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531 example sentences with  hymen

531 example sentences with hymen

And Hymen has the Altar crown'd.

My beloved and I are riper in Hymen's lore by not less, I ween, than one fortnight.

Hail, O Hymen red, O Torch that makest one!

For thee, O Hymen bright,

O Hymen, Hymen fleet: Quick torch that makest one!...

O Hymen, Hymen fleet: Quick torch that makest one!...

Come, greet ye Hymen, greet Hymen with songs of pride:

Come, greet ye Hymen, greet Hymen with songs of pride:

The shadowy Marriage-god "Hymen" was a torch and a cry as much as anything more personal.

So thinks a Pennsylvania parson, who advertises himself in a newspaper as follows: "Cupid and Hymen.

Death said: "My fellow tourists, I am going To seek for harvests in th' embattled plain; Where drums are beating, and loud trumpets blowing, There you'll be sure to meet with me again" Love said: "My friends, I mean to spend my leisure With some young couple, fresh in Hymen's bands; Or 'mongst relations, who in equal measure Have had bequeathed to them house or lands.

His urgent suit no longer she withstands, But links with him in Hymen's knot her hands.

Is it then true, however, that Hymen haunts these shades?" "A bachelor's history of the progress of love, may be, like the education of his children, distrusted; but so sayeth tradition; and I never put my foot in the place, without making fresh vows of constancy to myself.

Of many a soft and inconsistent thing, Of rakes repenting, clogged in Hymen's chain, Of nymph reclined by unpresuming swain, Of captains, colonels, lords, and amorous knights, That find in humbler nymphs such chaste delights.

With mirth and joy and great solemnity We'll finish up these Hymen's rites most pleasantly.

Great is thy name in the rubric, thou venerable Archflamen of Hymen!

Man is a creature that, as experience has sufficiently proved, it is necessary to keep in his proper place in society by wholesome restrictions; and we have often thought it a matter of regret that some well understood regulations did not exist by which it became not only customary, but incumbent on him, to proceed in his road to the temple of Hymen.

Another of our author's pieces, 'Hymen's Holiday, or Cupid's Fagaries,' is mentioned in a list of plays which belonged to the Cock-pit in 1639.

Rely on hope, whose hap will lead thee right To her, whom thou dost call thy heart's delight: Look cheerly, man; the time is near at hand, That Hymen, mounted on a snow-white coach, Shall tend on Sophos and his lovely bride.

The centre was occupied with a gorgeous Temple of Hymen, which seemed to lean for support on the well-known statue of the king, in front of which it was constructed; and which was, as it were, to be carried up to the skies by above three thousand rockets and fire-balls into which it was intended to dissolve.

A Temple of Hymen occupied the centre, and the God of Marriagenever, so far as present appearances indicated, more auspiciously employedpresented to France the precious infant who was the most recent fruit of his favor; while the flame upon his altar, which never had burned with a brighter light, was fed by the thank-offerings of the whole French people.


Amidst their toil and various care, Thus Hymen, with assuming air, Addressed the god: 'Thou purblind chit, Of awkward and ill-judging wit, 10 If matches are not better made,

Hymen's Triumph, a Pastoral Tragi-Comedy presented at the Queen's Court in the Strand, at her Majesty's entertainment of the King, at the nuptials of lord Roxborough, London, 1623, 4to.

It is introduced by a pretty contrived Prologue by way of dialogue, in which Hymen is opposed by avarice, envy and jealousy; in this piece our author sometimes touches the passions with a very delicate hand.

"Go ye with them, go, cursed damosells, Whose bridale torches foule Erynnis tynde*, And Hymen, at your spousalls sad, foretells 395 Tydings of death and massacre unkinde**:

Bid her awake; for Hymen is awake, 25 And long since ready forth his maske to move, With his bright tead* that flames with many a flake, And many a bachelor to waite on him, In theyr fresh garments trim.

Crowne ye god Bacchus with a coronall, And Hymen also crowne with wreaths of vine; And let the Graces daunce unto the rest, For they can doo it best: The whiles the maydens doe theyr carroll sing, To which the woods shall answer, and theyr eccho ring.

in whose gentle hand The bridale bowre and geniall bed remaine, Without blemish or staine, 400 And the sweet pleasures of theyr loves delight With secret ayde doost succour and supply, Till they bring forth the fruitfull progeny, Send us the timely fruit of this same night, And thou, fayre Hebe! and thou, Hymen free!

Hymen, v. Hypocrisie, i. Hyponeo, iii.

[Sidenote: orb'd the] And thirtie dozen Moones with borrowed sheene, About the World haue times twelue thirties beene, Since loue our hearts, and Hymen did our hands Vnite comutuall, in most sacred Bands.

With stories of her child-bed pains, And fiercely against Hymen rails: But Hymen's not so much to blame; She knows, unless her memory fails, E'er she was wed, 'twas much the same.

With stories of her child-bed pains, And fiercely against Hymen rails: But Hymen's not so much to blame; She knows, unless her memory fails, E'er she was wed, 'twas much the same.

"Hearts knit in childhood's innocence, Long bound in Hymen's ties, One goes to distant battlefields, One sits at home and sighs.

Lovers, take hands: Hymen & gentle faeryes strew your way: Our Sessions turnes into a Bridall day.

Enter Hymen and the Lovers.

Extract from roses gentlest winds, Such odors as young Hymen finds At sweet Arabian nuptialls; let The youthfull graces here beget Soe smooth a peace that every breath May blesse this marriage of Death.

Bade beauty, elegance, and health, Patrician birth, patrician wealth, Their blessings on her darling shed; Bade Hymen, of that generous race Who freedom's fairest annals grace, Give to thy love th'illustrious head.

He complained one day to me that hymen and the possession of the beloved object weakened every day, and often destroyed the most tender love.

My opinion is exactly in line with yours, Mademoiselle; it is not always, as some think, hymen or the possession of the loved object which, of itself, destroys love, the true source of the dissatisfaction that follows love is in the unintelligent manner of economizing the sentiments, a possession too easy, complete, and prolonged.

I confess, however, that hymen, or what you call your "defeat," is, in an ordinary woman, the grave of love.

* * * * * My opinion is exactly in line with yours, Mademoiselle; it is not always, as some think, hymen or the possession of the loved object which of itself destroys love; the true source of the dissatisfaction that follows exists in the unintelligent manner of economizing the sentiments, a too complete, too easy, and too prolonged possession.

I confess, however, that hymen, or what you call your "defeat," is, in an ordinary woman, the grave of love.

355 The steepy path her plighted swain pursues, And tracks her light step o'er th' imprinted dews, Delighted Hymen gives his torch to blaze, Winds round the craggs, and lights the mazy ways; [Lichen.

As round his shrine the gaudy circles bow, 480 And seal with muttering lips the faithless vow, Licentious Hymen joins their mingled hands, And loosely twines the meretricious bands.

Ben Jonson's "Masque of Hymen" was produced at Court in celebration of that union.

When a young couple intend offering themselves at the Temple of Hymen, if they are very poor, they generally send a man, called the bidder, round to their acquaintance and friends, who invites them, sometimes in rhyme, to the wedding; but if they can afford it, they issue circulars.

It is strikingly presented in a visible form on a fine antique sarcophagus in the gallery of Florence, which exhibits, in relief, the whole series of ceremonies attending a wedding in ancient times, from the formal offer to the evening when Hymen's torch lights the happy couple home.

Now will we consecrate our ready supper To honourd Hymen as his nuptiall rite; In forme whereof first daunce, faire Lords and Ladies, And after sing, so we will sing, and daunce, And to the skies our vertuous joyes advance.

The rest with Rosemary we grace; O Hymen let thy light With richest rayes guild every face, and feast harts with delight.

Hymen O Hymenae, Hymen ades O Hymenaee!

Hymen O Hymenae, Hymen ades O Hymenaee!

The Jews of old examined their maids ex tenui membrana, called Hymen, which Laurentius in his anatomy, Columbus lib.

"Alecto Ipsa faces praefert nubentibus, et malus Hymen Triste ululat," the devil himself makes such matches.

Cuna for cradles, Diverra for sweeping houses, Nodina knots, Prema, Pramunda, Hymen, Hymeneus, for weddings; Comus the god of good fellows, gods of silence, of comfort, Hebe goddess of youth, Mena menstruarum, &c. male and female gods, of all ages, sexes and dimensions, with beards, without beards, married, unmarried, begot, not born at all, but, as Minerva, start out of Jupiter's head.

The crowd responded to the sentiment, and never did votaries of Hymen approach the altar seemingly under happier auspices.

The crowd, which followed the train of Hymen, had begun to weary with the repetition of the same ceremonies, and it now gladly lent itself to the episode of the felicitations and entreaties of the half-intoxicated Neapolitan.

The crowd obeyed, yielding readily to the advance of the officers, and, in a few minutes, the useless attendants of the village nuptials, and the train of Hymen, slunk away, sensible of the ridicule that, in a double degree, attaches itself to folly when it fails of effecting even its own absurdities.

The spoiler of Hymen's shrine And the speech that did for Twenty-eight Will do for Twenty-nine.

Long had her heart with Henry's been entwined, And love's soft voice had waked the sacred blaze Of Hymen's altar; while, with him combined, His cherub train prepared the torch to raise: When, lo!

There let Hymen oft appear In saffron robe, with taper clear, And pomp, and feast, and revelry, With mask and antique pageantry.

Lucy, on her part, angelic creature, professed that she could not dream of being undutiful towards kind old Pa; and that, unless desperate measures were resorted to, quamprimum, in the twinkling of a bed-post she would be under the disagreeable necessity to bundle and go with the disabled man of war to the temple of Hymen.

Then, instead of the natty primness of your bachelor's apartment, you have your eyes feasted by that elegant confusion of the little sanctuarythe charm of which cannot, unseen, be apprehended, and is only known to those who are privileged to enter, by the passport of Hymen.

Uninvited, therefore, but unrepulsed, Hymen approached our heroine in the form of Casimir Dudevant, the illegitimate, but acknowledged son and heir of Colonel Dudevant, an officer of good standing and reasonable fortune.

ALPERN, HYMEN. La novela de un novelista.

Hymen Alpern (A); 6Nov58; R224132. PALMBORG, RILLA PAGE.


Hymen Ezra Cohen (A); 18Jan65; R354858.

SEE Alpern, Hymen.

ALPERN, HYMEN. La novela de un novelista.

Hymen Alpern (A); 6Nov58; R224132. PALMBORG, RILLA PAGE.

Edited by Hymen Alpern & Jose Martel.

Hymen Alpern & Jose Martel (A); 15May62; R295477.

SEE Alpern, Hymen.

I gave my hand to John Lyth at Hymen's sacred altar.

Thy learned pair, Le Fevre and Dacier: Britain may boast, this happy day unites, Two nobler minds, in Hymen's sacred rites.

A disastrous rencontre with Hymen seems to destroy a woman's finer intuitions.

Virtuous Love, with Hymen, and the Graces attending him, once reign'd over this happy Place; a whole Train of Virtues waited on him, and no dishonourable Thought durst presume for Admittance: But now!

Hymen takes his Revenge in kind, on those who turn his Mysteries into Ridicule.

Karl van Mander, an early writer on Flemish art, was poetically enthusiastic in praise of Margaretha, calling her "a gifted Minerva, who spurned Hymen and Lucina, and lived in single blessedness."

But, for Hymen's sake, who is that Madame Simonetti?

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1605,' and Hymen's Triumph, which formed part of the Queen's 'magnificent intertainement of the Kings most excellent Majestie' on the occasion of the marriage in 1614 of Robert Ker, Earl of Roxburgh, and Mistress Jean Drummond, sister of the Earl of Perth[250].

Instead of being a patchwork of motives and situations borrowed from the Italian, and pieced together with more or less ingenuity, Hymen's Triumph is as a whole an original composition.

The play is preceded by a prologue in which Daniel departs from his models in employing the dialogue form, the speakers being Hymen, Avarice, Envy, and Jealousy.

Taken as a whole, and partly through being unencumbered with the satyric machinery of the Queen's Arcadia, Hymen's Triumph is a distinctly lighter and more pleasing composition.

Hymen's Triumph contains many more passages of notable merit than its predecessor.

Such passages are more frequent in Hymen's Triumph.

Moreover, in reckoning his qualifications as a dramatist, we must not forget to credit him with the plot of Hymen's Triumph, which is on the whole original, and is happily conceived, firmly constructed, and executed with considerable ability.

Randolph's Amyntas, it is true, renounces the high ideality of its predecessors, of the Aminta and the Pastor fido, of Hymen's Triumph and the Faithful Shepherdess; but it makes up for it by human sanity of feeling and expression, by good humour and by wit.

A fairer comparison may be made between it and the Pastor fido in Italian or Hymen's Triumph in English, and here again, though certainly with regard to the former and probably with regard to the latter it stands second as poetry, as a play it is decidedly better suited than either for representation on the stageat least on a stage with the traditions and conventions which prevailed in this country in the author's day.

So far the most interesting compositions we have had to considerDaniel's Hymen's Triumph, Fletcher's Faithful Shepherdess, Randolph's Amyntashave been attempts either to transplant the Italian pastoral as it stood, or else so to modify and adapt as to fit it to the very different conditions of the English stage.

Tasso's Silvia and Guarini's Silvio alike are silvan not in name only, but are truly figures of the woods, hunters of the wolf and boar; while the same distinction survives in a modified form in Daniel's Hymen's Triumph, in which the ruder characters, Montanus and the rest, are described as foresters.

In Aeglamour's despair at the supposed loss of his love we have a situation already familiar from at least two English pastorals, Hymen's Triumph and Rutter's Shepherds' Holiday; while in the detention of Earine in the power of the witch we have the material for an exciting and touching development.

The verse in which the play is written is adequate and well sustained, and if its dependence on Daniel is evident, no less so is the advance in flexibility and expression which the language, as handled by the lesser poets, has made in the course of the twenty years or so that separate the Shepherds' Holiday from Hymen's Triumph.

Again the opening situation recalls that of Hymen's Triumph, a resemblance rendered all the more striking by the retention of the actual names, Silvia and Thirsis.

The glut is waning fast, my love, And corn is getting dear; Good (Hymen) times are coming, love, Ceres our hearts shall cheer.

They are decorating the statue of Hymen; the grace of one figure is too theatrical, the others have but little.

HYMEN, in the Greek mythology the God of Marriage, son of Apollo, and one of the Muses, represented as a boy with wings; originally a nuptial song sung at the departure of the bride from her parental home.

The wooing has a humorous aspect,this steering of unruly Hymen!