Age, Old

Age, Old

Alberich 500
years old, but still child-sized. [Ger. Legend: Walsh Classical, 13]
Chuffey
old clerk. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Cumaean sibyl
was granted long life by Apollo; when she rejected his love, he withheld eternal youth and she withered away. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses, 14]
Darby and Joan
happily settled elderly couple. [Br. Ballad: Brewer Dictionary, 300]
Elli
personification of Old Age, he out-wrestled Thor. [Norse Myth.: Edith Hamilton Mythology]
Ezekiel
portrayed with flowing white beard. [Art: Hall, 118]
Father Time
personification of the old year. [Folklore: Misc.]
Geritol
leading brand of tonic for geriatric health. [Trade marks: Crowley Trade, 230]
Matlock, Lucinda
vigorous old woman dies at 96, scorning the degeneracy around her. [Am. Poetry: Masters Spoon River Anthology]
Methuselah
oldest man mentioned in Bible. [O.T.: Genesis 5:27]
Parr, Thomas
husbandman; lived through reigns of ten sovereigns. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 805]
Philemon and Baucis
fabled aged couple. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Prufrock, J. Alfred “I
grow old, I grow old.” [Br. Lit.: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in Hart, 497]
Rabbi Ben Ezra
Browning’s poem about old age. [Br. Poetry: Benét, 836]
Storks’ Law
obliged children to maintain their needy parents in old age. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 862]
Superannuated Man, The
Charles Lamb’s essay on his growing infirmities and subsequent retirement. [Br. Lit.: Lamb, Charles in Benét, 563]
Tithonus
granted immortality but not eternal youth; continually got older. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz]
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