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Amazia

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meant for Charles II., in Pordage’s poem of Azaria and Hushai. We are told by the poet, “his father’s murtherers he destroyed;” and then he preposterously adds—

“Beloved of all, for merciful was he,

Like God, in the superlative degree.”

To say that such a selfish, promise-breaking, impious libertine was “like God, in the superlative degree,” is an outrage against even poetical licence and court flattery.

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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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Amalthea’s Horn
Amanda
Amarant
Amaranth
Amaryllis
Amasis (Ring of)
Amati
Amaurot (Greek, the shadowy or unknown place)
Amaurote
Amazement
Amazia
Amazon
Amazonia
Amazonian Chin (An)
Ambassador
Amber
Ambérabad
Ambes-as
Ambi-dexter
Ambition
Ambree (Mary)