Hopkins, William

Hopkins, William,

1793–1866, English geologist. Hopkins studied mathematics at Cambridge, and then supported himself as a private mathematics tutor. Many of England's best mathematicians and mathematical physicists of the time were his students. In his early forties he became interested in geology. He proposed mathematical models of shifts of the earth's crust, of the nature of the earth's interior, of the transport of erratic boulders, and of the causes of climatic change. Modern geologists have discarded Hopkins's original conclusions, but his application of mathematics remains a valuable contribution to geological methods.
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The volume closes with translations into Polish from Hebrew ("Song of Songs"), Latin (two poems of Venatius Fortunatus), and from such English poets as Gerald Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, Dame E.
Composer Samuel Barber made a compelling opposing case, combining poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, Frederic Prokosch, and James Agee (note the stellar "Sure on This Shining Night") in Four Songs to staggering effect--as recently performed by coloratura soprano Erin Morley and pianist Vlad Iftinca.
Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Laurence Fishburne, Demi Moore, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone, Christian Slater, Lindsay Lohan, Helen Hunt, Heather Graham, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen and Harry Belafonte all appear.
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Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo are here, but so are Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Butler Yeats, and Shakespeare.
The truest poetry Mr Levi often finds in the eccentric--in folk poetry and visionary poetry, for instance, or in Whitman and Hopkins, William Barnes and Edward Lear.
It features a host of Hollywood stars including Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, plus Emilio Estevez (who also wrote and directed).
It was at centre forward that Charles took his place for the opener against Hungary, lining up alongside players now etched in Welsh football history-Medwin, Allchurch, Kelsey, Hopkins, Williams, Bowen and more.