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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A Greek poet, who wrote chiefly in praise of love and wine. (B.C. 563–478.)   1
   Anacreon of the Twelfth Century, Walter Mapes, also called “The Jovial Toper.” (1150–1196). His best-known piece is the famous drinking-song, “Meum est propos’itum in taber’na mori,” translated by Leigh Hunt.   2
   Anacreon Moore. Thomas Moore, who not only translated Anacreon into English, but also wrote original poems in the same style. (1779–1852.)   3
   Anacreon of the Guillotine. Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac, president of the National Convention; so called from the flowery language and convivial jests used by him towards his miserable victims. (1755–1841.)   4
   Anacreon of the Temple. Guillaume Amfrye, abbé de Chalieu; the “Tom Moore” of France. (1639–1720.)   5
   The French Anacreon. Pontus de Tyard, one of the Pleiad poets (1521–1605). P. Laujon. (1727–1811.)   6
   The Persian Anacreon. Mohammed Hafiz. (Fourteenth century.)   7
   The Scotch Anacreon. Alexander Scot, who flourished about 1550.   8
   The Sicilian Anacreon. Giovanni Meli. (1740–1815.)   9
   Anacreon of Painters. Francesco Alba’no, a famous painter of lovely females. (1578–1660.)   10



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