Huldbrand to Hungarian Brothers

Huldbrand (Sir), the husband of Undine.—De la Motte Fouqué: Undine (1807).

Hulsean Lectures, certain sermons preached at Great St. Mary’s Church, Cambridge, and paid for by a fund, the gift of the Rev. John Hulse, of Cheshire, in 1777. N. B.—Till the year 1860, the Hulsean Lecturer was called “The Christian Advocate.”

Human Understanding (An Essay concerning), by John Locke, published in 1690. Against the dogma of innate ideas, and in proof that experience is the key of knowledge.

Humber or Humbert, mythical king of the Huns, who invaded England during the reign of Locrin, some 1000 years B. C. In his flight, he was drowned in the river Abus, which has ever since been called the Humber.—Geoffrey: British History, ii. 2; Milton: History of England.

The ancient Britons yet a sceptred king obeyed
Three hundred years before Rome’s great foundation laid;
And had a thousand years an empire strongly stood
Ere Cæsar to her shores here stemmed the circling flood;
And long before borne arms against the barbarous Hun,
Here landing with intent the isle to overrun;
And, following them in flight, their general Humberd drowned,
In that great arm of sea by his great name renowned.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, viii. (1612); see also xxviii.

Humgudgeon (Grace-be-here), a corporal in Cromwell’s troop.—Sir W. Scott: Woodstock (time, Commonwealth).

Humm (Anthony), chairman of the “Brick Lane Branch of the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association.”—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Humma, a fabulous bird, of which it was said that “the head over which the shadow of its wings passes will assuredly wear a crown.”—Wilkes: South of India, v. 423.

Belike he thinks
The humma’s happy wings have shadowed him,
And, therefore, Fate with royalty must crown
His chosen head.
   —Southey: Roderick, etc., xxiii. (1814).

Humourists of the Eighteenth Century, by Thackeray (1851–1853).

Humorous Lieutenant (The), the chief character and title of a comedy by Beaumont (?) and Fletcher (1647). (Beaumont died 1616.) The lieutenant has no name.

Humpback (The). Andrea Solari, the Italian painter, was called Del Gobbo (1470–1527).

Geronimo Amelunghi was also called Il Gobo di Pisa (sixteenth century).

Humphrey (Master), the hypothetical compiler of the tale entitled “Barnaby Rudge” in Master Humphrey’s Clock, by Charles Dickens (1840).

Humphrey (Old), pseudonym of George Mogridge.

(George Mogridge also issued several books under the popular name of “Peter Parley,” which was first assumed by S. G. Goodrich, in 1828. Several publishers of high standing have condescended to palm books on the public under this assumed name, some written by William Martin, and others by names wholly unknown.

Humphrey (The good duke), Humphrey Plantagenet, duke of Gloucester, youngest son of Henry IV., murdered in 1446.

To dine with duke Humphrey, to go without dinner. To stay behind in St. Paul’s aisles, under pretence of finding out the monument of duke Humphrey, while others more fortunate go home to dinner.

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