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Ferdinanʹdo

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A brave soldier who obtained a complete victory over the King of Morocco and Grenaʹda, near Tariʹfa, in 1340. Being in love with Leonoʹra de Guzman, Alfonso XI., whose life he had saved in the battle, created him Count of Zamoʹra and Marquis of Montreal, and gave him the hand of Leonora in marriage. No sooner was this done, than Ferdinando discovered that Leonora was the king’s mistress; so he restored his ranks and honours to the king, repudiated his bride, and retired to the monastery of St. James of Compostella. Leonora entered the same monastery as a novice, obtained the forgiveness of Ferdinando, and died. (Donizetti’s opera of La Favoriʹta.)

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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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