On the strength of a legendary anecdote related by the monk of St Gall.
In an anecdote regarding a suit which Gamaliel was prosecuting before a Christian judge, a converted Jew, he appeals to the Gospel and to the words of Jesus in Matt.
Tradition credits him with an especial genius for the delineation of animals and landscape, and commemorates his skill by a curious anecdote of a painted horse which left its frame to ravage the fields, and was reduced to pictorial stability only by the sacrifice of its eyes.
He was a charming talker, with a gay humour and a quiet sarcasm and a telling use of anecdote for argument.
This anecdote forms the subject of Dryden's Ode to Saint Cecilia's Day.
The earliest anecdote of Pascal is one of his being bewitched and freed from the spell.
But the flood of anecdote and criticism overflowed the narrow channel.
The following anecdote may illustrate this.
Garcia de Resende appropriated Pina's chronicle of King John II., and after adding a wealth of anecdote and gossip and casting the glamour of poetry over a somewhat dry record, he reissued it under his own name.
According to the well-known anecdote, when the Samnites sent ambassadors with costly presents to induce him to exercise his influence on their behalf in the senate, they found A n FIG.
In our own day, the French have returned to the original application of dialogue, and the inventions of "Gyp," of Henri Lavedan and of others, in which a mundane anecdote is wittily and maliciously told in conversation, would probably present a close analogy to the lost mimes of the early Sicilian poets, if we could meet with them.
Next to these he valued books of biography and anecdote: Plutarch, Grimm, St Simon, Varnhagen von Ense.
It was during his papacy that the siege of Rome by Alaric (408) took place, when, according to a doubtful anecdote of Zosimus, the ravages of plague and famine were so frightful, and help seemed so far off, that papal permission was granted to sacrifice and pray to the heathen deities; the pope was, however, absent from Rome on a mission to Honorius at Ravenna at the time of the sack in 410.
Voltaire is the authority for the well-known anecdote about the apple.
I'd like, if I may, to relate a small anecdote.
It was full of anecdotes of life as a young civil engineer working for a local authority.
Once again from family anecdotes, it is understood that Thomas Hogarth had a butchers business of his own in Bispham, Blackpool.
The book had many anecdotes of the interesting people who have sailed Sunbeams.
After the anecdote the conversation broke up into insignificant small talk about the last and next balls, about theatricals, and who would meet whom, and when and where.