Queen Mab


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Queen Mab

(mæb)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in British folklore) a bewitching fairy who rules over men's dreams

Queen′ Mab′

(mæb)
n.
a queen of the fairies in English folklore and literature.
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When you leave Barton to form your own establishment in a more lasting home, Queen Mab shall receive you."
The couch, as she always called it, was a genuine Queen Mab, with club legs; and she varied the bedspreads according to what fruit-blossom was in season.
Crowds of fairies were running this away and that, asking each other stoutly, who was afraid, lights were extinguished, doors barricaded, and from the grounds of Queen Mab's palace came the rubadub of drums, showing that the royal guard had been called out.
Crowds of fairies were running this way and that, asking each other stoutly, who was afraid, lights were extinguished, doors barricaded, and from the grounds of Queen Mab's palace came the rubadub of drums, showing that the royal guard had been called out.
-- than if I had taken Queen Mab or Titania as my companion."
"Come; explain to me quickly what is the meaning of this little whirligig, so delicately wrought that it might be a plaything for Queen Mab. See!
WHEN was the poem Queen Mab by PB Shelley first published?
The LSO is dazzlingly fleet in the Queen Mab scherzo and their burnished strings suit the love music's ravishing ardour.
Not so with the Mercutio of Joshua Hopkins, who sang his Queen Mab aria splendidly, coping admirably with the astonishingly rapid tempo of Villaume.
Howard, who went to school in Barmouth as a youngster, said: "Between 1812-13 Shelley stayed at the house with his wife and it is here that he completed his poem Queen Mab. "It is said that he had annoyed some of the residents in the area with his outspoken views and he may have even owed some people money, we'll never really know, but legend says he was shot at from outside the drawing room window.
Howard says: "Between 1812-13 the poet Shelley stayed at the house with his wife and it is here that he completed his famous epic poem Queen Mab."
Two locker-backs were removed so that viewers could look into this courtyard, where there was placed Caitlin McLeod's beautifully collaged Queen Mab dress.