Brevity Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Brevity

  1. Adonis’ garden of short life. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
  2. bubbles symbolic of transitoriness of life. [Art: Hall, 54]
  3. cherry fair cherry orchards where fruit was briefly sold; symbolic of transience. [Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 217]
  4. Gettysburg Address terse but famous speech given by President Lincoln at dedication of national cemetery. (Gettysburg, Penn., 1863). [Am. Hist.: EB, IV: 515]
  5. Grey, Lady Jane (1537–1554) queen of England for nine days. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1146]
  6. night-blooming cereus symbol of fading loveliness; blooms briefly. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  7. Six-Day War Arab-Israeli war (1967). [Near East. Hist.: EB, I: 470]