Montfauçon to Moon of Bright Nights

Montfauçon (The lady Calista of), attendant of queen Berengaria.—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman (time, Richard I.).

Mont-Fitchet (Sir Conrade), a preceptor of the Knights Templars.—Sir W. Scott: Ivanhoe (time, Richard I.).

Montfort (De), the hero and title of a tragedy, intended to depict the passion of hate, by Joanna Baillie (1798). The object of De Montfort’s hatred is Rezenvelt, and his passion drives him on to murder.

De Montfort was probably the suggestive inspiration of Byron’s Manfred (1817).

Montgomery (Mr.), lord Godolphin, lord high treasurer of England in the reign of queen Anne. The queen called herself “Mrs. Morley,” and Sarah Jannings duchess of Marlborough was “Mrs. Freeman.”

Monthermer (Guy), a nobleman, and the pursuivant of king Henry II.—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed (time, Henry II.).

Months (Symbols of the), frequently carved on church portals, misericords (as at Worcester), ceilings (as at Salisbury), etc.—

1. Pocula Janus amat.
2. Et Februus algeo clamat.
3. Martius arva fodit.
4. Aprilis florida nutrit.
5. Ros et flos nemorum Maio sunt fomes amorum.
6. Dat Junius fena.
7. Julio resecatur avena.
8. Augustus spicas.
9. September conterit uvas.
10. Seminat October.
11. Spoliat virgulta November.
12. Querit habere cibum Porcum mactando December.

   —Utrecht Missal (1515), and the Breviary of St. Alban’s.

Montjoie, chief herald of France.—Sir W. Scott: Quentin Durward (time, Edward IV.).

Montorio, the hero of a novel, who persuades his “brother’s sons” to murder their father by working on their fears, and urging on them the doctrines of fatalism. When the deed was committed, Montorio discovered that the young murderers were not his nephews, but his own sons.—Maturin: Fatal Revenge (1807).

Montreal d’Albano, called “Fra Moriale,” knight of St. John of Jerusalem, and captain of the Grand Company in the fourteenth century. When sentenced to death by Rienzi, he summoned his judge to follow him within the month. Rienzi was killed by the fickle mob within the stated period. (See Summons to Death.)

Montreville (Mme. Adela), or the Begum Mootee Mahul, called “the queen of Sheba.”—Sir W. Scott: The Surgeon’s Daughter (time, George II.).

Montrose (The duke of), commander-in-chief of the king’s army.—Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy, xxxii. (time, George I.).

Montrose (James marquis of).—Sir W. Scott: Woodstock (time, Commonwealth).

Montrose (James Grahame, earl of), the king’s lieutenant in Scotland. He appears first disguised as Anderson, servant of the earl of Menteith.—Sir W. Scott: Legend of Montrose (time, Charles I.).

Montserrat (Conrade marquis of), a crusader.—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman (time, Richard I.).

Moody (John), the guardian of Peggy Thrift and heiress, whom he brings up in the country, wholly without society. John Moody is morose, suspicious, and unsocial. When 50 years of age, and Peggy 19, he wants to marry her, but is outwitted by “the country girl,” who prefers Belville, a young man of more suitable age.
Alithea Moody, sister of John. She jilts Sparkish a conceited fop, and marries Harcourt.—The Country Girl (Garrick, altered from Wycherly).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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