to love him in return. This broke the charm, and Thenot no longer felt that reverence of love he before entertained. Corin was skilled “in the dark, hidden virtuous use of herbs,” and says—

Of all green wounds I know the remedies
In men and cattle, be they stung by snakes,
Or charmed with powerful words of wicked art,
Or be they love-sick.
   —J. Fletcher: The Faithful Shepherdess, i. 1 (1610).

Corin, “strongest of mortal men,” and one of the suite of Brute (the first mythical king of Britain). (See Corineus.)

From Corin came it first? [i.e. the Cornish hug in wrestling].
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, i. (1612).

Corineus. Southey calls the word Cor-î-nuse; Spenser, sometimes Co-rin-nuse, and sometimes Co- rin-e-us ; Drayton calls the word Cor-i-ne-us. Corineus was one of the suite of Brute. He overthrew the giant Goëm-agot, for which achievement he was rewarded with the whole western horn of England, hence called Corinea, and the inhabitants Corineans. (See Corin.)
Corineus challenged the giant to wrestle with him. At the beginning of the encounter, Corineus and the giant standing front held each other strongly in their arms, and panted aloud for breath; but Goëmagot presently grasping Corineus with all his might broke three of his ribs, two on his right side and one on his left. At which Corineus, highly enraged, roused up his whole strength, and snatching up the giant, ran with him on his shoulders to the neighbouring shore, and getting on to the top of a high rock, hurled the monster into the sea.…The place where he fell is called Lam Goëmagot or Goëmagot’s Leap to this day.—Geoffrey: British History, i. 16 (1142).

When father Brute and Corineus set foot
On the White Island first.
   —Southey: Madoc, vi. (1805).

Corineus had that province utmost west
To him assigned.
   —Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii. 10 (1590).

N.B.—Drayton makes the name a word of four syllables, and throws the accent on the last but one.

which to their general then great Corineus had.
   —Drayton: Polyolbion, i. (1612).

Corinna, a Greek poetess of Bœotia, who gained a victory over Pindar at the public games (fl. B.C. 490).

…they raised
A tent of satin, elaborately wrought
With fair Corinna’s triumph.
   —Tennyson: The Princess, iii.

Corinna, daughter of Gripe the scrivener. She marries Dick Amlet.—Vanbrugh: The Confederacy (1695).

See lively Pope advance in jig and trip
“Corinna,” “Cherry,’ “Honeycomb,” and “Snip;”
Not without art, but yet to nature true,
She charms the town with humour just yet new.
   —Churchill: Rosciad (1761).

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