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  • n. Plural form of epithalamium.

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Examples

  • Bellona's whips, and pitiful outcries, for epithalamiums; for pleasant music, that fearful noise of ordnance, drums, and warlike trumpets still sounding in our ears; instead of nuptial torches, we have firing of towns and cities; for triumphs, lamentations; for joy, tears.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A number of men and women, singing epithalamiums, and dressed in some absurd imitation of Roman costume, a troop of soldiers and gendarmerie, and an immense crowd of the badauds of Strasburg, were surrounding a carriage which then entered the court of the mayoralty.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • These sections include festal poems, epithalamiums, soldier's complaints, poems complaining of bad government, hunting poems, and love poems.

    Empresses and Consorts

  • Hymen who were honoured with his epithalamiums, he received a small reward.

    The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency

  • Unfortunately those who should check it find their interest in stimulating it, namely, the whole crowd of _mangtas_ or beggars, bards, minstrels, jugglers, Brahmans, who assemble on these occasions, and pour forth their epithalamiums in praise of the virtue of liberality.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • “Happy ferry-man, ” thought Grainier, “thou aspirest not to fame; thou composest no epithalamiums.

    I. From Scylla to Charybdis. Book II

  • "You enjoy her epithalamiums, and her -- sonnets ...."

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • Birds came and went and hopped from bough to bough, twittering importantly of affairs to them important; squirrels scampered over the rough bark, in sudden panic haste, darting little glances, sidewise and behind, after pursuers that (we will hope) were fancied; and other birds, out of sight in the loftier regions, piped their insistent calls, or sang their tireless epithalamiums.

    The Lady Paramount

  • On the other hand, he is entirely original in his epithalamiums, charming descriptions of the felicity of young conjugal life and the sweet blessings of pure love.

    Jewish Literature and Other Essays

  • A number of men and women, singing epithalamiums, and dressed in some absurd imitation of Roman costume, a troop of soldiers and gendarmerie, and an immense crowd of the badauds of Strasburg, were surrounding

    The Paris Sketch Book

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