Jan 19

Wiki-illiams Quizz 2018. Round 15

FT7 comments • 239 views

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?


  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.

Add your comment

(Register to guarantee your comments don't get marked as spam.)


Required (Your email address will not be published)

Top of page