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Saragoz'a

The Maid of Saragoza. Augustina, who was only twenty-two when, her lover being shot, she mounted the battery in his place. The French, after besieging the town for two months, had to retreat, August 15th, 1808

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