Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Fontara’bia.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Now called Fuenterrabia (in Latin, Fons rap’idus), near the Gulf of Gas’cony. Here, according to Maria’na and other Spanish historians, Charlemagne and all his chivalry fell by the sword of the Spanish Saracens. Mez’eray and the French writers say that, the rear of the king’s army being cut to pieces, Charlemagne returned and revenged their death by a complete victory.   1
“When Charlemagne with all his peerage fell
By Fontarabia.”
Milton: Paradise Lost, book i. 587.



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