Definition of Elegiast

1. n. One who composes elegies.



Definition of Elegiast

1. Noun. One who composes elegies. ¹

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Definition of Elegiast

1. a writer of elegies [n -S]

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Literary usage of Elegiast

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1848)
"In spite of Mr. Forster, we must think that Goldsmith's praise to a Lyrist unsurpassed, and an elegiast unequalled in modern literature, was as niggard and ..."

2. American Literature by Alphonso Gerald Newcomer (1906)
"... the friend and elegiast of Thoreau, and Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813—1892), a landscape painter of Cambridge, translator of Vergil's Aeneid (1872), ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"It was his aim to be an elegiast pure and simple. His love, or rather its reflection in his poetry, was to him all in all; and no other subject could long ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1849)
"... knowing private life and its charms for the first time,—verily it would have been a theme for an elegiast like Tibullus. " Allures to brighter worlds, ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"Used in elegies; pertaining to elegies ; mournful; sorrowful. elegiast, (el-e-ji'-ast) ) n. ». A writer of ELEGIST, (gl'-e-jist) \ elegies. ..."

6. Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty by Arthur Léon Imbert de Saint-Amand, Imbert de Saint-Amand, Elizabeth Gilbert Martin (1897)
"and pathetic elegiast, the Catullus, the Tibullus of France, added a bronze chord to his lyre: — Hail, divine triumph! Enter within our walla ! ..."

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