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Amʹiel (3 syl.)

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A form of the name Eliam (friend of God). In Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel it is meant for Sir Edward Seymour, Speaker of the House of Commons. (2 Sam. xxii. 34.)

“Who can Amiel’s praise refuse?


Of ancient race by birth, but nobler yet

In his own worth, and without title great.

The Sanhedrim long time as chief he ruled,

Their reason guided and their passion cooled.”


Dryden; Absalom and Achitophel, i. 899–903.

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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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