Queen of Sorrow to Quidnunc

Queen of Sorrow (The Marble), the mausoleum built by shah Jehan to his favourite wife Moomtaz-i- Mahul.

Queen of Tears, Mary of Modena, second wife of James II. of England (1658–1718).

Her eyes became eternal fountains of sorrow for that crown her own ill policy contributed to lose.—Noble: Memoirs, etc. (1784).

Queen of the Antilles [An-teel], Cuba.

Queen of the East, Zenobia queen of Palmyra (*, 266-273).

Queen of the Eastern Archipelago, the island of Java.

Queen of the Mississippi Valley, St. Louis of Missouri.

Queen of the North, Edinburgh.

Queen of the Sciences, theology.

Queen of the Sea, ancient Tyre.

Queen of the South, Maqueda or Balkis queen of Sheba or Saba.

The queen of the south…came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon.—Matt. xii. 42; see also 1 Kings x. 1.

(According to tradition, the queen of the south had a son by Solomon named Melech, who reigned in Ethiopia or Abyssinia, and added to his name the words Belul Gian (“precious stone”), alluding to a ring given to him by Solomon. Belul Gian translated into Latin became pretiosus Joannes, which got corrupted into Prester John (presbyter Johannes), and has given rise to the fables of this “mythical king of Ethiopia.”)

Queen of the Swords. Minna Troil was so called, because the gentlemen, formed into two lines, held their swords so as to form an arch or roof under which Minna led the ladies of the party.—Sir W. Scott: The Pirate (time, William III.).

(In 1877 W. Q. Orchardson, R.A., exhibited a picture in illustration of this incident.)

Queens (Four daughters). Raymond Berenger count of Provence had four daughters, all of whom married kings: Margaret married Louis IX. of France; Eleanor married Henry III. of England; Sancha married Henry’s brother Richard king of the Romans; and Beatrice married Charles I. of Naples and Sicily.

Four daughters were there born
To Raymond Berenger, and every one
Became a queen.

   —Dante: Paradise, vi. (1311).

Queerummania, the realm of Chrononhotonthologos.—Carey: Chrononhotonthologos (1734).

Quentin (Black), groom of sir John Ramorny.—Sir W. Scott: Fair Maid of Perth (time, Henry IV.).

Quentin Durward, a novel by sir W. Scott (1823). A story of French history. The delineations of Louis XI. and Charles the Bold of Burgundy will stand comparison with any in the whole range of fiction or history (time, Louis XI.).

In this novel are introduced Louis XI. and his Scottish Guards, Oliver le Dane and Tristan l’Hermite, Cardinal Balue, De la Marck (the “wild boar of Ardennes”), Charles the Bold, Philip des Comines, Le Glorieux (the court jester), and other well-known historic characters.

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