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1785, Oct 181866, Jan 23
an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting — characters at a table discussing and criticising the philosophical opinions of the day.
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Benjamin: A short coat worn by men in the late 18th and early 19th century. Brewer derives it from the name of a tail...
Inescate: To entice, to allure. From Latin in, in + csca, bait, food. William Prynne, in HISTRIOMASTIX (1633) cries o...
Inficete: Not witty. Facete is an older form of facetious. Thomas Love Peacock in CROTCHET CASTLE (1831) uses three f...
Nubility: Readiness for marriage, Latin nubes, c!oud, veil; whence nubere, nuptum, to don the (marriage) veil, whence...
Titubate: To stagger, reel, stumble; to stammer, stumble in speech. Latin titubare, titubatum, to stagger, to stammer...
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
...that included Lord George Gordon Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author...
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