Hero and Leander to Hibernia

Hero and Leander (3syl). Hero, a priestess of Venus, fell in love with Leander, who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit her. One night he was drowned in so doing, and Hero in grief threw herself into the same sea.— Musœus: Leander and Hero.

A poem in six sestrads, by Marlow and Chapman (1596).

Thomas Hood wrote a poem on the same subject (1827).

Stapleton wrote a tragedy in 1669, Jackman an opera burletta (eighteenth century), and Marston a romance (1867), on the same subject.

Hero of Fable (The), the due de Guise. Called by the French L’Hero de la Fable (1614–1664).

Hero of History (The), the duc d’Enghien [Darn-zjeah’n]. Called by the French L’Hero de l’Histoire. This was Le grand Condé (1621–1687).

Hero of Modern Italy, Garibaldi (1807–1882).

Hero Worship,, etc., a series of lectures by Carlyle (1840).

Herodias, Herod, and John the Baptist. The Bible account is repeated in that of the duke of Gosbert of Würtzburg, Geilana, and St. Kilian. Kilian reproved the duke for living with his brother’s wife, and Geilana caused him to be put to death.

Herodotos of Old London, J. J. Stow (1525–1605).

Heroides (4 syl.) or Epistola Heroidum, in Latin hexameter and pentameter verse, by Ovid. By poetic fiction supposed to have been written by women famous in story, and their husbands either absent or about to leave them; as Penelopê (4 syl.) to Ulysses, Phyllis to Demophoön, Briseis (2 syl.) to Achilles, Œnone (3 syl.) to Paris, Dido to Æneas, Medea to Jason, and so on.

The word herois (3 syl.) means a lady of first rank, plural heroides.

Heron (Sir George), of Chip-chace, an officer with sir John Foster.—Sir W.Scott: The Monastery (time, Elizabeth).

Herostratos or Erostractos, the Ephesian who set fire to the temple of Ephesus (one of the seven wonders of the world) merely to immortalize his name. The Ephesians made it penal even to mention his name.

Herostratus shall prove vice governs fame,
Who built that church he burnt hath lost his name.
   —Lord Brooke: Inquisition upon Fame (1554–1628).

Herries (Lord), a friend of queen Mary of Scotland, and attending on her at Dundrennan.—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot (time, Elizabeth).

Herring (Good red).

Neuters in the middle way of steering,
Are neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red herring.
   —Dryden: Duke of Guise (1661).

Herring Pond (The), the ocean between the British Isles and America.

“What is your opinion, pray, on the institutions the other side of the Herring Pond?”—Jennie of the Prince’s, i.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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