He probably did not fire the shot that was heard around the world, but Great-Grandpa Lt. Robert Andrews took part in the Battle at Lexington on 19 April 1775.
Rübezahl is a name of ridicule, the use of which provokes his anger. Respectful names are “Lord of the Mountain(s)”, “Treasure Keeper” or among herbalists “Lord John”. In one Silesian folktale, he is called “Prince of the Gnomes”.
Alexander Pope was most successful as a translator of Homer, but his reputation stems from his genius as a satirist, mostly. He was also among the finest epistolary poets in English.
“I cordially dislike allegory (…). I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of the reader.”
Morten Ernst Lassen is best known to us from singing Aragorn’s parts on The Tolkien Ensemble’s CDs An Evening/ A Night/ At Dawn in Rivendell.