Angule (St.), bishop of London, put to death by Maximia’nus Hercu’lius, Roman general in Britain in the reign of Diocletian.

St. Angule put to death, one of our holiest men,
At London, of that see the godly bishop then.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xxiv. (1622).

Angurvadel, Frithiof’s sword, inscribed with Runic characters, which blazed in time of war, but gleamed dimly in time of peace.

Anider for Anyder (“without water”), the chief river of sir Thomas More’s Utopia (“no place”). (Greek, ana udor.)

Animals admitted to Heaven. According to the Moslem’s creed, ten animals are admitted into paradise besides man. 1. The dog Kratim, of the seven sleepers of Ephesus. 2. Balaam’s ass, which reproved the self-willed prophet. 3. Solomon’s ant, which reproves the sluggard. 4. Jonah’s whale. 5. The ram of Ishmael, caught by the horns, and offered in sacrifice instead of Isaac. 6. Noah’s dove. 7. The camel of Saleh. 8. The cuckoo of Belkis. 9. The ox of Moses. 10. The animal called Al Borak, which conveyed Mahomet to heaven.

The following are sometimes added or substituted: The ass on which our Saviour rode into Jerusalem; the ass on which the queen of Sheba rode when she visited Solomon.

Anjou (The Fair Maid of), lady Edith Plantagenet, who married David earl of Huntingdon (a royal prince of Scotland). Edith was a kinswoman of Richard Cœur de Lion, and an attendant on queen Berengaria. (Sir Walter Scott has introduced her in The Talisman, 1825.)

Ann (The princess), lady of Beaujeu.—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward (time, Edward IV.). (See Anne.)

Anna (Donna), the lady beloved by don Ottavio, but seduced by don Giovanni.—Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni (1787).

Annabel, in Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for (Anne Scott) the duchess of Monmouth, the richest heiress of Europe.

[He] made the charming Annabel his bride.
   —Part i. 34.

Monmouth ill deserved his charming bride, and bestowed what little love he had on lady Margaret Wentworth. After the execution of Monmouth, his widow married again.

Annals of the Poor, containing The Dairyman’s Daughter, The Negro Servant, and other simple stories, by the Rev. Legh Richmond, published in 1814, were written in the Isle of Wight.

Annaple [Bailzou], Effie Deans’s “monthly” nurse.—Sir W. Scott: Heart of Midlothian (time, George II.).

Annaple, nurse of Hobbie Elliot of the Heugh-foot, a young farmer.—Sir W. Scott: The Black Dwarf (time, Anne).

Anne (Sister), the sister of Fatima the seventh and last wife of Blue Beard. Fatima, having disobeyed her lord by looking into the locked chamber, was allowed a short respite before execution. Sister Anne ascended the high tower of the castle, under the hope of seeing her brothers, who were expected to arrive every moment. Fatima, in her agony, kept asking “sister Anne” if she could see them, and Blue Beard kept crying out for Fatima to use greater despatch. As the patience of both was well-nigh exhausted, the brothers came, and Fatima was rescued from death.—Charles Perrault: La Barbe Bleue.

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