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 Or’gon.O’riande [O’-re-ond]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The beloved of Am’adis of Gaul, who called himself Beltene’bros when he retired to the Poor Rock. (Am’adis de Gaul, ii. 6.)   1
   Queen Elizabeth is sometimes called the “peerless Oriana,” especially in the madrigals entitled the Triumphs of Oria’na (1601).   2
   Oria’na. The nurseling of a lioness, with whom Esplandian, son of Oria’na and Am’adis of Gaul, fell in love, and for whom he underwent all his perils and exploits. She is represented as the fairest, gentlest, and most faithful of womankind.   3

 Or’gon.O’riande [O’-re-ond]. 


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