Crown of Ionia to Culloch

Crown of Ionia, Smyrna, the largest city of Asia Minor.

Crowns. Byron, in Don Juan, says the sultan is “master of thirty kingdoms” (canto vi. 90). The czar of Russia is proclaimed as sovereign of seventeen crowns.

(Of course the sultan is no longer master of thirty kingdoms, 1897.)

Crowned after Death. Inez de Castro was exhumed six years after her assassination, and crowned queen of Portugal by her husband, don Pedro. (See Inez De Castro.)

Crowquill (Alfred), Alfred Henry Forrester, author of Leaves from my Memorandum-Book (1859), one of the artists of Punch (1805–1872.)

Croye (Isabelle countess of), a ward of Charles “the Bold,” duke of Burgundy. She first appears at the turret window in Plessis lés Tours, disguised as Jacqueline; and her marriage with Quentin Durward concludes the novel.

The countess Hameline of Croye, aunt to co untess Isabelle. First disguised as Dame Perotte at Plessis lés Tours; afterwards married to William de la Marck.—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward (time, Edward IV.).

Croye (Monseigneur de la), an officer of Charles “the Bold,” duke of Burgundy. —Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

Croysado (The Great), general lord Fairfax (1611–1671).—S. Butler: Hudibras.

Crucifixion (The). When Clovis was told the story of the Crucifixion, he exclaimed, “Had I and my Franks been there, we would soon have avenged the wrong.”

When Crillon “the Brave” heard the tale, he grew so excited that he could not contain himself, and starting up in the church, he cried aloud, Où étais tu, Crillon? (“What were you about, Crillon, to allow of such deeds as these?”)

Crudor (Sir). (See Briana, p. 147.)

Cruel (The), Pedro king of Castile (1334, 1350–1369).

Cruikshanks (Ebenezer), landlord of the Golden Candlestick inn.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Cruise of the Midge (The), a naval story by Michael Scott.

Crummles (Mr. Vincent), the eccentric but kind-hearted manager of the Portsmouth Theatre.

It was necessary that the writer should, like Mr. Crummles, dramatist, construct his piece in the interest of “the pump and washing-tubs.”—R. Fitxgerald.

Mrs. Crummles, wife of Mr. Vincent Crummles, a stout, ponderous, tragedy-queen sort of a lady. She walks or rather stalks like lady Macbeth, and always speaks theatrically. Like her husband, she is full of kindness, and always willing to help the needy.

Miss Ninetta Crummles, daughter of the manager, and called in the play-bills “the infant phenomenon.”—Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby (1838).

Crumthormo, one of the Orkney or Shetland Islands.—Ossian: Cath-Loda.

Cruncher (Jerry), an odd-job man in Tellson’s bank. His wife was continually saying her prayers, which Jerry termed “flopping.” He was a “resurrection man.”—Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities (1859).

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