(The Tailor Patched.) By Thomas Carlyle.
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