Sacred Isle (The), Ireland. Also called “The Holy Isle,” from its multitude of saints.

The Sacred Isle, Scattery, to which St. Senatus retired, and vowed no woman should set foot thereon.

Oh, haste and leave this sacred isle,
Unholy bark, ere morning smile.
   —Moore: Irish Melodies (“St. Senatus and the Lady.” 1814).

The Sacred Isle, Enhallow, one of the Orkneys. (Norse, Eyinhalga, “holy isle.”)

The Sacred Isle, the peninsula of mount Athos (Ottoman empire). This island is remarkable for being exclusively inhabited by males. Not only are females of the human race excluded, but cows also, mares, sow-pigs, hens, ducks, and females of all the animal race.—Milner:Gallery of Geography, 666.

Sacred Nine (The), the Muses, nine in number.

Fair daughters of the Sun, the Sacred Nine,
Here wake to ecstasy their harps divine.

Falconer: The Shipwreck, iii. 3 (1756).

Sacred Songs, by T. Moore (1816).

Sacred War (The), (1) A war undertaken by the Amphictyonic League for the defence of Delphi against the Cirrhæans (B.C. 595-587).

(2) A war undertaken by the Athenians for the purpose of restoring Delphi to the Phocians (B.C. 448- 447).

(3) A war undertaken by Philip of Macedon, as chief of the Amphictyonic League, for the purpose of wresting Delphi from the Phocians (B.C. 357).

Sacripant (King), king of Circassia, and a lover of Angelica.—Bojardo: Orlando Innamorato (1495); Ariosto: Orlando Furioso (1516).

With the same stratagem, Sacripant had his steed stolen from under him, by that notorious thief Brunello, at the siege of Albracca.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, I. iii. 9 (1605).

(The allusion is to Sancho Panza’s ass, which was stolen from under him by the galley-slave Gines de Passamonte.)

Sacripant, a false, noisy, hectoring braggart; a kind of Pistol or Bobadil.—Tasso:Secchia Rapita (i.e. “Rape of the Bucket”).

Sadah, the sixteenth night of the month Bayaman.—Persian Calendar.

Sadak and Kalasrade . Sadak, general of the forces of Amurath sultan of Turkey, lived with Kalasradê in retirement, and their home life was so happy that it aroused the jealousy of the sultan, who employed emissaries to see fire to their house, carry off Kalasradê to the seraglio, and seize the children. Sadak, not knowing who were the agents of these evils, laid his complaint before Amurath, and then learnt that Kalasrade was in the seraglio. The sultan swore not to force his love upon her till she had drowned the recollection of her past life by a draught of the waters of oblivion. Sadak was sent on this expedition. On his return, Amurath seized the goblet, and, quaffing its contents, found “that the waters of oblivion were the waters of death.” He died, and Sadak was made sultan in his stead.—J. Ridley: Tales of the Genii (“Sadak and Kalasradè,” ix., 1751).

Sadaroubay. So Eve is called in Indian mythology.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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