Amreet to Anacreon Moore
Amreet, the drink which imparts immortality, or the Water of Immortality. It is obtained by churning the sea, either with the mountain Meroo or with the mountain Mandar.Mahabharat.
To Yamen, rising sternly in his pride;
It is within the marble sepulchre.
Take! drink! with accents dread the spectre said.
For thee and Kailgal hath it been assigned.
Ye only of the children of mankind.
Southey: Curse of Kehama, xxiv. 13(1809).
Amri, in Absalom and Achitophel, by Dryden and Tate, is Heneage Finch, earl of Nottingham and lord chancellor. He is called The Father of Equity (16211682).
With Moses inspiration, Aarons tongue.
Part ii. 1023-4 (1682).
Amundeville (Lord Henry), one of the British privy council. After the sessions of parliament he retired to his country seat, where he entertained a select and numerous party, amongst which were the duchess of Fitz-Fulke, Aurora Raby, and don Juan the Russian envoy. His wife was lady Adeline. (His character is given in xiv. 70, 71.)Byron: Don Fuan, xiii. to end.
Amurath III., sixth emperor of the Turks. He succeeded his father, Selim II., and reigned 15741595. His first act was to invite all his brothers to a banquet, and strangle them. Henry IV. alludes to this when he says
Not Amurath an Amurath succeeds,
But Harry, Harry.
Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV. act v. sc. 2 (1598).
Amusements of Kings. The great amusement of Aretas of Arabia Petræa, was currying horses; of Artabanus of Persia, was mole-catching; of Domitian of Rome, was catching flies; of Ferdinand VII. of Spain, was embroidering petticoats; of Henri III., bilboquet; of Louis XVI., clock and lock making; of George IV., the game of patience.
Amyntas, in Colin Clouts Come Home Again, by Spenser, is Ferdinando earl of Derby, who died 1594.
He, whilst he lived, was the noblest swain
That ever pipèd on an oaten quill.
Spenser: Colin Clouts Come Home Again (1591).
Amys and Amylion, the Damon and Pythias of mediæval romance. (See Elliss Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances.)
Anabasis, the expedition of the younger Cyrus against his brother Artaxerxes, and the retreat of his ten thousand Greeks, described by Xenophon the Greek historian.
Had in his mind th Anabasis.
Longfellow: The Wayside Inn (an interlude).
Anacharsis. Le voyage du Jeune Anacharsis. An historical romance by labbé Barthélemy (1788). It is a description of Greece in the time of Periclês and Philip, and was a labour of 30 years. The introduction is especially admired. At one time it was extremely popular, but it has not maintained its original high reputation.
Anacharsis the Scythian, of princely rank, left his native country to travel in pursuit of knowledge. He reached Athens about B.C. 594, and became acquainted with Solon, etc. By his talents and acute observations he has been reckoned by some one of the Seven Wise Men. Barthélemys romance is not a translation of the Scythians book, but an original work called Anacharsis the Younger.
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