Lovers, Famous Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Lovers, Famous

  1. Abélard and Héloïse (Pierre, 1079–1142) (c. 1098–1164) 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 (1812–1889) (1806–1861) 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 former’s 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, 259–260]
  10. Della and Jim each sacrifices greatly for other’s Christmas present. [Am. Lit.: “The Gift of the Magi” in Benét, 395]
  11. Edward VIII (1894–1972) 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, 525–528, 815–817]
  13. Hero and Leander love affair on the Hellespont tragically ends with latter’s 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, 26–32]
  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]