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Echo

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The Romans say that Echo was a nymph in love with Narcissus, but her love not being returned, she pined away till only her voice remained. We use the word to imply similarity of sentiment: as You echo my ideas; That is an echo to my opinion.        

“Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that livʹst unseen


Within thy airy shell,


By slow Meänder’s margent green

Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair

That likest thy Narcissus are?”


Milton: Comus, 230, etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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