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Proem  v. t.  To preface. (Obs.)

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"Proem" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the words given below put others having the same meaning. If correctly given the centre letters of the lights will give the proem. ...
— Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) - A Magazine for the Young • Various

... and let my mind get used to its new medium of sight; seeing all things, as it does, through you: and then, let all I have done be the prelude and the real work begin. I felt it would be so before, and told you at the very beginning—do you remember? And you spoke of Io 'in the proem.' How ...
— The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 • Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

... quondam magnae reverentia chartae." (Great was formerly the reverence for Magna Carta.) Coke's Proem to 2 ...
— An Essay on the Trial By Jury • Lysander Spooner

... degraded father to be crime, and proceeds to inquire how Miriam and Donatello may work out their purification. So that if the first part of the romance is the Fall of Man repeated, the second part is the proem to a new Paradise Regained; and the seclusion of the sculptor and the Faun, and their journey together to Perugia, seasoned with Kenyon's noble and pure-hearted advice, compose a sort of seven-times-refined Pilgrim's Progress. Apt culmination of a genius ...
— A Study Of Hawthorne • George Parsons Lathrop

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