In 1891, at Xanten (in Westphalia), the Jew Buschhoff, a butcher, was accused of murdering a child of five years old for a similar purpose; and although an alibi was proved, the villagers insisted on their belief. Another case occurred in 1893 at Malta, and some since that date.

Hughie Graham, a ballad about Graham, a borderer, who was hanged for stealing the bishop’s mare. Scott has introduced a version of it into his Border Minstrelsy.

Hugo, count of Vermandois, brother of Philippe. 1. of France, and leader of the Franks in the first crusade. Hugo died before Godfrey was appointed general-in-chief of the allied armies (bk. i.), but his spirit appeared to Godfrey when the army went against the Holy City (bk. xviii.).—Tasso: Jerusalem Delivered (1575).

Hugo, brother of Arnold; very small of stature, but brave as a lion. He was slain in the faction fight stirred up by prince Oswald against duke Gondibert, his rival in the love of Rhodalind daughter and only child of Aribert king of Lombardy.

Of stature small, but was all over heart,
And tho’ unhappy, all that heart was love.
   —Davenant: Gondibert, i. 1 (died 1668).

Hugo, natural son of Azo chief of the house of Este and Bianca, who died of a broken heart, because, although a mother, she was never wed. Hugo was betrothed to Parisina, but his father, not knowing it, made Parisina his own bride. One night Azo heard Parisina in her sleep confess her love for Hugo, and the angry marquis ordered his son to be beheaded. What became of Parisina “none knew, and none can ever know.” —Byron: Parisina (1816).

Hugo Hugonet, minstrel of the earl of Douglas.—Sir W. Scott: Castle Dangerous (time, Henry 1.).

Hugon (King), the great nursery ogre of France.

Huguenot Pope (The). Philippe de Mornay, the great supporter of the French huguenots, is called Le Pape des Huguenots (1549–1623).

Of course, Philippe de Mornay was not one of the “popes of Rome.”

Huguenots (Les), an opera by Meyerbeer (1836). The subject of this opera is the massacre of the French huguenots or protestants, planned by Catherine de Medicis on St. Bartholomew’s Day (August 24, 1572), during the wedding festivities of her daughter Margherita (Marguerite) and Henri le Bearnais (afterwards Henri IV. of France).

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