Browse the "Did You Know" Files

  • » A
  • » B
  • » C
  • » D
  • » E
  • » F
  • » H
  • » I
  • » L
  • » M
  • » N
  • » O
  • » P
  • » R
  • » S
  • » T
  • » U
  • » V
  • » W

Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "literature"

The honorary title of Poet Laureate was first used in England in the 1600s. "Laureate" refers to the ancient Greek ... [Read more]

Chief Seattle is known for a speech he gave to the Washington territorial governor in 1854 regarding the status of ... [Read more]

"Fool me once, shame on you;
fool me twice, shame on me."

According to Random House's Dictionary of Popular Proverbs ... [Read more]

Title of Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel about the Spanish Civil War.

see Did You Know File for "No Man ... [Read more]

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the ... [Read more]

This famous passage by John Donne (1573-1631) is not a poem--it is prose. It is a passage from Meditation 17, ... [Read more]