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Moral

The moral Gower. John Gower, the poet, is so called by Chaucer. (1320-1402.) Father of moral philosophy. Thomas Aquinas (1227-1274). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Maunciples Tale

A mediæval version of Ovid's tale about Coronis (Met. ii. 543, etc.). Phêbus; had a crow which he taught to speak; it was downy white, and as big as a swan. He had also a wife who…

Evo Morales

Name at birth: Juan Evo Morales AymaEvo Morales has been the president of Bolivia since January of 2006. Known simply as Evo, he came to national prominence after a career as a coca farmer and union …

Tale

(1 syl.). A tally; a reckoning. In Exod. v. we have tale of bricks. A measure by number, not by weight. An old wife's tale. Any maryellous legendary story. To tell tales out of school. To …

Tales

(2 syl.). Persons in the court from whom the sheriff or his clerk makes selections to supply the place of jurors who have been empanelled, but are not in attendance. It is the first word of…

The Morality of Birth Control

by Margaret Sanger The meeting tonight is a postponement of one which was to have taken place at the Town Hall last Sunday evening. It was to be a culmination of a three day conference…

Tale of a Tub

(The). A ridiculous narrative or tale of fiction. The reference is to Dean Swift's tale so called. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894TalentTale A B C D E F…

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer supposed that he was in company with a party of pilgrims going to Canterbury to pay their devotions at the shrine of Thomas à Becket. The party assembled at an inn in Southwark…

Marchaundes Tale

(in Chaucer) is substantially the same as the first Latin metrical tale of Adolfus, and is not unlike a Latin prose tale given in the appendix of T. Wright's edition of Æsop's Fables. …

A Knight's Tale

Director/Writer: Brian Helgeland Columbia Pictures; PG-13; 132 minutes Release: 5/01 Cast: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bett…