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Definition of Leander

  • (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her

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That belike was the reason which moved Leander of Abydos in Asia, whilst he was swimming through the Hellespontic sea to make a visit to his sweetheart Hero of Sestus in Europe, to pray unto Neptune and all the other marine gods, thus: Now, whilst I go, have pity on me, And at my back returning drown me.
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Fancy what Leander would have felt, if, after swimming across the Hellespont, he had surprised Hero at the washing-tub!
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That's on some shallow Storie of deepe loue, How yong Leander crost the Hellespont Pro.
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Why then a Ladder quaintly made of Cords To cast vp, with a paire of anchoring hookes, Would serue to scale another Hero's towre, So bold Leander would aduenture it Duk.
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Evan was incumbered by his clothing, and Debby had much the start of him; but, like a second Leander, he hoped to win his Hero, and, lending every muscle to the work, gained rapidly upon the little hat which was his beacon through the foam.
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But had kind Nature supplied us with an air-bladder at the neck, the heaviest of us might have floated to eternity, Leander's swimming across the Hellespont no wonder at all, and the drags of the Humane Society be converted into halters for the suspension and recovery of old offenders and small debts.
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In 1598 appeared Marlowe's fragmentary _Hero and Leander_ with Chapman's continuation.
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For Chapman, who finished Marlowe's incompleted poem, _Hero and Leander_, must have been familiar with this drama, which introduced personages and events that were partly to reappear in the two _Bussy_ plays.
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In emulation of Leander and Don Juan, he swam, I hear, to the opposite shores the other day, or some world-shaking feat of the sort: himself the Hero whom he went to meet: or, as they who pun say, his Hero was a Bet.
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He had a very strong close box made for Leander, and always locked him up in it at night, never allowing one of the men there to touch him.
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How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont.
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So bold Leander would adventure it.
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The journeys of Leander across the Hellespont are well celebrated in verse and prose, but this feat has been easily accomplished many times since, and is hardly to be classed as extraordinary.
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The next book traces the history of monastic institutions in Italy and Spain during the sixth and seventh centuries, and includes biographical notices of Cassiodorus, the founder of the once famous monastery of Viviers in Calabria, of St. Gregory the Great, of Leander, Bishop of Seville, and his brother Isidore, of Ildefonso of Toledo, and of many others of scarcely less renown in the early monastic records.
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Here are some gaudy copies of the old masters, with some originals, which adorn the centre and side compartments of the ceiling-Guido's Aurora, (copy); Hero and Leander; Diana and Endymion; Hercules and Omphale, &c,-the whole by the pencil of Bernini, an Italian artist.
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How young Leander cross'd the Hellespont. PROTEUS.
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Why then a ladder, quaintly made of cords, To cast up with a pair of anchoring hooks, Would serve to scale another Hero's tow'r, So bold Leander would adventure it.
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Testes ubivis gentium pastores, loco dissiti, religione nostra concordes, Ignatius et Chrysostomus, Antiochiae; Petrus, Alexander, Athanasius, Theophilus, Alexandriae; Macharius et Cyrillus, Hierosolymis; Proclus, Constantinopoli; Gregorius et Basilius, in Cappadocia; Thaumaturgus, in Ponto; Smyrnae, Polycarpus; Iustinus, Athenis; Dionysius, Corinthi; Gregorius, Nissae; Methodius, Tyri; Ephremus, in Cyria; Cyprianus, Optatus, Augustinus, in Africa; Epiphanius, in Cypro; Andreas, Cretae; Ambrosius, Paulinus, Gaudentius, Prosper, Faustus, Vigilius in Italia; Irenaeus, Martinus, Hilarilius, Eucherius, Gregorius, Salvianus, in Gallia; Vincentius, Orosius, Ildefonsus, Leander, Isidorus, in Hispania; in Britannia, Fugatius, Damianus, Iustus, Mellitus, Beda.
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I call to witness the Pastors of the nations, separate in place, but united in our religion: Ignatius and Chrysostom at Antioch; Peter, Alexander, Athanasius, Theophilus, at Alexandria; Macarius and Cyril at Jerusalem; Proclus at Constantinople; Gregory and Basil in Cappadocia; Thaumaturgus in Pontus; at Smyrna Polycarp; Justin at Athens; Dionysius at Corinth; Gregory at Nyssa; Methodius at Tyre; Ephrem in Syria; Cyprian, Optatus, Augustine, in Africa; Epiphanius in Cyprus; Andrew in Crete; Ambrose, Paulinus, Gaudentius, Prosper, Faustus, Vigilius, in Italy; Irenaeus, Martin, Hilary, Eucherius, Gregory, Salvianus, in Gaul; Vincentus, Orosius, Ildephonsus, Leander, Isidore, in Spain; in Britain, Fugatius, Damian, Justus, Mellitus, Bede.
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As also The loves of Hero and leander, a mock poem: together with choice poems, and rare pieces of drollery.
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Examples of Leander

Example #1
Add to this the evident reasons given by all good and learned physicians, affirming that throughout the whole year no food is eaten that can prompt mankind to lascivious acts more than at that time.
Example #2
He was loth, it seems, to die with his cods overgorged.
Example #3
Could anything be more cruelly calculated to disturb the tender tenor of a lover's dreams?
Example #4
Imagine Romeo's feelings, if he had scaled the orchard-walls only to find Juliet helping to hang out the family linen! The worst of it was that my lovely Josephine was not in the least embarrassed.
Example #5
Vpon some booke I loue, I'le pray for thee Val.
Example #6
And on a loue-booke pray for my successe?