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Fielding, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Fielding, Henry, 1707–54, English novelist and dramatist. Born of a distinguished family, he was educated at Eton and studied law at Leiden. Settling in London in 1729, he began…

Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding is considered one of the founders of the English novel, thanks mostly to his best-known work, 1749's Tom Jones (The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling).A comfortably upper-class…

Bosworth Field

(Encyclopedia) Bosworth Field, Leicestershire, central England. It was the scene of the battle (1485) at which Richard III was killed and the crown was passed to his opponent, the earl of Richmond (…

Field of the Cloth of Gold

(Encyclopedia) Field of the Cloth of Gold, locality between Guines and Ardres, not far from Calais, in France, where in 1520 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met for the purpose of…

field

(Encyclopedia) field, in physics, region throughout which a force may be exerted; examples are the gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields that surround, respectively, masses, electric charges,…

field

(Encyclopedia) field, in algebra, set of elements (usually numbers) that may be combined under the operations of addition and multiplication so that it constitutes an additive group, the nonzero…

Huxley, Sir Andrew Fielding

(Encyclopedia) Huxley, Sir Andrew Fielding, 1917–2012, British physiologist, educated at University College, London; grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, half-brother of Sir Julian Huxley and Aldous…

The Song of Hiawatha: Blessing the Cornfields

The Son of the Evening Star Picture-Writing Blessing the Cornfields Sing, O Song of Hiawatha, Of the happy days that followed, In the land of the Ojibways, In the pleasant land and…

The Song of Hiawatha: Introduction

Introductory Note Introduction Should you ask me, whence these stories? Whence these legends and traditions, With the odors of the forest With the dew and damp of meadows, With the…

The Song of Hiawatha: The Famine

The Ghosts The White Man's Foot The Famine Oh the long and dreary Winter! Oh the cold and cruel Winter! Ever thicker, thicker, thicker Froze the ice on lake and river, Ever deeper,…