Cantabric Ocean to Captain is a Bold Man

Cantabric Ocean, the sea which washes the south of Ireland.—Richard of Cirencester: Ancient State of Britain, i. 8.

Cantacuzene , a noble Greek family, which has furnished Constantinople with two emperors, and Moldavia and Wallachia with several princes. The family still survives.

We mean to show that the Cantacuzenês are not the only princely family in the world.—D’Israeli: Lothair.

There are other members of the Cantacuzenê family besides myself.—Ditto.

Cantacuzene (Michael), the grand sewer (butler) of Alexius Comnenus, emperor of Greece.—Sir W. Scott: Count Robert of Paris (time, Rufus).

Canterbury, according to mythical story, was built by Rudhudibras.

By Rudhudibras Kent’s famous town…arose.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, viii. (1612).

Canterbury Tales. Twenty-three tales told by a company of pilgrims going to visit the shrine of “St. Thomas à Becket” at Canterbury. The party first assembled at the Tabard, an inn in Southwark, and there agreed to tell one tale each both going and returning, and the person who told the best tale was to be treated by the rest to a supper at the Tabard on the homeward journey. The party consisted of twenty- nine pilgrims, so that the whole budget of tales should have been fifty-eight, but only twenty-three of the number were told, not one being on the homeward route. (1388.)

The tales are as follows:—
Chunoun’s yemen’s tale, the Transmutation of Metals.
Clerk’s tale, Patient Grisildes.
Cook’s tale, Gamelyon (“As You Like It”).
Doctor of Physic’s tale, Virginius.
Franklin’s tale, Dorigen and Arviragus.
Friar’s tale, a Compact with the Devil.
Host’s tale, Melibeus (or the forgiveness of injuries).
Knight’s tale, Paleman and Arcite (or king Theseus).
Man of Law’s tale, king Alla and Constance.
Manciple’s tale, the Tell-tale Crow turned Black.
Merchant’s tale, January and May.
Miller’s tale, Nicholas and Alison.
Monk’s tale, Mutability of Fortune (examples).
Nun’s tale (second), Valerian and Tiburce.
Nun’s Priest’s tale, Chanticleer and the Fox.
Pardoner’s tale, the Devil and the Proctor.
Prioress’s tale, similar to “Hugh of Lincoln”
Reeve’s tale, Symon and the Miller.
Shipman’s tale, the Merchant and the Monk.
Squire’s tale, Cambuscan.
Sumpnor’s tale, the Begging Friar.
Thopus’ (Sir) tale (cut short by mine host), a Fight with a Three-headed Friar.
Wife of Bath’s tale, What a Woman likes Best (to have her own sweet will).

Canton, the Swiss valet of lord Ogleby. He has to skim the morning papers and serve out the cream of them to his lordship at breakfast, “with good emphasis and good discretion.” He laughs at all his master’s jokes, flatters him to the top of his bent, and speaks of him as a mere chicken compared to himself, though his lordship is 70 and Canton about 50. Lord Ogleby calls him his “cephalic snuff, and no bad medicine against megrims, vertigoes, and profound thinkings.”—Colman and Garrick: The Clandestine Marriage (1766).

Cantrips (Mrs.), a quondam friend of Nanty Ewart the smuggler-captain.

Jessie Cantrips, her daughter.—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet (time, George III.).

Cantwell (Dr.), the hypocrite, the English representative of Molière’s “Tartuffe.” He makes religious cant the instrument of gain, luxurious living, and sensual indulgence. His overreaching and dishonourable conduct towards lady Lambert and her daughter gets thoroughly exposed, and at last he is arrested as a swindler.—Bickerstaff: The Hypocrite (1768).

(This is Cibber’s Nonjuror (1717) modernized.)

Dr. Cantwell…the meek and saintly hypocrite.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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