Widowhood


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Widowhood

Douglas, Widow
adopted Huck Finn and took care of him. [Am. Lit.: Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn]
Gummidge, Mrs
. “a lone lorn creetur,” the Pegotty’s house-keeper. [Br. Lit.: Dickens David Copperfield]
Old Wives’ Tale, The
novel of two sisters widowed young, one by death, the other by desertion. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 684]
Wadman, Widow
romantic neighbor who unsuccessfully lays siege to Uncle Toby’s affections. [Br. Lit.: Tristram Shandy; Magill I, 1027]
widow of Ephesus
weeping over her husband’s corpse, she is cheered by a compassionate sentry and they become ardent lovers in the burial vault. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
Wife of Bath, the
kept her five successive husbands under her thumb by trickery. [Br. Lit.: Chaucer Canterbury Tales]
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