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 Rowe’na.Rowley (Thomas). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(See ROLAND.)   1
   Childe Rowland. Youngest brother of the “fair burd Helen.” Guided by Merlin, he undertook to bring back his sister from Elf-land, whither the fairies had carried her, and succeeded in his perilous exploit. (Ancient Scotch ballad.)   2
“Childe Rowland to the dark tower came;
His word was still ‘Fie, foh, and fum,
I smell the blood of a Britishman.’”
Shakespeare: King Lear, iii. 4.

 Rowe’na.Rowley (Thomas). 


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