Man of Ross to Manette

Man of Ross, John Kyrle, of Ross, in Herefordshire, distinguished for his benevolence and public spirit. “Richer than miser, nobler than king or king-polluted lord.”—Pope: Epistle, iii. (“On the Use of Riches,” 1709).

Man of Salt (A), a man like Æneas, always melting into tears called “drops of salt.”

This would make a man, a man of salt,
To use his eyes for garden water-pots.
   —Shakespeare: King Lear, act iv. sc. 6 (1605).

Man of Sedan, Napoleon III. So called because he surrendered his sword to William king of Prussia after the battle of Sedan in September, 1870.

Also called the “Man of Silence,” and “Man of December” (q.v.).

Man of Silence, Napoleon III.

You should know better than I your position with the “Man of Silence.”—For Sceptre and Crown, ch. I.

Man of Sin (The), mentioned in 2 Thess. ii. 3.

Whitby says the “Man of sin” means the Jews as a people.

Grotius says it means Caius Cæsar or else Caligula.

Wetstein says it is Titus.

Olshausen thinks it is typical of some one yet to come.

Roman Catholics say it means Antichrist.

Protestants at one time said it was the pope.

The Fifth-Monarchy men applied it to Cromwell. (See “Number of the Beast,” Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, p. 901.)

Man of the Hill, a tedious “hermit of the vale,” introduced by Fielding into his novel of Tom Jones (1749).

Man of the Mountain (Old). (See Koppenberg, p. 583.)

Man of the People, Charles James Fox (1749–1806).

Man of the Sea (The Old), the man who got upon the shoulders of Sinbad the sailor, and would not get off again, but clung there with obstinate pertinacity till Sinbad made him drunk, when he was easily shaken off. Sinbad then crushed him to death with a large stone.

“You had fallen,” said they, “into the hands of the Old Man of the Sea, and you are the first whom he has not strangled.”—Arabian Nights (“Sinbad,’ fifth voyage).

Man of the World (The), sir Pertinax McSycophant, who acquires a fortune by “booing” and fawning on the great and rich. He wants his son Egerton to marry the daughter of lord Lumbercourt, but Egerton, to the disgust of his father, marries Constantia the protégée of lady McSycophant. Sir Pertinax had promised his lordship a good round sum of money if the marriage was effected; and when this contretemps occurs, his lordship laments the loss of the money, “which will prove his ruin.” Sir Pertinax tells lord Lumbercourt that his younger son Sandy will prove more pliable; and it is agreed that the bargain shall stand good if Sandy will marry the young lady.—Macklin: The Man of the World (1764).

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