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Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey was an English writer and a member of the snappy group of 19th-century writers and pals that included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, William Hazlitt, and Charles Lamb. …

Brewer's: William

(2 syl.; in Jerusalem Delivered), Archbishop of Orange. An ecclesiastical warrior, who besought Pope Urban on his knees that he might be sent in the cru…

Brewer's: William L

King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, was called by his detractors Kaiser Tartuffe. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894W…

William WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William, a Representative from New York; born in Bolton, Conn., September 6, 1815; received a common-school education; clerk in a bank in Windham, Conn.; moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1…

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was a local doctor in New Jersey throughout his life while also becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Williams was considered a groundbreaker: he wrote poems about the eve…

WILLIAMS, William

WILLIAMS, William, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 29, 1731; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Harvard College in 1751; studied theology for a year; eng…

William William VAN WYCK

VAN WYCK, William William, a Representative from New York; born near Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 9, 1777; attended the public schools and Fishkill Academy; engaged in agricultural p…

William Brewster WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William Brewster, a Representative from Michigan; born in Pittsford, Monroe County, N.Y., July 28, 1826; attended the common schools and received an academic education; was graduated …

William Elza WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS, William Elza, a Representative from Illinois; born near Detroit, Pike County, Ill., May 5, 1857; attended the public schools and Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.; studied law; was…