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Brewer's: Comus

God of revelry. Milton represents him as a male Circe. (Greek, komos, carousal.) This nymph [Circe], that gazed upon his [Bacchus's] clustering locks, ... Had by him, ere he parted thence,…

Brewer's: Comus's Court

A social gathering formerly held at the Half-Moon Tavern in Cheapside, London. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Con AmoreComus A B C D E F G H I J K …

Brewer's: Comrades

(2 syl.). Those who sleep in the same bed-chamber. It is a Spanish military term derived from the custom of dividing soldiers into chambers. The proper spelling is camerades, men of the sam…

Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Hesperides

The HesperidesSong Hesperus and his daughters three That sing about the golden tree. —COMUS. The Northwind fall'n, in the newstarréd night Zidonian Hanno, voyaging beyond The …

John Milton

John Milton wrote essays, sonnets and, most importantly, Paradise Lost, considered by many scholars the greatest epic poem of the English language. Milton was a Londoner and received his education at…

Cawein, Madison

Cawein, Madison[1865-1914](3)Born at Louisville, Kentucky, March 23, 1865. Educated in the public schools of that city. He began writing very early and published his first book of verse, "Bl…

Robert Fred ELLSWORTH

ELLSWORTH, Robert Fred, a Representative from Kansas; born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kans., June 11, 1926; attended the Lawrence, Kans., schools; graduated with a B.S. degree from the Univer…

Brewer's: Hæmony

Milton, in his Comus, says hæmony is of “sovereign use 'gainst all enchantments, mildew, blast, or damp.” Coleridge says the word is hæma-oinos (blood-wine), and refer…

Brewer's: Moly

Wild garlic, called sorcerer's garlic. There are many sorts, all of which flower in May, except “the sweet moly of Montpelier,” which blossoms in September. The most noted are &…

Brewer's: Blind Hedge

(A). A hawhaw hedge, not easily seen. Milton uses the word blind for concealed, as “In the blind mazes of this tangled wood.” (Comus, line 181.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase a…