Angelo


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Angelo

externally austere but inwardly violent. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]

Angelo

asked by Isabella to cancel her brother’s death sentence, Angelo agrees if she will yield herself to him. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Measure for Measure]
See: Lust
References in classic literature ?
Viola and Angelo are two of our favorite names, isn't that queer?
When Angelo paints even God the Father in human form, mark what robustness is there.
They can't live without it,' she added; meaning perhaps Van Tromp and Michel Angelo.
Angelo, and I had an immense deal of trouble before I could get a chance to speak to Beppo.
To this Monsieur de Beaufort replied that since every opportunity of distinguishing himself in arms was taken from him, he wished to make himself celebrated in the arts; since he could not be a Bayard, he would become a Raphael or a Michael Angelo.
These being specimens of Peter's youthful genius, it went more to his heart to obliterate them than if they had been pictures on a church wall by Michael Angelo.
The night had found (to him a night of wo) Upon a mountain crag, young Angelo - Beetling it bends athwart the solemn sky, And scowls on starry worlds that down beneath it lie.
Raphael, Angelo, Canova--giants like these gave birth to the designs, and their own pupils carved them.
But there are no such men as we fable; no Jesus, nor Pericles, nor Caesar, nor Angelo, nor Washington, such as we have made.
I don't pretend to be a great painter," he said, "I'm not a Michael Angelo, no, but I have something.
Were we not in the fifteenth century, we would say that Gringoire had descended from Michael Angelo to Callot.
Thackeray was fond of such open disguises, and liked to greet his reader from the mask of Yellowplush and Michael Angelo Titmarsh, but it seems to me this was in his least modern moments.