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Styliʹtes or Pillar Saints

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By far the most celebrated are Simeon the Stylite of Syria, and Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople. Simeon spent thirty-seven years on different pillars, each loftier and narrower than the preceding. The last was sixty-six feet high. He died in 460, aged seventy-two. Daniel lived thirty-three years on a pillar, and was not unfrequently nearly blown from it by the storms from Thrace. He died in 494. Tennyson has a poem on Simeon Stylites.

“I, Simeon of the Pillar by surname,

Stylites among men—I, Simeon,

The watcher on the column till the end.”


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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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Stump
Stump Orator (in America)
Stùmp Up
Stumps
Stumped Out
Stupid Boy
Sty or Stye
Stygian
Style
Styles
Stylites or Pillar Saints
Styx
Suaviter in Modo (Latin)
Sub Cuitro Liquit
Sub Hasta
Sub Jove (Latin)
Sub-Lapsarian, Supra-Lapsarian
Sub Rosa
Sublime Port
Sublime Porte (The)
Submerged (The) or The Submerged Tenth