Saint Agnes' Eve


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Saint Ag·nes' Eve

 (ăg′nĭs, -nĭ-sĭz)
n.
January 20th, considered especially in the British Isles to be the night on which young women dream of their future husbands.
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References in classic literature ?
The poem of [98] "Resolution and Independence" is a storehouse of such records; for its fulness of lovely imagery it may be compared to Keats's "Saint Agnes' Eve." To read one of his greater pastoral poems for the first time is like a day spent in a new country; the memory is crowded for a while with its precise and vivid incidents:--