Angelo to Annie Winnie

Angelo, in Shakespeare’s comedy of Measure for Measure, lord-deputy of Vienna in the absence of Vincentio the duke. His betrothed lady is Maria’na. Lord Angelo conceived a base passion for Isabella, sister of Caludio; but his designs were foiled by the duke, who compelled him to marry Mariana (1603).

Angelo is the name of a goldsmith in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

Angelo, a gentleman, friend to Julio in The Captain, a drama by Beaumont and Fletcher (1613).

Anger … the Alphabet. It was Athenodo’rus the Stoic who advised Augustus to repeat the alphabet when he felt inclined to give way to anger.

Un certain Grec disait à l’empereur Auguste,
Comme une instruction utile autant que juste,
Que, lorsqu’ une aventure en colère nous met,
Nous devons, avant tout, dire notre alphabet,
A fin que dans ce temps la bile se tempère,
Et qu on ne fasse rien que l’on ne doive faire.
   —Molière: L’Ecole des Femmes, ii. 4 (1662)..

Angiolina , daughter of Loreda’no, and the young wife of Mari’no Faliero, the doge of Venice. A patrician named Michel Steno, having behaved indecently to some of the women assembled at the great civic banquet given by the doge, was kicked out of the house by order of the doge, and in revenge wrote some scurrilous lines against the dogaressa. This insult was referred to “The Forty,” and Steno was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, which the doge considered a very inadequate punishment for the offence.—Byron: Marino Faliero.

The character of the calm, pure-spirited Angiolina is developed most admirably. The great difference between her temper and that of her fiery husband is vividly portrayed; but not less vividly touched is that strong bond of union which exists in the common nobleness of their deep natures. There is no spark of jealousy in the old man’s thoughts. He does not expect the fervour of youthful passion in his young wife; but he finds what is far better—the fearless confidence of one so innocent that she can scarcely believe in the existence of guilt. … She thinks Steno’s greatest punishment will be the “blushes of his privacy.”—Lockhart.

Anglante’s Lord, Orlando, who was lord of Anglantê and knight of Brava.—Ariosto: Orlando Furioso (1516).

Anglesey, i.e. Angles eà-land (the island of the English). Edwin king of Northumberland, “warred with them that dwelt in the Isle of Mona, and they became his servants, and the island was no longer called Mona, but Anglesey, the isle of the English.”

Anglides, wife of good prince Boud’wine, brother to sir Mark king of Cornwall (“the falsest traitor that ever was born”). When king Mark slew her husband, Anglides and her son Alisaunder made their escape to Magounce (i.e. Arundel), where she lived in peace, and brought up her son till he received the honour of knighthood.—Sir T. Malory: Hist. of Pr. Arthur, ii. 117, 118 (1470).

Anglo-mania, generally applied to French or German imitation of the manners, customs, etc., of the English. It prevailed in France some time before the first Revolution, and was often extremely ridiculous.

Anglo-phobia (Greek, phobos, “fear”), hatred or dread of everything English.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (The). Said to have been begun at the instigation of king Alfred. It begins with Cæsar’s invasion, compiled in a great measure from the Venerable Bede, who died in 901. It ends with the accession of Henry II., in 1154. It was complied by monks, who acted as historiographers.

Anguisant, king of Erin (Ireland), subdued by king Arthur, fighting in behalf of Leod’ogran king of Cam’eliard.—Tennyson: Coming of King Arthur.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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