H---. The philologist portrayed in the Parisian painting that is attributed to Lucien Simon (q.v.) in "Scandal" is probably Edmond Huguet. No such picture has been identified among Lucien Simon's works, but Huguet was real enough. Born at Le Blanc, France, in 1863 and died at Paris in 1948, he studied at the Collèges de Châtellerault, at the lycées d'Amiens and Saint Louis in Paris, and the École Normale Supérieure (Section des Lettres). He began teaching at the Lycée de Châteauroux but was soon called to Paris where he obtained the docteur dès lettres in 1894 with his thesis: Étude sur la syntaxe de Rabelais comparée à celle des autres prosateurs de 1450 à 1550 et Quomodo Jacobi Amyot sermonem quidam d'Audiguier emendaverit. Huguet specialized in French philology, particularly in the language of the sixteenth century, joining the Faculté des Lettres de Caen in 1894 and then the Sorbonne in 1910. He published many philological studies, his masterpiece being the seven-volume Dictionnaire de la Langue Française du XVI Siècle. Reportedly an officer of the Légion d'Honneur, he married Marguerite Desponds, the daughter of Georges Despond who was an importer of Le Havre. S: Sca
H---, BARON. The art collector in "The Marriage of Phaedra" who owns Hugh Treffinger's painting, Saint Cecilia, and sundry other Treffinger studies. No prototype has been identified. S: Ma
H---, LORD. A friend of Gabrielle Longstreet de Couçy who lives on the Riviera. In "The Old Beauty" Henry Seabury summons the gallant old gentleman, and he arrives in time to accompany her coffin to Père-la-chaise. No prototype has been identified. S: OB 1, 12
H---, MADAME. Probably Madame Edmond Huguet (see H---). Like her famous husband, she is depicted in the painting attributed to Lucien Simon (q.v.) in "Scandal."S: Sca
HACK. See BUS
HAGAR AND ISHMAEL. The chromo (chromolithograph) hanging on Mrs. Dow's wall ( "The Joy of Nelly Deane") is probably a reproduction of the picture by Hugues Merle ( 1823-1881) now housed in the French Gallery, London. It was
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