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English political author, known only by the signature Junius, which he signed to various letters written to the London Public Advertiser from Jan., 1769, to Jan., 1772, attacking George III and his ministers. The letters, centering on John WilkesWilkes, John,
1727–97, English politician and journalist. He studied at the Univ. of Leiden, returned to England in 1746, and purchased (1757) a seat in Parliament.
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 and the controversy over the Middlesex election, were written by a passionate opponent of the government familiar with secret government matters. Junius used scandal and invective rather than argument as his major tools of attack. The letters were reprinted by the publisher of the Advertiser in 1772, and a new edition, with additional letters, appeared in 1812. Although the identity of Junius has never been definitely established, the political beliefs, handwriting, and life of Sir Philip FrancisFrancis, Sir Philip,
1740–1818, British statesman and pamphleteer. He may have been the author known as Junius. He held several minor posts in government offices before being appointed to the council of Bengal in 1773.
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 have led many to ascribe the authorship to him. Arguments have also been offered in favor of the authorship of Lord ShelburneShelburne, William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2d earl of,
1737–1805, British statesman. He served briefly (1763) as president of the Board of Trade in George Grenville's cabinet but then became a supporter of William
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 and of Laughlin Macleane, British army surgeon and secretary to Shelburne.
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I had the honour to have much conversation with Brutus; and was told, "that his ancestor Junius, Socrates, Epaminondas, Cato the younger, Sir Thomas More, and himself were perpetually together:" a sextumvirate, to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.
I clearly concur in opinion, in this particular, with a writer whom the celebrated Junius pronounces to be "deep, solid, and ingenious," that "the executive power is more easily confined when it is ONE";[2] that it is far more safe there should be a single object for the jealousy and watchfulness of the people; and, in a word, that all multiplication of the Executive is rather dangerous than friendly to liberty.
It was in 1655 that Junius published the so-called Caedmon Manuscript, and Milton, who was so great a student, no doubt heard of it and found some one to read it to him.
AMT Convention Staff--l-r: Sheryl Junius, Kathy Cilia, Jon Pfisterer, Janet Rosenberg, Mark Garcia, Diane Powell, Janine Fetro, Linda Halblander
The ominous phrase bore fruit when Julius Caesar was assassinated as part of a larger conspiracy involving eight Roman senators, including Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus, on March 15, 44 BC.
As opposed to previous studies, which usually attempt to refute the traditional interpretation put on the use of double consonants in The Ormulum, and attempt to advance an alternative explanation for the abnormally frequent use of <CC> digraphs, the current study primarily focuses on the standard view, which assumes that the scribe of MS Junius 1 applied double consonant graphemes to indicate vowel shortness.
13,600,000 for two attached six-story apartment buildings containing a total of 217 units, located on Junius Street in Brooklyn.
Canadians Judith Forst and Joshua Hopkins sang mellifluously and acted vividly as senior handmaiden Bianca and Roman commander Junius, and HGO Studio member Lauren Snouffer sang servant girl Lucia's high-lying music pertly As the commentary-providing Male and Female Choruses, Anthony Dean Griffey (HGO's Grimes in 2010) and Leah Crocetto upheld the ensemble s high standard of solid vocalism, verbal clarity and refined but affecting acting.
Michael Junius (a disgusted Council Tax payer) Toxteth
She is survived by her beloved Partner Junius Johnson; father, Charles Daniels; a sister, Linda Daniels; and a brother, Charles Robert Daniels; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Junius Morgan was, at best, a third-tier English banker in the 1850s, who was fortunate to have had a hand in a number of lucrative financings, mostly for industries seeking seasonal financing.
Francois du Jon (1545-1602), Latinized as Franciscus Junius, was a