Eloisa (from the poem "Eloisa to Abelard") Eloisa is the narrator of the 1717 epistolary poem by Alexander Pope, “Eloisa to Abelard”, based upon the medieval story of the ill-fated love affair between her and her tutor. Falling deeply in love, the two conceive a child and marry, but her enraged family extracts a high cost for their sins. Abelard is castrated, exiled and joins a monastery, while Eloisa is banished to a convent. From there she sings her song of loneliness and yearning, while trying to reconcile her honest devotion to her God with her excruciating grief over the loss of her earthly love. The poem beautifully displays the agony of Eloisa, as she adjusts to her new life of the veil, knowing that only death will bring her suffering to an end, and only in death will she be able to reunite with Abelard. It casts an almost sacrilegious light upon her struggles, as, when she is taking the dreadful vow of silence, she keeps her eyes on Abelard, rather than on the symbol of her new life, the Crucifixion. With one foot yet in her old life, Eloisa of these lines looks forward only to the redemption of death. We do not know if their after-life reunion came about, but the lovers are interred together in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where they are visited by lovers from around the world, hoping only for the best for them at last.
Eloise (Eloise) Eloise is the titular character in Kay Thompson’s series, written between 1955 and 1959, about a six-year old girl who lives “on the tippy-top floor” at the Plaza Hotel in New York. The books were subsequently adapted to movies, songs and television productions. Eloise is a precocious little girl; one legend has it that she was modeled on Liza Minnelli, daughter of Thompson’s good friend, Judy Garland. Whatever her origin, she is a delight – she is an anomaly in 1950s America – an independent minded, confident little spitfire, whose antics both endear and annoy, but never bore! She lives with her proper British nanny and spends her days getting into all kinds of troublesome (to others) adventures, never mean-spirited, but always in the service of fun and experimentation. She makes the hotel her own little world, ordering room service, spying on guests, attending weddings and generally living the high life with her dog and turtle. Her father seems to be non-existent, while her mother (who is friends with Coco Chanel, you know) is largely absent. Today, someone would be calling Child Protective Services, but luckily for us, Eloise escaped such a fate and left a memorable record of her exploits for us to enjoy into the future.
Dear Eloise - a song by The Hollies
Eloise - an opera by Karl Jenkins
Eloise - a song by Say Anything
Eloise - a song by Barry Ryan
Eloise - a song by Paul Ryan
Eloise - a song by The Rembrandts
Eloise - a song by The Damned
Miss Eloise - a song by John Lee Hooker
Sweet Eloise - a song by the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Walking in the Park with Eloise - a song by Paul McCartney
Eloise (Kay Thompson) - Eloise is a little girl who lives at The Plaza Hotel in New York. She is not yet pretty but she is already a Person. Henry James would want to study her. Queen Victoria would recognize her as an Equal. The New York Jets would want to have her on their side. Lewis Carroll would love her (once he got over the initial shock). She knows everything about The Plaza. She is interested in people when they are not boring. She has Inner Resources. If you take her home with you, you will always be glad you did. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Eloise at Christmastime (Kay Thompson) - Yes. Here she is at Christmastime. Complete with tinsel and holly. Singing fa la la la lolly. And over the roar of the jingle bells. You can hear hear hear her say: It's absolutely Christmas. But I don't mind a bit. I give everyone a present. For that's the thing of it - So when it's everly Christmastime, and you're under your Christmas trees simply tinkle a bell and have a trinkle. And remember Me. Eloise. Recommended ages 5-8.
Eloise in Moscow (Kay Thompson) - Odd Couple Invade Russia and Produce Best-seller! When Kay Thompson (with illustrator Hilary Knight in tow) swept through Moscow at the height of the Cold War, the Russians didn't know what hit them. No one could have predicted that this small masterpiece would be the result. First published in 1959 and out of print for more than three decades, their fourth book about Eloise is DELICIOUS. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Eloise in Paris (Kay Thompson) - Bonjour! Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza...Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything. The effect is rawther extraordinaire. If you come to Paris with Eloise you will always be glad you did. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Eloise Takes a Bawth (Kay Thompson) - ELOISE has been celebrated at the PLAZA, in PARIS, at CHRISTMASTIME, in MOSCOW. Now ELOISE takes a plunge in the BAWTH. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Eloise - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Eloise.
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Eloise - Denise Richards (actress/TV personality)
Eloise - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Eloise.