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Ariosto

was privately married to Alessandra Benucci, widow of Tito Strozzi; she is generally called his mistress. Ariosto of the North. So Lord Byron calls Sir Walter Scott. (Childe Harold, iv. 4…

Ariosto Appling WILEY

WILEY, Ariosto Appling, (brother of Oliver Cicero Wiley), a Representative from Alabama; born in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., November 6, 1848; moved with his parents to Troy, Pike County, Al…

Oliver Cicero WILEY

WILEY, Oliver Cicero, (brother of Ariosto Appling Wiley), a Representative from Alabama; born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., January 30, 1851; attended the common schools; member of the town counc…

Grey from Grief

Ludovico Sforza became grey in a single night. Charles I. grew grey while he was on his trial. Marie Antoinette grew grey from grief during her imprisonment. (See Gray.) Source: Dictionar…

Prudent Tree

(The). Pliny calls the mulberry the most prudent of all trees, because it waits till winter is well over before it puts forth its leaves. Ludovico Sforza, who prided himself on his prudence…

Poetry Month | Notable Poets

var addthis_config = { data_track_linkback: true } Cite Auden, Byron, Chaucer, and more A-B | C-D | E-H | J-M | N-…

Arion

A Greek musician, cast into the sea by mariners, but carried to Tænaros on the back of a dolphin. Arion. The wonderful horse which Hercules gave to Adrastos. It sprang from Ceres and…

Aristeas

The wandering Jew of Grecian fable. (See Jew.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894AristidesAriosto A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U …

Caligorant

An Egyptian giant and cannibal who used to entrap strangers with a hidden net. This net was made by Vulcan to catch Mars and Venus, Mercury stole it for the purpose of catching Chloris, an…

Inventors Punished

by their own inventions. BASTILLE. Hugues Aubriot, Provost of Paris, who built the Bastile, was the first person confined therein. The charge against him was heresy. BRAZEN BULL. Perillos, …