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Do we say   epithet   or  sobriquet

Do we say epithet or sobriquet

epithet 491 occurrences

It is far more probable, however, that the word was originally written "Bazainian," and was merely prophetic of the well-known epithet now bestowed by Prussian soldiers on the French troops serving under BAZAINE.

"I suppose we're fighting still; he means to face me with some Radbolt villainy, and make me sorry for what he calls my legalismwith an epithet!"

(1) Thesis, parenthesis, antithesis, anathema, theme, epithet, treasure; (2) hypothesis, synthesis, metathesis. Sentences: To set two ideas in to each other makes both more vivid.

Epi upon epidemic, epithet, epode, ephemeral *Hyper over, extremely hypercritical, hyperbola

Although green seems to have been their popular colour, yet the fairies of the moon were often clad in heath-brown or lichen-dyed garments, whence the epithet of "Elfin-grey."

The epithet 'moonlight' may indicate either delicacy of colour, or faint luminosityrather the latter, 1. 6.

The epithet 'lorn' may also be noted in the same connexion; as Keats's Ode terminates with a celebrated passage in which 'forlorn' is the leading word (but not as an epithet for the nightingale itself) 'Forlorn!the very word is as a knell,' &c. The nightingale is also introduced into the Elegy of Moschus for Bion; 'Ye nightingales that lament,' &c. (p. 65), and 'Nor ever sang so sweet the nightingale on the cliffs.'

The epithet 'lorn' may also be noted in the same connexion; as Keats's Ode terminates with a celebrated passage in which 'forlorn' is the leading word (but not as an epithet for the nightingale itself) 'Forlorn!the very word is as a knell,' &c. The nightingale is also introduced into the Elegy of Moschus for Bion; 'Ye nightingales that lament,' &c. (p. 65), and 'Nor ever sang so sweet the nightingale on the cliffs.'

The meaning of the epithet 'sightless,' as applied to lightning, seems disputable.

Urania's breast will henceforth be heartless, in the sense that, having bestowed her whole heart upon Adonais, she will have none to bestow upon any one else: so I understand the epithet.

By the use of the epithet 'magic' Shelley must have intended to bridge over the gap between the nominal shepherds and the real poets, viewed as inspired singers: for this purpose he has adopted a bold verbal expedient, but not I think an efficient one.

The epithet 'partial' is accounted for by what immediately followsviz.

There would thus be no departure from the previous epithet 'viperous.'

Bacchus cometh the nearest to it, whom I remember Ovid to have honoured with the epithet 'Twice born.'

This was Richard Jackson, some time M.P. for New Romney, to whom Johnson, Boswell tells us, refused the epithet "Omniscient" as blasphemous, changing it to "all knowing."

It is great injustice to brand him with the foul epithet of liar for any little discrepancies, if such there were, in statements made under such circumstances.

Approaching Biarritz, however, the handsome villas and their gardens fully deserve the epithet which cannot in justice be applied to the road.

On the contrary, it was brought forward with a degree of diffidence, which, if it did not deserve the epithet of modesty, could incur nothing harsher than that of bashfulness.

Buy, in Erse, signifies yellow, and I at first imagined that the loch or branch of the sea here, was thus denominated, in the same manner as the Red Sea; but I afterwards learned that it derived its name from a hill above it, which being of a yellowish hue has the epithet of Buy.

But from the effect which a perusal of the tragedy here condemned had upon myself, and from the opinions of some eminent criticks, I venture to pronounce that it has much poetical merit; and its authour has distinguished himself by several performances which shew that the epithet poetaster was, in the present instance, much misapplied.

For the epithet bear applied to Johnson see ante, ii. 66, 269, note i, and iv.

Queeny was the epithet, which had its origin in the nursery, by which Miss Thrale was always distinguished by Johnson.

Ink-horn is a very common epithet of contempt for pedantic and affected expressions.

In Phoenicia the chief deity was also called Bel, or Baal, meaning "Lord," the epithet of the one divine being who rules the world, or the Lord of heaven.

The epithet was like a knout cutting through the decayed fibre of the man and raising a livid welt on his diseased soul.

The Squire declared that Redbud's cheeks were beginning to be tolerably red again; that she had been pretending sickness onlyand then, with a vituperative epithet addressed to Caesar, the old gentleman re-commenced reading.

It was then from the first intended that he should not at this point appear in armourin which, indeed, the epithet gracious figure could hardly be applied to him, though it might well enough in one of the costumes in which Hamlet was accustomed to see himas this dressing-gown of the 1st Q.

Cicero himself was of that opinion, and on different occasions applied the epithet splendidus to Caesar, as though in some exclusive sense, or with some peculiar emphasis, due to him.

It is not so easy, with our rates and taxes and need for economy in all directions, to cast away an epithet or remark that turns up cheaply, and to go in expensive search after more genuine substitutes.

There is high Homeric precedent for keeping fast hold of an epithet under all changes of circumstance, and so the precocious author of the 'Comparative Estimate' heard the echoes repeating "Young Ganymede" when an illiterate beholder at a railway station would have given him forty years at least.

One reason of the absurdity is that we are led by a tradition about ourselves, so that long after a man has practically departed from a rule or principle, he continues innocently to state it as a true description of his practicejust as he has a long tradition that he is not an old gentleman, and is startled when he is seventy at overhearing himself called by an epithet which he has only applied to others.

Fidem suam liberet; for my part, I do believe it may be true; for swans have ever been branded with that epithet of jealousy.

On one occasion he denounced the small boroughs as "the rotten part of the constitution," thus originating the epithet by which they in time came to be generally described; but more usually he disavowed all idea of disfranchising them, propounding rather a scheme for diminishing their importance by a large addition to the county members.

It may, however, be doubted whether the epithet "unconstitutional" could be properly applied to the bill on either ground.

Columella, the writer on agriculture, was born at Cadiz; Quintilian, the great writer on the education of an orator, was born at Calahorra; the poet Martial was a native of Bilbilis; but Cordova could boast the yet higher honour of having given birth to the Senecas, an honour which won for it the epithet of "The Eloquent."

He seems to have acquired both among his friends and among strangers the epithet of "dulcis," "the charming or fascinating Gallio:" "This is more," says the poet Statius, "than to have given Seneca to the world, and to have begotten the sweet Gallio."

We shall refer again to Seneca's wealth; but we may here admit that it was undoubtedly ungraceful and incongruous in a philosopher who was perpetually dwelling on the praises of poverty, and that even in his own age it attracted unfavourable notice, as we may see from the epithet Proedives, "the over-wealthy," which is applied to him alike by a satiric poet and by a grave historian.

The epithet "silver" was doubtless suggested by some snowy inaccessible peak, the supposed dwelling-place of the gods.

This is another epithet.]

The former occurs below, Col. ii. 40, where it is followed by the epithet, "Temple of his power."

Time had drained my poetical vein, and I have not yet been able to indite an epithet on her merits and virtues, for she had an eminent share of both.

As for the "street called Straight," it would be difficult at present to find any in Damascus corresponding to that epithet.

Those finer senses, which occupy a middle ground between our animal and intellectual appetites, were suddenly developed to a pitch beyond what I had ever dreamed, and being thus at one and the same time gratified to the fullest extent of their preternatural capacity, the result was a single harmonious sensation, to describe which human language has no epithet.

About a dozen of the ruffians sprang to their feet hurling every possible Slavonic epithet at this brave Russian officer who was merely performing a public duty.

This may account for the charges of plagiarism which have been repeatedly brought against the Noble Poetif he can borrow an image or sentiment from another, and heighten it by an epithet or an allusion of greater force and beauty than is to be found in the original passage, he thinks he shews his superiority of execution in this in a more marked manner than if the first suggestion had been his own.

He calls people names, and tries to transfix a character with an epithet, which does not stick, because it has no other foundation than his own petulance and spite; or he endeavours to degrade by alluding to some circumstance of external situation.

The contemporaries of Shakspeare, who for the most part had little comprehension of his unrivalled genius, expressed their sense of his personal qualities by the epithet gentle, which was generally applied to him,a word which meant rather more then than it does now, comprising sweetness, courtesy, and kindliness.

What all these users of the mysterious and elastic epithet lacked was a clear understanding and definition of Bolshevism.

Acknowledging the attention with one more epithet, she seated herself in the cab, from which Marmaduke at once indignantly rose to escape.

Now we would ask here, whether the influence of a real,and the epithet here is not unimportant,whether the influence of a real Whole is at no time felt without an act of consciousness, that is, without thinking of a whole.

By whatever causes the stronger passions or higher faculties of the mind become pleasurably excited, if they be pushed as it were beyond their supposed limits, till a sense of the indefinite seems almost to partake of the infinite, to these causes we affix the epithet Sublime.

She caught her own name; once Chan used an obscene epithet as he spoke of their enemy.

It was first heralded as a medical panacea, "the most sovereign and precious weed that ever the earth tendered to the use of man," and was seldom mentioned, in the sixteenth century, without some reverential epithet.

Pope only chose the epithet which all the world had applied, when he wrote of the "Words that wise Bacon or grave Raleigh spake.

On approaching a building of this type, we must abandon our conceptions of organic architecture: only the Greek and northern Gothic styles deserve that epithet.

From Hadrian's time on special brilliance attached to the occasion, and it was dignified by the epithet "Roman" (Athenaeus).

That is, remove that degree which is now superlative, and the epithet will descend to an other, "the next best.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

2. A common adjective is any ordinary epithet, or adjective denoting quality or situation.

"It is this kind of phraseology that is distinguished by the epithet idiomatical; a species that was originally the spawn, partly of ignorance, and partly of affectation.

Something of the Elizabethan style still clings to them; but their grave sweetness, their choice wording, their originality in epithet, name, and phrase, were novelties of Milton's own.

I think it probably that the expression "Flemish Account" may have been derived from the fact that the Flemish ell measures only three quarters of our yard, while the English ell measures five quarters, and that thence the epithet Flemish was adopted as denoting something deficient.

An example of the toned down variety, which illustrates as well men's fondness for assailing their friends with opprobrious epithet, is offered by Darwin when he writes, "I cannot conclude without telling you that of all blackguards you are the greatest and best."

In the former case, the hereditary sense of social equality, the teaching of the common school, and the influence of democratic institutions, produce a certain type of character which I distinguish by the epithet "American" because it is of truly national origin.

Altogether, the establishment of Bamborough merits the epithet of "princely," which it has received from the historians of the county.

All this passes in an instant, and the apt simile or the happy epithet is created,an immortal beauty, both in itself and as it occurs in its place.

Of course I apologized; but he was a persistent old codger, and demanded an explanation of my epithet.

It signifies "the Master Builder," and is equivalent to the masonic epithet of "Grand Architect of the Universe.

The epithet "liberal" is a fair translation of the Latin "ingenuus," which means "free-born;" thus Cicero speaks of the "artes ingenuæ," or the arts befitting a free-born man; and Ovid says in the well-known lines, "Ingenuas didicisse fideliter artes Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros," To have studied carefully the liberal arts refines the manners, and prevents us from being brutish.

I extract this author's note as expressing exactly the point on which I desiderate information: "Having doubts both as to the precise meaning and lingual purity of the compound epithet Bis Italicus, here applied to Napoleon, I subjoin the passage in which it occurs, for the judgement of the learned: 'NAPOLEONI ... ÆGYPTIACO BIS ITALICO SEMPER INVICTO ...

But without quarrelling about words, I think that, even if "beautiful" be not the most correct epithet, they have a marvellously stimulating effect upon the imagination.

Among all the men of the ancient heathen world there were scarcely one or two to whom we might venture to apply the epithet "holy."

He adds an Epithet to Pelion ([Greek: einosíphullon]) which very much swells the Idea, by bringing up to the Readers Imagination all the Woods that grew upon it.

Let the Cause be what it will, the Effect is certain, for which reason the Poets ascribe to this particular Colour the Epithet of Chearful.

Any epithet which can be ejected without diminution of the sense, any curious iteration of the same word, and all unusual, though not ungrammatical structure of speech, destroy the grace of easy poetry.

To ridicule Theodore Parker for this, would seem to me neither witty nor decent in an unbeliever; but when one does so, who professes to believe the whole Old Testament to be sacred, and stoops to lucifer matches and the Eureka shirt, as if this were a refutation, I need a far severer epithet.

Nothing is of any consequence to you but this"he ripped out an offensive epithet.

The epithet of cold has often been given to charity, perhaps with a great deal of truth; but if any thing can warrant us to withhold our charity, it is the consideration that its purposes are prostituted by those on whom it is bestowed.

Upon a friend's remonstrating to Mr. Thomson, that the expression of blasted eye would look like a personal reflexion, as Mr. Mitchell had really that misfortune, he changed the epithet blasted, into blasting.

In another pastoral, called "The Oatmeal Porridge," he takes the grain which the peasant has sown, makes it a sentient creature, and carries it through the processes of germination, growth, and bloom, without once dropping the figure or introducing an incongruous epithet.

It was a public expression, in various ways, of the general indignation against any transgressor, and commonly resulted either in the profound repentance or the voluntary exile of the person against whom it was directed: it was generally the fixing of any epithet which was proclaimed by each tongue when the sinner appeared,e.g., Foultongue, Lawrence, Snakefang.

In the second place, terra is referred to particularly when it is spoken of without qualification or epithet.

The epithet of "irrevocable scoundrel," which he afterwards applied to Sterne, is of less importance, as proceeding from Warburton, than it would have been had it come from any one not habitually employing Warburton's peculiar vocabulary; but it at least argues no very cordial feeling on the Bishop's side.

The list was, indeed, extensive and distinguished enough to justify the curious epithet which he applies to it; but the cavalcade of noble names continued to "prance" for some considerable time without advancing.

The Dod-aers of the Dutch is most probably a vulgar epithet of the Dutch sailors, expressive of its lumpish conformation and inactivity.

"A pure mongrel," was what a gentleman of the British Legation termed Andreas, and this self-contradictory epithet was scarcely out of place.

The next day I went down stairs, and was greeted with the epithet of "Scarecrow.

He spoke and wrote Greek with the fluency and ease of a native Athenian, and gained thereby the epithet of "the honey-tongued".

In proof of which I need only tell you, that coupling his matchless scholarship with his extraordinary accomplishments, the professors in their address to him at the close of the controversy have bestowed upon him the epithet of 'Admirable'an appellation by which he will ever after be distinguished.

This felicitous epithet, flung out in a generous comparison with his favorite drink, "rum and gum," clung to it ever after.

I believe you must substitute some more indifferent epithet for the present.

Do reserve that epithet for Milton, Dante, Tasso, Schiller, and the like inaccessibilities.

They never failed to abuse him on all occasions, and I recollect old ladies in Montrose, devoted to the exiled Prince, with whom the epithet usually applied to the Prelate was that of "Leein' Gibby.

Few would be found now to apply such an epithet to the author of the History of his Own Times, and certainly it would not be applied on the ground of the Jacobite principles to which he was opposed.

Who can resist, for example, the epithet applied by Meg Merrilies to an unsuccessful probationer for admission to the ministry:"a sticket stibbler"?

sobriquet 78 occurrences

" This sobriquet they conferred upon him partly on account of the fact that he usually received his wounds while leaving their immediate vicinity, and partly because of a peculiar characteristic of the kind of cards he used.

As he did so, a negro, whose snow-white hair had earned for him from his master the sobriquet of Methusaleh, came towards the broad front steps.

" "Why did they call him the Lone Wolf, do you know?" "I believe some imaginative Parisian journalist fixed that sobriquet on him, in recognition of the theory upon which, apparently, he operated.

Why he had been nicknamed Sukey we have never been able to ascertain; but the sobriquet, attached to him in childhood, clung to him all through life.

They gained nothing by drawing attention to the passage, which up to that time had not excited any notice, but the sobriquet of "the stupid party" stuck to them for a considerable time afterwards.

On the frontiers, or lines, as it is the custom to term the American boundaries, he had become acquainted with a Tuscarora, known by the English sobriquet of "Saucy Nick."

" Here we ought to say, that captain Willoughby had christened Bess by the sobriquet of Great Smash, on account of her size, which fell little short of two hundred, estimated in pounds, and a certain facility she possessed in destroying crockery, while 'Mony went by the milder appellation of "Little Smash;" not that bowls or plates fared any better in her hands, but because she weighed only one hundred and eighty.

Whatever may have been the original excuse for the sobriquet, the derogatory one exists no more.

In bringing about this result, no names are more conspicuous than those of Li Hung Chang and General Gordon, whose sobriquet of "Chinese Gordon" ever afterwards characterized him.

These ideas appear in his letter to Mademoiselle de l'Enclos, written to her under the sobriquet of "Leontium," and which is translated and appended to this correspondence.

He gave the name "Leontium" to Mademoiselle de L'Enclos, and the letter was written to her under that sobriquet.

Now wasn't this enough to exhaust the patience of a female Joba sobriquet Doña Victorina always applied to herself when put out with any one!

Misnomer N. misnomer; lucus a non lucendo [Lat.]; Mrs. Malaprop; what d'ye call 'em &c (neologism) 563 [Obs.]; Hoosier. nickname, sobriquet, by-name; assumed name, assumed title; alias; nom de course, nom de theatre, nom de guerre

[Footnote 23: We shall call him Caius, because it is as little correct to write of him by the sobriquet Caligula as it would be habitually to write of our kings Edward or John as Longshanks or Lackland.

One in particular, a most gallant regiment of Europeans which had served almost from the beginning of the siege, was known by the sobriquet of the "Dirty Shirts," from their habit of fighting in their shirts with sleeves turned up, without jacket or coat, and their nether extremities clad in soiled blue dungaree trousers.

His youngest son, Averardo III., acquired the sobriquet of "Bicci"the exact meaning of which is problematicalit may mean a "worthless fellow" or "one who lives in a castle!"

His studious character and his literary talent endowed him with another and a worthier sobriquet "Filosofo," and he carried out the rôle by dressing as a Greek and living as a sybarite.

To strike quickly and to strike hard, he knew very well meant the battle half wonhence there was added to his sobriquet two significant appellations"L'Invincible" and "Il Gran Diabolo!"

These, with Dr. Maginnunder the sobriquet of "Morgan O'Dogherty,"Hoggthe Ettrick Shepherd,De Quinceythe Opium-eater,Thomas Mitchell, and others, were the principal writers in Blackwood.

This procured him the sobriquet of "Old Haud Recté," by which he was afterwards known among the students.

The sobriquet, "na Raheenach," is really a kind of tribal designation.

One became aware, from the loving tones in which he pronounced the two words, whence he derived his sobriquet.

"The Dook" was the sobriquet of the person he had come to see; and it was by this name that Nick inquired for him, gravely, of the landlord.

The very thought of the little drawling outsider who had delighted in his sobriquet of "the Dook" made Hilliard feel sick, and he opened wide all the windows and doors when the contemptible creature went out of the house.

He was the friend and benefactor of his race, giving them what gold is ever too poor to buythe benefit of a good example and a noble life, and earned for himself the sobriquet by which he was called, "honest Luzerne."

The sobriquet derived its point from the application he made of the principle involved in this oft-repeated proposition.

He had gained the sobriquet of the nation's 'bouncer,' from the fact that he had handed Lord Sackville-West and Minister De Lome their passports.

One of the chiefs of the home band, called Sassaba, who was generally known by the sobriquet of the Count, appeared in a scarlet uniform, with epaulets and a sword.

"Miss Saxon" was formal, and her school sobriquet he could not use.

In the mill he was known as one of the girl-men: "Molly Wolfe" was his sobriquet.

It was while in this occupation that he gained the sobriquet of the "Tough 'Un."

The sobriquet, "na Raheenach," is really a kind of tribal designation.

" "Ladies and gents," said Red Perris, turning the color of his sobriquet.

But we must now visit the great lion of the place, whence the city obtains the sobriquet of "Porkopolis," i.e., the auto da of the unclean animal.

The first Grimaldi celebrated on the stage, appeared at Paris about the year 1735, when his athletic force and extraordinary agility procured him the sobriquet of "Jambe de Fer," or iron-leg.

P. 162. 'Domini canes,' 'The Lord's hounds,' a punning sobriquet of the Dominican inquisitors, in allusion to their profession.

The Good Dame was the sobriquet which Lord Francis had invented to concealor to displayhis courteous disdain of the ideals represented by Mrs. Sardis, that pillar long established, that stately dowager, that impeccable doyenne of serious English fiction.

As flesh of mutton, beeves, or goats!" The French have christened us (and I think it no disreputable sobriquet)

He was also the man of business of Madame Dupin, and, at a later day, the preceptor of George herself, who, with childish petulance, bestowed on him the sobriquet of grand homme, in consequence, she tells us, of his omnicompétence and his air of importance.

ARTFUL DODGER, the sobriquet of John Dawkins, a young thief, up to every sort of dodge, and a most marvellous adept in villainy.

BELL-THE-CAT, sobriquet of Archibald Douglas, great-earl of Angus, who died in 1514.

When Lauder told this fable to a council of Scotch nobles, met to declaim against one Cochran, Archibald Douglas started up and exclaimed in thunder, "I will;" and hence the sobriquet referred to.

His sobriquet is "Ben Pump."

DAWKINS (Jack), known by the sobriquet of the "Artful Dodger."

DODGER (The Artful), the sobriquet of Jack Dawkins, an artful thievish young scamp, in the boy crew of Fagin the Jew villain.

who gave him the sobriquet.

This habit earned him a sobriquet pocket Navhind Times.

The people sometimes catch up a remarkable word when uttered on a remarkable occasion by one of their number, and turn the utterer into ridicule, by attaching it to him as a nickname; and it is some consolation to think that this monster was therefore treated with the sobriquet of 'Stumpie,' and of course carried it about with him to his grave.

"Maître Gonin" was a sobriquet applied by the Parisians to the Cardinal de Richelieu.

the humorous poems of Thomas Green Fessenden, published under the sobriquet of Dr. Caustic, or "Christopher Caustic, M. D.," may be seen an other comical example of Sapphics, which extends to eleven stanzas.

But I would gladly learn from any of your correspondents, whether the name of Christencat, or Christian-cat, is that of any bishop personified in the Old Moralities, or known to have been the satirical sobriquet for any bishop of Henry VIII's time.

To be serious:this story is scarcely credibleyet it is a notorious fact; and the lieutenant, a few nights afterwards, acquired the sobriquet which forms a head to this sketch and with which he was invested by the upper gallery of Crow Street Theatrenor did he ever get rid of it to his dying-day.

Their history and campaign incidents were duly paraded in the newspapers; and throughout the Union Lincoln's ancient and local sobriquet of "Honest Old Abe" was supplemented by the national epithet of "The Illinois Bail-splitter."

His sobriquet of "Pipes," which his skill upon the flute at this time gave him, adhered to him through life among his intimates in the army.

It stands almost unrivalled in history, and ranks at least with that which gave a cognomen to Ovid, and the one to which the celebrated violoncello player, Cervetto, owed the sobriquet of Nosey.

It was impossible to mistake one like Ithuel, who had so many of the Granite peculiarities about him, for anything but what he was; and so well was his national character established in the ship, that the sobriquet of The Yankee had been applied to him by his shipmates from the very first.

More was evidently at a loss to discover the {333} author of this work; for, after conjecturing that it might have come from William Tyndal, or George Jaye (alias Joy), or "som yong unlearned fole," he determines "for lacke of hys other name to cal the writer mayster Masker," a sobriquet which is preserved throughout his confutation.

4. Ne donnez iamais de sobriquet, soit dans le jeu, ou bien hors du jeu.

His commanding appearance won for him the sobriquet of "Jupiter Carlyle," and Sir Walter Scott spoke of him as "the grandest demi-god I ever saw."

When he grew large enough to appear on the street with other boys, some one gave him the sobriquet of "Rough and Ready."

This was the Bigelow house, the joint property of Mrs. Dr. Van Buren, née Sophia Bigelow, who lived in Boston, and her sister, Miss Barbara Bigelow, the quaintest and kindest-hearted woman who ever bore the sobriquet of an old maid, and was aunt to everybody.

He greatly preferred his books to the gayest of frolics, and thus he early earned for himself the sobriquet of "the old bachelor who hated girls"; all but Abigail Jones, the shoemaker's daughter, whose black eyes and bright red cheeks had proved too much for the grave, sober Richard.

He was soon alongside, and with great satisfaction we at once recognized our strange friend of yesterday, who amongst the boat's crew, went by the sobriquet of Yampee.

On the contrary, they understand at once when a charge is exorbitant; and a trader who tries his shrewdness upon them is sure to receive an expressive sobriquet, which ever after clings to him.

Proceeding from this point along the northern bank of the river, we came first to the Agency House, "Cobweb Castle," as it had been denominated while long the residence of a bachelor, and the sobriquet adhered to it ever after.

And that her father knew, understanding also the spirit in which the sobriquet had been applied.

l'Olonais, sobriquet of Sables d'Olone, q.v. Macias, Manuel, governor-general, declares the island in a state of war.

Our gray jackets saved the sobriquet.

He came back, nothing both, to the society he had left, and was soon known to be in quest of a fair lady, whom he has made immortal by the sobriquet of Saccharissa.

JUPITER CARLYLE, a sobriquet given to the REV.

WEEPING PHILOSOPHER, a sobriquet given to HERACLITUS (q. v.) from a melancholy disposition ascribed to him, in contrast with DEMOCRITUS (q. v.), designated the laughing philosopher.

How the Orphan Manuel gained his Sobriquet ('The Child of the Ball') ALCAEUS

The hero of this tale is the brilliant Scottish gentleman whose handsome person, extraordinary scholarship, great accomplishments, courage, eloquence, subtlety, and achievement gained him the sobriquet of "The Admirable."

THE ORPHAN MANUEL GAINED HIS SOBRIQUET From 'The Child of the Ball' The unfortunate boy seemed to have turned to ice from the cruel and unexpected blows of fate; he contracted a death-like pallor, which he never again lost.

Douglas's usual sobriquet was "the little giant," and it fitted wella man of stalwart proportions oddly "sawed off."

The exile had too well concealed, even from her, his sobriquet and his calling, and Hortense at last grew weary of failure.

We find, too, naturally enough, an English attaché, whose chief aim is to insult an aged Russian General, whose sobriquet is, "the Hero of Sebastopol."

"Weel, Mr. M., if you had tried my plan, and come doon to your knees, ye wad maybe hae come mair speed!" There once lived in Cupar a merchant whose store contained supplies of every character and description, so that he was commonly known by the sobriquet of Robbie A'Thing.