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  • Poet laureate — Laureate Lau re*ate, a. [L. laureatus, fr. laurea laurel tree, fr. laureus of laurel, fr. laurus laurel: cf. F. laur[ e]at. Cf. {Laurel}.] Crowned, or decked, with laurel. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poet Laureate — noun (plural Poets Laureate or Poet Laureates) an eminent poet appointed by the British royal household to write poems for royal and official occasions …   English new terms dictionary

  • poet laureate — pl. poets laureate. 1. (in Great Britain) a poet appointed for life as an officer of the royal household, formerly expected to write poems in celebration of court and national events. 2. a poet recognized or acclaimed as the most eminent or… …   Universalium

  • poet laureate — noun (plural poets laureate or poet laureates) Date: 15th century 1. a poet honored for achievement in his or her art 2. a. a poet appointed for life by an English sovereign as a member of the royal household and formerly expected to compose… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poet laureate — po′et lau′reate n. pl. poets laureate 1) pro (in Great Britain) a poet appointed for life as an officer of the royal household 2) pro a poet recognized as the most eminent of a country or locality 3) pro+lit. (in the U.S.) a poet appointed for a… …   From formal English to slang

  • POET'S CORNER —    a corner in the SW. transept of Westminster Abbey, so called as containing the tombs of Chaucer, Spenser, and other eminent English poets …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • LAUREATE, POET —    originally an officer of the royal household whose business it was to celebrate in an ode any joyous occasion connected with royalty, originally the sovereign s birthday; it is now a mere honour bestowed by royalty on an eminent poet …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men — The Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men were five volumes of Dionysius Lardner’s 133 volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia (1829 ndash;46). Aimed at the self educating middle class, this encyclopedia was written during the nineteenth… …   Wikipedia

  • Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets — (1779 ndash;81) was a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. Six of the Lives have been singled… …   Wikipedia

  • Francis Webb (poet) — Infobox Person name = Francis Webb image size = caption = birth name = Francis Charles Webb Wagg birth date = (8 February 1925 birth place = Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia death date = death date|1973|11|23|df=y death place = Rydalmere,… …   Wikipedia

  • Donald Davidson (poet) — For other people named Donald Davidson, see Donald Davidson (disambiguation). Donald Grady Davidson (August 8, 1893, Campbellsville in Giles County, Tennessee – April 25, 1968, Nashville, Tennessee) was a U.S. poet, essayist, social and literary… …   Wikipedia

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