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Ode

Prince of The Ode. Pierre de Ronsard, a French lyrist. (1524-1585.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894OdhaerirOdds A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Ode

OdeSung in the Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857O tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire; One morn is in the mighty heaven, And one in our desire. The cannon booms from town…

Cist Urn

(A). An urn for the ashes of those buried in cists. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CisterciansCist A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T…

Grecian Bend

(The). An affectation in walking, with the body stooped slightly forward, assumed by English ladies in 1875. The silliness spread to America and other countries which affect passing odditie…

Grecian Stairs

A corruption of greesing stairs. Greesings (steps) still survives in the architectural word grees, and in the compound word de-grees. There is still on the hill at Lincoln a flight of stone…

Grecian Coffee-house

in Devereux Court, the oldest in London, was originally opened by Pasqua, a Greek slave, brought to England in 1652 by Daniel Edwards, a Turkey merchant. This Greek was the first to teach t…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Ode

OdeInscribed to W.H. ChanningThough loath to grieve The evil time's sole patriot, I cannot leave My honied thought For the priest's cant, Or statesman's rant. If I refuse My study for their p…

John Keats

John Keats is considered one of the greatest English poets of the 19th century. He is the author of Romantic classics such as "Endymion" and "Ode to a Nightingale." Keats began his career as a surgeon…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Ode to Beauty

Ode to BeautyWho gave thee, O Beauty, The keys of this breast,— Too credulous lover Of blest and unblest? Say, when in lapsed ages Thee knew I of old? Or what was the service For which I was s…