Volumnia

Volumnia

“in anger, Junolike.” [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
See: Anger

Volumnia

magisterial mother of Coriolanus; molds his character. [Br. Lit.: Coriolanus]
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Of these, foremost in the front rank stands Volumnia Dedlock, a young lady (of sixty) who is doubly highly related, having the honour to be a poor relation, by the mother's side, to another great family.
In any country in a wholesome state, Volumnia would be a clear case for the pension list.
Volumnia, as one of the more privileged cousins, in a luxurious chair between them.
I occasionally meet on my staircase here," drawls Volumnia, whose thoughts perhaps are already hopping up it to bed, after a long evening of very desultory talk, "one of the prettiest girls, I think, that I ever saw in my life.
A dolly sort of beauty perhaps," says Miss Volumnia, reserving her own sort, "but in its way, perfect; such bloom I never saw
So he says, "You are right, Volumnia," which Volumnia is extremely glad to hear.
My Lady, whose chronic malady of boredom has been sadly aggravated by Volumnia this evening, glances wearily towards the candlesticks and heaves a noiseless sigh.
Miss Volumnia rising with a look candlestick-wards, Sir Leicester politely performs the grand tour of the drawing-room, brings one, and lights it at my Lady's shaded lamp.
Miss Volumnia with a third little scream takes flight, wishing her hosts--O Lud
As to Volumnia, she is handed down the great staircase by Sir Leicester, as eloquent upon the theme as if there were a general rising in the north of England to obtain her rouge-pot and pearl necklace.
But Klydone is no Andromache or Volumnia, and she refuses to comply with Euphranor's notion of female virtue.
Rosa is described by Volumnia as having "a dolly sort of beauty" (449); more complexly, the narrator speculates on Hortense's response to Rosa's incursion into the Dedlock house: "She, Hortense, been in my Lady's service since five years, and always kept at the distance, and this doll, this puppet, caressed--absolutely caressed--by my Lady on the moment of her arriving at the house