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  • proper n. A female given name, a rare spelling variant of Elinor ( = Eleanor).


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  • Mr. Wilkins made some rough calculations on a piece of paper -- deeds, and all such tests of accuracy, being down at the office; discovered that he could pay down the sum required; wrote a letter agreeing to the proposal, and before he sealed it called Ellinor into his study, and bade her read what he had been writing and tell him what she thought of it.

    A Dark Night's Work

  • The heroines are twin sisters, Ellinor and Matilda, who are revealed to be the daughters of Mary Queen of Scots from her secret marriage to the Duke of Norfolk.

    Sophia Lee (1750-1824) and Harriet Lee (1757-1851)

  • Elizabeth I is cast as the villain who persecutes Ellinor and Matilda because of their parentage.

    Sophia Lee (1750-1824) and Harriet Lee (1757-1851)

  • Matilda marries Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and Ellinor is blighted when she falls in love with the ill-fated Lord Essex.

    Sophia Lee (1750-1824) and Harriet Lee (1757-1851)

  • Ellinor–Peasant tops tend to have a very forgiving fit, which makes this one a good start for sewing clothing.

    Easy-Peasy Freesie Burdastyle Patterns for Novice Sewers

  • Many have been the cares & vicissitudes of my past life, my beloved Ellinor [sic], & the only consolation I feel for their bitterness is that on a close examination of my conduct, I am convinced that I have strictly deserved them.

    'Pleasure is now, and ought to be, your business': Stealing Sexuality in Jane Austen's _Juvenilia_

  • The Colonel used his key once or twice, and found Clive and his friend Ridley engaged in depicting a life-guardsman, — or a muscular negro, — or a Malay from a neighbouring crossing, who would appear as Othello, conversing with a Clipstone Street nymph, who was ready to represent Desdemona, Diana, Queen Ellinor (sucking poison from the arm of the Plantagenet of the Blues), or any other model of virgin or maiden excellence.

    The Newcomes

  • • You can also listen to "first hand accounts" of the 1621 feast from Plimoth Plantation inhabitants "Myles Standish" and "Ellinor Billington".

    Happy Thanksgiving All!

  • "Spare me, sir, spare me!" said Lady Ellinor faintly.

    For the term of his natural life

  • Wade became a hawk, and at thirty years of age, having lost together with his estates all chance of winning the one woman who might have saved him — his cousin Ellinor — he became that most unhappy of all beings, a well – born blackleg.

    For the term of his natural life


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