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 Mejnoun and Leiiak.Mel’ancholy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Melampode (3 syl.).
 
Black hellebore; so called from Melampus, a famous soothsayer and physician, who cured with it the daughters of Prætus of their melancholy. (Virgil: Georgics, iii. 550.)   1
       
“My seely sheep, like well below,
They need not melampode;
For they been hale enough I trow.
And liken their abode.”
       
Spenser: Eclogue vii.
 


 Mejnoun and Leiiak.Mel’ancholy. 

 
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