Tailors of Tooley Street to Talisman

Tailors of Tooley Street. (See Three Tailors, p. 1104.)

Taish. Second sight is so called in Ireland.—Martin: Western Isles, 3.

Dark and despairing, my sight I may seal;
But man cannot cover what God would reveal.
’Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore,
And coming events cast their shadows before.

   —Campbell: Lochiel’s Warning (1801).

Taj, in Agra (East India), the mausoleum built by shah Jehan to his favourite sultana Moomtaz-i-Mahul, who died in childbirth of her eighth child. It is of white marble, and is so beautiful that it is called “A Poem in Marble,” and “The Marble Queen of Sorrow.”

Takeley Street. All on one side, like Takeley Street. Takeley is a village entirely on one side of the high-road. It faces Hallingbury Park, and is on the north side of the road from Bishop’s Stortford to Dunmow. (See Rooden Lane, p. 931.)

Talbert [Tol-but], John Talbert or rather Talbot, “The English Achillês,” first earl of Shrewsbury (1373–1453).

Our Talbert, to the French so terrible in war,
That with his very name their babes they used to scare.

   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xviii. (1613).

TALBOT (John), a name of terror in France. Same as above.

They in France, to feare their young children, crye,
“The Talbot cometh!”—Hall: Chronicles (1545).

Is this the Talbot, so much feared abroad,
That with his name the mothers still their babes?

   —Shakespeare: 1 Henry VI. act ii. sc. 3 (1589).

Talbot (Colonel), an English officer, and one of Waverley’s friends.—Sir W. Scott: Waverley (time, George II.).

Talbot (Lord Arthur), a cavalier who won the love of Elvira daughter of lord Walton; but his lordship had promised his daughter in marriage to sir Richard Ford, a puritan officer. The betrothal being set aside, lord Talbot became the accepted lover, and the marriage ceremony was fixed to take place at Plymouth. In the mean time, lord Arthur assisted the dowager queen Henrietta to escape, and on his return to England was arrested by the soldiers of Cromwell, and condemned to death; but Cromwell, feeling secure of his position, commanded all political prisoners to be released, so lord Arthur was set at liberty, and married Elvira.—Bellini: I Puritani (1834).

Talbot (Lying Dick), the nickname given to Tyrconnel, the Irish Jacobite, who held the highest offices in Ireland in the reign of James II. and in the early part of William III.’s reign (died 1691).

Tale of a Tub, a comedy by Ben Jonson (1618). This was the last comedy brought out by him on the stage; the first was Every Man in His Humour (1598).

In the Tale of a Tub, he [Ben Jonson] follows the path of Aristophanês, and lets his wit run into low buffoonery, that he might bring upon the stage Inigo Jones, his personal enemy.—Sir W. Scott: The Drama.

Tale of a Tub, a religious satire by dean Swift (1704). Its object is to ridicule the Roman Catholics under the name of Peter, and the presbyterians under the name of jack [Calvin]. The Church of England is represented by Martin [Luther].

Gulliver’s Travels and the Tale of a Tub must ever be the chief corner-stones of Swift’s fame.—Chambers: English Literature, ii. 547.

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