"I have stolen away from the crowd in the groves, Where the nude statues stand, and the leaves point and shiver At ivy-crowned Bacchus
, the Queen of the Loves, Pandora and Psyche, struck voiceless forever."
He it was that drove the nursing women who were in charge of frenzied Bacchus
through the land of Nysa, and they flung their thyrsi on the ground as murderous Lycurgus beat them with his oxgoad.
Tupman was somewhat indignant at the peremptory tone in which he was desired to pass the wine which the stranger passed so quickly away, or whether he felt very properly scandalised at an influential member of the Pickwick Club being ignominiously compared to a dismounted Bacchus
, is a fact not yet completely ascertained.
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.
Raphael's face was found boldly executed on the underside of the moulding board, and Bacchus
on the head of a beer barrel.
!" rejoined Mazarin, impatiently, "it's about an hour since I asked you for that very thing, wooden-head that you are."
Body of Bacchus
! am I a dog that I am to be assailed with polysyllabled blasphemy like to this?
Miller was an unsympathetic woman, who made no friends among the girls, and satisfied her affectionate impulses by petting a large cat named Gracchus, but generally called Bacchus
by an endearing modification of the harsh initial consonant.
Conrade read the letter, which was in these words: ``Aymer, by divine grace, Prior of the Cistertian house of Saint Mary's of Jorvaulx, to Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, a Knight of the holy Order of the Temple, wisheth health, with the bounties of King Bacchus
and of my Lady Venus.
Students, citizens, soldiers, girls and matrons whirled light-heartedly before the inn with the figure of Bacchus
for a sign.
"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.
This act Epicurus neither blamed nor praised; he was content to say as he poured a libation to Bacchus
, 'As for death, there is nothing in death to move our laughter or our tears.'