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Urania

noun
1.
(Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy.
2.
Goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite.  Synonym: Venus.






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"Urania" Quotes from Famous Books



... the beauties of Felicia (by which name I distinguish our beloved England) stood in the gallery, waving their kerchiefs at each turn of the game, and cheering the winners by their plaudits. After which noble sport we were refreshed by a suitable banquet, whereat it pleased the noble Urania (being the unmatched Countess of Pembroke) to accommodate me with her fan for the cooling my somewhat too much inflamed visage, to requite which courtesy, I said, casting my features into a smiling, yet melancholy fashion, ...
— The Monastery • Sir Walter Scott

... "Urania, I shall need Thy guidance, or a greater muse, if such Descend to earth, or dwell in highest heaven! For I must tread on shadowy ground, must sink Deep—and aloft ascending, breathe in worlds To which the heaven of heavens is but a veil. All strength—all terror—single or in bands, That ever ...
— Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 • John Wilson

... adapt it in a distinguished manner for scenes of numerous and polished society, is appropriated to the use of the public balls. Its coved ceiling is enriched with three circular paintings of Aurora, Urania, and Night, from the pencil of Reinagle, who has also graced the walls with paintings of dancing nymphs. Beside the eight beautiful lustres, branches of lights are held by four statues from ...
— A Walk through Leicester - being a Guide to Strangers • Susanna Watts

... here, Urania's son, Hymen come from Helicon; God that glads the lover's heart, He is here to join and part. So the groomsman quits your side And the bridegroom seeks the bride: Friend and comrade yield you o'er To her that hardly loves ...
— Last Poems • A. E. Housman

... had to endure not a little from Tiedge's Urania; for, at one time, nothing was sung and nothing was declaimed but this same Urania. Wherever you went, you found Urania on the table. Urania and immortality were the topics of every conversation. I would by no means dispense with the happiness of believing in a future existence, ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. II • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

... Prophet's order by Khalid bin Walid. Allat or Al-Lat is written by Pocock (spec. 110) "Ilahat" i.e. deities in general. But Herodotus evidently refers to one god when he makes the Arabs worship Dionysus as {Greek letters} and Urania as {Greek letters} and the "tashdid" in Allat would, to a Greek ear, introduce another syllable (Alilat). This was the goddess of the Kuraysh and Thakif whose temple at Taif was circuited like the Ka'abah ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... his own. He was versed in medicine and the law as well as in theology. He subdued astronomy, physiology, and geography to the needs of poetry. Nine Muses were not enough for him, even though they included Urania. He called in to their aid Galen and Copernicus. He did not go to the hills and the springs for his images, but to the laboratory and the library, and in the library the books that he consulted to the greatest effect were the works of men of science and learning, not of the great poets with whom ...
— The Art of Letters • Robert Lynd



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