Of you and against you I ask it," said Don Quixote; "for I am not marble, nor are you brass, nor is it now ten o'clock in the morning, but midnight, or a trifle past it I fancy, and we are in a room more secluded and retired than the cave could have been where the treacherous and daring AEneas enjoyed the fair soft-hearted Dido
Hence Virgil, through the mouth of Dido
, excuses the inhumanity of her reign owing to its being new, saying:
There was the old Dido
, she put in here about two years ago, and sent one watch off on liberty; they never were heard of again for a week--the natives swore they didn't know where they were--and only three of them ever got back to the ship again, and one with his face damaged for life, for the cursed heathens tattooed a broad patch clean across his figure-head.
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido
Mary then looked at him as Dido
looked at AEneas in the Elysian fields, fierce and disdainful.
I had no arms," murmured Aramis, as wild and terrible in his wrath as the shade of Dido
As poor little Dido
was jerked away by the unsympathetic maid, and Purple-gaiters essayed in vain to plead his cause, Polly said to herself, with a smile and a sigh; "How early the old story begins
(now played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is afforded certain privileges by her lineage but she must remain behind closed doors at important social gatherings.
Lord Mansfield's wife (Emily Watson) is opposed to the plan but he permits Dido
to stay, allowing his great-niece to become a constant companion to her cousin, Elizabeth (Cara Jenkins).
The pair are Dido
and her relative and companion Lady Elizabeth Murray, brought up together in aristocratic society as sisters.
So, to this day, Dido
still brings back the greatest memories and feelings.
Todd Delaney was an ardent and nicely conflicted Aeneas to Hall's Dido
, Teri Dunn a vivid Belinda and Marion Newman a wily scheming rather than truly malevolent Sorceress.