12 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2017
    1. Scott

      Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832], “Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.”


    2. Cowper

      William Cowper [1731-1800], “one of the most widely read English poets of his day, whose most characteristic work, as in The Task or the melodious short lyric “The Poplar Trees,” brought a new directness to 18th-century nature poetry.”


    3. Thomson

      James Thomson [1700-1748], “Scottish poet whose best verse foreshadowed some of the attitudes of the Romantic movement. His poetry also gave expression to the achievements of Newtonian science and to an England reaching toward great political power based on commercial and maritime expansion”


    4. gentility

      "Gentle birth; honourable extraction; the fact of belonging to a family of gentle blood. Also, the personality of one who is well-born" (OED).

    5. subjection

      "The action, state, or process of being submissive or subject to another; submission, obedience; homage" (OED).

    6. maxim

      “A rule or principle of conduct” (OED).

    7. annuities

      "A yearly grant, allowance, or income" (OED).

    8. carriage

      Horse-drawn carriage used in the 18th and 19th centuries; a status symbol of material wealth used by the upper classes.

    9. competence

      “A sufficiency of means for living comfortably; a comfortable living or estate” (OED).

    10. assurance

      Lack of self-confidence (OED).

    11. liberality

      “The quality of being open-minded and free from prejudice; liberal-mindedness” (OED).

  2. Apr 2017