Seven Wise Men to SGANARELLE
Seven Wise Men(The).
In Chalcis won from Homer the divine.
Seven Wise Men of Greece(The), seven Greeks of the sixth century B.C., noted for the maxims.
(1) BIAS. His maxim was,Most men are bad (There is none that doeth good, no, not one, Ps. xiv.
(2)CHILO. Consider the end:
(3) CLEOBULOS. Avoid extremes (the golden mean):
(4)PERIANDER. Nothing is impossible to industry (Patience and perseverance overcome mountains):
(5) PITTACOS. Know thy opportunity (Seize time by the forelock)
(6) SOLON. Know thyself;
(7) THALES (2syl) Suretyship is the forerunner of ruin (He that hateth suretyship is sure, Prov. xi.
Then Chilo, in Sparta, renowned for his saws;
In Miletos did Thalês astronomy teach;
Bias used in Prienê his morals to preach;
Cleobulos, of Lindos, was handsome and wise;
Mityidenê gainst thraldom saw Pittacos rise;
Periander is said to have gained, thro his court,
The honour that Myson, the Chenian, ought.
(It is Plato who says that Myson should take the place of Periander as one of the Seven Wise Men.)
Seven Wonders of Wales (The):
(1) Snowdon, (2) Pystyl Rhaiadr waterfall, (3) St. Winifreds well, (4) Overton churchyard, (5) Gresford bells, (6) Wrexham steeple (?tower), (7) Llangollen bridge.
Seven Wonders of the Peak (Derbyshire): The three caves called the Devils Arse, Pool, and Eden: St. Annes Well, which is similar in character to that most dainty spring of Bath; Tideswell, which ebbs and flows, although so far inland; Sandy Hill, which never increases at the base or abates in height; and the forest of the Peak, which bears trees on hard rocks.Drayton; Polyolbion, xxvi. (a full description of each is given, 1622).
Seven Wonders of the World (1) The pyramids of Egypt, (2) the hanging gardens of Babylon, (3) the tomb of Mausolos, (4) the temple of Diana at Ephesus, (5) the colossos of Rhodes, (6) the statue of Zeus by Phidias, (7) the pharos of Egypt, or else the palace of Cyrus cemented with gold.
Next Babylons garden, for Amytis made;
Then Ma usoloss tomb of affection and guilt;
Fourth, the temple of Dian, in Ephesus built;
The colossos of Rhodes, cast in brass, to the sun;
Sixth, Jupiters by Phidias done;
The pharos of Egypt, last wonder of old,
Or palace of Cyrus, cemented with gold.
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