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Brewer's: Violet

said to have sprung from the blood of Ajax; but how the blood of the mad boaster could produce this modest flower is past understanding. (Latin, viola; Greek,.) As when stern Ajax poured a …

Violet Carlson Biography

Violet Carlsonactress played the soubrette in several Broadway productions in the 1920s and 1930s, including Gretchen in The Student PrinceBorn: 1900Died: 1997Brenda Carlin1997 DeathsAdriana…

Violet Carson Biography

Violet CarsonactressBorn: 9/1/1898Birthplace: Ancoats, Manchester, England Radio and television actress who played (1960–80) the strong-minded and sharp-tonged Ena Sharples on Coronation Street …

Brewer's: Corporal Violet

(See Violet .) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894CorporationCoronis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related Content…

Christina Rossetti: Autumn Violets

Autumn VioletsNovember 1868Keep love for youth, and violets for the spring: Of if these bloom when worn-out autumn grieves, Let them lie hid in double shade of leaves, Their own, and others dr…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Violet

The VioletBy Ellen Louisa TuckerWhy lingerest thou, pale violet, to see the dying year; Are Autumn's blasts fit music for thee, fragile one, to hear; Will thy clear blue eye, upward bent, stil…

Brewer's: City of the Violet Crown

Athens is so called by Aristophanes iostefauoz (see Equites, 1323 and 1329; and Acharnians, 637). Macaulay refers to Athens as the “violet-crowned city.” Ion (a violet) was a re…

Brewer's: Violet-Crowned City

Aristophne calls Athens $$$ (Equites, 1323 and 1329), and again in the Acharnians, 637. Macaulay uses the phrase, “city of the violet crown.” Ion (a violet) was a representative…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: On a Faded Violet

by Percy Bysshe Shelley To Mary -Lines Written among the Euganean HillsOn a Faded Violet Published by Hunt, "Literary Pocket-Book", 1821. Reprinted by Mrs. Shelley, "Posthumous Poems", 1824…