Pygmalion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pygmalion (Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it; Aphrodite brought the sculpture to life as Galatea
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Usage

In literature:

Pygmalion formed an ivory maid, and longed for an informing soul.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft
Pygmalion was a fool Who should have gone to school.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
I had never heard of Pygmalion and his statue.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
Pygmalion admires it; and entertains, within his breast, a flame for this fictitious body.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Author's original text retained, although more commonly spelled "Pygmalion".
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Pygmalion's statue to a woman.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Even Pygmalion, when his sculptured woman assumed life, felt not greater ecstasy than mine will be.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
AUGUST: PYGMALION AND THE IMAGE.
"The Art and Craft of Printing" by William Morris
Landor was but a half-Pygmalion.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
A moment's grace, Pygmalion!
"Songs of the Silent World" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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In poetry:

Now know I how Pygmalion's spirit stern
Could on a statue yearn,--
The hush'd, the beautiful, the calmly fair,
The marble Silence there!
"Silence" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Pygmalion! Happy one! Behold!
Life's glow pervades thy marble cold!
Oh, LOVE, thou conqueror all-divine,
Embrace each happy child of thine!
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
If proud Pygmalion quit his cumbrous frame,
Funereal pomp the scanty tear supplies;
Whilst heralds loud, with venal voice, proclaim,
Lo! here the brave and the puissant lies.
"Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance" by William Shenstone
Twas the tale of the sculptor Pygmalion of old;
Fair Ellen remember'd, and sigh'd;
"Ah, could'st thou but lift from that marble so cold,
Thine eyes too imploring, thy arms should enfold,
And press me this day as thy bride."
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston
Pygmalion! Take me from my pedestal,
And set me lower—lower, Love!—that I
May be a woman, and look up to thee;
And looking, longing, loving, give and take
The human kisses worth the worst that thou
By thine own nature shalt inflict on me.
"Galatea" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Robert Sean Leonard goes from 'House' to ' Pygmalion ' at Old Globe.
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Jefferson Mays Job: Playing the role of Henry Higgins, opposite Claire Danes's Eliza, in the Roundabout Theatre's current hit production of Pygmalion .
Pygmalion , Nada Surf, Neil Young.
Pygmalion , starring Claire Danes as the street urchin who will become a society lady thanks to the help of a professor, played by Jefferson Mays, will open at the American Airlines Theatre tonight.
Pygmalion for Another Fair Lady.
Flack Jesse Nash Plays Pygmalion to Promote Victoria Rong.
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How Shaw Gave ' Pygmalion ' to Broke Director.
Shaw's ' Pygmalion ' at Yale Repertory.
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