Littlejohn to Loda

Littlejohn (Bailie), a magistrate at Fairport.—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (time, George III.).

Live to Please… Dr. Johnson, in the prologue spoken by Garrick at the opening of Drury Lane, in 1747, says—

The drama’s laws the drama’s patrons give,
For we that live to please must please to live.

Livingstone (Guy), a novel by George A. Lawrence.

Livy (The Protestant), John Sleidan of Cologne, who wrote a History of the Reformation in Germany (1506–1556).

Livy (The Russian), Nicholas Michaelovitch Karamzin (1765–1826).

Livy of France, Juan de Mariana (1537–1624).

Livy of Portugal, Joáo de Barros (1496–1570).

Lizard. (See “Lizard” under the heading of Superstitions.)

Lizard Islands, fabulous islands, where damsels, outcast from the rest of the world, find a home and welcome.—Torquemada: Garden of Flowers.

Lizard Point (Cornwall), a corruption of Lazar’s Point, being a place of retirement for lazars or lepers.

Llaian, the unwed mother of prince Hoel. His father was prince Hoel, the illegitimate son of king Owen of North Wales. Hoel the father was slain in battle by his half-brother David, successor to the throne; and Llaian, with her young son, also called Hoel, accompanied prince Madoc to America.—Southey: Madoc (1805).

Llewellyn, son of Yorwerth, and grandson of Owen king of North Wales. Yorwerth, was the eldest son, but was set aside because he had a blemish in the face, and his half-brother David was king. David began his reign by killing or banishing all the family of his father who might disturb his succession. Amongst those he killed was Yorwerth, in consequence of which Llewellyn resolved to avenge his father’s death; and his hatred against his uncle was unbounded.—Southey: Madoc (1805).

“Blemish…” see Kingship.

Llewellyn’s Dog. (See Gelert, p. 410.)

Lloyd with an “L.”

One morning, a Welsh coach-maker came with his bill to my lord [the earl of Brentford]. “You are called, I think, Mr. Lloyd?” “At your lordship’s service, my lord.” “What! Lloyd with an ‘L’?” It was with an “L.” “In your part of the world I have heard that Lloyd and Flloyd are synonymous; is it so?” inquired his lordship. “Very often, indeed, my lord,” was the reply. “You say that you spell your name with an ‘L’?” “Always, my lord.” “That, Mr. Lloyd, is a little unlucky; for I am paying my debts alphabetically, and in four or five years you might have come in with the ‘F’s’; but I am afraid I can give you no hopes for you ‘L.’ Good morning.”—Foote: The Lante Lover.

Lloyd’s Books, two enormous ledger-looking volumes, raised on desks at right and left of the entrance to Lloyd’s Rooms. These books give the principal arrivals, and all losses by wreck, fire, or other accident at sea. The entries are written in a fine, bold, Roman hand, legible to all readers.

Lloyd’s List is a London periodical, in which the shipping news received at Lloyd’s Rooms is regularly published.

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