Andromache to Angelique

Andromache [Andromaky], th e widow of Hector. At the downfall of Troy both she and her son Ast yanax were allotted to Pyrrhus king of Epirus, and Pyrrhus fell in love with her, but she repelled his advances. At length a Grecian embassy, led by Orestês, son of Agamemnon, arrived, and demanded that Astyanax should be given up and put to death, lest in manhood he should attempt to avenge his father’s death. Pyrrhus told Andromachê that he would protect her son in defiance of all Greece if she would become his wife, and she reluctantly consented thereto. While the marriage ceremonies were going on, the ambassadors rushed on Pyrrhus and slew him, but as he fell he placed the crown on the head of Andromachê, who thus became the queen of Epirus, and the ambassadors hastened to their ships in flight.—Ambrose Phillips: The Distressed Mother (1712).

(This is an English adaptation of Racine’s Andromaque, 1667.)

“Andromache” was a favourite part with Charlotte Clarke, daughter of Colley Cibber (1710–1760), and with Mrs. Yates (1737–1787).

Andromeda, a poem in English hexameters, by the Rev. C. Kingsley (1858). It is the old classical story of Andromeda and Perseus .

George Chapman in 1614 published a poem on the Nuptials of Perseus and Andromeda.

Andronica, one of Logistilla’s handmaids, noted for her beauty.—Ariosto: Orlando Furioso (1516).

Andronicus (Titus), a noble Roman general ag ainst the Goths, father of Lavinia. In the play so called, published amongst those of Shakespeare, the word all through is called Andronicus (1593).

Marcus Andronicus, brother of Titus, and tribune of the people.

Androphilus, Philanthropy personified in The Purple Island, by Phineas Fletcher (1633). Fully described in canto x. (Greek, andro-philos, “a lover of mankind.”)

Aneal , daughter of Maäni who loved Djabal, and believed him to be “hakeem”’ (the incarnate god and founder o f the Druses) returned to life for the restoration of the people and their return to Syria from exile in the Sporadês. When, however, she discovered his imposture, she died in the bitterness of her disappointment.—Robert Browning: The Return of the Druses (1848).

Angel. When the Rev. Mr. Patten, vicar of Whitstable, was dying, the archbishop of Canterbury sent him £10; and the wit said, “Tell his grace that now I own him to be a man of God, for I have seen his angels.”

An angel was a gold coin, worth about 5s.

To write like an Angel, that is like Angel [Vergecios], a Greek of the fifteenth century, noted for his caligraphy. Macklin (1690–1797) said of Goldsmith—

[He] wrote like an angel, and talked like poor poll.

L’ange de Dieu, Isabeaula belle, the “inspired prophet-child” of the Camisards.

Angels (Orders of). According to Dionysius the Areopagite, the angels are divided into nine orders: Seraphim and Cherubim, in the first circle; Thrones and Dominions, in the second circle; Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, in the third circle.

Novem angelorum ordines dicimus, quia videlicet esse, testante sacro eloquio, scimus Angelos, Archangelos, Virtutes, Potestates, Principatus, Dominationes, Thronos, Cherubim, atque Seraphim.—St. Gregory (the Great): Homily 34.

(See Hymns Ancient and Modern, No. 421, vers. 2, 3; see 306, ver. 2.)

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