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Argeʹo (in Orlando Furioso)

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Baron of Servia, and husband of Gabriʹna. He is a sort of Potiphar. His wife tried to seduce Philander, a young Dutch knight, and failing in her effort, she accused him to her husband of adultery; whereupon Argeʹo threw the “faithless guest” into durance. In the course of time Gabriʹna implored the young captive to defend her against a wicked knight who had assailed her virtue. He consented to be her champion, and was placed in concealment. Presently a knight drew near, and Philander, rushing on him, dispatched him; but the supposed “adulterer” was, in reality, Argeʹo himself, and Gabriʹna, being now a widow, was free to marry her DutchJoseph.”

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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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