Definition of John brown
1. Noun. Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859).
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Literary usage of John brown
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy Warby John Bunyan by John Bunyan (1905)
"The Life and death of Mr. Badman is reprinted (including t.-p.) from the 1st edition, 1680. The Holy War is from the 1st edition, 1682."
2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"The original john brown song was written by Miss Edna Dean Proctor, and U certainly more ... john brown john brown died on the scaffold for the slave; ..."
3. A Hundred Years of Merchant Banking: A History of Brown Brothers and Company by John Crosby Brown (1909)
"While living in Baltimore he had been subjected to much inconvenience by the frequent delivery of letters intended for him to another john brown. ..."
4. The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans ...by John Howard Brown by John Howard Brown (1904)
"HERRESHOFF, john brown, shipbuilder, was born in Bristol, RI, April 24, 1841 ; son of Charles Frederick and Julia Ann (Lewis), and grand son of Charles ..."
5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Will you tell Dr. john brown that when I read an account of "Rab and his Friends" in ... By constitution, no less than by circumstances, Dr. john brown was ..."
6. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1892)
"As to john brown, he was an apostle and a hero. The gibbet has only increased his glory and made him a martyr."1 The poet who compassed all history wrote ..."