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Mantuan Swain, Swan

or Bard (The). Virgil, a native of Mantua, in Italy. Besides his great Latin epic, he wrote pastorals and Georgics.

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