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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Loegria or Lo’gres.
England is so called by Geoffrey of Monmouth, from Logrine, eldest son of the mythical King Brute.   1
        “His [Brute’s] three sons divide the land by consent; Locrine had the middle part, Loëgra …”—Milton: History of England, bk. i.
“Thus Cambria to her right, what would herself restore,
And rather than to lose Loegria, looks for more.”
Drayton: Polyolbion, iv.
“Il est ecrit qu’il est une heure
Ou tont le royaume de Logres,
Qui jadis fut la terre es ogres,
Sera detruit par cette lance.”
Chretien de Troyes.



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