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The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Author:Salman RushdiePublisher:Henry Holt Salman Rushdie's latest novel suggests the vivid polyphony of a Hieronymous Bosch painting: every corner is crammed with ultrarealistic detail that s…

Brewer's: Ease Her!

A command given on a steamer to reduce speed. The next order is generally “Stop her!” —i.e. the steamboat. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

Brewer's: Cleopatra and her Pearl

It is said that Cleopatra made a banquet for Antony, the costliness of which excited his astonishment; and, when Antony expressed his surprise, Cleopatra took a pearl ear-drop, which she di…

Richard Hovey: The Thought of her

The Thought of herRichard HoveyMy love for thee doth take me unaware, When most with lesser things my brain is wrought, As in some nimble interchange of thought The silence enters, and the t…

The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Faun

The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Faun The wanton Troopers riding by Have shot my Faun and it will dye. Ungentle men! They cannot thrive To kill thee. Thou neer didst alive Them any h…

Anne Bradstreet: Her Mother's Epitaph

Her Mother's Epitaph Here lies A worthy matron of unspotted life, A loving mother and obedient wife, A friendly neighbor, pitiful to poor, Whom oft she fed, and clothed with her store; To serv…

Walt Whitman: Pensive on Her Dead Gazing

Pensive on Her Dead GazingPensive on her dead gazing I heard the Mother of All, Desperate on the torn bodies, on the forms covering the battlefields gazing, (As the last gun ceased, but the sc…

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan Writers: Terry McMillan and Ron Bass Twentieth Century Fox; R; 99 minutes Release: 8/98 …

Anne Bradstreet: The Author To Her Book

The Author To Her Book Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth did'st by my side remain, Till snatcht from thence by friends, less wise than true, Who thee abroad exposed…