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Magnano

One of the leaders of the rabble that attacked Hudibras at a bear-baiting. The character is a satire on Simeon Wait, a tinker and Independent preacher. (Hudibras, pt. i. 2.) He calls Cromwell the “archangel who did battle with the devil.”

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