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Godwin, William

(Encyclopedia) Godwin, William, 1756–1836, English author and political philosopher. A minister in his youth, he was, however, plagued by religious doubts and gave up preaching in 1783 for a literary…

Godwin, Parke

(Encyclopedia) Godwin, Parke, 1816–1904, American journalist, b. Paterson, N.J. He became associated while working on the New York Evening Post with William Cullen Bryant, whose daughter he married.…

Godwine

(Encyclopedia) Godwine: see Godwin (d. 1053).

Godwin

(Encyclopedia) Godwin or Godwineboth: gŏd´wĭn, d. 1053, earl of Wessex. He became chief adviser to King Canute, was created (c.1018) an earl, and was given great wealth and lands. After Canute's…

Woodson, Carter Godwin

(Encyclopedia) Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875–1950, African-American educator, b. New Canton, Va., Ph.D. Harvard (1912). He taught at Howard Univ. and helped organize (1915) the Association for the…

Bryant, William Cullen

(Encyclopedia) Bryant, William Cullenbrī´ənt, 1794–1878, American poet and newspaper editor, b. Cummington, Mass. The son of a learned and highly respected physician, Bryant was exposed to English…

Godwin-Austen, Henry Haversham

(Encyclopedia) Godwin-Austen, Henry Haversham här´shəm, hăv´ərshəm, 1834–1923, English topographer and geologist. An officer in the British army (1851–77), he was assigned to several government…