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  • proper n. 11 Parthenope, the asteroid.


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  • Neapolis, was called Parthenope from the Siren of that name, who was said to have been buried there.] [Footnote 12: _Son of Æolus.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes and Explanations

  • [Footnote 1: Naples, anciently called Parthenope, from the name of the siren who threw herself into the sea for grief at the departure of

    The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 2

  • I mean then to state what, according to my notion are bad ingredients in composition and first, Inversion of Sentences, which may be instanced by recurring to a line in the Rehearsal, by the Duke of Buckingham, 'And me her dear parthenope she calls' now when this is rendered into plain English it is — 'And she calls me her dear Parthenope'.

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  • Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, The Rehearsal (1672), act 3, scene 2: 'And me her dear Parthenope she calls'.

    Letter 94

  • They were named in the same classical tradition as their mother, Lady Parthenope.

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  • The priest would ride out to Parthenope and talk to Mary about sin and expiation.

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  • Mary sat in the cabin at Parthenope, saying the Rosary and staring east.

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  • Sitting on her lonely rock, the siren Parthenope sees him and falls in love with him.

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  • Achille had called his first Florida plantation, the one near St. Augustine, “Parthenope”—Parthenope being the old Greek name for Naples.

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  • Achille returned to Parthenope to find his lover and their baby buried in a patch reserved for slaves.

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