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    Terrour

    Hello,

    Can anybody explain to me what exactly the author means by Terrour? Is it a metaphor, Terror itself looked him in the eye?

    The winter solstice had passed; another year opened. I slept a deep sleep by night when Harfager entered my chamber, and shook me. His face was ghastly in the taper-light. A transformation within a few hours had occurred upon him. He was not the same. He resembled some poor wight into whose unexpecting eyes—at midnight—have glared the sudden eye-balls of Terrour.

    Vaila, M.P.Shiel, 1895

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Terrour

    Does the author use a capital T? Otherwise I'd assume it's an old way of writing terror.

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    Re: Terrour

    Yes, he does.
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    Re: Terrour

    Yes - it's a personification of terror in an archaic spelling.

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