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Satan

Satan, or the Devil, plays various evil roles in ancient and modern literature and in Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Zoroastrian religious traditions. Satan is an opponent of God and of those seeking t…

The Devil's Dictionary: Satan

by Ambrose Bierce SARCOPHAGUSSATIETYSATAN -n. One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sashcloth and axes. Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously obj…

Brewer's: Satan

in Hebrew, means enemy. “To whom the Arch-enemy (And hence in heaven called Satan).” Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. i. 81, 82. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Br…

Brewer's: Satanic

The Satanic School. So Southey called Lord Byron and his imitators, who set at defiance the generally received notions of religion. Of English writers, Byron, Shelley, Moore, and Bulwer are…

Brewer's: Satan's Journey to Earth

(Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 418 to the end). He starts from Hell, and wanders a long time about the confines of the Universe, where he sees Chaos and Limbo. The Universe is a vast extended…

Winter Verse

Winter Verse A selection of quotations pondering the chill winds and quiet thoughts of winter Compiled by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives…

Modern Verse

ContentsThe Little Book of Modern VerseForewordLord of my Heart's Elation (Bliss Carman)Gloucester Moors (William Vaughn Moody)On a Subway Express (Chester Firkins)The Automobile (Percy MacKaye)The Bl…

Verses for Children

ContentsSea ShellFringed GentiansThe Painted CeilingThe Crescent MoonClimbingThe TroutWindThe Pleiades

Brewer's: Heroic Verse

That verse in which epic poetry is generally written. In Greek and Latin it is hexameter verse, in English it is ten-syllable iambic verse, either in rhymes or not; in Italian it is the ott…