Crabbe


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Crabbe

 (krăb), George 1754-1832.
British poet noted for his simple, realistic poems of rural life, including The Village (1783).

Crabbe

(kræb)
n
(Biography) George. 1754–1832, English narrative poet, noted for his depiction of impoverished rural life in The Village (1783) and The Borough (1810)
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Who now, for example, thinks of George Crabbe? He was a famous poet in his day, and the world recognised his genius with a unanimity which the greater complexity of modern life has rendered infrequent.
"And here are Crabbe's Tales, and the Idler, at hand to relieve you, if you tire of your great book.
Crabbe, the glazier, who gathered much news and groped among it dimly.
Crabbe. "For by what I can make out, this Raffles, as they call him, was a lusty, fresh-colored man as you'd wish to see, and the best o' company--though dead he lies in Lowick churchyard sure enough; and by what I can understan', there's them knows more than they should know about how he got there."
I could not but think - as I looked at these feeble and tremulous productions of hands which could draw the longest arrow to the head in a stout elk-horn bow, or split a bead or feather with a rifle- ball - of Crabbe's musings over the Parish Register, and the irregular scratches made with a pen, by men who would plough a lengthy furrow straight from end to end.
"They both claim the head money given by the lodge for the shooting of old man Crabbe over at Stylestown, and who's to say which fired the bullet?"
The German Ocean has swallowed up streets, market-places, jetties, and public walks; and the merciless waters, consummating their work of devastation, closed, no longer than eighty years since, over the salt-master's cottage at Aldborough, now famous in memory only as the birthplace of the poet CRABBE.
[Footnote: For the sake of brevity the sternly realistic poet George Crabbe is here omitted.]
The Ghana-born, Japan-based Baffoe worked in the F and B department of several Hyatt properties, before he and business partners Matthew Crabbe and Nathan Smith founded ECN Hospitality in 2008.
SCOTT CRABBE reckons Hearts new-look forward line will frighten Premiership defences this season.
Next time you start to describe yourself as "busy," you might want to take a pause and consider what Tony Crabbe has to say about the word's real meaning.
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