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Acha`tes
the attendant of æneas in his wandering after the fall of troy, remarkable for, and a perennial type of, fidelity.
Ahasue`rus
a traditionary figure known as the wandering jew; also the name of several kings of persia.
Akkas
a wandering race of negro dwarfs in central africa, with large heads and slender necks, who live by hunting.
Anatomy of Melancholy
a "mosaic" work by burton, described by professor saintsbury as "a wandering of the soul from dan to beersheba, through all employments, desires, pleasures, and finding them barren except for study, of which in turn the tædium is not obscurely hinted."
Ariste`as
a sort of wandering jew of greek fable, who turns up here and there in greek tradition, and was thought to be endowed with a soul that could at will leave and enter the body.
Blind Harry
a wandering scottish minstrel of the 15th century; composed in verse "the life of that noble champion of scotland, sir william wallace."
Botocudos
a wandering wild tribe in the forests of brazil, near the coast; a very low type of men, and at a very low stage of civilisation; are demon-worshippers, and are said to have no numerals beyond one .
Buchanan, Robert
A writer in prose and verse, born in Warwickshire, educated at Glasgow University; his first work, "Undertones," a volume of verse published by him in
Childe Harold
a poem of byron's, written between 1812 and 1819, representing the author himself as wandering over the world in quest of satisfaction and returning sated to disgust; it abounds in striking thoughts and vivid descriptions; in his "dernier chant of c. h." lamartine takes up the hero where byron leaves him.
Dervishes
A name given to members of certain mendicant orders connected with the Mohammedan faith in the East. Of these there are various classes, under different
Eulenspiegel
e . owl-glass), the hero of a popular german tale, which relates no end of pranks, fortunes, and misfortunes of a wandering mechanic born in a village in brunswick; buried in 1350 at mölln, in lauenburg, where they still show his tombstone sculptured with an owl and a glass.
Ewige Jude
the everlasting jew, the german name for the wandering jew.
Feasts, Jewish, of Dedication
A feast in commemoration of the purification of the Temple and the rebuilding of the altar by Judas Maccabæus in 164 B.C., after profanation of
Firdausi
he pseudonym of Abu-'l Kasim Mansur, the great poet of Persia, born near Tûs, in Khorassan; flourished in the 10th century B.C.; spent 30 years
Gavarni, Paul
The nom de plume of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier, caricaturist, born in Paris; began life as an engineer's draughtsman, but soon turned his attention
Gerst├Ącker, Friedrich
German author and traveller, born in Hamburg; when 21 he emigrated to New York, and for six years led a wandering life in different parts of America,
Gypsies
A race of people of wandering habits, presumed to be of Indian origin, found scattered over Europe, Asia, and Africa, and even in America, who appear
Mayhew, Henry
Littérateur and first editor of Punch , born in London, and articled to his father, a solicitor; chose journalism as a profession, and in conjunction
Paracelsus
A Swiss physician, alchemist, and mystic, whose real name was Theophrastus Bombastus, born at Einsiedeln, in Schwyz; was a violent revolutionary in the
Plato
The great philosopher, born in Athens, of noble birth, the year Pericles died, and the second of the Peloponnesian War; at 20 became a disciple of Socrates,
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