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Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester

Charlotte Brontë's romantic heroine finds true love by David Johnson Charlotte Brontë's 1847 masterpiece, Jane Eyre, is perhaps the ultimate romantic novel. Jane Eyre wa…

Brewer's: Jane Eyre

The heroine in a novel of the same name, by Currer Bell ((q.v.).) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894JanissariesJane A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O…

Brewer's: Eyre

Justices in Eyre. A corruption of “Justices in itinere.” At first they made the circuit of the kingdom every seven years, but Magna Charta provided that it should be done annual…

Brewer's: Jane

A Genoese halfpenny, a corruption of Januensis or Genoensis. “Because I could not give her many a jane.” Spenser: Fuërie Queene, book iii. canto vii. 58. Jane. A most il…

Chris Eyre Biography

Chris EyrefilmmakerBorn: 1969Birthplace: Warm Springs Indian Reserve, Oregon Chris Eyre's determination to eliminate “humiliating” stereotypical representations of Native Americans…

Stanley Eyre BOWDLE

BOWDLE, Stanley Eyre, a Representative from Ohio; born in Clifton, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 4, 1868; attended the public schools until fifteen years of age; served an apprenticeship of …

Severn Eyre PARKER

PARKER, Severn Eyre, a Representative from Virginia; born near Eastville, Northampton County, Va., July 19, 1787; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced…

Brewer's: Justices in Eyre

(pron. ire). A contraction and corruption of Itinere — i.e. on circuit. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Justing of Watson and BarbourJuste Milieu A B …

Jane Pierce

Name at birth: Jane Means AppletonJane Pierce was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Raised in New England, she married Franklin Pierce in 1834, when he was a member of the U.S. House …

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's novels were witty, warm and ironic portraits of the privileged classes of 18th- and 19th-century England. Her best-known works are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813…