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Caleb

The enchantress who carried off St. George in infancy.

Caleb

in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, is meant for Lord Grey of Wark (Northumberland), one of the adherents of the Duke of Monmouth.

And, therefore, in the name of dulness, be
The well-hung Balaam [Earl of Huntingdon] and old Caleb free.

Lines 512-13.

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