Near the king's throne (though I had no time to tell you so before) stood his daughter Ariadne
. She was a beautiful and tender-hearted maiden, and looked at these poor doomed captives with very different feelings from those of the iron-breasted King Minos.
Quickness was ready at the call, and the two figures passed lightly along by the Meleager, towards the hall where the reclining Ariadne
, then called the Cleopatra, lies in the marble voluptuousness of her beauty, the drapery folding around her with a petal-like ease and tenderness.
Blish was the worst failure of all, for Rose could not bear the sight of her, and said she was so like a wax doll she longed to give her a pinch and see if she would squeak.
My Dorigen, Yonder, above, 'bout Ariadne
's crown, My spirit shall hover for thee.
It contained one of the precious stockings; and half opening it, I revealed to Sylvia's astonished eyes the cunning little frieze of Bacchus and Ariadne
, followed by a troop of Satyrs and Bacchantes, which the artist had designed to encircle one of the white columns of that little marble temple which sat before me.
And then when they promise the Phoenix of Arabia, the crown of Ariadne
, the horses of the Sun, the pearls of the South, the gold of Tibar, and the balsam of Panchaia!
A rare, precious, and never interrupted race of philosophers to whom wisdom, like another Ariadne
, seems to have given a clew of thread which they have been walking along unwinding since the beginning of the world, through the labyrinth of human affairs.
I saw Goeth's house, Schiller's statue, and Dannecker's famous Ariadne
. It was very lovely, but I should have enjoyed it more if I had known the story better.
The aspect of external objects is often a mysterious guide communicating with the fibres of memory, which in spite of us will arouse them at times; this thread, like that of Ariadne
, when once unraveled will conduct one through a labyrinth of thought, in which one loses one's self in endeavoring to follow that phantom of the past which is called recollection.
"Then I saw Phaedra, and Procris, and fair Ariadne
daughter of the magician Minos, whom Theseus was carrying off from Crete to Athens, but he did not enjoy her, for before he could do so Diana killed her in the island of Dia on account of what Bacchus had said against her.
Furthermore he wrought a green, like that which Daedalus once made in Cnossus for lovely Ariadne
. Hereon there danced youths and maidens whom all would woo, with their hands on one another's wrists.
What has happened, and who can the Ariadne
be who expects me so impatiently.