July, the carnelian, symbolizing cure of evils resulting from forgetfulness.
August, the sardonyx or onyx, symbolizing conjugal felicity.
September, the chrysolite, symbolizing preservation from folly, or its cure.
October, the aqua-marine, opal, or beryl, symbolizing hope.
November, the topaz, symbolizing fidelity and friendship.
December, the turquoise or ruby, symbolizing brilliant success.
Some doubt exists between May and June, July and August. Thus some give the agate to May, and the emerald to June; the carnelian to August, and the onyx to July.
The gembok nations, snuffing up the wind
Drawn by the scent of water; and the bands
Of tawny-bearded lions pacing, blind
With the sun-dazzle and spiritless for lack of rest.
Jean Ingelow: The Four Bridges.
Gemini [the twins]. Castor and Pollux are the two principal stars of this constellation; the former has a bluish tinge, and the latter a damask red.
The one revolveth; through his course immense
Might love his fellow of the damask hue.
Jean Ingelow: Honours, i.
Gemini. Mrs. Browning makes Eve view in the constellation Gemini a symbol of the increase of the human race, and she loved to gaze on it.A Drama of Exile (1850).
Genesis. The Greek name for the first book of the Old Testament. The Jews call it In the beginning, from the first words (chap. i. 1). The Greek word means Origin, and the book is so called because it tells us the origin of all created things. It carries down the history of the world for 2369 years. Its main subjects are the history of Adam and Eve till their expulsion from paradise; the Flood; and the dispersion of the human race.
It contains also a brief account of Cain and Abel, two sons of Adam; of Noah and his three sons; of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and jacob; and a pretty full account of Joseph, a romance of life more romantic than any fiction ever written.
(Queen Guinever or Guenever is sometimes called Geneura or Genevra.)
Geneva Bull (The), Stephen Marshall, a Calvinistic preacher.
Geneviève (St.), the patron saint of Paris, born at Nanterre. She was a shepherdess, but went to Paris when her parents died, and was there during Attilas invasion (A.D. 451). She told the citizens that God would spare the city, and her prediction came true. At another time she procured food for the Parisians suffering from famine. At her request, Clovis built the church of St. Pierre et St. Paul, afterwards called Ste. Geneviève . Her day is January 3. Her relics are deposited in the Panthéon now called by her name (419512).
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