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Lovers, Famous

421. Lovers, Famous

  1. Abélard and Héloïse (Pierre, 10791142) (c. 10981164) persecuted 12th-century lovers. [Fr. Hist.: Century Cyclopedia, 14]
  2. Atala and Chactas Indian lovers whose passion goes unconsummated. [Fr. Lit.: Atala ]
  3. Aucassin and Nicolette the love story of 12th-century France. [Fr. Lit.: Aucassin and Nicolette ]
  4. Browning, Robert, and Elizabeth Barrett (18121889) (18061861) 19th-century love one of most celebrated of literary romances. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 139]
  5. Celadon and Astree bywords for lovers in pastoral poetry. [Br. Lit.: Celadon, Walsh Modern, 91]
  6. Ceyx and Halcyone to perpetuate love, changed into kingfishers after formers drowning. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses ]
  7. Daphnis and Chloë innocent though passionate love of two children. [Gk. Lit.: Daphnis and Chloë, Magill I, 184]
  8. Darby and Joan inseparable old-fashioned couple. [Br. Lit.: Espy, 335]
  9. Deirdre and Noisi celebrated lovers of the Ulster Cycle. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259260]
  10. Della and Jim each sacrifices greatly for others Christmas present. [Am. Lit.: The Gift of the Magi in Benét, 395]
  11. Edward VIII (18941972) and Wallis Warfield Simpson (1896) British king abdicates throne to marry divorcee (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835]
  12. Helen and Paris their elopement caused the Trojan war. [Gk. Myth.: Century Classical, 525528, 815817]
  13. Hero and Leander love affair on the Hellespont tragically ends with latters drowning. [Gk. Lit.: Hero and Leander : Br. Lit.: Hero and Leander ]
  14. Jacob and Rachel he worked fourteen years to win her hand. [O.T.: Genesis 29:18]
  15. Lescaut, Manon, and the Chevalier des Grieux he accompanies Manon to Louisiana when she is exiled for prostitution. [Fr. Lit.: Manon Lescaut ]
  16. lovebirds small parrots, traditional symbol of affection. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
  17. Oliver and Jenny rapturous college relationship leads to blissful marriage. [Am. Lit.: Love Story ]
  18. Petrarch and Laura lovers in spirit only. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 2632]
  19. Rinaldo and Armida virgin witch seeks revenge but falls in love. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered ]
  20. Romeo and Juliet young love springs up amidst family feud. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet ]
  21. Tristan and Iseult their pact of undying love has tragic consequences. [Medieval Legend: Tristan and Iseult ; Ger. Opera: Tristan and Iseult ]
  22. turtle doves adoring couple, building their nest. [O.T.: Song of Songs 2:12]
  23. Zhivago, Yuri, and Lara passion stirs between idealistic doctor and nurse during Russian revolution. [Russ. Lit.: Doctor Zhivago ]

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