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Amiʹna

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An orphan adopted by a miller, and beloved by Elviʹno, a rich farmer. The night before her espousals she is found in the bed of Count Rodolpho, and is renounced by her betrothed husband. The count explains to the young farmer and his friends that Amiʹna is innocent, and has wandered in her sleep. While he is still talking, the orphan is seen getting out of the window of the mill, and walking in her sleep along the edge of the roof under which the mill wheel is rapidly revolving. She crosses a crazy bridge, and comes among the spectators. In a few minutes she awakes, flies to Elviʹno, and is claimed by him as his beloved and innocent bride.—Belliʹni’s best opera, La Sonnambula.

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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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American Peculiarities:
American States
American States
Amethea
Amethyst
Amiable Numbers
Amicable Numbers
Amicus curiæ (Latin, a friend to the court)
Amiel
Amiens
Amina
Aminadab
Amine
Aminte
Amiral
Amlet (Richard)
Ammon
Ammonian Horn (The)
Ammonites
Amon’s Son (in Orlando Furioso)
Amoret

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