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Jan 19

Wiki-illiams Quizz 2018. Round 15

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1 Which entomologist was lost in the Grimpen Mire?

2 Who drowned, aged 29, when his schooner, Don Juan, sank?

3 Who succumbed to the whirlpools of the Seine on June 7 1832?

4 Who fell fatally into a weeping brook from a broken willow branch?

5 Who was seen as a ghost, dripping along in a bathing dress to the Congregational Hall?

6 Whose corpse was preserved in vinegar following a riding accident in an Anatolian river?

7 Who wrote that she had found her grave, where her grave was waiting for her?

8 Who drowned, together with Emily’s cousin, in a storm off Yarmouth?

9 Who is remembered, with her brother, in Dorlcote churchyard?

10 Who drowned, heavily laden, in the River Ouse near Lewes?

Comments

  1. 1
    enitharmon on 14 Jan 2019 #

    Drownings, real and fictional

    1. is Stapleton in The Hound of the Baskervilles
    4. is Ophelia in Hamlet
    8. is Steerforth in David Copperfield
    10. is Virginia Woolf.

  2. 2
    jeff w on 14 Jan 2019 #

    I was about to type that 2. is Byron, but then remembered it’s actually Shelley

  3. 3
    Tim on 14 Jan 2019 #

    5. Captain Webb, the Dawley man (this from John Betjeman’s “A Shropshire Lad”, the recorded version (with Jim Parker) on “Banana Blush” is a particular favourite of mine.)

  4. 4
    Kerry on 14 Jan 2019 #

    3 is Javert in Les Miserables

  5. 5
    Tim on 14 Jan 2019 #

    Guessing 3 is Les Miserables related, given the date. But I haven’t seen or read Les Miserables.

  6. 6
    Tim on 14 Jan 2019 #

    Haha I crossposted that, I wasn’t ignoring you Kerry!

  7. 7
    The Lurker on 15 Jan 2019 #

    6 is Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, who drowned on the way to the Third Crusade.

    9 is Maggie from the Mill on the Floss.

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