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Marphiʹsa (in Orlando Furioso)

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Sister of Rogeʹro, and a female knight of amazing prowess. She was brought up by a magician, but, being stolen at the age of seven, was sold to the king of Persia. The king assailed her virtue when she was eighteen, but she slew him, and seized the crown. She came to Gaul to join the army of Agʹramant, but hearing that Agramant’s father had murdered her mother Galacella, she entered the camp of Charlemagne, and was baptised.

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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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