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- n. a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
- n. the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
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Reminiscences, vol. i.] [Footnote 12: It was for Macready's eldest boy, William Charles, that Browning wrote one of the most widely popular of his poems, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”
“The Pied Piper of Hamelin”; “The Flower's Name”; “The Flight of the Duchess”; “The Tomb at St. Praxed's,” the poem which educed Ruskin's enthusiastic praise for its marvellous apprehension of the spirit of the Middle Ages; “Pictor Ignotus,” and “The Lost Leader.”
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, with 35 illustrations by Kate Greenaway.