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Golden

The Golden (“Auratus”). So Jean Dorat, one of the Pleiad poets of France, was called by a pun on his name. This pun may perhaps pass muster; not so the preposterous title given to him of “The French Pindar.”

(1507-1588.)

Golden-tongued
(Greek, Chrysologos). So St. Peter, Bishop of Ravenna, was called. (433-450.) The golden section of a line. Its division into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the smaller segment and the whole line equals the square on the larger segment. (Euclid, ii. 11.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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