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Palemon

“The pride of swains” in Thomson's Autumn; a poetical representation of Boaz, while the “lovely young Lavinia” is Ruth.

Palemon,
in love with the captain's daughter, in Falconer's Shipwreck.

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