Strasbourg Cathedral to Stuart Ill-Fated

Strasbourg Cathedral, designed by Erwin von Steinbach (1015–1439).

Strauchan (Old), the ’squire of sir Kenneth.—Sir W. Scott: The Talisman (time, Richard I.).

Strawberry Leaves (To win the), to be created a duke.

Strawberry Preacher (A), a “Jerusalem pony,” a temporary help, who wanders from pulpit to pulpit, to preach for some society, to aid some absent or invalided minister, or to advocate some charity. The term was first used by Latimer, and the phrase means a “straying-preacher.” (Anglo-Saxon, streowan, “to stray;” hence, strawberry, streow-berie, “the straying berry-plant.”)

Streets of London (The), a drama by Dion Boucicault (1862), adapted from the French play Les Pauvres des Paris.

Stremon, a soldier, famous for his singing.—Beaumont (?) and Fletcher: The Mad Lover (1617).

(Beaumont died 1616.)

Strephon, the shepherd in sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, who makes lo ve to the beautiful Urania (1580). It is a stock name for a lover, Cloê being usually the corresponding lady.

Captain O’Flarty was one of my dying Strephons at Scarborough. I have a very grate regard for him, and must make him a little miserable with my happiness.— Garrick: The Irish Widow, i. 3 (1757).

The servant of your Strephon … is my lord and master.—Garrick: Miss in Her Tesses (1753).

Stretton (Hesba), the pseudonym of Miss Smith, daughter of a bookseller and printer in Wellington, Salop.; authoress of several well-known religious novels.

Strickalthrow (Merciful), in Cromwell’s troop.—Sir W. Scott: Woodstock (time, Commonwealth).

Strictland (Mr.), the “suspicious husband;” who suspects Clarinda, a young lady visitor, of corrupting his wife; suspects Jacintha, his ward, of lightness; and suspects his wife of infidelity; but all his suspicions being proved groundless, he promises reform.

Mrs. Strictland, wife of Mr. Strictland, a model of discretion and good nature. She not only gives no cause of jealousy to her husband, but never even resents his suspicions or returns his ill temper in the same coin.—Dr. Hoadly: The Suspicious Husband (1747).

Strike, Dakyns! the Devil’s in the Hempe, the motto of the Dakynses. The reference is to an enemy of the king, who had taken refuge in a pile of hemp. Dakyns, having nosed the traitor, was exhorted to strike him with his battle-axe and kill him, which he did. Hence the crest of the family—a dexter arm … holding a battle-axe.

Striking the Shield, a call to battle among the ancient Gaels.

“Strike the sounding shield of Semo. It hangs at Tura’s rustling gate. The sound of peace is not its voice! My heroes shall hear and obey.” He went. He struck the bossy shield. The hills, the rocks reply. The sound spreads along the wood: deer start by the lake of roes.… “It is the shield of war,” said Ronnart.—Ossian: Fingal, i.

Stromboli, called “The Great Lighthouse of the Mediterranean” from its volcano, which is in a constant blaze.

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