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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was one of the great fiery voices of the American Revolution. Paine emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1774. Two years later he published Common Sense, a popular pamphlet that ar…

Paine WINGATE

Senate Years of Service: 1789-1793Party: Anti-AdministrationWINGATE, Paine, a Delegate, a Senator, and a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Amesbury, Mass., May 14, 1739; graduated from…

Elijah PAINE

Senate Years of Service: 1795-1801Party: FederalistPAINE, Elijah, a Senator from Vermont; born in Brooklyn, Conn., January 21, 1757; attended the public schools; served in the Revolutionary War…

Ephraim PAINE

PAINE, Ephraim, a Delegate from New York; was born in Canterbury, Conn., August 19, 1730; moved with his parents to Nine Partners, N.Y.; pursued preparatory studies; studied medicine and practi…

Growing Pains

Adjusting to Everest's new height by Borgna Brunner   Future generations will remember Everest's new height: two…

Labor Pains

A guide to Major League Baseball's contraction issue by John Gettings This article was posted in 2001. More on Contraction Contraction TimelineContraction FAQs Related Links…

Poem: The Mystery of Pain

Poem 18 Poem 20 The Mystery of Pain Pain has an element of blank; It cannot recollect When it began, or if there were A day when it was not. It has no future but itself, Its infinite real…

The Devil's Dictionary: Pain

by Ambrose Bierce PAINTINGPAIN -n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fort…

Sara Teasdale: Pain

PainWaves are the sea's white daughters, And raindrops the children of rain, But why for my shimmering body Have I a mother like Pain?Night is the mother of stars, And wind the mother of fo…

PAINE, Robert Treat

PAINE, Robert Treat, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., March 11, 1731; attended the Boston Latin School and was graduated from Harvard College in 1749; studied theology; was c…