Somnath, Idol of

Somnath, Idol of, “a mere mass of coarse crockery,” says Jepherson Brick, an imaginary friend of Carlyle's, “not worth five shillings, sat like a great staring god, with two diamonds for eyes, which one day a commander of the Faithful took the liberty to smite once as he rode up with grim battle-axe and heart full of Moslem fire, and which thereupon shivered into a heap of ugly potsherds, yielding from its belly half a waggon-load of gold coins; the gold coins, diamond eyes, and other valuables were carefully picked up by the Faithful; confused jingle of potsherds was left lying; and the idol of Somnath, once showing what it was, had suddenly come to a conclusion.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Somnath * Somnus
Solway Moss
Solyman II.
Soma
Somai, Brahmo
Somaliland
Somerset House
Somersetshire
Somerville, Mrs. Mary
Somme
Somnath
Somnath, Idol of
Somnus
Sonata
Sonderbund
Sonnet
Sons of the Prophets
Sontag, Henrietta
Soochoo
Sopherim, The
Sophia, Electress of Hanover
Sophia, St.