Man of December to Manfred

Man of December Napoleon III. He was made President of the French Republic December 11, 1848; made his coup d'état December 2, 1851; and was made Emperor December 2, 1852.

Man of Destiny (The). Napoleon I. (1761, 1804-1814, died 1821). He looked on himself as an instrument in the hands of destiny.

“The Man of Destiny ... had power for a time to bind kings with chains, and nobles with fetters of iron.”- Sir Walter Scott.

Man of Feeling The title of a novel by Henry Mackenzie. His “man of feeling” is named Harley- a sensitive, bashful, kind-hearted, sentimental hero.

Man of Letters (A). An author.

Man of Remnants (A). A tailor.

Man of Ross John Kyrle, of Ross, in Herefordshire, immortalised by Pope in his epistle On the Use of Riches.

Man of Salt A man like Æneas, always “melting into salt tears,” called “drops of salt.”

“This would make a man a man of salt,
To use his eyes for garden waterpots.”
Shakespeare: King Lear, iv. 6.

Man of Sedan Napoleon III. was so called, because he surrendered his sword to William, King of Prussia, after the battle of Sedan (September 2, 1870).

Man of Silence (The). Napoleon III. (1808, 1852-70, died 1873.)

“France? You must know better than I you position with the Man of Silence.”- For Sceptre and Crown, chap. i.

Man of Sin (The). (2 Thess. ii. 3). The Roman Catholics say the Man of Sin is Antichrist. The Puritans applied the term to the Pope of Rome; the Fifth-Monarchy men to Cromwell; many modern theologians apply it to that “wicked one” (identical with the “last horn” of Dan. vii.) who is to immediately precede the second advent.

Man of Straw (A). A person without capital. It used to be customary for a number of worthless fellows to loiter about our law-courts to become false witness or surety for anyone who would buy their services; their badge was a straw in their shoes.

Man of the Hill (The). A tedious “hermit of the vale,” which encumbers the story of Tom Jones, by Fielding.

Man of the Sea (See Old , etc.)

Man of the Third Republic (The). Napoleon III. (1802, reigned 1852-70, died 1873). (M. Gambetta, 1838-1882.)

Man of the World (A). One “knowing” in world-craft; no greenhorn. Charles Macklin brought out a comedy (1704), and Henry Mackenzie a novel (1773) with the same title.

Man of Three Letters (See Homo .)

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