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 (dā′vēz), Sir Peter Maxwell 1934-2016.
British composer whose avant-garde vocal and instrumental works draw on medieval and Renaissance traditions and are noted for their shocking, violent style.


1. (Biography) Sir John. 1569–1626, English poet, author of Orchestra or a Poem of Dancing (1596) and the philosophical poem Nosce Teipsum (1599)
2. (Biography) Sir Peter Maxwell. born 1934, British composer whose works include the operas Taverner (1967), The Martyrdom of St Magnus (1977), and Resurrection (1988), nine symphonies, and the ten Strathclyde Concertos; Master of the Queen's Music from 2004
3. (Biography) (William) Robertson. 1913–95, Canadian novelist and dramatist. His novels include Leaven of Malice (1954), Fifth Business (1970), The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Cunning Man (1994)
4. (Biography) W(illiam) H(enry). 1871–1940, Welsh poet, noted also for his Autobiography of a Super-tramp (1908)


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Arthur Bowen, 1862–1928, U.S. painter.
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Williams, Davies, and Clarke, reside; and near them are the huts of the native labourers.
Davies, and gave him a knife and gimlet, saying that he had found them on the road, and did not know to whom they belonged
Williams and Davies walked with me to a part of a neighbouring forest, to show me the famous kauri pine.
The silly ass who owns her,--he's captain too, named Davies,-- he's lost his certificate, or something.
Davies was coming to town, and so we thought we'd join him in a post-chaise; and he behaved very genteelly, and paid ten or twelve shillings more than we did.
They found a most worthy editor in the late distinguished Sir George Cornewall Lewis, and a translator equally qualified for his task, in the Reverend James Davies, M.
then the king's counselors, who are in number seven - Mademoiselle Stewart, Mademoiselle Wells, Mademoiselle Gwyn, Miss Orchay, Mademoiselle Zunga, Miss Davies, and the proud Countess of Castlemaine - will represent to the king that war costs a great deal of money; that it is better to give balls and suppers at Hampton Court than to equip ships of the line at Portsmouth and Greenwich.
WHEN Emma Louise Baum first met David Nicholas Davies no one could have predicted how cruelly he would end her life seven years later.
A court proceeding exposes how distinguished Sydney dance instructor, Grant Davies, is preying on his student's passion for dancing and fame.
Denzil Davies, 63, assaulted his wife of 32 years, Susan Davies, after becoming "morbidly jealous" and convincing himself she was having an affair.
Davies, of Glenbai, Mountain Ash, cut the telephone wires to her house to intimidate her, Mr Justice Green told London's Appeal Court, before storming into her bedroom where he "launched a vicious attack with a hammer".
Newcastle-based Sintons is collaborating with niche London-based construction law firm Davies & Davies Associates, which is recognised in its field for the depth of its expertise in the construction sector.