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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biographical Sketch

Biographical SketchThe Emersons first appeared in the north of England, but Thomas, who landed in Massachusetts in 1638, came from Hertfordshire. He built soon after a house, sometimes railed …

New Impressions

New ImpressionsAt three o'clock in the afternoon, all the fashionable world at Nice may be seen on the Promenade des Anglais—a charming place, for the wide walk, bordered with palms, flo…

Brewer's: Old Style- New Style

Old Style means computed according to the unreformed calendar. New Style means computed according to the calendar reformed and corrected by Gregory XIII. in 1582. The New Style was introduc…

Cale Young Rice: New Dreams for Old

New Dreams for OldCale Young RiceIs there no voice in the world to come crying, "New dreams for old! New for old!"? Many have long in my heart been lying, Faded, weary, and cold. All of…

Sara Teasedale: New Love and Old

New Love and OldIn my heart the old love Struggled with the new; It was ghostly waking All night thru.Dear things, kind things, That my old love said, Ranged themselves reproachfully …

Brewer's: Old Dogs will not Learn New Tricks

In Latin, “Senex psittacus negligit ferulam” (An old parrot does not mind the stick). When persons are old they do not readily fall into new ways. Source: Dictionary of Phrase…

Christina Rossetti: Old and New Year Ditties

Old and New Year Ditties1New Year met me somewhat sad: Old Year leaves me tired, Stripped of favourite things I had Baulked of much desired: Yet farther on my road to-day God willing, fart…

Christina Rossetti: Old and New Year Ditties

Old and New Year Ditties1New Year met me somewhat sad: Old Year leaves me tired, Stripped of favourite things I had Baulked of much desired: Yet farther on my road to-day God willing, fart…

Old Style vs. New Style years

The Question: Your 2/11/1731 O.S. date of birth for George Washington is off by one year. It should be 2/11/1732 O.S. The Answer: Our encycloped…

Something Old, Something New...

Former Stray Cat Brian Setzer has built a successful swing comeback on rockabilly roots. Their success was surpassed only by rappers who made a blazing comeback in 1998. After the death…