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Brewer's: Fanny Fern

A nom de plume of Mrs. Sarah Payson Parton, sister of Mr. N. P. Willis, the American poet. (Born 1811, died 1872.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FantigueFa…

Brewer's: Lord Fanny

A nickname given to Lord Hervey for his effeminate and foppish manners. He painted his face, and was as pretty in his ways as a boarding-school miss. (In the reign of George II.) Source: …

Fanny Blankers-Koen

Fanny Blankers-KoenBorn: Apr. 26, 1918Dutch sprinter 30-year-old mother of two, who won 4 gold medals (100m, 200m, 800m hurdles and 4x100m relay) at 1948 Olympics.Died: Jan. 25, 2004George Bla…

Fannie Stearns Davis: Souls

SoulsFannie Stearns DavisMy Soul goes clad in gorgeous things, Scarlet and gold and blue; And at her shoulder sudden wings Like long flames flicker through.And she is swallow-fleet, and free…

Fanny Blankers-Koen 2004 Deaths

Fanny Blankers-KoenAge: 85 Dutch sprinter who, as a 30-year-old mother of two, won four gold medals in track and field events at the 1948 Olympics. Died: Amsterdam, Jan. 25, 2004Jan BerryA - F…

Fannie Stearns Davis: The Narrow Doors

The Narrow DoorsFannie Stearns DavisThe Wide Door into Sorrow Stands open night and day. With head held high and dancing feet I pass it on my way.I never tread within it, I never turn to see T…

Fannie Lou (Townsend) Hamer Biography

Fannie Lou (Townsend) Hamercivil rights activistBorn: 10/6/1917Birthplace: Ruleville, Miss. Hamer was the youngest of 20 children and began working with her sharecropper parents at age 6. She …

Fannie Stearns Davis: Water Fantasy

Water FantasyFannie Stearns DavisO brown brook, O blithe brook, what will you say to me If I take off my heavy shoon and wade you childishly? O take them off, and come to me. You shall …