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1740 – Justice of the Peace Henry Fielding, writing under the name of Captain Hercules Vinegar, summons poet laureate Colley Cibber to court for the murder of the English language.
1816 – The final documents of separation between Lord and Lady Byron were signed
1909 – William Butler Yeats records in his journal Lady (Augusta) Gregory’s view of Alfred Lord Tennyson: “Tennyson had the British Empire for God, and Queen Victoria for Virgin Mary.”

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