The title of Carlyle’s 1833-34 satire on German philosophy Sartor Resartus means “the tailor retailored” in Latin.
It comments on the work of the fictitious Diogenes Teufelsdrockh, philosopher of clothes.
- When was the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List started? The FBI's Ten most wanted list was started in 1950. In 1970, the FBI unofficially increased the number to 16.
- Which New Testament Gospel was written first? It is generally accepted that the New Testament Gospel of Mark was written before those of Matthew, Luke, and John. The New Testament places them in the order Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
- What is the highest of Dante’s heavens? In the Paradiso (1321), the highest of Dante's heavens is the Empyrean, the tenth heaven. It contains God's Court, seen as a many-petaled rose.
- What virtues and what knights are the subjects of each of the six books of Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (1596)? Book I: Holiness/The Red Cross Knight Book II: Temperance/Guyon Book III: Chastity/Britomart Book IV: Friendship/Cambel and Triamond Book V: Justice/Artegall Book VI: Courtesy/Calidore
- What Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel begins, “It was a dark and stormy night”? Paul Clifford (1830) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel begins, "It was a dark and stormy night". It is also the opening line of numerous novels by Snoopy.
- In Don Marquis’s “archy and mehitabel” stories, which is the cockroach and which the cat? In Don Marquis's "archy and mehitabel" stories, Archy is the cockroach, Mehitabel the cat. Archy was said to have written the stories at night on newspaper columnist Marquis's typewriter. He wrote without capitals…