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March 17

A day observed by the Irish to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland.  Synonyms: Saint Patrick's Day, St Patrick's Day.

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"March 17" Quotes from Famous Books

... putting politics aside, it was perfectly sound. Lincoln reluctantly yielded, and on March 17 the Army of the Potomac, withdrawing by successive divisions from Centreville to Alexandria, began its embarkation for the Peninsula, the region, in McClellan's words, "of sandy roads and short land transportation."* ...
— Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War • G. F. R. Henderson

... independence inevitable." The news of this wretched transaction in German soldiers had hardly reached America before there ran all down the coast the thrilling story that Washington had taken Boston, on March 17, 1776, compelling Lord Howe to sail with his entire ...
— History of the United States • Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

... to Baumgaertner: "I have not yet completed the Apology, as I was hindered, not only by illness, but also by many other matters, which interrupted me, concerning the syncretism Bucer is stirring up." (485.) March 17, to Camerarius: "My Apology is making slower progress than the matter calls for." (488.) Toward the end of March, to Baumgaertner: "The Apology is still in press; for I am revising it entirely and extending it." (492.) April 7, to Jonas: "In the Apology I have completed the article on Marriage, ...
— Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church • Friedrich Bente

... Well (March 17) and A Sketch (March 29, 1816), which have hitherto been entitled Domestic Pieces, or Poems on His Own Circumstances, I have ventured to rename Poems of the Separation. Of secondary importance as poems or works of art, they stand out by themselves as marking ...
— The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7) • Lord Byron

... Mother, an adaptation by Ambrose Philips of Racine's Andromaque, had been produced on March 17. ...
— The Coverley Papers • Various

... that his brother Miguel should pay him annually a small sum which was, apparently, to be spent on books. This is a fair inference from Luis de Leon's reply to a claim lodged against him by one Lucas Junta, a bookseller of Salamanca, on March 17, 1575 (Documentos ineditos, vol. XI, pp. 51, 52). It seems doubtful whether Miguel reached Luis's standard of punctuality in the matter of payment (Documentos ineditos, vol. XI, p. 196). Luis de Leon had two ...
— Fray Luis de Leon - A Biographical Fragment • James Fitzmaurice-Kelly

Words linked to "March 17" :   Saint Patrick's Day, day

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