Patriot King to Peace of Antalcidas

Patriot King (The), Henry St. John viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751). He hired Mallet to traduce Pope after his decease, because the poet refused to give up certain copies of a work which the statesman wished to have destroyed.

Write as if St. John’s soul could still inspire,
And do from hate what Mallet did for hire.

Byron: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809).

Patriot of Humanity. Henry Grattan (1750–1820) is so called by Byron. (See Don Juan, preface to canto vi. etc., 1824.)

Patron (The), a farce by S. Foote (1764). The patron is sir Thomas Lofty, called by his friends, “sharp- judging Adriel, the Muse’s friend, himself a Muse,” but by those who loved him less, “the modern Midas.” Books without number were dedicated to him, and the writers addressed him as the “British Pollio, Attious, the Mæc—ernas of England, protector of arts, paragon of poets, arbiter of taste, and sworn appraiser of Apollo and the Muses.” The plot is very simple: Sir Thomas Lofty has written a play called Robinson Crusoe, and gets Richard Bever to stand godfather to it. The play is damned past redemption, and, to soothe Bever, sir Thomas allows him to marry his niece Juliet.

Horace Walpole, earl of Oxford, is the original of “sir Thomas Lofty” (1717–1797).

Patronage, a novel by Maria Edgeworth (1812).

Patten, according to Gay, is so called from Patty, the pretty daughter of a Lincolnshire farmer, with whom the village blacksmith fell in love. To save her from wet feet when she went to milk the cows, he mounted her clogs on a cleat of iron in the form of a ring.

The patten now supports each frugal dame,
Which from the blue-eyed Patty takes its name.

Guy: Trivia, i. (1712).

(Of course, the word is the French patin, “a skate or high-heeled shoe,” from the Greek, patein, “to walk.”)

Pattieson (Mr. Peter), in the introduction of The Heart of Midlothian, by sir W. Scott; and again in the introduction of The Bride of Lammermoor. He is a hypothetical assistant teacher at Gandercleuch, and the feigned author of The Tales of My Landlord, which sir Walter Scott pretends were published by Jedediah Cleishbotham, after the death of Pattieson.

Patty, “the maid of the mill,” daughter of Fairfield the miller. She was brought up by the mother of lord Aimworth, and was promised by her father in marriage to Farmer Giles; but she refused to marry him, and became the bride of lord Aimworth. Patty was very clever, very pretty, very ingenuous, and loved his lordship to adoration.—Bickerstaff: The Maid of the Mill (1765).

Pattypan (Mrs.), a widow who keeps lodgings, and makes love to Tim Tartlet, to whom she is ultimately engaged.

By all accounts, she is just as loving now as she was thirty years ago.—The First Floor, i. 2 (1756–1818).

Patullo (Mrs.), waiting-woman to lady Ashton.—Sir W. Scott: Bride of Lammermoor (time, William III.).

Pau-Puk-Keewis, a cunning mischief-maker, who taught the North American Indians the game of hazard, and stripped them by his winnings of all their possessions. In a mad freak, Pau-Puk-Keewis entered the wigwam of Hiawatha, and threw everything into confusion; so Hiawatha resolved to slay him. Pau- Puk-Keewis, taking to flight, prayed the beavers to make him a beaver ten times their own size. This they did; but when the other beavers made their escape at the arrival of Hiawatha, Pau-Puk-Keewis was

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