A favourite or favorite (American English) was the intimate companion of a ruler or other important person. In medieval and Early Modern Europe, among other times and places, the term is used of individuals delegated significant political power by a ruler. It is especially a phenomenon of the 16th and 17th centuries, when government had become too complex for many hereditary rulers with no great interest in or talent for it, and political institutions were still evolving. The period 1600-1660 saw particular successions of all-powerful minister-favourites in much of Europe, particularly in Spain, England, France and Sweden.
The term is also sometimes employed by conservative writers who want to avoid terms such as "royal mistress", or "friend", "companion" or "lover" of either sex. Several favourites had sexual relations with the monarch (or the monarch's spouse), but the feelings of the monarch for the favourite covered the full gamut from a simple faith in the favourite's abilities, through various degrees of emotional affection and dependence, to sexual infatuation.
Upon its release, The Pinkprint received mostly favorable reviews from music critics for its overall production. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 244,000 units (198,000 in pure album sales). As of December 2015, the album has sold 682,000 copies in the US. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 22 on the UK Albums Chart. It is nominated for Best Rap Album at the upcoming 58th Grammy Awards.
all the elementary schools in Woodford County.” Hawkins said “Green Eggs and Ham” is his favorite Dr. Seuss book because of all its rhyming words – and he encouraged the kindergartners to listen for words that rhyme as he read ... him two of the rhyming words they heard in the story.
Chicago actress EricaWatson has died at the age of 48. Provided. Watson, 48, was well-known to a variety of Chicago creatives and civic leaders ... She was 48 ... “When I was a little girl ‘What Are Little Girls Made Of’ was my favorite nursery rhyme, but I wasn’t the normal little girl where it was just sugar and spice and everything nice.
Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See more staff and wire stories here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism with a subscription ... They're not alone, of course ... But Möhrs has some favorites already. The rhyming word Fussgruss (foot greeting), for example.
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Krystal Moralee has been telling your stories in The County Press since July 2000. Editor’s Note... Even though I was an avid reader and dressed up as my favorite author — Laura Ingalls Wilder — for Halloween in first grade and had my goofy rhyming poetry published in those school compilations, writing never crossed my mind ... A connection with humanity.
One line you didn’t hear in Joe Biden’s big-hearted inaugural address was one of his favorite bits of Irish verse — a yearning for the rarest of convergences, when “hope and history rhyme,” by the Irish Nobel laureateSeamus Heaney... Jan ... “They thought I did it because I’m Irish,” he said ... History says, don’t hope ... And hope and history rhyme ... 6? ... ....
In person. Jan. 31 . StateBallet of Rhode Island scholarship auditions. 12.30 p.m ... Feb. 1-2 ... Through March 7 ... to 5 p.m ... Saturdays ... 10 a.m ... Jan ... The CranstonPublic Library has uploaded videos of librarians and other library staff, as well as other special guests, reading some of their favorite books, sharing songs and rhymes and more ... .