Preview — Scandal by A. Scandal by A. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published October 29th by Viking Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scandal , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Farouk has protected his wife and daughter as best he can from the war and hatred that has torn Syria apart. If they stay, they will lose their freedom. Lampy has too much going on in his small-town life in Ireland.
Three men, searching for some version of home, their lives moving inexorably toward a reckoning that will draw them all together. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: They are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. When a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away from their village, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known on a harrowing cross-continental journey to find her friend.
In the world of Gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency. When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody, it marks the first time a citizen has been killed during an interrogation. Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector and a true believer in the System, is assigned to find out what went wrong. As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai.
One night, after being hit by personal tragedy, Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is not Japanese—as his name might indicate. Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, in hopes the quiet will bring clarity. Then Daphne meets Cindy, who is active in a secessionist movement, and the elderly Alice, who has traveled to Altavista as she approaches the end of her life.
When her relationships with these women culminate in a dangerous standoff, Daphne must reconcile her inner narrative with the reality of a deeply divided world. Thirty years later, Fiona finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz has summoned his entire clan to San Diego for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Across two bittersweet days, the revelers celebrate the lives of Miguel and his mother, recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.
High-school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. The Gold children sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades.
Phoebe and Will meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college.
Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult. A portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.
Meanwhile, his super-smart wife Seema—a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth—has her own demons to face. One weekend in Laura meets Jefferson.
The two sleep together. He vanishes. Enter: Emma. Laura raises Emma by herself in the same blue-blood world she grew up in, surrounded by her eccentric mother, who informs her society friends and Emma herself that she was fathered by a Swedish sperm donor; her brother, whose childhood stutter reappears in the presence of their forbidding father; and her overbearing best friend, whose life has followed the Park Avenue script. Meanwhile, Emma begins to question her environment in a way her mother never could.
In these stories, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships and confront mistakes made in the past. A young boy from the Bronx goes swimming at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege. A pair of college boys follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history.
Includes paper crew capsule models. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living. A reckless wager between a tennis pro with a fading career and a drunken party guest launches a narrative odyssey that braids together three centuries of aspiration and adversity.
A witty and urbane bachelor of the Gilded Age embarks on a high-risk scheme to marry into a fortune; a young writer soon to make his mark turns himself to his craft with harrowing social consequences; an aristocratic British officer during the American Revolution carries on a courtship that leads to murder; and a tragically orphaned Quaker girl imagines a way forward for herself and the slave girl she has inherited. The object the captain presents him is as small as an infant, with a torso that ends in the tail of a fish.
It is also dead. As the gossip spreads, all of London is curious to see this marvel. Thrust from his ordinary existence, Jonah finds himself within the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he meets the coquettish Angelica Neal. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course. In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown.
Thankfully her sister, Korede, knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, has a car with a trunk enough for a body, and keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her boyfriend. Korede has long been in love with a doctor at the hospital where she works. One summer night in , in a small northeastern Ohio town ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by their shared histories.
An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. On an island where the narrator and her father are the two newest and least liked members of a commune, it quickly becomes clear life here is not as harmonious as the founders intended.
Our young heroine takes us back to Boston to recount the events that brought her here. Though she and her father belong to a wide Ethiopian network in the city, they mostly keep to themselves, which is how her father prefers it. Ostensibly a parking lot attendant, he soon proves to have other projects in the works. When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter.
But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for 13 years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship take a very unexpected turn.
Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage.
Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. Scarlett Chen is on the run. His hair was curled, his shoes slashed, his hose red. He could let blood, cut hair, and shave, could dance, and play either on the ribible or the gittern. ABSOLUTE Sir Anthony , a testy but warm-hearted old gentleman, who imagines that he possesses a most angelic temper, and when he quarrels with his son, the captain, fancies it is the son who is out of temper, and not himself.
William Dowton was the best actor of this part. Captain Absolute , son of sir Anthony, in love with Lydia Languish, the heiress, to whom he is known only as ensign Beverley. To elude or delay her pursuers, she cut him into pieces and strewed the fragments in the road, that her father might be detained by gathering up the remains of his son. Though undoubtedly brave, he prefers peace to war; and when, at the death of Caled, he succeeds to the chief command, he makes peace with the Syrians on honorable terms.
The green retreats of Academus. Akenside, Pleasures of Imagination , i In a trial of skill, Acestes, the Sicilian, discharged his arrow with such force that it took fire from the friction of the air. Before the bear arrived, the fox skimmed off the cream and drank the milk; then, filling the bowl with mud, replaced the cream atop. Rabelais tells the same tale about a farmer and the devil. Each was to have on alternate years what grew under and over the soil. The farmer sowed turnips and carrots when the under -soil produce came to his lot, and barley or wheat when his turn was the over -soil produce.
Cable The duke of Wellington is so called sometimes, and is represented by a statue of Achilles of gigantic size in Hyde Park, London, close to Apsley House Yates, Celebrities , xviii. The monster Polypheme 3 syl. The blood of Acis was changed into a river of the same name at the foot of mount Etna. Not such a pipe, good reader, as that which Acis did sweetly tune in praise of his Galatea, but one of true Delft manufacture. Irving Her daughter is Meditation.
He had two sons twins by Caro, viz. Thus if duels are spoken of he says, ods triggers and flints ; if clothes, ods frogs and tambours ; if music, ods minnums [minims] and crotchets ; if ladies, ods blushes and blooms. This he learnt from a militia officer, who told him the ancients swore by Jove, Bacchus, Mars, Venus, Minerva, etc. Quick was the original Bob Acres. An oracle declared that Danae would give birth to a son who would kill him, so Acrisius kept his daughter shut up in an apartment under ground, or as some say in a brazen tower. The king of Argos now ordered his daughter and her infant to be put into a chest, and cast adrift on the sea, but they were rescued by Dictys, a fisherman.
When grown to manhood, Perseus accidentally struck the foot of Acrisius with a quoit, and the blow caused his death. This tale is told by Mr. Morris in The Earthly Paradise April. It was this hetaera who wrapped the dead body in cerements, and saw it decently interred. The first female actor for hire was Mrs. Saunderson, afterwards Mrs. Betterton, who died in Shedad was their first king, but in consequence of his pride, both he and all the tribe perished, either from drought or the Sarsar an icy wind.
Woe, woe, to Irem! Woe to Ad! Death, has gone up into her palaces! They fell around me. Thousands fell around. After Cain had been conducted by Lucifer through the realms of space, he is restored to the home of his wife and child, where all is beauty, gentleness, and love. Full of faith and fervent in gratitude, Adah loves her infant with a sublime maternal affection.
How lovely he appears! In Greek this word is compounded of the four initial letters of the cardinal quarters:. Adam, how made. God created the body of Adam of Salzal , i. Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. After the fall Adam was placed on mount Vassem in the east; Eve was banished to Djidda now Gedda, on the Arabian coast ; and the Serpent was exiled to the coast of Eblehh. After the lapse of years Adam rejoined Eve on mount Arafaith [ place of Remembrance ], near Mecca. Death of Adam. Adam died on Friday, April 7, at the age of years.
Michael swathed his body, and Gabriel discharged the funeral rites. When Noah, entered the ark the same writer says he took the body of Adam in a coffin with him, and when he left the ark restored it to the place he had taken it from. Not that Adam that kept the paradise, but that Adam that keeps the prison.
Adam , a faithful retainer in the family of sir Eowland de Boys. At the age of fourscore, he voluntarily accompanied his young master Orlando into exile, and offered to give him his little savings. Adamida, in obedience to the divine command, flew amidst overwhelming storms, rushing clouds, falling mountains, and swelling seas. Uriel stood on the pole of the star, but so lost in deep contemplation on Golgotha, that he heard not the wild uproar. On coming to the region of the sun, Adamida slackened her course, and advancing before the sun, covered its face and intercepted all its rays.
In he was discovered as the patriarch of a colony, brought up with a high sense of religion and strict regard to morals. In the colony was voluntarily placed under the protection of the British Government. His learning, his simplicity, his evangelical purity of mind are so admirably mingled with pedantry, absence of mind, and the habit of athletic Like Don Quixote, parson Adams is beaten a little too much and too often, but the cudgel lights upon his shoulders She is killed by her father in mistake for another.
Jephson, Count of Narbonne When Mercilla sends her ambassador, Samient, to negotiate peace, Adicia, in violation of international law, thrusts her Samient out of doors like a dog, and sets two knights upon her. Sir Artegal comes to her rescue, attacks the two knights, and knocks one of them from his saddle with such force that he breaks his neck.
After the discomfiture of the soldan, Adicia rushes forth with a knife to stab Samient, but, being intercepted by sir Artegal, is changed into a tigress. He has eight sons and daughters, viz. Scott, The Monastery time, Elizabeth. Apollo, being condemned by Jupiter to serve a mortal for twelve months for slaying a Cyclops, entered the service of Admetus. James R. Lowell has a poem on the subject, called The Shepherd of King Admetus Jupiter, to settle the dispute, decided that the boy should spend six months with Venus in the upper world and six with Proserpina in the lower.
Adonis was gored to death by a wild boar in a hunt. Shakespeare has a poem called Venus and Adonis. Adonis is an allegory of the sun, which is six months north of the horizon, and six months south. Thammuz is the same as Adonis, and so is Osiris. He persists in building a new barn which the cattle do not need instead of the much-needed dwelling for his family. She went to his tent without the least resistance, but implored the captain to give her one night to mourn the death of those so near and dear to her.
To this he complied, but during sleep she murdered him with his own scymitar. Roderick, disguised as a monk, helped her to bury the dead bodies of her house, and then she vowed to live for only one object, vengeance. The Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adramelech. Klopstock introduces him into The Messiah , and represents him as surpassing Satan in malice and guile, ambition and mischief.
He is made to hate every one, even Satan, of whose rank he is jealous, and whom he hoped to overthrow, that by putting an end to his servitude he might become the supreme god of all the created worlds. He then sends his slave Zaide 2 syl. At this moment Adraste appears, and demands that Zaide be given up to him to punish as he thinks proper. Pedre intercedes; Adraste seems to relent; and Pedre calls for Zaide. In bed I will not let him sleep for speaking of it; at table I will not let him eat for speaking of it; when alone with him I talk of nothing else, and in company I give him frequent hints of it.
Boastful but poor; a coiner of words, but very ignorant; solemnly grave, but ridiculously awkward; majestical in gait, but of very low propensities. Holofernes, the pedantic schoolmaster, in the same play, is also meant in ridicule of the same lexicographer.
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Died in Going to meet her lover at a trysting-place, she was caught up by a hideous monster, and thrust into his den for future food. Belphoebe 3 syl. When the boys were shipwrecked, she was parted from them and taken to Ephesus. Here she entered a convent, and rose to be the abbess. Without her knowing it, one of her twins also settled in Ephesus, and rose to be one of its greatest and richest citizens.
He succeeded his father-in-law in the kingdom, and the Romans called him their founder. Latinus, in this dilemma, said the rivals must settle the dispute by an appeal to arms. Turnus being slain, AEneas married Lavinia, and ere long succeeded his father-in-law on the throne. Book I. The escape from Troy; AEneas and his son, driven by a tempest on the shores of Carthage, are hospitably entertained by queen Dido. AEneas tells Dido the tale of the wooden horse, the burning of Troy, and his flight with his father, wife, and son.
The wife was lost and died. The narrative continued. The perils he met with on the way, and the death of his father. Dido falls in love with AEneas; but he steals away from Carthage, and Dido, on a funeral pyre, puts an end to her life. AEneas reaches Sicily, and celebrates there the games in honor of Anchises. This book corresponds to the Iliad , xxiii. AEneas visits the infernal regions. This book corresponds to Odyssey , xi. Latinus king of Italy entertains AEneas, and promises to him Lavinia his daughter in marriage, but prince Turnus had been already betrothed to her by the mother, and raises an army to resist AEneas.
Turnus, during the absence of AEneas, fires the ships and assaults the camp. The story of Sinon and taking of Troy is borrowed from Pisander, as Macrobius informs us. Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor , act ii. He was restored to youth by Medea, who infused into his veins the juice of certain herbs. The young son of Henry VI. Notus and Afer, black with thundrous clouds. Milton, Paradise Lost , x. As Aladdin refused to hand it to the magician, he shut him in the cavern and left him there. Aladdin caused him to be poisoned in a draught of wine. Tale ],.
The maid told Fingal to beware of her father, who had set an ambush to kill him. Fingal, being thus forewarned, slew the men in ambush; and Starno, in rage, murdered his daughter, who was buried by Fingal in Ardven [ Argyll ]. She had three sons at a birth, Primond, Diamond, and Triamond. As he was walking one day with Vishnoo, the insolent ocean asked the god who the pigmy was that strutted by his side. Vishnoo replied it was the patriarch Agastya, who was going to restore earth to its true balance. He was the son of a potter, and raised himself from the ranks to become general of the army.
He reduced all Sicily under his power. When he attacked the Carthaginians, he burnt his ships that his soldiers might feel assured they must either conquer or die. Agathocles died of poison administered by his grandson B. Voltaire has a tragedy called Agathocle , and Caroline Pichler has an excellent German novel entitled Agathocles. Wieland This is considered the best of his novels, though some prefer his Don Sylvia de Rosalva. The story of Agdistis and Atys is apparently a myth of the generative powers of nature. Scott, Count Robert of Paris time, Rufus.
Plutarch tells us that Agesilaus, king of Sparta, was one day discovered riding cock-horse on a long stick, to please and amuse his children. He was wrecked on the loadstone mountain, which drew all the nails and iron bolts from his ship; but he overthrew the bronze statue on the mountain-top, which was the cause of the mischief. Agib visited the ten young men, each of whom had lost the right eye, and was carried by a roc to the palace of the forty princesses, with whom he tarried a year.
The princesses were then obliged to leave for forty days, but entrusted him with the keys of the palace, with free permission to enter every room but one. On the fortieth day curiosity induced him to open this room, where he saw a horse, which he mounted, and was carried through the air to Bag dad. Two sisters loved one man.
Fully described in canto x. Agnes is a very pure, self-sacrificing girl, accomplished, yet domestic. Dickens, David Copperfield When grown to womanhood she quits the convent, and standing one evening on a balcony a young man passes and takes off his hat to her, she returns the salute; he bows a second and third time, she does the same; he passes and repasses several times, bowing each time, and she does as she has been taught to do by acknowledging the salute.
Of course, the young man Horace becomes her lover, whom she marries, and M. She pretends to be wholly unsophisticated and verdantly ingenuous. Agnes Black , the countess of March, noted for her defence of Dunbar against the English. Black Agnes , the palfry of Mary queen of Scots, the gift of her brother Moray, and so called from the noted countess of March, who was countess of Moray Murray in her own right. Agnes St. Prudence Aurelius Prudentius Clemens , a Latin Christian poet of the fourth century, has a poem on the subject.
Agnes and the Devil. Agnes, having escaped from the prison at Rome, took shipping and landed at St. Piran Arwothall. The devil dogged her, but she rebuked him, and the large moor-stones between St. Piran and St. Agnes, in Cornwall, mark the places where the devils were turned into stone by the looks of the indignant saint.
Agnes of Sorrento , heroine of novel of same name, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The scene of the story is laid in Sorrento, Italy. Mordred was his half-brother, being the son of king Arthur and Margawse. Sir Agravain and sir Mordred hated sir Launcelot, and told the king he was too familiar with the queen; so they asked the king to spend the day in hunting, and kept watch.
The queen sent for sir Launcelot to her private chamber, and sir Agravain, sir Mordred, and twelve others assailed the door, but sir Launcelot slew them all except sir Mordred, who escaped. Malory, History of Prince Arthur , iii. He besieges Angelica in the castle of Albracca, and is slain in single combat by Orlando. He brought into the field 2,, troops. She was granddaughter of Augustus, wife of Claudius, sister of Caligula, and mother of Nero. The enchanters, delighted with their prize, slept therein, but at night the vizier led the sultan to a cave, and asked him to cut a rope.
Next morning he heard that a huge stone had fallen on the enchanters and crushed them to a mummy. In fact, this stone formed the head of the bed, where it was suspended by the rope which the sultan had severed in the night. He rested a moment or two at his door. Away with you! Scott, The Antiquary. The original of this rambling talker was Gahagan, whose method of conversation is thus burlesqued:.
I remember, Mrs. Lightfoot was by. She afterwards married Will Whitlow, another apprentice, who had great expectations from an old uncle in the Grenadiers; but he left all to a distant relation, Kit Cable, a midshipman aboard the Torbay. She was lost coming home in the channel. This is a pattern of Mrs. Scott, Legend of Montrose. Centlivre, The Busylody His encounter with a flock of sheep, which he fancied in his madness to be the sons of Atreus, has been mentioned at greater or less length by several Greek and Roman poets.
Don Quixote had a similar adventure. This Ajax is introduced by Shakespeare in his drama called Troilus and Cressida. Part, like Ajut, never to return. Campbell, Pleasures of Hope , ii. Aladdin, wringing his hands in despair, happened to rub the magic ring, when the genius of the ring appeared before him, and asked him his commands. Aladdin requested to be delivered from the cave, and he returned home. After a time, the African magician got possession of the lamp, and caused the palace, with all its contents, to be transported into Africa.
Aladdin was absent at the time, was arrested and ordered to execution, but was rescued by the populace, with whom he was an immense favorite, and started to discover what had become of his palace. Happening to slip, he rubbed his ring, and when the genius of the ring appeared and asked his orders, was instantly posted to the place where his palace was in Africa. He poisoned the magician, regained the lamp, and had his palace restored to its original place in China. By artifice the African magician got possession of the lamp, and transported the palace with its contents to Africa.
Aladdin poisoned the magician, recovered the lamp, and retranslated the palace to its original site. At the top of the palace was a saloon, containing tweny-four windows six on each side , and all but one enriched with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Frederick the Great of Prussia was so called by Voltaire. Scott, Kenilworth time, Elizabeth. One pure and perfect [woman] is Shelley wrote a poem, Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude.
Cicero says he meditated killing himself that he might become the Alastor of Augustus, whom he hated. God Almighty mustered up an army of mice against the archbishop [ Hatto ], and sent them to persecute him as his furious Alastors. Drayton, Polyolbion , xxiv. He tells king Richard the history of his life, and tries to dissuade him from sending a letter of defiance to the archduke of Austria. Brave, liberal, and just, softened and refined by domestic ties and superior information. His ship was dashed against the projecting verge of Cape Colonna, the most southern point of Attica, and he perished in the sea because Rodmond second in command grasped one of his legs and could not be shaken off.
Both Albert and his daughter were shot by a mixed force of British and Indian troops, led by one Brandt, who made an attack on the settlement, put all the inhabitants to the sword, set fire to the fort, and destroyed all the houses. Goethe represents himself under the name of Werther q. His sons were Ugo and Fulco.
From this stem springs the Royal Family of England. A chief in rapine, not in knighthood bred. Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered , xvii. In legendary history this word is variously accounted for. One derivation is from Albion, a giant, son of Neptune, its first discoverer, who ruled over the island for forty-four years. These fifty ladies all married on the same day, and all murdered their husbands on the wedding night. By way of punishment, they were cast adrift in a ship, unmanned, but the wind drove the vessel to our coast, where these Syrian damsels disembarked.
Tickell has a poem upon this subject. It had the face of a man, the cheeks of a horse, the wings of an eagle, and spoke with a human voice. Alcestis or Alcestes, daughter of Pelias and wife of Admetus q. On his wedding-day Admetus neglected to offer sacrifice to Diana and was condemned to die, but Apollo induced the Fates to spare his life if he could find a voluntary substitute. His wife offered to give her life for his, and went away with death; but Hercules fought with Death and restored Alcestes to her husband. This story is the subject of a tragedy Alcestes , by Euripides.
Milton alludes to the incident in one of his sonnets:. William Morris has made Alcestes the subject of one of the tales in his Earthly Paradise. Elsie, the daughter of Gottlieb, a tenant-farmer of the prince offered herself as a sacrifice, and followed her lord to Sorrento to give herself up to Lucifer; but Henry heard of it, and, moved by gratitude, saved Elsie and made her his wife.
He has a pure and noble mind that has been soured and disgusted by intercourse with the world. Courtesy he holds to be the vice of fops, and the manners of society mere hypocrisy. He courts Celmene, a coquette and her treatment of his love confirms his bad opinion of mankind. Being banished by the senate, he marches against the city, and the senate, being unable to offer resistance, open the gates to him B. This incident is introduced by Shakespeare in Timon of Athens. Stephens ; hence emblematic of falsehood and dissimulation.
The name is applied to any valiant hero. Alcina enjoys her lovers for a season, and then converts them into trees, stones, wild beasts, and so on, as her fancy dictates. The object of this work is to expose the weakness of infidelity. Plautus, Moliere, and Dryden have all taken this plot for a comedy entitled Amphitryon.
The caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, in a fit of jealousy, commanded Ganem to be put to death, and his mother and sister to do penance for three days in Damascus, and then to be banished from Syria. The two ladies came to Bag dad, and were taken in by the charitable syndic of the jewellers. When the jealous fit of the caliph was over he sent for the two exiles. Alcolomb he made his wife, and her mother he married to his vizier. What became of this doleful shepherd the poet could never ween. Alcyon is sir Arthur Gorges. Aldabella , a marchioness of Florence, very beautiful and fascinating, but arrogant and heartless.
She used to give entertainments to the magnates of Florence, and Fazio was one who spent most of his time in her society. Bianca died broken-hearted, and Aldabella was condemned to spend the rest of her life in a nunnery. Standish, however, was not killed, but only wounded; he made his reappearance at the wedding, where, seeing how matters stood, he accepted the situation with the good-natured remark:.
Sir Walter Scott used to call James Ballantyne, the printer, this nickname, from his pomposity and formality of speech. This is probably a blundering version of the story of Gunhilda and the emperor Henry. The guilty pair fled to Morven, which Erragon immediately invaded. Aldo fell in single combat with Erragon, Lorma died of grief, and Erragon was slain in battle by Graul, son of Morni. Suidas ascribes the invention to Palamedes. Alea est ludus tabulae inventa a Graecis, in otio Trojani belli, a quodam milite, nomine ALEA, a quo et ars nomen accepit.
Mars in anger changed the boy into a cock.
Longfellow, Pegasus in Pound. The story of the young couple is a series of oppressions and deceits practised by U. Alexander an Athlete. Alexander and Homer. When Alexander invaded Asia Minor, he offered up sacrifice to Priam, and then went to visit the tomb of Achilles. Alexander and Perdiccas. When Alexander started for Asia he divided his possessions among his friends.
Their dog Runo, running to the hall, howled so as to attract attention, and Annir, following the hound, found his two sons both dead. Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins cover. The Twenty-Year Death is the magnum opus of a noir-loving madman. Brigitte Bardot. Judged by that standard, the vast majority of people associated with Australian literature are immensely powerful. When Carlton was five years old, he uttered his first words: I love you, Mom!
Perdiccas asked what he had left for himself. Alexander and Raphael. Then understood he that he would gain immortality when, like the stone, he was buried in the earth, and that his hour was come, for the earth beneath him was iron, and his iron buckler was his vault of heaven above.
So he died. Alexander and the Robber. How dare you infest the seas with your misdeeds? Because I have only one ship, I am called a brigand, but you who have a whole fleet are termed a conqueror. It is said that Alexander the Great had scarcely any beard at all. It is from this person that the land of the Amazons was called Alexandra. The duke confined him as a lunatic for seven years in the asylum of Santa Anna, but at the expiration of that period he was released through the intercession of Vincenzo Gonzago, duke of Mantua.
Byron refers to this in his Childe Harold , iv. Alfred, wishing to know the strength of the Danish camp, assumed the disguise of a minstrel, and stayed in the Danish camp for several days, amusing the soldiers with his harping and singing. After he had made himself master of all he required, he returned back to his own place. William of Malmesbury tells a similar story of Anlaf, a Danish king, who, he says, just before the battle of Brunanburh, in Northumberland, entered the camp of king Athelstan as a gleeman, harp in hand; and so pleased was the English king that he gave him gold.
Anlaf would not keep the gold, but buried it in the earth. Algarsife married Theodora. So the Arabians call the constellation Orion. Longfellow, The Occultation of Orion. The beauty of his eyes is proverbial in Persia. He makes himself rich by plundering from these stores; and by the shrewd cunning of Morgiana, his female slave, the captain and his whole band of thieves are extirpated. In reward of these services, Ali Baba gives Morgiana her freedom, and marries her to his own son.
Thomas , a comedy by Beaumont and Fletcher He was a dreamy lad when he first loved Alice, and the passion roused him into manhood. See ROSE. Lucy Ashton visits her after the funeral of the old lord. As a wife, she played falsely with her husband, and even joined Mosby in a plot to murder him. She halts, and parleys with sin, like Balaam, and of course is lost. Being jealous of Jane Shore, she accused her to the duke of Gloster of alluring lord Hastings from his allegiance, and the lord protector soon trumped up a charge against both; the lord chamberlain he ordered to execution for treason, and Jane Shore he persecuted for witchcraft.
Alicia goes raving mad. Scott, Waverley time, George II. Pentapolin refused to sanction this alliance, and the emperor raised a vast army to enforce his suit. Both inferred that Rinaldo had been slain, but were mistaken. He wins her love, and amuses the tedium of the journey by telling her tales. When introduced to the sultan, her joy is unbounded on discovering that Feramorz the poet, who has won her heart, is the sultan to whom she is betrothed. Moore, Lalla Rookh. Sir Mark, king of Cornwall, murdered sir Boudwine, who was his brother, while Alisaunder was a mere child.
Malory, History of King Arthur , ii. Fair she was, and her body lithe as a weasel. Ultimately, however, all ends well. It was dissolved in Sir W. Scott in Ivanhoe. Rider Haggard Chapman and J. Shirley, The Tragedy of Philip Chabot. Scott, The Talisman. On her return home she hoped to evade this promise by marrying the brave king of the Gold Mines, but on the wedding day Yellow Dwarf carried her off on a Spanish cat, and confined her in Steel Castle.
Here Gold Mine came to her rescue with a magic sword, but in his joy at finding her, he dropped his sword, and was stabbed to the heart with it by Yellow Dwarf. All-Fair, falling on the body of her lover, died of a broken heart. The syren changed the dead lovers into two palm trees. Allin told his tale to Robin Hood, and the bold forester, in the disguise of a harper, went to the church where the wedding ceremony was to take place.
He braves death to save her from runaway horses attached to a chariot, is captivated by her beauty, and forgets his royal mistress in an honorable love Sir Giles Overreach thought she would marry his nephew Wellborn, but she married lord Lovel. Tom Allworth , stepson of lady Allworth, in love with Margaret Overreach, whom he marries. ALMA the human soul queen of a Castle, which for seven years was beset by a rabble rout. Arthur and sir Guyon were conducted by Alma over this castle, which though not named is intended to represent the human body.
Also by the famous captain of the Moors in Spain, named Mohammed. Milton, Paradise Lost , xi.
Almanzor founded the city, and called it Bag dad, the name of the hermit. The Follies of a Day by T. Holcroft is borrowed from Beaumarchais. While captive of Valentia, prince Alphonso fell in love with her, and being compelled to fight, married her; but on the very day of espousal the ship in which they were sailing was wrecked, and each thought the other had perished.
Both, however, were saved, and met unexpectedly on the coast of Granada, to which Alphonso was brought as a captive. Congreve, The Mourning Bride It was in a sanctuary of Almesbury that queen Guenever took refuge, after her adulterous passion for sir Lancelot was made known to the king. Here she died, but her body was buried at Glastonbury. Camoens, Lusiad , x. The Alnaschar of Modern Literature , S. Coleridge, so called because he was constantly planning magnificent literary enterprises which he never carried out The fair Imogene was betrothed to Alonzo, but during his absence in the wars became the bride of another.
Alonzo , the husband of Cora. Alonzo, being taken prisoner of war, is set at liberty by Rolla, who changes clothes with him. At the end he fights with Pizarro and kills him. Don Carlos had been betrothed to Leonora, but out of friendship resigned her to the conqueror.