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 Roger.Rogue Ingrain (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Roge’ro, Ruggiero, or Rizieri
of Risa (in Orlando Furioso), was brother of Marph’sa, and son of Rogero and Galacella. He married Brad’amant. Charlemagne’s niece, but had no issue. Galacella being slain by Ag’olant and his sons, Rogero was nursed by a lioness. Rogero deserted from the Moorish army to the Christian Charles, and was baptised. His marriage with Bradamant and election to the crown of Bulgaria conclude the poem.   1
   Rogero was brought up by Atlantes, a magician, who gave him a shield of such dazzling splendour that everyone quailed who set eyes on it. Rogero, thinking it unknightly to carry a charmed shield, threw it into a well.   2
        “Who more courteous than Rogero?”—Cervantes: Don Quixote.
   Rogero (in Jerusalem Delivered), brother of Bœmond, and son of Roberto Guiscardo, of the Norman race, was one of the band of adventurers in the crusading army. Slain by Tisaphernes. (Bk. xx.)   3

 Roger.Rogue Ingrain (A). 


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