- William,1906–84, English critic and poet.
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Things turn out be more ambiguous than they looked (which Empson would have appreciated).Why We Should Read "Israeli Army Fiction"
June 21, 2012
The exclusion of Empson and Dudley from the pardon was more popular than the pardon itself.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
It is also one of the sources of Empson, which thus corresponds to Cousins or Cozens.The Romance of Names
I saved my minerals, but Empson lost part of his botanical collection.Lives of the Engineers
Empson tells me that Malthus is well pleased, which is a good sign.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
In that reign it married a relation of Empson's, did the great House of Vipont!What Will He Do With It, Complete
- Sir William. 1906–84, English poet and critic; author of Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930)
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