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Brewer's: Golden Age

The best age; as the golden age of innocence, the golden age of literature. Chronologers divide the time between Creation and the birth of Christ into ages; Hesiod describes five, and Lord …

Brewer's: Innocent

(An). An idiot or born fool. (See Benet.) “An idiot, or one otherwise deficient in intellect, is called an innocent.” —Trench: On the Study of Words, lecture iii, p. 97. …

Brewer's: Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents. The 28th December, to commemorate Herod's butchery of the children of Bethlehem under two years old, with the design of cutting off the infant Jesus (Matt. ii. …

Brewer's: Massacre of the Innocents

(The), in parliamentary phraseology, means the withdrawal at the close of a session of the bills which time has not rendered it possible to consider and pass. The phrase was so used in The …

Poems: Songs of Innocence

by WilliamBlakeSongs Of ExperienceSongs of InnocenceContentsIntroductionThe ShepherdThe Echoing GreenThe LambThe Little Black BoyThe BlossomThe Chimney-SweeperThe Little Boy LostThe Little Boy FoundLa…

The Celtic Twilight: The Golden Age

by W. B. Yeats Our Lady of the HillsA Remonstrance with Scotsmen f...The Golden Age A while ago I was in the train, and getting near Sligo. The last time I had been there something was tro…

Anne Bradstreet: Old Age

Old Age What you have been, ev'n such have I before, And all you say, say I, and something more. Babe's innocence, Youth's wildness I have seen, And in perplexed Middle-age have been, Sickness…

James Agee

Name at birth: Rufus James AgeeWriter James Agee made his name in the 1940s as a journalist and film critic, and he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiographical novel, A Death …

Presidential Age

The Question: Do you have to be 35 to be the president? The Answer: The U.S. Constitution sets out the following requirements for the presidency…

The Age of Abolitionism

Notable Figures in Abolitionism   Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials Civil Rights Leaders Religious Lead…