See also:mythology of the Greeks, the
See also:god of festive mirth . In classic mythology the personification does not exist; but Comus appears in the Eucoves, or Descriptions of Pictures of
See also:Philostratus, a writer of the 3rd century A.D. as a winged youth, slumbering in a
See also:standing attitude, his legs crossed, his countenance flushed with
See also:wine, his head—which is sunk upon his breast—crowned with dewy
See also:flowers, his
See also:hand feebly grasping a
See also:spear, his right an inverted
See also:torch .
See also:Jonson introduces Comus, in his masque entitled Pleasure reconciled to Virtue (1619), as the portly jovial
See also:patron of
See also:good cheer, " First
See also:father of
See also:sauce and deviser of jelly." In the Comus, sive Phagesiposia Cimmeria; Somnium (1608, and at
See also:Oxford, 1634), a moral allegory by a Dutch author, Hendrik
See also:van der Putten, or Erycius Puteanus, the conception is more nearly akin to Milton's, and Comus is a being whose enticements are more disguised and delicate than those of Jonson's deity . But Milton's Comus is a creation of his own .
AUGUSTE [ISIDORE AUGUSTE MARIE FRANCOIS XAVIER] COM...
JOHN COMYN (d. c. 1300)
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