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Romance

A tale in prose or verse the incidents of which are hung upon what is marvellous and fictitious. These tales were originally written in the Romance language (q.v.), and the expression, &#82…

Romance Languages

The Question: Which are the Romance languages? The Answer: "Romance languages" is a term used to describe a group of languages that are derived …

Arthurian Romances

These may be divided into six parts: (1) The romance of the San Graal. By Robert Borron. (2) The Merlin, which celebrates the birth and exploits of King Arthur. By Sr Thomas Malory. (3) The…

French Possessions

Bassas da India (0.1 sq mi, 0.2 sq km), a French possession since 1897, is an uninhabited volcanic atoll off the southeastern coast of Africa in the Mozambique channel. Map of Ba…

Scudder Middleton: Romance

RomanceScudder MiddletonWhy should we argue with the falling dust Or tremble in the traffic of the days? Our hearts are music-makers in the clouds, Our feet are running on the heavenly ways.We…

Shaemas O Sheel: He whom a Dream hath possessed

He whom a Dream hath possessedShaemas O SheelHe whom a dream hath possessed knoweth no more of doubting, For mist and the blowing of winds and the mouthing of words he scorns; Not the sinuous …

Rasselas

Prince of Abyssinia, in Dr. Johnson's romance so called. “`Rasselas' is a mass of sense, and its moral precepts are certainly conveyed in striking and happy language. The made astrono…

From Reel Love to Real Love

19-year-old Lauren Bacall's screen debut led to a long romance with her substantially older leading man, Humphrey Bogart. To Have and Have Not (1944) Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart "W…

Peter of Provence

came into possession of Merlin's wooden horse. There is a French romance called Peter of Provence and the Fair Magalona, the chief incidents of which are connected with this flying charger.…