By Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber
A consultant to references generic in speech and writing. Explains greater than 900 allusions. Entries comprise examples from todays top media. A needs to for severe readers, language fanatics, and ESL scholars.
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Baker in the Philadelphia Inquirer, October 17, 1994, on his memories of his childhood in segregated Louisville during the 1950s: On the other hand, I think that critical memory should keep us ever aware of precisely how the human imagination and moral 43 baroque will can forge a way out of no way, and take the bare, ruined choirs of old, unhappy, far-off things and remake them into the very ark of our salvation. And by commentator Leon Wynter in National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," in a springtime ode to beleaguered Yankee Stadium, May 29, 1996: On sunny Lou Gehrig Plaza .
As described in Exodus: 10-12, it was made of wood covered in gold and had four rings to hold the staves used to cany it. The lid of gold was called the mercy seat; two golden cherubim hovered over it. Within the Ark were the two tablets with the Ten Commandments, the basis of the covenant between God and Israel. The ark was regularly carried into battle; for example, it was carried around the walls of Jericho. C. Its fate is unknown, but Ethiopians believe it rests in the church of St. Mary of Zion at Axum in northern Ethiopia.
This was the era of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid. The term is now applied to any period of classical greatness in a nation's literary life. It is frequently applied to the early 18th century in England, specifically the reign of Queen Anne, a period distinguished by Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Addison, and Richard Steele. It is sometimes extended to take in John Dryden at the beginning and Samuel Johnson at the end. The term in use, by Marc Schogol in the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 1991, reviewing biographies of John F.