Sterry to Stolen Kisses

Sterry, a fanatical preacher, admired by Hugh Peters.—S. Butler: Hudibras (1663-78).

Stevens, a messenger of the earl of Sussex at Say’s Court.—Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth (time, Elizabeth).

Stewart (Colonel), governor of the castle of Doune.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Stewart (Prince Charles Edward), surnamed “The Chevalier” by his friends, and “The Pretender” by his foes. Sir W. Scott introduces him in Waverley, and again in Redgauntlet, where he appears disguised as “father Buonaventura. (Now generally spelt Stuart.)

Stewart (Walking), John Stewart, the English traveller, who travelled on foot through Hindûstan, Persia, Nubia, Abyssinia, the Arabian Desert, Europe, and the United States (died 1822).

A most interesting man, … eloquent in conversation, contemplative … and crazy beyond all reach of helebore, … yet sublime and divinely benignant in his visionariness. This man, as a pedestrian traveller, had seen more of the earth’s surface … than any man before or since.—De Quincey.

N.B.—Walking Stewart must not be confounded with John M’Douall Stuart, the Australian explorer (1818–1866).

Stewart Diamond (The), found in 1872, is the largest South African diamond discovered up to the present date. It weighed in the rough state 2883/8 carats, and but few diamonds in the world exceed it in size. It is of a light yellow hue, and is set as a star with eight points and a fleur de lys above. This superbstone, with the Dudley and Twin diamonds, have all been discovered in the Cape since 1870.

Steyne (Marquis of), earl of Gaunt and of Gaunt Castle, a viscount, baron, knight of the Garter and of numerous other orders, colonel, trustee of the British Museum, elder brother of the Trinity House, governor of White Friars, etc., had honours and titles enough to make him a great man; but his life was not a highly moral one, and his conduct with Becky Sharp, when she was the wife of colonel Rawdon Crawley, gave rise to a great scandal. His lordship floated through the ill report, but Mrs. Rawdon was obliged to live abroad.—Thackeray: Vanity Fair (1848).

Stick to it, says Baigent. Baigent was the principal witness for the Claimant in the great Tichborne trial, and his advice to his protégé was, “Stick to it” (1872).

Stiggins, a hypocritical, drunken, methodist “shepherd” (minister), thought by Mrs. Weller to be a saint. His time was spent for the most park in drinking pine-apple rum at the Marquis of Granby tavern.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Still(Cornelius the), Cornelius Tacitus. (Latin, tacitus, “still.”)

Cornelius the Stylle, in his firste book of his yerely exploictes, called in Latine Annales.—Fardle of Facions, iii. 3 (1555).

Still Waters Run Deep, adapted from the French novel, Le Gendre.

Stimulants used by Public Characters.

(1) Bonaparte, snuff.

(2) Braham, bottled porter.

(3) Bull (Rev. William), the nonconformist, was an inveterate smoker.

(4) Byron, gin-and-water.

(5) Catley (Miss), linseed tea and madeira.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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