Glory Hole to Godfrey Case

Glory Hole, a cupboard, ottoman, box, or other receptacle, where anything may be thrown for the nonce to get it out of sight rapidly. A cupboard at the head of a staircase for brooms, etc., is so called.

Glosiovellix, the Scandinavian paradise.

Glossin (Gilbert), a knavish lawyer, who purchases the Ellangowan estate, and is convicted by counsellor Pleydell of kidnapping Henry Bertrand the heir. Both Glossin and Dirk Hatteraick, his accomplice, are sent to prison; and in the night Hatteraick first strangles the lawyer and then hangs himself.—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (time, George II.).

GLOUCESTER (The duke of), brother of Charles II.—Sir W. Scott: Woodstock (time Commonwealth).

Gloucester (Richard duke of), in the court of king Edward IV.—Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

Gloucester (Robert of) wrote a History of England in rhyme, from the age of Brute or Brutus to about 1300. It is Geoffrey’s Chronicle in bad verse. He lived in the reign of Henry III.

Gloucester (The earl of), in the court of king Henry II.—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed (time, Henry II.).

Glover (Simon), the old glover of Perth, and father of the “fair maid.”

Catherine Glover, “the fair maid of Perth,” daughter of Simon the glover, and subsequently bride of Henry Smith the armourer.—Sir W. Scott: Fair Maid of Perth (time, Henry IV.).

Glover (Heins), the betrothed of Trudchen [i.e. Gertrude] Pavilion, daughter of the syndic’s wife.—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward (time, Edward IV.).

Glowrowrum (The old lady), a friend of Magnus Troil.—Sir W. Scott: The Pirate (time, William III.).

Glubdubdrib, the land of sorcerers and magicians, where Gulliver was shown many of the great men of antiquity.—Swift: Gulliver’s Travels (1726).

Glück, a German musical composer, greatly patronized by Mary Antoinette. Young France set up against him the Italian Piccini. Between 1774 and 1780 every street, coffee-house, school, and drawing-room of Paris canvassed the merits of these two composers, not on the score of their respective talents, but as the representatives of the German and Italian schools of music. The partisans of the German school were called Glückists, and those of the Italian school Piccinists.

Est-ce Glück, est-ce Puccini, Que doit couronner Polymnie Donc entre Glück et Puccini Tout le Parnasse est désuni. L’un soutient ce que l’autre nie, Et Clio veut battre Uranie. Pour moi, qui crains tout manie, Plus irrésolu que Babouc N’épousant Piccini ni Glück, Je n’y connais rien: ergo Glück.

A similar contest raged in England between the Bononcinists and Handelists. The prince of Wales was the leader of the Handel or German party, and the duke of Marlborough of the Bononcini or Italian school. (See Tweedledum.)

Glumdalca queen of the giants, captive in the court of king Arthur. The king cast love-glances at her, and made queen Dollallolla jealous; but the giantess loved lord Grizzle, and lord Grizzle loved the princess Huncamunca, and Huncamunca loved the valiant Tom Thumb.—Tom Thumb, by Fielding the novelist (1730), altered by O’Hara, author of Midas (1778).

Glum-dalclitch, a girl nine years old “and only forty feet high.” Being such a “little thing,” the charge of Gulliver was committed to her during his sojourn in Brobdingnag.—Swift: Gulliver’s Travels.

Soon as Glumdalclitch missed her pleasing care,
She wept, she blubbered, and she tore her hair.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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