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Jason NILES

NILES, Jason, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Burlington, Vt., December 19, 1814; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1837; …

Nathaniel NILES

NILES, Nathaniel, a Representative from Vermont; born in South Kingston, R.I., April 3, 1741; attended Harvard College and was graduated from Princeton College in 1766; studied law and medicine…

Brewer's: Whom the Gods Love Die Young

[Herodotos]. Cited in Don Juan, canto iv. 12 (death of Haidee). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Wick, WickedWhole Gale …

West Nile Virus

What's behind the outbreak in Louisiana? by David Johnson Related Links More About Killer Bees and TermitesMore Natural DisastersCentral ParkPersonal HealthDisease &am…

John Milton NILES

Senate Years of Service: 1835-1837; 1837-1839; 1843-1849Party: Jacksonian; Democrat; DemocratNILES, John Milton, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., August 20, …

Gods and Monsters

Director/Writer:Bill CondonLions Gate Films; R; 105 minutesRelease:11/98Cast:Ian McKellan, Brendan Fraser, Lynne Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich and Kevin O'Connor A finely wrought character study…

Brewer's: Dying Sayings

(real or traditional): ADAMS (President): “Independence for ever.” ADAMS (John Q. ): “It is the last of earth. I am content.” ADDISON: “See how a Christian die…

Brewer's: Die

The die is cast. The step is taken, and I cannot draw back. So said Julius Caesar when he crossed the Rubicon. I have set my life upon the cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. Shak…

Brewer's: An Act of God

“Damnum fatale,” such as loss by lightning, shipwreck, fire, etc.; loss arising from fatality, and not from one's own fault, theft, and so on. A Devonshire jury once found a ver…

Witter Bynner: God's Acre

God's AcreWitter BynnerBecause we felt there could not be A mowing in reality So white and feathery-blown and gay With blossoms of wild caraway, I said to Celia, "Let us trace The secret of th…