Philip to Philostrate

Philip, father of William Swidger. His favourite expression was, “Lord, keep my memory green. I am 87.”—Dickens: The Haunted Man (1848).

Philip, the butler of Mr. Peregrine Lovel; a hypocritical, rascally servant, who pretends to be most careful of his master’s property, but who in reality wastes it most recklessly, and enriches himself with it most unblushingly. Being found out, he is summarily dismissed.—Townley: High Life Below Stairs (1759).

Philip (Father), sacristan of St. Mary’s.—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery (time, Elizabeth).

Philip (Adventures of) “on his way through the world, showing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by.” On the lines of Gil Blas.Thackeray (1860).

Philip Augustus, king of France, introduced by sir W. Scott in The Talisman (time, Richard I.).

Philip II. of Spain, a name hated by the English, was not an immoral man, but a very bigoted one. He had no personal doubt that the religious views of the catholics were right, and those of protestants were wrong; and he acted on the principle, “Do I not hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee? … Yea, I hate them with a perfect hatred, and treat them as mine enemies” (Ps. cxxxix. 21, 22). It is not true that he died in agony of mind, for his end was peace.

Philip Nye, brought up for the Anglican Church; but he became a presbyterian, and afterwards an independent. He was noted for the cut of his beard.

This reverend brother, like a goat,
Did wear a tail upon his throat,
But set in such a curious frame,
As if’twere wrought in filograin,
And cut so even, as if’t had been
Drawn with a pen upon his chin.
   —S. Butler: On Philip Nye’s Thanksgiving Beard (1652).

Philip Quarl, a castaway sailor, who becomes a hermit. His “man Friday” is a chimpanzee.—Philip Quarl (1727).

Philip Wakeham, in love with Maggie Tulliver; but the connection was broken off by the parents of the two parties.—George Eliot (Mrs. J. W. Cross): The Mill on the Floss (1860).

Philip’s Four Daughters. We are told, in Acts xxi. 9, that Philip the deacon or evangelist had four daughters which did prophesy.

Helen, the mother of great Constantine,
Nor yet St. Philip’s daughters were like thee [Joan of Arc].
   —Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV. act i. sc. 2 (1589).

Philippe, a parched and haggard wretch. Though infirm and bent beneath a pile of years, yet was he shrewd and cunning, greedy of gold, malicious, and was looked on by the common people as an imp of darkness. It was this old villain who told Thancmar that the provost of Bruges was the son of a serf on Thancmar’s estates.—Knowles: The Provost of Bruges (1836).

Philippe Egalité , Louis Philippe due d’Orléans (1747–1793).

Philipson (The elder), John earl of Oxford, an exiled Lancastrian, who goes to France disguised as a merchant.

Arthur Philipson, sir Arthur de Vere, son of the earl of Oxford, whom he accompanies to the court of king René of Provence.—Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

Philisides, sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586).

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