This work explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial. It embraces archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction.Crispin Cromlech all its multiples were critical days of a favourable character. ... in France (303 a.d.), to propagate the Christian religion, and maintained themselves wholly by making and mending ... Excellent critic 1 ** ** And for the epic poem your lordahip bade me look at, upon taking the length, breadth, height, ... A symbol of deity among the Egyptians, because, says Plutarch, it is the only aquatic animal which has its eyes covered with a thin transparent membrane, by reason ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable|
|Author||:||Ebenezer Cobham Brewer|
|Publisher||:||Wordsworth Editions - 2001-01-01|