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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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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.
The silly ass who owns her,--he's captain too, named Davies,-- he's lost his certificate, or something.
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.
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.
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.
6) While Davies does not share Spenser's passion for ethnography, his obiter dicta comparisons between the Irish and the ancient "Gauls, Germans .
Davies said that Myburgh was receiving counselling and had asked to be released from his contract.
Melancholic rather than misanthropic, Davies has never had a romantic relationship and is resigned to that fact, if reluctantly.
She added that the victim was shot twice ( once in the leg and then again in the back ( when visiting the home of Mr Wemyss, who had a long-running feud with Davies.
Witchcraft, Magic and Culture, 1736-1951 By Owen Davies (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1999.