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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Seasons (The).
 
In art. The four seasons have often been sculptured or painted by artists:   1
   POUSSIN drew his symbolic characters from the Old Testament. Thus, Adam and Eve in Paradise represent Spring; Ruth in the cornfields represents Summer; Joshua and Caleb bringing grapes from the Land of Promise represent Autumn; and the Deluge represents Winter.   2
   The Ancient Greeks characterised Spring by Mercury, Summer by Apollo, Autumn by Bacchus, and Winter by Hercules.   3
   M. Girondet painted for the King of Spain four pictures, with allegoric character, from the Herculaneum.   4
 


 Seamy Side (The).Seba’ra’im (4 syl.). 

 
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