Claremont, afterwards the property of lord Clive. Princess Charlotte died in childbirth, and the name of her accoucheur was Croft.

Charlotte, daughter of general Baynes. She marries Philip Firmin, the hero of Thackeray’s novel The Adventures of Philip (1860).

Charlotte (Lady), the servant of a lady so called. She assumes the airs with the name and address of her mistress. The servants of her own and other households address her as “Your ladyship,” or “lady Charlotte;” but though so mighty grand, she is “noted for a plaguy pair of thick legs.”—Rev. James Townley: High Life Below Stairs (1759).

Charlotte Elizabeth, whose surname was Phelan, afterwards Tonna, author of numerous books for children, tales, etc. (1825–1862).

Charlotte Goodchild, a merchant’s orphan daughter of large fortune. She is pestered by many lovers, and her guardian gives out that she has lost all her money by the bankruptcy of his house. On this all her suitors but one fall off, and that one is sir Callaghan O’Brallaghan. Sir Callaghan declares he loves her now as an equal, and one whom he can serve; but before he loved her “with fear and trembling, like a man that loves to be a soldier, yet is afraid of a gun.”—Macklin: Love à-la-Mode (1779).

Charmian, a kind-hearted, simpleminded attendant on Cleopatra. After the queen’s death, she applied one of the asps to her own arm; and when the Roman soldiers entered the room, fell down dead.—Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (1608); and Dryden: All for Love (1678).

Charteris (Sir Patrick) of Kinfauns, provost of Perth.—Sir W. Scott: Fair Maid of Perth (time, Henry IV.).

Chartist Clergyman (The), Rev. Charles Kingsley (1809–1877).

Chartre (Le billet qu’ a la), the promise of a candidate to those he canvasses. The promise of a minister or prince, which he makes from politeness, and forgets as soon. Ah, le bon billet qu’ a la Chartre.—Ninon de Lenclos.

Charyllis, in Spenser’s pastoral Colin Clout’s Come Home Again, is lady Compton. Her name was Anne, and she was the fifth of the six daughters of sir John Spenser of Althorpe, ancestor of the noble houses of Spenser and Marlborough. Edmund Spenser dedicated to her his satirical fable called Mother Hubbard’s Tale (1591). Charyllis was thrice married; her first husband was lord Monteagle, and her third was Robert lord Buckhurst (son of the poet Sackville), who succeeded his father in 1608 as earl of Dorset.

No less praiseworthy are the sisters three,
The honour of the noble family
Of which I meanest boast myself to be,…
Phyllis, Charyllis, and sweet Amaryllis:
Phyllis the fair is eldest of the three,
The next to her is bountiful Charyllis.

   —Colin Clout’s Come Home Again (1594).

Chase (The), a poem in four books, by Somerville (1735), in blank verse. The subject is thus indicated—

The chase I sing, hounds and their various breed,
And no less various use.

Chaste (The), Alfonso II. of Asturias and Leon (758, 791-835 abdicated, died 842).

Chastelard, a tragedy of Swinburne (1865). A gentleman of Dauphiny, who fell in love with Mary queen of Scots. He is discovered in the queen’s bedroom.

Chastity (Tests of): Alasnam’s mirror, Arthur’s drinking-horn, the boy’s mantle, cutting the brawn’s head, Florimel’s girdle, the horn of fidelity, la coupe enchantée, the mantle of fidelity, the grotto of Ephesus, etc. (See Caradoc, p. 177, and each article named.)

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