(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.
daughter of Colonel Achilles Kirkpatrick, and Rose Garden
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