Dryden of Germany to Duessa

Dryden of Germany (The), Martin Opitz, sometimes called “The Father of German Poetry” (1597–1639).

Dryeesdale (Jasper), the old steward at Lochleven Castle.—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot (time, Elizabeth).

Dryope , daughter of king Dryops, beloved by Apollo. Apollo, having changed himself into a tortoise, was taken by Dryopê into her lap, and became the father of Amphissos. Ovid says that Dryopê was changed into a lotus (Met., x. 331).

Duarte , the vainglorious son of Guiomar.—Beaumont and Fletcher: The Custom of the Country (printed 1647).

Duboso, the great thief, who robs the night-mail from Lyons, and murders the courier. He bears such a strong likeness to Joseph Lesurques (act i. sc. 1) that their identity is mistaken.—Stirling: The Courier of Lyons (1852).

Dubourg (Mons.), a merchant at Bordeaux, and agent there of Osbaldistone of London.

Clement Dubourg, son of the Bordeaux merchant, one of the clerks of Osbaldistone, merchant.—Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy (time, George I.).

Dubric (St.) or St. Dubricius, archbishop of the City of Legions (Caerleon-upon-Usk; Newport is the only part left). He set the crown on the head of Arthur, when only 15 years of age. Geoffrey says (British History, ix. 12), “This prelate, who was primate of Britain, was so eminent for his piety, that he could cure any sick person by his prayers.” St. Dubric abdicated and lived a hermit, leaving David his successor. Tennyson introduces him in his Coming of Arthur, Enid, etc.

St. Dubric, whose report old Carleon yet doth carry.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xxiv. (1622).

To whom arrived, by Dubric the high saint,
Chief of the Church in Britain, and before
The stateliest of her altar-shrines, the king
That morn was married.
   —Tennyson: The Coming of Arthur.

Duchess May (The Rhyme of the), a poem by Mrs. Browning (1841). “Full of passion and incident.”

Duchess Street (Portman Square). So called from Margaret duchess of Portland. (See Duke Street.)

Duchesse de la Valière, a tragedy by lord Lyton (1830).

Duchomar was in love with Morna, daughter of Cormac king of Ireland. Out of jealousy, he slew Câthba, his more successful rival, went to announce his death to Morna, and then asked her to marry him. She replied she had no love for him, and asked him for his sword. “He gave the sword to her tears,” and she stabbed him to the heart. Duchômar begged the maiden to pluck the sword from his breast that he might die; and when she approached him for the purpose, “he seized the sword from her, and slew her.”

“Duchômar, most gloomy of men; dark are thy brows and terrible; red are thy rolling eyes … I love thee not,” said Morna; “hard is thy heart of rock, and dark is thy terrible brow.”—Ossian: Fingal, i.

Duchran (The laird of), a friend of baron Bradwardine.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Ducking-Pond Row (London), now called “Grafton Street.”

Duck Lane (London), a row near Smithfield, once famous for second-hand books. It has given way to city improvements.

Scotists and Thomists now in peace remain,
Amidst their kindred cobwebs in Duck Lane.
   —Pope: Essay on Criticism (1711).

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