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Brewer's: Madness

In Perthshire there are several wells and springs dedicated to St. Fillan, which are still places of pilgrimage. These wells are held to be efficacious in cases of madness. Even recently lu…

William Rose Benét: Mad Blake

Mad BlakeWilliam Rose BenétBlake saw a treeful of angels at Peckham Rye, And his hands could lay hold on the tiger's terrible heart. Blake knew how deep is Hell, and Heaven how high, And …

Alex Comfort

Dr. Alex Comfort was the author of the groundbreaking 1972 how-to manual The Joy of Sex. Alexander Comfort was a trained biologist and psychiatrist, and his early career was devoted to the study of ag…

Southern Comfort

Director:Kate DavisHBO Theatrical Documentary Presentations; NR; 90 minutesRelease:2/01Cast:Robert Eads, Lola Cola Kate Davis deserves much credit for her documentary, Southern Comfort. Davis …

Brewer's: Dutch Comfort

`Tis a comfort it was no worse. The comfort derivable from the consideration that how bad soever the evil which has befallen you, a worse evil is at least conceivable. Source: Dictionary …

Alex Comfort Biography

Alex Comfortwriter, physician, poet, and pacifistBorn: 2/10/1920Birthplace: London, England writer, physician, poet, and pacifist who wrote the 12-million-copy seller The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide t…

Mad Max

The fictional hero Mad Max first appeared in the low-budget 1979 movie Mad Max, directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson as Max. Max's milieu is a barren Australia of the near future, dominat…

Brewer's: Mad Cavalier

(The). Prince Rupert, noted for his rash courage and impatience of control. (1619-1682.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Mad ParliamentMad as a March Hare A …

Brewer's: Mad Parliament

(The). The Parliament which assembled at Oxford in 1258, and broke out into open rebellion against Henry III. The king was declared deposed, and the government was vested in the hands of tw…

Brewer's: Mad Poet

(The). Nathaniel Lee, who was confined for four years in Bedlam. (1657-1690.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Mad as a HatterMad Parliament A B C D E F …