(another name for the SCAMANDER). One of the rivers of ancient Troy (q.v.). Homer, Iliad xx. 74, says that it was called X. by the Gods and Scamander by men. In Peele's Arraignment ii. 2, Juno says, "X. shall run liquid gold for thee to wash thy hands." In Marlowe's Dido ii. 1, Aeneas says, "That town there should be Troy, yon Ida's hill, There's X. stream, because here's Priamus." In Taming of a Shrew, Haz., p. 513, Ferando says, "More fair and radiant is my bonny Kate Than silver X. when he doth embrace The ruddy Simois at Ida's feet." In Nero iv. 1, the Emperor says of Poppaea: "Such Venus is when on the sandy shore Of X. or on Ida's pleasant green She leads the dance." In Locrine iii. 4, 9, the hero says of the God of War "He drove the Argives over X. streams." Spenser, F. Q. iii. 9, 35, makes the X. and the Scamander separate rivers; the Trojan dames, he says, "Saw the fields of fair Scamander strown With carcases of noble warriors . . . . And X. sandy banks with blood all overflown."


Pronounced Sheres (see SHERRIS). In Devonshire i. 2, the Merchant says, "Our Sherryes merchants, though few of us be here, shall soundly pay to the furnishing of this navy." The trial in the last Act is held at Sherryes.