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Caleb

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The enchantress who carried off St. George in infancy.

Caleb, in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for Lord Grey of Wark (Northumberland), one of the adherents of the Duke of Monmouth.

“And, therefore, in the name of dulness, be

The well-hung Balaam [Earl of Huntingdon] and old Caleb free.”


Lines 512–13.

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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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