Clavileno, the wooden horse on which don Quixote got astride in order to disenchant the infanta Antonomasia, her husband, and the countess Trifaldi (called the “Dolorida dueña”). It was “the very horse on which Peter of Provence carried off the fair Magalona, and was constructed by Merlin.” This horse was called Clavileno or Wooden Peg, because it was governed by a wooden pin in the forehead.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, II. iii. 4, 5 (1615).

There is one peculiar advantage attending this horse; he neither eats, drinks, sleeps, nor wants shoeing.… His name is not Pegasus, nor Bucephalus; nor is it Brilladoro, the name of the steed of Orlando Furioso; neither is it Bayarte, which belonged to Reynaldo de Montalbon; nor Bootes, nor Peritoa, the horses of the sun; but his name is Clavileno the Winged,—Chap. 4.

Claypole (Noah), alias “Morris Bolter,” an ill-conditioned charity-boy, who takes down the shutters of Sowerberry’s shop and receives broken meats from Charlotte (Sowerberry’s servant), whom he afterwards marries.—Dickens: Oliver Twist (1837).

Cleante , brother-in-law of Orgon. He is distinguished for his genuine piety, and is both high-minded and compassionate.—Molière: La Tartuffe (1664).

Cleante , son of Harpagon the miser, in love with Mariane . Harpagon, though 60 years old, wished to marry the same young lady, but Cléante solved the difficulty thus: He dug up a casket of gold from the garden, hidden under a tree by the miser, and while Harpagon was raving about the loss of his gold, Cléante told him he might take his choice between Mariane and the gold. The miser preferred the casket, which was restored to him, and Cléante married Mariane.—Molière: L’Avare (1667).

Cleante , the lover of Angelique daughter of Argan the malade imaginaire. As Argan had promised Angelique in marriage to Thomas Diafoirus a young surgeon, Cléante carries on his love as a music- master, and though Argan is present, the lovers sing to each other their plans under the guise of an interlude called “Tircis and Philis.” Ultimately, Argan assents to the marriage of his daughter with Cléante.—Molière: Le Malade Imaginaire (1673).

Cleanthe , sister of Siphax of Paphos.—Beaumont (?) and Fletcher: The Mad Lover (1617).

Beaumont died 1616.

Cleanthe , the lady beloved by Ion.—Talfourd: Ion (1835).

Cleanthes , son of Leonidês and husband of Hippolita, noted for his filial piety. The duke of Epire made a law that all men who had attained the age of 80 should be put to death as useless incumbrances of the commonwealth. Simonidês, a young libertine, admired the law, but Cleanthês looked on it with horror, and determined to save his father from its operation. Accordingly, he gave out that his father was dead, and an ostentatious funeral took place; but Cleanthês retired to a wood, where he concealed Leonidês, while he and his wife waited on him and administered to his wants.—The Old Law (a comedy of Philip Massinger, T. Middleton, and W. Rowley, 1620).

Clegg (Holdfast), a puritan millwright.—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak (time, Charles II.).

Cleishbotham (Fedediah), schoolmaster and parish clerk of Gandercleuch, who employed his assistant teacher to arrange and edit the tales told by the landlord of the Wallace inn of the same parish. These tales the editor disposed in three series, called by the general title of The Tales of My Landlord (q.v.). (See introduction of The Black Dwarf.) Of course the real author is sir Walter Scott (1771–1832).

Mrs. Dorothea Cleishbotham, wife of the schoolmaster, a perfect Xantippê, and “sworn sister of the Eumenidês.”

Clelia or Clœlia, a Roman maiden, one of the hostag es given to Porsina. She made her escape from the Etruscan camp by swimming across the Tiber. Being sent back by the Romans, Porsîna not only set her

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