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Alonzo of Aʹguilarʹ

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When Fernando, King of Arʹagon, was laying siege to Granaʹda, after chasing Zaʹgal from the gates, he asked who would undertake to plant his banner on the heights. Alonzo, “the lowmost of the dons,” undertook the task, but was cut down by the Moors. His body was exposed in the wood of Oxijeʹra, and the Moorish damsels, struck with its beauty, buried it near the brook of Alpuxarra.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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