Gradus to Grapes Painted

Gradus, the Oxford pedant, suitor for the hand of Elizabeth Doiley, daughter of a retired slop-seller. His rival is captain Granger. In a test of the scholarship of the aspirants, his Greek quotation is set aside for the captain’s English fustian.—Mrs. Cowley: Who’s the Dupe?

Græme (Roland), heir of Avenel. He first appears as page to the lady of Avenel, then as page to Mary queen of Scots.

Magdalene Grœme, dame of Heathergill, grandmother of Roland Grœme. She appears to Roland disguised as Mother Nicneven, an old witch at Kinross.—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot (time, Elizabeth).

Græme (William), the red riever [freebooter] at Westburnflat.—Sir W. Scott: The Black Dwarf (time, Anne).

Grævius or J. G. Grœfe of Saxony, editor of several of the Latin classics (1632–1703).

Believe me, lady, I have more satisfaction in beholding you than I should have in conversing with Grævius and Gronovius.—Mrs. Cowley: Who’s the Dupe? i. 3.

(Abraham Gronovius was a famous philologist, 1694–1775.)

Graham Hamilton, a novel by lady Caroline Lamb. Its object is to show the infirmities of the most amiable and best of minds (1822).

Grahame (Colonel John), of Claverhouse, in the royal army under the duke of Monmouth. Afterwards viscount of Dundee.

Cornet Richard Grahame, the colonel’s nephew, in the same army.—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality (time, Charles II.).

Grahame’s Dike, the Roman wall between the friths of the Clyde and Forth.

This wall defended the Britons for a time, but the Scots and Picts … climbed over it. … A man named Grahame is said to have been the first soldier who got over, and the common people still call the remains of the wall “Grahame’s Dyke.”—Sir W. Scott: Tales of a Grandfather.

Grahams, nicknamed “Of the Hen.” The reference is this: The Grahams, having provided for a great marriage feast, found that a raid had been made upon their poultry by Donald of the Hammer (q.v.). They went in pursuit, and a combat took place; but as the fight was for “cocks and hens,” it obtained for the Grahams the nickname of Gramoch an Garrigh.

Grail (The Holy). (See Graal.)

Gram, Siegfried’s sword.

Grammar. Sigismund, surnamed Augustus, said, “Ego sum Imperator Romanorum, et supra grammaticam” (1520, 1548–1572).

Grammarians (Prince of), Apollonios of Alexandria. Priscian called him Grammaticorum Princeps (second century B.C.).

Grammont (The count of). He promised marriage to la belle Hamilton, but left England without performing the promise; whereupon the brothers followed him, and asked him if he had not forgotten something. “True, true,” said the count, “excuse my short memory;” and, returning with the brothers, he made the young lady countess of Grammont.

Granary of Athens, the district about Kertch. The buck-wheat of this district carried off the prize of the Great Exhibition in 1851.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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