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 Livy of Portugal (The).Lizard (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
An innkeeper’s daughter in love with Elvi’no, a rich farmer: but Elvi’no loves Ami’na. Suspicious circumstances make the farmer renounce the hand of Amina and promise marriage to her rival; but Liza is shown to be the paramour of another, and Amina, being proved innocent, is married to the man who loves her. (Bellini: La Sonnambula.) Or LISA. (See ELVINO.)   1

 Livy of Portugal (The).Lizard (The). 


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