(in English, Palinure). Any pilot; so called from Palinurus, the steersman of AEneas.
Oh! think how to this [Pitt's] latest day, When death, just hovering, claimed his prey, With Palinure's unaltered mood, Firm at his dangerous post he stood; Each call for needful rest repelled, With dying hand the rudder held, Till in his fall with fateful sway The steerage of the realm gave way.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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