Lady Wronghead, wife of sir Francis; a country dame, who comes to London, where she squanders money on worthless objects, and expects to get into society. Happily, she is persuaded by Manly to return home before the affairs of her husband are wholly desperate.
Squire Richard [Wronghead], eldest son of sir Francis, a country bumpkin.
Miss Jenny [Wronghead], eldest daughter of sir Francis; a silly girl, who thinks it would be a fine thing to be called a countess, and therefore becomes the dupe of one Basset, a swindler, who calls himself a count.Vanbrugh and Cibber: The Provoked Husband (1726).
Würzburg on the Stein, Hochheim on the Main, and Bacharach on the Rhine grow the three best wines of Germany. The first is called Steinwine, the second hock, and the third muscadine.
Wuthering Heights, a novel by Emily Bronté (1847).
Wyat. Henry Wyat was imprisoned by Richard III., and when almost starved, a cat appeared at the windowgrating, and dropped a dove into his hand. This occurred day after day, and Wyat induced the warder to cook for him the doves thus wonderfully obtained.
Elijah the Tishbite, while he lay hidden at the brook Cherith, was fed by ravens, who brought bread and flesh every morning and evening.1 Kings xvii. 6.
In my Dictionary of Miracles, twentyone similar examples are recorded, pp. 126129.
Wylie (Andrew), ex-clerk of bailie Nicol Jarvie.Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy (time, George I.).
Wynebgwrthucher, the shield of king Arthur.The Mabinogion (Kilhwch and Olwen, twelfth century).
Wynkyn de Worde, the second printer in London (from 14911534). The first was Caxton (from 14761491). Wynkyn de Worde assisted Caxton in the new art of printing.
Wyoming, in Pennsylvania, purchased by an American company from the Delaware Indians. It was settled by an American colony but being subject to constant attacks from the savages, the colony armed in self-defence. In 1778 most of the able-bodied men were called to join the army of Washington, and in the summer of that year an army of British and Indian allies, led by colonel Butler, attacked the settlement, massacred the inhabitants, and burnt their houses to the ground.
Campbell has made this the subject of a poem entitled Gertrude of Wyoming, but he miscalls the place Wyoming, and makes Brandt, instead of Butler, the leader of the attack.
once the loveliest land of all
That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Campbell: Gertrude of Wyoming, i. (1809).
Wyvill (William de), a steward of the field at the tournament.Sir W. Scott: Ivanhoe (time, Richard I.).
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