Trovatore to Tulchan Bishops

Trovatore or “The Troubadour” is Manrico, the supposed son of Azucena the gipsy, but in reality the son of Ga rzia (brother of the conte di Luna). The princess Leonora falls in love with the troubadour, but the count, entertaining a base passion for her, is about to put Manrico to death, when Leonora intercedes on his behalf, and promises to give herself to him if he will spare her lover. The count consents; but while he goes to release his captive, Leonora kills herself by sueking poison from a ring. When Manrico discovers this sad calamity, he dies also.—Verdi: Il Trouvatore (1853).

(This opera is based on the drama of Gargia Guttierez, a fifteenth-century story.)

Troxartas, king of the mice and father of Psycarpax who was drowned. The word means “breadester.”

Fix their counsel…
Where great Troxartas crowned in glory reigns…
Psycarpax’ father, father now no more!
   —Parnell: Battle of the Frogs and Mice, i. (about 1712).

Troy’s Six Gates were (according to Theobald) Dardan, Thymbria, Ilia, Scæa, Trojan, and Antenoridês.

Priam’s six-gated city:
Dardan, and Tymbria, Helias, Chetas, Troien,
And Antenoridês.
   —Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (prol., 1602).

His cyte compassed enuyrowne
Hadde gates VI. to entre into the to towne.
The firste of all…was…called Dardanydes;
…Tymbria was named the seconde;
And the thyrde called Helyas;
The fourthe gate hyghte also Cetheas;
The fyfthe Trojana; syxth Anthonydês:
   —Lydgate: Troy Boke (1513).

Troynovant or New Troy, London. This blunder arose from a confusion of the old British tri-nouhant, meaning “new town,” with troy novant, “new Troy.” This blunder gave rise to the historic fable about Brute, a descendant of Æneas, colonizing the island.

For noble Britons sprong from Trojans bold,
And Troy-novant was built of old Troyes ashes cold.
   —Spenser: Faërie Queene, iii, 3 (1590).

Trudge, in Love in a Bottle, by Farquhar (1698).

True Love Requited. (See Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington, p. 82.)

True Thomas, Thomas the Rhymer. So called from his prophecies, the most noted of which was his prediction of the death of Alexander III. of Scotland, made to the earl of March. It is recorded in the Scotichronicon of Fordun (1430).

Trurworth, brother of Lydia, and friend of sir William Fondlove.—Knowles: The Love-Chase (1837).

Trull (Dolly). Captain Macheath says of her, “She is always so taken up with stealing hearts, that she does not allow herself time to steal anything else” (act ii. 1).—Gay: The Beggar’s Opera (1727).

Trulla, the daughter of James Spenser, a quaker. She was first dishonoured by her father, and then by Simeon Wait (orMagnano) the tinker.

He Trulla loved, Trulla more bright
Than burnished armour of her knight;
A bold virago, stout and tall
As Joan of France or English Mall.
   —S. Butter: Hudibras, i, 2 (1663).

Trulliber (Parson), a fat clergyman; ignorant, selfish, and slothful.—Fielding: The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (1742).

Person Barnabas, Parson Trulliber, sir Wilful Witwould, sir Francis Wronghead, squire Western, squire Sullen; such were the people who composed the main strength of the tory party for sixty years after the Revolution.—Macaulay.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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