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[...] a Devil on't the Woman damns the Poet. -- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was not the first woman writer; neither was she the only woman writer of her day. But Aphra Behn holds the singular distinction of being the first professional woman writer in the English language. That's right, ladies -- Aphra Behn was the first woman writer who did it for money. It was a natural choice for this young woman, a recent spy for the crown and a widow at the age of 26, to turn to selling herself (in a manner of speaking) in order to survive.Many other women of the period did so; but instead of novels and plays, they sold something much more fundamental and far more comm ...
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An Analysis Of The Indomitable Spirit Of Man In Henry Wadsworth Longfellows Poetry - 1,604 words
Henry Ford, the automobile magnate, once stated that the "world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward (Daily Quotations Network). Man has always struggled with uncontrollable aspects of his environment, but his ability to overcome these seemingly indomitable obstacles has earned recognition from numerous classical writers and poets, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. One of the real American Poets of yesterday (Montiero, Preface), Longfellow elaborates on mans perpetual struggle with life and nature in his poetry. In A Psalm of Life, The Village Blacksmith, and The Rainy Day, Longfellow explores many ...
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David Garrick And Samuel Johnson A Fading Friendship - 1,655 words
DAVID GARRICK AND SAMUEL JOHNSON: A FADING FRIENDSHIP This paper purposes to treat of the relationship between David Garrick and Samuel Johnson. David Garrick becomes famous in the acting scene, whereas Samuel Johnson succeeds as a writer. The lives of these two men have their positive moments, and, moments that reflect their hardships. The relationships of the two men begin with their childhood and extend to their early deaths. David Garrick and Samuel Johnsons' friendship can be explored through their meeting, their travels to London, their master-pupil association, and extended to their membership in "The Club," a group of well respected literary figures. David Garrick was born February 1 ...
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William The Conqueror - 312 words
William I, born in Falaise, France was the son of Robert I, duke of Normandy. Known as William the Conqueror, he was king of England from 1066 to 1087. During 1051 William visited his childless cousin, Edward the Confessor, there he has said that he got the word from him to take over as king once he has died. The English men didnt want him to be their king but he married Matilda of Flanders who was the descendent of Albert The Great, which strengthened his claim of the throne. Determined to make good his claim, William secured the sanction of Pope Alexander II for a Norman invasion of England; the Normans then defeated the English forces at the celebrated Battle of Hastings. On Christmas Day ...
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Xtc Vs Soma - 653 words
A Brave New World is Aldous Huxleys prediction for six hundred years in the future. In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else, and in theory everyone is happy. When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called Soma. This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac, and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better knows as Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World that takes away all the pain and makes you think and feel nothing. All characters in the novel take Soma to, Take a holiday form reality whenever you like, and come back without so mush as a headache or ...
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William Blake - 882 words
William Blake is one of the most intriguing and notorious poets of the 19th Century. He was regarded as a failure in his day, but is now understood to be one of the most powerful poets of all time. William Blake was born in London in 1757 to a prosperous hosier. He was gifted with outstanding artistic and poetic talent. His father, who originally noticed his sons talents, sent Blake, at age ten, to the best drawing school of its day. He bought his son supplies, provided him with an allowance and permitted him to collect prints. At fourteen, Blake began apprenticeship in engraving. Oftentimes, he was assigned to draw monuments in old London churches, particularly in Westminster Abbey. There w ...
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Holden And Ellen - 410 words
Besides the direct political motives of imperialism-the desire to strengthen national security by strategic naval bases such as Cyprus and the Cape, or to secure additional sources of manpower as the French sought in Africa, or to enhance national prestige as the Italians did in Libya there was a medley of other considerations which, in varying proportions, entered into the desire for colonies. One was the activities of explorers and adventurers, men like the Frenchmen, Du Chaillu and De Brazza, in equatorial Africa; Or the Welshman, Henry Morton Stanley, in the Congo basin; or the German Karl Peters in east Africa. Prompted by a genuine devotion to scientific discovery, or a taste for adven ...
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Spains Golden Age - 2,216 words
... rd, thus collapsing them. A building's vertical supporting walls thus had to be made extremely thick and heavy in order to contain the barrels vaults outward thrust. Medieval masons solved this difficult problem about 1120 with a number of brilliant innovations First and foremost they developed a ribbed vault, in which arching and intersecting stone ribs support a vaulted ceiling surface that is composed of mere thin stone panels. This greatly reduced the weight (and thus the outward thrust) of the ceiling vault, and since the vault's weight was now carried at discrete points (the ribs) rather than along a continuous wall edge, separate widely spaced vertical piers to support the ribs co ...
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Chaucer - 1,060 words
Geoffrey Chaucer led a busy official life, as an esquire of the royal court, as the administrator of the customs for the port of London, as a participant in important diplomatic missions, and in a variety of other official duties. Before William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was the distinguished English poet, and still retains the position as the most significant poet to write in Middle English. Chaucer was born in 1342, but historians are uncertain about his exact date of birth. Geoffrey's well-to-do parents, John Chaucer and Agnes Copton, possessed several buildings in the vintage quarter in London. Not much is known about Geoffrey's school career, but most historians feel that he was flu ...
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Rutherfords Discoveries - 746 words
Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand in 1871 as one of 12 children. It was Rutherford who first "split" an atom and who discovered the atomic "nucleus", a name that he invented. For this he is regarded as the greatest experimental physicist of his time. Rutherford was one of the first and most important researchers in nuclear physics. Soon after the discovery of radioactivity in 1986 by the French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel, Rutherford discovered the three different types of radiation. By covering his Uranium with thin foils of aluminum, gradually increasing the number of foils. For the first three layers of foil the radiation escaping from the uranium decreased progressively, su ...
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Sir Isaac Newton - 1,237 words
Isaac Newton, possibly one of the greatest scientific geniuses of all time, led a long and important life. Newton was an English scientist, astronomer, and mathematician who made significant contributions in many fields of scientific and mathematical reasoning. Newton also made important contributions to physics and astronomy. Throughout his life, Newton discovered and published many of his theories, inventions, and ideas. He devised three major laws of motion, along with the theory of gravitation, which explains how the universe is held together. He also uncovered the mystery and secrets of light and color. In the mathematical field, Newton made a significant contribution; he invented calcu ...
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Vid Livingstone - 623 words
David Livingstone was one of Africa's most important explorer. He lived from 1813 to 1873. He was originally a Scottish doctor and missionary. Livingstone was born on March 19, 1813, in Blantyre, Scotland. In 1823 he began to work in a cotton-textile factory. While studying medicine in Glasgow, he also attended classes in theology, and in 1838 he offered his services to the London Missionary Society. After completing hid medical course in 1840, Livingstone was later sent as a medical missionary to South Africa. In 1841 he reached Kuruman, a settlement founded in Bechuanaland, now Botswana, by the Scottish missionary Robert Moffat. Even though the Boers, the white settler, mostly of white bac ...
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British Monarchy - 3,035 words
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has one of the oldest intuitions that are the British Monarchy. With in the rich history of the British Monarchy there have been great People who have Influence the monarchy and the people of the Island nation of Great Britain. Some significant individuals that have changed the British Monarchy the most were not born in to the job. Some of these historic individuals are George VI who Became King when his elder brother Edward VII abdicated in 1936. Diana, Princess of Wales married into the intuition. While other were born to stand on the sidelines and watch their brother or sister be the monarch, while trying to find some thing appropri ...
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British Monarchy - 3,003 words
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The Controversy Continues : Charles Darwin - 1,358 words
Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of the Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. His ideas revolutionized science, but also created a controversy that still continues to this day. Unlike some figures who took a stand in history, he was uncomfortable with the controversy he created. Charles Darwin published the Origin finding it compatible with his faith, but many Christians didnt think that was the case. The Origin of the Species sparked a debate between science and religion that has lasted for 150 years. Darwin did not become a naturalist early. His father wanted him to become a doctor, or a clergyman. However, Darwin was drawn to nature. Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12 ...
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The Controversy Continues : Charles Darwin - 1,281 words
... ions to the Theory of Natural Selection discuss problems that people may have about evolution. Many people have argued that although Darwins theory includes many transitional species, none of these have been found on fossil record. Darwins views on this issue are that the geological records are imperfect, as fossilization can only occur under certain conditions, often rare, in nature. For instance, no fossils of monkeys living in tropical rain forests have ever been found, for it is too wet in such climates for bones to be preserved. Darwin also talks about the geographical distribution of animals or traits around the world. In the world of animals, evolution is affected heavily by barri ...
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David Livingstone - 609 words
David Livingstone is a Scottish missionary and physician. He spent most of his life exploring Africa. He helped Europeans learn a lot about the continent of Africa. Livingstone was born in Scotland. His parents were really religious so David followed his dads footsteps. David is a really hard working person, the reason why he would want to go to Africa was because he knew that there werent a lot of Christians there; he also knew that not many people there knew about Christ. At age ten he began working in the local cotton mill, he had to work long hours and he got too little pay for what he was doing. When he didnt work, he would just stay at home to study, and in 1836 he entered Anderson's C ...
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William I - 853 words
Early Life William was born in 1027 in Falaise, France. His parents were Duke Robert I of Normandy and Arletta, a tanners daughter. William was illegitimate, he was also called William the Bastard and because of this he was an outcast. His father went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and left William as his successor with twelve barons to advise and take care of young William. When the news reached Normandy that his father was killed, violence broke out in the country. In 1047 William gained control of Normandy. He dealt with rebellion inside Normandy and became a very experienced and ruthless military commander. The people of Normandy liked to fight, when at peace William had to find a new ...
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Gothic Architecture In French And English Cathedrals - 693 words
The Gothic style originated in France around 1140. It spread to other parts of Europe and remained the dominant style in northern Europe for the next 400 years. Like the preceding Romanesque style, the Gothic style is defined largely in terms of architecture, with many regional variants. As the Gothic style spread throughout Europe, it brought profound changes in Europe. French Gothic captured the imagination of English architects and the style influenced their building down through the centuries. However, the Gothic introduced by William of Sens, and despite French influence, the English developed their own style. As a result, the architectural in French Gothic cathedrals are different to t ...
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Biography Of Charles Darwin's Own Evolution - 473 words
Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsburry, England on February 12, 1809. He is the son of Robert Waring Darwin, a physician. Darwin showed little interest in his education at Shrewsburry School and in medical studies at Edinburgh University (1825-27). He decided to turn away from becoming a physician after witnessing several operations performed without anesthesia. At the same time he began to be interested in geology and in natural history. He was sent to study for Holy Orders for the Church of England at Christ Church College at Cambridge University in 1828. Instead of becoming a minister he became more and more interested in natural history. After he got his B.A. degree in 1831 , a professor ...
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