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George William Russell
George William Russell
George William Russell
(10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935) who wrote with the pseudonym Æ
Æ
(sometimes written AE or A.E.), was an Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, painter and Irish nationalist. He was also a writer on mysticism, and a central figure in the group of devotees of theosophy which met in Dublin
Dublin
for many years.Contents1 Early life 2 Family 3 Politician 4 Publisher 5 Writer, artist, patron 6 Last years and death 7 Poetry 8 Novels 9 Essays 10 Notes 11 References 12 External linksEarly life[edit] Russell was born in Lurgan, County Armagh, (not as is often said in Portadown), second son of Thomas Russell and Mary Armstrong. His father, the son of a small farmer, became an employee of Thomas Bell and Co, a prosperous firm of linen drapers. The family relocated to Dublin, where his father had a new offer of employment, when he was eleven years old
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Charybdis
Charybdis
Charybdis
(/kəˈrɪbdɪs/; Ancient Greek: Χάρυβδις, pronounced [kʰárybdis], Kharybdis) was a sea monster, later rationalized as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in the Strait of Messina.Contents1 Description 2 Genealogy 3 Mythology3.1 Origin 3.2 The Odyssey 3.3 Jason and the Argonauts 3.4 Aesop4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksDescription[edit]The Strait of Messina, with Scylla
Scylla
(underlined in red) and Charybdis on the opposite shoresThe sea monster Charybdis
Charybdis
was believed to live under a small rock on one side of a narrow channel. Opposite her was Scylla, another sea monster, that lived inside a much larger rock. [Odyssey, Book XII] The sides of the strait were within an arrow-shot of each other, and sailors attempting to avoid one of them would come in reach of the other
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Easter Rising
The Easter Rising
Easter Rising
(Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca),[2] also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland
Ireland
during Easter Week, April 1916. The Rising was launched by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland
Ireland
and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in the First World War. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland
Ireland
since the rebellion of 1798, and the first armed action of the Irish revolutionary period. Organised by a seven-man Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood,[3] the Rising began on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, and lasted for six days
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John Redmond
John Edward Redmond (1 September 1856 – 6 March 1918) was an Irish nationalist politician, barrister, and MP in the British House of Commons. He was best known as leader of the moderate Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) from 1900 until his death in 1918. He was also leader of the paramilitary organisation the Irish National Volunteers (INV). He was born to an old prominent Catholic family in rural Ireland; several relatives were politicians. He took over control of the minority IPP faction loyal to Charles Stewart Parnell
Charles Stewart Parnell
when that leader died in 1891. Redmond was a conciliatory politician who achieved the two main objectives of his political life: party unity and, in September 1914, the passing of the Irish Home Rule Act. The Act granted limited self-government to Ireland, within the United Kingdom. However, implementation of Home Rule was suspended by the outbreak of the First World War
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Æ
Æ
Æ
(minuscule: æ) is a grapheme named æsc or ash, formed from the letters a and e, originally a ligature representing the Latin diphthong ae. It has been promoted to the full status of a letter in the alphabets of some languages, including Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese. As a letter of the Old English
Old English
Latin
Latin
alphabet, it was called æsc ("ash tree")[1] after the Anglo-Saxon futhorc rune
( ) which it transliterated; its traditional name in English is still ash /æʃ/. It was also used in Old Swedish
Old Swedish
before being changed to ä. In recent times, it is also used to represent a long A sound.[citation needed] Variants include Ǣ ǣ Ǽ
Ǽ
ǽ æ̀.This article contains special characters
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Æon
ÆON Co., Ltd. (イオン株式会社, Ion Kabushiki-gaisha), commonly written AEON Co., Ltd., is the holding company of ÆON Group. It has its headquarters in Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba
Chiba, Chiba
Prefecture.[1] It operates all the AEON Retail Stores (formerly known as JUSCO supermarkets) directly in Japan. Meanwhile, AEON CO. (M) BHD operates all the AEON Retail Stores directly in Malaysia. ÆON is the largest retailer in Asia.[2] ÆON is a retail network comprising around 300 consolidated subsidiaries and 26 equity-method affiliated companies ranging from convenience stores "Ministop" and supermarkets to shopping malls and specialty stores, including Talbots. ÆON is Japan's single-largest shopping mall developer and operator.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The company was established in September 1926. In 1970, three companies, Futagi, Okadaya, and Shiro, formed JUSCO
JUSCO
Co., Ltd
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James Joyce
James Augustine[1] Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey
Odyssey
are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, perhaps most prominently stream of consciousness. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners
Dubliners
(1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
(1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, his published letters and occasional journalism. Joyce was born in 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, into a middle-class family on the way down
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Scylla
In Greek mythology, Scylla[2] (/ˈsɪlə/ SIL-ə; Greek: Σκύλλα, pronounced [skýl̚la], Skylla) was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite her counterpart Charybdis. The two sides of the strait were within an arrow's range of each other—so close that sailors attempting to avoid Charybdis
Charybdis
would pass dangerously close to Scylla
Scylla
and vice versa. Scylla
Scylla
made her first appearance in Homer's Odyssey, where Odysseus and his crew encounter her and Charybdis
Charybdis
on their travels
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Ulysses (novel)
Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review
The Little Review
from March 1918 to December 1920 and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach
Sylvia Beach
on 2 February 1922, Joyce's 40th birthday
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Dublin Lock-out
Workers OrganizationsITGWU UBLU Irish Citizen ArmySupported byTUCEmployers & CompaniesDUTC DBTEASupported by Dublin
Dublin
Corporation Dublin
Dublin
Metropolitan Police Roman Catholic ChurchLead figuresJames Larkin James Connolly Jack WhiteWilliam Martin MurphyNumber20,000 workers300 employersCasualties200 policemen injured2 dead, several hundred injuredThe Dublin
Dublin
lock-out was a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin. The dispute lasted from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914, and is often viewed as the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history
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Stephen Dedalus
Stephen Dedalus is James Joyce's literary alter ego, appearing as the protagonist and antihero[1] of his first, semi-autobiographical novel of artistic existence A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
and an important character in Joyce's Ulysses. In Stephen Hero, an early version of what became Portrait, Stephen's surname is spelled "Daedalus" in more precise allusion to Daedalus, the architect in Greek myth who was contracted by King
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Michael Collins (Irish Leader)
Michael Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin;[2] 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician who was a leading figure in the early 20th century Irish struggle for independence.[1] He was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State
Irish Free State
from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922. Collins was born in Woodfield, County Cork, the youngest of eight children, and his family had republican connections reaching back to the 1798 rebellion. He moved to London
London
in 1906, to study law at King's College London. He was a member of the London
London
GAA, through which he became associated with the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He returned to Ireland in 1916 and fought in the Easter Rising
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Clairvoyant
Clairvoyance
Clairvoyance
(/klɛɹˈvɔɪəns/ or /klɛəˈvɔɪəns/) (from French clair meaning "clear" and voyance meaning "vision") is the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception.[1][2] Any person who is claimed to have some such ability is said accordingly to be a clairvoyant (/klerˈvɔɪənt/)[3] ("one who sees clearly"). Claims for the existence of paranormal and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance have not been supported by scientific evidence published in high impact factor peer reviewed journals.[4] Parapsychol
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Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
is a series of eight children's books written by P. L. Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988. Mary Shepard was the illustrator throughout the series.[1] The books centre on the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks' household to care for their children. Encounters with pavement-painters and shopkeepers, and various adventures ensue, until Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
abruptly leaves—i.e., "pops-out". Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins
arriving and leaving. The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits. As P. L. Travers
P. L

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Irish Free State
The Irish Free State
Irish Free State
(Irish: Saorstát Éireann pronounced [sˠiːɾˠsˠˈt̪ˠaːt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ]; 6 December 1922 – 29 December 1937) was a state established in 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Anglo-Irish Treaty
of December 1921. That treaty ended the three-year Irish War of Independence
Irish War of Independence
between the forces of the self-proclaimed Irish Republic, the Irish Republican Army (IRA), and British Crown forces. The Free State was established as a Dominion
Dominion
of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It comprised 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland. Northern Ireland, which comprised the remaining six counties, exercised its right under the Treaty to opt out of the new state
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