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2006-01-27 08:42:22

Please read in paragraph 13 ... Andrew Motion ... instead of ... John Motion ... . By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's National Portrait Gallery launched a public appeal on Friday to buy a unique picture of iconic 16th century English poet John Donne. The oil on panel portrait inscribed "Oh Lady Lighten My Darkness" shows Donne with piercing eyes and full lips emerging from the darkness, his lace collar suggestively undone. "This fascinating portrait of the great writer...

2006-01-27 08:48:43

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's National Portrait Gallery launched a public appeal on Friday to buy a unique picture of iconic 16th century English poet John Donne. The oil on panel portrait inscribed "Oh Lady Lighten My Darkness" shows Donne with piercing eyes and full lips emerging from the darkness, his lace collar suggestively undone. "This fascinating portrait of the great writer is a compelling image and a painting of outstanding significance," National Portrait...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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