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Endymion

(ĕndĭm`ēən), in Greek mythology, young shepherd, loved by Selene (the moon). In one version of his legend, he asked Zeus for immortality and perpetual youth. Zeus consented on the condition that Endymion remain eternally asleep. The English poets Lyly, Drayton, and Keats all wrote poems based on the legend.

Endymion

man kept immortally youthful through eternal sleep. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 91; Br. Lit.: “Endymion” in Harvey, 271]

Endymion

name of man in the moon. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 376–377]
See: Moon

Endymion

man kept immortally youthful through eternal sleep. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 91]
See: Sleep
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Hence, when the eponymous hero of Disraeli's final novel, Endymion (1880) rises for the first time in the House of Commons and makes an excellent speech, it forms a stark contrast with Disraeli's own farcical first speech in the House in 1837.
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The other two are Self-Portrait with Endymion Porter (1633), a powerful painting now in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and the Self-Portrait with a Sunflower (1632-33), now part of the eminent private collection of the Duke of Westminster.
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Charles was then serving as lieutenant on the Endymion, commanded by Charles Paget, son of the Earl of Uxbridge and soon to be a Member of Parliament.
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Roberts's sections on Margaret Cavendish as Shakespeare critic (one of the earliest) and on the work of early twentieth-century editors Charlotte Endymion Porter and Helen Archibald Clarke are particularly illuminating.
Yang (English, Worcester State College) explores these themes through close study of works including Endymion, A Midsmmer Night's Dream, Love's Victory, and All's Well That Ends Well, among others.
While on the way back home, Decatur and his crew were attacked by the British frigates HMS Endymion, Pomone, Majestic, and Tenedos, said Parmer.
The other metaphorical immortality is largely antithetical to the first, since it is perceived not when something sports the scars of immeasurable experience but rather when, like the Aeolian shepherd Endymion wrapped in youth-preserving sleep, an object of distant historical origin descends to the present as immaculate as the day that it was made.