Lenville, first tragedian at the Portsmouth Theatre. When Nicholas Nickleby joined the company, Mr. Lenville was jealous, and attempted to pull his nose; but Nicholas pulled the nose of Mr. Lenville instead.—Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby (1838).

Leo Hunter (Mr. and Mrs.), tuft-hunters. Their idiosyncrasy was to entertain persons of note, the “social lions” of the day.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Leodegraunce or Leodogran, king of Camelyard, father of Guenever (king Arthur’s wife). Uther the pendragon gave him the famous Round Table, which would seat 150 knights (pt. i. 45); and when Arthur married Guenever, Leodegraunce gave him the table and 100 knights as a wedding gift (pt. i. 45). The table was made by Merlin, and each seat had on it the name of the knight to whom it belonged. One of the seats was called the “Siege Perilous,” because no one could sit on it without “peril of his life” except sir Galahad the virtuous and chaste, who accomplished the quest of the holy graal.—Sir T. Malory: History of Prince Arthur (1470).

Leodogran, the king of Cameliard [sic],
Had one fair daughter and none other child;
And she was fairest of all flesh on earth,
Guinevere, and in her his one delight.
   —Tennyson: Coming of Arthur.

Leoline, one of the male attendants of Dionysia wife of Cleon governor of Tarsus, and employed by his mistress to murde r Marina, the orphan daughter of prince Periclês, who had been committed to her charge to brin g up. Leoline took Marina to the shore with this view, when some pirates seized her, and sold her at Metalinê for a slave. Leoline told his mistress that the orphan was dead, and Dionysia raised a splendid sepulchre to her memory.—Shakespeare: Pericles Prince of Tyre (1608).

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