don Juan “the Russian envoy.” The tale not being finished, no sequel to these names is given. (For the lady’s character, see xiv. 54–56.)—Bryon: Don Juan, xii. to the end.

Ademar or Ademaro, archbishop of Poggio, an ecclesiastical warrior in Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered. (See Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, p. 14.)

Adicia, wife of the soldan, who incites him t o distress the kingdom of Mercilla. When Mercilla sends her ambassador, Samient, to negotiate peace, Ad icia, 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.—Spenser: Faërie Queene, v. 8 (1596).

(The “soldan” is king Philip II. of Spain; “Mercilla” is queen Elizabeth; “Adicia” is Injustice personified, or the bigotry of popery; and “Samient” the ambassadors of Holland, who went to Philip for redress of grievances, and were most iniquitously detained by him as prisoners.)

Adicus, Unrighteousness personified in canto vii. of The Purple Island (1633), by Phineas Fletcher. He has eight sons and daughters, viz. Ecthros (hatred), Eris (variance) a daughter, Zelos (emulation), Thumos (wrath), Erithius (Strife), Dichostasis (sedition), Envy, and Phonos (murder); all fully described by the poet. (Greek, adikos, “an unjust man.”)

Adie of Aikenshaw, a neighbour of the Glendinnings.—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery (time, Elizabeth).

Admetus, a king of Thessaly, husband of Alcestis. Apollo, being condemned by Jupiter to serve a mortal for twelve months for slaying a Cyclops, entered the service of Admetus. James R. Lowell, of Boston, U.S., has a poem on the subject, called The Shepherd of King Admetus (1819–1892).

Admirable (The): (1) Aben-Esra, a Spanish rabbin, born at Toledo (1119–1174). (2) James Crichton (Kry-ton), the Scotchman (1551–1573). (3) Roger Bacon, called “The Admirable Doctor” (1214–1292).

Admiral Hosier’s Ghost. (See HOSIER.)

Adolf, bishop of Cologne, was devoured by mice or rats in 1112. (See HATTO.)

Adolpha, daughter of general Kleiner, governor of Prague, and wife of Itlenstein. Her only fault was “excess of too sweet nature, which ever made another’s grief her own.”—Knowles: Maid of Mariendorpt (1830).

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