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  • Wikidata statements for Coates items. Progress: @ "H"
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front burner[edit]

back burner[edit]



Kipling's verse activity

Author:Alice Meynell/Index of first lines


Harvard Law Review articles Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (list)
Commons Cat (for images)
Recent activity:
Author Availability Pub date
Brown, Frank S. Contingent ditties and other soldier songs of the great war 1915
Campbell, Ivar Poems 1917
Coulson, Leslie From an outpost and other poems 1917
Day, Jeffery Poems and Rhymes 1919
Freston, Hugh Reginald The quest of truth and other poems 1916
Kettle, Tom Poems and Parodies 1916
Mackintosh, Ewart Alan War, the liberator, and other pieces: with a memoir 1918
A Highland Regiment (3rd ed, with pub note on death) 1918
Philips, Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps 1915
Pitt, Bernard Essays, poems, letters 1917
Robins, George Upton Lays of the Hertfordshire Hunt, and other sporting verses 1912
Seeger, Alan Poems 1916
Sterling, Robert W. The poems of Robert W. Sterling 1916
Streets, John William The undying splendour 1917
Thomas, Edward Poems 1917
Last Poems 1918
Vernède, R. E. War poems and other verses 1917
Wall, Geoffrey Songs of an airman 1917
Wilson, T. P. Cameron Magpies in Picardy 1919





Lady Bluem. You're a fugitive writer, I think, sir, of rhymes?
Ink. Yes, ma'am; and a fugitive reader sometimes.

" . . . alone in mid-ocean we contended for mastery, and a line in the log-book is the only record of the peril we confronted. . . ."

"...For nothing keeps a poet
In his high singing mood
Like unappeasable hunger
For unattainable food..."

"Oh! are they safe? we ask not of success—111
But shall we see them? will their accents bless?
From where the battle roars, the billows chafe,
They doubtless boldly did—but who are safe?


Our greeting paid, we'll feast on our return,121
And all shall hear what each may wish to learn."

"Byron was at first placed in the house of Mr. Henry Drury, but in 1803 [age 15] was removed to that of Mr. Evans. 'The reason why Lord Byron wishes for the change, arises from the repeated complaints of Mr. Henry Drury respecting his inattention to business, and his propensity to make others laugh and disregard their employment as much as himself.'—Dr. Joseph Drury to Mr. John Hanson."

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name. It is recalled all a lifetime, having been perceived a week, and is not scattered but abides, one living body of remembrance. The untravelled spirit of place—not to be pursued, for it never flies, but always to be discovered...

"If it is obscure do not bother yourself with the meaning but pay attention to the best and most intelligible stanzas..."—Gerard Manley Hopkins to Robert Bridges.

This from the battered trenches—rough,
Jingling and tedious enough.
And so I sign myself to you:
One, who some crooked pathways knew ...

But you'll forgive—you'll understand.

"There are not many things in this world that we absolutely know. The borderland between knowledge and ignorance is hazy with uncertainties..." —Agnes Repplier in "Eight Decades."

On the free road
Walk whither draws thee thy spirit free


"A fad. . .is the exaltation of something which, even if true, is secondary or temporary in its nature against those things which are essential and eternal, those things which always prove themselves true in the long run." —G. K. Chesterton in William Blake

"To all general assertions there must be exceptions." —Horace Howard Furness

""Your conception of [Shakespeare's] characters must be formed, as in real life, by their words and their deeds. And, mark this: you must have sympathy with them all;—ay, to a certain degree, even with Iago, and with Richard the Third; so only will you find the key to their character, so only can you look out upon life through their eyes, and thereby give them a corner of your cloak of charity."

"There is strong ground for belief that [ Mr. Earle ] has an idea of doctoring the country's ills in the same manner as he would a sick corporation.

There are little lakes at Broadacres, which he has made by damming a brook, and groups of bathers can be seen there almost any day in the summer.

"The place is wide open," [Earle] said in explanation. "I have always had a profound sympathy for the man who from the day of his birth has had no foot of land that he could call his own. The least I can do is to give every one free use of mine."

When told that Mr. Rockefeller, on his estate at Pocantico Hills, had gone in for high iron fences everywhere, he shook his head gravely and said:

"That is the sort of thing we shall have to do away with some day."


So erst with melting wax and loosen'd strings
Sunk hapless Icarus on unfaithful wings;170
His scatter'd plumage danced upon the wave,
And sorrowing Mermaids deck'd his watery grave;
O'er his pale corse their pearly sea-flowers shed,
And strew'd with crimson moss his marble bed;
Struck in their coral towers the pausing bell,
And wide in ocean toll'd his echoing knell.

Erasmus Darwin in The Botanic Garden

Coates' bird poems

{{author-subpage|notes=Works by Florence Earle Coates on the subject of, or mentioning, birds.}}

Main subject[edit]


  • An Adieu (Not a bird upon the bough/Can repress its rapture)
  • Adonis (Can it be that birds will sing,/Though Adonis die?)
  • After the Paintings by George F. Watts (At thy approach the birds have ceased to sing)
  • Amor Creator (All forms of beauty unto him belong,—/The rose, the avalanche, the wild bird's song)
  • Autumn (Far from the faded fields the robin flies)

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  • EP's explanation of "Victi Resurgunt": The Latin translates as "[those who] had been defeated, are rising again". It is a partial quotation from Ovid's Amores 1.9.29–30 : "Victi resurgunt, quosque neges umquam posse iacere, cadunt." (and the conquered rise again, / And those whom you say never could be brought down, fall.)


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Notes to self[edit]

  • Usu. place {{smallrefs}} below {{block center/e}} in footers for poetry, for otherwise, the last line of poetry might have an added half-space between itself and the line preceding it.
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{{Block center}} vs. poem tag[edit]

From an explanation by Beeswaxcandle: "I find the poem tag problematic in most uses. In fact the only time I use it is to set long lists where I don't want to use a table or html lists. I've had problems with alignment at page breaks when using the tag; line wrap is awkward on long lines (remembering that we don't know what screen width a reader will be using); because block center uses tables, the margins behave consistently; it's easier to wrap block center around other templates; block center with explicit breaks gives a better line height than the bare poem tag; using a double line break between stanzas in a block center gives a more pleasing inter-stanza space than does two br tags in a poem tag when transcluding; and when I use block center I know that it will behave consistently for all readers at whatever screen resolution and size they have.

However, all that said, the main reason is that I don't have to think how to set a poem regardless of its length when I use the block center technique (or block left/right if that was needed); whereas doing it with poem tags and colon indents requires a lot more thought on how it will look when transcluded—which might be days later for long articles or chapters.

In terms of the technical reasons block center is table based, the poem tags simply surround text that is then constrained to look like a poem."

Spam etc.[edit]

From an explanation by Billinghurst: "The WMF CU policy indicates that the "community" indicates for a check to be undertaken; and for spam it would be sufficient to make a note at WS:AN that you are going to request it, or are requesting it [I would do it with a permalink to a request at m:SRCU.] If it was a request for a real user, we probably want some agreement of fellow admins that we want it done. On a request you would ask for a common IP address or IP range to be blocked if possible.

Note about spam from spambots, while they can be the same spam, they can be from various IP ranges, though we won't know until a check has been done; nothing wrong with requesting and find that different."

Helpful links (for me, at least)[edit]

  • Wikisource:Wikidata It is basically a store of the metadata of our pages, and the same for other sites. So there is one page at wikidata that collects information on Coates. At this stage it is provides us interwiki links and image data, so if someone uploads an image about Coates then it will display here. due to how we set things up. If we move a (linked) page here, it updates the link so any site using wikidata to maintain links would get the updated url automatically, etc. Ultimately much of the metadata can be stored there in the one place, and we leverage that source. — billinghurst

Search engines[edit]

Other stuff[edit]

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[[Lycidas#8|Lycidas is dead,]] <span id="8">
[[Lycidas#9|and hath not left his peer!]] <span id="9">
{{letter spacing|1.5em|&nbsp * * * * *}}

 * * * * *

{{Shift left}} template by T. Mazzei:

{{shift left|"text"|0.4em}} <!-- a hanging punctuation solution; to compare later: {{overfloat left|depth=2em|}} -->


Hesperian's {{Italic block}}:

{{block center|{{italic block|Thy face is far from this our war,<br />
Our call and counter-cry,<br />
I shall not find Thee quick and kind,<br />
Nor know Thee till I die. . . .}}}}

{{Sidebox}} and {{Inset heading}}

TOC formatting[edit]

Text editing instructions[edit]

  1. My preferences; Gadgets; click on "Add a sidebar menu of user-defined regex tools, with a dynamic form for instant one-use regex"; save.
  2. Click the button that appears in the sidebar (Scripts), click on Custom regex, a form opens, add /([0-9]+)/g to search for all numbers, and replace it with {{subst:User:Londonjackbooks/test|$1}} (being careful not to change numbers that are not pages;). Preview it to make sure its workin', save it. (Cygnis Insignis, paraphrased)

px v. em[edit]

"The value px will render according to the resolution, limited by the user's device, an em is relative to font height, honouring the user's preference." (Cygnis)

References within footnotes[edit]

ref name & ref follow[edit]

For references that continue on to next page.

Cygnis' ref "revert" solution[edit]

reference (see pages 80-81)

page 1 (at body begin)[edit]

## "text" ##

page 1 (at body end)[edit]

<div style="font-size:smaller;">
## "overflow" ##
footnote text footnote text footnote text footnote text

page 2 (at reference insert point)[edit]

{{#tag:ref|<includeonly>{{#section:Page:Text Title.jpg|overflow}}</includeonly>footnote text footnote text</ref>

Page transclusion notation in Main[edit]

(where page "80" below = "page 1" above)

{{Page|Earle, Does Price Fixing Destroy Liberty, 1920, 080.jpg|section=text|num=80}}

Mpaa's ref revert solution[edit]

see 42 and 43

"ref group"[edit]

Table creation notes[edit]

(info from Scriptorium)

  • You don't need {{block center}} with a table, the style="margin... will cover that. Note that there is a template, {{table style}}, that simplifies some formatting. In this case {{ts|mc}} will reproduce the margin style. It can also centre all of the text: {{ts|mc|ac}}. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 20:47, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
  • ...remember that |-on the left hand margin starts a row, and  |  on the left hand margin starts a cell and w:Help:Tables is a good guide... — billinghurst sDrewth 22:50, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
  • As AdamBMorgan said, for formatting, have a look at {{table style}} it has been designed to be plug and play, and as needed we can look to add components, though for rarely used formatting, it can still be added using that template, such as my struggles with 137, 139, 140 over the last couple of days (I had to get them to evolve). For sortable, the issue is often how you want to sort, though have a look at the couple of Portal pages that I have done recently lectures, like Portal:Rede Lecture and Portal:Romanes Lecture. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:55, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
{| width=100%
| {{ts|vtp}} width=33%|{{center|{{smaller|Title1.}}}}

{{smaller block|Text1}}
| {{t/r|3}} |  
| {{ts|vtp}} width=33%|{{center|{{smaller|Title2.}}}}

{{smaller block|Text2}}
| {{t/r|3}} |  
| {{ts|vtp}} width=33%|{{center|{{smaller|Title3.}}}}

{{smaller block|Text3}}


Coates magazine publication by month[edit]




Commons info[edit]

LibriVox sound file Upload steps[edit]

  1. Save Ogg file from IA to computer for upload.
  2. Upload Ogg file.
  3. Create Creator page, if necessary.
  4. Create LibriVox Poem category page.
  5. Create Author category page, if necessary.
  6. Create Librivox volunteer page, if necessary.


"Near and Far," read by Jannie Meisberger.

WS promotion[edit]