In truth," said Gringoire to himself, "she is a salamander, she is a nymph, she is a goddess, she is a bacchante
of the Menelean Mount
The praise of folly, as he went on, soared into a philosophy, and philosophy herself became young, and catching the mad music of pleasure, wearing, one might fancy, her wine-stained robe and wreath of ivy, danced like a Bacchante
over the hills of life, and mocked the slow Silenus for being sober.
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.
Swinburne's muse is here no longer the wild bacchante
of earlier days; she treads a statelier measure, clothed to the point of decency, if not precisely in her right mind.
An undated sketch, but perhaps drawn in November, is entitled 'The Bacchante
tolls the knell of passing day.
The boat was sighted aboard the British naval ship HMS Bacchante
in 1881 by crew, including the Prince of Wales, later King George V.
After failing to do so, his body is ripped to shreds by the Bacchante
, leaving only Orpheus's immortal head.
Precisely because the typical "proper woman" of the early nineteenth century was characterized by asexuality, purity, sobriety, and self-effacement, when a woman became a drinker, she was perceived as a mad and dangerous Bacchante
Robert Carter stood out with an accomplished performance, dancing the part of Bacchante
Then Thomas set that large musical box to playing and then Cornelia put a light into an immense and superb alabaster vase nearly three feet high with the head of a Bacchante
sculptured upon it.
In his new memoir Role Models (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a hilarious tribute to a select roster of his quirky heroes--from crooner Johnny Mathis to ex-Manson family bacchante
Leslie Van Houten--Waters sounds a bit like a queer George Carlin chilling out over a dry martini.
infatuated Indian warrior, Morrheus, dreams of the elusive Bacchante