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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will Sebastian and his sister Viola, a young gentleman and lady of Messaline, were twins, and (which was accounted a great wonder) from their birth they so much res…

Playing Pilgrims

Playing Pilgrims"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."It's so dreadful to be poor!" sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress."I don't think it's …

Brewer's: Pilgrim Fathers

(The). The 102 English, Scotch, and Dutch Puritans who, in December, 1620, went to North America in the ship called the Mayflower, and colonised Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts…

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: Abroad

You are all abroad.Wide of the mark; not at home with the subject. Abroad, in all directions. “An elm displays her dusky arms abroad.” —Dryden. Source: Dictionary …

"A Work in Progress"

What do you feel your obligation is, to the people that you don't know, that you haven't a history with— the descendants of black slaves. What do you owe them? Here's the lan…

Brewer's: Progress

To report progress, in parliamentary language, is to conclude for the night the business of a bill, and defer the consideration of all subsequent items thereof till the day nominated by the…

Christina Rossetti: The Prince's Progress

The Prince's ProgressTill all sweet gums and juices flow, Till the blossom of blossoms blow, The long hours go and come and go, The bride she sleepeth, waketh, sleepeth, Waiting for one whos…

New Zealand Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note New ZealandMaori performers participate in a welcoming ceremony, Wellington, New Zealand, October 31, 2006. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL NAME: New …