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Blacheʹfleur

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The heroine of Boccaccio’s prose romance called Il Filocopo. Her lover, Florēs, is Boccaccio himself, and Blanchefleur was a young lady passionately beloved by him, the natural daughter of King Robert. The story of Blanchefleur and Florēs is substantially the same as that of Dorʹigen and Aurelius by Chaucer, and that of Dianoʹra and Ansaldo in the Decameron. (See Dianora and Dorigen.)

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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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