John Brown

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n John Brown abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
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Quotations

  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.”

Usage

In literature:

In fact, the most amazing crime in the record of Kansas was committed by a Northerner, the notorious John Brown.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Brown, John, 262, 272-276, 289.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
John Blair Linn was a brother-in-law of Charles Brockden Brown.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
He was a friend and champion of old John Brown and a colonel of volunteers in the civil war.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Cyril spoke with awe of John Brown's big hands and feet, and looked over his shoulder as he spoke.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
John Brown and his Raid.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Here the "John Brown raid" began.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
MILITARY RECORD OF JOHN BROWN.
"Colonel John Brown, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold" by Archibald Murray Howe
The term also applied to the few who, like John Brown, would attack slavery by force of arms.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
These scholarships were given by John Crosby Brown, V. Everett Macy, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

Beneath this slab
John Brown is stowed.
He watched the ads
And not the road.
"Lather As You Go" by Ogden Nash
Think you that John Brown's spirit stops?
That Lovejoy was but idly slain?
Or do you think those precious drops
From Lincoln's heart were shed in vain?
"Fifty Years (1863-1913)" by James Weldon Johnson
Old John Brown lies a-moldering in the grave,
Old John Brown lies slumbering in his grave--
But John Brown's soul is marching with the brave,
His soul is marching on.
"Words For 'Hallelujah Chorus'" by Henry Howard Brownell
And the freedmen, still rejoicing,
Sang of John Brown's victory,
Sang of Lincoln's Proclamation,
Saying, "These have made us free."
Sumner, Garrison, and Phillips,
All too fought to make us free.
"Unchained" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
True, Nell, replied John; but what yet is the worst
For us that remain, the best always go first;
Remember, dear wife, that I said so last year,
When you lost your white heifer, and I my brown mare.
"Nell and John" by Matthew Prior
John Brown of Ossawatomie spake on his dying day:
"I will not have to shrive my soul a priest in Slavery's pay.
But let some poor slave-mother whom I have striven to free,
With her children, from the gallows-stair put up a prayer for me!"
"Brown Of Ossawatomie" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Jeffrey Brown talks to ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten and John Young, president of Jefferson Parish, La.
View full size John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Yes, there's no suffering for a football fan like the suffering of a Browns fan.
California Controllor John Chiang had troubling news for Gov Jerry Brown and other leaders on Friday, announcing that tax revenues for the month of November in the state were almost $1 billion below projections.
Photo Submitted by Eleanor Preston Pictured, from left, are Marion Brown, class of 1946, and Father John Fenlon, class of 1962.
Enlarge John Soeder, The Plain Dealer Jackson Browne performs during a sold-out concert Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012, at Cain Park's Evans Amphitheater in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
(John Soeder The Plain Dealer) Jackson Browne at Cain Park 2012 gallery (8 photos).
(AP) John Brown scored 24 points and High Point pulled away in the second half to defeat St Andrews 93-62 Wednesday night.
In fact Secretary of State John Brown says he expects less than half of Kentucky's registered voters to go to the polls for Tuesday's midterm elections.
John Fogerty has signed a deal with Little, Brown and Company to publish an autobiography that's expected to hit shelves in 2014.
Four Revere City Councillors made a big local splash last Saturday morning at the Bagel Bin when they formally endorsed US Sen Scott Brown at a rally that included remarks from Sen John McCain.
Hangout Beach Music & Arts Fest announced More Acts added to the already stellar line-up that includes Trey Anastasio, TAB, Ben Harper, Zac Brown Band , Flaming Lips, John Legend, Michael Franti and more.
It's part of a 30-year tradition triggered by the John Brown basketball team's first bucket of the year.
Bluegrass Jam with Loaded Goat, the John Brown Boys, Nate Gawron, Seamus McGreevy.
Dania Maxwell/Staff Andrea Clark Brown and John Carroll Long work in a downtown gallery and plan to expand into a work and home space on Friday, November 2, 2012, in Naples, Fla.
Brown/Associated Press Interim Arkansas coach John L Smith is the convenient scapegoat for the Hogs' failures this year, but the real blame goes to former coach Bobby Petrino.
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In science:

For their generous assistance we would like to thank John Baez, Michael Batanin, Clemens Berger, Ronnie Brown, Eugenia Cheng, John Duskin, Paul Goerss, Peter Johnstone, G.
Weak Omega Categories I
Stuart Freedman, David Bowman, John Browne, and Steve Vigdor described many of the elegant symmetry tests that have been done with low and medium energy neutrons, as well as the prospects for future experiments at LANSCE and LISS.
Symposium Summary and Outlook: Twenty Years of Meson Factory Physics
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