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  • Jumping to conclusions and misplaced conviction is the common thread: the survivors who accept Mrs. Carmody's prophecies, Drayton's ill-fated decision to venture out to the pharmacist which leaves several of his party dead, or his final, terrible choice, Amanda's belief that people are basically good and won't turn to human sacrifice within hours of the siege.

    Not Seeing Is Believing [Review: The Mist]

  • Drayton's story sounded plausible, yet Tom was suspicious.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • And all I knew about Drayton's stage was that it's a popular theatre in the middle of nowhere.

    The Weekend

  • In Maryland the poor performance of Drayton's troops at Manassas was twice duplicated.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Kemper's brigade was driven back on the town.25 Drayton's command was broken.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • The most direct procedure was to assign Drayton's regiments to other brigades and, as the general would be without command, to give him leave of absence.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • The division commander, Lafayette McLaws, despaired of results: Drayton's colonels were absent; he could not so much as keep his staff together.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • The Drayton's of course are what you would call the FFVs of

    Oral History Interview with Mabel Pollitzer, June 16, 1974. Interview G-0047-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Just as Christopher Sly in the Taming of the Shrew had been regaled by the servants with a showing of pictures representing Venus and Adonis, Jupiter and Io, and Apollo and Daphne, so the reader of Drayton's Barons 'Wars (1603) is treated to a gallery of similar paintings, to which the poet devotes a whole series of seven-line stanzas of

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Drayton's treatment, which owes much to the Eliza - bethan decorative and pastoral mode, continues for some time as an attractive fashion, in contrast to

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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