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Dickinson   /dˈɪkɪnsən/   Listen

United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886).  Synonym: Emily Dickinson.

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"Dickinson" Quotes from Famous Books

... march through the Jerseys to New York gained ground in the American camp; and in this persuasion Washington detached General Maxwell with the Jersey brigade across the Delaware to cooperate with General Dickinson, who was assembling the Jersey militia, in breaking down the bridges, felling trees across the roads, and impeding and harassing the British troops in their retreat, but with orders to be on his guard ...
— Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 • John Frederick Schroeder and Benson John Lossing

... took office in a spirit of exultation which he made no effort to disguise in his private letters. "The tough sides of our Argosie," he wrote to John Dickinson, "have been thoroughly tried. Her strength has stood the waves into which she was steered with a view to sink her. We shall put her on her Republican tack, and she will now show by the beauty of her motion the skill of ...
— Jefferson and his Colleagues - A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Allen Johnson

... Lancaster County, Penn., Sept. 1851. Edward Gorsuch, (represented as a very pious member of a Methodist Church in Baltimore,) with his son Dickinson, accompanied by the Sheriff of Lancaster County, Pa., and by a Philadelphia officer named Henry Kline, went to Christiana to arrest certain slaves of his, who, (as he had been privately informed by a wretch, named Wm. M. Padgett,) were living there. An attack was made upon the house, ...
— The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims - Anti-Slavery Tracts No. 18 • American Anti-Slavery Society

... a young Gentl but eminent here in the profession of the law is soon expected to arrive at Philadelphia from South Carolina. Could he be introducd into the Company of Mr Dickinson & Mr Reed he would esteem himself honord and his Conversation mt not be unentertaining even ...
— The Writings of Samuel Adams, vol. III. • Samuel Adams

... hundreds of beautiful illustrations $2 50 Hawk-eyes—A comic book by "The Burlington Hawkeye Man." Illustrated 1 50 Among the Thorns—A new novel by Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson 1 50 Our Daughters—A talk with mothers, by Marion Harland, author of "Alone." 50 Redbirds Christmas Story—An illustrated Juvenile. By Mary J. Holmes 50 Carleton's Popular Readings—Edited by Mrs. Anna Randall-Diehl 1 50 The Culprit ...
— Bucholz and the Detectives • Allan Pinkerton

... imitators of Poe, have been regarded too often by our people as the normal type of poet. One must not forget the silent solitary ecstasies that have gone into the making of enduring lyric verse, but our literature proves abundantly how soon sweetness may turn to an Emily Dickinson strain of morbidness; how fatally the lovely becomes transformed into the queer. The history of the American short story furnishes many similar examples. The artistic intensity of a Hawthorne, his ethical and moral preoccupations, are all a part of the creed of individualistic art. ...
— The American Mind - The E. T. Earl Lectures • Bliss Perry

Words linked to "Dickinson" :   Emily Dickinson, poet

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