is Carlyle himself, and Entepfuhl is his native village of
Ecclefechan. The Rose Goddess, according to Froude, is Margaret
Gordon, but Strachey is Blumine, i.e. Kitty Kirkpatrick,
daughter of Colonel Achilles Kirkpatrick, and Rose Garden is
Strachey's garden at Shooter's Hill. The duenna is Mrs. Strachey.
are Mr. and Mrs. Buller, and Toughgut is Charles Buller. Philistine is the Rev. Edward Irving.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894