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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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Ages

Varro (Fragments, p. 219, Scaliger's edition, 1623) recognises three ages:— From the beginning of mankind to the Deluge, a time wholly unknown. From the Deluge to the First Olympiad,…

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 …

Age of Animals

An old Celtic rhyme, put into modern English, says: Thrice the age of a dog is that of a horse; Thrice the age of a horse is that of a man; Thrice the age of a man is that of a deer; Thri…

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 Women

Though many women are mentioned in the Bible, the age of only one (Sarah, Abraham's wife) is recorded, and that to show at her advanced age she would become the mother of Isaac. “Eli…