Parson Balwhidder to Passe-Lourdaud

Parson Balwhidder. (See Balwhidder, p. 86.)

Of St. Yves it is said (1251–1303)—

Il distribuait, avec une sainte profusion, aux pauvres, les revenus de son bénéfice et ceux de son patrimone qui etaient de £60 de rente, alors une somme tres notable, particulierement en Basse Bretagne.—Dom Lobineau: Lives of the Saints of Great Britain.

Parson Bate, a stalwart, choleric, sporting parson, editor of the Morning Post in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Afterwards sir Henry Bate Dudley, bart.

When sir Henry Bate Dudley was appointed an Irish dean, a young lady of Dublin said, “Och! how I long to see our dane! They say … he fights like an angel.”—Cassell s Magazine (“London Legends, ’iii.).

Parson Blattergrowl. (See Blattergrowl., p. 126.)

Parson Lot, a name under which Charles Kingsley published his Cheap Clothes and Nasty (1850).

Parson Runo (A), a simple-minded clergyman, wholly unacquainted with the world; a Dr. Primrose, in fact. It is a Russian household phrase, having its origin in the singular simplicity of the Lutheran clergy of the Isle of Runo.

Parson Trulliber, a fat clergyman, slothful, ignorant, and intensely bigoted.

Fielding: Joseph Andrews (1742).

(See also Boanerges, Chadbrand, Dale, etc.)

Parson’s Tale (The), one of the two tales in prose in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. A kind of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, comparing the life of a Christian to a journey from earth to heaven.

(The other prose tale is that of the host, and called “Melibeus” or “Melibe,” q.v.)

Parsons (Walter), the giant porter of king James I. (died 1622).—Fuller: Worthies (1622).

Parsons’ Kaiser (The), Karl IV. of Germany, who was set up by pope Clement VI., while Ludwig IV. was still on the throne. The Germans called the pope’s protégé, “pfaffen kaiser.”

Parthenia, the mistress of Argalus. Sir P. Sidney: Arcadia (1580).

Parthenia, Maidenly Chastity personified. Parthenia is sister of Agneia or wifely chastity, the spouse of Encratês or temperance. Her attendant is Erythre or modesty. (Greek, parthenia, “maidenhood.”)—Phineas Fletcher: The Purple Island, x. (1633).

Parthenope , one of the three syrens. She was buried at Naples. Naples itself was anciently called Parthenopê, a name changed to Neapolis (“the new city”) by a colony of Cumæans.

By dead Parthenope’s dear tomb.

Milton: Comus, 879 (1634).

Loitering by the sea
That laves the passionate shores of soft Parthenopë.

Lord Lytton: Ode, iii. 2 (1839).

(The three syrens were Parthenopë, Lig—ea, and Leucosia not Leucothea, q.v.).

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