Setebos


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Setebos

[′sed·ə‚bōs]
(astronomy)
A small satellite of Uranus in a retrograde orbit with a mean distance of 11,090,000 miles (17,850,000 kilometers), eccentricity of 0.522, and sidereal period of 6.25 years.
References in classic literature ?
Beyond "Fra Lippo Lippi" and "Caliban and Setebos," he found nothing in Browning, while George Meredith was ever his despair.
You are a sort of monster," I added audaciously, "a Caliban who has pondered Setebos, and who acts as you act, in idle moments, by whim and fancy.
The idea of a disordered mind capriciously "making and marring" recalls Caliban's vision of Setebos mutilating crabs on the beach--that is, of divinity run amok.
Other pronouncements take more effort to evaluate: "Robert Browning quarried from The Tempest his still under-esteemed dramatic monologue 'Caliban upon Setebos,' a far subtler development of Shakespeare's grotesquely pathetic yet sublime creature than our current bad conscious permits us.
Con respecto a que setebos "n'existe pas en araucan", BERTHA Koessler-ilg en su trabajo de recopilacion de mitos, leyendas y tradiciones mapuches informa que si ha existido y su "historia Nro.
It has a role in the definition of Sycorax, since we are told, after the expository passage in which Prospero has to remind Ariel about her, that Caliban was engendered by her copulation with "the devil himself" and that she worshipped a false god named Setebos (1.
Eliot sums up the distinction this way: "In The Tempest, it is Caliban who speaks; in "Caliban upon Setebos," it is Browning's voice we hear, Browning talking aloud through Caliban" (95).
I can also still recall John Fields's Prospero angrily knocking away a fish that Caliban had left as a sacrifice for Setebos.
His art of such power It would control my dam's god, Setebos, And make a vassal of him.
The god Setebos, Caliban's master, watches over the proceedings as the characters become involved in a kind of internecine contest, vying with each other to gain magical ascendancy.
Setebos (formerly S/1999 U 1, now XIX) has the most eccentric orbit.