Echeprons fable of The Shoemaker and a Haporth of Milk, in Rabelais; The Milkmaid and her Pail of Milk, Dodsley; and Perrette et le Pot au Lait, by La Fontaine, are similar fables.
The leading ideas of Malvolio, in his humour of state, bear a strong resemblance to those of Alnaschar, and some of the expressions are very similar, too.Tyrwhit.
The Alnaschar of Modern Literature, S. Taylor Coleridge, who dreamt his Kubla Khan (q.v.), and wrote it out next morning from memory (17721834).
Most likely he had been reading Purchass Pilgrimage, which recurred to him in his dreams. None can doubt the resemblance of the two poems.
Ossian: Temora, ii.
Aloadin , a sorcerer, who made for himself a palace and garden in Arabia called The Earthly Paradise. Thalaba slew him with a club, and the scene of enchantment disappeared.Southey: Thalaba the Destroyer, vii. (1797).
A. L. O. E. (that is, A L[ady] O[f] E[ngland]), Miss Charlotte Tucker (18211893).
Alonso, king of Naples, father of Ferdinand and brother of Sebastian, in The Tempest, by Shakespeare (1609).
ALONZO the brave, the name of a ballad by M. G. Lewis. The fair Imogen was betrothed to Alonzo, but, during his absence in the wars, became the bride of another. At the wedding feast Alonzos ghost sat beside the bride, and, after rebuking her for her infidelity, carried her off to the grave.
M. G. Lewis (17751818).
Alonzo, a Portuguese gentleman, the sworn enemy of the vainglorious Duarte , in the drama called The Custom of the Country, by Beaumont and Fletcher (published in 1647).
Alonzo, the husband of Cora. He is a brave Peruvian knight, the friend of Rolla, and beloved by king Ataliba. 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.Sheridan: Pizarro (altered from Kotzebue) (1799).
Alonzo Fernandez de Avellaneda, author of a spurious Don Quixote, who makes a third sally. This was published during the lifetime of Cervantes, and caused him great annoyance.
Alp, a Venetian renegade, who was commander of the Turkish army in the siege of Corinth. He loved Francesca, daughter of old Minotti, governor of Corinth, but she refused to marry a renegade and apostate. Alp was shot in the siege, and Francesca died of a broken heart.Byron: Siege of Corinth (1816).
Alph, a river in Xanadu, mentioned by Coleridge in his Kubla Khan.
A stately pleasure-dome decree,
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran,
Thro caverns measureless to man,
Down to a sunless sea.
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