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Miracles

(Latin, miraculum). Vespasian, the Roman emperor, is said to have cured a blind man and a cripple by his touch during his stay in Alexandria. Mahomet's miracles. He took a scroll of the K…

Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi DenchactressBorn: 12/9/1934Birthplace: York, England Acclaimed British stage and screen actress who was awarded the Order of the British Empire and was made a Dame of the British Emp…

Dame du Lac

A fay, named Vivienne, who plunged with the infant Lancelot into a lake. This lake was a kind of mirage, concealing the demesnes of the lady “en la marche de la petite Bretaigne.&#822…

The Third Miracle

Director:Agnieszka HollandWriter:John RomanoSony Pictures Classics; R; 119 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Armin Mueller-Stahl Ed Harris's solid confidence works wonders for h…

Walt Whitman: Miracles

MiraclesWhy, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wa…

Dame Abonde

The French Santa Claus, the good fairy who comes at night to bring toys to children while they sleep, especially on New Year's Day. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer…

Squire of Dames

Any cavalier who is devoted to ladies. Spenser, in his Faërie Queene (bk. iii. chap. vii.) introduces the “squire,” and records his adventure. Source: Dictionary of Phras…

Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay(Rebecca George)actressBorn: 8/29/1961Birthplace: Los Angeles Making her film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's One from the Heart (1982), she achieved popular success after st…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Miracle

The MiracleI have trod this path a hundred times With idle footsteps, crooning rhymes. I know each nest and web-worm's tent, The fox-hole which the woodchucks rent, Maple and oak, the old Diva…

Dame Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christiemystery writerBorn: 9/15/1890Birthplace: England British mystery writer and playwright with more than 80 novels to her credit. Most of her books featured either Hercule Po…