CARELESS to Carocium

CARELESS, one of the boon companions of Charles Surface.—Sheridan: School for Scandal (1777).

Careless (Colonel), an officer of high spirits and mirthful temper, who seeks to win Ruth (the daughter of sir Basil Thoroughgood) for his wife.—T. Knight: The Honest Thieves.

(This farce is a mere réchauffé of The Committee, by the hon. sir R. Howard. The names “colonel Careless” and “Ruth” are the same, but “Ruth” says her proper Christian name is “Anne.” The Committee recast by Knight is called The Honest Thieves.)

Careless, in The Committee, was the part for which Joseph Ashbury (1638–1720) was celebrated.—Chetwood: History of the Stage.

Careless (Ned) makes love to lady Pliant.—Congreve: The Double Dealer (1700).

Careless Husband (The), a comedy by Colley Cibber (1704). The “careless husband” is sir Charles Easy, who has amours with different persons, but is so careless that he leaves his love-letters about, and even forgets to lock the door when he has made a liaison, so that his wife knows all; yet so sweet is her temper, and under such entire control, that she never reproaches him, nor shows the slightest indication of jealousy. Her confidence so wins upon her husband that he confesses to her his faults, and reforms entirely the evil of his ways.

Carême (Jean de), chef de cuisine of Leo X. This was a name given him by the pope for an admirable soupe maigre which he invented for Lent. A descendant of Jean was chef to the prince regent, at a salary of £1000 per annum, but he left this situation because the prince had only a ménage bourgeois, and entered the service of baron Rothschild at Paris (1784–1833).

Carey (Patrick), the poet, brother of lord Falkland, introduced by sir W. Scott in Woodstock (time, Commonwealth).

Cargill (The Rev. Josiah), ministe r of St. Ronan’s Well, tutor of the hon. Augustus Bidmore, and the suitor of Miss Augusta Bidmore, his pupil’s sister.—Sir W. Scott: St. Ronan’s Well (time, George III.).

Caribee Islands (London), now Chandos Street. It was called the Caribee Islands from its countless straits and intricate thieves’ passages.

Carino, father of Zenocia the chaste troth-plight wife of Arnoldo (the lady dishonourably pursued by the governor count Clodio).—Beaumont and Fletcher: The Custom of the Country (printed 1647).

Carker (James), manager in the house of Mr. Dombey, merchant. Carker was a man of 40, of a florid complexion, with very glistening white teeth, which showed conspicuou sly when he spoke. His smile was like “the snarl of a cat.” He was the Alastor of the house of Dombey, for he not only brought the firm to bankruptcy, but he seduced Alice Marwood (cousin of Edith, Dombey’s second wife) and also induced Edith to elope with him. Edith left the wretch at Dijon, and Carker, returning to England, was run over by a railway train and killed.

John Carker, the elder brother, a junior clerk in the same firm. He twice robbed it and was forgiven.

Harriet Carker, a gentle, beautiful young woman, who married Mr. Morfin, one of the employés in the house of Mr. Dombey, merchant. When her elder brother John fell into disgrace by robbing his employer, Harriet left the house of her brother James (the manager) to live with and cheer her disgraced brother John.—C. Dickens: Dombey and Son (1846).

Carlegion or Cair-Ligion, Chester, or the “fortress upon Dee.”

Fair Chester, called of old

   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xi. (1613).

Carleton (Captain), an officer in the Guards.—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak (time, Charles II.).

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