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Amʹoret

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brought up by Venus in the courts of love. She is the type of female loveliness—young, handsome, gay, witty, and good; soft as a rose, sweet as a violet, chaste as a lily, gentle as a dove, loving everybody and by all beloved. She is no Diana to makegods and men fear her stern frown”; no Minerva to “freeze her foes into congealed stone with rigid looks of chaste austerity”; but a living, breathing virgin, with a warm heart, and beaming eye, and passions strong, and all that man can wish and woman want. She becomes the loving, tender wife of Sir Scuʹdamore. Timʹias finds her in the arms of Corflambo (sensual passion); combats the monster unsuccessfully, but wounds the lady.—Spenser: Faëry Queen, book iii.

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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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Ammonian Horn (The)
Ammonites
Amon’s Son (in Orlando Furioso)
Amoret
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Amorous (The)
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Amphialus
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