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Ithacenʹsian Suitors (The)

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The suitors of Penelŏpē (4 syl.), wife of Ulysses, King of Ithăca. While Ulysses was absent, many suitors presented themselves to Penelŏpē, affirming that Ulysses was certainly dead. Penelŏpē put them off, saying she would give a definite answer when she had finished the robe she was weaving for Laertēs, but at night she unravelled all she had woven during the day. At last Ulysses returned and slew the suitors.

All the ladies, each and each,


Like the Ithacensian suitors in old time,

Stared with great eyes, and laughed with alien lips.”


Tennyson: The Princess, iv.

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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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