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Alsatia

1. the ancient name for Alsace
2. an area around Whitefriars, London, in the 17th century, which was a sanctuary for criminals and debtors

Alsatia

(white friars) London monastery; former refuge for lawless characters. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Modem, 15]
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32) VERINE, "La famille", en Andre Bellessort et alli, France 1941 la Revolution nationale constructive, un bilan et un programme, Paris, Editions Alsatia, 1941, p.
According to Bertelsmann, the Alsatia chain of bookstores currently employs 440 staff across 22 stores and recorded 2004 sales of EUR62m.
Thus Gould excoriates Otway's Cheats of Scapin (an afterpiece of 1677), Aphra Behn's The Emperour of the Moon (1686) and The City Heiress (1682), and Shadwell's The Squire of Alsatia (1688).
He also lambastes those playwrights who have had the greatest commercial success, "Fools have had the best Third Days"--a probable reference to Shadwell, whose The Squire of Alsatia received Drury Lane's largest ever profits for a benefit performance.
In Alsatia, for example, he waits for a servant to light his fire and assist him in dressing.
However scandalous its existence may be, Alsatia hides both capital and debt, containing and confining the contradictions of capitalism.
But Whitefriars, which began during the latter part of the seventeenth century to be called Alsatia, after Alsace, the frequently contested region between France and Germany, was far more notorious than Blackfriars as a debtor's sanctuary and criminal haunt.
Pamela Brown, whose late husband John was a Cunard apprentice on the cargo liner Alsatia when James Bond star Ursula Andress was a passenger and "nobody at home believed him", is the contact at 35 Winston Drive, Noctorum, Birkenhead, CH43 9RU, email p.
Alsatia, [1946] (les deux tomes sont tres annotes); Pascal ou le drame de la conscience chretienne, traduit par H.
Asteriod Rotation Periods * Asteriod Dates of observations Number of observations 971 Alsatia April 1, 3, 4, 5 113 691 Lehigh April 9, 11, 12, 13 137 891 Gunhild April 27, 30; May 1, 2 190 1017 Jacqueline May 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 158 729 Watsonia June 3, 4, 6 to 10 319 1277 Dolores July 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 330 Asteriod Period (days) Amplitude 971 Alsatia 6.
a strong party haveing marched out of Brisac under the command of Sieur de Monclar who commanded in cheife in Alsatia for the ffrench.
He was a Cunard cadet officer on SS Alsatia as Sceptre was loaded aboard at Southampton in summer 1958, as seen above, for the race, later lost to US rival Columbia.