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George Moore

George Moore  

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(1852–1933)Irish novelist, born into an aristocratic Catholic family at Moore Hall in Co. Mayo; his father's racing stables provided background for his most successful novel, Esther Waters. He ...
Glastonbury

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In Somerset, the abbey of which was said to have been founded by Joseph of Arimathea, according to the Grail legends. William of Malmesbury suggests that it may have been one of the first ...
Grail, Holy

Grail, Holy  

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In medieval romances, a vessel possessing spiritual powers and affording, under certain conditions, mystical benefits to its beholders. It is sometimes identified with the cup used by Christ at the ...
Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew  

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A Jew who, according to legend, taunted Christ on His way to crucifixion and was doomed to wander over the earth until the Last Day. The legend first appeared in a pamphlet published in 1602.

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