Caspar, master of the horse to the baron of Arnheim. Mentioned in Donnerhugel’s narrative.—Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

Caspar, a man who sold himself to Zamiel the Black Huntsman. The night before the expiration of his life-lease, he bargained for a respite of three years, on condition of bringing Max into the power of the friend. On the day appointed for the prize-shooting, Max aimed at a dove but killed Caspar, and Zamiel carried off his victim to “his own place.”—Weber’s opera, Der Freischütz (1822).

Cassandra, daughter of Priam, gifted with the power of prophecy; but Apollo, whom she had offended, cursed her with the ban “that no one should ever believe her predictions.”—Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (1602).

Mrs. Barry in characters of greatness was graceful, noble, and dignified; no violence of passion was beyond the reach of her feeling, and in the most melting distress and tenderness she was exquisitely affecting. Thus she was equally admirable in “Cassandra,” “Cleopatra,” “Roxana,” “Monimia,” or “Belvidera.”—Dibdin: History of the Stage.

(“Cassandra” (Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare); “Cleopatra” (Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare, or All for Love, Dryden); “Roxana” (Alexander the Great, Lee); “Monimia” (The Orphan, Otway); “Belvidera” (Venice Preserved, by Otway).)

Cassel (Count), an empty-headed, heartless, conceited puppy, who pays court to Amelia Wildenhaim, but is too insufferable to be endured. He tells her he “learnt delicacy in Italy, hauteur in Spain, enterprise in France, prudence in Russia, sincerity in England, and love in the wilds of America,” for civilized nations have long since substituted intrigue for love.—Mrs. Inchbald: Lovers’ Vows (1800), altered from Kotzebue.

Cassi, the inhabitants of Hertfordshire or Cassio.—Cæsar: Commentaries.

Cassibellaun or Cassibelan (probably. “Caswallon”), brother and successor of Lud. He was king of Britain when Julius Cæsar invaded the island. Geoffrey of Monmouth says, in his British History, that Cassibellaun routed Cæ sar, and drove him back to Gaul (bk, iv. 3, 5). In Cæsar’s second invasion the British again vanqui shed him (ch. 7), and “sacrificed to their gods as a thank-offering, 40,000 cows, 100,000 sheep, 30,000 wild beasts, and fowls without number” (ch. 8). Androgeus “duke of Trinovantum,” with 5000 men, having joined the Roman forces, Cassibellaun was worsted, and agreed “to pay 3000 pounds of silver yearly in tribute to Rome.” Seven years after this Cassibellaun died and was buried at York.

(In Shakespeare’s Cymbeline the name is called “Cassibelan.”)

N.B.—Polyænus of Macedon tells us that Cæsar had a huge elephant armed with scales of iron, with a tower on its back, filled with archers and slingers. When this beast entered the sea, Cassivelaunus and the Britons, who had never seen an elephant, were terrified, and their horses fled in affright, so that the Romans were able to land without molestation.—See Drayton’s Polyolbion, viii.

There the hive of Roman liars worship a gluttonous emperor-idiot.

Such is Rome…hear it, spirit of Cassivelaun.
   —Tennyson: Boadicea.

Cassilane, general of Candy and father of Annophel.—Beaumont and Fletcher: Laws of Candy (printed 1647).

Cassim, brother of Ali Baba, a Persian. He married an heiress and soon became one of the richest merchants of the place. When he discovered that his brother had made himself rich by hoards from the robbers’ cave, Cassim took ten mules charged with panniers to carry away part of the same booty. “Open, Sesamê!” he cried, and the door opened. He filled his sacks, but forgot the magic word. “Open, Barley!” he cried, but the door remained closed. Presently the robberband returned, and cut him down

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