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Abide With Me

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Hymn, words written by Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847) in 1820 after attending death‐bed of friend at Pole Hore, near Wexford, and first pubd. in Lyte's Remains (1850). Tune, ...

Abide With Me

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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... With Me Hymn, words written by Rev. Henry Francis Lyte ( 1793–1847 ) in 1820 after attending death‐bed of friend at Pole Hore, near Wexford, and first pubd. in Lyte 's Remains ( 1850 ). Tune, ‘Eventide’, comp. by org William Henry Monk ( 1823–89 ) for these words for Hymns Ancient and Modern ( 1861 ). Descant by Vaughan Williams in Songs of Praise ( 1925 ). Among most popular hymns, nowadays particularly assoc. with FA Cup Final at Wembley where crowds sing it, movingly if incongruously, before teams come on to the...

Abide with Me

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... with Me A hymn by Henry Francis Lyte ( 1793–1847 ), probably written in 1847 , which has been sung at FA Cup finals since 1927 , when it was introduced at the suggestion of the FA secretary, Frederick Wall . Earlier it was much parodied by soldiers in the First World War, one common version being: ‘We’ve had no beer, we’ve had no beer today.’ The hymn gave much comfort to Edith Cavell ( 1865–1915 ), the British nurse imprisoned and condemned to death by the Germans for helping wounded soldiers to escape, and the night before she was shot she sat in...

‘Abide with Me’

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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...Abide with Me’ . This well-known hymn by Henry Francis Lyte ( 1793–1847 ), probably written in 1847 , has been sung at FA cup finals since 1927 , when it was introduced at the suggestion of the FA secretary, Frederick Wall . Earlier it was much parodied by soldiers in the First World War, one common version beginning: ‘We've had no beer, we've had no beer today.’ The hymn gave much comfort to Edith Cavell ( 1865–1915 ), the British nurse imprisoned and condemned to death by the Germans for helping wounded soldiers to escape, and the night before she was...

Abide With Me

Abide With Me  

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Hymn, words written by Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (1793–1847) in 1820 after attending death‐bed of friend at Pole Hore, near Wexford, and first pubd. in Lyte's Remains (1850). Tune, ‘Eventide’, comp. by ...
Hypercorrection

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Oxford University Press

...to abide by the strictest etiquette, but in the process behave inappropriately. The very motivations that result in this irony can play havoc with the language: a person will strive for a correct linguistic form but instead fall into error. Linguists call this phenomenon “hypercorrection”—a common shortcoming. This foible can have several causes. Often, it results from an attempt to avoid what the writer wrongly supposes to be a grammatical error. ( See superstitions .) At other times, it results from an incomplete grasp of a foreign grammar, coupled with an...

Irregular Verbs

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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...verbs. The trend is against the irregular forms: “For many centuries there has been a steady loss in favor of the weak class.” George O. Curme , English Grammar § 42.B.2, at 73 ( 1947 ). Here are the most common irregular forms: Present Tense Past Tense Past Participle abide abode abode arise arose arisen be was been bear bore borne beat beat beaten become became become beget begot begotten begin began begun behold beheld beheld bend bent bent beseech besought besought beset beset beset bet bet bet bid (express) bade bidden bid (offer) bid bid bind...

Taghmon

Taghmon  

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(pr. Tahˈmōn) WexfordVillage on the R738, 9 m. W of Wexford. Henry Francis Lyte, remembered especially as the author of ‘Abide with me’, was curate here after his ordination ...
Lymington

Lymington  

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HampshireOld port and yachting station on the A337, at the mouth of the Lymington on the W side of the Solent. Henry Francis Lyte, author of ‘Abide with me’ ...
Bix Pieces

Bix Pieces  

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Twyla Tharp, set to music by Bix Beiderbecke and Abide With Me by Thelonius Monk. Premiered 2 Nov. 1971 at the IX International Festival of Dance in Paris. Cast ...
Nanna Tala and the Wonderful Spring of Water

Nanna Tala and the Wonderful Spring of Water  

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(Berber/Tunisia)Nanna Tala was a mythic woman from Uqatres.She quarreled with her family. Departing, she took with her a jar of water and a few dates, her distaff, and her two children. She set out ...
Julius the Veteran

Julius the Veteran  

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(d. 304),martyr. A soldier of twenty-seven years' service on seven military campaigns, the inferior of no man in battle and with an unblemished military record, Julius declared at his interrogation ...
Monk, William Henry

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...William Henry ( b London , 1823 ; d London , 1889 ) English composer and organist . Choirmaster King's College, London, 1847 , org 1849 , prof. of vocal music 1874 . Ed., 1861 , of Hymns Ancient and Modern . Wrote music of hymn Abide with me ...

Lyte, Henry Francis

Lyte, Henry Francis (1793–1847)   Reference library

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

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2009
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...Henry Francis ( 1793–1847 ), hymn writer : b. Ednam ; educ. Enniskillen ; curate in Taghmon 1815–16 , Lymington c. 1820–4 ; curate and incumbent of Brixham 1824–47 ; commemorated in Brixham , Taghmon , and London ( Westminster Abbey ). ‘Abide with me’, ‘When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend’, ‘Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven’...

Taghmon

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

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2009
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... (pr. Tahˈmōn) Wexford Village on the R738, 9 m. W of Wexford. Henry Francis Lyte , remembered especially as the author of ‘Abide with me’, was curate here after his ordination in 1815 until 1816 . A memorial tablet was erected in the church on the centenary of his...

Ednam

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

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2009
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... Borders Village on the B6461, c. 2 m. N of Kelso. James Thomson was born ( 1700 ) in the former manse and is commemorated by a monument on Ferney Hill nearby. The bridge over the Eden Water has a plaque ( 1952 ) commemorating Henry Francis Lyte , author of ‘Abide with me’, who was born ( 1793 ) in a nearby...

Bix Pieces, The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Bix Pieces, The Ballet in one act with choreography by Twyla Tharp , set to music by Bix Beiderbecke and Abide With Me by Thelonius Monk . Premiered 2 Nov. 1971 at the IX International Festival of Dance in Paris. Cast included Tharp , Sara Rudner , Rose Marie Wright , Isabel García-Lorca , and Kenneth Rinker . Inspired by Tharp 's love of 1920s' and 1930s' jazz, the work combines classical ballet with popular dance styles like tap, ballroom, and...

vine

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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...Ps. 80 (Vg. 79), Isa. 5, and in the NT ( John 15: 1–6), where Christ speaks of Himself: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit … Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.’ This was, with the Good Shepherd , one of the commonest Early Christian symbols and is found from the earliest times, e.g. in the catacombs (Domitilla and others) and on sarcophagi....

Boothe [Luce], [Anna] Clare

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...was briefly a child actress, she turned to playwriting after successfully serving as managing editor of the magazine Vanity Fair and writing books. Her first play, O Pyramids ( 1933 ), never reached Broadway, and her second, Abide with Me ( 1935 ), a story of a cruel dipsomaniac, was a quick failure. But Boothe won success with The Women ( 1936 ), a witty, slashing comedy of female manners. A spoof of Hollywood's celebrated search for a Scarlett O'Hara, Kiss the Boys Good‐bye ( 1938 ), and Margin for Error ( 1939 ), in which a Jewish policeman is...

Brixham

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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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... Lyte . When he arrived with his wife and family they lived in Burton St., at a house now called Whitegates, until 1833 , when they moved to Berry Head House (later a hotel). It was at Berry Head, a short time before his death from tuberculosis, that he wrote ‘Abide with Me’ after watching the sun set over Tor Bay in the late summer of 1847 (he died in Nice on 20 Nov. ). The carillon of All Saints’ plays his three best‐known hymns daily: ‘When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend’, ‘Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven’, and ‘Abide with Me’, at 8 a.m., noon, and 8...

Keeffe, Barrie

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...varied from the realistic Abide with Me ( 1976 ), Killing Time ( 1977 ), Sus ( 1982 ), Wild Justice ( 1990 ), and Not Fade Away ( 1990 ) to the musical play Bastard Angel ( 1980 ) and Chorus Girls ( 1981 ), in which the Prince of Wales is captured by a troupe of vaudeville performers and converted into a spokesman for the unemployed. In the same vein of scurrilously exuberant satire is his updated version of Middleton's A Mad World, My Masters ( 1977 ), in which East End criminals seek to compromise the sexually indiscreet industrialist whose...

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