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Examples are Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, and Samuel Butler's The Way 0/ All Flesh. Erziehungsroman (Erziehung, education, upbringing) may be used with the same meaning as Bildungsroman. BIOGRAPHY. Greek biographia; bios, way oflife,graphia, account. A written account of a person's life. Of Boswell's Li/e 0/ Johnson, Lord Macaulay said: Thisis assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers.
Hinc quam sit calamus saevior ense patet. From this it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword. Roben Burton, Anatomy 0/ Melancholy CALENDER. Greek kUlindros, roller. To impart to a papersurface a glaze or polish by passing the sheets through a stack of cylinders or rollers, known as calenders. CALLIGRAPHY. Greek kdllos, beauty, and -graphy, Greek grdphein, to engrave, to draw, to write. Beautiful handwriting, penmanship. In Glossary 0/ the Book, G. A. Glaister says: From Roman times to the sixteenth (;entury such scripts as half-uncial, Carolingian, humanistic, and their derivatives attained their finest forms in the service of religion, law, and commerce.
A particular material object considered as separate from others of the same class. A separate portion or clause of a document setting forth a distinct point; for example, The Thirty-nine Articles in the Book of Common Prayer. A literary composition dealing with a particular topic, included in a newspaper, periodical, encyclopaedia, but selfcontained and independent. ASIDE. Old English on, and side. Words spoken in an undertone. In a theatrical production, words spoken by an actor which the other persons on the stage are supposed not to hear.
Current Literary Terms: A Concise Dictionary of their Origin and Use by A. F. Scott M.A (auth.)