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Cabell's collection label reads:Xanthos, The Horse of Achilles.A gift from Messire Donander of Evre, the Thane of Aigremont.--"Above Paradiso," inThe Silver Stallion. 56Note: Xanthos is the Latin form of the Greek name…
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Cabell's collection label reads:White Surrey, Horse of King Richard the Third.A gift from Mr. John Wilkes Booth.--The Eighteenth Letter, inLadies and Gentlemen.In Shakespeare's historical play Richard III, Richard orders his attendants to…
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Cabell's collection label reads:Sheratz, the Horse of King Marco of Serbia.A gift from Smirt, the Master of Gods.--Smirt. 47King Marco wasMarko Mrnjavčević, at 14th century rular and the most popular hero of Serbian epic poetry.…
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Cabell's collection label reads:Kelpie of the Black GlenA gift from Duke Propero of Milan.--"Duke Prospero at Milan," in These Restless Heads. 32These Restless Headswas the first book Cabell published under the name "Branch Cabell." He used this…
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Cabell's collection label reads: Philogeia, Horse of the Sun.A gift from Ellen Glasgow.-- "Miss Glasgow of Virginia," inLet Me Lie. 39This figurine bears a close resemblance to Horse No. 14.
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The descriptive label for this horse is missing. On the bottom of the figurine is an inscription:To Uncle James "Branch Cabell" fromJohn &Robert[partially obscurred]May he live long [writing obscurred]Xmas, 1936Given the identifying number "14"…
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Cabell's collection note reads:Grane, The Horse of Brunnhilde.A gift from Margaret Waller Freeman. 24In Wagner's Ring cycle Brunhilde's horse is named Grane.
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Cabell's collection tag reads:Cyllaros, The Horse of Castor.A gift from Colonel Henry Esmond of Castlewood-in-Virginia.--"Colonel Edmond of Virginia," inLet Me Lie. 19According to Brewer's A Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (a copy of which…
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Cabell's collection label reads: Bucephalos, The Horse of Alexander. A gift from Cesario dei Vetori, Prince of Melphe. --The King Was in His Counting House. 15The King Was in His Counting House is a satirical romance by Cabell,set in the…
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Cabell's label reads:Babieca, The Horse of the Cid.A gift from Wiglerus, Prince of Denmark.--Hamlet Had an Uncle. 8Babieca (which means simpleton or stupid) was the great warhorse of El Cid. After his death, El Cid's body was tied onto…
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Aquiline, The Horse of Raymond of Toulouse. A gift from Brace [sic] Abundant. --"Grance[sic] Abundant," in Special Delivery. 4Raymond of Toulousewas a powerful prince in southern France and one of the leaders of the First Crusade. Aquiline is…
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Cabell's collection label reads:Alsvidur, The Horse of Mani. A gift from Clitandre the Highwayman. --The Book of Clitandre, in Smith. 3Note: Mani is the moon god in Norse mythology who travels across the sky drawn by the horse Alsvidur. Mani is…
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