CLIFFORD to Cloudesley

CLIFFORD (Mr.), the heir of sir William Charlton in right of his mother, and in love with lady Emily Gayville. The scrivener Alscrip had fraudulently got possession of the deeds of the Charlton estates, which he had given to his daughter called “the heiress,” and which amounted to £2000 a year; but Rightly, the lawyer, discovered the fraud, and “the heiress” was compelled to relinquish this part of her fortune. Clifford then proposed to lady Emily, and was accepted.—General Burgoyne: The Heiress (1781).

Clifford (Henry lord), a general in the English army.—Sir W. Scott: Castle Dangerous (time, Henry I.).

Clifford (Paul), a highwayman, reformed by the power of love.—Lord Lytton: Paul Clifford, a novel (1830).

This novel is on similar lines to Jonathan Wild, by Fielding (1754). Ainsworth’s Jack Sheppard (1839) is another novel of similar character.

Clifford (Rosamond), usually called “The Fair Rosamond,” the favourite mistress of Henry II.; daughter of Walter lord Clifford. She is introduced by sir W. Scott in two novels, The Talisman and Woodstock. Dryden says—

Fane Clifford was her name, as books aver, “Fair Rosamond” was but her nom de guerre.
   —Epilogue to Henry II.

Clifford (Sir Thomas), betrothed to Julia (daughter of Master Walter “the hunchback”). He is wise, honest, truthful, and well-favoured, kind, valiant, and prudent.—Knowles: The Hunchback (1831).

Clifford Street (London), so named from Elizabeth Clifford, daughter of the last earl of Cumberland, who married Richard Boyle, earl of Burlington. (See Savile Row.)

Clifton (Harry), lieutenant of H.M. ship Tiger. A daring, dashing, care-for-nobody young English sailor, delighting in adventure, and loving a good scrape. He and his companion Mat Mizen take the side of El Hyder, and help to reestablish the Chereddin, prince of Delhi, who had been dethroned by Hamet Abdulerim.—Barrymore: El Hyder, Chief of the Ghaut Mountains.

Clim of the Clough. (See Clym.)

Clincher (Beau). (See Beau, p. 99.)

Clink (Fem), the turnkey at Newgate.—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak (time, Charles II.).

Clinker (Humphry), a poor workhouse lad, put out by the parish as apprentice to a blacksmith, and afterwards employed as an ostler’s assistant and extra postilion. Being dismissed from the stables, he enters the service of Mr. Bramble, a fretful, grumpy, but kind-hearted and generous old gentleman, greatly troubled with gout. Here he falls in love with Winifred Jenkins, Miss Tabitha Bramble’s maid, and turns out to be a natural son of Mr. Bramble.—Smollett: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771).

(Probably this novel suggested to Dickens his Adventures of Oliver Twist.)

Clio, an anagram of C[helsea], L[ondon], I[slington], O[ffice], the places from which Addison despatched his papers for the Spectator. The papers signed by any of these letters are by Addison; hence called “Clio.”

When panting virtue her last efforts made, You brought your Clio to the virgin’s aid.

Clippurse (Lawyer), the lawyer employed by sir Everard Waverley to make his will.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Cliquot [Kleeko], a nickname given by Punch to Frederick William IV. of Prussia, from his love of champagne of the “Cliquot brand” (1795, 1840–1861).

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