da, he was enabled to rescue her, because he was “charmed from fire.” When her lover was carried by the witch Lorrimite to the city of Baly under the ocean, he was able to deliver the captive, because he was “charmed from water, the serpent’s tooth, and all beasts of blood.” He could even descend to the infernal regions to crave vengeance against Kehama, because “he was charmed against death.” When Kehama drank the cup of “immortal death,” Ladurlad was taken to paradise.—Southey: The Curse of Kehama (1809).

Lady (A). This authoress of A New System of Domestic Cookery (1808) is Mrs. Rundell.

Lady (A), authoress of The Diary of an Ennuyée (1826), is Mrs. Anna Jameson.

Several other authoresses have adopted the same signature, as Miss Gunn of Christchurch, Conversations on Church Polity (1833); Mrs. Palmer, A Dialogue in the Devonshire Dialect (1837); Miss S. Fenimore Cooper, Rural Hours (1854); Julia Ward, Passion-flowers, etc. (1854); Miss E. M. Sewell, Amy Herbert (1865); etc.

Lady Bountiful (A). The benevolent lady of a village is so called, from “lady Bountiful” in the Beaux’ Stratagem, by Farquhar (1707). (See Bountiful, p. 140.)

Lady Freemason, the Hon. Miss Elizabeth St. Leger, daughter of lord Doneraile. The tale is that, in order to witness the proceedings of a Freemasons’ lodge, she hid herself in an empty clockcase when the lodge was held in her father’s house; but, being discovered, she was compelled to submit to initiation as a member of the craft.

Lady Magistrate (The), lady Berkley, made justice of the peace for Gloucestershire by queen Mary. She sat on the bench at assizes and sessions girt with a sword.

Lady Margaret, mother of Henry VII. She founded a professorship of divinity in the University of Cambridge (1502); and a preachership in both universities.

Lady in the Sacque. The apparition of this hag forms the story of the Tapestried Chamber, by sir W. Scott.

Lady of England, Maud, daughter of Henry I. The title of Domina Anglorum was conferred upon her by the council of Winchester, held April 7, 1141. (See Rymer’s Fœdera, i. (1703).)

A. L. O. E., the initial letters of A Lady Of England, was the signature adopted by Miss-Tucker, authoress of Pride and Prejudice, etc. (1821–1893).

Lady of Lyons (The). Pauline Deschappelles, daughter of a Lyonese merchant. She rejected the suits of Beauseant, Glavis, and Claude Melnotte, who therefore combined on vengeance. To this end, Claude, who was a gardener’s son, aided by the other two, passed himself off as prince Como, married Pauline, and brought her home to his mother’s cottage. The proud beauty was very indignant, and Claude left her to join the French army. In two years and a half he became a colonel, and returned to Lyons. He found his father-in-law on the eve of bankruptcy, and that Beauseant had promised to satisfy the creditors if Pauline would consent to marry him. Pauline was heartbroken; Claude revealed himself, paid the money required, and carried home Pauline as his loving and true-hearted wife.—Lord Lytton: Lady of Lyons (1838).

Lady of Mercy (Our), an order of knighthood in Spain, instituted in 1218 by James I. of Aragon, for deliverance of Christian captives from the Moors. As many as 400 captives were rescued in six years by these knights.

Lady of Shalott, a maiden who died for love of sir Lancelot of the Lake. Tennyson has a poem so entitled.

The story of Elaine, “the lily maid of Astolat,” in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, is substantially the same.

Lady of the Bleeding Heart, Ellen Douglas. The cognizance of the Douglas family is a “bleeding heart.”—Sir W. Scott: Lady of the Lake (1810).

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