We still contemplate and .consider; we still speak of men as jovial, saturnine or mercurial; we still talk of the ascendancy of genius, or a disastrous defeat.
His smile became saturnine.
It is under the influence of Saturn, and that is the reason why usually Saturnine men are so covetous and tenacious.
saturnine figures is their access to or possession of the ' Measures ' .
saturnine man confronts an environment that is not seen by him as peaceful.
In the tenth, the theme of the " vanity of human wishes " is illustrated by great historic instances, rather than by pictures of the men and manners of the age; and, though the declamatory vigour and power of expression in it are occasionally as great as in the earlier satires, and although touches of Juvenal's saturnine humour, and especially of his misogyny, appear in all the satires of this book, yet their general tone shows that the white heat of his indignation is abated; and the lines of the eleventh, already referred to (201 seq.), " Spectent juvenes quos clamor et audax Sponsio, quos cultae decet assedisse puellae: Nostra bibat vernum contracta cuticula solem," leave no doubt that he was well advanced in years when they were written.
Around the world, one of the characteristics which distinguishes Saturnine figures is their access to or possession of the ' Measures '.
Thus this saturnine man confronts an environment that is not seen by him as peaceful.
The influence of a particular planet has also lef t traces in various languages; but the French and English jovial and the English saturnine correspond rather to the gods who served as types in chiromancy than to the planets which bear the same names.
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