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Leonard, William Ellery

Leonard, William Ellery[1876-1944](2)Born at Plainfield, N.J., Jan. 25, 1876. A.B. Boston University, 1898; A.M. Harvard, 1899. Fellow of Boston University in philology and literature, 1900;…

Brewer's: Marjoram

As a pig loves marjoram. Not at all. Lucretius tells us (vi. 974), “Amaricinum fugitat sus, ” swine shun marjoram. The proverb is applied in somewhat this way: “How did yo…

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Introduction Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Omar Khayyam was born at Naishapur in Khorassan in the latter half of our Eleventh, and died within the First Quarter of o…

Brewer's: Ages

Varro (Fragments, p. 219, Scaliger's edition, 1623) recognises three ages:— From the beginning of mankind to the Deluge, a time wholly unknown. From the Deluge to the First Olympiad,…

Brewer's: Crack

as a crack man, a first-rate fellow; a crack hand at cards, a first-rate player; a crack article, an excellent one, i.e. an article cracked up or boasted about. This is the Latin crepo, to …

Brewer's: Etesian Wind

(An). “Etesia Flabra Aquilorium, ” says Lucretius (v. 741). A wind which rises annually about the dog-days, and blows forty days together in the same direction. It is a gentle a…

Brewer's: Manes

To appease his Manes. To do when a person is dead what would have pleased him or was due to him when alive. The spirit or ghost of the dead was by the Romans called his Manes, which never s…

Brewer's: Philter

(A). A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometime…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Author's Preface

by Percy Bysshe Shelley DedicationAuthor's Preface The Poem which I now present to the world is an attempt from which I scarcely dare to expect success, and in which a writer of establishe…