San Benito to Sangraal

San Benito, a short linen dress, with demons painted on it, worn by persons condemned by the Inquisition. (See SAMBENITES.)

For some time the “traitor Newman” was solemnly paraded in inquisitorial san benito before the enlightened public.—Yates: Celebrities, xxii.

San Bris (Conte di), father of Valenti’na. During the Bartholomew slaughter, his daughter and her husband (Raoul) were both shot by a party of musketeers, under the count’s command.—Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots (opera, 1836).

Sancha, daughter of Garcias king of Navarre, and wife of Fernan Gonsalez of Castile. Sancha twice saved the life of her husband: (I) when he was cast into a dungeon by some personal enemies who waylaid him, she liberated him by bribing the jailer; and (2) when he was incarcerated at Leon, she effected his escape by changing clothes with him.

The countess of Nithsdale effected the escape of her husband from the Tower, in 1715, by changing clothes with him.

The countess de Lavalette, in 1815, liberated her husband, under sentence of death, in the same way; but the terror she suffered so affected her nervous system that she lost her senses, and never afterwards recovered them.

Sanchez II. of Castile was killed at the battle of Zamo’ra, 1065.

It was when brave king Sanchez
Was before Zamora slain.

Longfellow: The Challenge.

Sanchica, eldest daughter of Sancho and Teresa Panza.—Cervantes: Don Quixote (1605-15).

Sancho (Don), a rich old beau, uncle to Victoria. “He affects the misdemeanours of a youth, hides his baldness with amber locks, and complains of toothache, to make people believe that his teeth are not false ones.” Don Sancho “loves in the style of Roderigo I.”—Mrs. Cowley: A Bold Stroke for a Husband (1782).

Sancho Panza, the ’squire of don Quixote. A short, pot-bellied peasant, with plenty of shrewdness and good common sense. He rode upon an ass which he dearly loved, and was noted for his proverbs.

Sancho Panza’s Ass, Dapple.

Sancho Panza’s Island-City, Barataria, where he was for a time governor.

Sancho Panza’s Wife, Teresa [Cascajo] (pt. II. i. 5); Maria or Mary [Gutierez] (pt. II. iv. 7); Dame Juana [Gutierez] (pt. I. i. 7); and Joan (pt. I. iv. 21).—Cervantes: Don Quixote (1605-15).

(The model painting of Sancho Panza is by Leslie; it is called “Sancho and the Duchess.”)

Sanchoniathon or SANCHONIATHO. Nine books ascribed to this author were published at Bremen in 1837. The original was said to have been discovered in the convent of St. Maria de Merinhâo, by colonel Pereira, a Portuguese; but it was soon ascertained that no such convent existed, that there was no colonel of the name of Pereira in the Portuguese service, and that the paper bore the water-mark of the Osnabrück paper-mills. (See FORGERS, p. 386.)

Sanct-Cyr (Hugh de), the seneschal of king René, at Aix.—Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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