Satyrane to Scallop-Shell

Satyrane (Sir), a blunt but noble knight, who helps Una to escape from the fauns and satyrs.—Spenser: Faërie Queene, i. (1590).

And passion, erst unknown, could gain
The breast of blunt sir Satyrane.
   —Sir W. Scott.

(“Sir Satyrane” is meant for sir John Perrot, a natural son of Henry VIII., and lord deputy of Ireland from 1583 to 1588. In 1590 he was imprisoned in the Tower for treason, and was beheaded in 1592.)

Satyricon, a comic romance in Latin, by Petro’nius Ar’biter, in the first century. Very gross, but showing great power, beauty, and skill.

Saul, in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for Oliver Cromwell. As Saul persecuted David and drove him from Jerusalem, so Cromwell persecuted Charles II. and drove him from England.

…ere Saul they chose,
God was their king, and God they durst depose.

Dryden: Pt. i. 418, 419 (1681).

This was the “divine right” of kings.

(William Sothern published, in 1807, a poem in blank verse called Saul.)

Saul of Tarsus, it is said (Acts ix. 25), when he fled from Damascus, was let down over the wall in a basket.

A parallel case is that of Carolstadt, the image-breaker, who, in 1524, would have been captured at Rotenbergh, but he made his escape “by being let down by the wall of the town in a basket.”— Milman: Ecclesiastical History, iv. p. 266.

Saunders, groom of sir Geoffrey Peveril of the Peak.—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak (time, Charles II.).

Saunders (Richard), the pseudonym of Dr. Franklin, adopted in Poor Richard’s Almanac, begun in 1732.

Saunders Sweepclean, a king’s messenger at Knockwinnock Castle.— Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (time, George III.).

Saunderson (Saunders), butler, etc., to Mr. Cosmo Comyne Bradwardine baron of Bradwardine and Tully Veolan. —Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Saurid, king of Egypt, say the Coptites , built the pyramids 300 years before the Flood; and, according to the same authority, the following inscription was engraved upon one of them:—

I, king Saurid, built the pyramids…and finished them in six years. He that comes after me…let him destroy them in 600 if he can…I also covered them …with satin, and let him cover them with matting. —Greaves: Pyramidographia (seventeenth century)

Saut de lAllemand (Le), “du lit à la table, et de la table au lit.”

Of the gods I but ask
That my life, like the Leap of the German, may be
“Du lit à la table, de la table au lit.”
   —Moore: The Fudge Family in Paris, viii. (1818).

Savage (Captain), a naval commander. —Marryat: Peter Simple (1833).

Savil, steward to the elder Loveless. —Beaumont and Fletcher: The Scornful Lady (1616).

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