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 Aconite.Acra’tes (3 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Acra’sia (Self-indulgence).
 
An enchantress who lived in the “Bower of Bliss,” situate in “Wandering Island” She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes.—Spenser: Faëry Queen, ii. 12.   1
 


 Aconite.Acra’tes (3 syl.), 

 
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