Lodbrog to Longevity

Lodbrog, king of Denmark (eighth century), famous for his wars and victories. He was also an excellent scald or bard, like Ossian. Falling into the hands of his enemies, he was cast into jail, and devoured by serpents.

Lodging. “My lodging is on the cold ground.”—Rhodes: Bombastes Furioso (1790).

Lodoiska , a beautiful Polish princess, in love with count Floreski. She is the daughter of prince Lupauski, who places her under the protection of a friend (baron Lovinski) during a war between the Poles and Tartars. Here her lover finds her a prisoner at large; but the baron seeks to poison him. At this crisis, the Tartars arrive and invade the castle. The baron is killed, the lady released, and all ends happily.—J. P. Kemble: Lodoiska (a melodrame).

Lodona, a nymph, fond of the chase. One day, Pan saw her, and tried to catch her; but she fled, and implored Cynthia to save her. Her prayer was heard, and she was instantly converted into “a silver stream, which ever keeps its virgin coolness.” Lodona is an affluent of the Thames.—Pope: Windsor Forest (1713).

Lodore , a cataract three miles from Greta Hall, Keswick, rendered famous by Southey’s piece of word- painting called The Cataract of Lodore (1820). This and Edgar Poe’s Bells are the best pieces of word- painting in the language, at least of a similar length.

Lodovico, kinsman to Brabantio the father of Desdemona.—Shakespeare: Othello (1611).

Lodovico and Piso, two cowardly gulls.—Beaumont and Fletcher: The Captain (1613).

Lodowick, the name assumed by the duke of Vienna, when he retired for a while from State affairs, and dressed as a friar, to watch the carrying out of a law recently enforced against prostitution.—Shakespeare: Measure for Measure (1603).

Loegria , England, the kingdom of Logris or Locrine, eldest son of Brute the mythical king of Britain.

Thus Cambria [Wales] to her right that would herself restore,
And rather than to lose Loëgria, looks for more.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, iv. (1612).

Il est écrit qu’il est une heure,
Oú tout le royaume de Logres,
Qui jadis fut la terre és ogres
Sera détruit par cette lance.
   —Chrétien de Troyes: Parzival (1170).

Lofty, a detestable prig, always boasting of his intimacy with people of quality.—Goldsmith: The Good- natured Man (1767).

Lofty (Sir Thomas), a caricature of lord Melcombe. Sir Thomas is a man utterly destitute of all capacity, yet sets himself up for a Mecænas; and is well sponged by needy scribblers, who ply him with fulsome dedications.—Foote: The Patron (1764).

Log (King), a roi fainéant. The frogs prayed to Jove to send them a king, and the god threw a log into the pool, the splash of which terribly alarmed them for a time; but they soon learnt to despise a monarch who allowed them to jump upon its back, and never resented their familiarities. The croakers complained to Jove for sending them so worthless a king, and prayed him to send one more active and imperious; so he sent them a stork, which devoured them.—Æsop’s Fables. (See Stork.)

Logic (Bob), the Oxonian, in Pierce Egan’s Life in London (1824).

Logistilla, a good fairy, sister of A lcina the sorceress. She taught Ruggiero to manage the hippogriff, and gave Astolpho a magic book and horn. Logistilla is human reason personified.—Ariosto: Orlando Furioso (1516).

Logothete (The), or chancellor of the Grecian empire.—Sir W. Scott: Count Robert of Paris (time, Rufus).

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