Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama (1892) (14781886551)
Identifier: charactersketche00inbrew (find matches)
Title: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham
Subjects: Literature Allusions Fiction.
Publisher: New York,: E. Hess
Contributing Library: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries with support from LYRASIS and the Sloan Foundation
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derhim to revolt. . . . the seraph Abdiel, faithful foundAmong the faithless; faithful only heAmong innumerable false; unmoved, Abelard A. Gtiillemmot, Artist A. Pleszezynski, Engraver yf BELARD, the lover of Eloisa, was noted for bis scholarship ; and^ -L his coldness and self-control form a marked contrast to the pas-sion of Eloisa. She writes to him, urging him to visit her, andappealing to him in behalf of the convent he has founded. Ah, think at least thy flock deserves thy care.Plants of thy hand and children of thy prayer.From the false world in early youth they fled.By thee to mountains, wilds and deserts led.You raised these hallowed walls, the desert smiled.And Paradise was opened in the wild. In these lone walls (their days eternal hound) These moss-grown domes with spiry turrets crowned. Where awful arches make a noon-day night. And the dim windows shed a solemn light. Thy eyes diffused a reconciling ray. And gleams of glory brightened all the day. Popes Eloisa to Abelard.
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ABDIEL ABSALOM Unshaken, unseduced, nnterrified,His loyalty lie kept, his love, his zeal. Milton, Paradise Lost, v. 896, etc. (1665). Abelard and Eloise, unhappy lovers,whose illicit love was succeeded by yearsof penitence and remorse. Abelard wasthe tutor of Heloise (or Eloise), and,although vowed to the church, won andreturned her passion. They were violentlyseparated by her uncle. Abelard entereda monastery and Eloise became a nun.Theu love survived the passage of years,and they were buried together at Pere laChaise.—Eloise and Abelard. By Alexan-der Pope (1688-1744). Abensberg (Count), the father of thirty-two children. When Heinrich II. madehis progress through Grermany, and othercourtiers presented their offerings, thecount brought forward his thirty-twochildren, as the most valuable offeringhe could make to his king and country. Abessa, the impersonation of abbeysand convents in Spensers Faery Queen, i. 3.She is the paramour of Kirkrapine, whoused to rob chuiches and poor-box