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Bellisant

Sister to King Pepin of France, wife of Alexander, Emperor of Constantinople. Being accused of infidelity, the emperor banished her, and she became the mother of Valentine and Orson. (Valentine and Orson.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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