Snobs to Sologne

Snobs (The Book of), by Thackeray (1848).

Snodgrass (Augustus), M.P.C., a poetical young man, who travels about with Mr. Pickwick, “to inquire into the source of the Hampstead ponds.” He marries Emily Wardle.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

(M.P.C., Member of the Pickwick Club.)

Snoring (Great). “Rector of Great Snoring,” a dull, prosy preacher.

Snorro Sturleson, last of the great Icelandic scalds or court poets. He was author of the Younger Edda, in prose, and of the Heimskringla, a chronicle in verse of the history of Norway from the earliest times to the year 1177. The Younger Edda is an abridgment of the Rhythmical Edda (see SÆMUND SIGFUSSON). The Heimskringla appeared in 1230, and the Younger Edda is often called the Snorro Edda. Snorro Sturleson incurred the displeasure of Hakon king of Norway, who employed assassins to murder him (1178–1241).

(The Heimskringla was translated into English by Samuel Laing in 1844.)

Snout Tom), the tinker, who takes part in the “tragedy” of Pyramus and Thisbe, played before the duke and duchess of Athens “on their wedding day at night.” Next to Peter Quince and Nick Bottom the weaver, Snout was by far the most self-important man of the troupe. He was cast for Pyramus’s father, but has nothing to say, and does not even put in an appearance during the play.—Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream (1592).

Snow King (The), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, king of Sweden, killed in the Thirty Years’ War, at the battle of Lutzen. The cabinet of Vienna said, in derision of him, “The Snow King is come, but he can live only in the north, and will melt away as soon as he feels the sun” (1594, 1611–1632).

At Vienna he was called, in derision, “The Snow King,” who was kept together by the cold, but would melt and disappear as he approached a warmer soil.— Dr. Crichton: Scandinavia (“Gustavus Adolphus,” ii. 61).

Snow King (The), Frederick elector palatine, made king of Bohemia by the protestants in the autumn of 1619, but defeated and set aside in the following autumn.

The winter king, king in times of frost, a snow king, altogether soluble in the spring, is the name which Frederick obtains in German histories.—Carlyle.

Snow Kingdom (The), Inistore, the Orkney Islands.

Let no vessel of the kingdom of snow [Norway] bound on the dark-rolling waves of Inistore.—Ossian: Fingal, i.

Snow Queen (The), Christiana queen of Sweden (1626, 1633–1689).

The princess Elizabeth of England, who married Frederick V. elector palatine, 1613, and induced him to accept the crown of Bohemia in 1619. She was crowned with her husband October 25, 1619, but fled in November, 1620, and was put under the ban of the empire in 1621. Elizabeth was queen of Bohemia during the time of snow, but was melted by the heat of the ensuing summer.

Snowdonia (The king of), Moel-y-Wyddfa (“the conspicuous peak”), the highest peak in Snowdonia, being 3571 feet above the sea-level.

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