Rides on the tempest and directs the storm.
The Campaign (1705).
Storm-and-Strain Period. The last quarter of the eighteenth century was called in Germany the Sturm- und-Drang Zeit, because every one seemed in a fever to shake off the shackles of government, custom, prestige, and religion. The poets raved in volcanic rant or sentimental moonshine; marriage was disregarded; law, both civil and divine, was pooh-poohed. Goethes Man with the Iron Hand and Sorrows of WertherSchillers RobbersKlingers tragediesLessings criticismsthe mania for Shakespeare and Ossianrevolutionized the literature; and the cry went forth for untrammelled freedom, which was nicknamed Nature, As well go unclad, and call it nature.
Storms (Cape of). The Cape of Good Hope was called by Bartholomew Diaz Cabo Tormentoso in 1486; but king John 11. of Portugal gave it its present more auspicious name.
Stornello Verses, verses in which a word or phrase is harped upon, and turned about and about, as in the following example:
The flag of the loyal the royal, and true.
Blue and red for our city we wave, and the white
For our sovereign the people, whose rule is their right.
Royal white, loyal blue, and forget not the red,
To show for our freedom well bleed and have bled.
E. C. B.
S.T.P., the same as D.D., divinity doctor. The initials of Sanctæ Theologiæ Professor.
Strabo of Germany (The), Sebastian Munster (14891552).
Stradivarius (Antonius), born a t Cremona, in Italy (16701728). He was a pupil of Andreus Amati. The Amati family, with Stradivarius and his pupil Guarnerius (all of Cremona), were the most noted violin- makers that ever lived, insomuch that the word Cremona is synonymous for a first-rate violin.
Was in Cremonas workshops made
The maker from whose hands it came
Had written his unrivalled name
Longfellow: The Wayside Inn (prelude, 1863).
Strafford, an historical tragedy by R. Browning (1836). This drama contains portraits of Charles I., the earl of Strafford, Hampden, John Pym, sir Harry Vane, etc., both truthful and graphic. Of course, the subject of the drama is the attainder and execution of Wentworth earl of Strafford.
Straitlace (Dame Philippa), the maiden aunt of Blushington. She is very much surprised to find her nephew entertaining dinner company, and still more so that he is about to take a young wife to keep house for him instead of herself.Moncrieff: The Bashful Man.
Stralenheim (Count of), a kinsman of Werner, who hunted him from place to place, with a view of cutting him off, because he stood between him and the inheritance of Siegendorf. This mean, plausible, overreaching nobleman was by accident lodged under the same roof with Werner while on his way to Siegendorf. Here Werner robbed him of a rouleau of gold, and next night Ulric (Werners son) murdered him.
Ida Stralenheim, daughter of count Stralenheim, betrothed to Ulric, whom she dearly loved; but being told by Ulric that he was the assassin of her father, she fell senseless, and Ulric departed, never to return.Byron: Werner (1822).
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