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"Romantic" (likewise "Romanticism") historically always capitalised?

There is no absolute rule as regards capitalization. From the ngram for "Romantic poet,romantic poet", it can be seen that roughly over the whole of the 19th century, when the term can be ...
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Can someone explain the phrase "All is fair in love and war"?

Lots of very helpful answers are already here, so I'll just add that it can be used to end a discussion. In this case the actual meaning is something like "tough cookies" or less ...
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Was the phrase "white Christmas" indeed coined in the song?

Berlin clocks in fourth of five here—100 years later . . . white Christmas noun A snowy Christmas. 1840   A severe frost accompanying the snow, leads us to look for a ‘white’ Christmas. —Hull Packet ...
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Was the phrase "white Christmas" indeed coined in the song?

No. It seems that there are at least a couple of plays with "White Christmas" in the title from earlier in the 20th century: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22white%20christmas%22&tbm=...
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