No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine
Leonard's, Shoreditch, contains Christian names which appear to have been chosen with reference to the heroines
of Shakespeare; and the record of burials bears the name of many an old actor of mark whose remains now lie within the churchyard.
I know what was her favourite costume when she was at the age that they make heroines
of: it was a pale blue with a pale blue bonnet, the white ribbons of which tied aggravatingly beneath the chin, and when questioned about this garb she never admitted that she looked pretty in it, but she did say, with blushes too, that blue was her colour, and then she might smile, as at some memory, and begin to tell us about a man who - but it ended there with another smile which was longer in departing.
Montague's stories are silly and not true to life, so that is no argument," retorted Felicity, who knew more about cooking than about history, and evidently imagined that the Lady Jane Gray was one of Valeria's titled heroines
At the close of the "Shield" Heracles goes on to Trachis to the house of Ceyx, and this warning suggests that the "Marriage of Ceyx" may have come immediately after the `Or such as was' of Alcmena in the "Eoiae": possibly Halcyone, the wife of Ceyx, was one of the heroines
sung in the poem, and the original section was `developed' into the "Marriage", although what form the poem took is unknown.
Gloriana, the Fairy Queen, is abstractly Glory, but humanly she is Queen Elizabeth; and from other points of view Elizabeth is identified with several of the lesser heroines
How well can she recall persons to our mind, of whom we have not thought for years; when suddenly they step forth "every inch a man," resembling the real personages, even to the finest features, and become the heroes or heroines
of our world of dreams.
There were legends in the place that he did not so much as know the popular heroes and heroines
by sight, and that the low comedian had 'mugged' at him in his richest manner fifty nights for a wager, and he had shown no trace of consciousness.
It did not seem at all comical to Meg, who kissed and caressed the afflicted heroine
in the tenderest manner.
There are no words to describe her save the old ones that have served so often to picture the bygone heroine
of romance and the fair lady of our dreams.
With the native chuckleheadedness of the heroine
of romance, she preferred the poor and obscure lover.
I had seen a picture of a youthful Italian "freak"--or "freaks"--which was--or which were-- on exhibition in our cities--a combination consisting of two heads and four arms joined to a single body and a single pair of legs-- and I thought I would write an extravagantly fantastic little story with this freak of nature for hero--or heroes-- a silly young miss for heroine
, and two old ladies and two boys for the minor parts.