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AROES AND HEROINES?
MODERN PROSE AND POETRY
FAMOUS CHARACTERS AND FAMOUS
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Aaron, in Titus Andronicus, attri- Abdallah, titular hero of Abdallah buted to Shakespeare, a Moorish or the Four-leaved Clover (Fr. Abdallah, prisoner introduced into Act i, Sc. 1. ou le Trèfle à Quatre Feuilles) an Savage, uncouth and unnatural, cur- | Arabian romance by Edouard Lasing the day in which fate has re-boulaye (1859); English translation strained him from committing “ some by Mary L. Booth (1868). notorious ill," his subsequent conduct Abdallah, son of a Bedouin woman, justifies the description he gives of widowed before his birth, is charged himself.
by an astrologer to seek the fourAbaddon, in Milton's Paradise Re- leaved clover, subsequently explained gained (iv, 624) a personification of to be a mystic flower hastily snatched the Jewish hades. See vol. II. up by Eve at her expulsion from Eden.
Abadonna, the penitent fallen angel | The leaves are respectively copper, of Klopstock's Messiah. See vol. II. silver, gold and diamond. The
Abberville, Lord, hero of a comedy, diamond leaf had dropped from Eve's The Fashionable Lover (1780), by trembling hand inside the garden; the Richard Cumberland, a young noble others were scattered over the world. man who, under the guardianship of | The deeds by which Abdallah seeks the nerveless and incompetent Dr. to win the successive leaves form the Druid, a Welsh antiquary, recklessly staple of the plot. squanders his patrimony and becomes Abdallah, in Byron's poem, The enmeshed in the toils of an unscrupu- Bride of Abydos, a brother of Giaffer, lous woman of the town, Lucinda murdered by the latter. Bridgemore. He is saved from his Abdallah el Hadji (the Pilgrim), in evil courses by his father's executor, Scott's romance, The Talisman, an Mr. Mortimer, and his honest Scotch ambassador from Saladin to Richard bailiff.
Caur-de-Lion, who arranged all the Abbot The, titular character in preliminaries for the combat between Scott's romance The Abbot. See Kenneth of Scotland (9.0.) and ConGLENDENNING, EDWARD.
rade de Montserrat. Abdael, in Dryden's Absalom and Abdelazer, hero of a tragedy, AbAchitophel, a character intended for delazer, or the Moor's Revenge (1677), General Monk, afterwards Duke of which Mrs. Aphra Behn founded on Albemarle, who was a loyal partisan Lust's Dominion, or the Lascivious of Charles II.
Queen, an Elizabethan play falsely Abdaldar, in Robert Southey's ori- attributed to Marlowe. Mrs. Beha ental epic, Thalabe the Destroyer was, in turn, laid under contribution (1797), a magician chosen as the de- by Young in The Revenge. stroyer of Thalaba who died as he Abdelazer is son of the King of was on the point of stabbing Thalaba. Pez, who has been conquered and