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Saturʹnian Verses

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Old-fashioned. A rude composition employed in satire among the ancient Romans. Also a peculiar metre, consisting of three iambics and a syllable over, joined to three trochees, according to the following nursery metre:—

“The queen was in the par-lour …

The maids were in the garden …”


“The Fescennine and Saturnian were the same, for as they were called Saturnian from their ancientness, when Saturn reigned in Italy, they were called Fescennine from Fescennina [sic], where they were first practised.”—Dryden: Dedication of Juvenal.

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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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Satan
Satan’s Journey to Earth (Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 418 to the end)
Satanic
Satire
Saturday
Saturn or Kronos [Time]
Saturn
Saturn’s Tree
Saturnalia
Saturnian Days
Saturnian Verses
Saturnine
Satyr
Satyrane
Sauce
Sauce (To)
Sauce to the Goose is Sauce to the Gander
Saucer Eyes
Saucer Oath
Saucy
‘Saul