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Edwin Arnold

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(1832–1904) British translator and playwright who produced a metrical translation of the Bhagavadgītā, called The Song Celestial (1885). This was the version through which M. K. ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Edwin Edwin Arnold 1832 – 1904 English poet and journalist Nor ever once ashamed So we be named Press-men; Slaves of the Lamp; Servants of Light. ‘The Tenth Muse’ (1895) st. 18 be named press -men slaves of the Lamp Slaves of the ...

Arnold, Edwin

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...Arnold, Edwin . ( 1832–1904 ) . Sir Edwin Arnold was educated at Oxford and served as principal of a government college in Pune, India, from 1856 to 1861 , during which time he studied Indian languages and published translations from the Sanskrit. He eventually returned to England, due primarily to the death of a child and his wife’s illness. Upon his return, he became a writer for The Daily Telegraph newspaper, where he was appointed chief editor in 1873 . He wrote his most famous work, The Light of Asia , during this period. After leaving his...

Arnold, Sir Edwin

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

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2009
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..., Sir Edwin ( 1831–1904 ), poet : educ. London ( Strand : King's College , The Strand ) and Oxford ( University College ); lives in Southend‐on‐Sea, in London ( Kensington : Bolton Gdns). Poems Narrative and Lyrical 1853 , The Light of Asia 1879...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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..., Sir Edwin ( 1832–1904 ) British translator and playwright who produced a metrical translation of the Bhagavadgītā , called The Song Celestial ( 1885 ). This was the version through which M. K. Gāndhī first became familiar with the...

Arnold, Edwin Lester

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The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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..., Edwin Lester [ Edwin Lester Linden Arnold ] ( 1857–1935 ) married, first, Constance Boyce , and, secondly ( 1919 ), Jessie Brighton . Son of the poet and Oriental specialist Sir Edwin Arnold ( 1832–1904 ), he was educated at home and at Cheltenham College. After attempts at cattle-farming in Scotland and arable farming in Travancore, a previously uncharted region of India, Arnold returned to England to write. His best-remembered work The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician ( 1890 ), a fantasy concerning reincarnation and time-travel, sold...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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2004
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..., Sir Edwin ( 1832–1904 ). British literary figure who composed the influential poem The Light of Asia published in 1879 . The poem describes the life and teachings of the Buddha in a melodramatic style and became very popular with Victorian audiences. Himself a Christian, Arnold saw much in common between Christianity and Buddhism . He became Principal of Deccan College, Poona, India , at the age of 25 and as well as composing poetry translated texts from Sanskrit and authored a Turkish grammar. He visited Bodhgayā in 1885 and campaigned for...

Arnold, Sir Edwin

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Sir Edwin ( 1832–1904 ) Poet and journalist . Born in Gravesend, Kent, he won the Newdigate Prize at Oxford in 1852 , and was principal of the Deccan Sanskrit College at Poona, India, 1856–61 . He then joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph , and became editor in 1873 . He published several volumes of poems and translations, some from the Sanskrit, and is remembered for his The Light of Asia, or The Great Renunciation ( 1879 ), a poem of eight books in blank verse, in which he attempted ‘by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary to depict...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Sir Edwin ( 1832–1904 ) British poet and translator The Feast of Belshazzar ( 1852 ) Poetry Griselda: A Tragedy; and Other Poems ( 1856 ) Poetry The Wreck of the Northern Belle ( 1857 ) Poetry The Light of Asia ; or, The Great Renunciation ( 1879 ) Poetry Pearls of the Faith ; or, Islam's Rosary ( 1883 ) Poetry With Sa'di in the Garden ; or, The Book of Love ( 1888 ) Poetry The Light of the World ; or, The Great Consummation ( 1891 ) Poetry Potiphar's Wife, and Other Poems ( 1892 ) Poetry Adzuma ; or, The Japanese...

Arnold, Edwin Lester [Linden]

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Edwin Lester [Linden] ( 1857–1935 ) British novelist The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phonecian ( 1891 ) Fiction The Constable of St Nicholas ( 1894 ) Fiction The Story of Ulla, and Other Tales ( 1895 ) Fiction Short Stories Lepidus the Centurion ( 1901 ) Fiction Lieut. Gulliver Jones, His Vacation ( 1905 ) Fiction...

Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold  

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(1832–1904)British translator and playwright who produced a metrical translation of the Bhagavadgītā, called The Song Celestial (1885). This was the version through which M. K. Gāndhī first became ...
Edwin Lester Arnold

Edwin Lester Arnold  

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(1857–1935) British novelistThe Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phonecian (1891) FictionThe Constable of St Nicholas (1894) FictionThe Story of Ulla, and Other Tales (1895) Fiction Short ...
Ananda Metteya

Ananda Metteya  

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(1872–1923).British Buddhist, born Charles Henry Allen Bennet, who subsequently adopted the surname McGregor, possibly under the influence of McGregor Mathers or because it was the name of a ...
Allan Rex Sandage

Allan Rex Sandage  

(1926–2010)American astronomer. In 1950 he became an assistant to E. P. Hubble, whose work on measuring the distances of galaxies and refining the value of the Hubble constant he continued, finding a ...
Hugh Wood

Hugh Wood  

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(b Parbold, Lancs., 1932).Eng. composer. Prof. of harmony RAM 1962–5, teacher at Morley Coll., London, 1958–67. Research fellow in comp., Glasgow Univ., 1966–70; lect. in mus., Liverpool Univ., ...
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New York, on West 45th Street. Built by Winthrop Ames in association with Lee Shubert, this small playhouse seating 766 opened in 1913 with The Great Adventure by Arnold Bennett. ...
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph  

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Founded in 1855, was the first daily paper to be issued in London at a penny. It enjoyed a larger circulation than any other English newspaper, and in its early days, with T. Hunt as assistant ...
Lion Feuchtwanger

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(1884–1958) German Jewish novelistThe Ugly Duchess [Die hässliche Herzogin] (1923) FictionJud Süss (1925) FictionThe Ugly Duchess [Die hässliche Herzogin] (1923) FictionJud Süss (1925) Fiction
Essays in Criticism

Essays in Criticism  

Three series of essays by M. Arnold (1865, 1888, 1910).
Arnold-André-Pierre Jeanneret-Gris

Arnold-André-Pierre Jeanneret-Gris  

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(1896–1967).Swiss architect, arguably one of the most important protagonists of the International Modern Movement. A cousin of Le Corbusier, he joined the office of Perret in Paris, and, from 1921 to ...
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The Australian government has commissioned and underwritten four separate series of official war histories, dealing with Australian involvement in the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and ...

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