Youngest brother of the “fair burd Helen.” Guided by Merlin, he
undertook to bring back his sister from Elf-land, whither the fairies
had carried her, and succeeded in his perilous exploit. (Ancient
Childe Rowland to the dark tower came;
His word was still `Fie, foh, and fum,
I smell the blood of a Britishman.'
Shakespeare: King Lear, iii. 4.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Rowland from Infoplease:
- Henry Augustus Rowland - Rowland, Henry Augustus Rowland, Henry Augustus , 1848–1901, American physicist, b. ...
- F. Sherwood (Sherry) Rowland - F. Sherwood (Sherry) Rowland chemist, Nobel laureate Born: June 28, 1927 Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio ...
- Gena Rowlands - Gena Rowlands (Virginia Rowlands) actress Born: 6/19/1934 Birthplace: Cambria, Wisconsin Rowlands ...
- Sir Rowland Hill - Hill, Sir Rowland Hill, Sir Rowland, 1795–1879, English educator, inventor, and postal ...
- Eric Rowland Gill - Gill, Eric Rowland Gill, Eric Rowland, 1882–1940, English sculptor, wood engraver, ...
24 X 7
||24 x 7 Tutor Availability
||Unlimited Online Tutoring