Usage examples for Cid

  1. Unity of design, however, caused him to publish the poem under the same pseudonyme as his former work; and the disjointed lays of the ancient bards were joined together, like those relating to the Cid, into a chronicle history, named the Iliad. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  2. James Russell Lowell, gentleman and scholar that he was, describes a type of man unknown to the Old World:- This brown- fisted rough, this shirt- sleeved Cid, This backwoods Charlemagne of Empires new. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  3. 1884. 6. " Le Cid," op. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  4. In fact, I have no great opinion of the Cid as an historical character or a poetic fiction. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  5. Our vanity is soothed by evidence that those who have eclipsed us in the race of life are no better than ourselves, or in some respects worse than ourselves; and if to these general impulses be added political or personal animosity, accusations of depravity are circulated as surely about such men, and are credited as readily as under other influences are the marvellous achievements of a Cid or a St. Francis. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  6. I And when the army sailed out of Valencia the Moors of King Bucar fled before the dead body of the Cid and ten thousand of them were drowned trying to scramble into their ships, among them twenty kings, and the Christians got so much booty of gold and silver among the tents that the poorest of them became a rich man. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  7. The most ancient chronicle of the Cid was written in Arabic, a little before the Cid's death, by two of his pages, who were Mnssulmans. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton