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Charles Evans Hughes

Subject: Law

(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Cambridge

Cambridge   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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8,577 words

...Second Court, from 1756 to 1771 , when he died. Ted Hughes won a scholarship to Pembroke College; national service delayed his taking it up (he first had to spend two years at the Fylingdales radar post—reading, for most of that time); but eventually he did come up to Cambridge in 1951 , to study Archaeology and Anthropology. At Cambridge, Hughes and a group of friends launched the St Botolph's Review , a poetry magazine; it was launched with a party on 26 February 1956 —it was at this party that Hughes met the young American student Sylvia Plath . ‘Our...

London

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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...called to the Bar in 1843 , but gave up law for literature; Thomas Hughes ( 1822–96 ), who was called to the Bar in 1848 , and became a QC in 1869 and a Bencher in 1870 ; and Compton Mackenzie ( 1883–1972 ), who studied Law for a time, and then turned to writing. The Inner Temple is an old haunt of Sir Edward Feathers , the ancient lawyer of Jane Gardam's novel Old Filth ( 2005 ). At his death, the bell of the Temple Church tolls once for every year of his long life. Charles Lamb remembers in Essays of Elia the idiosyncrasies of the clerks,...

Oxford

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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...D'Avenant was an undergraduate in the 1620s, and his first play, The Tragedy of Albovine , was produced in 1629 . D'Avenant was a Royalist like Thomas Fuller , who came here in 1643 , lived in college, and preached to Charles I . Mark Pattison , author of the life of Isaac Casaubon ( 1875 ), was Rector ( 1861–84 ). Marian Evans ( George Eliot ) visited him when she was writing Middlemarch ( 1871–2 ), though whether her portrait of the elderly pedant Mr Casaubon owes anything to him has been doubted. Pattison is certainly thought to be the origin...

Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
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Society: c. 2.2 million years ago - 2011  

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...pioneer of modern polling techniques Gallup, George Horace (1901–1984) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Social and domestic North America United States 1935 1935 US industrialist Howard Hughes sets a new speed record of 352 mph, flying a plane designed by himself Hughes, Howard Robard (1905–1976) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Travel and transport Technology Engineering North America United States 1935 1935 New Nazi laws announced at Nuremberg strip Jews of their German citizenship...

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