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Cleanness

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An alliterative poem in 1,812 lines from the second half of the 14th cent., the only manuscript of which is the famous Cotton Nero A. X which is also the sole manuscript of Pearl, Patience,...

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Gilbert and Sullivan operas

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Comic operas containing much social satire; the librettos were written by Sir W. S. Gilbert, the music by Sir A. Sullivan, for D'Oyly Carte. The operas are: Trial by Jury (1875); The...

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Grosvenor Gallery

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London. A commercial gallery founded in 1877 by the wealthy dilettante painter Sir Coutts Lindsay (1824–1913) and Charles E. Hallé, son of the famous musician Sir Charles Hallé. Whistler...

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Oscar Wilde

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(1854–1900)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Wilde became a flamboyant member of the Aesthetic movement, publishing a novel, poems, three collections of stories, essays, and several plays....

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Pearl

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An alliterative poem in 1,212 lines of twelve‐lined octosyllabic stanzas from the second half of the 14th cent., the only manuscript of which is the famous Cotton Nero A. X which is also...

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Pistyl of Susan

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Meaning ‘the epistle of Susanna’, a northern alliterative poem, c. 1350–60, in 364 lines of 13‐line tail‐rhyme stanzas, telling the story of Susanna and the Elders (Dan. 13).

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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An alliterative poem from the north‐west midlands, dating from the second half of the 14th cent., the only manuscript of which is the famous Cotton Nero A. X which is also the sole...

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W. S. Gilbert

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(b London, 1836; d Harrow Weald, 1911).

Eng. poet and playwright, librettist of 14 operettas (the ‘Savoy Operas’) with Sullivan from 1871 to 1896. Knighted 1907. The libretti for...

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