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Alvina Weeps


or “Hark! Alvina weeps,” i.e. the wind howls loudly, a Flemish saying. Alvina was the daughter of ā king, who was cursed by her parents because she married unsuitably. From that day she roamed about the air invisible to the eye of man, but her moans are audible.

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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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Altamorus (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Altan Kol
Altar (An)
Alter ego
Althæa’s Brand
Althea (Divine)
Altisidora (in the “Curious Impertinent”)
Alto relievo
Alvina Weeps
Alyface (Annot)
Alzirdo (in Orlando Furioso)
A.M. or M.A
Amadis of Gaul
Amadis of Greece
Amalfitan Code
Amalthea’s Horn