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1) Alas, Leopoldo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Alas, Leopoldo, (laopol´do a´las) (KEY) , 1852-1901, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic who wrote under the pseudonym Clarin, b. Zamora. Although...

2) Alas, poor Yorick! The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Alas, poor Yorick! Words from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Hamlet says this in a graveyard as he meditates upon the skull of Yorick, a court jester he...

3) Alas'nam. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Alasnam s lady. In the Arabian Nights Tales Alasnam has eight diamond statues, but had to go in quest of a ninth more precious still, to fill the vacant pedestal....

4) Alas'tor. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...a house: a Nemesis. Cicero says: "Who meditated killing himself that he might become the Alastor of Augustus, whom he hated." Shelley has a poem entitled "Alastor,...

5) 155. Alas!. Phoebe Cary. Yale Book of American Verse
...I give it to the wind. I give it all to the cruel wind, And I have no word to say; Yet, alas! to be as we have been, 15 And to be as we are to-day!...

6) alas. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil. Middle English, from Old French a las, helas, ah (I am) miserable, from Latin...

7) 126. Lament for Banba by James Clarence Mangan. Colum, Padraic. 1922. Anthology of Irish Verse
...above, Can awake thee from sleep, 5 Can release thee from bondage and dole! Alas, alas, and alas! For the once proud people of Banba! As a tree in its prime, Which...

8) Wordsworth, William. 1888. Complete Poetical Works.
..."ALAS! WHAT BOOTS THE LONG LABORIOUS QUEST" ALAS! what boots the long laborious quest Of moral prudence, sought through good and ill; Or pains abstruse-to elevate...

9) Faust. Part I. 3000-3499. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. 1909-14. Faust. Part I. The Harvard Classics
...contemplative thought. 3000 Oh, that naught perfect is assign d to man, I feel, alas! With this exalted joy, Which lifts me near and nearer to the gods, Thou gav...

10) Wordsworth, William. 1888. Complete Poetical Works.
..."I HEARD (ALAS! 'TWAS ONLY IN A DREAM)" I HEARD (alas! 'twas only in a dream) Strains-which, as sage Antiquity believed, By waking ears have sometimes been received...

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