Trees of the Sun and Moon to Triboulet

Trees of the Sun and Moon, oracular trees growing “at the extremity of India,” mentioned in the Italian romance of Guerino Meschinot.

Tregeagle, the giant of Dosmary Pool, on Bodmin Downs (Cornwall). When the wintry winds blare over the downs, it is said to be the giant howling.

Trelawny Ballad (The) is by the Rev. R. S. Hawker of Morwenstow.— Notes and Queries, 441 (June, 1876).

Tremaine or “The Man of Refinement,” by R. P. Ward (1825).

Tremor (Sir Luke, a desperate coward, living in India, who made it a rule never to fight either in his own house, his neighbour’s house, or in the street. This lily-livered desperado is everlastingly snubbing his wife. (See Trippet, P. 1139.)

Lady Tremor, daughter of a grocer, and grandchild of a wig-maker. Very sensitive on the subject of her plebeian birth, and wanting to be thought a lady of high family.—Inchbald: Such Things Are (1786).

Tremydd ap Tremhidydd, the man with the keenest sight of all mortals. He could discern “a mote in the sunbeam in any of the four quarters of the world.” Clustfein ap Clustfeinydd was no less celebrated for his acuteness of hearing, “his ear being distressed by the movement of dew in June over a blade of grass.” The meaning of these names is, “Sight the son of Seer,” and “Ear the son of Hearer.”—The Mabinogion (“Notes to Geraint,” etc., twelfth century).

Trenmor, great-grandfather of Fingal, and king of Morven (north-west of Scotland). His wife was Inibaca, daughter of the king of Lochlin or Denmark.—Ossian: Fingal, vi.

In Temora, ii., he is called the first king of Ireland, and father of Conar.

Trent, says Drayton, is the third in size of the rivers of England, the two larger being the Thames and the Severn. Arden being asked which of her rills she intended to be the chief, the wizard answered, the Trent, for trent means “thirty,” and thirty rivers should contribute to its stream, thirty different sorts of fish should live in it, and thirty abbeys be built on its banks.

…my name I take
That thirty doth import; thus thirty rivers make
My greatness…thirty abbeys great
Upon my fruitful banks times formerly did seat;
And thirty kinds of fish within my streams do live.
To me this name of Trent did from that number give.

   —Drayton: Polyolbion, xii. (1613), and xxvi. (1622).

Trent (Fred), the scapegrace brother of little Nell. “He was a young man of one and twenty; well-made, and certainly handsome, but dissipated, and insolent in air and bearing.” The mystery of Fred Trent and little Nell is cleared up in ch. lxix.—Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop (1840).

Tres (Scriptores). (See Scriptores, p. 973.)

Tresham (Mr.), senior partner of Mr. Osbaldistone, senior.—Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy (time, George II.).

Tresham (Richard, same as general Witherington, who first appears as Matthew Middlemas.

Richard Tresham, the son of general Witherington. He is also called Richard Middlemas.—Sir W. Scott: The Surgeon’s Daughter (time, George II.).

Tresham (Thorold lord), head of a noble race, whose boast was that “no blot had ever stained their ’scutcheon,” though the family ran back into pre-historic times. He was a young, unmarried man, with a sister Mildred, a girl of 14, living with him. His near neighbour, Henry earl of Mertoun, asked permission to pay his addresses to Mildred, and Thorold accepted the proposal with much pleasure. The old warrener next day told Thorold he had observed for several weeks that a young man climbed into Mildred’s chamber

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