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  • Aglauros and Herse disobeyed her and opened the basket which contained the infant and future king, Erichthonius, who was somehow mixed or intertwined with a snake. The sight caused Herse and Aglauros to go insane and they jumped to their deaths off the Acropolis. — “Herse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • René Herse (1913, Levallois, France – 1976) was a highly regarded builder of ultra high end touring and racing bicycles. Herse was what is known as a "constructeur", meaning he built not just the frame, but the entire bike. — “René Herse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Herse (pronounced /ˈhɜrsiː/ HUR-see, or as in Greek Ἕρση), or Jupiter L, previously known by its provisional designation of S/2003 J 17, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. Herse is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an. — “Herse (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • A private part of the house had three bed-chambers, adorned with ivory and with tortoiseshell, of which thou, Pandrosos, hadst the right-hand one, Aglauros the left-hand, and Herse had the one in the middle. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • –Or by a more critical equation, and supposing the whole of love to be as ten–to determine with Ficinus, 'How many parts of it–the one,–and how many the other;'–or whether it is all of it one great Devil, from head to tail, as Plato has taken upon him to pronounce; concerning which conceit of his, I shall not offer my opinion:–but my opinion of Plato is this; that he appears, from this instance, to have been a man of much the same temper and way of reasoning with doctor Baynyard, who being a great enemy to blisters, as imagining that half a dozen of 'em at once, would draw a man as surely to his grave, as a herse and six–rashly concluded, that the Devil himself was nothing in the world, but one great bouncing Cantharidis.–... — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne

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