Miramont to Misprision
Miramont An ignorant, testy old man, an ultra-admirer of learning. (Fletcher: The Elder Brother.)
Miranda Daughter of Prospero. (Shakespeare: Tempest.)
Mirror of Human Salvation An extended Biblia Pauperum (q.v.) with the subject of the picture explained in rhymes. Called in Latin Speculum huma'næ salvationis.
Mirror of King Ryence (The). This mirror was made by Merlin, and those who looked in it saw whatever they wished to see. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk, iii.)
Mirror of Knighthood (The). One of the books in Don Quixote's library, a Spanish romance at one
time very popular. Butler calls Hudibras the Mirror of Knighthood (book i. 15).
The barber, taking another book, said, `This is the Mirror of Knighthood. ' - Part 1, book i. 6.1Mirrors
Alasnam's mirror. The touchstone of virtue, showed if the lady beloved was chaste as well as beautiful. (Arabian Nights: Prince Zeyn Alasnam.)
Cambuscan's mirror. Sent to Cambuscan' by the King of Araby and Ind; it warned of the approach of ill-fortune, and told if love was returned. (Chaucer: Canterbury Tales; The Squire's Tale.)
Lao's mirror reflected the mind and its thoughts, as an ordinary mirror reflects the outward seeming. (Goldsmith: Citizen of the World, xlv.)
Merlin's magic mirror, given by Merlin to King Ryence. It informed the king of treason, secret plots, and projected invasions. (Spenser: Faerie Queene, iii. 2.)
Reynard's wonderful mirror. This mirror existed only in the brain of Master Fox; he told the queen-lion that whoever looked in it could see what was done a mile off. The wood of the frame was not subject to decay, being made of the same block as King Crampart's magic horse. (Reynard the Fox, ch. xii.)
Vulcan's mirror showed the past, the present, and the future. Sir John Davies tells us that Cupid gave the mirror to Antinous, and Antinous gave it to Penelope who saw therein the court of Queen Elizabeth.
Mirza Emir Zadah [prince's son]. It is used in two ways by the Persians; when prefixed to a surname it is simply a title of honour; but when annexed to the surname, it means a prince of the blood royal.
Miscreant (3 syl.) means a false believer. (French, mis-créance.) A term first applied to the Mahometans. The Mahometans, in return, call Christians infidels, and associate with the word all that we mean by miscreants.
Mise-money An honorarium given by the people of Wales to a new Prince of Wales on his entrance
upon his principality. At Chester a mise-book is kept, in which every town and village is rated to this
Misers The most renowned are:-
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