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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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founder n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈfǝʊndǝɹ

sp founder2

founder / ~ed v

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 12 words.

ˈfǝʊndǝɹ / -d

sp founder1 / founderd1, fowndred1

American Type Founders Co.

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

In response to competition from Linotype and Monotype and their hot-metal composition methods, 23 typefoundries established the American Type Founders Co. in 1892. It acquired rights to a...

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Introduction: Time and Tide – Origins, Founders and Goals

Catherine Clay.

in Time and Tide

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 4938 words.

This chapter gives an account of Time and Tide’s origins, founders and goals, paying particular attention to the energy and vision of its owner and editor from 1926 Lady Margaret Rhondda....

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Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder

Tom Hubbard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Education; Linguistics. 2124 words.

Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder, was born on 8 July 1938 in Bombay, India, the daughter of Col. Sir Alister John Ransford (1895–1974), master of...

Prior, Thomas (1681–1751), author and a founder of the Dublin Society

J. T. Gilbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature. 474 words.

Prior, Thomas (1681–1751), author and a founder of the Dublin Society, was born at Garriston, near Rathdowney, Queen's county, the second son of Colonel Thomas Prior (d. 1700) and grandson...

Smedley [married name Armfield], (Annie) Constance (1876–1941), author and founder of the International Lyceum Clubs

Grace Brockington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Literature. 1095 words.

Smedley [married name Armfield], (Annie) Constance (1876–1941), author and founder of the International Lyceum Clubs, was born in Trinity Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, on 20 June 1876, the...

Lewis, (John) Saunders (1893–1985), writer and a founder of the Welsh Nationalist Party

Harri Pritchard-Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Literature. 2893 words.

Lewis, (John) Saunders (1893–1985), writer and a founder of the Welsh Nationalist Party, was born on 15 October 1893 at 61 Falkland Road, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, the...

Kynaston, Sir Francis (1586/7–1642), writer and founder of an academy of learning

R. Malcolm Smuts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature. 1117 words.

Kynaston, Sir Francis (1586/7–1642), writer and founder of an academy of learning, was born in Oteley, Shropshire, the eldest son of Sir Edward Kynaston (d. after 1638), gentleman, and his...

Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside

Eileen Jay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Literature. 846 words.

Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside, was born at 19 Melbourne Terrace, Salford, Lancashire, on 24 September 1851. She was the youngest of...

Wood, Henry Harvey (1903–1977), writer and a founder of the Edinburgh international festival

Eileen Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Music; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1016 words.

Wood, Henry Harvey (1903–1977), writer and a founder of the Edinburgh international festival, was born on 5 September 1903 in Edinburgh, the second of the three children of Henry Wood (d....

Williams, David (1738–1816), political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund

Damian Walford Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature; Religious Studies. 4742 words.

Williams, David (1738–1816), political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund, the son of William David (d. 1752), was born at Waunwaelod, near Watford, on the north slope...

From the Founders of the Authors Club [October?] 1882 · New York

Edited by Lynn Horth.

in The Writings of Herman Melville: The Northwestern-Newberry Edition, Vol. 14: Correspondence

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

To the Founders of the Authors Club [October?] 1882 · New York

Herman Melville.

Edited by Lynn Horth.

in The Writings of Herman Melville: The Northwestern-Newberry Edition, Vol. 14: Correspondence

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

The Poet John Langhorne and Thomas Langhorne Founder of Loretto School

Maxwell Cooper and Vanessa Cooper.

in Notes and Queries

September 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 282 words.

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‘Founders of Italian Literature’: Dante, Petrarch, and National Identity in Ugo Foscolo

Luzzi Joseph.

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 6803 words.

Ugo Foscolo produced a series of influential essays on Dante that illuminates the discrepancies between Italian and European approaches to the medieval poet. Whereas other authors labelled...

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A Serious Poem Upon William Wood: Brasier, Tinker, Hard-Ware-Man, Coiner, Counterfeiter, Founder And Esquire

Jonathan Swift.

Edited by Harold Williams.

in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, Vol. 1 (Second Edition)

Primary Text.

WHEN Foes are o'ercome, we preserve them from Slaughter,

To my Honoured Friend, Dr Charleton, on his learned and useful Works: and more particularly this of Stone-Heng, by him Restored to the true Founders

John Dryden.

Edited by James Kinsley.

in The Poems of John Dryden, Vol. 1

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

The longest Tyranny that ever sway'd,

FROEBEL, Friedrich (1782–1852)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 17 words.

founder of the *kindergarten movement.

Philipon, Charles (1800–62)

Edited by Peter France.

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 8 words.

(1800–62).

Founder of Le Charivari.