This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ... next day, went then to supper and, so, to Led; but, in the night, the truly brazen Venus had slipped between him and his bride, and thus ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ... next day, went then to supper and, so, to Led; but, in the night, the truly brazen Venus had slipped between him and his bride, and thus troubled him for several successive nights. Not knowing how to help himself, he made his moan to one Palumbus, a learned magician, who gave him a letter and bade him, at such a time of the night, in such a crossway, where old Saturn would pass by with his associates, to deliver to him the epistle. The young man, of a bold spirit, accordingly did so; and when Saturn had read it, he called Venus, who was riding before him, and commanded her to deliver the ring, which forthwith she did. Notes and Queries, i. 140. Moore has even made use of this talc. He calls it "The King," and uses upwards of sixty stanzas on it. He seems here to have laid aside, as much as it was possible for him, his usual polish and tried to imitate Monk Lewis. The scene is laid in Christian times; his hero is one Rupert; and the deliverer a Father Austin. Moore says he met with the story in a German work, "Fromman upon Fascination;" while Fromman quotes it from Belaucensis. It is remarkable how often we find stories, which have originated in heathen times, made a vehicle for Catholic tales. The above has found its way into monkish legend. In The Miracles of the Virgin Mary, compiled in the twelfth century, by a French monk, there is a tale of a young man, who, falling in love with an image of the Virgin, inadvertently placed on one of its fingers a ring, which he had received from his mistress, accompanying the gift with the most tender language of respect and affection. A miracle instantly took place and the ring remained immovable. The young man, greatly alarmed for the consequences of his rashness, consulted his friends, who advis...
Good (Ex-art lib., small sticker at spine, bookplate inside front cover, stamp to title page and at bottom page edges, sticker inside back cover; One page torn) Blue cloth over boards; 239 pp.; Numerous bw figures. A history of rings, both in form and meaning; Includes five chapters: Chapter One; Chapter Two, Rings Connected with Power; Chapter Three, Rings Having Supposed Charms or Virtues, and Connected With Degradation and Slavery, or Used for Sad or Wicked Purposes; Chapter Four, Rings Coupled With Remarkable Historical Characters or Circumstances; Chapter Five, Rings of Love, Affection and Friendship.
Good. Preface by R. H. Stoddard. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on spine. Many engravings. Top edges gilt. Usual library stamps and markings. An interesting social and literary history of finger adornments. Lb; Ex-Library; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 233 pages.
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