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Williams

1. Hank, real name Hiram Williams. 1923--53, US country singer and songwriter. His songs (all 1948--52) include "Jambalaya", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Why Don't you Love me (like you Used to Do?)"
2. John. born 1941, Australian classical guitarist, living in Britain
3. John (Towner). born 1932, US composer of film music; his scores include those for Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), Schindler's List (1993), and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
4. Raymond (Henry). 1921--88, British literary critic and novelist, noted esp for such works as Culture and Society (1958) and The Long Revolution (1961), which offer a socialist analysis of the relationship between society and culture
5. Robbie, full name Robert Peter Williams. born 1974, British pop singer and songwriter. A member of Take That (1990--95), he later found success with "Angels" (1997) and the albums Life Thru a Lens (1997), Swing When You're Winning (2001), and Escapology (2002)
6. Robin (McLaurim). born 1951, US film actor and comedian; films include Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets' Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and Insomnia (2002)
7. Rowan (Douglas). born 1950, Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002; formerly Archbishop of Wales (2000--02)
8. Tennessee, real name Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911--83, US dramatist. His plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Night of the Iguana (1961)
9. William Carlos . 1883--1963, US poet, who formulated the poetic concept "no ideas but in things". His works include Paterson (1946--58), which explores the daily life of a man living in a modern city, and the prose work In the American Grain (1925)
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James Williams, with Uncle Thomas, of Madison Avenue, in a respect-compelling motor car and proofs of the hero's innocence--for all the world like the third act of a drama backed by an automobile mfg.
After the police had sternly reprimanded James Williams for imitating a copyrighted burglar and given him as honourable a discharge as the department was capable of, Mrs.
As they were returning to Main Street they passed the little lawn beside the railroad station and saw Wash Williams apparently asleep on the grass beneath a tree.
Wash Williams spat forth a succession of vile oaths.
--"Williams, go down three more places, and write me out the lesson in Greek and English.
When Roger Williams was banished, he appears to have given the chair to Mrs.
So William, whom I had favoured in so many ways, was a married man.
The search was made, and it ended--in William Dane's finding the well-known bag, empty, tucked behind the chest of drawers in Silas's chamber!
He had communicated it to no creature: he had not breathed a syllable of it even to Mary; while uncertain of the issue, he could not have borne any participation of his feelings, but this had been his business; and he spoke with such a glow of what his solicitude had been, and used such strong expressions, was so abounding in the deepest interest, in twofold motives, in views and wishes more than could be told, that Fanny could not have remained insensible of his drift, had she been able to attend; but her heart was so full and her senses still so astonished, that she could listen but imperfectly even to what he told her of William, and saying only when he paused, "How kind!
"I should have thought that you never forgot anything," William remarked, as they settled down again.
Then William Shaw said: 'I should like to look like that--a little while.'
"Not so, good Doctor Byles," answered Sir William Howe; "if mirth were a crime, you had never gained your doctorate in divinity.