Hatton to Headstone

Hatton (Sir Christopher), “the dancing chancellor.” He first attracted the attention of queen Elizabeth by his graceful dancing at a masque. He was made by her chancellor and knight of the Garter.

M. De Lauzun, the favourite of Louis XIV., owed his fortune also to the manner in which he danced in the king’s quadrille.

You’ll know sir Christopher by his turning out his toes,—famous, you know, for his dancing.—Sheridan: The Critic, ii. 1 (1779).

Haud passibus æquis (“not with equal strides”), a rival, but not an equal. Impar congressus Achilli.

Haunted Man (The), Redlaw, in the Christmas tale so called by Dickens (1847).

Hautlieu (Sir Artevan de), in the introduction of sir W.Scott’s Count Robert of Paris (time, Rufus).

Hautlieu (The lady Margaret de), first disguised as sister Ursula, and afterwards affianced to sir Malcolm Fleming.—Sir W. Scott: Castle Dangerous (time, Henry I.).

Hautlieu = Ho-la.

Havelok or Hablok, the orphan son of Birkabegn king of Denmark, was exposed at sea through the treachery of his guardians. The raft drifted to the coast of Lincolnshire, where it was discovered by Grim, a fisherman, who reared the young foundling as his own son. It happened that some twenty years later certain English nobles usurped the dominions of an English princess, and, to prevent her gaining any access of power by a noble alliance, resolved to marry her to a peasant, Young Havelok was selected as the bridegroom, but having discovered the story of his birth, he applied to his father Birkabegn for aid in recovering his wife’s possessions. The king afforded him the aid required, and the young foundling became in due time both king of Denmark and king of that part of England which belonged to him in right of his wife.—Haveloc the Dane (by the trouveurs).

The ancient seal of the town of Grimsby contained the names of “Gryme and Havloc.”

Havisham (Miss), an old spinster who lived in Satis House, the daughter of a rich brewer. She was engaged to be married to Compeyson, who threw her over on the wedding morn. From this moment she became fossilized, always wore her wedding-dress, with a lace veil from head to foot, white satin shoes, bridal flowers in her hair, jewels round her neck and on her fingers. She adopted a little girl, three years old, who married and left her. She somehow set fire to herself, and, though Pip succeeded in saving her, she died soon after from the shock; and Satis House was pulled down.

Estella Havisham, the adopted child of Miss Havisham, by whom she was brought up. She was proud, handsome, and self-possessed. Pip loved her, and probably she reciprocated his love, but she married Bentley Drummle, who ill-treated her, and died, leaving her a young widow. The tale ends with these words—

1 [Pip] took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place. As the morning mists had risen … when I first left the forge, so the evening were rising now; and …I saw no shadow of another parting from her.—Dickens: Great Expectations (1860).

N.B.—Estella was the natural daughter of Magwitch (the convict) and Molly the housekeper of Mr. Jaggers the lawyer. It was Jaggers who introduced the child at the age of three to Miss Havisham to adopt.

Havre, in France, is a contraction of Le havre de notre dame de Grace.

Hawcubite, a street bully. After the Restoration, we had a succession of these disturbers of the peace: first came the Muns, then followed the Tityre Tus, the Hectors, the Scourers, the Nickers, the Hawcubites, and after them the Mohawks, the most dreaded of all.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.