Miss [Isabella] Wardle, daughter of Mr. Wardle. She marries Augustus Snodgrass, M.P.C.

Miss Emily Wardle, daughter of Mr. Wardle. She marries Mr. Trundle.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Wardour (Sir Arthur), of Knockwinnock Castle.

Isabella Wardour, daughter of sir Arthur. She marries lord Geraldin.

Captain Reginald Wardour, son of sir Arthur. He is in the army.

Sir Richard Wardour or “Richard with the Red Hand,” an ancestor of sir Arthur.—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary (time, George III.).

Ware (Bed of). (See BED OF WARE, p. 101.)

A mighty large bed [the bed of honour], bigger by half than the great bed of Ware; ten thousand people may lie in it together and never feel one another.—Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer (1707).

The bed of Og king of Bashan, which was fourteen feet long, and a little more than six feet wide, was considerably smaller than the great bed of Ware.

His bedstead was a bedstead of iron…nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.—Deut. iii. II.

Waring (Sir Walter), a justice of the peace, whose knowledge of the law was derived from Matthew Medley. His sentences were justices’ justice, influenced by prejudice and personal feeling. An ugly old hag would have found from him but scant mercy, while a pretty girl could hardly do wrong in sir Walter’s code of law.—Dudley: The Woodman (1771).

Waring, a poem by Robert Browning. Waring was Mr. Alfred Domett, C.M.G., son of captain Nathaniel Domett, born at Camberwell, May 20, 1811. He was a great traveller, and in 1842 settled in New Zealand, and became secretary of that country (1851). He was elected to the House of Representatives, and in 1862 he formed a government. His chief literary work is Ranolf and Amohia, full of descriptions of New Zealand scenery. His volume of poems was published in 1833, before he went to America.

What’s become of Waring,
Since he gave us all the slip?
   —Browning: Waring.

Browning, vol. xvii. p. 285, Biographical Notes.

Warman, steward of Robin Hood while earl of Huntingdon. He betrayed his master into the hands of Gilbert Hoode (or Hood), a prior, Robin’s uncle. King John rewarded Warman for this treachery by appointing him high sheriff of Nottingham.

The ill-fact miser, bribed on either hand,
Is Warman. one the steward of his house,
Who, Judas-like, betraies his liberall lord
Into the hands of that relentlesse prior
Calde Gilbert Hoode, uncle of Huntington.
   —Skelton: Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntington.

(Henry VIII.)

Warming-Pan Hero (The), Ja mes Francis Edward Stuart, son of James II. by Mary Beatrice of Modena. Mary d’Este, the wife of James II., never had a living child, but this natural child of James II. was conveyed to her in a warming-pan, with the intention of her passing it off as her own. The Warming-Pan Hero was the first Pretender.—See Macaulay: History of England, ii. 308 (1861): Agnes Strickland: Queens of England, vi. 213, 243 (1849).

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