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Gloriaʹna. (Queen Elizabeth considered as a sovereign.)

Spenser says in his Faërie Queene that she kept an annual feast for twelve days, during which time adventures appeared before her to undertake whatever task she chose to impose upon them. On one occasion twelve knights presented themselves before her, and their exploits form the scheme of Spenser’s allegory. The poet intended to give a separate book to each knight, but only six and a half books remain.

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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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Gleek
Gleichen (The Count de)
Gleipnir
Glencoe
Glendoveor
Glendower (Owen)
Glim
Globe of Glass (Reynard’s)
Gloria
Gloria in Excelsis
Gloriana. (Queen Elizabeth considered as a sovereign.)
Glorious John
Glorious First of June
Glorious Uncertainty of the Law (The)
Glory
Glory Demon (The)
Glory Hand
Glory be to the Father
Glossin (Lawyer)
Gloucester
Glove

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Gloriana