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Charlemagne

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His nine wives were Hamiltrude, a poor Frankish woman, who bore him several children; Desiderata, who was divorced; Hildegarde, Fastrade (daughter of Count Rodolph the Saxon), and Luitgarde the German, all three of whom died before him, Maltegarde; Gersuinde the Saxon; Regiʹna; and Adalinda.

Charlemagne’s peers. (See Paladins.)

Charlemagne’s sword. La Joyeuse.

Faire Charlemagne. To carry off one’s winnings without giving the adversaries “their revenge.”

“Faire Charlemagne cʹest se retirer du jeu avec tout son gain, ne point donner de revanche. Charlemagne garda jusquʹà la fin toutes ses conquetes et quitta le jeu de la vie sans avoir rien rendu du fruit de ses victoires. Le joueur qui se retire tes mainspleins, fait comme Charlemagne.”—Genin: Recreations, i. 186.

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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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