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 Isaf.I’sengrin or Sir Isgrim, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Isenbras or Sir Isumbras.
A hero of mediæval romance, first proud and presumptuous, when he was visited by all sorts of punishments; afterwards penitent and humble, when his afflictions were turned into blessings. It was in this latter stage that he one day carried on his horse two children of a poor woodman across a ford. (See YSAMBRAS.)   1
“I warne you first at the begynninge
That I will make no vain carpinge [talk]
Of deeds of armys ne of amours,
As dus mynstrellës and jestours,
That mak&ymacr;s carpinge in many a place
Of Octoriane and Isembrase.”
William of Nassington.

 Isaf.I’sengrin or Sir Isgrim, 


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