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For centuries it was incorporated in outline or in excerpts into almost all the sober chronicles, and what is of much more importance for literature, it was taken up and rehandled in various fashions by very numerous romancers.
An author is always something of a romancer, and God knows, the mystery of The Yellow Room is quite full enough of real tragic horror to require no aid from literary effects.
When the first poet or romancer told these marvellous legends (such is Eustace Bright's opinion), it was still the Golden Age.
They went together through the gorgeous unnatural beauty of cactus and azalea and found Leonard Quinton, poet and romancer, with his head hanging downward off his ottoman and his red curls sweeping the ground.
Leonard Quinton was a romancer, and was writing an Oriental romance about wizardry and hypnotism.
Here again I paused abruptly, and now with a feeling of wild amazement--for there could be no doubt whatever that, in this instance, I did actually hear (although from what direction it proceeded I found it impossible to say) a low and apparently distant, but harsh, protracted, and most unusual screaming or grating sound--the exact counterpart of what my fancy had already conjured up for the dragon's unnatural shriek as described by the romancer.
Under- Secretary over the heads of all the people present: so in the conduct of a tale, the romancer is obliged to exercise this most partial sort of justice.
After almost 50 years, the iconic nightclub is closing its doors to dancers and romancers.
Not all romancers writing in antebellum America were gothicists, but all gothicists tended to be romancers--and tended to self-identify as such.
Irish men are spending on average EUR106 per date with a prospective girlfriend, double that of continental romancers and EUR46 more than those in the UK.
Whereas most romancers begin with a meet-cute between a couple destined to be together, Gustavo Taretto's fresh and immensely likable "Medianeras" builds to the moment its central characters meet.
The Apprentice BBC One Wales, Wednesday, 9pm Once again, it's time to give 110% in a sales-orientated, customer-facing environment where you can call a spade a spade and there's no room for schmoozers, chancers, prancers, dancers or even romancers.