAge: 93 pioneering British nutritionist who used wartime rationing to promote a healthy, lean diet of bread, cabbage, and potatoes. She was also known for her work analyzing the…

Brewer's: Elsie

The daughter of Gottlieb, a farm tenant of Prince Henry of Hoheneck. The prince was suffering severely from some malady, and was told that he would be cured if any maiden would give her lif…

Scudder Middleton: Romance

RomanceScudder MiddletonWhy should we argue with the falling dust Or tremble in the traffic of the days? Our hearts are music-makers in the clouds, Our feet are running on the heavenly ways.We…

The Devil's Dictionary: Romance

by Ambrose Bierce ROBBERROPEROMANCE -n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse t…

Brewer's: Romance

A tale in prose or verse the incidents of which are hung upon what is marvellous and fictitious. These tales were originally written in the Romance language (q.v.), and the expression, &#82…

Brewer's: Arthurian Romances

These may be divided into six parts: (1) The romance of the San Graal. By Robert Borron. (2) The Merlin, which celebrates the birth and exploits of King Arthur. By Sr Thomas Malory. (3) The…