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Herculesʹ Choice

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Immortality the reward of toil in preference to pleasure. Xenophon tells us when Hercules was a youth he was accosted by two women— —Virtue and Pleasure—and asked to choose between them. Pleasure promised him all carnal delights, but Virtue promised immortality. Hercules gave his hand to the latter, and, after a life of toil, was received amongst the gods.

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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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Heracleidæ
Heralds. (Anglo-Saxon here
Herald’s College
Heraldic Colours
Herb
Herb of Grace
Herb Trinity
Herba Sacra
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules Choice
Hercules Club
Hercules Horse
Hercules Labour
Hercules Pillars
Hercules Secundus
Hercules of Music (The)
Herculean Knot
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Herefordshire Kindness
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