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John Keats: Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil

by John Keats LamiaThe Eve of St. AgnesIsabella; or, The Pot of Basil A Story from Boccaccio Fair Isabel, poor simple Isabel! Lorenzo, a young palmer in Love's eye! They could n…

Back On Top

Two decades and five head coaches after its last NCAA title, UCLA finally wins its first championship of the post-Wooden era.—Gene Wojciechowski They came. They saw. They resigned. That…

Brewer's: Pig-back

Picka-back or a-Pigger-back, does not mean as a pig is carried by a butcher, but as a piga or child is carried. It should be written apiggaback. A butcher carries a pig head downwards, with…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: January 5, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark January 4, 1805January 6, 1805January 5, 1805 5th of January Satturday 1805 a cold day Some Snow, Several Indians visit us with thier axes to get…

The Devil's Dictionary: Inferiae

by Ambrose Bierce INFANCYINFIDELINFERIAE -,n. [Latin] Among the Greeks and Romans, sacrifices for propitation of the Dii Manes, or souls of the dead heroes; for the pious ancients could not …

Top 10 Sports Personalities of the Year

Denver quarterback John Elway celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after leading the Broncos to a 31-24 upset win over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. 6. Mark O'Meara A…