Louis Philippe of France. It is somewhat curious that the year of his birth, or the year of the queen’s birth, or the year of his flight, added to the year of his coronation, will give the year 1848, the date of his abdication. He was born 1773, his queen was born 1782, his flight was in 1809; whence we get—

183018301830year of coronation,
birthqueen's birthflight
184818481848year of abdication.

(See Napoleon III. for a somewhat similar coincidence.)

Louisa, daughter of don Jerome of Seville, in love with don Antonio. Her father insists on her marrying Isaac Mendoza, a Portuguese Jew, and, as she refuses to obey him, he determines to lock her up in her chamber. In his blind rage, he makes a great mistake, for he locks up the duenna, and turns his daughter out of doors. Isaac arrives, is introduced to the locked-up lady, elopes with her, and marries her. Louisa takes refuge in St. Catherine’s Convent, and writes to her father for his consent to her marriage with the man of her choice. As don Jerome takes it for granted she means Isaac the Jew, he gives his consent freely. At breakfast-time it is discovered by the old man that Isaac has married the duenna, and Louisa has married don Antonio; but don Jerome is well pleased and fully satisfied.—Sheridan: The Duenna (1775).

(Mrs. Mattocks (1745–1826) was the first “Louisa.”)

Louisa, daughter of Russet bailiff to the duchess. She was engaged to Henry, a private in the king’s army. Hearing a rumour of gallantry to the disadvantage of her lover, she consented to put his love to the test by pretending that she was about to marry Simkin. When Henry heard thereof, he gave himself up as a deserter, and was condemned to death. Louisa then went to the king to explain the whole matter, and returned with the young man’s pardon just as the muffled drums began the death march.—Dibdin: The Deserter (1770).

Louise , the glee-maiden.—Sir W. Scott: Fair Maid of Perth (time, Henry IV.).

Louise [de Lascours], wife of Ralph captain of the Urania, and mother of Martha (afterwards called Orgarita). Louise de Lascours sailed with her husband and infant daughter in the Urania. Louise and the captain were drowned by the breaking up of an iceberg; but Martha was rescued by some wild Indians, who brought her up, and called her name Orgarita (“withered wheat”).—Stirling: Orphan of the Frozen Sea (1856).

Loupgarou, leader of the army of giants in alli ance with the Dipsodes . As he threatened to make mincemeat of Pantagruel, the prince gave him a kick which overthrew him; then, lifting him up by his ankles, he used him as a quarter-staff. Having killed all the giants in the hostile army, Pantagruel flung the body of Loupgarou on the ground, and, by so doing, crushed a tom-cat, a tabby, a duck, and a brindled goose.—Rabelais: Pantagruel, ii. 29 (1533).

Loup-garou, a wehr-wolf. These creatures had to pass through the purgatory of nine years as wolves before they could resume their human forms. (See Pliny: Natural History, viii. 31.)

Louponheight (The young laird of), at the ball at Middlemas.—Sir W. Scott: The Surgeon’s Daughter (time, George II.).

Lourdis, an idiotic scholar of the Sorbonne.

De la Sorbonne un Docteur amoureux
Disoit ung jour à sa dame rebelle:
“Je ne puis rien meriter de vous, belle”…
Arguo sic: “Si magister Lourdis
De sa Catin meriter ne peut rien;
Ergo ne peut meriter paradis,

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