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The interval between the time of meridian passage of the new or the full moon and the time of the following high tide. This interval which is constant for a given port is also known as the ...

Heger, Pensionnat

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The school in Brussels that Charlotte and Emily Brontë attended, Charlotte in 1842–3 and Emily in 1842. An ‘Educational Establishment for Young Ladies’ (‘Maison d'éducation pour les jeunes ...
History of the Young Men

History of the Young Men  

In a hand-sewn booklet of eighteen pages (dated 7 May 1831; MS in BL), Captain John Bud (Branwell Brontë), in six chapters, details the establishment of the Glass Town Federation ...
Kate

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..., servant girl at the Dunmore Inn who assists Mrs Kelly in running the establishment. KOK MRS Monika Rydygier...

Croker's Hall

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...Hall , country seat of Mr Whittlestaff in Hampshire. A mile (0.5 km) from Alresford, the hall is a comfortable but modest establishment. OML RC Randall...

Mulready, Mrs

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...Mrs , ‘Strong, red-faced, indomitable-looking’ widow who keeps a shebeen, an unlicensed drinking establishment, in a two-room hovel in Mohill frequented by ‘the wicked, the desperate, and the drunken’ (IX), including a band of local Ribbonmen . MB MRS Monika Rydygier...

Kanturk Hotel

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...Hotel , low-class drinking establishment in the Irish city of Cork, owned by Mr O'Dwyer and tended by his daughter Fanny, which provides temporary headquarters for the Mollets while they blackmail Sir Thomas Fitzgerald . CR MRS Monika Rydygier...

Worts, Mr

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...Mr , foreman at the Bungall & Tappitt Brewery in Baslehurst. Worts is ‘a heavy, respectable, useful man, educated on the establishment by Bungall and bequeathed by Bungall to Tappitt’ (XXIV). Against the wishes of his boss Tappitt, the honest labourer says he will vote for the local squire, Mr Butler Cornbury . RR MT Mark W....

Cradell, Joseph

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...Joseph , intimate friend and coworker of Johnny Eames , with whom he lives at Mrs Roper 's boarding house. He flirts outrageously with Mrs Lupex , incurring the wrath of her husband, but eventually marries Amelia Roper and takes over her mother's establishment. In The Last Chronicle of Barset he has six children and money troubles. SHA NCS Nelson C....

Whiston, Robert

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...Robert ( 1808–95 ) . Headmaster of Rochester Cathedral Grammar School ( 1844–77 ), he disclosed that the increased income was not being used either to increase free schooling or for scholarships, as required by the terms of the ancient endowment; the cathedral establishment was the obvious beneficiary. The Times in 1851–2 gave publicity to the scandal. This was one of several such abuses ventilated during Trollope 's gestation of The Warden ( 1855 ). RCT R. C....

Roanoke, Lucinda

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... Jane Carbuncle , who enters into a disastrous engagement with Sir Griffin Tewett . Much against her will, Lucinda is dragged into the marriage market by the scheming Mrs Carbuncle , who is anxious that her niece find a proper establishment before exhausting her limited funds. After lapsing into near-madness at the prospect of marrying the sadistic Sir Griffin , Lucinda refuses to go to the church on the day set for the wedding. ED JMR Julia Miele...

Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

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...containing essays on a wide variety of literary, historical, and scientific subjects. Poetry, fiction, and biography made up the literary portion. Early numbers contained material reprinted from other sources, and the contributors were not of the first rank. Later numbers contained original material. After 1854 , it continued as Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Art . Its success in Edinburgh led to the establishment of a similar popular weekly, Chambers's London Journal JWM Judith Wittosch...

Grant, Revd Joseph Brett

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...'s curate. Ordained priest in 1845 , he became curate-in-charge, and (by March 1846 ) perpetual curate of the new district of Oxenhope , where he worked energetically for the establishment of a National School and church. He married Sarah Ann Turner at Woodford, Essex, in January 1846 . Grant assisted Revd A. B. Nicholls at Branwell's funeral service. Nicholls stayed with the Grants before his marriage to Charlotte, and they were asked to the wedding...

‘Shakespeare Foundation Schools’

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...Foundation Schools’ (article) . This article in the London Telegraph describes a public meeting at the New Adelphi Theatre on 11 May 1864 presided over by Dickens , regarding the establishment of a public school for children of actors, on the property of the Shakespeare Foundation. Anthony Trollope proposed the following resolution: ‘That the schools shall be called the “ Shakespeare Foundation Schools”, and shall be devoted to the sound and liberal education of pupils of both sexes, and not be restricted to any profession or class; that...

‘Monthly Intelligencer’

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...of the Commons are dominated by Rogue demanding the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic. Victor Neufeldt Alexander & Sellars , p. 303 (illustrations). Miscellaneous Writings , 1. 183–201. Neufeldt BB Works , 1. 250–65....

Scoresby, Revd William

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...he urged the establishment of more Anglican Sunday and day schools, including Haworth National School . On 9 January 1844 , he asked Revd Patrick Brontë , for the sake of the poor children of Haworth who were under his spiritual care, to call a church trustees' meeting to arrange for the appointment of an Oxford or Cambridge graduate at the Haworth Free Grammar School. In July 1844 he nominated Revd J. B. Grant as master of the grammar school to replace the Methodist Mr Ramsbottom. During a visit to Canada in 1847 he told Joseph Abbott of the Brontës'...

Mazzini, Giuseppe

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...), Italian patriotic leader in the van of the *Risorgimento , under perpetual banishment from 1831 onwards. He wrote fervidly, tirelessly, and worked largely from London and for his poorer compatriots there. George Eliot found him suitable as a contributor to the * Westminster Review , admiring his devotion to Italian unity and the establishment of a republican government. But she underwent something of a change in attitudes later: by the mid-1860s her caution was evident, and is seen in her refusal to contribute to the Mazzini Fund despite having ‘a...

Parkes, Joseph

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..., founder of the Reform Club, and father of George Eliot 's friend Bessie *Parkes , later Mme Belloc . Originally from Birmingham, he was working in London from 1833 , and it is in his house in Savile Row that his daughter recalls Marian Evans in her early London years attending his dinner parties. Parkes was a Unitarian and he subsidized the young Mary Ann Evans 's translation of D. F. *Strauss 's Das Leben Jesu ( see translations ), seeing biblical criticism as part of a political campaign against the Anglican establishment. When the future...

Royal Academy of Arts

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...Academy of Arts . The Royal Academy was the summit of the artistic establishment and never more influential than in the mid-Victorian period. Its self-elected members, mostly painters, were the arbiters of popular taste. Attending its summer exhibition, especially the exclusive Private View, which Trollope did regularly, was an essential ritual of the season. W. P. Frith 's painting The Private View of the Royal Academy, 1881 superbly captures its ambience, depicting a group of eminent Victorians including Browning , Gladstone , and Huxley , with ...

Ibsen, Henrik

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...dramatist , and one of the founding fathers of modern European drama. Hardy's admiration for Ibsen is discussed in the various biographies of the two writers, especially Michael Meyer 's Ibsen: A Biography (3 vols., 1967–71 ; abridged one-volume edn., 1974 ). In 1891 Hardy joined George *Meredith , A. W. Pinero , and others in supporting the establishment of the Independent Theatre Society, which was devoted to the performance of plays by Ibsen and other ‘serious’ dramatists. In 1891 , he attended with Edmund *Gosse the first performance in an...

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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...Amadeus ( 1756–91 ) . In January 1851 , when George Eliot first took up residence at John *Chapman 's establishment in the Strand, she immediately hired a piano for herself. The following day Chapman sat in her room while she played one of Mozart's masses. However, although by 1859 she had collected ‘about eighteen sonatas and symphonies of Beethoven’ ( L iii. 177), at least until July of that year she had none of Mozart's symphonies, and invited the musical Charles Lee Lewes ( see Lewes Family ), with whom she often played duets, to be guided in his...

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