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1774, Aug 121843, Mar 21
an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has long been eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity. Southey was also a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, essay writer, historian and biographer.
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Backfriend: A pretender, a false friend; an enemy masked as a friend. From the 15th century. I have had backfriends, sa...
Barton: Originally, this was a threshing floor, Old English bere~tun, barley enclosure. Then it was used of a farm ...
Hindermate: A spouse who is a hindrance. In his COMMONPLACE BOOK (1843) Robert Southey noted: There are hindermates as ...
Lickerish: Pleasant to the palate, hence sweet, delightful; skilful in preparing dainties; fond of delicious fare, hav...
Nefandous: Abominable, unmentionable. Latin ne, not + fandum, what ought to be spoken, gerundive of for, fan, fatum, t...
Orgulous: Proud; swelling, violent; splendid. Also orgillous, orgueilous, orguillous, orgullows. From orgueil, orguil...
Pinguescent: Growing fat; causing to grow fat, Latin pinguescere, to grow fat; pinguis, fat. pinguescence, the process o...
Scrivener: A professional or public penman; scribe, clerk, secretary, copyist or writer. Eventually, also a notary pub...
Stelliscript: The writing in the stars. Coined by Robert Southey in THE DOCTOR (1835). ...
Stillicide: The dripping of water. From Latin stilla, drop + cidere, to fall. Used in Scottish law for the dripping of ...
Wont: See wone; won. Wonted (accustomed; sometimes used alone, to mean acclimatized) is a fresh past form develop...
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