Horace de Brienne to HORSE

Horace de Brienne, engaged to Diana de Lascours; but after the discovery of Ogarita [alias Martha, Diana’s sister], he falls in love with her, and marries her with the free consent of his former choice.—Stirling: The Orphan of the Frozen Sea (1856).

Horæ Paulinæ, by Paley (1790), in which the truth of the Acts is supposed to be corroborated by allusions in the Epistles of Paul.

Horatia, daughter of Horatius “the Roman father.” She was engaged to Caius Curiatius, whom her surviving brother slew in the well-known combat of the three Romans and three Albans. For the purpose of being killed, she insulted her brother Publius in his triumph, and spoke disdainfully of his “patriotic love,” which he preferred to filial and brotherly affection. In his anger he stabbed his sister with his sword.—Whitehead: The Roman Father (1741).

Horatio, the intimate friend of prince Hamlet.—Shakespeare: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (1596).

Horatio, the friend and brother-in-law of lord Altamont, who discovers by accident that Calista, lord Altamont’s bride, has been seduced by Lothario, and informs lord Altamont of it. A duel ensues between the bridegroom and the libertine, in which Lothario is killed; and Calista stabs herself.—Rowe: The Fair Penitent (1703).

Horatius, “the Roman father.” He is the father of the three Horatii chosen by the Roman senate to espouse the cause of Rome against the Albans. He glories in the choice, preferring his country to his offspring. His daughter, Horatia, was espoused to one of the Curiatii, and was slain by her surviving brother for taunting him with murder under the name of patriotism. The old man now renounced his son, and would have given him up to justice, but king and people interposed in his behalf.

Publius Horatius, the surviving son of “the Roman father.” He pretended flight, and as the Curiatii pursued, “but not with equal speed,” he slew them one by one as they came up.—Whitehead: The Roman Father (1741).

Horatius [Cocles], captain of the bridge-gate over the Tiber. When Por sena brought his host to replace Tarquin on the throne, the march on the city was so sudden and rapid, that the consul said, “The foe will be upon us before we can cut down the bridge.” Horatius exclaimed, “If two men will join me, I will undertake to give the enemy play till the bridge is cut down.” Spurius Lartius and Herminius volunteered to join him in this bold enterprise. Three men came against them and were cut down. Three others met the same fate. Then the lord of Luna came with his brand “which none but he could wield,” but the Tuscan was also despatched. Horatius then ordered his two companions to make good their escape, and they just crossed the bridge as it fell in with a crash. The bridge being down, Horatius threw himself into the Tiber and swam safe to shore, amidst the applauding shouts of both armies.—Macaulay: Lays of Ancient Rome (“Horatius,” 1842).

Horatius Cocles of the Tyrol. Alexandre Davy Dumas was so called for his defence of the bridge of Brixen, in 1798.

Horatius Cocles of Horn, John Haring of Horn. The exploit which won him the name was the following: In 1573 the prince of Orange sent Sonoy, the governor of North Holland, to attack the Diemerdyk, but the Spaniards routed the force. John Haring planted himself alone upon the dyke, where it was so narrow that two men could hardly stand abreast. Here, sword in hand, he opposed and held in check 1000 Spaniards till all his comrades had made good their retreat; then plunging into the sea, untouched by spear or gun, he effected his escape.—Motley: The Dutch Republic, iv. 8.

Horehound or Marrubium vulgarêe (“white horehound”), used in coughs and pulmonary disorders, either in the form of tea or solid candy. Black horehound or Bollota nigra is recommended in hysteria.

For comforting the spleen and liver, get for juice
Pale horehound
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xiii. (1613).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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