The gorgeous dresses of the pagan king, the princess and the oriental spectators, the quaint attempts at local colour, and at investing the dragon with some degree of fearsomeness, make the picture one of the most attractive of the series.
Giorgio degli Schiavoni and the St George and the Dragonin the Sala del Conclave at the Salute.
No sooner did Beowulf hear of a dragon to be slain, of a friendly king "in need of a man," than he selected fourteen companions and launched his war-galley in search of adventure.
The Grendel legend, for example, appears in the Icelandic saga of Gretti, who slays the dragon Glam.
The company soon came tumbling out; insisting to each other that the Dragon clock was half an hour too fast, and that the thunder must have affected it.
Mrs Lupin; for in that name the Blue Dragonwas licensed to furnish entertainment, both to man and beast.
The wandering attention of the mistress of the Blue Dragon roved to these things but twice or thrice, and then for but an instant at a time.
I know'd well enough the first time I see you down at the Dragon that it must be so, sooner or later.
She can't say anything as does not possess them qualities,' returned Mr Tapley; 'which as much belongs to the Dragon as its licence.
If I can't be content and comfortable in this here lively Dragon now, is it to be looked for as I should be then?
The three-spotted Dragon fly (Libellula trimaculata), of which figure 133 represents the male, is so called from the three dark clouds on the wings of the female.
For example, in the larvæ of the larger Dragonflies (Libellula, etc.
Again its back yawns wide open, and from the rent our Dragon fly slowly emerges.
One of our most common Dragonflies is the ruby Dragon fly, Diplax rubicundula, which is yellowish-red.
Tachina); also many carnivorous species of wasps beetles and flies, dragon flies and Aphis lions (Fig.
In laying them, the Dragon fly, according to Mr. P.
It is interesting to watch the Dragon flies through their transformations, as they can easily be kept in aquaria.
Of our more common, typical forms of Dragon flies, we figure a few, commonly observed during the summer.
Even among insects, a class replete with forms the very incarnation of ugliness and the perfection of all that is hideous in nature, our Dragon fly is most conspicuous.
Among other beneficial insects belonging to the Neuroptera, is the immense family of Libellulidæ, or Dragon flies.
Bulging forth these made him like to the ghost of some huge dragon fly.
As the door was open he walked in, but a lovely maiden met him and implored him to go back, for the owner of the castle was a dragon with six heads, who had stolen her from her home and brought her down to this underground spot.
Scarcely had he put it on when the dragon came back, and the fight began.
Many shepherds have gone to that lake and none have ever returned; but this one has in these two days fought twice with the dragon and has escaped without a wound.
When the dragon comes back, ask him where he always goes when he leaves here, and what makes him so strong; and when you have coaxed the secret from him, tell me the next time I come.
At this the dragon grew rather frightened, but in a moment had recollected his eighteen heads, and was bold again.
Then the dragon gasped: 'O prince, let me dip my burning head once into the lake, and I will hurl you up to the top of the sky.
Then the old woman jumped up and kissed the hearth; whereat the dragon laughed the more, and said: 'You foolish creature!
Then the prince swung the dragon straight up into the clouds, and when he touched the earth again, he broke into a thousand pieces.
But the dragon of the Hesperides, you know," observed one of the damsels, "has a hundred heads!
It is said that there was a dragon beneath the tree, with a hundred terrible heads, fifty of which were always on the watch, while the other fifty slept.
And now Hercules began to consider what he should do, in case Atlas should be drowned in the sea, or if he were to be stung to death by the dragon with the hundred beads, which guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides.
The suggestion of the oriental dragon in this, as in other examples, is at once apparent, and the resemblance to certain conventional forms that come down to us from the earliest known period of Chinese art is truly remarkable.
The body of thedragon might have been painted in China, so neat and intricate is the drawing.
The under side of the cup is divided into four compartments, each of which incloses a dragon painted in black and red on a white ground; the borders are sometimes red, sometimes purple.
The body of a man is seen, painted in red, the arms and legs separated, and the shoulders bearing the head of the dragon with teeth and crest.
They lost many men and a dragon ship when they tried to force the iron chain.
The dragon "splits" at the call of nature, the ephemerae dance in the sunlight, and game-keepers kill poachers in real life as in the story.
From Volume Two, page 264, Tom and The Dragon Fly: What is the first thing you notice when you look at this picture?
Yes," the dragon said, boastfully, "I am the great Worm!
The Fox drew Mikko aside and whispered softly: "A few days' march from here there is a very gorgeous castle belonging to a wicked old dragon who is known as the Worm.
According to what friends had written from Rome, she was more than discreet, demure as a Puritan maiden, and the elderly chaperon who travelled with her was a dragon of virtue.
But I really think, Miss Grant, that Carleton's got his pet dragon into pretty good training now, both as a land and water and air animal.
But he is a saint, if ever there was one: and a good thing too, as he's got a dragon on the hearth to tame; but a little inconvenient sometimes for the poor dragon.
Then the mines were no longer separate: they joined together and became like a fiery reptile, a dragon in the outcrop, clawing deep with every joint, wounding the earth with every claw, as a centipede wounds with every poisoned foot.
The white residues gleamed beneath the moon, from every smoke stack poured smoke: the dragon breathed.
In the old days he had often appealed to me for more wood to give his devouring dragon of a stove.
They said, "The hour is advancing, and the dragon will be upon us, and make havoc among us all.
At the first sound of his voice Lightning sprang to the attack, and with such celerity that the dragon had no time to decide how to meet his antagonist.
Before he could do so, however, the terrible dragon put his head up through the midst, with a frightful howl, and spueing fire out of his nostrils.
But the fear of the dragon was so great on all the people of the city that there was not one would venture to encounter it, even for the sake of such a prize.
It was past the time when the dragon usually received his victim, and he was advancing rapidly towards the city walls, roaring horribly, and "swinging the scaly horrors of his folded tail.
Once more he severed the terrible head; and after this the dragon was seen no more.