Judi (Al), the mountain on which the ark rested. The word is a corruption of Al Kurdu, so called because it was inhabited by the Kurds. The Greeks corrupted the name into Gordyæi, and the mountain was often called the Gordyæan.

The ark rested on the mountain Al Judi.—Al Korân, xi.

Judith, a beautiful Jewess of Bethulia, who, to save her native town, assassinated Holofernês, the general of Nebuchadnezzar. When Judith showed the head of the general to her countrymen, they rushed on the invading army, and put it to a complete rout.—Judith vii., x.-xv.

(The words of the opera of Judith are by Bickerstaff, the music by Dr. Arne, 1764.)

Judith (Aunt), sister to Master George Heriot the king’s goldsmith.—Sir W. Scott: Fortunes of Nigel (time, James I.).

Judy, the wife of Punch. Master Punch, annoyed by the cries of the baby, gives it a knock, which kills it, and, to conceal his crime from his wife, throws the dead body out of the window. Judy comes to inquire about the child, and, hearing of its death, upbraids her lord stoutly, and tries on him the “reproof of blows.” This leads to a quarrel, in which Judy is killed. The officers of justice, coming to arrest the domestic tyrant, meet the same fate as his child and wife; but at last the devil outwits him, he is hanged, and carried off to the place of all evil-doers.

Juel (Nils), a celebrated Danish admiral, who received his training under Tromp and De Ruyter. He defeated the Swedes in 1677 in several engagements.

Nils Juel gave heed to the tempest’s roar …
“Of Denmark’s Juel who can defy
The power?”
   —Longfellow: King Christian [V.].

Juletta, the witty, sprightly attendant of Alinda.—Fletcher: The Pilgrim (1621).

Julia, a lady beloved by Protheus. Her waiting-woman is Lucetta.—Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594).

Julia, the “ward” of Master Walter “the hunchback.” She was brought up by him most carefully in the country, and at a marriageable age was betrothed to sir Thomas Clifford. Being brought to London, she was carried away in the vortex of fashion, and became the votary of pleasure and dissipation, abandoned Clifford, and promised to marry the earl of Rochdale. As the wedding day drew nigh, her love for Clifford returned, and she implored her guardian to break off her promise of marriage to the earl. Walter now showed himself to be the real earl of Rochdale, and father of Julia. Her nuptials with the supposed earl fell to the ground, and she became the wife of sir Thomas Clifford.—Knowles: The Hunchback (1831).

Julia (Donna), a lady of Seville, of Moorish origin, a married woman, “charming, chaste, and twenty- three.” Her eye was large and dark, her hair glossy, her brow smooth, her cheek “all purple with the beam of youth,” her husband 50, and his name Alfonso. Donna Julia loved a lad of 16, named don Juan, “not wisely but too well,” for which she was confined in a convent.—Byron: Don Juan, i. 59-188 (1819).

Tender and impassioned, but possessing neither in formation to occupy her mind, nor good principles to regulate her conduct, donna Julia is an illustration of the women of Seville, “whose minds have but one idea, and whose life-business is intrigue.” The slave of every impulse … she now prostrates herself before the alter of the Virgin, making the noblest efforts “for honour, pride, religion, virtue’s sake,” and then. “in the full security of innocence,” she seeks temptation, and finds retreat impossible.—Finden: Byron Beauties.

JuliaMelville, award of sir Anthony Absolute; in love with Faulkland, who saved her life when she was thrown into the water by the upsetting of a boat.—Sheridan: The Rivals (1775).

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