Martyr King to Masaniello

Martyr King (The), Henry VI., buried at Windsor beside Edward IV.

Here o’er the Martyr King [Henry VI.] the marble weeps,
And fast beside him once-feared Edward [IV.] sleeps;
The grave unites where e’en the grave finds rest,
And mingled lie the oppressor and th’ opprest.

Martyr King (The), Charles I. of England (1600, 1625–1649).

Louis XVI. of France is also called Louis “the Martyr” (1754, 1774–1793).

Martyr of Antioch (The), a dramatic poem by dean Milman (1822).

Martyrs to Science.

Claude Louis count Berthollet, who tested on himself the effects of carbonic acid on the human frame, and died under the experiment (1748–1822).

Giordano Bruno, who was burnt alive for maintaining that matter is the mother of all things (1550–1600).

Galileo, who was imprisoned twice by the Inquisition for maintaining that the earth moved round the sun and not the sun round the earth (1564–1642).

And scores of others.

Marvellous Boy (The), Thomas Chatterton (1752–1770).

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy,
The sleepless soul that perished in his pride.

Marwood (Alice), daughter of an old woman who called herself Mrs. Brown. When a mere girl, she was concerned in a burglary and was transported. Carker, manager in the firm of Dombey and Son, seduced her, and both she and her mother determined on revenge. Alice bore a striking resemblance to Edith (Mr. Dombey’s second wife), and in fact they were cousins, for Mrs. Brown was “wife” of the brother-in-law of the Hon. Mrs. Skewton (Edith’s mother).—Dickens: Dombey and Son (1846).

Marwood (Mistress), jilted by Fainall and soured against the whole male sex. She says, “I have done hating those vipers—men, and am now come to despise them;” but she thinks of marrying, to keep her husband “on the rack of fear and jealousy.”—Congreve: The Way of the World (1700).

Mary, the pretty housemaid of the worshipful the mayor of Ipswich (Nupkins). When Arabella Allen marries Mr. Winkle, Maw enters her service, but eventually marries Sam Weller, and lives at Dulwich as Mr. Pickwick’s housekeeper.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Mary, niece of Valentine and his sister Alice. In love with Mons. Thomas.—Fletcher: Mons. Thomas (1619).

Mary. The queen’s Marys, four young ladies of quality, of the same age as Mary afterwards “queen of Scots.” They embarked with her in 1548, on board the French galleys, and were destined to be her playmates in childhood, and her companions when she grew up. Their names were Mary Beaton (or Bethune), Mary Livingstone (or Leuison), Fleming (or Flemyng), and Mary Seaton (Seton or Seyton).

Mary Carmichael has no place in authentic history, although an old ballad says—

Yestrien the queen had four Marys;
This night she’ll hae but three:
There was Mary Beaton, and Mary Seaton,
And Mary Carmichael, and me.

(One of Whyte Melville’s novels is called The Queen’s Marys.)

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