Echepron’s fable of The Shoemaker and a Ha’porth of Milk, in Rabelais; The Milkmaid and her Pail of Milk, Dodsley; and Perrette et le Pot au Lait, by La Fontaine, are similar fables.

The leading ideas of Malvolio, in his humour of state, bear a strong resemblance to those of Alnaschar, and some of the expressions are very similar, too.—Tyrwhit.

To indulge in Alnaschar-like dreams of compound interest ad infinitum.&
   —The Times

The Alnaschar of Modern Literature, S. Taylor Coleridge, who dreamt his Kubla Khan (q.v.), and wrote it out next morning from memory (1772–1834).

Most likely he had been reading Purchas’s Pilgrimage, which recurred to him in his dreams. None can doubt the resemblance of the two poems.

Alnecma or Alnecmacht, ancient name of Connaught.

In Alnecma was the warrior honoured, the first of the race of Bolga [the Belgœ of South Ireland].
   —Ossian: Temora, ii.

Aloadin , a sorcerer, who made for himself a palace and garden in Arabia called “The Earthly Paradise.” Thalaba slew him with a club, and the scene of enchantment disappeared.—Southey: Thalaba the Destroyer, vii. (1797).

A. L. O. E. (that is, A L[ady] O[f] E[ngland]), Miss Charlotte Tucker (1821–1893).

Alonso, king of Naples, father of Ferdinand and brother of Sebastian, in The Tempest, by Shakespeare (1609).

ALONZO the brave, the name of a ballad by M. G. Lewis. The fair Imogen was betrothed to Alonzo, but, during his absence in the wars, became the bride of another. At the wedding feast Alonzo’s ghost sat beside the bride, and, after rebuking her for her infidelity, carried her off to the grave.

Alonzo the brave was the name of the knight; The maid was the fair Imogen.
   —M. G. Lewis (1775–1818).

Alonzo, a Portuguese gentleman, the sworn enemy of the vainglorious Duarte , in the drama called The Custom of the Country, by Beaumont and Fletcher (published in 1647).

Alonzo, the husband of Cora. He is a brave Peruvian knight, the friend of Rolla, and beloved by king Ataliba. Alonzo, being taken prisoner of war, is set at liberty by Rolla, who changes clothes with him. At the end he fights with Pizarro and kills him.—Sheridan: Pizarro (altered from Kotzebue) (1799).

Alonzo (Don), “the conqueror of Afric,” friend of don Carlos, and husband of Leonora. (For the plot, see Zanga.)—Young: The Revenge (1721).

Alonzo Fernandez de Avellaneda, author of a spurious Don Quixote, who makes a third sally. This was published during the lifetime of Cervantes, and caused him great annoyance.

Alp, a Venetian renegade, who was commander of the Turkish army in the siege of Corinth. He loved Francesca, daughter of old Minotti, governor of Corinth, but she refused to marry a renegade and apostate. Alp was shot in the siege, and Francesca died of a broken heart.—Byron: Siege of Corinth (1816).

Alph, a river in Xanadu, mentioned by Coleridge in his Kubla Khan.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree,
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran,
Thro’ caverns measureless to man,
Down to a sunless sea.
   —Kubla Khan.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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