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 Fracassus.Frame of Mind. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fradu’bio [Brother Doubt],
 
says Spenser, wooed and won Duessa (False-faith); but one day, while she was bathing, discovered her to be a “filthy old hag,” and resolved to leave her. False-faith instantly metamorphosed him into a tree, and he will never be relieved till “he can be bathed from the well of living water.” (Faërie Queene, book i. 2.)   1
 


 Fracassus.Frame of Mind. 

 
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