Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Menelaus” in article 4 of The Daily Dispatch: March 10, 1865., [Electronic resource]:
...all my worldly goods I thee endow!"
Nothing in history, in poetry, or in fable, equals the devotion of the Northern bridegroom to the false Southern bride, except the inexhaustible assiduity of Menelaus to Helen after Paris had run away with his incomparable spouse.
Menelaus persisting in running after Helen, after Helen had run away from him, is the only instance of such constancy on record.
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