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Marion, U.S. bacteriologist, 1872-1935. See: Dorset culture egg medium.
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He had a particular interest in the history of the English language and its dialects but his poems in Dorsetshire dialect provide his principal claim to fame: the first was published in a local newspaper in 1834 and was followed by many others, including three collections.
Indeed, this character of sustained commitment now seems evident in nearly everything the composer wrote: portended in the prewar "Linden Lea"--Vaughan Williams' first well-known musical production, a pastoral song, derived of a poetry text in the Dorsetshire dialect by the cleric William Barnes (1800-1886), with a melody resembling that of a folk tune or a popular hymn, but of the composer's own musical imagination; and equally fulfilled in Hodie--a Christmas Cantata, written in the very last years of the composer's life, with a libretto taken from poetic and literary texts by John Milton, Miles Coverdale, Thomas Hardy, George Herbert, and others, but with the traditional melodies of the English hymnal updated by the composer into the tonalities of a mid-20th century modernist polyphony.
Nato nel Dorsetshire nel 1665 in una famiglia di ricchi proprietari terrieri devoti cattolici e zelanti fautori degli Stuarts, ridotti quasi in poverta dalle persecuzioni religiose e traversie politiche del tempo, fu educato da tutori privati e poi a Douai in Francia, nel Collegio degli Inglesi, una scuola per giovani cattolici in esilio che si avviavano alla carriera ecclesiastica.
Thousands of holidaymakers from along the Cambrian Coast area visited to watch the naming of Barmouth's then "new motor lifeboat - The Chieftain - built out of a legacy from Mr P C Peek, Branksome Park, Dorsetshire.
The second witness was air defence officer on HMS Rodney, Lieutenant Donald Campbell, who in his account of the sinking said he saw the Morse signal, which was also reported by a sailor on the cruiser HMS Dorsetshire.
The Royal Navy obliged, sending the Bismarck to the bottom of the North Atlantic, heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire finishing her off.
Lawrence River, including Prince of Orange (sixty guns), Rochester (fifty guns), and Eurus (unknown), while eight more were sent from Louisbourg, including Fame (seventy-four guns), Dorsetshire (seventy), and Achilles (sixty), and the frigates Scarborough (twenty-nine) and Repulse (thirty-two).
For voluntary service to the HMS Dorsetshire Association.
They pounded the Bismarck with shells and torpedoes, while the HMS Dorsetshire delivered the coup de grace.
Ten minutes later, however, his athletic, dappled frame is moving freely up the six-furlong grass gallop that rises stiffly at the edge of a field of indeterminate winter greenery, fringed with russet trees and draped across the rolling Dorsetshire hills.