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William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan
  relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen (1558-1603)
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  • William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan
  • Elizabethan music
  • I could feel the magic taking hold, despite the Arrow of Dodona whispering to me like an annoying Elizabethan stagehand, SAYEST THOU: "PLAGUEY, PLAGUEY, PLAG UEY!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It is a combination of an African dialect and English; some even claim that remnants of Elizabethan English survive among the Gullah people.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • My friends tell me I have the Elizabethan personality.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A dim line of ancestors, in every variety of dress, from the Elizabethan knight to the buck of the Regency, stared down upon us and daunted us by their silent company.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • In the Elizabethan Age, the age of the extraordinary, he was exceptional.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • At the other side of the room, further forward, is an Elizabethan chair roughly carved in the taste of Inigo Jones.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He’s still in costume—a billowing white affair with multicolored polka dots, a triangular hat, and Elizabethan ruff.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The Elizabethan poet Daniel, with the fervor of the Renaissance in his veins, gives it lyrical expression in his poetic dialogue "Ulysses and the Syren."
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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  • This year is the happiest because I am studying subjects that especially interest me, economics, Elizabethan literature, Shakespeare under Professor George L. Kittredge, and the History of Philosophy under Professor Josiah Royce.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Elizabethan London lay as far from Stratford as corrupt Paris lies from virgin Dublin.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Some are dinning in our ears that we Americans, and moderns generally, are intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients, or even the Elizabethan men.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She saw her father’s face, with its bold brow, and reverend white beard that flowed over the old-fashioned Elizabethan ruff; her mother’s, too, with the look of heedful and anxious love which it always wore in her remembrance, and which, even since her death, had so often laid the impediment of a gentle remonstrance in her daughter’s pathway.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This was bad enough; but, as the philosophic Dane observes, with that universal applicability which distinguishes the illustrious ornament of the Elizabethan Era, worse remains behind!
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • With unerring precision, Sir Percy had brought the four bays to a standstill immediately in front of the fine Elizabethan entrance hall; in spite of the late hour, an army of grooms seemed to have emerged from the very ground, as the coach had thundered up, and were standing respectfully round.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Cranly’s speech, unlike that of Davin, had neither rare phrases of Elizabethan English nor quaintly turned versions of Irish idioms.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • That’s what this figure really comes down to, whether in Elizabethan, Victorian, or more modern incarnations: exploitation in its many forms.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • There was something rather Elizabethan about him—his casual versatility, his good looks, that effervescent combination of mental with physical activities.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It was the house to which the writer of the note had gone—the Three Mariners—whose two prominent Elizabethan gables, bow-window, and passage-light could be seen from where he stood.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • He had never before seen a woman’s lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Emerging at last from the austerity which had plagued them since the second world war, but at the same time facing the loss of their great empire and the inevitable decline of their power in the world, the British had half-convinced themselves that the accession of the young Queen was a token of a fresh start-a new Elizabethan age, as the newspapers like to call it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Then on a ledge above us I saw one who looked on, but as I pointed him out we saw the Elizabethan top of him scoot away.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Is it Elizabethan?
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Writing about the Elizabethan playwright John Ford, the poet Algernon Swinburne once said: "If he touches you once he takes you, and what he takes he keeps hold of; his work becomes part of your thought and parcel of your spiritual furniture forever."
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • Princeton of the daytime filtered slowly into his consciousness—West and Reunion, redolent of the sixties, Seventy-nine Hall, brick-red and arrogant, Upper and Lower Pyne, aristocratic Elizabethan ladies not quite content to live among shopkeepers, and, topping all, climbing with clear blue aspiration, the great dreaming spires of Holder and Cleveland towers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • To-day the large side doors were thrown open towards the sun to admit a bountiful light to the immediate spot of the shearers’ operations, which was the wood threshing-floor in the centre, formed of thick oak, black with age and polished by the beating of flails for many generations, till it had grown as slippery and as rich in hue as the state-room floors of an Elizabethan mansion.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher were two dramatists of the Elizabethan age.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He is speaking the ancient Elizabethan Kwakwala which the young no longer know.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • He knew nothing of the Elizabethan drama beyond Shakespeare’s plays.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Is it Elizabethan?
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Max turned to see a thin imp dressed like an Elizabethan courtier addressing the crowds from behind the embassy’s gated fence.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The moment, however, that one tries this method with the Elizabethan woman, one branch of illumination fails; one is held up by the scarcity of facts.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • I trust he will work that vein further, and recognize that Elizabethan Renascence fustian is no more bearable after medieval poesy than Scribe after Ibsen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • We went ashore at Bisham, where the remains of the old Abbey and the Elizabethan house that had been added to them yet remained, none the worse for many years of careful and appreciative habitation.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • / J. H. Combs: Old, Early and Elizabethan English in the Southern Mountains, /Dialect Notes/, vol. iv, pt. iv, pp. 283-97.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Smith Island is one of the many places it’s claimed that Elizabethan or Shakespearean English survives.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • My earliest recollections of a school-life, are connected with a large, rambling, Elizabethan house, in a misty-looking village of England, where were a vast number of gigantic and gnarled trees, and where all the houses were excessively ancient.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • She had read and reread them—cullings from Chaucer, from Spenser, from the Elizabethan lyrists, the border balladry, fierce, tender, oh, so human—till she knew pages of them by heart, and their vocabulary influenced her own, their imagery tinged all her leisure thoughts.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • While the Elizabethan age is considered by many historians to be one of enlightenment, given the rise of such geniuses as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Raleigh (see: cape in the mud, etc.), there is no question that Elizabeth, toward the end of her reign, began to behave in an unpredictable and skittish fashion.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • For years, every time Mom brought out Shakespeare’s plays, Dad would carry on about how they’d been written not by William Shakespeare of Avon but by a bunch of people, including someone named the Earl of Oxford, because no single person in Elizabethan England could have had Shakespeare’s thirty-thousand-word vocabulary.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Athelny was very proud of the county family to which he belonged; he showed Philip photographs of an Elizabethan mansion, and told him: "The Athelnys have lived there for seven centuries, my boy.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Their retelling was set in the Old West and completely free of Elizabethan English.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • All of these processes, of course, are also to be observed in the English of England; in the days of its great Elizabethan growth they were in the lustiest possible being.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • I learned two things about Quick Fella during that first talk: that he spoke in a rich language that seemed almost Elizabethan and that he gave an exceptionally detailed weather report.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In American, he said, there was to be seen that easy looseness of phrase and gait which characterized the English of the Elizabethan era, and particularly the Elizabethan hospitality to changed meanings and bold metaphors.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In American, he said, there was to be seen that easy looseness of phrase and gait which characterized the English of the Elizabethan era, and particularly the Elizabethan hospitality to changed meanings and bold metaphors.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Some are harmless, like the widespread conviction that Elizabethan, or even Shakespearean, English is still spoken in Appalachia, South Carolina, or Tidewater Virginia—the location varies—but we have a story to put that one to rest.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • This pattern holds from the Elizabethan Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus through the nineteenth-century Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust to the twentieth century’s Stephen Vincent Benet’s "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and Damn Yankees.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • [She sits in the Elizabethan chair].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
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