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Youth's Companion

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(1827–1929), Boston weekly magazine, of which Nathaniel Willis was a founder, provided an amusing and instructive children's periodical unconnected with Sunday schools. Early ...

Youth's Companion

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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413 words

...'s Companion . This was a widely read children's periodical that ran for more than a century, from 1827 to 1929 . It was founded by Nathaniel Willis ( 1780–1870 ) and appeared at various times under three titles: Youth's Companion ( 1827–1834 ), then Youth's Companion and Sabbath School Recorder ( 1836–1929 ). It originally grew out of the children's page of Willis’s religious newspaper, The Recorder ( 1816–1867 ), and was itself also religious in orientation. In the words of its prospectus, it was intended as “a small weekly journal, which should...

Youth's Companion, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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144 words

...'s Companion, The ( 1827–1929 ), Boston weekly magazine, of which Nathaniel Willis was a founder, provided an amusing and instructive children's periodical unconnected with Sunday schools. Early contributors included the editor's son N.P. Willis , Felicia Hemans , and Lydia Huntley Sigourney . In 1857 it was purchased by Daniel Sharp Ford , who raised the circulation from 4000 to 500,000 before his death ( 1899 ), and began to print material for adult reading. The authors included Harriet Beecher Stowe , Gladstone , Tennyson , Whittier , Sarah...

Youth’s Companion, The

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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326 words

...Youth’s Companion, The The longest-lived American children’s magazine , published weekly from Boston from 1827 until 1927 , when it became a monthly; the last issue was dated September 1929 . The Youth’s Companion was founded and edited until 1856 by Nathaniel Willis. The contents of the paper in the early days were miscellaneous, with religious and edifying matter much in evidence. For a time the paper had the subtitle Sabbath School Recorder . In the 1840s it became somewhat livelier and included such ‘departments’ as biography and natural...

Youth’s Companion, The

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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151 words

...Youth’s Companion, The , ( 1827–1929 ) , Boston weekly magazine, of which Nathaniel Willis was a founder, provided an amusing and instructive children’s periodical unconnected with Sunday schools. Early contributors included the editor’s son N. P. Willis , Felicia Hemans , and Lydia Huntley Sigourney . In 1857 it was purchased by Daniel Sharp Ford , who raised the circulation from 4000 to 500,000 before his death ( 1899 ), and began to print material for adult reading. The authors included Harriet Beecher Stowe , Gladstone , Tennyson , Whittier , ...

Youth's Companion

Youth's Companion  

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(1827–1929),Boston weekly magazine, of which Nathaniel Willis was a founder, provided an amusing and instructive children's periodical unconnected with Sunday schools. Early contributors included the ...
Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,267 words
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Oxford University Press

...urgent to sing the praises of their nation's long-standing institutions and landmarks. A history of the River Thames, published in 1794 , offered this reverie on the spectacle of Oxford: The lofty spires and antique towers rise, in solemn arrangement…And as we view the numerous youth who range along the bank, … the animating hope springs up, that there may be superior characters among them, who will form the honour, the support, and the pride of their country. Sydney Smith pronounced the Scottish universities ‘far more pure and perfect’ than Oxford or...

Henry IV Part 2

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Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...service, and Sir John does not select them despite Shallow’s protests, picking the unimpressive Feeble, Wart, and Shadow instead. Alone, Sir John reflects with amusement at the discrepancy between the insignificant Shallow he remembers and the tales he now tells of his wild youth, planning to fleece him on his return from the impending campaign. 4.1 In the forest of Gaultres, the Archbishop of York, Thomas Mowbray, and Lord Hastings have just heard that Northumberland will not be joining them when Westmorland arrives from the approaching royal army: they...

Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...history in the preface to his translation of the play, when he attempted to show that it was a specific satire on Elizabeth’s court, directly inspired by the relationship between the Earl of Southampton (according to Hugo, the original for Biron, as well as for the ‘Fair Youth’ of the Sonnets) with Elizabeth Vernon . (The quest for topical or allegorical significance in the play has been pursued more recently by Frances Yates and her followers). The play only came into its own critically with the dawning of the aesthetic movement at the end of the...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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6,048 words
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...with guides and companions to all aspects of Australian history and culture. Oxford argued, with some justification, that the Australian edition of its Concise English Dictionary was a more genuine Australian production than its locally named but American-sponsored competitor the Macquarie Dictionary . Cambridge picked up the Encyclopedia of Melbourne ( 2005 ) when it was abandoned by Melbourne University Press. The small publisher Currency matched the academic presses with its Companion to the Theatre in Australia ( 1985 ) and Companion to Music and...

Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...of the sequence by calling him only Sir John in speech prefixes throughout this play and the subsequent Merry Wives of Windsor and 2 Henry IV . Sources: Shakespeare drew both the name and the reprobate character of Oldcastle from an anonymous play about Prince Harry’s wild youth, sudden reformation, and glorious kingship, The Famous Victories of Henry V , entered in the Stationers’ Register in 1594 and printed in 1598 : this work undoubtedly influenced not only 1 Henry IV but the rest of the Second Tetralogy , but the surviving text offered by the...

Twelfth Night

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,487 words
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Oxford University Press

...), while Hazlitt considered it ‘one of the most delightful of Shakespeare’s comedies…perhaps too good-natured for comedy’. In the 19th century Viola, the most acceptably bashful and passive of Shakespeare’s comic heroines, was a favourite of moralist critics, and her imaginary youth is described with particular enthusiasm in Mary Cowden Clarke ’s The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines ( 1850–1 ). In academic criticism she has often been upstaged, however, by two other characters. Charles Lamb was one of the first commentators to speak in favour of...

8 The Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed Books

8 The Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed Books   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,966 words
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Oxford University Press

...and only Israeli to win the *Nobel Prize for Literature ( 1966 ). It shows, above all, a young child’s fascination with the religious books of his grandfather, but upon further reading it becomes clear that Agnon’s fascination would develop into deep piety in the course of his youth: When my father or grandfather were in the house I would sit there and study. When, however, my father and grandfather were in the store, I taught my hand the art to write the books of the Talmud. At times, I would trace the frame of the title-page or the contours of the first...

Youth

Youth  

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A story by Joseph Conrad, first published in Blackwood's Magazine (1898), and collected in Youth, A Narrative; and Two Other Stories (1902). The story was based on Conrad's 1881–2 voyage ...
Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Honolulu Theatre for Youth  

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Hawaii's only professional nonprofit theatre, it was founded in 1955 by Nancy Corbett, who was the creative drama director for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. While the company ...
Canadian Youth Commission

Canadian Youth Commission  

A post-war planning group created in 1943, this non-government organization, funded by private donations, recruited more than 50 volunteer commissioners for the purpose of studying the needs of 15- ...
Eyes of Youth

Eyes of Youth  

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(1917),a “comedy‐drama” by Charles Guernon, Max Marcin. [Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 414 perf.] Worried about her future, Gina Ashling (Marjorie Rambeau) consults a yogi, who gazes into his ball and ...
In youth when I did love

In youth when I did love  

A misquoted poem, ‘The aged lover renounceth love’, by Thomas, Lord Vaux (1509–56), sung by the First Clown (Gravedigger) in Hamlet 5.1.61. Music survives; see Sternfeld, Music in Shakespearean ...
My Lost Youth

My Lost Youth  

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Poem by Longfellow, published in 1855 and collected in The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858). In nine-line stanzas, whose meter is reminiscent of ballad measure, the lyric recalls the author's youth ...
youth theatre

youth theatre  

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A term used since the Second World War to denote the creative use of young people's spare time through the medium of theatre and drama. The activity has grown out ...
4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs  

Rural agricultural youth organization. Originally known as Boys' and Girls' Clubs, the first Canadian group organized at Roland, Manitoba, in 1913. In these clubs rural youth learned farming and ...

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