Seven Wise Masters to Shatton

Seven Wise Masters Lucien, son of Dolopathus, received improper advances from his stepmother, and, being repelled, she accused him to the king of offering her violence. By consulting the stars the prince found out that his life was in danger, but that the crisis would be passed without injury if he remained silent for seven days. The wise masters now take up the matter; each one in turn tells the king a tale to illustrate the evils of inconsiderate punishments, and as the tale ends the king resolves to relent; but the queen at night persuades him to carry out his sentence. The seven days being passed, the prince also tells a tale which embodies the whole truth, whereupon the king sentences the queen to lose her life. This collection of tales, called Sandabar's Parables, is very ancient, and has been translated from the Arabic into almost all the languages of the civilised world. John Rolland, of Dalkeith, turned it into Scotch metre.

Seven Wonders of the World
   (i) Of Antiquity.

  1. The Pyramids first, which in Egypt were laid;
  2. Then Babylon's Gardens for Amytis made;
  3. Third, Mausolus's Tomb of affection and guilt;
  4. Fourth, the Temple of Dian, in Ephesus built;
  5. Colossos of Rhodes, cast in brass, to the sun,
  6. Sixth, Jupiter's Statue, by Phidias done;
  7. The Pharos of Egypt, last wonder of old, or the Palace of Cyrus, cemented with gold. E.C.B.
   (ii) Of the Middle Ages.
  1. The Coliseum of Rome.
  2. The Catacombs of Alexandria.
  3. The Great Wall of China.
  4. Stonehenge.
  5. The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  6. The Porcelain Tower of Nankin.
  7. The Mosque of St. Sophia at Constantinople.

Seven Years' Lease Leases run by seven years and its multiples, from the ancient notion of what was termed “climacteric years,” in which life was supposed to be in special peril. (Levinus Lemnius.) (See Climacteric Years .)

Seven Years' War (The). The third period of the War of the “Austrian Succession,” between Maria Theresa of Austria and Friedrich II. of Prussia. It began 1756, and terminated in 1763. At the close, Silesia was handed over to Prussia.
   Seven Years' War between Sweden and Denmark (1563-1570). Erik XIV. of Sweden was poisoned, and his successor put an end to the war.

Several = separate; that which is severed or separate; each, as “all and several.”
   Azariah was a leper, and “dwelt in a several house” (2 Kings xv.5).

Severn (See Sabbina .)

Severus (St.). Patron saint of fullers, being himself of the same craft.
   The Wall of Severus. A stone rampart, built in 208 by the Emperor Severus, between the Tyne and the Solway. It is to the north of Hadrian's wall, which was constructed in 120.

Sevres Ware Porcelain of fine quality, made at the French government works at Sevres. Chiefly of a delicate kind, for ornament rather than use.

Sew the Button on Jot down at once what you wish to remember, otherwise it may be lost or forgotten.

Sex (See Gender Words .)

  By PanEris using Melati.

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