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Brewer's: Immortals

A regiment of 10,000 choice foot-soldiers, which constituted the body-guard of the Persian kings. There was also an army so named at Constantinople, according to Ducange, first embodied by …

Brewer's: Immortality

Poseidon (Neptune) bestowed immortality on Taphian, and confined the gift in a golden lock of hair. His daughter cut off the lock, and the gift was lost. This seems very like the Bible tale…

Brewer's: Immortal

(The). Yông—Tching, third of the Manchoo dynasty of China, assumed the title. (1723-1736.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Immortal Four of ItalyIm…

Brewer's: Immortal Tinker

(The). John Bunyan, a tinker by trade. (1628-1688.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ImmortalsImmortal Three A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Brewer's: Immortal Three

(The). Homer, Dante, and Milton. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the…

Sara Teasedale: Immortal

ImmortalSo soon my body will have gone Beyond the sound and sight of men, And tho' it wakes and suffers now, Its sleep will be unbroken then; But oh, my frail immortal soul That will …

Brewer's: Immortal Four of Italy

(The). Dante (1265-1321). Petrarch (1301-1374). Ariosto (1474-1533), and Tasso (1544-1595). The poets read he o'er and o'er, And most of ail the immortal four Of Italy. Longfellow: The Ways…

A. E. Housman: The Immortal Part

The Immortal PartWhen I meet the morning beam, Or lay me down at night to dream, I hear my bones within me say, "Another night, another day.""When shall this slough of sense be cast, This dust…

Fifth Brahmana

Fifth BrahmanaI. This earth is the honey (madhu, the effect) of all beings, and all beings are the honey (madhu, the effect) of this earth. Likewise this bright, immortal person in this earth,…

Seventh Brahmana

Seventh Brahmana1.Then Uddalaka Aruni asked. “Yagnavalkya,” he said, “we dwelt among the Madras in the houses of Patankala Kapya, studying the sacrifice. His wife was possess…