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 Titan’ia.Titi (Prince). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Titho’nus.
 
A beautiful Trojan beloved by Auro’ra. He begged the goddess to grant him immortality, which request the goddess granted; but as he had forgotten to ask for youth and vigour he soon grew old, infirm, and ugly. When life became insupportable he prayed Aurora to remove him from the world; this, however, she could not do, but she changed him, into a grasshopper. Synonym for “an old man.”   1
       
“An idle scene Tithonus acted
When to a grasshopper contracted.”
       
Prior: The Turtle and Sparrows.
       
Thinner than Tithonus was
Before he faded into air.”
       
Tales of Miletus, ii.
 


 Titan’ia.Titi (Prince). 

 
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