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Psalm 137 (Greek numbering: Psalm 136) is one of the best known of the Biblical psalms. [1]

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American Pie (album)

American Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released by United Artists Records on 24 October 1971.

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The Amidah (Hebrew: תפילת העמידה, Tefilat HaAmidah, "The Standing Prayer"), also called the Shmoneh Esreh (שמנה עשרה, "The Eighteen," in reference to the original number of constituent blessings; there are now nineteen), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy.

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Arthur C. Clarke

Sri Lankabhimanya Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS The award of Knight Bachelor carries the title of "Sir" and no post-nominal letters (see) meaning that the previous post-nominals, "CBE" are also still used.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster.

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Babylon (Bābili or Babilim; بابل, Bābil) was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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Babylonian captivity

The Babylonian captivity or Babylonian exile is the period in Jewish history during which a number of Judahites of the ancient Kingdom of Judah were captives in Babylonia.

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Belshazzar's Feast (Walton)

Belshazzar's Feast is a cantata by the English composer William Walton.

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Birkat Hamazon

Birkat Hamazon or Birkath Hammazon, known in English as the Grace After Meals, (בענטשן; translit. bentshn or "to bless", from Latin benedicere; Yinglish: Benching), is a set of Hebrew blessings that Jewish Law prescribes following a meal that includes bread or matzoh made from one or all of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt.

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Boney M.

Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian.

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Bright Week

Bright Week, Pascha Week or Renewal Week (Διακαινήσιμος Ἑβδομάς) is the name used by the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches for the period of seven days beginning on Pascha (Easter) and continuing up to (but not including) the following Sunday, which is known as Thomas Sunday.

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By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a novel of prose poetry written by the Canadian author Elizabeth Smart (1913–1986) and published in 1945.

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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept (Na margem do rio Piedra eu sentei e chorei) is one of Paulo Coelho's most prominent titles.

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By the Waters of Babylon

"By the Waters of Babylon" is a post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen Vincent Benét first published July 31, 1937, in The Saturday Evening Post as "The Place of the Gods".

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Byzantine Rite

The Byzantine Rite, also known as the Greek Rite, Rite of Constantinople or Constantinopolitan Rite, is the liturgical rite currently used by the Eastern Orthodox Church and some Eastern Catholic churches.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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A cantata (literally "sung", past participle feminine singular of the Italian verb cantare, "to sing") is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir.

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Charles-Valentin Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan (30 November 1813 – 29 March 1888) was a French composer and pianist.

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Costanzo Festa

Costanzo Festa (ca. 1485–1490 – 10 April 1545) was an Italian composer of the Renaissance.

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The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.

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David Amram

David Amram (born November 17, 1930) is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author.

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Don McLean

Donald "Don" McLean III (born October2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent".

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Eastern Catholic Churches

The Eastern Catholic Churches are 23 self-governing particular churches in full communion with the Pope.

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Eastern Orthodox Church

The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.

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Elizabeth Smart (Canadian author)

Elizabeth Smart (December 27, 1913 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian poet and novelist.

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The Euphrates (الفرات: al-Furāt, ̇ܦܪܬ: Pǝrāt, Եփրատ: Yeprat, פרת: Perat, Fırat, Firat) is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia.

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Fernando Ortega

Fernando Ortega is a singer-songwriter in contemporary Christian music.

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (Hungarian Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc;Liszt's Hungarian passport spelt his given name as "Ferencz". An orthographic reform of the Hungarian language in 1922 (which was 36 years after Liszt's death) changed the letter "cz" to simply "c" in all words except surnames; this has led to Liszt's given name being rendered in modern Hungarian usage as "Ferenc". From 1859 to 1867 he was officially Franz Ritter von Liszt; he was created a Ritter (knight) by Emperor Francis Joseph I in 1859, but never used this title of nobility in public. The title was necessary to marry the Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein without her losing her privileges, but after the marriage fell through, Liszt transferred the title to his uncle Eduard in 1867. Eduard's son was Franz von Liszt. (October 22, 1811July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered to be the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and making radical departures in harmony. He also played an important role in popularizing a wide array of music by transcribing it for piano.

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

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George Garrett (composer)

George Mursell Garrett (8 June 1834 – 8 April 1897) was an English organist and composer.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer of operas.

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Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak.

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Great Lent

Great Lent, or the Great Fast, (Greek: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή or Μεγάλη Νηστεία, meaning "Great 40 Days," and "Great Fast," respectively) is the most important fasting season in the church year in Orthodox Christianity including Western Rite Orthodoxy, which prepares Christians for the greatest feast of the church year, Pascha (Easter).

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Harry Partch

Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments.

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Heretic Pride

Heretic Pride, is the 11th studio album by the Mountain Goats, released on February 19, 2008 by 4AD, their sixth album on the label.

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If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem is a novel by the American author William Faulkner published in 1939.

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If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth

"If I Forget Thee, O Earth" is a short story written by Arthur C. Clarke and first published in 1951 in the magazine Future.

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Independence Day (United States)

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

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The Israelites were a Semitic people of the Ancient Near East, who inhabited part of Canaan during the tribal and monarchic periods (15th to 6th centuries BCE), and lived in the region in smaller numbers after the fall of the monarchy.

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Jamaican Patois

Jamaican Patois, known locally as Patois (Patwa or Patwah) and called Jamaican Creole by linguists, is an English-based creole language with West African influences (a majority of loan words of Akan origin) spoken primarily in Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora.

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Jeremiah (Hebrew: יִרְמְיָהוּ, Modern Hebrew: Yirməyāhū, IPA: jirməˈjaːhu, Tiberian: Yirmĭyahu, Greek: Ἰερεμίας, إرميا ''Irmiya''.) meaning "Yah Exalts", also called the "Weeping prophet", was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament).

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Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם; القُدس), located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

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Jerusalem (Out of Darkness Comes Light)

"Jerusalem" is a song by Hasidic Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu, produced by Jimmy Douglass & The Ill Factor, and first released in 2006 on his major label debut, Youth.

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Jewish wedding

A Jewish wedding is a wedding ceremony that follows Jewish law and traditions.

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The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

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Job: A Comedy of Justice

Job: A Comedy of Justice is a novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1984.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

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John L. Bell

John Lamberton Bell (born 1949, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire) is a hymn-writer.

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John Tavener

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.

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A Kathisma (Greek: κάθισμα; Slavonic: каѳисма, kafisma), literally, "seat", is a division of the Psalter, used by Eastern Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics who follow the Byzantine Rite.

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Khabur River

The Khabur or Khaboor River is the largest perennial tributary to the Euphrates in Syrian territory.

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Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva (lac Léman, le Léman, sometimes lac de Genève, Genfersee) is a lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.

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Luís de Camões

Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns (e.g. by Byron in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers),; c. 1524 or 1525 –), is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet.

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Mad Men

Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner.

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Mad Men (season 1)

The first season of the American television drama series Mad Men premiered on July 19, 2007 and concluded on October 18, 2007.

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Matins is the monastic nighttime liturgy, ending at dawn, of the canonical hours.

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Matthew Paul Miller (born June 30, 1979), known by his Hebrew and stage name Matisyahu ("Gift of God"), is an American reggae rapper and alternative rock musician.

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Mistress (form of address)

Mistress is an old form of address for a woman.

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Nabucco (short for Nabucodonosor, English Nebuchadnezzar) is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed in 1841 by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera.

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New International Version

The New International Version (NIV) is an English translation of the Christian Bible.

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Nicolas Gombert

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560)Atlas, p. 396 was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance.

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Orlande de Lassus

Roland de Lassus (also Orlande de Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Orlandus Lassus, or Roland de Lattre; 1532, possibly 1530 – 14 June 1594) was a Netherlandish or Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance.

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Palestrina (ancient Praeneste; Πραίνεστος, Prainestos) is an ancient city and comune (municipality) with a population of about 18,000, in Lazio, about east of Rome.

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Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded is an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, first published in 1740.

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Papal election, 1268–71

The papal election from November 1268 to September 1, 1271, following the death of Pope Clement IV, was the longest papal election in the history of the Catholic Church.

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Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947), is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

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Philip Hayes (composer)

Philip Hayes (baptised 17 April 1738 – 19 March 1797) was an English composer, organist, singer and conductor.

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Philippe de Monte

Philippe de Monte (1521 – 4 July 1603), sometimes known as Philippus de Monte, was a Flemish composer of the late Renaissance.

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The Polyeleos (Greek: Πολυέλεος (pl. Πολυέλεοι), meaning "of much mercy", because of the repetition in one of the Polyeleoi of the phrase "ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ", meaning "because forever His mercy"), is a festive portion of the Matins or All-Night Vigil service as observed on higher-ranking feast days in the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Rite Catholic Churches.

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Pope Gregory X

Pope Gregory X (Gregorius X; – 10 January 1276), born Teobaldo Visconti, was Pope from 1 September 1271 to his death in 1276 and was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

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Prose poetry

Prose poetry is poetry written in prose instead of using verse but preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery, parataxis and emotional effects.

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Psalm 126

Psalm 126 (Greek numbering: Psalm 125) or Shir Hama'alot (שיר המעלות) is a psalm and common piece of liturgy.

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The Book of Psalms, Tehillim in Hebrew (or meaning "Praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible.

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A psalter is a volume containing the Book of Psalms, often with other devotional material bound in as well, such as a liturgical calendar and litany of the Saints.

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Rastafari is an Abrahamic belief which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Rivers of Babylon

"Rivers of Babylon" is a rastafarian song written and recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians in 1970.

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Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 175921 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah (רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, literally "head of the year") is the Jewish New Year.

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Round (music)

A round or perpetual canon is a musical composition, a limited type of canon, in which a minimum of three voices sing exactly the same melody at the unison (and may continue repeating it indefinitely), but with each voice beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices, but nevertheless fit harmoniously together.

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Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi or Salomone Rossi (סלומונה רוסי or שלמה מן האדומים) (Salamon, Schlomo; de' Rossi) (ca. 1570 – 1630) was an Italian Jewish violinist and composer.

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Samuel Richardson

Samuel Richardson (19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer.

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The Septuagint (from the Latin septuaginta, "seventy") is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek.

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Stephen Schwartz (composer)

Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American musical theatre lyricist and composer.

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Stephen Vincent Benét

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist.

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Sublime (band)

Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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Ten New Songs

Ten New Songs is Leonard Cohen's tenth studio album, released in 2001.

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Terce, or Third Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office in almost all the Christian liturgies.

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov (Бра́тья Карама́зовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy), also translated as The Karamazov Brothers, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starring Jimmy Cliff.

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The Melodians

The Melodians are a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton.

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The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats (stylized "the Mountain Goats") are an American indie folk rock band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle.

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The Trash Can Sinatras

The Trash Can Sinatras, now generally known as Trashcan Sinatras, are a Scottish band that was formed in Irvine, Scotland in 1986.

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The Waste Land

The Waste Land is a long poem by T. S. Eliot.

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Batman River The Tigris is the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates.

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Tisha B'Av

(lit. "the ninth of Av") (תשעה באב or ט׳ באב) is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.

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Va, pensiero

"Va, pensiero", also known in English as the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves", is a chorus from the third act of the opera Nabucco (1842) by Giuseppe Verdi, with a libretto by Temistocle Solera, inspired by Psalm 137.

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Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Western Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours.

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What to a slave is the 4th of July?

The speech, commonly republished as "What to a slave is the 4th of July?" or "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?", is an untitled speech originally given by Frederick Douglass on July 5, 1852.

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William Billings

William Billings (October 7, 1746 – September 26, 1800) is regarded as the first American choral composer.

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William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.

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William Walton

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 19028 March 1983) was an English composer.

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40oz. to Freedom


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