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Mantle of Fidelity (The)

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A little boy one day presented himself before King Arthur, and showed him a curious mantle, “which would become no wife that was not leal.” Queen Guinever tried it, but it changed from green to red, and red to black, and seemed rent into shreds. Sir Kay’s lady tried it, but fared no better; others followed, but only Sir Cradock’s wife could wear it. (Percy: Reliques.) (See Chastity.)

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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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Manon Lescaut
Manor, Demesne
Mansard Roof
Mansfield
Mansion
Mantaccini
Mantalini (Madame)
Mantel-piece (A)
Mantible (Bridge of)
Mantiger
Mantle of Fidelity (The)
Mantra or Mintra (Persian mythology)
Mantuan Swain, Swan, or Bard (The)
Manucodiata (The)
Manumit
Manure
Many
Many a Mickle makes a Muckle
Many Men, Many Minds
Maori (The)
Mara