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Brewer's: Humour

As good humour, ill or had humour, etc. According to an ancient theory, there are four principal humours in the body: phlegm, blood, choler, and black bile. As any one of these predominates…

Aesop's Fables: The Man and His Two Sweethearts

by Aesop The Birds, the Beasts, and the BatThe Eagle, the Jackdaw, and the ShepherdThe Man and His Two Sweethearts A Man of middle age, whose hair was turning grey, had two Sweethearts, an …

The Old Man and His Grandson

The Old Man and His Grandson There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dull of hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardly hold the spoon, an…

Promising a Chicken in Every Pot

The Question: Which president promised "a chicken in every pot"? The Answer: It wasn't just chicken. During the presidential campaign of 1928, a…

In and Out

Director:Frank OzWriter:Paul RudnickDirector of Photography:Rob HahnEditors:Dan Hanley and John JympsonMusic:Marc ShaimanProduction Designer:Ken AdamProducer:Scott RudinParamount; PG-13; 105 m…

The Celtic Twilight: The Man and His Boots

by W. B. Yeats The Old TownA CowardThe Man and His Boots There was a doubter in Donegal, and he would not hear of ghosts or sheogues, and there was a house in Donegal that had been haunted…

Brewer's: Every Man Jack of Them

Everyone. The older form of everyone was everichon, often divided into every chone, corrupted first into every-john, then into every Jack, then perverted into every man Jack of 'em. “…

Sun Wu and his Book

The Text of Sun Tzu Sun Wu and his Book Ssu-ma Ch`ien gives the following biography of Sun Tzu: [1] — Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His ART OF WAR b…