Espaillat,. John Gay meets Alexander Pope; they become friends. Franz Shubert and Beethoven would later set Scott's lyrics to music. For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. 1864 Walter Savage Landor dies in Florence. 1000 The first known limerick The lion is wondrous strong appears in France. Theodore Roethke, an American poet, is born. 1601 The first performance of Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
English words of French origin include: attorney, case, court, judge, justice, parliament, etc. Queen Victoria died a few days later, marking the end of the Victorian Era. 1461 Henry VI and Margaret are defeated and flee to Scotland. Each poem is followed by some brief analysis. 1923 Wallace Stevens's Harmonium. 657 Hilda founds the first English monastery, Whitby Abbey. Sir Richard Steele publishes the Tatler, a literary and society journal. 1759 Birth of the Romantic poet Robert Burns, generally considered to be the greatest Scottish poet. 771 The birth of Egbert of Wessex (c.
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