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 Alasnam’s Mirror.Alauda. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alas’tor.
 
The evil genius of a house: a Nemesis. Cicero says: “Who meditated killing himself that he might become the Alastor of Augustus, whom he hated.” Shelley has a poem entitled “Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude. The word is Greek (alastr, the aveng ïng god, a title applied to Zeus); the Romans had their Jupiter Vindex; and we read in the Bible, “Vengeance is mine. I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom. xii. 19).   1
 


 Alasnam’s Mirror.Alauda. 

 
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