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Fontaraʹbia

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Now called Fuenterrabia (in Latin, Fons rapʹidus), near the Gulf of Gasʹcony. Here, according to Mariaʹna and other Spanish historians, Charlemagne and all his chivalry fell by the sword of the Spanish Saracens. Mezʹeray and the French writers say that, the rear of the king’s army being cut to pieces, Charlemagne returned and revenged their death by a complete victory.

“When Charlemagne with all his peerage fell

By Fontarabia.”


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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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