George Barnwell to Geryoneo

George Barnwell. (See Barnwell, p. 91.)

George Street (Strand, London), one of a series of streets named after the second duke of Buckingham. The series consists of George Street, Villiers Street, Duke Street, and Buckingham Street.

Georges (The Four), lectures by Thackeray on the kings and customs of the times referred to, with satire, epigram, and humour (1856-7).

Georgian Women (The). Allah, wishing to stock his celestial harem, commissioned an imaum to select for him forty of the loveliest women he could find. The imaum journeyed into Frankistan, and from the country of the Ingliz carried off the king’s daughter. From Germany he selected other maidens; but when he arrived at Gori (north-west of Tiflis) he fell in love with one of the beauties, and tarried there. Allah punished him by death, but the maidens remained in Gori, and became the mothers of the most beautiful race of mortals in the whole earth.—A Legend.

Georgina [Vesey], daughter of sir John Vesey. Pretty, but vain and frivolous. She loved, as much as her heart was susceptible of such a passion, sir Frederick Blount; but wavered between her liking and the policy of marrying Alfred Evelyn, a man of great wealth. When she thought the property of Evelyn was insecure, she at once gave her hand to sir Frederick.—Lord Lytton: Money (1840).

Geraint (Sir), of Devon, one of the knights of the Round Table. He was married to Enid, only child of Yniol. Fearing lest Enid should be tainted by the queen, sir Geraint left the court, and retired to Devon. Half sleeping and half waking, he overheard part of Enid’s words, and fancying her to be unfaithful to him, treated her for a time with great harshness; but when he was wounded Enid nursed him with such wifely tenderness that he could no longer doubt her fealty, and a complete understanding being established, “they crowned a happy life with a fair death.”—Tennyson: Idylls of the King (“Geraint and Enid”).

Geraldin (Lord), son of the earl of Glenallan. He appears first as William Lovell, and afterwards as major Neville. He marries Isabella Wardour (daughter of sir Arthur Wardour).

Sir Aymer de Geraldin, an ancestor of lord Geraldin.—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (time, George III.).

Geraldine, a young man, who comes home from his travels to find his playfellow (that should have been his wife) married to old Wincott, who receives him hospitably as a friend of his father’s, takes delight in hearing tales of his travels, and treats him most kindly. Geraldine and the wife mutually agree not in any wise to wrong so noble and confiding an old gentleman.—Heywood: The English Traveller (1576–1645).

Geraldine (Lady), an orphan, the ward of her uncle count de Valmont. She is betrothed to Florian “the foundling of the forest,” and the adopted son of the count. This foundling turns out to be his real son, who had been rescued by his mother and carried into the forest to save him from the hands of Longueville, a desperate villain.—Dimond: The Foundling of the Forest.

Geraldine (The Fair), the lady whose praises are sung by Henry Howard earl of Surrey. Supposed to be lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of Gerald Fitzgerald ninth earl of Kildare. She married the earl of Lincoln.

That favoured strain was Surrey’s raptured line;
The fair and lovely form, the lady Geraldine.
   —Sir W. Scott: Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805).

Geraldine’s Courtship (Lady), a poem by Mrs. Browning (1844). The lady falls in love with a peasant- poet, whom she marries.

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