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  1. Saint Robert. ?1561–95, English poet and Roman Catholic martyr, who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed for his Jesuit activities. His best known poem is `The Burning Babe'
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Examples from the Web for southwell

Historical Examples of southwell

  • In the Nottinghamshire records are traces of the ducking-stool at Southwell and Retford.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • (Loud applause)—Report of a speech by the Bishop of Southwell .

  • The Duke was in his public room, with Mr. Southwell and two more gentlemen.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

  • The correspondent dates his letter from Southwell, in Nottinghamshire.

  • The Chapter-houses at York and Southwell are other rich examples.