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 Melisen’dra.Mell Supper. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Melis’sa (in Orlando Furioso).
The prophetess who lived in Merlin’s cave. Brad’amant gave her the enchanted ring to take to Roge’ro; so, assuming the form of Atlants, she went to Alci’na’s island, and not only delivered Roge’ro, but disenchanted all the forms metamorphosed in the island. In book xix. she assumes the form of Rodomont, and persuades Agramant to break the league which was to settle the contest by single combat. A general battle ensues.   1

 Melisen’dra.Mell Supper. 


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