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J. J.

(In Hogarth's Gin Lane, written on a gibbet), is intended for Sir Joseph Jekyll, obnoxious for his bill for increasing the duty on gin. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Cynthia M. LUMMIS

LUMMIS, Cynthia M., a Representative from Wyoming; born in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyo.; September 10, 1954; B. S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., 1976; B. A., University of Wyoming, 1…

M. B. Waistcoat

A clerical cassock waistcoat was so called (about 1830) when first introduced by the High Church party. M. B. means “mark of the beast.” “He smiled at the folly which stig…

M. Aurelius Antoninus

M. Aurelius Antoninusby George Long, M. A.M. ANTONINUS was born at Rome A.D. 121, on the 26th of April. His father Annius Verus died while he was praetor. His mother was Domitia Calvilla, also…

V. D. M. I. A. E

(Verbum Dei manet in aeternum). The word of God endureth for ever. The inscription on the livery of the servants of the Duke of Saxony and Landgrave of Hesse, the Lutheran princes, at the D…

Robert J. WITTMAN

WITTMAN, Robert J., a Representative from Virginia; born in Washington, D. C.; February 3, 1959; B. S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., 1981; M. P. H., University of North Carol…

Peter Panby J. M. Barrie

The Shadow Peter Breaks Through All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was …

Peter Panby J. M. Barrie

The Never Bird Wendy's Story The Happy Home One important result of the brush [with the pirates] on the lagoon was that it made the redskins their friends. Peter had saved Tiger Lily…

Peter Panby J. M. Barrie

The Happy Home The Children are Carried off Wendy's Story "Listen, then," said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. "There was once …

Peter Panby J. M. Barrie

Wendy's Story Do You Believe in Fairies? The Children are Carried off The pirate attack had been a complete surprise: a sure proof that the unscrupulous Hook had conducted it imprope…