Glaucus, or The Wonders of the Shore. The natural history of the beach, by C. Kingsley (1855).

Glaucus’s Swop, Glauci et Dimoédis permutatio, a very foolish exchange. Homer (Iliad, vi.) tells us that Glaucus changed his golden armour for the iron one of Diomedês. The French say C’est le troc de Glaucus et de Diomede. This Glaucus was the grandson of Bellerophon. (In Greek, “Glaukos.”)

Glee-maiden (The), Louise, who has a love-passage with the son of Robert III. of Scotland. After the death of the prince, she casts herself down a steep precipice, and is never heard of more—Sir W. Scott: The Fair Maid of Perth (1828) (time, Henry IV.).

Glem, the scene of Arthur’s battle, is in Northumberland.

The fight that all day long
Rang by the white mouth of the violent Glem.

Glenallan (Joscelind dowager countess of), whose funeral takes place by torchlight in the Catholic chapel.

The earl of Glenallan, son of the dowager countess.—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (time, George III.).

Glenalvon, heir of lord Randolph. When young Norval, the son of lady Randolph, makes his unexpected appearance, Glenalvon sees in him a rival, whom he hates. He insinuates to lord Randolph that the young man is a suitor of lady Randolph’s, and, having excited the passion of jealousy, contrives to bring his lordship to a place where he witnesses their endearments. A fight ensues, in which Norval slays Glenalvon, but is himself slain by lord Randolph, who then discovers too late that the supposed suitor was his wife’s son.—Home: Douglas (1757).

Glenarvon, a novel by lady Caroline Lamb (1816). Its object is to represent the dangers arising from a devotion to fashion. The hero is said to be meant for lord Byron.

Glencoe, the scene of the massacre of M’Ian and thirty-eight of his glenmen, in 1692. All Jacobites were commanded to submit to William III. by the end of December, 1691. M’Ian was detained by a heavy fall of snow, and sir John Dalrymple, the master of Stair, sent captain Campbell to make an example of “the rebel.”

(Talfourd has a drama entitled Glencoe, or the Fall of the M’Donalds.)

Glendale (Sir Richard), a papist conspirator with Redgauntlet.—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet (time, George III.).

Glendinning (Elspeth) or Elspeth Brydone, widow of Simon Glendinning of the Tower of Glendearg.

Halbert and Edward Glendinning, sons of Elspeth Glendinning.—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery (time, Elizabeth).

Glendinning (Sir Halbert), the knight of Avenel, husband of lady Mary of Avonel.—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot (time, Elizabeth).

Glendoveer, plu. Glendoveers, the most beautiful of the good spirits of Hindû mythology.

…the glendoveers,
The loveliest of all of heavenly birth.
   —Southey: Curse of Kehama, vi. 2 (1809).

Glendower (Owen), a Welsh nobleman, descended from Llewellyn (last of the Welsh kings). Sir Edmund Mortimer married one of his daughters. Shakespeare makes him a wizard, but very highly accomplished.—Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV. (1597).

Glengarry. So M’Donald of Glengarry (who gave in his adhesion to William III.) is generally called. (See Glencoe.)

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