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Unformatted text preview: a new Rachel Rachel was the wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and was regarded in medieval times as prefiguring Christ.
now called Damascus the suggestion is that Damascus now stands where Eden once was.
O Alma Redemptoris Latin, meaning "O redemptive soul."
Odenatus the ruler of Palmyra.
Orpheus a musician who followed his wife, Eurydice, into the underworld and so influenced Hades with the beauty of his playing that he was allowed to take her back to the upper world.
palfrey a riding horse, in contrast to a work horse.
palfrey a topgrade riding horse, as contrasted to a work horse.
Pallas Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom.
Pamphilles (Pamphilus) the hero in a Latin dialogue about love called Pamphilus de Amore.
Penmark Point Arveragus' home on the rocky sea coast.
Phebus (Phoebus) Phoebus Apollo, the Greek god of light or sun.
Philosopher's Stone an imaginary substance sought by alchemists, who believed it to be capable of transmuting base metals into precious ones.
Phoebus Phoebus Apollo, the Greek god of light, or the sun.
Physiologus a collection of nature lore, describing both the natural and supernatural.
Piedmont, Saluzzo, Apennines, Lombardy, Monte Viso scenes in and around north central Italy where Petrarch lived and wrote.
placebo anything easy to swallow, pleasing, and acceptable, as is Placebo's advice to the Knight.
plumb your wif have sexual intercourse. ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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