Love, beloved; oh…
That day of days supreme,
When in thine arms thou’lt hold at last
The maiden of thy dream.
– Sappho, no. 96
While round stood the maidens, as at a shrine.
– Sappho, no. 49
A spontaneously combustible being consumed by an inner fire while remaining relatively intact.
– John Howe, defining ‘Phlogiston’
from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
which sounds enticingly inscrutable and esoteric, simply refers to the practice of gambling.
She of the whirlwind; the stormy one; storm swift.
(inspired by a typo)