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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 215,335 / 712 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 637
Added to site: 2007.03.25
mnybks.net#: 16373
Genre: Drama
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is brought her that he has fallen in battle. Then she grieves for him as a widow for her husband, and when she dies, she is buried by him.--Thomas Nelson Page, In Ole Virginia (1887).

=Mars of Portugal= (The), Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of India (1452-1515).

=Mars Wounded.= A very remarkable parallel to the encounter of Di[)o]med and Mars in the Iliad, v., occurs in Ossian. Homer says that Diomed hurled his spear against Mars, which, piercing the belt, wounded the war-god in the bowels; "Loud bellowed Mars, nine thousand men, ten thousand, scarce so loud, joining fierce battle." Then Mars ascending, wrapped in clouds, was borne upwards to Olympus.

Ossian, in Carrick-Thura, says that Loda, the god of his foes, came like a "blast from the mountain. He came in his terror and shook his dusky spear. His eyes were flames, and his voice like distant thunder. 'Son of night,' said Fingal, 'retire. Do I fear thy gloomy form, spirit of dismal Loda? Weak is t

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