(19) Sgricci (Tommaso), of Tuscany (17881832). His Death of Charles I., Death of Mary Queen of Scots, and Fall of Missolonghi are very celebrated.
(20) Taddei (Rosa), (1801-*).
(21) Zucchi (Marco Antonio), of Verona (*-1764).
To these add Ciccon i, Bindocci, Sestini; the brothers Clercq of Holland, Wolf of Altona, Langenschwarz of Germany, Eugène de Pradel of France, and our own Thomas Hood (17981845).
In Memoriam, a poem in various sections, written between the years 1833 and 1850, by Tennyson, in memory of his friend Arthur H. Hallam, who died in 1833.
Inchcape Rock (The), east of the Isle of May, twelve miles from all land, in the German Sea. Here a warning bell was floated on a buoy by the forethought of an abbot of Aberbrothok. Southey says that Ralph the Rover, in a mischievous freak, cut the bell from the buoy, and it fell into the depths; but on his return voyage his boat ran on the rock, and Ralph was drowned.
In old times upon the saide rocke there was a bell fixed upon a timber, which rang continually, being moved by the sea, giving notice to saylers of the danger. This bell was put there and maintained by the abbot of Aberbrothok, but being taken down by a sea-pirate, a yeare thereafter he perished upon the same rocke, with ship and goodes, in the righteous judgement of God.Stoddart: Remarks on Scotland.
A similar story is told of St. Govens bell, in Pembrokeshire. The silver bell was stolen one night from the chapel by pirates; but no sooner had their boat put out to sea, than all the crew were wrecked. The silver bell was carried by sea-nymphs to a well, and whenever the stone of that well is struck the bell is heard to moan.
Inconstant (The), a comedy by G. Farquhar (1702). The inconstant is young Mirabel, who shilly-shallies with Oriana till she saves him from being murdered by four bravoes in the house of Lamorce .
This comedy is a réchauffé of the Wild-goose Chase. by Beaumont (?) and Fletcher (1652). (Beaumont died 1616.)
Incorruptible (The). Maximilien Robespierre was so called by his friends in the Revolution (17561794).
William Shippen, says Horace Walpole, is the only man proof against a bribe.
Fabricius, the Roman hero, could not be corrupted by bribes, nor influenced by threats. Pyrrhus declared it would be as easy to divert the sun from its course as Fabricius from the path of duty.Roman Story.
Incubus, a spirit half human and half angelic, living in mid-air between the moon and our earth.Geoffrey: British History, vi. 18 (1142).
Indian File, one by one. The American Indians, when they go on an attack, march one by one. The one behind carefully steps in the foot-marks of the one before, and the last of the file obliterates the foot-prints. By this means their direction and number are not detected.
Each man followed his leader in Indian file.Captain Burnaby: On Horseback through Asia Minor (1877).
Indra, god of the elements. His palace is described by Southey in The Curse of Kehama, vii. 10 (1809).
Inesilla de Cantarilla, daughter of a Spanish lute-maker. She had the unusual power of charming the male sex during the whole course of her life, which exceeded 75 years. Idolized by the noble-men of the old court, she saw herself adored by those of the new. Even in her old age she had a noble air, an enchanting wit, and graces peculiar to herself suited to her years.Lesage: Gil Blas, viii. I (1735).
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