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 Eleat’ic Philosophy.Elector. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elecampane and Amrida.
 
Sweetmeats which confer immortality (Latin, helenium campna or inula campna). Pliny tells us the plant so called sprang from Helen’s tears. The sweetmeat so called is a coarse sugar-candy. There was also an electuary so called, said to cure wounds given in fight.
       
“Here, take this essence of elecampane;
Rise up, Sir George, and fight again.”
       
Miracle Play of St. George.
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 Eleat’ic Philosophy.Elector. 

 
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