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 Madge Wildfire.Madness. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Madman.
 
Macedonia’s madman. Alexander the Great. (B.C. 356, 336-323.)   1
   The brilliant madman or Madman of the North. Charles XII. of Sweden. (1682, 1697–1718.)   2
       
“Heroes are much the same, the point’s agreed
From Macedonia’s madman to the Swede [Charles XII.].”
       
Pope: Essdy on Man, iv.
 


 Madge Wildfire.Madness. 

 
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