might see “how these Christians loved one another;” but the reconciliation was hardly made when the old animosities burst forth more furiously than ever.

Lampadion, a lively, petulant courtezan. A name common in the later Greek comedy.

Lampedo, of Lacedæmon. She was daughter, wife, sister, and mother of a king. Agrippina was granddaughter, wife, sister, and mother of a king.—Tacitus: Annales, xii. 22, 37.

The wife of Raymond Berenger (count of Provence) was grandmother of four kings, for her four daughters married four kings: Margaret married Louis IX. king of France; Eleanor married Henry III. king of England; Sancha married Richard king of the Romans; and Beatrice married Charles I. king of Naples and Sicily.

Lampedo, a country apothecary-surgeon, without practice; so poor and illfed that he was but “the sketch and outline of a man.” He says of himself—

Altho’ to cure men be beyond my skill,
Tis hard, indeed, if I can’t keep them ill.
   —Tobin: The Honeymoon, iii. 3 (1804).

Lamplugh (Will), a smuggler.—Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet (time, George III.).

Lance , falconer and ancient servant to the father of Valentine the gallant who would not be persuaded to keep his estate.—Fletcher: Wit without Money (1622).

Lancelot or Launcelot Gobbo, servant of Shylock, famous for his soliloquy whether or not he should run away from his master.—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice (1598).

Tarleton [1530–1588] was inimitable in such parts as “Launcelot,” and “Touchstone” in As You Like It. In clowns’ parts he never had his equal, and never will.—Baker: Chronicles.

Lancelot du Lac, by Ulrich of Zazikoven, the most ancient poem of the Arthurian series. It is the adventures of a young knight, gay and joyous with animal spirits and light-heartedness. (See Launcelot.)—One of the minnesongs of Germany (twelfth century).

Lancelot du Lac and Tarquin. Sir Lancelot, seeking adventures, met with a lady who prayed him to deliver certain knights of the Round Table from the power of Tarquin. Coming to a river, he saw a copper basin hung on a tree for gong, and he struck it so hard that it broke. This brought out Tarquin, and a furious combat ensued, in which Tarquin was slain. Sir Lancelot then liberated three score and four knights, who had been made captives by Tarquin. (See Launcelot.)—Percy: Reliques, I. ii. 9.

Lancelot of the Laik, a Scotch metrical romance, taken from the French Launcelot du Lac. Galiot, a neighbouring king, invaded Arthur’s territories, and captured the castle of lady Melyhalt among others. When sir Lancelot went to chastise Galiot, he saw queen Guinevere, and fell in love with her. The French romance makes Galiot submit to king Arthur; but the Scotch tale terminates with his capture. (See Launcelot.)

Land of Beulah, land of rest, representing that peace of mind which some Christians experience prior to death (Isa. lxii. 4).—Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress, i. (1678).

Land of Cakes, and brither Scots; i.e. Scotland.—Burns.

Land of Joy. Worms, in Germany, was so called by the minnesingers, from its excellent wine.

Land of Life. This term is frequently met with in the old Celtic romances. The ancient inhabitants of Erin had, in common with other races of antiquity, the vague belief that there somewhere existed a land where people were always youthful, free from care and trouble and disease, and lived for ever. This country went by various names, as Tir-na-nóg, etc. It had its own inhabitants—fairies, but mortals were

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