Tribulation to Tripe

Tribulation [Wholesome], a pastor of Amsterdam, who thinks “the end will sanctify the means,” and uses “the children of perdition” to promote his own object, which he calls the “work of God.” He is one of the dupes of Subtle “the alchemist” and his factotum Face.—Ben Jonson: The Alchemist (1610).

Tribune of the People (The), John Bright (1811–1889).

Tricolour, the national badge of France since 1789. It consists of the Bourbon white cockade, and the blue and red cockade of the city of Paris combined. It was Lafayette who devised this symbolical union of king and people, and when he presented it to the nation, “Gentleman,” said he, “I bring you a cockade that shall make the tour of the world.” (See Stornello Verses, p. 1048.)

If you will wear a livery, let it at least be that of the city of Paris, blue and red, my friends.—Dumas: Six Years Afterwards, xv. (1846).

Tricoteuses de Robespierre (Les), femmes qui assistaient en tricotant aux séances de la Convention, des clubs populaires, et du tribunal révolutionnaire. Encouragées par la commune, elles se portèrent à de tels excés qu’on les surnomma les Furies de la guillotine. Elles disparurent avec la société des Jacobins.—Bouillet: Dict. Universel.

Triermain (The Bridal of), a poem by sir Walter Scott, in four cantos, with introduction and conclusion (1813). In the introduction, Arthur is represented as the person who tells the tale to Lucy, his bride.

The tale is as follows: Gyneth, a natur al daughter of king Arthur and Guendolen, was promised in marriage to the bravest knight in a tournament; but she suffered so many combatants to fall without dropping the warder, that Merlin threw her into an enchanted sleep, from which she was not to wake till a knight as brave as those who had fallen claimed her in marriage. After the lapse of 500 years, sir Roland de Vaux, baron of Triermain, undertook to break the spell, but had first to overcome four temptations, viz. fear, avarice, pleasure, and ambition. Having come off more than conqueror, Gyneth awoke, and became his bride.

Trifaldi (The countess), c alled “The Afflicted Duenna” of the princess Antonomasià (heiress to the throne of Candaya). She was called Trifaldi from her robe, which was divided into three triangles, each of which was supported by a page. The face of this duenna was, by the enchantment of the giant Malambruno, covered with a large, rough beard, but when don Quixote mounted Clavileno the Winged, “the enchantment was dissolved.”

The renowned knight don Quixote de la Mancha hath achieved the adventure merely by attempting it. Malambruno is appeased, and the chin of the Dolorida duena is again beardless.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, II. iii. 4, 5 (1615).

Trifaldin of the “Bushy Beard” (white as snow), the gigantic ’squire of “The Afflicted Duenna” the countess Trifaldi.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, II. iii. 4 (1615).

Trifle (Miss Penelopê), an old maiden sister of sir. Penurious Trifle. Stiff as a ramrod, prim as fine airs and graces could make her, fond of long words, and delighting in phrases modelled in true Johnsonian ponderosity.

Miss Sukey Trifle, daughter of sir Penurious, tricked into marriage with Mr. Hartop, a young spendthrift, who fell in love with her fortune.

Sir Penurious Trifle is not introduced, but Hartop assumes his character, and makes him fond of telling stale and pointless stories. He addresses sir Gregory as “you knight.”—Foote: The Knights (1754).

Trilby, a novel by Du Maurier, in eight parts (1895). The heroine is Trilby O’Ferrall, and the hero “Little Billee,” that is William Bagot, son of a widow in Devonshire. Trilby was the daughter of Mr. O’Ferrall,

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