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De Quincey, Thomas(Encyclopedia)De Quincey, Thomas d kwn´s [key], 1785–1859, English essayist. In 1802 he ran away from school and tramped about the country, eventually settling in London. His family soon found him and ente...
Soho(Encyclopedia)Soho sh´, s– [key], district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent. ...
Grasmere(Encyclopedia)Grasmere, village, Cumbria, NW England, in the Lake District, near Lake Grasmere. Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808; the Wordsworth museum is also there, and the Jerwoo...
laudanum(Encyclopedia)laudanum lôd´nm [key], tincture, or alcoholic solution, of opium, first compounded by Paracelsus in the 16th cent. Not then known to be addictive, the preparation was widely used up through the ...
Keyser, Thomas de(Encyclopedia)Keyser, Thomas de d k´zr [key], c.1596–1667, Dutch portrait and figure painter of Amsterdam. He was the outstanding practitioner in his field prior to Rembrandt. De Keyser's work is distingui...
Beauchamp, Thomas de(Encyclopedia)Beauchamp, Thomas de: see Warwick, Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of.
De Keyser, Thomas(Encyclopedia)De Keyser, Thomas: see Keyser, Thomas de.
Bradwardine, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Bradwardine, Thomas brd´wrdn [key], c.1295–1349, English mathematician, natural philosopher, and theologian. He was chaplain to Edward III (c.1338) and later archbishop of Canterbury. As a ma...
West, Thomas(Encyclopedia)West, Thomas: see De la Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron.
Couture, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Couture, Thomas tômä´ kootür´ [key], 1815–79, French academic painter. He was a pupil of Gros and Delaroche. He achieved fame with his vast orgy painting, Romans in the Decadence of the Empir...
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