- Bellenden, Lady Margaret tiresomely repeats story of Charles II’s visit. [Br. Lit.: Old Mortality ]
- Bovary, Charles “dull-witted husband reeked of medicine and drugs.” [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary ]
- Dryasdust, Rev. imaginary preface writer with wooden style. [Br. Lit.: Wheeler, 108]
- Warburton, Lord Isabel’s kindly, thoughtful, but overly boring suitor. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady, Magill I, 766–768]
- Welland, May “correct but unexciting personality.” [Am. Lit.: The Age of Innocence ]
Boxing (See PUGILISM .)
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