Cornubia to Councils

Cornubia, Cornwall. The rivers of Cornwall are more or less tinged with the metals which abound in those parts.

Then from the largest stream unto the lesser brook…
They curl their ivory fronts,…and breed such
As drew down many a nymph [river] from the Cornubian shore,
That paint their goodly breasts [water] with sundry sorts of oar.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, iv. (1612).

Cornubian Shore (The), Cornwall, famous for its tin-mines. Merchants of ancient Tyre and Sidon used to export from Cornwall its tin in large quantities.

…from the bleak Cornubian shore,
Dispense the mineral treasure, which of old
Sidonian pilots sought.
   —Akenside: Hymn to the Naiads.

Cornwall (Barry), an imperfect anagram of Bryan Waller Proctor, author of English Songs (1788–1874).

Corombona (Vittoria), the White Devil, the chief character in a drama by John Webster, entitled The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona (1612).

Coronis, daughter of Phoroneus king of Phocis, metamorphosed by Minerva into a crow.

Corporal (The Little). General Bonaparte was so called after the battle of Lodi (1796).

Corrector (Alexander the). (See Alexander, p. 22.)

Corrivreckin, an intermittent whirlpool in the Southern Hebridês, so called from a Danish prince of that name, who perished there.

Corrouge , the sword of sir Otuel, a presumptuous Saracen, nephew of Farracute . Otuel was in the end converted to Christianity.

Corsair (The), a poem in three cantos (heroic couplets) by lord Byron (1814). The corsair was lord Conrad, afterwards called Lara. Hearing that the sultan Seyd [Seed] was about to attack the pirates, he assumed the disguise of a dervise and entered the palace, while his crew set fire to the sultan’s fle et. Conrad was apprehended and cast into a dungeon, and being released by Gulnare (queen of the harem), he fled with her to the Pirates’ Isle. Here he found that Medora (his heart’s darling) had died during his absence, so he left the island with Gulnare, returned to his native land, headed a rebellion, and was shot.

(This tale is based on the adventures of Lafitte, the notorious buccaneer. Lafitte was pardoned by general Jackson for services rendered to the States in 1815, during the attack of the British on New Orleans.)

Corsand, a magistrate at the examination of Dirk Hatteraick at Kippletringan.—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (time, George II.).

Corsican Brothers (The), a drama by Boucicault (1848), an adaptation of Dumas’s novel. The name of the brothers is Dei Franchi.

Corsican General (The), Napoleon I., who was born in Corsica (1769–1821).

Corsina, wife of the corsair who found Fairstar and Chery in the boat as it drifted on the sea. Being made very rich by her foster-children, Corsina brought them up as princes.—Comtesse D’Aulnoy: Fairy Tales (“The Princess Fairstar,” 1682).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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