OEagrian Harpist to Oithona
agrian Harpist (The), Orpheus son of agros and Calliopê.
Tame the fierce walkers of the wildernesse,
Than that agrian harpist, for whose lay
Tigers with hunger pined and left their prey.
Brown: Britannias Pastorals, v. (1613).
dipos (in Latin dipus), son of Laïus and Jocasta. The most mournful tale of classic story.
(This tale has furnished the subject-matter of several tragedies. In Greek we have dipus Tyrannus and dipus at Colonus, by Sophoclês. In French, dipe, by Corneille (1659); dipe, by Voltaire (1718); dipe chez Admète, by J. F. Ducis (1778); dipe Roi and dipe à Colone, by Chénier; etc. In English, dipus, by Dryden and Lee.)
none , a nymph of mount Ida, who had the gift of prophecy, and told her husband, Paris, that his voyage to Greece would involve him and his country (Troy) in ruin. When the dead body of old Priams son was laid at her feet, she stabbed herself.
Mournful nonê, wandering forlorn
Of Paris, once her playmate on the hills [Ida].
Tennyson: none (1892).
(Kalkbrenner, in 1804, made this the subject of an opera.)
N.B.Ovid, in his Heroïdes , has an hypothetical letter, in verse, supposed to be written by none to Paris, dissuading him from going to Troy, and upbraiding him for his love of Helen the wife of Menelaos.
nopian, father of Meropê, to whom the giant Orion made advances. nopian, unwilling to give his daughter to him, put out the giants eyes in a drunken fit.
Reeled as of yore beside the sea,
When blinded by nopion.
Longfellow: The Occultation of Orion.
tean Knight (The). Herculês is so called, because he burnt himself to death on mount ta or tæa, in Thessaly.
For his loves sake his lions skin undight.
Spenser: Faërie Queene, v. 8 (1596).
Offa, king of Mercia, was the son of Thingferth, and the eleventh in descent from Woden. Thus: Woden, (1) his son Wihtlæg, (2) his son Wærmund, (3) Offa I., (4) Angeltheow, (5) Eomær, (6) Icel, (7) Pybba, (8) Osmod, (9) Enwulf, (10) Thingferth, (11) Offa, whose son was Egfert who died within a year of his father. His daughter, Eadburga, married Bertric king of the West Saxons; and after the death of her husband, she went to the court of king Charlemagne. Offa reigned thirty-nine years (755794).
Offas Dyke, a dyke from Beachley to Flintshire, repaired by Offa king of Mercia, and used as a rough boundary of his territory. Asser, however, says
There was in Mercia (A.D. 855) a certain valiant king who was feared by all the kings and neighbouring states around. His name was Offa. He it was who had the great rampart made from sea to sea between Britain and Mercia.Life of Alfred (ninth century).
Cast up that mighty mound of eighty miles in length,
Athwart from sea to sea.
Drayton: Polyolbion, ix. (1612).
OFlaherty (Dennis), called major OFlaherty. A soldier, says he, is no livery for a knave, and Ireland is not the country of dishonour. The major pays court to old lady Rusport, but when he detects her dishonest purposes in bribing her lawyer to make away with sir Olivers will, and cheating Charles Dudley of his fortune, he not only abandons his suit, but exposes her dishonesty.Cumberland: The West Indian (1771).
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