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Eliʹab

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in the satire of Absalom and Achitophel, by Dryden and Tate, is meant for Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlingtón. Eliab was one of the chiefs of the Gadites who joined David at Ziklag. (1 Chron. xii. 9.)        

Hard the task to do Eliab right;


Long with the royal wanderer [Charles II.] he roved,

And firm in all the turns of fortune proved.”


Absatom and Achitophel, part ii. 986–8.

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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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