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Towers of Silence

Towers in Persia and India, some sixty feet in height, on the top of which Parsees place the dead to be eaten by vultures. The bones are picked clean in the course of a day, and are then th…

Man of Silence

(The). Napoleon III. (1808, 1852-70, died 1873.) “France? You must know better than I you position with the Man of Silence.” —For Sceptre and Crown, chap. i. Source: Dic…

Amyclaean Silence

More silent than Amyclæ. The inhabitants of Amyclæ were so often alarmed by false rumours of the approach of the Spartans, that they made a decree no one should ever again mention…

Beyond Silence

Director:Caroline LinkWriters:Caroline Link and Beth SerlinDirector of Photography:Gernot RollEditor:Patricia RommelMusic:Niki ReiserProduction Designer:Susann BielingProducers:Thomas Wöb…

Silence gives Consent

Latin, “Qui tacet consentire vidétur;” Greek, “Auto de to sigan homologountos esti sou” (Euripides); French, “Assez consent qui ne dit mot;” Italian…

Edgar Lee Masters: Silence

SilenceEdgar Lee MastersI have known the silence of the stars and of the sea, And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence of the sick When …

Walt Whitman: As I Ponder'd in Silence

As I Ponder'd in SilenceAs I ponder'd in silence, Returning upon my poems, considering, lingering long, A Phantom arose before me with distrustful aspect, Terrible in beauty, age, and power, T…

Cheney, John Vance

Cheney, John Vance[1848-1922](2)Born at Groveland, New York, December 29, 1848. Received his early education at Temple Hill Academy in Geneseo, New York. After a short period of teaching and…

John Donne: The Will

The Will Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breathe, Great Love, some legacies; I here bequeath Mine eyes to Argus, if mine eyes can see; If they be blind, then, Love, I…

John Donne: Expostulation

ExpostulationJohn Donne MY God, my God, wouldst thou call thyself the ancient of days, [Dan. 7:22] if we were not to call ourselves to an account for our days? Wouldst thou chide us for &#8220…